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by binocular
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: No meta-discussion opens the door to propaganda and irresponsible behavior
Replies: 22
Views: 314

Re: No meta-discussion opens the door to propaganda and irresponsible behavior

mikenz66 wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:39 pm
This is a discussion forum, not a real-life dhamma group.
So this is a Buddhist venue which doesn't have to operate by dhammic principles?
by binocular
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: No meta-discussion opens the door to propaganda and irresponsible behavior
Replies: 22
Views: 314

Re: No meta-discussion opens the door to propaganda and irresponsible behavior

dharmacorps wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:07 am
Plus, by using this forum, we are all agreeing to abide by the terms of service so its a moot point. If we truly disagree with the ToS, we should leave the forum.
By agreeing to the ToS (which include a clause about ToS being subject to change) we're not signing a deed of indenture.
by binocular
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 12
Views: 197

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

It seems to me that Slavic Buddhism and Western Buddhism is quite different things, because Slavic mentality is quite different from Western Mentality, in Slavic countries we don't have this white guilt, and we don't have all this hypertolerance, multiculturalism, feminism and equality ideas, for u...
by binocular
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: No meta-discussion opens the door to propaganda and irresponsible behavior
Replies: 22
Views: 314

Re: No meta-discussion opens the door to propaganda and irresponsible behavior

If someone wants to be hypocritical, or indeed demonstrate any unwholesome qualities, then that's up to them. I'm not here to police morality. I'm here to discuss dhamma. In terms of moderation, I'm here to help ensure that the ToS are adhered to. Then you appear to be the kind of Dhamma practition...
by binocular
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arguments against the Pali Canon being authentic?
Replies: 41
Views: 666

Re: Arguments against the Pali Canon being authentic?

The very question should sound like: "What are the arguments that suppose that the Pali Canon is the literal word of The Buddha?" Because when someone declares something (and Buddhists do declare this), it is he who must defend his position and bring up arguments - not someone who doubts. "The burd...
by binocular
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: No meta-discussion opens the door to propaganda and irresponsible behavior
Replies: 22
Views: 314

Re: No meta-discussion opens the door to propaganda and irresponsible behavior

And you're quite right. Someone who promotes something that they don't appear to be practising themselves doesn't deserve to be taken seriously. It's not just that. Allowing for an atmosphere of "Do as I say, not as a do" appears to lead to general mistrust, cynicism, jadedness. The current ToS att...
by binocular
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: No meta-discussion opens the door to propaganda and irresponsible behavior
Replies: 22
Views: 314

Re: No meta-discussion opens the door to propaganda and irresponsible behavior

I believe that we are free to politely argue against the content of a post, but not the person - there is a big difference. And you believe that all ad personams/ad hominems are always fallacious, despite the arguments against such a generalization presented in the OP? Do you believe that in a reli...
by binocular
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: No meta-discussion opens the door to propaganda and irresponsible behavior
Replies: 22
Views: 314

Re: No meta-discussion opens the door to propaganda and irresponsible behavior

I don't have an issue with it. Whether or not their views are hypocritical, I can still judge those views as views, rather than expressions of someone's integrity and intellectual coherence. In fact, even if I find their integrity and intellectual coherence to be lacking, I can still tolerate that....
by binocular
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: No meta-discussion opens the door to propaganda and irresponsible behavior
Replies: 22
Views: 314

Re: No meta-discussion opens the door to propaganda and irresponsible behavior

Criticizing others for holding or not holding views would violate TOS: "f. Personal attacks, including the vilification of individuals based on any attributes - whether related to their personal attributes (e.g. gender, nationality, sexuality, race, age) or their approach to the Dhamma (e.g. their ...
by binocular
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The benefits of silence
Replies: 49
Views: 1290

Re: The benefits of silence

Hii, The Benefit Of Silence Improves Memory Stimulates Brain Growth Relieves Stress Fights Insomnia Heightens Sensitivity Sensory deprivation or perceptual isolation[1] is the deliberate reduction or removal of stimuli from one or more of the senses. Simple devices such as blindfolds or hoods and e...
by binocular
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The benefits of silence
Replies: 49
Views: 1290

Re: The benefits of silence

Have we established that Sam Vara is a fascist? I think a lot of his responses show this to be the case. But, maybe there is some intelligence in his point of view that we don't see? Perhaps the fascist right wing have it right. Are we mistaken? In evolutionary terms, right-wing authoritarianism ge...
by binocular
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Compassion fatigue
Replies: 19
Views: 226

Re: Compassion fatigue

Ah yes I have heard this term a lot. My wife is a therapist and this is discussed a lot in her circles. From a dhammic perspective, I would recommend equanimity meditation. Chogyam Trungpa borrowed from Gurdjieff the very useful notion of “idiot compassion.” Gurdjieff, a rather fascinating spiritua...
by binocular
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: No meta-discussion opens the door to propaganda and irresponsible behavior
Replies: 22
Views: 314

No meta-discussion opens the door to propaganda and irresponsible behavior

Greetings. From the ToS: 2. Speech Any subject matter that may be off-topic or is intended to cause disruption or harm may be removed without notice. This includes, but is not restricted to: /.../ e. Disruptive meta-discussion (i.e. discussion about discussion, including in-topic complaints about th...
by binocular
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The benefits of silence
Replies: 49
Views: 1290

Re: The benefits of silence

Sam Vara wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:57 pm
Not always. I've often found that the mis-match between the image and the reality can give rise to positive states such as "renunciate sadness".
A lay having renunciate sadness??
by binocular
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The benefits of silence
Replies: 49
Views: 1290

Re: The benefits of silence

Since you mention it again, where do we get the idea of how people should be? Isn't this a constructed image based on past experiences and memory, a conditioned response? Isn't this the kind of thing that causes dukkha? When the reality doesn't match the image, there is suffering, disappointment, d...