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by HenryDLacklaw
Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Socrates, a Paccekabuddha?
Replies: 55
Views: 2912

Re: Socrates, a Paccekabuddha?

Socrates was a drunkard, but in Ancient Greece everyone was a drunkard. They used to drink watered down wine with breakfast and keep drinking wine (sometimes watered, sometimes not) all day long. Ancient Greeks were basically always buzzed. Keep in mind that the Socrates of the dialogues was a liter...
by HenryDLacklaw
Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:58 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Phenomenology and Anatta
Replies: 10
Views: 664

Re: Phenomenology and Anatta

Actually, I would argue that Buddhism itself is a kind of phenomenology. Phenomenology as envisioned by Husserl was supposed to be a scientific study of experiences without imposing any theories on the experience (the term he uses is bracketing, or epoché). I've always thought meditation practice wa...
by HenryDLacklaw
Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Brain in a vat, solipsism...
Replies: 31
Views: 5394

Re: Brain in a vat, solipsism...

I've been through this. Kant's Critique of Pure Reason solved it for me. Basically he argued that we have these a priori categories built into our minds such that all our experience without exception is conditioned by them. These categories include causality, space, and time, among others. (Picture ...
by HenryDLacklaw
Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Buddha Statues: Hairstyle?
Replies: 24
Views: 10501

Re: Buddha Statues: Hairstyle?

Check out statues of the Greek god Apollo. Sometimes his hairstyle looks pretty similar.
by HenryDLacklaw
Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:03 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Canada!
Replies: 6
Views: 1102

Hello from Canada!

Hi everyone, my name is Johnny, I'm 19, and I live in Toronto, Canada. I'm a Canadian by birth and citizenship but I consider myself a proud New Yorker and Long Islander (go Mets)! I'm of Greek descent and proud of it. I'm currently studying English lit and philosophy at the University of Toronto. I...
by HenryDLacklaw
Thu Sep 05, 2013 2:33 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?
Replies: 356
Views: 47418

Re: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?

My sister has this musician friend who downloaded his own music illegaly and gave out copies to his friends. Is that a violation of the 2nd precept?