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by pulga
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Is MN 140 a fake sutta?
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: Is MN 140 a fake sutta?

It appears Venerable Ñanavira would have agreed there is an issue here. One possible explanation (to overcome the fake impression) is the Buddha was speaking to a person (Pukkusati) that did not know the Buddhist teachings; thus the Buddha spoke in the conventional everyday language of his Indian s...
by pulga
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Is MN 140 a fake sutta?
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: Is MN 140 a fake sutta?

While I think the translation of " termination of life " for " jīvitapariyādānā " is OK, how can Nibbana occur " paraṃ maraṇā " as described in MN 140? :shrug: Any opinions? It's a variant reading that seems to have been preferred by the Burmese, at least it's in the Chattha Sangayana edition of th...
by pulga
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)
Replies: 96
Views: 1941

Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

Hopefully Mattis still has Trump's ear in how to deal with this situation. The President's tweet is promising.
by pulga
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Politics is boring
Replies: 11
Views: 215

Re: Politics is boring

When, bhikkhus, a bhikkhu understands as they really are the origin and passing away of the six bases of contact, their satisfaction, unsatisfactoriness, and the escape from them, then he understands what transcends all these views. -- Brahmajāla Sutta
by pulga
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 531
Views: 21664

Re: POTUS 2017

Granted that campaign violations are crimes, they happen all the time. I think the DOJ is being too aggressive in its investigation of Cohen, possibly with the intention of baiting Trump to fire Mueller.
by pulga
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 531
Views: 21664

Re: POTUS 2017

Tucker nailed it.
by pulga
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Has anyone notice no aid from Islamic country for non Muslims ?
Replies: 47
Views: 1005

Re: Has anyone notice no aid from Islamic country for non Muslims ?

Upeksha wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:45 am
Can everyone please read this before they reply:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Proto ... rs_of_Zion
Not that I agree with Mrs. Webster, but there are more nuanced theories about the text. For more on the Protocols:

www.newensign.christsassembly.com/The%2 ... -Nesta.pdf
by pulga
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 531
Views: 21664

Re: POTUS 2017

Mattis is still the dominant advisor when it comes to North Korea. Where did you read this?....or is it just that you can see inside the mind of the trump. chownah It's just my take on the situation. President Trump doesn't want Kim to back out of the negotiations, and with Bolton on his team that ...
by pulga
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 531
Views: 21664

Re: POTUS 2017

yeah right!! your Mr. World Peace just appointed John Bolton in charge a national security. With the upcoming talks with Kim Jong-un it's a very shrewd move on Trump's part. The President likes a diversity of opinions when dealing with problems, so I don't think that he's suddenly become hawkish. M...
by pulga
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 531
Views: 21664

Re: POTUS 2017

Madame Albright shares Hillary Clinton's penchant for aggressive U.S. foreign policy. “If we have to use force, it is because we are America! We are the indispensable nation. We stand tall, and we see further into the future.” Trump on the other hand seems more of a pragmatist, preferring dialogue a...
by pulga
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Some Understanding Problems about Fundamental Structure by Nanavira
Replies: 9
Views: 1002

Re: Some Understanding Problems about Fundamental Structure by Nanavira

Keeping in mind that given the nature of the saḷāyatana we are context incarnate, this article is helpful in gaining some understanding of Ven. Ñanavira's Fundamental Structure.


Context as a Structure of Emergence. An Inquiry from a phenomenological point of view
by pulga
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americans will never give up their guns.
Replies: 196
Views: 6329

Re: Americans will never give up their guns.

retrofuturist wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:43 am

The Real Collusion Story (a long article, but excellent)
Agreed. I printed it out and gave it a close read. I look forward to the day when the major players in the smear face justice. They've done a lot of harm to the nation.
by pulga
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 531
Views: 21664

Re: POTUS 2017

My personal opinion is that if a person opens a public business, they should serve the public equally. So far the courts have upheld that position based on the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Thank you for your thoughts. It'll be interesting -- and important -- to see the way the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. ...
by pulga
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 531
Views: 21664

Re: POTUS 2017

Justsit wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:46 pm
The issue is a very slippery slope. If the Court allows individual beliefs to supersede the Constitution and other laws, who decides where and when that is appropriate and "sincere?"
Should an Orthodox Jew be compelled to cater a Ku Klux Klan rally?
by pulga
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 531
Views: 21664

Re: POTUS 2017

The Constitution prohibits the establishment of religion. Upholding the law of the land is not "forcing" anything on persons with religious beliefs any more than anyone else is "forced" to obey the law. So It comes down to the law of the land. Also from the op-ed: In Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorad...
by pulga
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 531
Views: 21664

Re: POTUS 2017

"Secularism" asserts the right to be free from religious rule and teachings, or, in a state declared to be neutral on matters of belief, from the imposition by government of religion or religious practices upon its people. This principle is specifically promulgated in the First Amendment of the US ...
by pulga
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 531
Views: 21664

Re: POTUS 2017

"Religious liberty" is a dog whistle for "everyone must live by Christian standards and values." Conservative Christians have exactly no interest in religious liberty for anyone but themselves and those who believe the same way they do. From the op-ed it's clear that the secularists share the same ...
by pulga
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 531
Views: 21664

Re: POTUS 2017

Conservative Christians support President Trump because he is a champion of religious liberty.

Stormy Daniels vs. Trump -- Here's why conservative Christians are sticking with the president
by pulga
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 531
Views: 21664

Re: POTUS 2017

(Useful viewing for anyone who hates Donald Trump or originally previously bought into the whole "Russia!" narrative, but is now having second thoughts, since no collusion has been found...) .... Good stuff. Once the OIG report is made public the appointment of a special counsel will be inevitable....
by pulga
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 529
Views: 20987

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Niall Ferguson on the effects of social networking.