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by binocular
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Evil action and consiousness
Replies: 78
Views: 1069

Re: Evil action and consiousness

I do not know if you agree, but training in morality is an aspect of the teachings that is associated with self-view. The Buddha spoke to us using our language, and when describing the roots of unskillful behaviour, as you stated, the Buddha used what appears to be condemnatory language, hence my o...
by binocular
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Evil action and consiousness
Replies: 78
Views: 1069

Re: Evil action and consiousness

Formulating evil action as an attempt to annihilate a perception of a threat might cause the individual to be more attuned with feelings associated with evil action and therefore avoid it. It depersonalizes evil by presenting it as a confused attempt to deal with inner forces that are not easy to c...
by binocular
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Evil action and consiousness
Replies: 78
Views: 1069

Re: Evil action and consiousness

The assumptions are unlikely because the victims of sexual abuse are not objectively a threat to the abuser , And that's how you're setting yourself up as the arbiter of reality. Are you claiming that in cases of sexual abuse, the victim does objectively constitute a threat to the abuser? I'm claim...
by binocular
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Evil action and consiousness
Replies: 78
Views: 1069

Re: Evil action and consiousness

Sam Vara wrote: Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:01 amThe assumptions are unlikely because the victims of sexual abuse are not objectively a threat to the abuser,
And that's how you're setting yourself up as the arbiter of reality.
by binocular
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Evil action and consiousness
Replies: 78
Views: 1069

Re: Evil action and consiousness

Who are you to decide what is "a threat to the abuser, either perceived or actual"? Someone who understands English. The abuser is a threat to the abused. This is accurate in the reality of common sense, but in our attempts to understand the Buddha's teachings, we sometimes push the boundaries and ...
by binocular
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Evil action and consiousness
Replies: 78
Views: 1069

Re: Evil action and consiousness

That's right. I'm speaking the truth by saying that I find the formulation expressed in the OP and subsequent posts to be too baroque to be personally helpful. I'm not making any particular claim as to how things are. If you think I'm making such a claim, state what it is and where I make it, and a...
by binocular
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Evil action and consiousness
Replies: 78
Views: 1069

Re: Evil action and consiousness

No, the moral of the story is that one must never assume that monks are people with whom one could actually discuss Dhamma. One might test that assumption by taking up my offer of an online discussion with monks at Cittaviveka . If you did, I could see whether your approach to them is within the no...
by binocular
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Evil action and consiousness
Replies: 78
Views: 1069

Re: Evil action and consiousness

Tit Porngn went to visit the Venerable Abbot of the nearby monastery. At one point, he asked: Eh, Luang Por, the Buddha taught that everything is not-self, and is without an owner – there is no-one who commits kamma and no-one who receives its results. If that’s the case, then I can go out and hit ...
by binocular
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Evil action and consiousness
Replies: 78
Views: 1069

Re: Evil action and consiousness

Sam Vara wrote: Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:01 pmNo, as I said, I'm just refraining from further participation in that particular point. I'm not judging anything, or anyone.
Of course not. You're just "telling it like it is", speaking the truth.
by binocular
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question about Evidence of Nibanna
Replies: 58
Views: 1028

Re: Question about Evidence of Nibanna

konchy wrote: Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:27 pmMy question is: Where is the direct evidence for Nibanna?
To quote the priest from "Million Dollar Baby": Most people figure out by kindergarten that it's about faith.
by binocular
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 648
Views: 19468

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Still, if you thought a monk was publicly behaving inappropriately would you never say anything? To whom? In what media? You could say it to the monk directly, but what if he tells you to bugger off? I'd love to see some Buddhist court where Buddhists take other Buddhists to court for not being goo...
by binocular
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: ordination and new monk name
Replies: 20
Views: 430

Re: ordination and new monk name

confusedlayman wrote: Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:42 amit helps me during suffering as dhamma is always my weapon
So you wield a weapon, and are, as such, engaged in warfare, but you don't want to be called a conqueror ...
by binocular
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: ordination and new monk name
Replies: 20
Views: 430

Re: ordination and new monk name

confusedlayman wrote: Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:16 amI returned with new insight.. pls check that original post
Ah, "new insight". "New insights" come and go, very much like that d-thing.
by binocular
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: ordination and new monk name
Replies: 20
Views: 430

Re: ordination and new monk name

can I choose my own name ? I dont want name which translates as one is conqueror or like that it makes me lazy What makes you think they'd give you such a name ... I need dhamma name as "everchanging process" Then how about Diarrhoea ... Dude, whatever happened to your plans to go offline and pract...
by binocular
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 648
Views: 19468

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Where is the lie? Technically, having one's own, personally biased interpretation of a particular political philosophy etc. is not lying. I find it bizarre, all the things you consider to be "socialist"; to you, it seems to be a catch-all term for everything you don't like. But alas, we're getting ...