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by binocular
Wed May 23, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism exclusive ?
Replies: 107
Views: 964

Re: Is Buddhism exclusive ?

I don't think many people here object to questioning. They might think that rudeness is inappropriate, or a habitually oppositional stance that remains unassuaged by their answers. Oh, you're getting there. (You could take a short cut and take a page from Samana Johann's book about respect and vene...
by binocular
Wed May 23, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Jordan Peterson - The Problem With Atheism
Replies: 26
Views: 415

Re: Jordan Peterson - The Problem With Atheism

I think this is a bit idiosyncratic. :smile: OK. Thanks. But I still don't know what the term " transcendent morality " means? However, I sense it means a nature created objective morality that inherently exists within the cellular genetics of people and animals, such, as: That's in roundabout what...
by binocular
Wed May 23, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism exclusive ?
Replies: 107
Views: 964

Re: Is Buddhism exclusive ?

They may say such things but it does not make it true does it. Buddhism is like the only doctrine i know that goes well with quantum science and information theory. Also other teachings may be true in other doctrines but i know no doctrine that is as true in it's entirety and as comperhensive as th...
by binocular
Wed May 23, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism exclusive ?
Replies: 107
Views: 964

Re: Is Buddhism exclusive ?

Saying categorically "it is not possible that the Buddha was rightfully said to have attained the highest meditative attainments and that his disciples nowadays also attain the highest meditative attainments and that it is impossible to go beyond faith in the Dhamma" that does not really mean anyth...
by binocular
Wed May 23, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism exclusive ?
Replies: 107
Views: 964

Re: Is Buddhism exclusive ?

Yes, that sounds like vicikiccha to me. The point is to get rid of it, rather than thinking there is an end to it that can be obtained by indulging it on its own terms. In its proper application, the analytical mind exhausts itself. "Exhausts": as in 'comes to its end'. As far as I can tell, I oper...
by binocular
Wed May 23, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Jordan Peterson - The Problem With Atheism
Replies: 26
Views: 415

Re: Jordan Peterson - The Problem With Atheism

So transcendent morality is the inherent ( sabhava ) Law of Nature ( Dhamma Niyama ; Kamma Niyama ) or Law of God, described below? I don't know. There's no shortage of people who will say that their particular version of morality is the Law of Nature, or the Law of God, etc. My point is that _I_ d...
by binocular
Wed May 23, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Jordan Peterson - The Problem With Atheism
Replies: 26
Views: 415

Re: Jordan Peterson - The Problem With Atheism

In other places where I have seen these aspects of Jordan Peterson brought up, he is usually STRONGLY defended by people who have an emotional investment in his self help material, but who are unaware of Peterson's political talks. I actually have no idea who he is, I just watched the video in the ...
by binocular
Wed May 23, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Topicless Friendly Banter
Replies: 57
Views: 416

Re: Topicless Friendly Banter

The unfortunate part is the "aspiring". I seem to keep on aspiring but not inspiring so this will probably end up with me expiring. En garde! Nobody wants to be inspired, not really, even when they say they do. Wanting to be inspired is wanting for someone else to take over one's life. A very bad i...
by binocular
Wed May 23, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism exclusive ?
Replies: 107
Views: 964

Re: Is Buddhism exclusive ?

Saengnapha wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 8:02 am
You are implying that there is such a thing as Dhamma apart from Buddhism?
I don't know! It's an issue I'm burning to clarify, as it seems it would solve most other problems that I have.



I'll reply to other posts later, I need to go now.
by binocular
Wed May 23, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Topicless Friendly Banter
Replies: 57
Views: 416

Re: Topicless Friendly Banter

Karma Dondrup Tashi wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 1:09 am
Unfortunately I am an aspiring super-heavyweight.
Why unfortunately?
I'm a huge opponent of Buddhism-lite.
:tongue:
by binocular
Wed May 23, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism exclusive ?
Replies: 107
Views: 964

Re: Is Buddhism exclusive ?

Another form would be an attachment to empty ritualistic questioning Not a month goes by that I don't encounter some potentially massive issue, or a reformulation that seems promising. For exaple, in reference to the recent thread about New Atheism: As far as I can tell, I operate with the idea tha...
by binocular
Wed May 23, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Jordan Peterson - The Problem With Atheism
Replies: 26
Views: 415

Re: Jordan Peterson - The Problem With Atheism

Thanks B but I struggle to follow; just as I struggle to follow JP. For example, I don't understand how Western culture has a transcendent morality; let alone understand what is meant by the term " transcendent morality ". Western culture is based on the proposition that there is transcendent moral...
by binocular
Wed May 23, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Anyone here wearing contact lenses?
Replies: 7
Views: 75

Re: Anyone here wearing contact lenses?

I just broke my glasses a few days ago and now I have to wait at least one more week before I get new ones. Which is why it's good to have two pairs of glasses; one spare pair for the case that something happens to the first. Good luck! PS. Have you tried the generic dioptry glasses they have at dr...
by binocular
Tue May 22, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Topicless Friendly Banter
Replies: 57
Views: 416

Re: Topicless Friendly Banter

Meezer77 wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 8:50 pm
binocular wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 8:42 pm
Flyweights.
Eh?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flyweight
by binocular
Tue May 22, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Topicless Friendly Banter
Replies: 57
Views: 416

Re: Topicless Friendly Banter

Flyweights.
by binocular
Tue May 22, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism exclusive ?
Replies: 107
Views: 964

Re: Is Buddhism exclusive ?

"More unique". LOL.
by binocular
Tue May 22, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Topicless Friendly Banter
Replies: 57
Views: 416

Re: Topicless Friendly Banter

Online friends only get as warm as your computer screen.
:tongue:
by binocular
Tue May 22, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism exclusive ?
Replies: 107
Views: 964

Re: Is Buddhism exclusive ?

I have related to it. That's why I think it's factually inaccurate and muddled. "Relating to" is different from "taking seriously". My highschool literature teacher and classmates were surprised and disappointed that after all that time, after putting in so much effort into reading and analyzing gr...
by binocular
Tue May 22, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Topicless Friendly Banter
Replies: 57
Views: 416

Re: Topicless Friendly Banter

Wizard in the Forest wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 7:08 pm
You have friends who don't go from desana to desana don't you?
I don't call those people "friends".
by binocular
Tue May 22, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism exclusive ?
Replies: 107
Views: 964

Re: Is Buddhism exclusive ?

It is seemingly not hard to understand how the other party arrives at their conclusion and what kind of ignorance supposedly conditions it. That's a lot of confidence to have in one's mindreading abilities ... Saying categorically "it is not possible that the Buddha was rightfully said to have atta...