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by perkele
Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Circle5 obsessively labelling other people Solipsists
Replies: 81
Views: 708

Re: Circle5 obsessively labelling other people Solipsists

We should have a subforum only for discussions among philosophical zombies.
by perkele
Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Story about Deerghayu or similar name
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: Story about Deerghayu or similar name

I have never heard of that story. But a similar name that comes to mind is Dighavu (or Dighayu) http://www.palikanon.com/english/pali_names/d/diighaayu.htm, or Dighiti. No idea what the difference between these forms is. There is a jataka story about a prince Dighavu or Dighayu or Dighiti: Jat 371: ...
by perkele
Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Internal / External - significance and meaning
Replies: 42
Views: 618

Re: Internal / External - significance and meaning

Have another look at the first couple of paragraphs of the OP. I wasn't advocating solipism or idealism by using the model of the sense bases, just suggesting a practical way of understanding the internal/external distinction. My assumption is that suttas like these were written primarily to facili...
by perkele
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Internal / External - significance and meaning
Replies: 42
Views: 618

Re: Internal / External - significance and meaning

Greetings Circle5, And many other suttas, but solipsist just don't like it. There is one thing to be a solipsist, another to claim solipsism is based on the suttas. :offtopic: :strawman: I'm not sure how many times you need to be told until you comprehend this, but solipsism is not being advocated....
by perkele
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: twice-a-night sleep
Replies: 11
Views: 141

Re: twice-a-night sleep

I've had such a sleep pattern consistently for several weeks just recently. That was due to work-related restlessness, waking me up every night with the thought "I have to get done with this", and then some hours of being too groggy to actually put anything into order and just idling away and wastin...
by perkele
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Cambodian Belief About Suicide by Hanging
Replies: 0
Views: 78

Cambodian Belief About Suicide by Hanging

Since suicide seems to be a hot (at least potentially still warm ) topic at the moment - I just recently came across this story here: Cambodian Belief About Suicide by Hanging I found it interesting and amusing, and hopefully potentially uplifting in some way for someone maybe. Personally i still be...
by perkele
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahants, Aversion and Suicide
Replies: 14
Views: 273

Re: Arahants, Aversion and Suicide

There is a widely spread belief that people who commit suicide are doing so out of despair, or in the hope that killing themselves would bring them an end to their suffering. Some people who commit suicide probably are despaired, and some others hope that by killing themselves, their suffering woul...
by perkele
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Debt to ones parents
Replies: 39
Views: 382

Re: Debt to ones parents

If you think that it's "messed up" to attribute a debt to children who are hurt by their children, then consider two children from identically abusive and neglecting backgrounds. One child grows up to think "My parents were horrible people by all standards of morality that I know". The other child ...
by perkele
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nāma-rūpa is best rendered as...?
Replies: 68
Views: 1165

Re: Nāma-rūpa is best rendered as...?

Nama-rupa - name and form, are these complementary parts of conscious experience: the image and its label. How does this relate to suffering & the cessation of suffering? Does labelling a form a "dog" or "tree" or "moon" cause suffering? Your question makes no sense to me. Mentality/materiality and...
by perkele
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nāma-rūpa is best rendered as...?
Replies: 68
Views: 1165

Re: Nāma-rūpa is best rendered as...?

Bhante Madawela Punnaji has translated Nama as "label" and Rupa as "Image" which seems to be more compatible to the anatta doctrine as there is no permanence in either nama or rupa. Actually that is how I understand it too, but no Sutta support for it. The way I understand we give a name to a Rupa....
by perkele
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Evola: Dharma for Fascists
Replies: 49
Views: 731

Re: Evola: Dharma for Fascists

Garrib wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:33 pm
I cannot be sure, but something tells me there is growing support for monasticism in the west. I hope this trend continues.
What divinations did you apply to arrive at this assumption?
by perkele
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Dogs do it better"
Replies: 42
Views: 7897

Re: "Dogs do it better"

Hi Individual, The only thing that comes to mind is the Soṇa Sutta (AN. iii. 221-2), where the Buddha describes the five ways in which dogs are better than brahmins, owing to the latter's discarding of their ancient customs. It's one of a series of suttas where the Buddha decries how the brahmins o...
by perkele
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Dogs do it better"
Replies: 42
Views: 7897

Re: "Dogs do it better"

Referring to the point about Brahmins having sex only with non-brahmins, does this mean that it is better to have sex only with those in one’s caste? If so, does this have any implications for people who belong to an ethnic group that doesn’t have a caste system? Caste is not necessarily the same a...
by perkele
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wrong view and Avici Hell
Replies: 28
Views: 495

Re: Wrong view and Avici Hell

In other words, he might have just lied "for a good cause". I believe that is simply not compatible with enlightenment. I guess it depends on what one considers to be "lies" - but anyway, lets not argue, perkele. I'm happy with the practice advice I've had from teachers with two different tradition...
by perkele
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 63
Views: 1286

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Greetings Perkele, I have no idea quite how it would play out in practice, nor even if it would. The main point of my post was to put forward an alternative perspective to the commonly presented view that the 2nd amendment is a remnant of a bygone era. Metta, Paul. :) Okay. I think that it should b...
by perkele
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wrong view and Avici Hell
Replies: 28
Views: 495

Re: Wrong view and Avici Hell

I'm not suggesting for one moment that the Buddha wasn't enlightened but its possible that he could have been using what is called "skillful means" to teach the people around him in accordance with the beliefs that were popular in India at that time. In other words, he might have just lied "for a g...
by perkele
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1723
Views: 146601

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

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by perkele
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wrong view and Avici Hell
Replies: 28
Views: 495

Re: Wrong view and Avici Hell

You will also hear alot of it from the Buddha himself in the suttas. Sure, but everybody believed in other realms and a flat world in Iron Age India 2,500 years ago. . But the Buddha maintained that he had seen these things with his own eyes, according to what is taught in the suttas. And according...
by perkele
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Server migration Sept 22
Replies: 95
Views: 1834

Re: Server migration Sept 22

I heard this might work too: https://developers.google.com/speed/public-dns/ Yes, that's what Mkoll suggested , Google's DNS server. It seems rock-solid, ultra-fast for the huge capacity it serves, and has become something like the standard alternative for everyone worldwide when some local ISPs' d...
by perkele
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 63
Views: 1286

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

When there are self-confessed "open borders" globalists who would love nothing more than to take control of, and dissolve the nation state of the United States of America, whose constitution and unique spirit represents many values that they find problematic, I do see how the 2nd amendment does sti...