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by Ben
Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:31 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love and Liberation; a webinar with Rev Angel Kyodo Williams
Replies: 2
Views: 617

Re: Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love and Liberation; a webinar with Rev Angel Kyodo Williams

Activists are becoming more and more aware that we need to challenge inequity and privilege within progressive movements. This is tough and necessary work if we're going to win our fights in real and lasting ways. White supremacy, privilege, and the legacy of racial injustice permeate our culture, ...
by Ben
Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Unconditioned
Replies: 210
Views: 9115

Re: Unconditioned

“There is that sphere where there is no earth, no water, no fire nor wind; no sphere of infinity of space, of infinity of consciousness, of nothingness or even of neither-perception-nor non-perception; there, there is neither this world nor the other world, neither moon nor sun; this sphere I call ...
by Ben
Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Unconditioned
Replies: 210
Views: 9115

Re: Unconditioned

cappuccino wrote:Nirvana is not annihilation. It's selflessness.
Please attribute authorship when quoting, as per the TOS.
by Ben
Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:06 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love and Liberation; a webinar with Rev Angel Kyodo Williams
Replies: 2
Views: 617

Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love and Liberation; a webinar with Rev Angel Kyodo Williams

An announcement... At Stand our mindfulness practice helps us confront privilege and inequity and strengthens our organization and our campaigns. One of our teachers is our board of directors co-chair Reverend angel Kyodo williams. angel is lead author of the new book Radical Dharma: Talking Race, L...
by Ben
Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Unconditioned
Replies: 210
Views: 9115

Re: Unconditioned

cappuccino wrote:I think we can conclude Nirvana is a state, an aferlife as well.

All we call self is inconstant.
Please provide textual support for your assertion that "Nirvana" is an afterlife.
by Ben
Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:37 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Should Engaged Buddhists militate against abortion?
Replies: 91
Views: 4676

Re: Should Engaged Buddhists militate against abortion?

tiltbillings wrote:
Bhikkhu Pesala wrote: . . .
Ven Pesala's above msg should neatly wrap it. It probably won't, but it should. Thankyou, bhante, for taking the time to write this.
Thanks Venerable Pesala and Tilt. At this point, I'll close the thread.

Ben
by Ben
Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:56 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Should Engaged Buddhists militate against abortion?
Replies: 91
Views: 4676

Re: Should Engaged Buddhists militate against abortion?

Just a note to say that the link to the Dalai Lama quote I provided was from an article in Lion's Roar magazine. The link santa100 has given for the same quote is from an interview with the Dalai Lama in the New York Times. It includes the following section which wasn't in the quote I found, and I'...
by Ben
Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:43 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: UNESCO declares Nalanda Mahavihara World Heritage Site
Replies: 2
Views: 429

Re: UNESCO declares Nalanda Mahavihara World Heritage Site

David N. Snyder wrote::thumbsup:

Finally!

:buddha2:
Absolutely agree.
by Ben
Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Should Engaged Buddhists militate against abortion?
Replies: 91
Views: 4676

Re: Should Engaged Buddhists militate against abortion?

ihrjordan, Tiltbillings provided a link to a vedic website which contained your quote. Is that where you found it? Can you tell us what school of buddhism presents this quote?.....specifically, is it theravadan? chownah No its not, Chownah. Its a new age presentation of "Ayurveda", Traditional Indi...
by Ben
Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How Buddhist monks are battling deforestation in Cambodia
Replies: 0
Views: 579

How Buddhist monks are battling deforestation in Cambodia

Cambodia has one of the world's highest deforestation rates. But a group of Buddhist monks are stepping up efforts to save forests by publicly revealing wrongdoings and mobilizing local villagers. Ate Hoekstra reports. Buntenh is on his way to a workshop, in which he and other monks teach the local...
by Ben
Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:51 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Should Engaged Buddhists militate against abortion?
Replies: 91
Views: 4676

Re: Should Engaged Buddhists militate against abortion?

Why should abortion be the only solution in case of gang rape? Since we are talking about state laws, another solution would be to help the mother take care of the child, or if she really doesn't want him, he could still be taken care of in an orphanage. A comment from the Dalai Lama: “Of course, a...
by Ben
Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:15 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Should Engaged Buddhists militate against abortion?
Replies: 91
Views: 4676

Re: Should Engaged Buddhists militate against abortion?

A comment from the Dalai Lama: “Of course, abortion, from a Buddhist viewpoint, is an act of killing and is negative, generally speaking. But it depends on the circumstances… I think abortion should be approved or disapproved according to each circumstance” and from Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche: .. if t...
by Ben
Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Should Engaged Buddhists militate against abortion?
Replies: 91
Views: 4676

Re: Should Engaged Buddhists militate against abortion?

The title has it all: Should Engaged Buddhists militate against abortion? The question is problematic. I think there is an implicit assumption that you are making that one is a hypocrite if one doesnt 'militate' against abortion while at the same time seeking action on climate change. And if I am c...
by Ben
Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Bastille Day Truck attack, Nice, France.
Replies: 13
Views: 1273

Re: Bastille Day Truck attack, Nice, France.

:candle: For all those who have been victims of this terrible tragedy. I would like to also light e-candles for all those who have been experiencing over the past few days in Zimbabwean prisons what president Mugabe means by "full wrath of the law"; for the Turkish soldiers who have been or are bei...
by Ben
Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: What to do when a precept is broken
Replies: 12
Views: 1557

Re: What to do when a precept is broken

Hi everyone, Did the Buddha give advice for what to do when we break a precept? And if not, what is the proper way to discipline ourselves and also not end up beating ourselves up over it? Thank you for your replies, Jackson Retake your precepts. Preferably in front of a monk or if not, with your B...
by Ben
Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Important! Get the real meaning!
Replies: 91
Views: 4943

Re: Important! Get the real meaning!

" Please tell me how is that you understand liberation, so i can help you without conceit ." Do tell me upon what basis do you claim that you can claim to help me with my understanding of liberation? You are liberated, is that what you are saying? Liberation from what ? Who cares? You should be inv...
by Ben
Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Bastille Day Truck attack, Nice, France.
Replies: 13
Views: 1273

Bastille Day Truck attack, Nice, France.

nice-france-6.jpg For all our friends and relatives in France. For those who were hurt, killed and those that have lost those they love. For the perpetrators And for those who will be targeted for revenge. This is what should be done By one who is skilled in goodness, And who knows the path of peac...
by Ben
Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sit down and shut up: pulling mindfulness up by its Buddhist roots
Replies: 1
Views: 412

Sit down and shut up: pulling mindfulness up by its Buddhist roots

The modern emphasis on mindfulness and meditation is a fairly recent phenomenon. Historian Eric Braun notes that lay meditation did not begin in earnest until an early-twentieth-century anti-colonial movement among Theravada Buddhists in Burma. Before then, meditation teachings remained the provinc...
by Ben
Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Important! Get the real meaning!
Replies: 91
Views: 4943

Re: Important! Get the real meaning!

Goofaholix wrote:
Shuun wrote:I have not said what are better translations for "contact" and "dependent arising".
Because you don't know.

We'll stick with the current translations then, problem solved.
I agree, totally.
by Ben
Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: A man with a score to settle
Replies: 39
Views: 2676

Re: A man with a score to settle

Hi MP, I'm starting to think that your multiple posts of meta discussion and hostile negativity have no other purpose than to try to make me lose my cool so you can close the topic. Perhaps even on grounds of meta discussion. As a moderator, Tilt is within his rights to seek clarification from you. ...