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by hanzze_
Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:33 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4229
Views: 255476

Re: the great vegetarian debate

It seems to be a very self-orientated study. But such studies need to be sold, so they would not find costumers if they are not self-orientated. That is why Dhamma is for free but we still trust in what we buy.
by hanzze_
Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Being nobody (General)
Replies: 9
Views: 880

Re: Being nobody (General)

So no similes beside of those mentioned in the text, that's ok if that is the meaning needs to be understood. Sorry for violating a rule, I was not aware in regard of this context.
by hanzze_
Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Aṭṭhakavagga – Pali, with English Translation
Replies: 20
Views: 3197

Re: The Aṭṭhakavagga – Pali, with English Translation

Manas, (neither to take away a much better answer, nor to give the feeling of ignoring a question) I guess that's a matter of "mundane" and "higher" eightfold path, while we need to establish the mundane (the first turning - stream enter) first. In regard of the duplication of the book (it just came...
by hanzze_
Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Being nobody (General)
Replies: 9
Views: 880

Re: Being nobody (General)

I didn't know that there is a "general Being nobody" maybe somebody likes to explain the idea and why such things led to a split (of a topic)?
by hanzze_
Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Being nobody (General)
Replies: 9
Views: 880

Re: Being nobody

...while riding a car and opening the refrigerator ;-) I guess that is the main different between some "Zen-cultures" and the message. Nobody is not something that we should imagine, but a result of dis-delusion. We easily can maintain a damm putting two valve in it and connect them with a pipe. We ...
by hanzze_
Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:12 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Regarding rebirth and anatta
Replies: 33
Views: 1676

Re: Regarding rebirth and anatta

Coming into being. Are you? Buddha (according to the canon) once pointed out, even if there would be no rebirth, you would have lead a blameless live for your own welfare and the welfare of others. One, if he does not find a good access to a rebirth because he likes to take things very unpersonalize...
by hanzze_
Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:08 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Entheogens and Buddhism
Replies: 74
Views: 7775

Re: Entheogens and Buddhism

It's a fundamental question: "Do I like to follow the teachings of the Buddha or should I try to find a way around it." Actually the advices of the Buddha are very simple and don't have any gap, the only gaps are just in one's own self honesty (in regard of intentions) So when you forget about the r...
by hanzze_
Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Being nobody (General)
Replies: 9
Views: 880

Being nobody (General)

Some teachers, especially those of the Thai Forest Traditions, emphasise an attitude that is characterised by "being nobody, going nowhere" over getting to this or that stage or attainment. While I recognise, with the teaching of Anatta and Anicca in mind, that this is ultimately true, I wonder how...
by hanzze_
Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:38 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Regarding rebirth and anatta
Replies: 33
Views: 1676

Re: Regarding rebirth and anatta

So why you are saying it? Your cultural and religious milieu? So there's a tension in the Buddha's recommendations about faith and empiricism. I've discussed this point with many Asian Buddhists, and few of them find the tension uncomfortable. But Western Buddhists, raised in a culture where religio...
by hanzze_
Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:18 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hen eggs are 99.99% not alive
Replies: 16
Views: 1984

Re: Hen eggs are 99.99% not alive

You know, actually all life dies and there is plenty of food as long there is place for live, but we don't like ugly food, death things and we have much fear that it might not die. So most killing comes form fear, for storage, from making food looking beautiful. That goes on, as long as we look for ...
by hanzze_
Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:01 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 671
Views: 78142

Re: what is the relevence of eating before noon?

That's just another runaway. Jason, be patient with you and take care of your responsibilities first but when ever your responsibilities are gone (or realized as excuse and not real responsibilities but just greed) be careful to take no more other. We love responsibilities to give us a reason for st...
by hanzze_
Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right way to cultivate samma sankappa?
Replies: 59
Views: 16057

Re: Right way to cultivate Right Intention?

Starter, from my understanding "being resolved freedom from ill-will" is the factor which goes direct against delusion, while renunciation goes against greed (lobha), and harmlessness goes against hatred (dosa), freedom from ill-will goes against deadlocked views (moha), struggle and positions maybe...
by hanzze_
Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11943
Views: 562952

Re: Word Association Game

enjoyable
by hanzze_
Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 671
Views: 78142

Re: what is the relevence of eating before noon?

hey hanzze, the heaven i am referring to is what i have come to understand as the christian heaven, very different from the buddhist heavenly realms. this misunderstanding is what i believe to be the cause of all the confusions amongst people of different religions(buddhists included). buddhist hea...
by hanzze_
Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Aṭṭhakavagga – Pali, with English Translation
Replies: 20
Views: 3197

Re: The Aṭṭhakavagga – Pali, with English Translation

I am sure that wise will give possibilities to change commons of nowadays, just let them.
by hanzze_
Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: John Peacock: Will the Real Buddha Please Stand Up?
Replies: 168
Views: 28259

Re: John Peacock: Will the Real Buddha Please Stand Up?

Or next to right view...?
by hanzze_
Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: John Peacock: Will the Real Buddha Please Stand Up?
Replies: 168
Views: 28259

Re: John Peacock: Will the Real Buddha Please Stand Up?

Why am I sad about this? If due to politics suttas could be altered... Who knows what other alterations took place... Alex, I think you already know the following, so this is just a gentle reminder: don't let questions of authenticity get you down. Gosh, how I used to let this worry me, and I must ...
by hanzze_
Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Aṭṭhakavagga – Pali, with English Translation
Replies: 20
Views: 3197

Re: The Aṭṭhakavagga – Pali, with English Translation

Sure, and I am sure some wise layman will catch them up and make more out of it.
by hanzze_
Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Aṭṭhakavagga – Pali, with English Translation
Replies: 20
Views: 3197

Re: The Aṭṭhakavagga – Pali, with English Translation

Cittasanto,

I guess its more about giving laypeople the possibility to make more out of it. Its not so proper for a Bhikkhu to take care of such things.
by hanzze_
Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Aṭṭhakavagga – Pali, with English Translation
Replies: 20
Views: 3197

Re: The Aṭṭhakavagga – Pali, with English Translation

If any layman here likes to suggest it the team of budhaedu.org, it would be an "easy" way. All they like to have is a letter of a acknowledged referee Bhikkhu that this book is worth to print in matters of Dhamma Dana. In general, I guess its quite enough to let it be without copyright, so the rest...