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by santa100
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Children and parents
Replies: 11
Views: 134

Re: Children and parents

AFAIK, in Buddhism, when parents do something bad to their children, the children are encouraged to tolerate their parents. Therefore, from Buddhism point of view, does it mean parents can do whatever they want to their children without reaping the consequences? "tolerate" is probably not the right...
by santa100
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right Livelihood & sattavaṇijjā - business in humans or in beings?
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: Right Livelihood & sattavaṇijjā - business in humans or in beings?

Similarly for Ven. Bodhi's version as explained in "Noble Eightfold Path" : The Buddha mentions five specific kinds of livelihood which bring harm to others and are therefore to be avoided: dealing in weapons, in living beings (including raising animals for slaughter as well as slave trade and prost...
by santa100
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: ariya savako: noble disciple, or disciple of noble ones?
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: ariya savako: noble disciple, or disciple of noble ones?

It'd be safe to go with the specific context. Ven. Bodhi's note from "Numerical Discourses": The Nikayas often set up a contrast between the "uninstructed worldling" (assutava puthujjana), the common person of the world who lacks training in the Buddha's teaching, and the instructed noble disciple (...
by santa100
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 105
Views: 1690

Re: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.

So basically you've been using a flawed analogy all along to prove a flawed claim all along. Wonderful. The dog analogy is also a bad analogy for trying to explain why airplanes run on kerosen and cars run on gasoline. Context is what determines weather an analogy is good or bad. Some people need i...
by santa100
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 105
Views: 1690

Re: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.

Here's an interesting find, that human races/dog breeds analogy is considered a terribly flawed analogy even by white supremacist posters on stormfront.org! (ref: https://www.stormfront.org/forum/t120656-3/?postcount=26#post941505 ). So if Circle5 posts there, he might got kicked out by the racist ...
by santa100
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 105
Views: 1690

Re: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.

Here's an interesting find, that human races/dog breeds analogy is considered a terribly flawed analogy even by white supremacist posters on stormfront.org! (ref: https://www.stormfront.org/forum/t120656-3/?postcount=26#post941505 ). So if Circle5 posts there, he might got kicked out by the racist c...
by santa100
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 105
Views: 1690

Re: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.

What is even stranger here is how some people could think that certain human race or population have higher IQ than the rest while it's so apparent that the bricks used to build our 21st century human civilization house were shaped and molded by the hands of people of all races.
by santa100
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Can we stay neutral
Replies: 15
Views: 344

Re: Can we stay neutral

That's very noble.... in theory. Sticking with your WWWIII scenario, say you and a few of your loved ones survive the first strike, will you be ready to defend your family from some marauder who is about to use violence to take away the few remaining cans of fresh water your little kids desperately ...
by santa100
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Can we stay neutral
Replies: 15
Views: 344

Re: Can we stay neutral

Can we as buddhists be able to stay neutral if America and Russia do start WW3? Somthing is about to happen in our world now. If, Buddha forbid, America and Russia start WWIII, then it's gonna be difficult to kill your enemies, for fairly soon after the first strike, the few remaining survivors are...
by santa100
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 105
Views: 1690

Re: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.

There have been many studies trying to find out how much % of IQ is dependent on genetics and how much is dependent on environment. Best of such studies are those done on twins. This is a difficult thing to measure, but some good studies regarding this have indeed been made. ... Things such as "tig...
by santa100
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 105
Views: 1690

Re: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.

that 106 average IQ of east asians is about asians living in Asia But then this leads back to the original inquiry in my previous post: is the high IQ "born" or "made"? Bottomline is it's difficult to separate out nature from nurture. The high score by itself doesn't give any useful info. unless th...
by santa100
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 105
Views: 1690

Re: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.

Aboriginal australians did not discover the wheel and some did not know how to make fire. Best city the sub-saharan africans built was the so called "Great Zimbabwe". All this while the egyptians or nubians (ethiopians) had flourishing empires and cities while living in the same climate. But since:...
by santa100
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If _you_ don't believe in rebirth, can _you_ be reborn?
Replies: 54
Views: 750

Re: If _you_ don't believe in rebirth, can _you_ be reborn?

Simple analogy, it's basic knowlege now that one's actually moving even when s/he's not moving a muscle (ie you're moving along with the earth's rotation). But not too long ago, everyone didn't believe that. Now rebirth is a bit different since there's yet concrete scientific evidences, but the logi...
by santa100
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 105
Views: 1690

Re: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.

There was an interesting BBC documentary called "Battle of the Brains" where they picked a group of 7 people who are all top-notch professionals in their fields: quantum physicist, fighter pilot, artist, etc. and had them take bunch of IQ tests. And the result was pretty predictable: the quantum phy...
by santa100
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1969
Views: 170594

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

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by santa100
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where does thoughts comes from ?
Replies: 12
Views: 221

Re: Where does thoughts comes from ?

Ven. Bodhi's version and the Pali source for further info.:
MN 18 wrote:What one feels(vedana), that one perceives(sanna). What one perceives, that one thinks about(vitakka). What one thinks about, that one mentally proliferates(papanca)
by santa100
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: The seven factors of awakening in dry insight?
Replies: 10
Views: 325

Re: The seven factors of awakening in dry insight?

Two of those require the Jhanas: piti (rapture) comes from First Jhana, and upekkha (equanimity) comes from Fourth Jhana. So how do dry insight practitioners attain piti and upekkha, or are those factors not needed? Perhaps they are not needed for stream entry and once returner, but are needed for ...
by santa100
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Constant lack of energy
Replies: 44
Views: 766

Re: Constant lack of energy

For the last few months or so I've been feeling really sluggish, with low energy and am finding it hard to get the motivation to do even simple things. I think a lot of it is due to the lack of sunlight where I'm from as when I go abroad to somewhere sunny I feel like a different person. I don't th...
by santa100
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is stealing always wrong?
Replies: 62
Views: 1154

Re: Is stealing always wrong?

This is exactly why we should be very careful with this "moral absolutism" word usage. It's abstract and confusing. Let's be very specific here and look at the specific case: 1. Is Robin Hood's act of stealing the material possessions of the corrupted king wrong? Yes. But is it 100% wrong? No (IMHO)...
by santa100
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is stealing always wrong?
Replies: 62
Views: 1154

Re: Is stealing always wrong?

No_Mind wrote:To be clear you mean stealing is not always wrong.
No, to be absolutely clear, the statement should be: "Not all cases of stealing (ie Robin Hood's kinds) is 100% wrong".