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by Sam Vara
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How "letting go" of Buddhism differ from the letting go of Taoism?
Replies: 22
Views: 400

Re: How "letting go" of Buddhism differ from the letting go of Taoism?

What is appropriation? Could you give me some examples in Buddhist context,please? I've a feeling something far more abstruse will be meant here, but sometimes upādāna is translated as "appropriation". Upadana means holding some thing with tight hand. So appropriation means holding to some thing wi...
by Sam Vara
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How "letting go" of Buddhism differ from the letting go of Taoism?
Replies: 22
Views: 400

Re: How "letting go" of Buddhism differ from the letting go of Taoism?

n the Suttas paṭinissagga and its synonym vossagga are the words that usually get translated ‘relinquishment’, ‘letting go’ and suchlike. What is relinquished is appropriation (ādāna) which is a term for taṇhā and upādāna. .... https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=16201&start=15#p344574 Yes...
by Sam Vara
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Imperfect morality and sotapanna
Replies: 153
Views: 4705

Re: Imperfect morality and sotapanna

Lying can be done at times, say when refusal to wear a mask in public currently. I feel it important to stand against the demonic forces in power. (...) If this resonates with even 1% or less of population it does not make it ignorant or delusion. Majority can and often are manipulated, this is her...
by Sam Vara
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Similarities between Primordial Soup and Aggañña Sutta
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: Similarities between Primordial Soup and Aggañña Sutta

According to Haldane the primitive Earth's atmosphere was essentially reducing, with little or no oxygen. Ultraviolet rays from the Sun induced reactions on a mixture of water, carbon dioxide, and ammonia. Organic substances such as sugars and protein components (amino acids) were synthesised. Thes...
by Sam Vara
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Similarities between Primordial Soup and Aggañña Sutta
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: Similarities between Primordial Soup and Aggañña Sutta

According to Haldane the primitive Earth's atmosphere was essentially reducing, with little or no oxygen. Ultraviolet rays from the Sun induced reactions on a mixture of water, carbon dioxide, and ammonia. Organic substances such as sugars and protein components (amino acids) were synthesised. Thes...
by Sam Vara
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: question criticizing
Replies: 14
Views: 273

Re: question criticizing

I used to think that criticism was bad but im a little confused now, maybe constructive criticism like teaching others is good. I remember a quote of the dhammapada that says that one that criticize others hides his own faults. I think that a helpful way to think of it is to consider the intention ...
by Sam Vara
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: question criticizing
Replies: 14
Views: 273

Re: question criticizing

Is there some evidence in which Buddha or some ariya disciple criticize someone? Do you mean are there accounts in the suttas of the Buddha and his disciples criticising someone? If so, there are plenty. The Buddha robustly criticised those who misrepresented his teaching, and also those who taught...
by Sam Vara
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How "letting go" of Buddhism differ from the letting go of Taoism?
Replies: 22
Views: 400

Re: How "letting go" of Buddhism differ from the letting go of Taoism?

... but it's usually rendered as "abandons, gives up, relinquishes" etc. in the more popular translations. If "abandons, gives up, relinquishes" refers to habits of 'settling down on' then that's appropriate and describes a release. Well, it doesn't normally mean that in English, and it's not what ...
by Sam Vara
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How "letting go" of Buddhism differ from the letting go of Taoism?
Replies: 22
Views: 400

Re: How "letting go" of Buddhism differ from the letting go of Taoism?

Is there any source of "letting go" as a teaching of Gotama among English sutta translations? I would have thought it was a translation of pajahati and similar, which are found throughout the suttas. The Forest Tradition and Ajahn Sumedho in particular have helped to popularise the term, but it's u...
by Sam Vara
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Dad bods are best for family men
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Dad bods are best for family men

Reassuring, but anything about "Granddad bods"?
by Sam Vara
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How "letting go" of Buddhism differ from the letting go of Taoism?
Replies: 22
Views: 400

Re: How "letting go" of Buddhism differ from the letting go of Taoism?

SarathW wrote: Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:24 am How letting go of Buddhism differ from the letting go of Taoism?
Thanks for two very nice videos.

My thoughts are that the suttas emphasise letting go to a lesser extent; that they also emphasise Right Effort, and say that we should uproot the anusayā.
by Sam Vara
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Ok buddhism is true but my reaction is depression
Replies: 31
Views: 727

Re: Ok buddhism is true but my reaction is depression

Hey thanks for all the replies. I think before i reply to any i have to clarify the first noble truth 1. Life is suffering Does this mean there is absolutely no possible way to have a world without suffering. What if I was reborn into realms of devas, wouldn't their world be without suffering. Why ...
by Sam Vara
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Ok buddhism is true but my reaction is depression
Replies: 31
Views: 727

Re: Ok buddhism is true but my reaction is depression

Hello everyone, So I have been questioning buddhism for a while now and come to realise infact it is the truth. However my reaction is depression. I feel like this worldly things are useless but this makes me depressed and not energetic to find liberation . I hope you all understand my question. I ...
by Sam Vara
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Are we Alt-Buddhists?
Replies: 37
Views: 804

Re: Are we Alt-Buddhists?

Alt Buddhists? On Dhamma Wheel?

Sure.

A
Loving
Tribe.
by Sam Vara
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right livelihood systematization
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Right livelihood systematization

I need help about finding a text. I came across a pdf text where I remember there was a systematization of right livelihood, giving pali names for several types of right livelihood, and then giving lists for each of those types. One type was a list of not doing "Business in weapons, business in hum...