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by Manopubbangama
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On Verification
Replies: 67
Views: 1410

Re: On Verification

We can all have our own opinions, but not our own Dhamma. Having our own Dhamma is not a "human right." The only human right is stream - entry, as SDA has stated. This thread is proof that the West is still addicted to moral relativism and is not ready for the boot-camp like approach that is require...
by Manopubbangama
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On Verification
Replies: 67
Views: 1410

Re: On Verification

DooDoot wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:26 pm

MN 38 above appears completely the opposite to the fundamentalism of the poster that calls themselves "Budo".
Just FYI, when you resort to ad-hominums it weakens your argument.
by Manopubbangama
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On Verification
Replies: 67
Views: 1410

Re: On Verification

Your guy, Harold Musson, was far more agile in slipping his ideas into his writings, and it actually takes a bit more work to tease out the fact that his ideas don't fit into the puzzle He is pretty forthcoming that he does not mean to fit the puzzle. I think his ideas are good to the extent that i...
by Manopubbangama
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On Verification
Replies: 67
Views: 1410

Re: On Verification

Adhammic is something that blatantly contradicts the Tipitika. Your guy, Harold Musson, was far more agile in slipping his ideas into his writings, and it actually takes a bit more work to tease out the fact that his ideas don't fit into the puzzle, whereas buddhadasa is clumsy and obviously counte...
by Manopubbangama
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings
Replies: 151
Views: 6374

Re: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings

. Sounds like ... Connections to other paths #0023 Theme: Small Nibbana (exactly the same thing as the "big" one, except duration?) Verbatim Excerpts from: Heart-wood from the Bo Tree by BUDDHADASA BHIKKHU http://www.meditation2.net/htdocs/Books/BhikkhuBuddhadasa_Heart_Wood_from_the_Bo_Tree.htm Dis...
by Manopubbangama
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Three Threats to Buddhism in Asia
Replies: 16
Views: 653

Re: Three Threats to Buddhism in Asia

Buddha said the biggest threat to Buddhism come from within. This. Buddhists historically have an incredible knack for routing Mohammadanism. Its aggressive inroads into Burma are not even making waves against a Nobel-Peace-Prize winning Pacifist. .... On the other side of the coin, I highly doubt ...
by Manopubbangama
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Rebirth might be real
Replies: 42
Views: 773

Re: Rebirth might be real

How can a file be transferred between one drive and another without a medium which serves as a bridge between them (a PC, a laptop, a wire, a cable, a card, a wi-fi signal, etc.)? It's more like this; https://s2.gifyu.com/images/giphyf01ad91d0943a3ac.gif Sankharas construct both the hardware and th...
by Manopubbangama
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Three Threats to Buddhism in Asia
Replies: 16
Views: 653

Re: Three Threats to Buddhism in Asia

Buddha said the biggest threat to Buddhism come from within. This. Buddhists historically have an incredible knack for routing Mohammadanism. Its aggressive inroads into Burma are not even making waves against a Nobel-Peace-Prize winning Pacifist. And the theology? With the murderous prophet who dr...
by Manopubbangama
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, May you all be peaceful...
Replies: 27
Views: 936

Re: Hello, May you all be peaceful...

SDA has taught much here, and many have learned from him. He is a Buddhist. Actually, I have not noticed many teachings at all. Just trite remarks, copy & paste and novice questions about SN 44.10. My welcome to SDA I regard as appropriate. Also, SDA appears to be the "twin" of Manopubbangama, in t...
by Manopubbangama
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, May you all be peaceful...
Replies: 27
Views: 936

Re: Hello, May you all be peaceful...

DooDoot wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:35 pm
Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:22 pm
  • A forty-something man
    Glad to have a chance to learn from Theravada Community
_/\_ _/\_ _/\_
I hope you learn here also. :smile:
SDA has taught much here, and many have learned from him. He is a Buddhist.

May you learn from him, as well. :meditate:
by Manopubbangama
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhist view on Christianity
Replies: 162
Views: 10931

Re: Buddhist view on Christianity

Christians are people who will rejoice when many many people burn in hell for all eternity. That ought to tell you something about Christians. SDA, imagine if these spiritual crossdressers knew the truth of the Buddhist hells . They would go back to their psychoanalysis and Marxism quicker than you...
by Manopubbangama
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhist view on Christianity
Replies: 162
Views: 10931

Re: Buddhist view on Christianity

I love christians. Whenever I hear the word "christian," my mind automatically associates it with kindness, compassion, sympathy, un-selfishness, & "Silent Night." I can't help loving ever so pure extremely pious princess Mary from Tolstoy's War and Peace. And, imo, I love Jesus Christ for saving t...
by Manopubbangama
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: VIRIYA
Replies: 44
Views: 1024

Re: VIRIYA

There is a manly Viriya in Dhamma but is only about developing kusala and reducing akusala. Puthujjana Viriya is either akusala or mixed. If one is using akusala viriya there may be a toxicity. When toxicity is involved there will be a kamma result on the spot or later kamma result. Some ordinary e...
by Manopubbangama
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism and personalities
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Buddhism and personalities

Hello Manopubbangama :hello: I'm not sure I'm familiar with the phenomenon you're referring to, could you PM me as you suggested? Is it your experience that this is more likely to occur with Buddhists of Western backgrounds (assuming that's what you mean by "converts")? Also, what is the 'broken-bu...
by Manopubbangama
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why right view comes first
Replies: 21
Views: 444

Re: Why right view comes first

Is the right view really more important than: Now, there are two destinations for a person with wrong view , I tell you: either hell or the animal womb. Yodhajiva Sutta Yeah! I'm glad and feel lucky, my friend, to see you write in full sentences, despite being quoted partially and giving me the ans...