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by Sam Vara
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: No meta-discussion opens the door to propaganda and irresponsible behavior
Replies: 19
Views: 259

Re: No meta-discussion opens the door to propaganda and irresponsible behavior

binocular wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:00 pm
So this is a Buddhist venue which doesn't have to operate by dhammic principles?
Nothing has to operate by dhammic principles. People can choose to operate by dhammic principles by avoiding defilements of thought and speech, and the ToS and culture of Dhamma Wheel can facilitate that.
by Sam Vara
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: No meta-discussion opens the door to propaganda and irresponsible behavior
Replies: 19
Views: 259

Re: No meta-discussion opens the door to propaganda and irresponsible behavior

If someone wants to be hypocritical, or indeed demonstrate any unwholesome qualities, then that's up to them. I'm not here to police morality. I'm here to discuss dhamma. In terms of moderation, I'm here to help ensure that the ToS are adhered to. Then you appear to be the kind of Dhamma practition...
by Sam Vara
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Signs of Kali Yuga
Replies: 60
Views: 740

Re: Signs of Kali Yuga

Hi Sam My concern is to make sure that discussions do not develop into a rambling free-for-all. If people want to explore connections to other paths, they are very welcome to start new threads. But why are you so supportive of such degenerative views which would give Theravada Buddhist a bad name a...
by Sam Vara
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Signs of Kali Yuga
Replies: 60
Views: 740

Re: Signs of Kali Yuga

Thank you to DooDoot for bringing this back to topic. Please could contributors ensure that it stays about Kali Yuga, and doesn't develop into a general discussion about Buddhism and other Indian systems. And keep it civil, eh? Off-topic and ad hominem posts will be removed. if were disagreeing and...
by Sam Vara
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: enlightenment in theravada
Replies: 11
Views: 67

Re: enlightenment in theravada

This realization can be further defined as seeing the cessation of aggregates and knowing the unmade. Knowing the unmade I agree with, but what do you mean by "cessation of the aggregates"? Aren't the aggregates just a model of experience? Wouldn't that just mean the cessation of experience?
by Sam Vara
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Signs of Kali Yuga
Replies: 60
Views: 740

Re: Signs of Kali Yuga

Thank you to DooDoot for bringing this back to topic. Please could contributors ensure that it stays about Kali Yuga, and doesn't develop into a general discussion about Buddhism and other Indian systems.

And keep it civil, eh?

Off-topic and ad hominem posts will be removed.
by Sam Vara
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Boys in cave: the meditation perspective
Replies: 23
Views: 340

Re: Boys in cave: the meditation perspective

i do see a lot of positives Sam, but they dont need to be spoken about as they dont lead to tensions, they naturally work themselves out. I am not totally against pharmaceuticals although I dont take or have never felt the need to take as of yet and have always remained healthy I am just saying whe...
by Sam Vara
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Boys in cave: the meditation perspective
Replies: 23
Views: 340

Re: Boys in cave: the meditation perspective

a foreign culture trying to box another culture into its own image and ideas and terminology. Just another example of cultural and spirtual ignorance.... Same thing, same technique that happens all over the ancient world from monotheists, they do it South American Cultures, African cultures, Indian...
by Sam Vara
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: No meta-discussion opens the door to propaganda and irresponsible behavior
Replies: 19
Views: 259

Re: No meta-discussion opens the door to propaganda and irresponsible behavior

I don't have an issue with it. Whether or not their views are hypocritical, I can still judge those views as views, rather than expressions of someone's integrity and intellectual coherence. In fact, even if I find their integrity and intellectual coherence to be lacking, I can still tolerate that....
by Sam Vara
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Boys in cave: the meditation perspective
Replies: 23
Views: 340

Re: Boys in cave: the meditation perspective

The cultural ignorance is so thick here, its neither religious of mythological, its just beyond the scope of most normal peoples perception and cultural conditions. Could you say whose cultural ignorance you are referring to? In the thread above, we have people talking about the boys meditating, th...
by Sam Vara
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Signs of Kali Yuga
Replies: 60
Views: 740

Re: Signs of Kali Yuga

If Nibbana and Brahman are the ineffable, they must be the same, just a different language or nuance. This, I'm afraid, does not stand as a valid argument. It needs another premise if it is to escape from being invalid or merely tautological. The premise needs to be something along the lines of "Ev...
by Sam Vara
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The benefits of silence
Replies: 49
Views: 1289

Re: The benefits of silence

Have we established that Sam Vara is a fascist? I think a lot of his responses show this to be the case. But, maybe there is some intelligence in his point of view that we don't see? Perhaps the fascist right wing have it right. Are we mistaken? I like to think I look great in Hugo Boss, but I don'...
by Sam Vara
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The benefits of silence
Replies: 49
Views: 1289

Re: The benefits of silence

Saengnapha wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:03 am

I think you've been lost so don't blame it on me. :focus:
I'm not lost, and I'm not blaming anything on you.
by Sam Vara
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What experiences happiness in Nibbana?
Replies: 53
Views: 607

Re: What experiences happiness in Nibbana?

Abusive posts and material removed.

Contributors, please remember that abusive language disrupts discussion and will not be allowed.
by Sam Vara
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The benefits of silence
Replies: 49
Views: 1289

Re: The benefits of silence

A lay having renunciate sadness?? Yes, why not? Nekkhamasitam domanassam is renunciate, as opposed to renunciant, sadness, grief, or distress. Now, you are defending your image as I said earlier. Your position is quite weak and only applicable in an intellectual way. Reality has a way of taking awa...