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by Cittasanto
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On so-called "Heart Practice"
Replies: 19
Views: 262

Re: On so-called "Heart Practice"

...this mind doesn't give us a chance to allow an experience to come to us so that we can learn from it... So we make the effort to develop the patience and determination to just be with these difficult states of mind. ...We recognize the impatience, we watch it, and eventually it falls away. We do...
by Cittasanto
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I am back
Replies: 23
Views: 313

Re: I am back

:anjali:
Good to see you back
by Cittasanto
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it possible to practice Brahama Vihara without reaching the fourth Jhana?
Replies: 16
Views: 106

Re: Is it possible to practice Brahama Vihara without reaching the fourth Jhana?

I believe Jhana is presented first because one is stabilising the mind internally, then taking qualities to be applied externally as the object. One is not necessarily in Jhana at the time of taking up the BV as objects, but can then progress through the Jhana with the subject of Meditation. Having ...
by Cittasanto
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Political Compass
Replies: 53
Views: 1874

Re: Political Compass

Mine is also about the same. I was more leftist and less libertarian
left moderate social libertarian now and was left social moderate before.
by Cittasanto
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball
Replies: 37
Views: 357

Re: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball

My comment cuts to where the responsibility lies. We are not responsible for the second arrow, even if we shot the first as our actions can be misunderstood and we need to decide whether or not our actions were blamable or not. However, we also need to apply the Buddhas teaching to our responses an...
by Cittasanto
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball
Replies: 37
Views: 357

Re: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball

I shall point out what I have said before. There are two arrows, it is the first one only the actor has control over. The other person can respond to events or shoot themselves with another arrow and react. Buddhist practice is about responding appropriately, not reacting. I am in complete agreemen...
by Cittasanto
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball
Replies: 37
Views: 357

Re: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball

I shall point out what I have said before. There are two arrows, it is the first one only the actor has control over. The other person can respond to events or shoot themselves with another arrow and react. Buddhist practice is about responding appropriately, not reacting. Dy firrinagh focklagh In T...
by Cittasanto
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 69
Views: 899

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

retrofuturist wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:48 am
Greetings Cittasanto,

Are you suggesting it's.... "fake news"?

:quote:

Metta,
Paul. :)
😂
Yes it is a falsely attributed quote.
by Cittasanto
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: I disrobed and returned to "normal" life
Replies: 94
Views: 2124

Re: I disrobed and returned to "normal" life

Welcome back James :anjali: I am sure you made the best choice for your development. Sometimes asthetic life is not suited for everyone all the time and it is better to be true to the path you walk than develop discord in yourself due to mismatching paths even if they are close. I look forward to se...
by Cittasanto
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 69
Views: 899

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

It does seem that in the usa the far right engages in questionable discussion techniques and I could explain why but it would just raise a howl by many here and not accomplish anything. If you look at the segment of the population that the far right shock jocks appeal to and think about what human ...
by Cittasanto
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 69
Views: 899

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

george soros? until now I have only a vague knowledge of his name and it isn't from here can you show examples and explain them? Please see OP. examples in threads with explanation? If by "scolded by the admin team" you mean sanctions are brought against members who disagree? then non-sense. if you...
by Cittasanto
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 69
Views: 899

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

Hi L.N. I am curious what far-right views you have seen? Kind Regards Cittasanto Lots of anti-Muslim stuff. Lots of George Soros conspiracy theory stuff. Lots of accusations of "fake news" against traditional media outlets, followed by citations to far-right opinion articles or other non-MSM source...
by Cittasanto
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 69
Views: 899

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

Hi L.N.
I am curious what far-right views you have seen?

Kind Regards
Cittasanto
by Cittasanto
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Insensitive Speech
Replies: 14
Views: 354

Re: Right Speech: Insensitive Speech

This is consistent with my understanding. It does not obviate the benefit of taking personal responsibility for one's words, as the Teaching seems to suggest. Maybe your understanding is incomplete regarding the teachings. The simile of the two arrows is a teaching on kamma and should be bore in mi...
by Cittasanto
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Refuge in the Sangha
Replies: 14
Views: 610

Re: Refuge in the Sangha

Sovatthika wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:27 am
i believe there are a few errors in your chant http://chantpali.org/homage.html#buddhagunavandana
Where exactly? it maybe simply the rendition of the chant I have used as oposed to the site you use.
There are variant readings at times.

Kind Regards
Cittasanto
by Cittasanto
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Insensitive Speech
Replies: 14
Views: 354

Re: Right Speech: Insensitive Speech

This is consistent with my understanding. It does not obviate the benefit of taking personal responsibility for one's words, as the Teaching seems to suggest. Maybe your understanding is incomplete regarding the teachings. The simile of the two arrows is a teaching on kamma and should be bore in mi...
by Cittasanto
Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: what are all the direct paths
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: what are all the direct paths

Hi. On page 41 of this pdf page number 27 Bhikkhu Analayo goes over this phrase and explains it thourally. I can't copy and paste it unfortunately. Satipatthana: The Direct Path to Realization is a gem. Ven. Analayo ... PDFhttps://www.buddhismuskunde.uni-hamburg.de › ... http://ftp.budaedu.org/ebook...
by Cittasanto
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Virtue Signaling
Replies: 46
Views: 836

Re: Right Speech: Virtue Signaling

It's the virtue-signaller who plays the person and not the ball, and then resents to be called out on it. This is my understanding of the phrases use. It may not be correctly used at all times, for example, in hypothetical examples using first persons (you and myself in a situation ☓). However, thi...
by Cittasanto
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: duplicate topic - side by side translations
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: duplicate topic - side by side translations

Dmytro wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:39 pm
Cittasanto wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:39 am
This site was setup by one of the members here. I cannot remember their name though
His name is "Buddha Vacana"

memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=12068
Thanks.