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by binocular
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?
Replies: 31
Views: 208

Re: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?

DooDoot wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:49 am
Buddhism was basically extinct in Sri Lanka when the British arrived. Buddhism had to be reinstated in Sri Lanka by Burmese monks. As a Westerner, my opinion is Sri Lankans have the worst understanding of Buddhism.
What would you know, white boy! Know your place!
:soap:
by binocular
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Trusting Precedence of Texts
Replies: 10
Views: 77

Re: Trusting Precedence of Texts

DooDoot wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:33 am
Studying sutta for any purpose, apart from here-&-now liberation,
That's what I did.
I think you catch the snake by the tail.
And that's how it turned out. But maybe the snake by which I was bitten wasn't the Dhamma after all ... although the bite is still festering.
by binocular
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?
Replies: 31
Views: 208

Re: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?

Thang, i notice most of your posts are critical of something or other. Usually other people doing something you think is not Buddhism, or not right. I advise you to think on Dhammapada 50 Let none find fault with others; let none see the omissions and commissions of others. But let one see one's ow...
by binocular
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?
Replies: 31
Views: 208

Re: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?

thang wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:24 am
Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?
Ridiculing and criticizing Westerners does not make the Asians right or superior, nor does it make their teachings true or Dhamma.
by binocular
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?
Replies: 28
Views: 265

Re: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?

From another post: 3- Sometimes i feel that Buddhists are not so different from other human beings except the terminology they use. Maybe the wishful thinking i have that Buddhism is radically different can be a cause of disappointment. https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?p=487365#p487365 I can b...
by binocular
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Trusting Precedence of Texts
Replies: 10
Views: 77

Re: Trusting Precedence of Texts

The generally accepted criteria for trusting precedence of teachings is as follows. 1. Sutta (suttas and vinaya) 2. Suttanuloma (facts in accordance with sutta and vinaya) 3. Acariyavada (old commentaries and teacher's tradition) 4. Attanomati (modern commentaries, views and our own view) Modern da...
by binocular
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?
Replies: 159
Views: 12574

Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

I don't think only stream enterers should post, imo that would surely be throwing out the baby with the bathwater. Oh. So you want butterflies, but you don't want the caterpillars ... i think some effort could be made to somehow contain and check certain attitudes. Which attitudes? I think the real...
by binocular
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?
Replies: 159
Views: 12574

Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

Thus stating that the pseudo-knowledge makes people especially non-companionable posters. This is basically what i have been saying all along; There are quarrelsome brutes shrouded in delusion. These people are putting down and are annoying good people and since the ignorant brutes are not expelled...
by binocular
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?
Replies: 159
Views: 12574

Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

Anyway, i think it will remain stagnant and i would be very surprised if it does not further decline. The remedy is obviously to expel the cancer** and make rules to protect the good posters and to restrain the bad ones. There's simply a limit to what can be accomplished in a discussion forum like ...
by binocular
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Throwing food
Replies: 45
Views: 440

Re: Throwing food

I don't think it's bad kamma, but I do question why so much food is thrown away - presumably it is people buying too much in the first place. It would be interesting to know what foods get discarded in what amounts. There may be several groups of items there, with different reasons for being discar...
by binocular
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Throwing food
Replies: 45
Views: 440

Re: Throwing food

I agree, kamma is intention. The intention is to throw away the food, it's neither harmful nor beneficial, we do not produce the food in order to throw it away but rather because it's not sold. Does anyone see if the action is more neutral rather than bad? I think the question is whether one develo...
by binocular
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: High Blood Pressure
Replies: 27
Views: 385

Re: High Blood Pressure

Try also with more mundane solutions, such as reducing the intake of foods that increase blood pressure.
by binocular
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?
Replies: 159
Views: 12574

Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

Coëmgenu wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:43 am
One cannot grow a rose bush in a swamp.
And roses have thorns. To boot, on those thorns, there live dangerous bacteria.
by binocular
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Making fermented drinks
Replies: 26
Views: 526

Re: Making fermented drinks

One thing I will say, I seem to have broken the precepts a few times during holidays when my sister brought desserts with alcohol in them and I'd eat them. I have this paranoid belief that she was trying to get me to consume alcohol, because she knows I don't, but maybe I'm just being paranoid...an...
by binocular
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Making fermented drinks
Replies: 26
Views: 526

Re: Making fermented drinks

I'm not trying to justify small amounts of alcohol, it's just that I thought I heard somewhere that even regular foods can turn into small trace amounts as they digest. Yes, they do. Some animals eat some overripe fruits or drink nectar and get a high on them ( link 1 , link 2 ). There are also som...