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by locrian
Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Human re-births
Replies: 21
Views: 1200

Re: Human re-births

I have been thinking about rebirth/ samsara after I read something vinasp had written in a reply about seeing the "eye" as not mine. I almost couldn't find a way to do this without applying ownership to something or someone. in a mind that grew up in a western world, it's a short jump to start inser...
by locrian
Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Crazy statements in the Sutta Pitaka.
Replies: 44
Views: 2826

Re: Crazy statements in the Sutta Pitaka.

thank you :) Here is how I would explain what is said about "eye" and the other things: Seeing the eye as "mine" or "belonging to self", makes the "eye" into a mental object which persists and is clung to. Seeing it as "not mine" or "not self" causes this mental object to vanish, together with the c...
by locrian
Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: the ethics of lay teachers who charge money
Replies: 86
Views: 13469

Re: the ethics of lay teachers who charge money

I used to be a firm believer that one does not charge for spiritual purposes, but I and my world have changed. I am not a teacher, but I see teaching just as I do any relationship and can see why people would be in a position where they have to charge. Now I'm not talking about people who choose to ...
by locrian
Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 1334

Re: Hello

Thanks everyone :)
that little waving guy is about the cutest emoticon I've ever seen lol
by locrian
Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 1334

Hello

Hi everyone,

I am a regular American living in Boise, Id.
I posted in the bios thinking it was the intro, then noticed this, but at any rate - hello :)
by locrian
Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Members Bios - please contribute yours
Replies: 165
Views: 42655

Re: Members Bios - please contribute yours

Hello Everyone - I find myself in these forums off and on because the conversation is interesting and it helps me learn. I don't know anything about what it means to be a Buddhist, but have found that it comes up often during amazing conversations. The only parts of the religious texts I have read h...
by locrian
Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Crazy statements in the Sutta Pitaka.
Replies: 44
Views: 2826

Re: Crazy statements in the Sutta Pitaka.

I'm new here and just jumping in where it seems interesting - also, I am not a "book-smart" Buddhist so forgive me if I sound like I didn't *get* something. That being said, when I read the passage here I take "eye" to be ego, sense of self, lens of perception,the personality, etc - in other words, ...
by locrian
Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Four Noble Truths
Replies: 16
Views: 3018

Re: The Four Noble Truths

Silvio asked a very good question (IMO) and it made me laugh (which I enjoy). If all = suffering then nothing does not...sound logic to my way of thinking at any rate :) I often imagine that it's as simple as this; Suffering exists; deal with it or change your mind! (and there seems to be infinite w...