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by DNS
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: new member
Replies: 7
Views: 46

Re: new member

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Signs of Kali Yuga
Replies: 33
Views: 432

Re: Signs of Kali Yuga

Most of the things on that list have come true. For example: 1). People will not think twice before cutting down trees or destroying groves. 3). Even though having the outward appearance of saints, people will indulge in trade and commercial activity. 4). During Kaliyuga a man will be friends only w...
by DNS
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: New Member

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Why Buddhism is True by Robert Wright
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Re: Why Buddhism is True by Robert Wright

I have not read the book, so may be too harsh. But if one believes in only one lifetime and meditation makes life bearable, what would motivate them to "delve more into the Buddhist - religion concepts and practices."? I suppose there could be a myriad of ways. Here's some I just thought of: 1. One...
by DNS
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Why Buddhism is True by Robert Wright
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Re: Why Buddhism is True by Robert Wright

Thanks for the feedback posts, so far. I'm not a secular Buddhist so don't need that convincing to practice. However, some do need that convincing, so I suppose some might need this secular packaging and perhaps at some later time, they might delve more into the Buddhist - religion concepts and prac...
by DNS
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Why Buddhism is True by Robert Wright
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Why Buddhism is True by Robert Wright

Bestselling author Robert Wright has written a new book, Why Buddhism is true. Robert Wright, the best-selling author of The Moral Animal and The Evolution of God, has written a new book titled Why Buddhism is True. Don’t be put off by the audacious title, though. Wright isn’t proselytizing or imply...
by DNS
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arguments against the Pali Canon being authentic?
Replies: 39
Views: 576

Re: Arguments against the Pali Canon being authentic?

I agree with you about the usefulness of the teachings as the way out of suffering and that the Pali Canon is authentic, especially the first 4 Nikayas and most of the KN. Some of the arguments I've heard from non-Buddhists for challenging the authenticity include: 1. Mount Meru, also called Mahāmer...
by DNS
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Why monks are so overweight if they fasting from noon to sunrise?
Replies: 18
Views: 324

Re: Why monks are so overweight if they fasting from noon to sunrise?

The monastery below sure has a real good one. There're lots of monks there and I don't see any fat one... :tongue: That's a Zen monastery, not a Theravada one. Some of them are like boot-camps, nothing wrong with that, but a different tradition than Theravada; not placing a value-judgment, but ther...
by DNS
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 105

Re: Greetings from Canada

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Rai from UK
Replies: 11
Views: 165

Re: Rai from UK

Welcome to DW!

:anjali:
by DNS
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What will be my destination if I die with a desire to attain Nibbana?
Replies: 7
Views: 160

Re: What will be my destination if I die with a desire to attain Nibbana?

According to Buddhism, it depends on your kamma and kamma-vipaka. "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 re...
by DNS
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member Intro - Joy from NC, USA
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: New Member Intro - Joy from NC, USA

Welcome to DW!

:buddha1:
by DNS
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from LA
Replies: 6
Views: 77

Re: Hello from LA

Welcome to DW!

:toast:
by DNS
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Drawing parallels with nature to rationalize Buddhism
Replies: 18
Views: 431

Re: Drawing parallels with nature to rationalize Buddhism

Understanding the law of Kamma makes us more skillful in selecting our thoughts. We don't only select views because they are accurate, but we become more aware of how views have consequences especially to our behavior. Good posting, indeed. The natural world is full of impermanence, full of conditi...
by DNS
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: vibhajjavada
Replies: 15
Views: 1166

Re: vibhajjavada

The Buddha did not call his followers Buddhists and in fact in at least one instance recommended that Buddhism be called vibhajjavada, which means “doctrine of analysis.” The followers would be called vibhajjavadins, which would basically mean “analysts” or “those who analyze.” Cool necropost; blas...