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by DNS
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member (From Ireland)
Replies: 14
Views: 41

Re: New Member (From Ireland)

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Jhanas and Nirvana
Replies: 15
Views: 255

Re: Jhanas and Nirvana

And what is right concentration? There is the case where a monk; quite withdrawn from sensuality, withdrawn from unskillful (mental) qualities enters and remains in the first jhana . . . second . . . third . . . fourth . . . this is called right concentration (Samma Samadhi) . (Samyutta Nikaya 45.8...
by DNS
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 23
Views: 496

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

When they want to leave, you have to insist that they stay longer (regardless if you mean it or not). If you are eating something and don't ask them to eat with you, this would be extremely rude. If they accept your offer immediately, that would be a sign of greediness, and a simple no answer does ...
by DNS
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Jhanas and Nirvana
Replies: 15
Views: 255

Re: Jhanas and Nirvana

Should every person who is going to attain the Nirvana follow the 1-8 jhanas? Or the jhanas only work for some? For example, I know there were many who attained the Nirvana just by listening to a dhamma talk or cleaning a compond of the monastery? So I feel like working on 1-8 jhanas kinda only spe...
by DNS
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: No meta-discussion opens the door to propaganda and irresponsible behavior
Replies: 25
Views: 495

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

As far as I understand it, a statement may be an acceptable ad hominem; if it is against another person's character and motive and it is directly related to the issue at hand. For example, a person calling out someone opposed to alcohol consumption but then noting that this same person regularly dri...
by DNS
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Online education courses
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Re: Online education courses

This is more appropriate for a lounge topic or possibly for an engaged Buddhist section, which we don't have here any more. Instead you could post it over at one of our sister sites:
https://dharmawheel.org/
by DNS
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: new member
Replies: 7
Views: 72

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: 69
Views: 1054

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: 171

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: 276

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: 276

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: 276

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: 41
Views: 685

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: 343

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: 114

Re: Greetings from Canada

Welcome to DW!