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by binocular
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why does a comedian go to hell or animal womb?
Replies: 2
Views: 17

Re: Why does a comedian go to hell or animal womb?

Why does a comedian go to hell or animal womb? As far as I understand the sutta, it's because he is intoxicated & heedless, and has made others intoxicated & heedless. Heedlessness is grounds for hell or the animal womb. Do all musicians necessarily go to hell or the animal womb? If they are heedle...
by binocular
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Do you have compassion for Nikolas Cruz?
Replies: 45
Views: 430

Re: Do you have compassion for Nikolas Cruz?

DooDoot wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:52 am
People often love their little 'Hitlers' so they can ignore the bigger picture that they themselves often contribute to.
18 school shootings in around 45 days in the USA. Obviously, something is rotten in the state of Denmark.
Yes. The American Way of Life (TM).
by binocular
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1858
Views: 158841

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

I've been tempted many times and think like this too. Sometimes a song has very Dhammic meaning to me but i can not hope that others perceive it in same way or that it would make it wholesome if they did as it is not even wholesome when i do it because i do it because compelled by craving and i cra...
by binocular
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Do you have compassion for Nikolas Cruz?
Replies: 45
Views: 430

Re: Do you have compassion for Nikolas Cruz?

I have noted most of your posts are cryptic questions And you externalize and dodge as usual. X - I saw blue sky Binocular - What do you mean by sky. From now on I am not going to explain and answer your cryptic questions .. you have to ask questions where you explain what you ask, why you ask and ...
by binocular
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Do you have compassion for Nikolas Cruz?
Replies: 45
Views: 430

Re: Do you have compassion for Nikolas Cruz?

Mental health in the US: • 1 in 5 Adults have a mental health condition. That's over 40 million Americans; more than the populations of New York and Florida combined. • Youth mental health is worsening. Rates of youth with severe depression increased from 5.9% in 2012 to 8.2% in 2015. Even with sev...
by binocular
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1858
Views: 158841

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

I would try not to tell what i listen to even if i want to tell. Imo OP should not have been encouraging others to tell either i think it is by implication quite unwholesome according to this Sutta. Oh, but it's not so much about the music itself; it's that people are sending others sublime message...
by binocular
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Let's discuss Mount Sineru!
Replies: 29
Views: 287

Re: Let's discuss Mount Sineru!

One establishes beyond doubt that it is impossible, it cannot happen, that it is a myth. In this case one would have to disprove the Explorer claims, also disprove possibility of existence the mountain it self, one also has to prove that "Yodjana" the unit of measurement from the Sutta is correctly...
by binocular
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is it okay to read buddhist text while i am using the toilet, having a smoke?
Replies: 17
Views: 185

Re: Is it okay to read buddhist text while i am using the toilet, having a smoke?

Strive4Karuna wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:35 am
I want to know whether it is okay if i read the dhamma on my smartphone while using the toilet or having a ciggarette while reading the dhamma?
Oh, for crying out loud, no, it's not okay!
by binocular
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: I suggest you to watch it !
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: I suggest you to watch it !

Nwad wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:21 am
:strawman:
What do you think is wrong with the film?
by binocular
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: I disrobed and returned to "normal" life
Replies: 106
Views: 3907

Re: I disrobed and returned to "normal" life

JamesTheGiant wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:10 pm
Good question. :anjali: I will compose an answer and respond in a while.
:reading:
by binocular
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Hillary gave Away all our Uranium!
Replies: 14
Views: 223

Re: Hillary gave Away all our Uranium!

alan wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:58 am
Just wanted to see who got the joke.
That's even worse, because it simply means you've got too much time on your hands.
:rolleye:
by binocular
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americans will never give up their guns.
Replies: 24
Views: 317

Re: Americans will never give up their guns.

I would spare no enemy who threatened the Dhamma /.../ If I lived in a lonely house .. if a meth head broke in and threatened my child .. I would blow his brains out with a shotgun. It would keep me in a more neutral state than any harm to my child. You sure don't sound like someone who needs the D...
by binocular
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice
Replies: 79
Views: 848

Re: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice

If a Buddhist reads the 5 Yamas and 5 Niyamas (given below in case you were too lazy to read above) along with rest of Yoga Sutras of Patanjali it seems that it is plagiarized from Buddhism. No, it doesn't. That's ju st your projection. But can two people (or two sets of people) not reach same set ...
by binocular
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Do you have compassion for Nikolas Cruz?
Replies: 45
Views: 430

Re: Do you have compassion for Nikolas Cruz?

No_Mind wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:42 pm
My full question was - Do you have enough compassion that if he is released without any punishment you would forgive him?
What exactly do you mean by "forgive"?
by binocular
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: why the reluctance??!
Replies: 27
Views: 199

Re: why the reluctance??!

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by binocular
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: why the reluctance??!
Replies: 27
Views: 199

Re: why the reluctance??!

why is it that people dont care enough about others to spread the dhamma. What makes you think that is the reason? Maybe they just don't want to be the blind leading the blind, both falling into a ditch. i declare a dhamma jihad Heaven help you if your "dhamma jihad" gets jihaded by your kamma. :cr...
by binocular
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Why Do Buddhism Sections in Libraries / Bookstores Omit the Suttas?
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: Why Do Buddhism Sections in Libraries / Bookstores Omit the Suttas?

In my recent exploration of Buddhism I had quite a difficult time finding appropriate books to checkout from our library. In which country is that? Maybe availability of translated texts an issue. What type of library is it? Do they have everything on the bookshelves, or is there a storage/basement...
by binocular
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Convincing my family to stop selling insecticides, pesticides
Replies: 19
Views: 173

Re: Convincing my family to stop selling insecticides, pesticides

Strive4Karuna wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:33 am
The thing is, the business is operated by both my parents and my aunt and uncle so i would need to convince more then one person to stop selling it.
What religion are your parents, aunt, and uncle?
by binocular
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice
Replies: 79
Views: 848

Re: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice

I am confused. Can anyone weigh in .. how does panna come before practice? We practice to gain panna not the other way around The eight path factors are to be practiced in tandem, parallel, each one to some extent. Not one after another; as in "first one completes one factor, and then moves on to a...