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by Holdan
Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Working with "others"
Replies: 6
Views: 1206

Re: Working with "others"

I work at a medium sized firm in the US (a few hundred employees). I feel it is "right livelihood" and feel good about what I do for a living. There are a few really good people there. But I would say that a high percentage of the people there are one or more of the following: crazy lazy stupid sel...
by Holdan
Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: DO without rebirth?
Replies: 26
Views: 2129

Re: DO without rebirth?

Rebirth is a natural extension of this, as is the impossibility of materialism in such a causal system. Hello Anders In the scriptures, when the stream-entry was gained, it was declared: "That which is subject to arising is subject to cessation". The scripture do not say: "That which is subject to ...
by Holdan
Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Seeking help with sutta study guide
Replies: 11
Views: 1601

Re: Seeking help with sutta study guide

seaturtle wrote:...it designed to get the reader thinking about their own experiences instead of the technical meaning of the suttas...
Hi. You have made a distinction here between what can be experienced & what is the suttas. What is the distinction here, you are referring to? Thanks :?:
by Holdan
Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Awareness independent of the 6 senses? (Thanissaro)
Replies: 72
Views: 12442

Re: Awareness independent of the 6 senses? (Thanissaro)

Consciousness without surface (viññanam anidassanam): This term appears to be related to the following image from SN 12.64: Thank you. I would not agree with this. The sutta sounds like it is about when, due to an absence of craving & delight , consciousness 'does not land or grow', i.e., conscious...
by Holdan
Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Should Wives Be Obedient?
Replies: 91
Views: 8364

Re: Should Wives Be Obedient?

wormhole wrote:Like Buddha said several times, should we still uphold things like this:

http://www.palikanon.com/english/pali_n ... gaha_s.htm
From Sigalovada Sutta

In five ways, young householder, should a wife as the West be ministered to by a husband:

(iv) by handing over authority to her
:bow:
by Holdan
Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Awareness independent of the 6 senses? (Thanissaro)
Replies: 72
Views: 12442

Re: Awareness independent of the 6 senses?

viññanam anidassanam anantam sabbato pabham " and the verses it occurs in MN 49 and DN 11, notes: It almost goes without saying that there is controversy as to the precise meaning of this enigmatic phrase.... There has been considerable debate over the centuries as to the real and precise meaning o...
by Holdan
Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:31 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence
Replies: 146
Views: 28607

Re: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence

If they would have more power and follow what their "Holy" book teaches: 4:91 "Take them and kill them wherever ye find them. Against such We have given you clear warrant." 2:193 And fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah. But if they desist, then let there be no hostili...
by Holdan
Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence
Replies: 146
Views: 28607

Re: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence

Alex123 wrote:This is why there are Bhikkhus (who should stay out of politics and war) and soldiers whose job isn't exactly to give out cookies.
Finally, you acknowledged & confessed how wrong you & Ajatashatru were in your respective perverted views. Well done! :namaste:
by Holdan
Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence
Replies: 146
Views: 28607

Re: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence

Ajatashatru wrote:It is interesting to note that the Dalai Lama justified the testing of nuclear weapons by India in 1998. What is your guys take on that? Will you just not agree with his views because he is Vajrayana?
I do not need to be a Buddhist to disagree with Dalai Lama. :|
by Holdan
Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence
Replies: 146
Views: 28607

Re: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence

I am not sure if Theravada is "stronger" than Mahayana schools. Maybe because Muslims didn't get there. Islam is in Thailand & Burma. What is called Malaysia was once Thai territory. I provided to example of how Buddhism was destroyed in Tibet. If the Tibetans were unable to escape to India then it...
by Holdan
Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence
Replies: 146
Views: 28607

Re: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence

Did the Buddha ever tell the king, " We need democracy, freedom for slaves, and no capital punishment "? No. Buddha took for granted the absolute power of the King, slavery, torture and capital punishment. The Buddha did not recommend this to the Bhikkhus. He never outlawed army, etc. You appear to...
by Holdan
Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence
Replies: 146
Views: 28607

Re: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence

Also, what were his views on slavery? On rule of Kings? On torture and capital punishment by the King? His views were different to the prevailing secular views on slavery, torture & capital punishment. For example, when King Ajatashatru, after killing his own father, one of the heinous crimes in Bu...
by Holdan
Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence
Replies: 146
Views: 28607

Re: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence

As far as I am concerned, Buddhism belonging to the Dharma traditions is not static and fossilized but ever evolving. This is just your personal opinion, is not related to Buddhism & is not true. The recorded teachings of Buddha & the rules of the monks in the Vinaya have remained the same (static)...
by Holdan
Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:20 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence
Replies: 146
Views: 28607

Re: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence

@Holdan What you are advocating is fatalism. That is not true Buddhism but a gross perversion. My view can be supported by reference to the original teachings of Buddha. The Moderator has requested of you to give links to particular Suttas to support your view. The onus falls upon you to support yo...
by Holdan
Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:55 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence
Replies: 146
Views: 28607

Re: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence

Let me ask you guys something. Does anyone condemn the bombing of Germany in World War 2? The unnecessary bombings of German cities, similar to the unnecessary bombings of Hiroshimi and Nagasaki, have been condemned by many secular Westerners. Like it or not, the civilized world (especially us belo...