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by perkele
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 61
Views: 571

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

so that we can empower the reform movement against the fundamentalists Seriously? A Buddhist forum to empower the reform movement against fundamentalist Islamism? We should reform Islam? I really don't think many muslims would listen to buddhists' ideas on how to reform their religion on some inter...
by perkele
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 61
Views: 571

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

Hi perkele I think specifically the first post from Modus.Ponens (& conected posts) are not appropriate, offensive and disrespectful and should have been removed at the time and should be removed now. I don't see what sense that would make. That the mentioned post was inappropriate, offensive and d...
by perkele
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 61
Views: 571

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

I don't think it is generally a good idea to delete threads or make them invisible for eternity in most cases. Thank you David. You might want to have a look at this thread as well (even though it is very old). https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?t=4713 There was discussion, disparagement, disagre...
by perkele
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Bodhisattva Path of Theravada
Replies: 9
Views: 101

Re: Bodhisattva Path of Theravada

I meant he doesn't deliberately not progress, but rather progresses over lifetimes, perfecting the paramitas. He doesn't get full-enlightenment and then forego nibbana, the way a Mahayana enlightened master would, as far as I understand the concept and differences between Theravada and Mahayana. I ...
by perkele
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Bodhisattva Path of Theravada
Replies: 9
Views: 101

Re: Bodhisattva Path of Theravada

And then the other big difference is that the Bodhisatta in Theravada does not "forego" nibbana for saving other sentient beings, rather he perfects his paramitas over numerous liftetimes. Well, it seems he forgoes it at least for the several eons through which he has to perfect his paramita in ord...
by perkele
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 51
Views: 452

Re: Right Speech: Getting Personal

I hope not to be the pig in these discussions, but Sam Vara and I are getting muddy. It is not enjoyable. I think you have started the mud-wrestling. Excuse me for getting personal. I may have misunderstood you. /.../ Please let me know if this understanding is incorrect. When you stated, "The same...
by perkele
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 61
Views: 571

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

This is not a black-and-white issue between forbidding all discussion of other faiths versus allowing wholesale disparagement of any kind. A reasonable line could be drawn such that comments which show open contempt for other traditions are a violation of TOS. While in theory this sounds plausible,...
by perkele
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 61
Views: 571

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

They self-identify as Buddhists. Does that make them Buddhists? In my private language : "being a buddhist" = "self-identifying as buddhist and believing in the Buddha as a spiritual authority showing an actual path to salvation (although not necessarily understanding his teachings and following th...
by perkele
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 61
Views: 571

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

I don't think the posts are viewed as a violation of TOS, so reporting them will not prevent some Buddhists here from disparaging other faiths. /.../ Maybe if enough members start reporting posts which disparage other faiths, it will make a difference? I encourage Members to speak out. I am sure th...
by perkele
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 61
Views: 571

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

Do you believe that all or most or many muslims think that way towards you (as well as towards other "infidels)? Yes. It's part of their doctrine. I'm not well-versed in their doctrine. Maybe their doctrine states that this is what will happen to unbelievers but this wouldn't imply that they hope f...
by perkele
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 61
Views: 571

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

binocular wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:22 pm
There's a bigger problem: How does one show goodwill to someone who wishes one suffering forever and ever?
Do you believe that all or most or many muslims think that way towards you (as well as towards other "infidels")?
by perkele
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 61
Views: 571

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

. Buddhists are persecuting Rohingya Muslims Now you are disparaging Buddhists! Yes. Just because some journalists and politicians call some Burmese people "Buddhists" doesn't make those people Buddhists. Religious identifications aren't to be taken so easily. Well, they are most probably buddhist ...
by perkele
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: AN 10.76: What do shame, remorse, and negligence refer to?
Replies: 52
Views: 552

Re: AN 10.76: What do shame, remorse, and negligence refer to?

The translation is I.B. Horner's. Thanks Bhante. Ayya Vimala already clarified this for me on SuttaCentral . I had forgotten to edit my post. On Sutta Central if someone posts a link to an English translation, like this: https://suttacentral.net/en/mn61 you can find out who the translator is by rem...
by perkele
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: AN 10.76: What do shame, remorse, and negligence refer to?
Replies: 52
Views: 552

Re: AN 10.76: What do shame, remorse, and negligence refer to?

In light of such possibilities, could it not make sense that the Buddha recommended feeling remorseful in response to certain situations (actions one performed, by body, speech or mind)? (I'll have to look for that older thread.) Please do find that older thread; it sounds interesting! I'm sorry to...
by perkele
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: AN 10.76: What do shame, remorse, and negligence refer to?
Replies: 52
Views: 552

Re: AN 10.76: What do shame, remorse, and negligence refer to?

perkele wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:45 pm
Bhante, whose translation is this?
Ayya Vimala on the SuttaCentral forum clarified that the translation quoted earlier was by I.B. Horner.
by perkele
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: AN 10.76: What do shame, remorse, and negligence refer to?
Replies: 52
Views: 552

Re: AN 10.76: What do shame, remorse, and negligence refer to?

The Buddha never commends feeling remorseful, for remorse ( kukkucca is a hindrance and always unskilful. The passage you allude to advises not remorse, but rather reflection on the nature of a mental action one has performed. Was this an unskilled deed of mind, its yield anguish, its result anguis...
by perkele
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth - So many human beings
Replies: 14
Views: 292

Re: Rebirth - So many human beings

Dwindling animal populations? Not on earth there is no dwindling, just some species, but not the total animal population. There are plenty of animals, gazillions actually. I read that there are approximately 250 million insects for every human being. That's a lot of animals, just in insects! Insect...
by perkele
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: The arising of the four paths endures for only one mind-moment
Replies: 46
Views: 1151

Re: The arising of the four paths endures for only one mind-moment

Thank you, theY, for giving this very patient and careful explanation. Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu! :anjali: You have given very good reasoning from suttas to show the difference betwenn saddhānusārī and dhammānusārī and "yesaṃ mayi saddhāmattaṃ pemamattaṃ" . I think I have to learn what is one vīthi (thoug...
by perkele
Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: The arising of the four paths endures for only one mind-moment
Replies: 46
Views: 1151

Re: The arising of the four paths endures for only one mind-moment

Okay, I understand this. Thanks. But I have a question about dhammanusari, saddhanusari (practicing to become sotapanna, they belong to the 8 persons as mentioned in sutta MN 142 quoted by Zom). At which point here in this list are dhammanusari/saddhanusari? To be sotāpanna-ariya: puthujana's lokiya...
by perkele
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: list wrong views that you might say 'smh' to
Replies: 30
Views: 550

Re: list wrong views that you might say 'smh' to

DNS wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:13 pm
And then there is also the practice of karuna (compassion).
Right, this is central to the Buddha's teachings, and there is nothing in them which would condone mistreating someone for their misfortune, whether or not this misfortune is caused by previous kamma.