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by Bundokji
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hypocrisy or strategy?
Replies: 34
Views: 514

Re: Hypocrisy or strategy?

Of course. But my question is, why should we opt for such an interpretation of failure? The modern scientific mindset teaches us to be aware of our selectivity when we evaluate phenomena or a certain theory. We are also that our emotions and attachments serve only to distort the truth hence more of...
by Bundokji
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hypocrisy or strategy?
Replies: 34
Views: 514

Re: Hypocrisy or strategy?

Failing to live up to religious belief or standards does not necessarily mean inconsistency or hypocrisy by the religious. It can mean that believing in something does not automatically translate into the ability to apply it all the time. that's a main point specially in the lay life. Fetters are n...
by Bundokji
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hypocrisy or strategy?
Replies: 34
Views: 514

Re: Hypocrisy or strategy?

I'm talking about the possibility that the whole point of religion/spirituality is to only fake that one takes it seriously, while not even remotely taking it seriously (thus, inconsistency etc. of doctrine isn't an issue). Such an explanation fits the model of religion/spirituality as yet another ...
by Bundokji
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hypocrisy or strategy?
Replies: 34
Views: 514

Re: Hypocrisy or strategy?

It could be more of an honest failing than a deliberate strategy. Why do you think that? Could you explain? Most religious people would treat religion as "transcendental" hence the lack of consistency is often interpreted due to their own failings rather than something wrong with the teachings. The...
by Bundokji
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Buddhism Left or Right leaning?
Replies: 108
Views: 1435

Re: Is Buddhism Left or Right leaning?

It depends on the issue and the time we live in.
by Bundokji
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hypocrisy or strategy?
Replies: 34
Views: 514

Re: Hypocrisy or strategy?

It could be more of an honest failing than a deliberate strategy. If you take the role of religion or spirituality as to fill gaps in our knowledge, then certain types of consistency is of secondary importance. Its worth noting that religions offer other types of consistency by providing answers to ...
by Bundokji
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Ciggarettes
Replies: 17
Views: 615

Re: Ciggarettes

I see your point, but there is a problem. I have addiction for sugar and I enjoy it. I wish I can eat one Kgs sugar every day but it is not going to help my health. The same way, smokers know that smoking is bad for their health and it also a social problem. This also similar to craving for food an...
by Bundokji
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Ciggarettes
Replies: 17
Views: 615

Re: Ciggarettes

Why do you want to quit? From my experience, if you have a bad habit, the struggle to let go of it does not really help. If you enjoy smoking and if it is not causing you any major problems, then you do not have to quit. If you no longer want to smoke, then simply stop without making it a struggle. ...
by Bundokji
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Censorship
Replies: 42
Views: 942

Re: Censorship

A justified censorship would more likely make people accept it willingly, but to expect authority to justify every single action makes it less authoritative. Conceptualizing the matter in terms of "censorship" is not productive. Rather, simply think in terms of "turf" and "power hierachy". Everyone...
by Bundokji
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Censorship
Replies: 42
Views: 942

Re: Censorship

I understand and agree that in some contexts censorship is important. Then it should be justified and transparent. However, it seems a dangerous path to limit free speech in any way. Is that censoring censorship? A justified censorship would more likely make people accept it willingly, but to expec...
by Bundokji
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Censorship
Replies: 42
Views: 942

Re: Censorship

binocular wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:12 pm
Dhamma Chameleon wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:37 pm
Bundokji wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:11 pm
Being totally against censorship, in a way, is a form of censorship.
How so?
In the same way that not tolerating intolerance is a form of intolerance ...
That what i had in mind "censoring censorship"
by Bundokji
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Censorship
Replies: 42
Views: 942

Re: Censorship

Being totally against censorship, in a way, is a form of censorship. While conventional reality is based on conceptual generalizations, the best way of using it is through constant evaluation of contexts and knowing what one has to gain and give up when making a choice.
by Bundokji
Sun May 24, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Old age, sickness and death
Replies: 16
Views: 793

Re: Old age, sickness and death

As a purely theoretical question, the answer is no. But within this theoretical question, the underlying value is that of love and attachment to the body. Unless sickness, aging and death are of value, then why to present them as a motivation for letting go of identifying with them? What seems to be...
by Bundokji
Mon May 18, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The goal of Buddhism
Replies: 25
Views: 702

Re: The goal of Buddhism

Faith In what, and in which school? Most religious experiences from what i ve read take the form of intuitive certainty that authenticates the experience of the senses. While the experience of the senses is dependently originated, the authentication can be described as "faith" in the sense that it ...
by Bundokji
Mon May 18, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The goal of Buddhism
Replies: 25
Views: 702

Re: The goal of Buddhism

Faith