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by lyndon taylor
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is masturbation the same thing as killing?
Replies: 35
Views: 533

Re: Is masturbation the same thing as killing?

If you're really worried about it you could masturbate and donate your sperm to the sperm bank. :juggling:
by lyndon taylor
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Eating in the restaurant
Replies: 46
Views: 839

Re: Eating in the restaurant

But the butchers are often Muslim, I believe.
by lyndon taylor
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 434
Views: 12587

Re: POTUS 2017

I think the New York Post always has a bias.
by lyndon taylor
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Muhammad - Worthy of respect?
Replies: 111
Views: 2470

Re: Muhammad - Worthy of respect?

I'm damn well certain the UK has not allowed any known ISIS fighters to return to the UK, obviously they're talking about unknown ISIS fighters probably being among people returning to the UK. Robert Spencer is a known hatemonger, obviously he deserves to be banned, just like any real ISIS fighters ...
by lyndon taylor
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Debt to ones parents
Replies: 51
Views: 715

Re: Debt to ones parents

I have a financial debt to my parents, does that count!!! I am very grateful to them!!
by lyndon taylor
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Any followers of Thanisarro Bhikkhu who drink?
Replies: 65
Views: 1211

Re: Any followers of Thanisarro Bhikkhu who drink?

Alcohol IS a poison.
by lyndon taylor
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 63
Views: 1423

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

There are 16,000 fewer guns on the streets of Queensland after the end of a three-month national firearm amnesty. The number of unregistered weapons handed into police more than doubled in the last month of the amnesty, the first to be held across the country since gun laws were overhauled after th...
by lyndon taylor
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 63
Views: 1423

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Gun control has been a big success in Australia, but its unclear what might happen if Americans were ordered to turn in their assault rifles and illegal guns, my guess is criminals would not want to give them up, and gun fanatics would be ready to die to keep their mass killing machines, its a very ...
by lyndon taylor
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 63
Views: 1423

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Hispanics have been here as long as the white man, remember the whole South Western USA used to be Mexico, till US troops invaded.
by lyndon taylor
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 63
Views: 1423

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

The brother of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock speaks for a second time https://www.cbsnews.com/videos/the-brother-of-las-vegas-gunman-stephen-paddock-speaks-for-a-second-time/ A rather unsettling but compelling 30min + interview. We live in a world seriously lacking in compassion and empathy :gro...
by lyndon taylor
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: sit and forget: the missing link to greater heights
Replies: 22
Views: 452

Re: sit and forget: the missing link to greater heights

Explain the Tao in simple English terms, what a laugh, there's nothing simple about explaining the Tao!! It looks as if there's two of us who don't seem to understand what the Tao is, then. :) I understand what the Tao is, I just don't fancy trying to put it into simple terms, because its just not ...
by lyndon taylor
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: sit and forget: the missing link to greater heights
Replies: 22
Views: 452

Re: sit and forget: the missing link to greater heights

You don't seem to understand what the Tao is, the closest thing to the Tao in Buddhism would be the Eternal Dhamma or Dhammakaya, you'd hardly say that about the Dhamma, would you?? I might, depending on what you mean by Tao and Dhammakaya. Explain them in simple English terms, and I'll decide. Exp...
by lyndon taylor
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Why secular Buddhism is Not True"
Replies: 105
Views: 2174

Re: "Why secular Buddhism is Not True"

Hi Guys, I don't have much to say on this topic in general at the current time but I thought I'd share an essay by Bhikkhu Bodhi on the Kalama Sutta that I found interesting and should help clarify how it's commonly (mis)understood by many/most people and what it really means. It should have some r...
by lyndon taylor
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: sit and forget: the missing link to greater heights
Replies: 22
Views: 452

Re: sit and forget: the missing link to greater heights

From the linked article: "a state of deep trance or intense absorption, during which no trace of ego-identity is felt and only the underlying cosmic current of the Dao is perceived as real." This is, presumably, just before one understands that the Dao is impermanent, not self, and suffering? You d...
by lyndon taylor
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Why secular Buddhism is Not True"
Replies: 105
Views: 2174

Re: "Why secular Buddhism is Not True"

Hi Guys, I don't have much to say on this topic in general at the current time but I thought I'd share an essay by Bhikkhu Bodhi on the Kalama Sutta that I found interesting and should help clarify how it's commonly (mis)understood by many/most people and what it really means. It should have some r...
by lyndon taylor
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Why secular Buddhism is Not True"
Replies: 105
Views: 2174

Re: "Why secular Buddhism is Not True"

Actually the Kalama sutta was specifically directed to non Buddhists, not Buddhist followers, the Buddha was directing followers of other beliefs to question their beliefs, not the Buddha's, the idea being if the directed this method towards the Buddh'a teaching they would find them to be true. Act...
by lyndon taylor
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Why secular Buddhism is Not True"
Replies: 105
Views: 2174

Re: "Why secular Buddhism is Not True"

Secular Buddhists do not accept the Buddha as an authority, they let there own beliefs and prejudices override the express direction of the Buddha, they pick and chose only the teachings of the Buddha that make personal sense to them, and ignore or refute the rest. They largely base this attitude on...
by lyndon taylor
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: How Dhamma-friendly is modern libertarianism?
Replies: 68
Views: 1117

Re: How Dhamma-friendly is modern libertarianism?

Capitalism as we have come to know it did not exist in the time of the Buddha, so to call the Buddha a capitalist is preposterous IMHO Not modern capitalism, of course, but many similarities; including private ownership of land, banks, bankers, merchants, etc. I would like to see evidence that anyo...
by lyndon taylor
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: How Dhamma-friendly is modern libertarianism?
Replies: 68
Views: 1117

Re: How Dhamma-friendly is modern libertarianism?

The Buddha's society may have been more related to Feudalism.
by lyndon taylor
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: How Dhamma-friendly is modern libertarianism?
Replies: 68
Views: 1117

Re: How Dhamma-friendly is modern libertarianism?

Capitalism as we have come to know it did not exist in the time of the Buddha, so to call the Buddha a capitalist is preposterous IMHO