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by David N. Snyder
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday cooran!
Replies: 2
Views: 20

Re: Happy Birthday cooran!

Happy Birthday!!
by David N. Snyder
Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhavacana
Replies: 44
Views: 301

Re: Buddhavacana

Up until the late 1800s there were no translations of the Pali Canon in English; so I'd consider it lucky that we live in the information age where virtually the entire Canon is available in English and so many other languages. And there are the reports of scholars on the prose, grammar and analysi...
by David N. Snyder
Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why 95% of us are not going to reach Nibbana. (Unless we do something about it.)
Replies: 23
Views: 280

Re: Why 95% of us are not going to reach Nibbana. (Unless we do something about it.)

2- The Buddha Dhamma is the middle way, but should not be confused with "middle ground fallacy" http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Balance_fallacy Correct; and it should also be noted that the Buddha's middle way is not necessarily "a little of this and a little of that." For example,...
by David N. Snyder
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Forced donation" concept
Replies: 9
Views: 129

Re: "Forced donation" concept

A reasonable fee for food and accommodations is understandable, but some retreat centers do seem to go overboard with the fees; well beyond the cost to run the place. They might be private organizations, but if they have charity tax-exempt status, then fees should be reasonable. The Buddha gave the ...
by David N. Snyder
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Right intention... Wrong habits.
Replies: 9
Views: 69

Re: Right intention... Wrong habits.

Welcome to DW!

:buddha2:
by David N. Snyder
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member
Replies: 5
Views: 37

Re: New Member

Welcome to DW!

:yingyang:
by David N. Snyder
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Seeker not knowing what they are seeking!
Replies: 11
Views: 82

Re: Seeker not knowing what they are seeking!

Welcome to DW!

:buddha2:
by David N. Snyder
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pali Script?
Replies: 4
Views: 40

Re: Pali Script?

Correct, the first one is an Ethiopian Orthodox prayer in Ge'ez script. I can't read it, but my wife can. :tongue:
by David N. Snyder
Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhavacana
Replies: 44
Views: 301

Re: Buddhavacana

Up until the late 1800s there were no translations of the Pali Canon in English; so I'd consider it lucky that we live in the information age where virtually the entire Canon is available in English and so many other languages. And there are the reports of scholars on the prose, grammar and analysis...
by David N. Snyder
Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trumpcare is immoral
Replies: 6
Views: 121

Re: Trumpcare is immoral

The current version of Trumpcare proposed can only afford to have 2 Republican Senators vote No. Already 5 GOP Senators have said they will vote No. So it's not going to pass. The next stages in health care might be individual states enacting their own health care reform laws. Here in Nevada the leg...
by David N. Snyder
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Intro :)
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Re: Intro :)

Welcome to DW!

:buddha1:
by David N. Snyder
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Setting A Right Intention For A New Way Of Life
Replies: 5
Views: 48

Re: Setting A Right Intention For A New Way Of Life

There are 8 precept lay practitioners, who are very serious lay people, almost monastic. Basically, it is keeping the 10 precept novice monk precepts, minus the rule against handling money, so you can still hold a job, participate in a career, but practicing celibacy, no meals after noon, etc. I lik...
by David N. Snyder
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Have any Mahayana Buddhists attained Nirvana today?
Replies: 87
Views: 788

Re: Have any Mahayana Buddhists attained Nirvana today?

However, in other circumstances there have been genocidal killings in progress, actually going on and then the choices become difficult and real. Yes. But how many practicing Buddhists find themselves in such situations or in the position to actually do something about them? This has been discussed...
by David N. Snyder
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Have any Mahayana Buddhists attained Nirvana today?
Replies: 87
Views: 788

Re: Have any Mahayana Buddhists attained Nirvana today?

If the whole idea is to prevent greater harm, imagine the harm that will result from such exceptions and how it can be misused by possibly deranged people and the slippery slope it can lead to, only then you will be able to see that "literalists" have a point. Correct, look at what G.W. B...
by David N. Snyder
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Have any Mahayana Buddhists attained Nirvana today?
Replies: 87
Views: 788

Re: Have any Mahayana Buddhists attained Nirvana today?

all roads lead to Everest base camp, but from there, Buddhism is the only route to the summit. Donald Lopez (Tricycle article) Buddhism holds that anyone can get to heaven leading a moral life and precepts from any religion, but the ultimate Nibbana is through the Buddhist path. Anyone from any Bud...
by David N. Snyder
Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday mikenz66 and vinasp!
Replies: 11
Views: 84

Re: Happy Birthday mikenz66 and vinasp!

Happy Birthday!!
by David N. Snyder
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is there any reason why this is happening?
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Re: Is there any reason why this is happening?

I don't know of any of your posts that have been removed. Perhaps it was some glitch? Contact me via PM with more information about what is happening.
by David N. Snyder
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Stopping eating considered a suicide?
Replies: 15
Views: 197

Re: Stopping eating considered a suicide?

Why do you want to kill something dying? good point. Guess i am just a bit overwhelmed today by curcumstances. Arahantship first then stop eating imo:) The intent to die makes it suicide. If you have such a desire please, please contact a professional, even an anonymous suicide hot line in whatever...
by David N. Snyder
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Does atheism and existentialism lead to existential crisis ?
Replies: 37
Views: 506

Re: Does atheism and existentialism lead to existential crisis ?

Perhaps ignorance would have been bliss? :tongue: I remember a movie (forgot the name) where some hackers created a virtual world (similar to the matrix) and then discovered that their original world was also a simulation; that they created a simulation within a simulation. One of the leading charac...
by David N. Snyder
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Does atheism and existentialism lead to existential crisis ?
Replies: 37
Views: 506

Re: Does atheism and existentialism lead to existential crisis ?

But as I said, my question here is weather this is a normal problem for atheist or existentialist, or weather they just hold some views but never attend in this way that brings this state ? Also, are there any studies about this ? It could be. Suicide rates have been rising in recent years (google ...

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