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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: 25
Views: 228

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: 25
Views: 228

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: 338

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: 596

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: 338

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: 229

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: 828

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: 104

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.
by Cittasanto
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Insensitive Speech
Replies: 14
Views: 338

Re: Right Speech: Insensitive Speech

Error. It is error to assert that in all instances, only others are to blame when one’s speech is misunderstood. The definition and meaning of words are not black-and-white. Words and phrases, by their very nature, are prone to ambiguity and alternative plausible interpretations. For example, statu...
by Cittasanto
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: duplicate topic - side by side translations
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: duplicate topic - side by side translations

This site was setup by one of the members here. I cannot remember their name though

Kind regards
Cittasanto
by Cittasanto
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: satipattana
Replies: 17
Views: 291

Re: satipattana

Why is satipattana important? Isn't it the anapanasati that the Buddha asked to follow? Satipatthana is important because it fulfils many of the wings to awakening in and of itself. Both are advised, However, as some Bhikkhu's (Ajahn Sujato, Bhikkhu Analayo) have argued the Satipatthana has undergo...
by Cittasanto
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: False admonishment?
Replies: 11
Views: 317

Re: False admonishment?

Greetings, In the Vinaya and the Suttas, there is the concept of admonishment. Underpinning the concept of admonishment seems to be the premise that the "admonisher" is actually right and wise, and the "admonished" has done wrong, for which they should atone or correct themselves. However, what if ...
by Cittasanto
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 377
Views: 11372

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Greetings Chownah, This statement of freedom of speech, however, is not consistent with a legal perspective on freedom of speech. For example, if Sally stands really close to Alice and shouts expletives in Alice's face and Alice strikes Sally rendering her unconscious it is unlikely (unheard of?) t...
by Cittasanto
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What is it about Hollywood?
Replies: 40
Views: 1002

Re: What is it about Hollywood?

Hi Paul, I believe due to the amount of money, power, influence in Hollywood (or other institutions) an echo chamber arises where power and influence (and someones perceived power & influence in the level they are) promotes idealism when they are not in a position of power in the hierarchy, so a sub...
by Cittasanto
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: First Do No Harm
Replies: 83
Views: 4614

Re: First Do No Harm

i believe reconstructive surgery is only cosmetic in aim but that it obviously can cause harm as one can die during surgery; it takes labor and resources. hormones must be taken that can also harm, also take resources. Any surgery has its risks. however I would no sooner advise a cancer patient not...
by Cittasanto
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Meditation Book
Replies: 12
Views: 330

Re: Meditation Book

Hi, I don't have a teacher at present, and sometimes I find myself flittering bevtween practises. What I would like is a meditation manual that closely follows Sutta. Preferably from the Forest Tradition, something that takes you step by step from beginning Samatha to Jhana and Insight, and doesn't...
by Cittasanto
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Tips for dealing with intrusive noise when practicing mindfulness?
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: Tips for dealing with intrusive noise when practicing mindfulness?

I work very hard to maintain mindfulness throughout the day, stopping every half hour to note how mindful I was in last 30 minutes. I find that intrusive noises - barking dogs, children shrieking, etc - really draw me away from whatever my object of concentration is. The fact you recognize this is ...
by Cittasanto
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: First Do No Harm
Replies: 83
Views: 4614

Re: First Do No Harm

i'm transgender, not 'transitioning' Are you planning to? and i believe reconstructive surgery is overall harmful. How? Can you give your reasons for this belief? the issue is harmful attitudes by society of gender, NOT anyone's inherent physicality. If someone has an issue with the gender they wer...
by Cittasanto
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: about the 5th precept
Replies: 41
Views: 1622

Re: about the 5th precept

it seems many jump on the line, interpreting the 5th precept to be more than just alcohol (fermented drinks), but to me there is a clear translation; there were drugs in the buddha's time, so i believe he would have stated clearly 'no drink and/or drugs'. and dont get me wrong, mind-altering drugs ...
by Cittasanto
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: DW is secure site
Replies: 13
Views: 1483

Re: DW is secure site

I am being told now that the site is trying to load unsecured code? I am using chrome and it is a shield icon in the address bar. That is because the page you were loading had someone's avatar or other embedded image that was loaded from a http (insecure) site. The rest of the page loading was all ...