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by Pondera
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Adolf Hitler
Replies: 29
Views: 671

Re: Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler took acquisition of many Buddhist concepts. In fact, Mr. Nietzsche had a few opinions on Buddhism as well. I disagree with your assumption that he "took acquisition of many Buddhist concepts". It is simply not true. Nazism was a pastiche of ultranationalism, racism, communism/socialism...
by Pondera
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Adolf Hitler
Replies: 29
Views: 671

Re: Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler took acquisition of many Buddhist concepts. In fact, Mr. Nietzsche had a few opinions on Buddhism as well. I disagree with your assumption that he "took acquisition of many Buddhist concepts". It is simply not true. Nazism was a pastiche of ultranationalism, racism, communism/socialism...
by Pondera
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Antinatalism
Replies: 48
Views: 1651

Re: Antinatalism

How can we expect progress in the world if we don’t give birth to a generation that fights for it; that expects it; that longs for it. We should not accept that our children are a lost cause. When the absolute dead line of our past generations wrong doings have pushed the current generation into a c...
by Pondera
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Adolf Hitler
Replies: 29
Views: 671

Adolf Hitler

My understanding of this subject is very rudimentary. So I may be referring to “my understanding” repeatedly. I trust that there are members here with sophisticated knowledge of the subject. Adolf Hitler took acquisition of many Buddhist concepts. In fact, Mr. Nietzsche had a few opinions on Buddhis...
by Pondera
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: should I marry or be single?
Replies: 54
Views: 1186

Re: should I marry or be single?

I can use my own hand which is reduced week by week but my mind automatically says no if it involves someone other person. I think I dont like other person touching my part or I can't handle the guilt after I have. even using my hand, I feel awkward these days. I think negative mindset or feeling c...
by Pondera
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: should I marry or be single?
Replies: 54
Views: 1186

Re: should I marry or be single?

Why can’t you have sex? Are you physically unable? You say you use your hand. So erections and orgasms aren’t the problem. Is it a precept? Just curious. I can use my own hand which is reduced week by week but my mind automatically says no if it involves someone other person. I think I dont like ot...
by Pondera
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: should I marry or be single?
Replies: 54
Views: 1186

Re: should I marry or be single?

Why can’t you have sex? Are you physically unable? You say you use your hand. So erections and orgasms aren’t the problem. Is it a precept? Just curious.
by Pondera
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sutta Support for Jhana Distinction
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Sutta Support for Jhana Distinction

I was curious where the suttas first describe jhana as either Rupa or arupa. Can anyone provide textual evidence for this distinction?

Thank you,

Pondera
by Pondera
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Land
Replies: 14
Views: 1167

Re: Land

Very interesting indeed! What is the difference between an Arhant in Nirodha Samapatti (cessation of perception and feeling) and a non-percipient being? Thanks and I don't know, good question. The question was for someone else, but I reply to it here. I don't myself know what the difference in the ...
by Pondera
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What is Nibbana?
Replies: 31
Views: 1286

Re: What is Nibbana?

Salayatananirodha Please consider the following But how is it that you understand liberation, emancipation, and seclusion for sentient beings?” “With the ending of relish for rebirth, the finishing of perception and consciousness, and the cessation and stilling of feelings: that, sir, is how I under...
by Pondera
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Book about jhana
Replies: 22
Views: 1113

Re: Book about jhana

I’ve heard of an author “Chris LeBlanc” who has an obscure but effective approach to the Rupa jhanas. In fact he takes Rupa literally - and extends the jhanas as literal experiences of the four great existences. Let me see if I can find a link to his free PDF. OH! Here we go. It’s in the bottom of m...
by Pondera
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: media = sense fields = bases ?
Replies: 10
Views: 424

Re: media = sense fields = bases ?

You might want to also check out “philosophical realism”

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philosophical_realism
by Pondera
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: media = sense fields = bases ?
Replies: 10
Views: 424

Re: media = sense fields = bases ?

ok, for a start what does base mean.? ____ Nose - When an odorant (external volatilized chemical compounds) comes in contact with the noses sense doors (olfactory receptor neurons) a signal is transmitted to the brain where it is recognised and designated "smell, odour". Eyes - When photons...(rods...
by Pondera
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What is Nibbana?
Replies: 31
Views: 1286

Re: What is Nibbana?

Nibbana is the cessation of perception and feeling. Nibbana is the end of the defilements. Nibbana is the end of the effluents. Nibbana is the ultimate freedom of heart. Nibbana is cessation. Nibbana is Unbinding. Nibbana is freedom from contact. Nibbana is the state of non-grasping. Nibbana is desc...
by Pondera
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will Buddhism die?
Replies: 10
Views: 441

Re: Will Buddhism die?

I think he might mean the “deathless”.