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by Mr Man
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 119
Views: 1157

Re: Right Speech: Getting Personal

You do realize, though, that people have reported your posts for repeated personal attack? Hi binocular How do you know this? The perception that you say you have of yourself and the perception that many posters here have of you, differ greatly. I imagine that would apply to most people in this for...
by Mr Man
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 302
Views: 9841

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Hi pulga Certainly Mr. Sweden doesn't deserve to be sentenced to prison. I guess that would depend on what he did and the laws of the land in which he lives. Europe seems to be going in the wrong direction when it comes to individual liberties. In my experience, in the UK, I don't think that is true...
by Mr Man
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 302
Views: 9841

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

pulga wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:38 pm
Mr Man wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:02 pm
What is the message?
For me, it isn't so much the message but the right to express it.
Hi Pulga
Okay. The particular message in the tweet seems to be false (a distortion at best). What is your opinion on spreading falsehoods?
by Mr Man
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 122
Views: 1530

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

I doubt anything can alleviate that angst [edit: or moral and emotional panic], because that angst seems to be linked to people's most fundamental questions and fears about life, the meaning of life, justice, and other such fundamental issues . Which angst are you talking about here? The angst that...
by Mr Man
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 302
Views: 9841

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Greetings Mr.Man, Paul. Is this true? Yes, see Sam Vara's comments. My reading of the article, linked to by Sam, is that the tweet is not true. Here is something about Peter Sweden Interesting how you seem to imply that smearing the messenger will somehow negate the message. Good luck with that. Wh...
by Mr Man
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 302
Views: 9841

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

retrofuturist wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:13 am
Greetings,
-
Metta,
Paul. :)

Paul. Is this true?

Here is something about Peter Sweden

http://www.hopenothate.org.uk/2017/08/0 ... -revealed/
by Mr Man
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 122
Views: 1530

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

retrofuturist wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:08 am
Greetings Mr.Man,
Mr Man wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:57 am
Which angst are you talking about here?
I took it to be manifestations of phenomena akin to the hindrances of doubt, restlessness & remorse
Binocular was quoting from you.
retrofuturist wrote:
but I too look forward to hearing more from binocular about precisely what was meant.

Yes
by Mr Man
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 122
Views: 1530

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

I doubt anything can alleviate that angst [edit: or moral and emotional panic], because that angst seems to be linked to people's most fundamental questions and fears about life, the meaning of life, justice, and other such fundamental issues. Hi binocular Which angst are you talking about here?
by Mr Man
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 122
Views: 1530

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

I don't see what sense that would make. That the mentioned post was inappropriate, offensive and disrespectful has been well pointed out in the thread. People can say offensive and inappropriate things, and they can be called out for it, and discussions evolve in ways good, bad or ugly, and when mo...
by Mr Man
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 122
Views: 1530

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

I don't think it is generally a good idea to delete threads or make them invisible for eternity in most cases. Thank you David. You might want to have a look at this thread as well (even though it is very old). https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?t=4713 There was discussion, disparagement, disagr...
by Mr Man
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 122
Views: 1530

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

Thank you David. You might want to have a look at this thread as well (even though it is very old).

viewtopic.php?t=4713
by Mr Man
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 122
Views: 1530

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

I think discussion of other religions is okay and even some comparative analysis, but it should be done civilly. Some posts have crossed the line, with use of rhetoric over logic. Certainly name calling and advocating urinating on a religious figure is inappropriate. Hi David Read the first paragra...
by Mr Man
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Who can ordain a Samaneri?
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: Who can ordain a Samaneri?

Hi Pilgrim
Not sure if this gives you a definitive answer - "The Samaneri Ordination (Pabbajja) of Sayalay Vimalanyani took place on Tuesday 17th February 2015 in the Big Cave. Ajahn Sujato performed the ordination."

http://santifm.org/santi/2015/02/17/sam ... malanyani/
by Mr Man
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The 'silent crisis' of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh
Replies: 91
Views: 1983

Re: The 'silent crisis' of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Meanwhile, I still don't know how there can be innocent victims when there is kamma. Hi binocular I don't think we need to think in terms of innocent (or the reverse guilty) in relation to kamma. Kamma is not a judge I think it is also worth remembering (not that you have forgoten) is that the "'si...
by Mr Man
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The 'silent crisis' of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh
Replies: 91
Views: 1983

Re: The 'silent crisis' of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

The teaching of kamma is intended to be applied to one's own development along the path, not to judging others. Understanding kamma is not the same as judging others. Hi binocular So what is your understanding of kamma in relation to the Rohingya? Is it your opinion that the present crisis situatio...
by Mr Man
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Eating in a restaurant part 2
Replies: 59
Views: 571

Re: Eating in a restaurant part 2

Now you are saying that what I think and my understanding of what has been presented in this thread is something to be dismissed. No, I'm not saying that, and I wish you would drop the :strawman: and melodrama. You still haven't provided a coherent response to a valid question posed by Binocular po...
by Mr Man
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Eating in a restaurant part 2
Replies: 59
Views: 571

Re: Eating in a restaurant part 2

I think that the idea that feelings are best userstood as being 'not mine' etc. is a very important concept.....of course any teaching can be wrongly grasped. Hi chowah So what should be understood as being "mine"? To try to answer just this question would be inadequate to reveal its real meaning.....
by Mr Man
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Eating in a restaurant part 2
Replies: 59
Views: 571

Re: Eating in a restaurant part 2

chownah wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:06 pm
I think that the idea that feelings are best userstood as being 'not mine' etc. is a very important concept.....of course any teaching can be wrongly grasped.
Hi chowah
So what should be understood as being "mine"?
by Mr Man
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Victims of Buddhism
Replies: 56
Views: 1030

Re: Victims of Buddhism

Tatmadaw, Sangha and government must work together, Sitagu Sayadaw says in sermon to officers https://frontiermyanmar.net/en/tatmadaw-sangha-and-government-must-work-together-sitagu-sayadaw-says-in-sermon-to-officers Not all Buddhists agree with Sitagu Sayadaw’s militant message https://coconuts.co/...
by Mr Man
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 434
Views: 12709

Re: POTUS 2017

mikenz66 wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:39 am
Yes, he's clearly not fragile. He presumably just uses whatever tactics he thinks will get what he wants, whatever that is...

Hi Mike
I don't think being "fragile" and having a "fragile ego" are really the same thing.