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by DNS
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Do you have compassion for Nikolas Cruz?
Replies: 45
Views: 420

Re: Do you have compassion for Nikolas Cruz?

"Suppose, headman, a person would hurl a huge boulder into a deep pool of water. Then a great crowd of people would come together and assemble around it, and they would send up prayers and recite praise and circumambulate it making reverential salutations, saying: Emerge, good boulder! Rise up, goo...
by DNS
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Do you have compassion for Nikolas Cruz?
Replies: 45
Views: 420

Re: Do you have compassion for Nikolas Cruz?

do you believe in god or is that a figure of speech Just a figure of speech. In my opinion it would be arrogant to assume we have the power, the ability to absolve someone of their actions by forgiving them. We can however, hold no hatred and no resentment toward someone and wish them well and wish...
by DNS
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Do you have compassion for Nikolas Cruz?
Replies: 45
Views: 420

Re: Do you have compassion for Nikolas Cruz?

We can have compassion for him, as an obviously troubled person, facing mental health issues, but I've never been too much into forgiveness. Maybe it's my Jewish-upbringing or being Buddhist and accepting that there is kamma and kamma-vipaka for our actions, but I've felt it was kind of arrogant to ...
by DNS
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Let's discuss Mount Sineru!
Replies: 29
Views: 267

Re: Let's discuss Mount Sineru!

Mythology. But non-essential to the basic teachings of the Buddha and Dhamma as cappuccino noted here: “Both formerly and now, it is only suffering that I describe, and the cessation of suffering.” The Buddha It is not a deal-killer and doesn't effect my following of the Buddha-Dhamma-Vinaya. It's n...
by DNS
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha say it was in our well being to visit all the holy pilgrimage sites?
Replies: 6
Views: 74

Re: Did the Buddha say it was in our well being to visit all the holy pilgrimage sites?

It's not a requirement, but recommended, from DN 16: “ Ananda, there are four places the sight of which will arouse strong emotion in those with faith. Which four? Here the Tathagata was born, this is the first place. Here the Tathagata attained Enlightenment, this is the second place. Here the Tath...
by DNS
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Does anyone here pratice raw vegan diet?
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: Does anyone here pratice raw vegan diet?

My wife and I tried it a couple of times. We ate salads, raw vegetable juices, raw fruit and then even made some of the exotic vegan dehydrate recipes. They were very time consuming, making the dehydrate recipes. And then when we ate in social settings, it was virtually impossible to continue eating...
by DNS
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Social Media
Replies: 23
Views: 294

Re: Social Media

posted in another thread, but worth repeating here:

by DNS
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: How to protect a country without building up a military?
Replies: 17
Views: 160

Re: How to protect a country without building up a military?

The only way is for one country to rule the entire world......it would still require a hefty police force however. chownah Then there would still be warfare, it would just be known as civil wars. The best way I can think of is to be a very small country and have no resources the big guys want. Make...
by DNS
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: giving alms to monk that has committed pārājika
Replies: 6
Views: 73

Re: giving alms to monk that has committed pārājika

in this video there is a 'monk' who works as a bartender and is married in what we could presume is a consummate relationship. I'm not saying what he is doing is right, but he appears to be a Shinto-Zen monk, not a Theravada monk, so perhaps doesn't take any precepts against alcohol and their tradi...
by DNS
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice
Replies: 78
Views: 832

Re: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice

This is just for fun and not meant to impose any value, positive or negative or any derogatory notions. So there is no real Buddhism left? No, that is not what I was conveying. It is just a list of what they are most comparable to of the non-Buddhist paths, no value, positive or negative applied.
by DNS
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice
Replies: 78
Views: 832

Re: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice

See also this thread: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?t=23038 where I posted: This is just for fun and not meant to impose any value, positive or negative or any derogatory notions. Pure Land Buddhism ---> most similar to general protestant Christianity (salvation, prayer, married clergy) Chin...
by DNS
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Pocket Hercules (1967-2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: Pocket Hercules (1967-2017)

He suffered from cirrhosis of the liver for a long time. In 2009 he was in hospital for nearly three months. On 25 September 2017 he was admitted to a hospital due to the liver failure[15] On 6 October a liver transplantation was made when a liver donor was found. On 11 November he had surgery due ...
by DNS
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Pocket Hercules (1967-2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Pocket Hercules (1967-2017)

I just found out that the Pocket Hercules (Naim Süleymanoğlu) passed away 3 months ago at age 50. I know we have some weightlifters here and have had some previous threads on weightlifting, so thought I'd post this. Some of his many accomplishments in weightlifting: *3 Olympic Gold medals *7 World C...
by DNS
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: How will you conceive the world in thirty years?
Replies: 35
Views: 376

Re: How will you conceive the world in thirty years?

Here are some of my predictions: World population: about 12 billion Religious breakdown: Non-religious/secular/agnostic/atheist: 30% (huge increase) Islam: 30% (increase due to birth rates, conversion, apostasy not allowed or even illegal) Christianity: 20% (decrease due to many current Christians l...
by DNS
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Bonnie Scotland
Replies: 5
Views: 51

Re: Hello from Bonnie Scotland

Welcome to DW!

:toast:
by DNS
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everyone!
Replies: 4
Views: 29

Re: Hello everyone!

Welcome to DW!

:buddha2:
by DNS
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?
Replies: 172
Views: 2034

Re: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?

Saṅgāmajī's wife was basically asking him to disrobe. In most cases, people in general, too, will probably think it is rude to request a monastic to disrobe and to return to worldly life. It's just in some cases that people take issue with a monastic refusing to disrobe (such as when asked to suppo...
by DNS
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?
Replies: 172
Views: 2034

Re: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?

The Vinaya Piṭaka's Mahāvagga states: na, bhikkhave, ananuññāto mātāpitūhi putto pabbājetabbo. Yo pabbājeyya, āpatti dukkaṭassa. "Monks, a son must not be given the going forth without permission from his mother and father. Should one do so, it is an offence of wrong-doing." — Vin. i. 83 The Vinaya...
by DNS
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why are threats of kammic retribution against ToS?
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: Why are threats of kammic retribution against ToS?

Because it would be a personal attack, focusing on the person rather than the issues. It would be like telling someone they are going to go to hell, rather than discussing the issue. Or calling someone a demon or the devil or Mara; just name calling, instead of discussing the issues.
by DNS
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Repenting
Replies: 17
Views: 238

Re: Repenting

The Buddha was born into a life of luxury by the standards of that time. You can't compare it to the quality and quantity of lifestyles today. The Buddha to be was not deprived by the standards of that time. Sociologists call it relative deprivation, for example, a person could technically feel 'dep...