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by Eccedustin
Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:06 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4244
Views: 262019

Re: the great vegetarian debate

When you read the links I have already provided and which are included int the Thread called "plants", your doubts born of ignorance will be addressed, assuming you can understand what is written. I am not currently in the mood to address your ignorance. "You" will have to study the topic as others...
by Eccedustin
Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4244
Views: 262019

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Hi, Kim. I get it. The idea is to cause no harm, but the reality is that something, animal or plant gets harmed when you eat it unless it is already deceased. One of the ways to avoid that is to go the route of The Fruit and Nut-atarians. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fruitarianism" onclick="window....
by Eccedustin
Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:10 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Simple Diet please?
Replies: 24
Views: 4742

Re: Simple Diet please?

haha i like how everyone is addicted to working for a government that doesnt even care about us personally. Enjoy.xD ENJOY. We work for ourselves and, if we are lucky enough to have a good job that allows it, for the help of other people. Does the "government" care about us? I know, obviously, cert...
by Eccedustin
Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:06 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4244
Views: 262019

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Hi, Kim. I get it. The idea is to cause no harm, but the reality is that something, animal or plant gets harmed when you eat it unless it is already deceased. One of the ways to avoid that is to go the route of The Fruit and Nut-atarians. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fruitarianism" onclick="window....
by Eccedustin
Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:21 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Exposing Buddhism???
Replies: 15
Views: 1197

Re: Exposing Buddhism???

Kenshou wrote:I dunno about you folks but I think I might be a christian now. Dang.
:D
by Eccedustin
Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Exposing Buddhism???
Replies: 15
Views: 1197

Re: Exposing Buddhism???

I don't agree with anyone 100% — to do so I would have to suspend my own critical faculty — though it might be convenient for the sake of harmony to agree with everything everyone says. If the Buddha were alive today, then I would have to agree with him 100%, but he's not. I don't even agree with e...
by Eccedustin
Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:33 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Livelihood and being a biologist
Replies: 31
Views: 4866

Re: Right Livelihood and being a biologist

It is far more important to consider the suffering, feelings, emotions and thoughts of animals than it is to consider the karmic consequences of causing suffering or death. Killing/inflicting suffering is bad because it produces this negative feeling/loss of life in other beings. Reduce suffering/de...
by Eccedustin
Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:23 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Exposing Buddhism???
Replies: 15
Views: 1197

Re: Exposing Buddhism???

Some people who claim "Buddhist" still hold onto dogmas, traditions, ceremonies, rites, worship of idols and Buddha himself, adopting local gods, afterlifes, etc. These things are common among Buddhists but do no truly represent Buddhism as it was intended to be.
by Eccedustin
Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:21 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: entitlement
Replies: 5
Views: 443

Re: entitlement

The one 'hot button' I have left that I have not made any traction on is my response (dissatisfaction/anger/disgust) when people seem to have a sense of entitlement. I am totally unsure of what pattern this comes from or what unconscious trigger is being tripped. But from homeless people to richy r...
by Eccedustin
Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:37 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: My thoughts on Anatta (not-Self)
Replies: 62
Views: 3300

Re: My thoughts on Anatta (not-Self)

tiltbillings wrote:Have a look at this thread:

http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=6322" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Enjoy/
Thanks. Things have been well covered there, so anyone interested in the topic could read that thread if they wanted.
by Eccedustin
Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:55 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: My thoughts on Anatta (not-Self)
Replies: 62
Views: 3300

Re: My thoughts on Anatta (not-Self)

It seems that way, but it isn't self-refuting.Think about it like this: You have to realize that the motives for our choices and the choices themselves and the will to choose them are all influenced by cause and effect. I choose to type the letter "X". I made the choice, right now I just made it. T...
by Eccedustin
Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:37 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: My thoughts on Anatta (not-Self)
Replies: 62
Views: 3300

Re: My thoughts on Anatta (not-Self)

Bolded is mine. If something is predetermined due to causality, then it is not really Free Will. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compatibilism" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Compatibilism seems to be self refuting: " In other words, although an agent may often be free to act according ...
by Eccedustin
Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:08 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: My thoughts on Anatta (not-Self)
Replies: 62
Views: 3300

Re: My thoughts on Anatta (not-Self)

It is Free Will still. Certainly our free will is predetermined due to causality , but it is still our own free will. We make our own choices, we choose our own choices...That does not, however, mean that what we want to choose or decide to choose isn't predetermined. It IS "our choice" but "our ch...
by Eccedustin
Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:46 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Simple Diet please?
Replies: 24
Views: 4742

Re: Simple Diet please?

Hello again... Buddha did not want to isolate himself from society, nor did he want to think that he was above society. Siddhartha took a leave of society in order to achieve enlightenment, however once achieving his goal he quickly made it a point to integrate himself back into society in order to ...
by Eccedustin
Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:39 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: My thoughts on Anatta (not-Self)
Replies: 62
Views: 3300

Re: My thoughts on Anatta (not-Self)

There are things that are true, then there are things that are true! just because it is true, or real, does not mean it is in line with the truth, the Buddhas teachings, or in reality true i.e., it is just a preference. Alcahol is a real thing, yet it is not in line with the Dhamma to drink. 1+1=2 ...
by Eccedustin
Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Simple Diet please?
Replies: 24
Views: 4742

Re: Simple Diet please?

Thanks everyone. I get food stamps - but only use them when i absolutely have to. I usually get offered food though. I never usually buy it. I often find myself purchasing water with foodstamps though. I def am not working anytime soon . But thanks for the advice, but i refuse to be a part of this ...
by Eccedustin
Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Simple Diet please?
Replies: 24
Views: 4742

Re: Simple Diet please?

Well i was working at a grocery store. But I left. For various reasons. And for weight loss. Also - because I don't have any feelings for money, so i dont like to work to be honest. Especially for people who don't care about me personally, and that was a problem for me. One day I hope to find work ...
by Eccedustin
Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:31 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Simple Diet please?
Replies: 24
Views: 4742

Re: Simple Diet please?

What do you do for a living?
by Eccedustin
Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Abandon
Replies: 10
Views: 665

Re: Abandon

Remember that the Buddha abandoned his family, his wealth, his friends and even his baby son in order to go out and pursue his quest. The Buddha did this because these things held him back. They were attachments. Later, however, Both his son and wife became followers and were part of the Sangha. Eve...
by Eccedustin
Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Third-Eye in Buddhism
Replies: 12
Views: 4783

Re: The Third-Eye in Buddhism

I don't know exactly how the third eye is commonly defined, but I'm not aware of any evidence suggesting that such a thing exists nor have I had any personal experience with anything like that.