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by Will
Fri May 24, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Dhamma that triggers SJWs
Replies: 123
Views: 2335

Re: Dhamma that triggers SJWs

Roy Rogers and Trigger are long dead, so we really should not keep beating that dead horse. I think most DW members are too young to know what you're talking about. :D I might even be too young, but I'll take a shot at it. Trigger was the name of his horse and is in reference to people being "trigg...
by Will
Fri May 24, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Dhamma that triggers SJWs
Replies: 123
Views: 2335

Re: Dhamma that triggers SJWs

Roy Rogers and Trigger are long dead, so we really should not keep beating that dead horse.
by Will
Thu May 23, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Dhamma that triggers SJWs
Replies: 123
Views: 2335

Re: Dhamma that triggers SJWs

Have not read all posts here, so if this point was made already - pardon. As for definitions, the W is the key for me. W for Warrior. A Social Justice Warrior must conquer, control & dominate whatever or whoever is on the other side, as the SJW sees it. Someone who works for those in society who suf...
by Will
Sat May 18, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Abortion sources
Replies: 23
Views: 2440

Re: Abortion sources

Mr Man, If you study the Abhidhamma work translated by Narada Mahathera or the revision by Bhikkhu Bodhi you will find bhavanga & bhavangasota as part of Buddha's higher or more difficult teachings. Others here can probably provide sutta quotes on rebirth of the entity occurring at conception. Hi W...
by Will
Fri May 17, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Abortion sources
Replies: 23
Views: 2440

Re: Abortion sources

Mr Man,

If you study the Abhidhamma work translated by Narada Mahathera or the revision by Bhikkhu Bodhi you will find bhavanga & bhavangasota as part of Buddha's higher or more difficult teachings.

Others here can probably provide sutta quotes on rebirth of the entity occurring at conception.
by Will
Fri May 17, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Abortion sources
Replies: 23
Views: 2440

Re: Abortion sources

So are there many individual streams of consciousness? Okay when you said " bad kamma has more to do with interrupting that stream & putting much negative, sorrowful kamma-phala into that life stream." Are you saying one life stream is interrupting another life stream? Is one life stream putting "n...
by Will
Thu May 16, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Abortion sources
Replies: 23
Views: 2440

Re: Abortion sources

The modern focus of many lay Buddhist folk on developmental stage of the baby in the womb misses the bigger point. Human life is a stream over many samsaric lifetimes, thus the bad kamma has more to do with interrupting that stream & putting much negative, sorrowful kamma-phala into that life strea...
by Will
Thu May 16, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Abortion sources
Replies: 23
Views: 2440

Re: Abortion sources

Venerable one, that Dhammapada commentary lays out the endless degeneration & suffering from abortions done from hatred - amazing & horrific!! Only Buddha's presence broke the cycle.
by Will
Wed May 15, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Abortion sources
Replies: 23
Views: 2440

Re: Abortion sources

Bumping up this topic, with the reminder of the intent of this thread: In addition to sources already cited, anything from the canon related to the birth process & the termination in the womb of that entity; also any teachings on kammic results of such. “Here, brahmin youth, a certain woman or man ...
by Will
Wed May 15, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Abortion sources
Replies: 23
Views: 2440

Re: Abortion sources

Bumping up this topic, with the reminder of the intent of this thread:

In addition to sources already cited, anything from the canon related to the birth process & the termination in the womb of that entity; also any teachings on kammic results of such.
by Will
Tue May 14, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Secular Buddhism
Replies: 237
Views: 2256

Re: Secular Buddhism

Henry Olcott in the 1890s & Christmas Humphreys in the 1940s? also had their lists of things common to all Buddhists. These items were signed & agreed to by many Theravadin & Mahayana sages. This attitude of Western folk is both sensible & respectful of the Dharma traditions. They went to Buddhist l...
by Will
Sun May 12, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Should nuns and monks be political?
Replies: 54
Views: 1324

Re: Should nuns and monks be political?

seeker242 wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 11:18 am
Monks and Nuns should do what they feel is appropriate.
Based only on the Dhamma taught by Buddha.

Considering how this thread is degenerating into squabbling over politics, I would suggest lay Buddhists also avoid discussing political "solutions" to this world.
by Will
Thu May 09, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ratnamegha Sutra
Replies: 0
Views: 82

Ratnamegha Sutra

Translated from the Tibetan as Jewel Cloud , it is said to be the first sutra translated in Tibet. Many of the foundational Dhamma teachings are found in it, because Mahayana tradition accepts & practices them. For example: 592 - Noble son, bodhisattvas endowed with ten qualities have received abund...
by Will
Thu May 09, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Invocations for Harmony
Replies: 8
Views: 701

Re: Invocations for Harmony

Noble son, bodhisattvas endowed with ten qualities have knowledge of the world. What are those ten? They are humility toward the haughty, no pride when facing the proud, honesty toward the deceitful, truthfulness toward liars, gentle words toward unskilled speakers, loving words toward the vicious,...
by Will
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Generosity as Poison
Replies: 132
Views: 1192

Re: Generosity as Poison

Will wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:31 pm
Concepts can have that effect, which is why virtues rarely reach the life of clueless rabble rousers.
[EDIT for possible (not probable) clarification.]