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by Sherab
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Religious tolerance
Replies: 11
Views: 293

Re: Religious tolerance

The Buddha was only interested in liberating sentient beings from senseless samsara. That's it and nothing else. Not at all. Have you read the suttas? He have advice to householders about how to have a happy and healthy life, he advised devout lay-followers of other religions to continue to support...
by Sherab
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Religious tolerance
Replies: 11
Views: 293

Re: Religious tolerance

form wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:30 am
Did the Buddha promote tolerance towards other religions?
What a weird question. Why would the Buddha promote tolerance or intolerance of any religion? The Buddha was only interested in liberating sentient beings from senseless samsara. That's it and nothing else.
by Sherab
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Religion of peace
Replies: 69
Views: 2899

Re: Religion of peace

Summary: Islam - bad. Buddhism - good. I mean yeah, although Islam isn’t completely awful. It does have some nice bits. The nice bits can be argued away within the teachings of the Qur'an itself. That is how ISIS and its ilk can commit atrocities and still hold that their actions are holy and sanct...
by Sherab
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Idealism
Replies: 141
Views: 3271

Re: Idealism

Sorry but I'm not following your analysis here. The Suttas describe sense-consciousness arising in dependence upon sense-bases and sense-objects, which are derived from form. Eg eye-consciousness arises in dependence on eye and visible form The fact that there are sense-objects pretty much rules ou...
by Sherab
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Idealism
Replies: 141
Views: 3271

Re: Idealism

Wouldn't materialism in this sense preclude the existence of God? You are one step ahead of me. :embarassed: I want to correct this to: If the most fundamental level of phenomena is material, then mental phenomena are ultimately emergences of the material. It would also imply that there is no way t...
by Sherab
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Idealism
Replies: 141
Views: 3271

Re: Idealism

If the most fundamental level of phenomena is material, then mental phenomena are ultimately emergences of the material. It would also imply that there is no way that the mind/consciousness, being an emergent of that fundamental level can ever access that level. If so, then there is no possibility ...
by Sherab
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Idealism
Replies: 141
Views: 3271

Re: Idealism

If the most fundamental level of phenomena is material, then mental phenomena are ultimately emergences of the material. It would also imply that there is no way that the mind/consciousness, being an emergent of that fundamental level can ever access that level. If so, then there is no possibility o...
by Sherab
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do scientists say there is a reality not subject to time?
Replies: 19
Views: 677

Re: Do scientists say there is a reality not subject to time?

Do scientists say there is a reality not subject to time?......there are a really lot of scientists in the world and some of them are psychotic.....if you listen long enough you will here some "scientist" say just about everything you can imagine..... .....and.....if talking about "scientists" who ...
by Sherab
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Religion of peace
Replies: 69
Views: 2899

Re: Religion of peace

19:00 to 21:00 ...this says it all... Indeed. A good person will do good things. But, sometimes, religion can get in the way and stop a good person from doing good things. To understand why that can be the case, we have to look at what the religion teaches. I see religion like a package of viruses ...
by Sherab
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do scientists say there is a reality not subject to time?
Replies: 19
Views: 677

Re: Do scientists say there is a reality not subject to time?

Do scientists say there is a reality not subject to time? Hi Sarath, just keep in mind the guidelines of connections to other paths. Perhaps you can find a way to connect this with Theravada? Thanks, SDC The way I understand Anicca is the word for time in Buddhism. What if there is a dimension noth...
by Sherab
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Distinguishing equanimity from indifference
Replies: 16
Views: 490

Re: Distinguishing equanimity from indifference

When one has equanimity, one can have loving kindness or be compassionate EQUALLY towards all sentient beings. That is not the case when one is indifferent. One can only be equally unfeeling towards all others.
by Sherab
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Religion of peace
Replies: 69
Views: 2899

Re: Religion of peace

It is the views that a religion propagates that will determine whether it is peaceful or not. I think in general, humans are generally good. But they are also easily subjected to group-think. In that sense, nobel laurette Steven Weinbeg was correct to say that: “With or without religion, good peopl...
by Sherab
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Religion of peace
Replies: 69
Views: 2899

Re: Religion of peace

It is the views that a religion propagates that will determine whether it is peaceful or not. I think in general, humans are generally good. But they are also easily subjected to group-think. In that sense, nobel laurette Steven Weinbeg was correct to say that: “With or without religion, good peopl...
by Sherab
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Religion of peace
Replies: 69
Views: 2899

Re: Religion of peace

It is the views that a religion propagates that will determine whether it is peaceful or not. I think in general, humans are generally good. But they are also easily subjected to group-think. In that sense, nobel laurette Steven Weinbeg was correct to say that: “With or without religion, good people...
by Sherab
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Form is emptiness
Replies: 115
Views: 3553

Re: Form is emptiness

Im not sure what they mean, they are just examples of the way sunyata is reified. Possibly it's due to the influence of other religious traditions that Buddhism has mingled with, and adapted to. Sometimes people talk about sunyata, and it sounds more like Brahman. :shrug: I think that sunyata/empti...