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by Will
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Victims of Communism
Replies: 231
Views: 14841

Re: Victims of Communism

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by Will
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theosophy
Replies: 142
Views: 7489

Re: Theosophy

Undoubtedly moral elevation is the principal thing insisted upon in the Theosophical Society. He who would be a true Theosophist must bring himself to live as one.
Blavatsky
by Will
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: New Suttta Central Site is Live
Replies: 32
Views: 930

Re: New Suttta Central Site is Live

mikenz66 wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:24 am
Will wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:11 pm
Will wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:51 pm
https://suttacentral.net/ -- does not work on Safari, just a white blank screen - Chrome is OK.
Still, as of 16 Mar, no go via Safari.
They seem to have solved this now. Try again.

Mike
Yes Mike - now OK via Safari!
by Will
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: New Suttta Central Site is Live
Replies: 32
Views: 930

Re: New Suttta Central Site is Live

Will wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:51 pm
https://suttacentral.net/ -- does not work on Safari, just a white blank screen - Chrome is OK.
Still, as of 16 Mar, no go via Safari.
by Will
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Inspiring Words
Replies: 137
Views: 9123

Re: Inspiring Words

Humans themselves are makers of themselves - by virtue of the thoughts which they choose and encourage; for mind is the master-weaver, both of the inner garment of character and the outer garment of circumstance.
James Allen
by Will
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: New Suttta Central Site is Live
Replies: 32
Views: 930

Re: New Suttta Central Site is Live

https://suttacentral.net/ -- does not work on Safari, just a white blank screen - Chrome is OK.
by Will
Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: New Translation: Suttas from the Suttanipāta
Replies: 28
Views: 570

Re: New Translation: Suttas from the Suttanipāta

Is it the world doing the 'squishing' or our worldly mind? To quote Buddha: Whatever one frequently thinks and ponders upon, that will become the inclination of his mind. -- MN 19 The mind is the determining factor, so as long as one thinks the world will squish helpless lay folk, then that is the ...
by Will
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: New Translation: Suttas from the Suttanipāta
Replies: 28
Views: 570

Re: New Translation: Suttas from the Suttanipāta

How? I think it would be naive to live in the world by the principles given in the Sutta Nipata. I don't mean to be unnecessarily critical, but I really do doubt the usefulness of such instructions and principles for lays. All I can see is that living that way out in the world, one will get squishe...
by Will
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: New Translation: Suttas from the Suttanipāta
Replies: 28
Views: 570

Re: New Translation: Suttas from the Suttanipāta

This one for example, is fitted for city dweller or forest wanderer. 4.10. BEFORE THE BREAKUP [848–861], first six verses... 1. How seeing and how conducting oneself is one said to be ‘at peace’? This do tell me, O Gotama, being asked about the supreme man. 2. With craving gone before the break-up, ...
by Will
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: New Translation: Suttas from the Suttanipāta
Replies: 28
Views: 570

Re: New Translation: Suttas from the Suttanipāta

How can this be relevant to us, living in the world? The Preface by the translator clarifies the purpose & the intended audience. This translation was made for the benefit of those who want to make the Suttanipāta a source of inspiration for their daily practice— especially those who live in the fo...
by Will
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Yoga Vasistha
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: Yoga Vasistha

The first step in Rama's Path toward Liberation is disgust with worldly life; here is a sample of his thinking: 3 Since I was born in this my father’s palace, I have remained here, grown up, and received my education. 4 Then, O leader of sages, desiring to learn good customs, I set out to travel to ...
by Will
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If I am reborn it is not me. So why I care about the rebirth?
Replies: 120
Views: 2626

Re: If I am reborn it is not me. So why I care about the rebirth?

What Sarath is in this life is mainly based on what kamma "Henry" (or whoever named) made in the past life. But I have the free will in this life to be happy here and now but I do not have the option to change my next life. Depending on if your happiness now is based on living a solid (but not perf...
by Will
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If I am reborn it is not me. So why I care about the rebirth?
Replies: 120
Views: 2626

Re: If I am reborn it is not me. So why I care about the rebirth?

If I am reborn, it is not me. So why I care about the rebirth? If I take the one life model at least I know that if I live tomorrow it is better to save for tomorrow. I know I have this body tomorrow and I can give it food and shelter. If I die and reborn there is know that assurance. If I am rebor...
by Will
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theosophy
Replies: 142
Views: 7489

Re: Theosophy

European conference in mid-October 2018, with theme of Death & Dying:

http://europeanschooloftheosophy.eu/wp- ... 2018-2.pdf
by Will
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Inspiring Words
Replies: 137
Views: 9123

Re: Inspiring Words

The soul attracts that which it secretly harbours; that which it loves, and also that which it fears; it reaches the height of its cherished aspirations; it falls to the level of its unchastened desires,—and circumstances are the means by which the soul receives its own. Every thought-seed sown or ...
by Will
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Yoga Vasistha
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: Yoga Vasistha

SELF EFFORT VERSUS DESTINY Wisdom or true knowledge which is the ultimate remedy of all sufferings of life can be attained only by making efforts for its attainment. It does not come of itself nor does any agency like destiny bring it unto ourselves. We have to make ceaseless and earnest efforts no...
by Will
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Yoga Vasistha
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: Yoga Vasistha

Yogavasistha is thus meant for people who are so keenly alive to the undesirable aspects of life and so eager to know the secret of freeing it from them. THE CAUSE AND REMEDY OF SUFFERING The cause of all suffering, according to Yogavasistha is trisna or desire for worldly objects. “It stings one l...
by Will
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Victims of Communism
Replies: 231
Views: 14841

Re: Victims of Communism

DooDoot: The Buddha focused largely on "causes" rather than "fruits". Will: Solutions to which causes were motivated by the suffering caused by the poisonous fruits of craving & ignorance. Until the dukkha nature of societal & personal living is felt to the point of revulsion & renunciation, the wor...
by Will
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Victims of Communism
Replies: 231
Views: 14841

Re: Victims of Communism

As well, the thread clearly presupposes a great deal about the relationship between Buddhism and communism/capitalism, and many posters have been have been keen to explore this. Are you asking us not to explore this, or simply not explore positions which you disagree with? If after reading the 12 p...
by Will
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Victims of Communism
Replies: 231
Views: 14841

Re: Victims of Communism

Upeksha: I also don't think that the theoretical question of Buddhism and communism/capitalism is settled.
When are 'theoretical questions' ever settled?

That is why this thread is not about theories, but the Victims of the Red Menace.