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by No_Mind
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Signs of Kali Yuga
Replies: 72
Views: 1977

Re: Signs of Kali Yuga

Since much of Hinduism barring the Upanishads/Vedantas, Brahma Sutras, Bhagvad Gita and Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is made up of stories and mythology, it makes little sense to argue about Hindu concept of time. The Puranas are stories and everyone made a little bit up. Their main purpose was to bring...
by No_Mind
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Signs of Kali Yuga
Replies: 72
Views: 1977

Re: Signs of Kali Yuga

Since much of Hinduism barring the Vedantas, Brahma Sutras and Gita is made up of stories and mythology, it makes little sense to argue about them. They are stories and everyone made a little bit up. Their main purpose was to bring the concept of Nirguna Brahman to masses as Krishna and Shiva and Sh...
by No_Mind
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?
Replies: 83
Views: 2611

Re: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?

I feel like Skeptical Buddhists and Devout Buddhists are being disrespectful of each other in many of the various discussions. Can you define Skeptical Buddhist? I am a Buddhist who believes in soul (which perishes upon Nibbana but survives from birth to birth .. I had proposed this in a thread and...
by No_Mind
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How do you train for Sila?
Replies: 16
Views: 579

Re: How do you train for Sila?

paul wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:37 pm

A practitioner trains for sila by first understanding that morality in Buddhism is anything that takes the mind towards nibbana.
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In that way sila becomes the driving force for mindfulness.
Excellent point and definition

:namaste:
by No_Mind
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?
Replies: 128
Views: 2784

Re: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?

Thus to say Buddha is infallible because I have observed and found Kamma to be real is flawed premise. good thing i didn't say that also the buddha's teaching of kamma is unique relative to that of others :strawman: :strawman: :strawman: You did, undeniably I think the reality of kamma has become u...
by No_Mind
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?
Replies: 128
Views: 2784

Re: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?

For example, without criticising or denigrating what you say, what is the nature your knowledge of his "rightness" about the ultimate truth? How is it different from, say, understanding what others (his contemporary disciples) said of him, and strongly approving of it? Some of it is the result of p...
by No_Mind
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How do you train for Sila?
Replies: 16
Views: 579

Re: How do you train for Sila?

Off the cushion - mindfulness in the moment, if I know if the event coming ahead will not be good or productive then I'll cut off all intention and not let it fabricate/form into an action. This does require a lot of mindfulness built from momentum on the cushion from samadhi. If I don't practice f...
by No_Mind
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How do you train for Sila?
Replies: 16
Views: 579

Re: How do you train for Sila?

Off the cushion - mindfulness in the moment, if I know if the event coming ahead will not be good or productive then I'll cut off all intention and not let it fabricate/form into an action. This does require a lot of mindfulness built from momentum on the cushion from samadhi. If I don't practice f...
by No_Mind
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How do you train for Sila?
Replies: 16
Views: 579

How do you train for Sila?

ATI defines sila as - "The practice of sila is defined by the middle three factors of the Eightfold Path: Right Speech, Right Action, and Right Livelihood." How do you train for sila? What exactly does it encompass? I have found most confusing sila with being restrained, quiet, not putting out their...
by No_Mind
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO
Replies: 61
Views: 2180

Re: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO

Some stats on Feb 24, 2018 and June 2, 2018 Dhammawheel 24 Feb Total posts 446241 • Total topics 26697 • Total members 12613 • Our newest member Cavinho92 2 June Total posts 460524 • Total topics 27306 • Total members 12800 • Our newest member davisdM7m increase - posts 14283 (+3.2%) topics 609 (+2...
by No_Mind
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dhamma Wheel Engaged Buddhist forum is now live!
Replies: 18
Views: 1128

Re: Dhamma Wheel Engaged Buddhist forum is now live!

the above sounds frighteningly like superstition ridden lay Hinduism. I agree but you find similar stuff in Theravada too. What matters is what it says in Sutras. What magical mumbo jumbo stuff do you find in Theravada? Maybe a monk or two here and there may sell an amulet or trinket .. but organis...
by No_Mind
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dhamma Wheel Engaged Buddhist forum is now live!
Replies: 18
Views: 1128

Re: Dhamma Wheel Engaged Buddhist forum is now live!

Venerable Dhammavuddho Mahathera summarises it well Well, it is not strong enough. Perhaps Mahayana people are more realistic. Have you met any Arahant even though Theravadin believe it is possible to realise in this life itself? What is lacking in Mahayana is the can-do attitude. If we think we ca...
by No_Mind
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dhamma Wheel Engaged Buddhist forum is now live!
Replies: 18
Views: 1128

Re: Dhamma Wheel Engaged Buddhist forum is now live!

SarathW wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:42 am
This is a plan of HHDL to integrate Theravada and Mahayana.

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=32043
Any such plan is quite meaningless.

Venerable Dhammavuddho Mahathera summarises it well -




:namaste:
by No_Mind
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dhamma Wheel Engaged Buddhist forum is now live!
Replies: 18
Views: 1128

Re: Dhamma Wheel Engaged Buddhist forum is now live!

I just returned from the UN sponsored Vesak Day conference in Bangkok, Thailand. I was invited there to represent Greece. The theme of this years conference was: Buddhism and social change, culture and youth. People from all Buddhist traditions were members of the panels and engaged in debate and d...
by No_Mind
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO
Replies: 61
Views: 2180

Re: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO

However, it's odd that we have: Dhamma Wheel - Index page https://www.dhammawheel.com/ A forum for beginners and members of other Buddhist traditions to ask questions about Theravāda (The Way of the Elders) . Responses require moderator ... Why is is picking descriptions of sub-forums, not somethin...