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by Ceisiwr
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: About "masculine faculties", "manly effort" etc.
Replies: 12
Views: 334

Re: About "masculine faculties", "manly effort" etc.

Masculinity and femininity do have a genetic component as well as a cultural one. I feel the Buddha is probably referring to both. When saying you need a “manly effort” I feel the Buddha is merely speaking in terms which would arouse effort in a male dominated audience. I wouldn’t read too much into...
by Ceisiwr
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Religious tolerance
Replies: 11
Views: 179

Re: Religious tolerance

I would say it depends on the religion
by Ceisiwr
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Religion of peace
Replies: 69
Views: 1897

Re: Religion of peace

Dan74 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:59 pm
Summary:

Islam - bad.
Buddhism - good.
I mean yeah, although Islam isn’t completely awful. It does have some nice bits.
by Ceisiwr
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Religion of peace
Replies: 69
Views: 1897

Re: Religion of peace

Grigoris wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:48 pm
Ceisiwr wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:11 pm
Which was done so despite the Dhamma. Atrocities have been committed because of Islam.
And how much difference do you believe that this makes to the victims?

None, but it’s very relevant to our discussion.
by Ceisiwr
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Religion of peace
Replies: 69
Views: 1897

Re: Religion of peace

However, I lived in a 60% Muslim country for two years for work. Fine place and I made friendships with people of all beliefs. If you think so , fines . I don't have to migrate to Muslims country , I live here with majority Muslims . I don't want to migrate to any country either . I am not well equ...
by Ceisiwr
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Religion of peace
Replies: 69
Views: 1897

Re: Religion of peace

The article also seems to miss the point somewhat. It’s not a question of if Buddhists have been horrid and Muslims saintly. The question is if there is a logical pathway between the Dhamma and being violent or not and if there is a logical pathway between Islam and being violent, or not? For the Dh...
by Ceisiwr
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Religion of peace
Replies: 69
Views: 1897

Re: Religion of peace

Please point out the contradiction, because what i said was that it wasn’t a stereotype but even if it were all stereotypes contain a grain of truth. So, once again, where is the contradiction? You started by saying "It is not a streotype..." and then engaged in stereotyping, while lauding stereoty...
by Ceisiwr
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Religion of peace
Replies: 69
Views: 1897

Re: Religion of peace

https://tricycle.org/magazine/monks-met-muslims/?fbclid=IwAR2446D_-rDdgaJGaHuToAkdQqCiDOtsNt4eU9G0CpaU2ZA8gg6NyKA_ng0 When the Monks Met the Muslims In the popular imagination, Buddhism is synonymous with introspective peace, Islam with violent blind faith. But both conceptions are nothing more tha...
by Ceisiwr
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Religion of peace
Replies: 69
Views: 1897

Re: Religion of peace

https://tricycle.org/magazine/monks-met-muslims/?fbclid=IwAR2446D_-rDdgaJGaHuToAkdQqCiDOtsNt4eU9G0CpaU2ZA8gg6NyKA_ng0 When the Monks Met the Muslims In the popular imagination, Buddhism is synonymous with introspective peace, Islam with violent blind faith. But both conceptions are nothing more tha...
by Ceisiwr
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Idealism
Replies: 141
Views: 2464

Re: Idealism

Dinsdale There must be some basis for sense-objects "out there", which in the suttas is explained as (external) form. I don't see any other logical explanation for the sense-objects described in the suttas, ie sights, sounds, sensations, odours and flavours Ok so a quick one whilst on my lunch, all ...
by Ceisiwr
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Idealism
Replies: 141
Views: 2464

Re: Idealism

I don’t have time to reply to everyone’s points in full due to workload atm however I’d like to say that I’m not imposing my views on everyone. I’m not even 100% sure of them myself, it’s just something I’ve been moving towards as of late (I used to be a dualist). I certainly don’t think I’m the ar...
by Ceisiwr
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Idealism
Replies: 141
Views: 2464

Re: Idealism

I don’t have time to reply to everyone’s points in full due to workload atm however I’d like to say that I’m not imposing my views on everyone. I’m not even 100% sure of them myself, it’s just something I’ve been moving towards as of late (I used to be a dualist). I certainly don’t think I’m the arb...
by Ceisiwr
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Hello, I need help understanding "desire"
Replies: 24
Views: 614

Re: Hello, I need help understanding "desire"

The desire to practice the Noble Eight Fold Path is a good desire as it leads to the ending of all desire. This sutta addresses your question:

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .than.html
by Ceisiwr
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is death ?
Replies: 23
Views: 454

Re: What is death ?

Death can be the end of life for the physical body to the death of formless beings to the death of self in each mind moment. Death merely means “the end of”.
by Ceisiwr
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Seeing the dhamma without contacting Buddhism before hand
Replies: 24
Views: 455

Re: Seeing the dhamma without contacting Buddhism before hand

Pondera wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:19 am
:woohoo: And what if I tell you it’s a forgery? That the real meaning of Nirvana is an end to greed, hatred, and ignorance? That cessation of perception and feeling is simply the ninth jhana and nothing more?
It’s something to consider 🤷🏻‍♂️