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by SarathW
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?
Replies: 67
Views: 370

Re: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?

Thought Experiment
No.
It is just a thought experiment.
:tongue:
by SarathW
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do we find four stages of sainthood in Mahayana or Vajrayana?
Replies: 10
Views: 96

Re: Do we find four stages of sainthood in Mahayana or Vajrayana?

You are using the ten fetters model which does not match ten bhumis model .
Doesn't Mahayana teach Anusaya (latent factors)?
by SarathW
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do we find four stages of sainthood in Mahayana or Vajrayana?
Replies: 10
Views: 96

Re: Do we find four stages of sainthood in Mahayana or Vajrayana?

Ten bhumis is not a jhanic state .
Then how do they eliminate ten fetters?
by SarathW
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Please explain Kalaka Sutta
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Please explain Kalaka Sutta

It appears to me this Sutta is similar to Kalama Sutta.
The message of this Sutta is to use the six senses without attachment aversion and ignorance.
by SarathW
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Jag - Euthanasia
Replies: 103
Views: 5439

Re: Bhante Jag - Euthanasia

Good video.

by SarathW
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why does a comedian go to hell or animal womb?
Replies: 42
Views: 375

Re: Why does a comedian go to hell or animal womb?

Sorry, what is PC?
Is it politically correct?
by SarathW
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why many people use Apple computers for video presentations?
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Why many people use Apple computers for video presentations?

Why many people use Apple computers for video presentations?

I am not an Apple computer user but I see people using Apple computers in many video presentations.
Why?
by SarathW
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why does a comedian go to hell or animal womb?
Replies: 42
Views: 375

Re: Why does a comedian go to hell or animal womb?

Perhaps the act of comedy has its root cause in attachment, aversion, and ignorance.
Perhaps they come under Musavada in extended sense and break the fourth and eighth precepts.
by SarathW
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do we find four stages of sainthood in Mahayana or Vajrayana?
Replies: 10
Views: 96

Re: Do we find four stages of sainthood in Mahayana or Vajrayana?

you seems to disagree with their doctrine ?!
No just a matter of interest.
Ten Bhumi appears to be Jhanic states in Theravada.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bh%C5%ABmi_(Buddhism)
by SarathW
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do we find four stages of sainthood in Mahayana or Vajrayana?
Replies: 10
Views: 96

Do we find four stages of sainthood in Mahayana or Vajrayana?

Do we find four stages of sainthood in Mahayana or Vajrayana?
If not what are the stages of enlightenment for them?
by SarathW
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the pratice summed up in a few words?
Replies: 21
Views: 179

Re: What is the pratice summed up in a few words?

Sila, Samadhi, Panna.
Agree.
It is Noble Eightfold Path.
by SarathW
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Do you have compassion for Nikolas Cruz?
Replies: 49
Views: 608

Re: Do you have compassion for Nikolas Cruz?

It seems more to me like an intention (or accomplishment) of letting go of internal states of anger and proliferating thoughts that fan the flames. Agree. What matters here is your own mental state towards the perpetrator. Perpetrator will reap his/ her own Kamma. What we should do is to help menta...
by SarathW
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Do you have compassion for Nikolas Cruz?
Replies: 49
Views: 608

Re: Do you have compassion for Nikolas Cruz?

We can have compassion for him, as an obviously troubled person, facing mental health issues, but I've never been too much into forgiveness. Agree. I think any person or group of people who involve in war affair are obviously troubled people, facing mental health. I think even Hitler is one of them...
by SarathW
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americans will never give up their guns.
Replies: 37
Views: 559

Re: Americans will never give up their guns.

how is one going to stay at the house below (6:28) without a gun?
This is not an excuse. People must be able to live safe where ever it is.
The purpose of a gun is to kill someone. (human or animal)
by SarathW
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice
Replies: 83
Views: 939

Re: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice

We are brothers Sarath :hug: after all you are 72% Bengali in your genes.
I found my lost brother!!
:rofl:
by SarathW
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?
Replies: 99
Views: 1127

Re: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?

Especially wise attention directed to the impermanent nature of the five aggregates [
So, Yonisomanasikara is the attention cultivated with Anicca, Dukkha, Anatta and Asuba.
by SarathW
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice
Replies: 83
Views: 939

Re: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice

You have a habit of passing off Nepalese videos as Indian Sorry for this. At least my post help to erase the misconception. You also appreciate that I post other videos from Sadhguru etc. I am glad you are here to correct me. I do not expect anyone to accept any of my posts without their own invest...
by SarathW
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice
Replies: 83
Views: 939

Re: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice

That is like saying whole Western society looks like this
Agree.
by SarathW
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice
Replies: 83
Views: 939

Re: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice

Why do not Buddhists do the same?
Because, only Buddhism teaches not-self nature and got a clear path.
Another problem is Hindu animal sacrifice sickening me.