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by zerotime
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Femininity and Masculinity
Replies: 53
Views: 733

Re: Femininity and Masculinity

Are you sure it has little to do with common water, or is that a modern apologetic? Either way, it is based on a naïve realist categorization of water based on its surface-level characteristics that would be evident to a human without things like an electron microscope. The fire element is even wor...
by zerotime
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Femininity and Masculinity
Replies: 53
Views: 733

Re: Femininity and Masculinity

I'm not contesting they are "real," especially if Theravāda Abhidhamma insists they are and takes an approach of naïve realism How do you define "realism"? with regards to gender much like the naïve approach it takes to the four great elements (i.e. there is no water element, as that itself is comp...
by zerotime
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Buddhism Left or Right leaning?
Replies: 106
Views: 1135

Re: Is Buddhism Left or Right leaning?

The Buddha was not okay with capitalism as that ideology did not exist in the Buddha's day. The term capitalism did not exist at that time, but that was basically the political-economic structure of the time. As I mentioned there were bankers, merchants, businessmen, businesswomen. Anathapindika la...
by zerotime
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Femininity and Masculinity
Replies: 53
Views: 733

Re: Femininity and Masculinity

If there are stark differences, many of them historically seem to be determined by the time and culture and ultimately changeable, which makes it difficult for me to see them as something more real or solid if you understand me. I'd agree that, conventional speaking, these things can said to be tru...
by zerotime
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Femininity and Masculinity
Replies: 53
Views: 733

Re: Femininity and Masculinity

Coëmgenu wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:14 pm
How about women have less hormones in their brains related to aggression?
also some people wish to take hormones to satisfy their trends towards femininity or masculininity. It also shows rupa femenine and masculine are real so they are pursuing one or another.
by zerotime
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Femininity and Masculinity
Replies: 53
Views: 733

Re: Femininity and Masculinity

So are you saying that ultimate dhammas can change/"be different according times, places, etc."? If so, wouldn't that imply that they're more akin to worldly conventions and less like "things that exist by reason of their own intrinsic nature"? That seems extremely confusing to me. ultimate realiti...
by zerotime
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Femininity and Masculinity
Replies: 53
Views: 733

Re: Femininity and Masculinity

Also, it seems weird to me that they'd make a person's sex an ultimate dhamma, especially when we can see instances of nature where animals can be both or neither or switch between the two. again, Abhidhamma is not for animals but for humans. Neither this is a biology manual or a magic book to get ...
by zerotime
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Femininity and Masculinity
Replies: 53
Views: 733

Re: Femininity and Masculinity

In the Comprehensive Manual of the Abhidhamma it states that it is more than just physical anatomy yes, physical anatomy is one aspect but it is related also with pyschological development. Just to add, that transcendence to leave attachment and attraction is is not directly an absence. Regarding a...
by zerotime
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Femininity and Masculinity
Replies: 53
Views: 733

Re: Femininity and Masculinity

Please explain sex changing animal species. https://animalogic.ca/wild/6-surprising-animals-that-can-change-sex there is not need at all. Dhamma and the Abbhidhamma are teachings for devas and humans to realize the Truth in existential terms. Are not biology manuals for the animal world or scientif...
by zerotime
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Femininity and Masculinity
Replies: 53
Views: 733

Re: Femininity and Masculinity

MettaDevPrac wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:14 am
Also, what is "masculine and feminine"?
the psychophysical expression for the characteristics proper of the male and female.
It can be masculine, femenine, or an indetermination regarding both.

Besides masculine and femenine there is not a third one. It doesn't exist, nobody can find it.
by zerotime
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1250
Views: 185569

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

P.S. There is much more detail. 1. For example, in the beginning of the Sutta, the following verse is there: “What do you think, Rāhula? Can you keep your eyes the way you like?” - This means two things. One cannot maintain one’s eye or eyesight to the way one likes in this life . - Furthermore, on...
by zerotime
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1250
Views: 185569

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

5. The first question was, “Bhikkhus: is any rūpa nicca or anicca?” or “Bhikkhus: can any rūpa be kept to one’s satisfaction or cannot be kept to one’s satisfaction?” And the bhikkhus answer: “It cannot be kept to one’s satisfaction, Venerable Sir”. when I try to accept that sense, How one should u...
by zerotime
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1250
Views: 185569

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Two points. 1. The impermanent nature is part of anicca. But anicca means much more than impermanence. 2. Also, impermanence applies to material things. But anicca applies to anything (even mental attributes) as I explained. not sure if you mean impermanence only is applied to material things but w...
by zerotime
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gender and the Vinaya: Modernising the Monastic Code
Replies: 62
Views: 1585

Re: Gender and the Vinaya: Modernising the Monastic Code

one question about social demands for the modernization of Buddhist monastics: if we understand a social problem more serious depending of higher number of human beings affected, why nobody is talking about what, according many people, it seems to be a general rule to impede ordination to people old...
by zerotime
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1250
Views: 185569

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

sorry for break; just one question: Translated: “And what, bhikkhus, is the path leading to the origination of identity view? Here, bhikkhus, an ignorant person who has not heard Dhamma … regards form as self … vedana as self … sañña as self … sa?khara as self … viñña?a as self“ not only your case b...