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by binocular
Sun May 27, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW
Replies: 116
Views: 1082

Re: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW

Pseudobabble wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 9:33 pm
Agreed. And I think competition and combat (if we take that a little more metaphorically than physical combat) can be constructive if used rightly. There's room for healthy debate and disagreement, no?
Not when the odds are against one party from the onset.
by binocular
Sun May 27, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: can discover path by own efforts?
Replies: 17
Views: 115

Re: can discover path by own efforts?

You are saying that when you learn something about your experience it is because of the teacher. I am not sure that this is the case. You learned it and it is factual for you. You did the work. The teacher might have told you to do the work but they didn't make you learn what you learned. My own te...
by binocular
Sun May 27, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW
Replies: 116
Views: 1082

Re: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW

An admin apparently supports the Republicans and Trump. Is that illegal? It sets the tone for the forum. There's something wrong with people who support Trump? Then the Trumpistas shouldn't complain about the competitive and combative atmosphere at the forum. If you support someone who is competiti...
by binocular
Sun May 27, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW
Replies: 116
Views: 1082

Re: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW

Pseudobabble wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 9:16 pm
binocular wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 9:14 pm
Those who really want to make a difference.
Ehh.. to what end?
See the OP.
by binocular
Sun May 27, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Compassion for Women
Replies: 34
Views: 280

Re: Compassion for Women

The Theravada position is simple, help yourself before you can help others. The instruction with metta is to develop loving-kindness towards oneself first. With insight, the practitioner works toward their own deliverance and then imparts that knowledge to others. Yes. If anything, in our society, ...
by binocular
Sun May 27, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW
Replies: 116
Views: 1082

Re: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW

DNS wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 9:10 pm
An admin apparently supports the Republicans and Trump. Is that illegal?
It sets the tone for the forum.
by binocular
Sun May 27, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW
Replies: 116
Views: 1082

Re: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW

Pseudobabble wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 9:09 pm
Who the hell would want to be the leader?
Those who really want to make a difference.
All the responsibility as David said, and you cannot avoid pissing people off. Sounds like a crap deal to me.
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by binocular
Sun May 27, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Compassion for Women
Replies: 34
Views: 280

Re: Compassion for Women

There's a connotation of "subgroup" - 'a group that is not normal, not good, and that society can do without'.
by binocular
Sun May 27, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW
Replies: 116
Views: 1082

Re: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW

Lead with an iron-fist, people complain. Lead with laissez-faire, people complain. It's best to try and find the perfect middle; but no matter what there will always be people complaining, because there will always be people on the receiving end of moderator actions (or in-actions). That can be avo...
by binocular
Sun May 27, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW
Replies: 116
Views: 1082

Re: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW

I think the actual problem is either a lack of (good) leadership, or the conviction that the Dhamma doesn't require or can do without (good) leadership. Who are the leaders? I don't see the mods or admins doing a bad job at administrating. It looks like nobody here really wants to be a leader. Perh...
by binocular
Sun May 27, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Compassion for Women
Replies: 34
Views: 280

Re: Compassion for Women

Oh well. Imperialists manage to marginalize some 80% of the population.
by binocular
Sun May 27, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW
Replies: 116
Views: 1082

Re: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW

Pseudobabble wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 8:47 pm
Whats a good tone?
I think the actual problem is either a lack of (good) leadership, or the conviction that the Dhamma doesn't require or can do without (good) leadership.
by binocular
Sun May 27, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW
Replies: 116
Views: 1082

Re: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW

We are simply trying to figure out what to do about the heated debates and conflicts, some of which are not violations of terms of service, but simply different political views where opposing sides sometimes get nasty, but just below the point of violating any rules. There has to be a cause as to w...
by binocular
Sun May 27, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Compassion for Women
Replies: 34
Views: 280

Re: Compassion for Women

Bundokji wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 8:21 pm
When i used the term "subgroup" i was referring to special needs, not demography.
Why call them "special" needs? Are there needs that are "normal", "ordinary"?
Are the specific needs of more than a half of the human population somehow a distancing from the norm? Who decides what that norm is?
by binocular
Sun May 27, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: professional cuddling
Replies: 8
Views: 100

Re: professional cuddling

Who wants to cuddle with a stranger anyway? It's not so strange, given that we live in a society where norms are set in abstract, materialist, consumerist terms -- where it's all about getting this or that; not just material possessions, but social actions are treated like material possessions as w...
by binocular
Sun May 27, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Compassion for Women
Replies: 34
Views: 280

Re: Compassion for Women

Have you ever thought why the Buddha did not teach four noble truths for men, and a different set of truths for women? Have you ever thought why the Buddha (?) taught that a buddha can only be a male, not a female? Of course, women's special needs should be taken into consideration by the rest of s...
by binocular
Sun May 27, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Compassion for Women
Replies: 34
Views: 280

Re: Compassion for Women

I'm not a woman but as a man I see my internal life as being incredible simple. My impression of women is that they have lots of strong feelings and they tend to think a lot. And are not as simple as men. A lot of compassion for there internal world should be held for them. As opposed to strong jud...
by binocular
Sun May 27, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: can discover path by own efforts?
Replies: 17
Views: 115

Re: Arguments in favor of being able to hear in the first jhana

Saengnapha wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 3:32 pm
Still, you are not having a dialogue with me but putting your ideas about the supremacy of the Buddha without any factual information regarding any of this.
Since this is a Buddhist forum, the Buddha's supremacy is taken for granted here.
by binocular
Sun May 27, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: can discover path by own efforts?
Replies: 17
Views: 115

Re: Arguments in favor of being able to hear in the first jhana

I wonder why we have to quote authority before it is accepted as being the case? We don't have to (we're not Hindus, nor writing a college thesis). Secondly, refering to a source is not necessarily a sign that one considers it authoritative. It's simply common practice in some places to provide ref...
by binocular
Sun May 27, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhamma and Abortion
Replies: 64
Views: 1714

Re: Dhamma and Abortion

DooDoot wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 9:41 am
Can you refute this monk? I would like to hear a debate between this monk & you.
A monk would not debate with a lay woman.