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by DNS
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Don't care about this world
Replies: 9
Views: 126

Re: Don't care about this world

You could become a renunciate sramana-sadhu, but you'd still be engaged with the world, albeit to a lesser extent, with receiving lunch alms from lay people, medical care, housing, books, etc.
by DNS
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Muscular Christianity
Replies: 41
Views: 553

Re: Muscular Christianity

Not sure if this counts as "muscular buddhism" but Zen has had a history of connection to the martial arts, going back to Shaolin in China and later in Japan; the mixing of Zen with the martial arts was sometimes latent, sometimes obvious. I don't see that so much apparent or at all with Theravada t...
by DNS
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How should a Buddhist dress?
Replies: 32
Views: 429

Re: How should a Buddhist dress?

bhikkhuification of lay people. Lay people can wear whatever they like. In certain jobs a dress code is required and you don't have much choice, for example uniforms or professional looking clothes, office-type clothes, etc. It would be a pretty boring world if all lay people wore the same things, s...
by DNS
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello people of Dhamma Wheel!
Replies: 5
Views: 36

Re: Hello people of Dhamma Wheel!

Welcome to DW! 🔆

by DNS
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How should a Buddhist dress?
Replies: 32
Views: 429

Re: How should a Buddhist dress?

I do recall one Sutta where the Buddha or one of his chief disciples was about to give a talk at a lay woman's house and she was wearing a head cover. The bhikkhu considered this disrespectful and only gave the talk after she removed the head cover.
by DNS
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How should a Buddhist dress?
Replies: 32
Views: 429

Re: How should a Buddhist dress?

I know this is a superficial questions, but I've been thinking; when I grew up boys had crew cuts and women long hair; boys pants, women skirts. I know in Islam there is a lot of crossdressing/transvestivism and what not. Does anyone know of any Buddhist dress code for laypeople other than the colo...
by DNS
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: theseus and anatta
Replies: 18
Views: 520

Re: theseus and anatta

Then there is the WW2 joke and anatta, :oops: :focus: Not off topic and good joke. :thumbsup: It is related since it's dealing with the parts of a human and what makes a "person." Moderator note: some off topic posts, comparative religion discussion moved to the connections to other paths sub-forum...
by DNS
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Soul theories and the Dhamma
Replies: 485
Views: 47242

Re: theseus and anatta

The if there is soul, there is something for sure. And Jesus brought dead alive according to Bible and cured blind and incapacitated if i remember correctly. You don't believe that though, do you? It is clearly hagiography. There are currently seven billion people alive today and the Population Ref...
by DNS
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhist view on Christianity
Replies: 138
Views: 9761

Re: Buddhist view on Christianity

Jesus was as deluded as Epicurus For a deluded guy, He sure did a lot of miracles... :thinking: Did he though? Or was it just hagiography? See also our comparative religions site: https://dharmapaths.com/ Buddhism has some of that too, for example a Sutta saying the Buddha walked and talked at birt...
by DNS
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I'm new
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: I'm new

Welcome to DW!

See also our comparative religions site:
https://dharmapaths.com/
by DNS
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Does the posture matter?
Replies: 13
Views: 199

Re: Does the posture matter?

Other traditions (Zen) emphasize the importance of posture, giving reasons from simple stability and comfort needed for longer sits to enabling right energy flows, conducive to a clearer and more vigorous meditation. Yes, I've noticed that too, especially in some Chan traditions. This tradition req...
by DNS
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Sila enough to attain Nibbana?
Replies: 5
Views: 82

Re: Is Sila enough to attain Nibbana?

“Another person has practiced the making of merit by giving as well as by moral discipline to a high degree; but he has not undertaken the making of merit by meditation. With the breakup of the body, after death, he will be reborn among humans in a favorable condition. Or he will be reborn in the c...
by DNS
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Post sutta quotes that utterly rule out nibbana being consciousness or self
Replies: 52
Views: 796

Re: Post sutta quotes that utterly rule out nibbana being consciousness or self

cappuccino wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:39 am
Buddha refuted wrong views, why can I not?
You can make your case in the other threads, great nibbana thread, etc but not here in the Classical sub-forum.
by DNS
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Post sutta quotes that utterly rule out nibbana being consciousness or self
Replies: 52
Views: 796

Re: Post sutta quotes that utterly rule out nibbana being consciousness or self

Moderator note: some off topic posts have been removed please stay on topic and respect the wishes of the OP. Refrain from posts which are only designed to refute the OP premise.
by DNS
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: theseus and anatta
Replies: 18
Views: 520

Re: theseus and anatta

So, for a time, the real Theseus ship was the one that was all gradually replaced with new parts, until all the original parts in storage were restored with new technology, and then all these restored parts were put together again to make back the Theseus ship again. Overall good analysis, but I'd ...