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by clw_uk
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha enjoy a luxury life?
Replies: 9
Views: 604

Re: Did Buddha enjoy a luxury life?

Why? He doesn't own any of those things.
by clw_uk
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahant and Action
Replies: 27
Views: 306

Re: Arahant and Action

For example Buddha experienced back pain in his old age and died a painful death. As the Suttas say, it’s still dukkha. The complete freedom from dukkha is only found only when an Arahant dies. Well, call me confused then. “For him, all that is sensed, being unrelished, will grow cold right here. T...
by clw_uk
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahant and Action
Replies: 27
Views: 306

Re: Arahant and Action

Laurens wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:11 am
alfa wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:37 pm
If an arhant is free from desire, why does she have a desire to live? :shrug:
Why would she thus have the desire to die?

Remaining alive could just be allowing things to take their course without clinging...
That is an interesting take
by clw_uk
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Zombie Pigs
Replies: 12
Views: 152

Re: Zombie Pigs

JamesTheGiant wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:12 am
And may I add that Zombie Pigs is the most unlikely topic title I've ever seen on here. :twothumbsup:


Thanks lol
by clw_uk
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhist view on Christianity
Replies: 199
Views: 11813

Re: Buddhist view on Christianity

Back on the topic of Christianity; they have a long history of apologetics. Apologetics in one form or another can be found in all religions, but I'd argue at least in Buddhism most of the mythological elements are not part of the essential teachings (4NT are essential, Mt. Sineru is not). And then...
by clw_uk
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Zombie Pigs
Replies: 12
Views: 152

Zombie Pigs

This article got me thinking. How would rebirth be viewed if one day medical science progresses to the point of being to revive a corpse after being dead for a few hours, or even days? https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/04/17/714289322/scientists-restore-some-function-in-the-brains-of-de...
by clw_uk
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Dhamma and Science
Replies: 31
Views: 405

Re: The Dhamma and Science

Me too. I have utmost respect for scientists. It can't be a small amount dedication and effort that is required to become an expert in any field. :goodpost: Luckily the Dhamma and science do not contradict each other in any significant ways, so we don't have to choose. Sure about that? Rebirth, hun...
by clw_uk
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jellyfish and Buddha
Replies: 23
Views: 227

Re: Jellyfish and Buddha

They are biologically immortal. They aren’t completely immortal. They can still be injured and die.
by clw_uk
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Dhamma and Science
Replies: 31
Views: 405

Re: The Dhamma and Science

Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:21 am
The difference is:


The higher one's understanding in Science,
The higher one's ability to appreciate its
incompleteness.


The higher one's understanding in Buddha's Dhamma,
The higher one's the ability to appreciate its
completeness.

Huh?
by clw_uk
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 262

Re: Hello

Welcome.

I remember E-Sangha. I lasted a day :jumping:
by clw_uk
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Dhamma and Science
Replies: 31
Views: 405

The Dhamma and Science

How do we approach Suttas which go against current scientific knowledge? For example, modern science tells us that a Big Crunch and a cyclic universe is impossible due to the increasing rate of expansion of the universe. The only two options are the Big Rip or the Big Freeze. This contradicts the su...
by clw_uk
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhist view on Christianity
Replies: 199
Views: 11813

Re: Buddhist view on Christianity

DooDoot wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:15 pm
Sorry. I made a typo. Never reply to my posts quickly. I generally re-read and edit them. Thanks

I’ll remember that in the future :thumbsup:
by clw_uk
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhist view on Christianity
Replies: 199
Views: 11813

Re: Buddhist view on Christianity

Oh it was a typo. Never mind.

Sure, but that can apply to anyone. We gays aren’t a monolithic block. We all think and behave differently.
by clw_uk
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhist view on Christianity
Replies: 199
Views: 11813

Re: Buddhist view on Christianity

DooDoot Also, any religion, including Buddhism, needs to be careful gay people do not distort the path. If gay people are able to preach a sound doctrine of sexual morality, they will distort the path. What does this even mean? If I preach a sound doctrine of sexual morality how does that distort th...
by clw_uk
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhist view on Christianity
Replies: 199
Views: 11813

Re: Buddhist view on Christianity

DooDoot
They were creating a new religion. Since gay people do not bear children & future generations, obviously there is no point making an investment in gay people if you wish to start a new religion.
No need to go in the other direction either (condemnation).