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by Bundokji
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will we ever find a good Theravada Forum
Replies: 43
Views: 606

Re: Will we ever find a good Theravada Forum

Personally, I think Buddhism is a very individual thing. Individuals find their way to teachers suitable for their individual disposition. When the student is ready, the teacher appears. For me, Buddhism is not a "public" affair. Our duty is to practise (rather than engage in Jewish-Islamic Anti-Ap...
by Bundokji
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Liberation: Striving & Urgency
Replies: 10
Views: 111

Re: Liberation: Striving & Urgency

Does liberation happen organically or through systematic effort? Similar questions are raised in relations to many things humans do, not only the Buddhist practice. We experience the world as separate beings, we initiate actions, and yet, we are part of a whole system. This is where the question "wh...
by Bundokji
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will we ever find a good Theravada Forum
Replies: 43
Views: 606

Re: Will we ever find a good Theravada Forum

Sam Vara wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:56 pm
SDC wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:35 pm
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:goodpost: Post of the Week! :anjali:
+1
by Bundokji
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?
Replies: 93
Views: 999

Re: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?

White people. People who were not born and raised in traditionally Buddhist countries; peple who were born and raised in Europe, in the Americas, Africa, Australia, and the Near East, and who took an interest in Buddhism usually as young adults or later. Thanks to you both :anjali: But i still fail...
by Bundokji
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?
Replies: 93
Views: 999

Re: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?

I am trying to understand this whole discussion. Could anyone please help me understand what does the word "westerners" mean in the context of this thread?
by Bundokji
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?
Replies: 31
Views: 386

Re: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?

1)is not everyone seeks the end of suffering? Agree. But only true Buddhist understand the complete suffering. Others understand the partial suffering. So they can't eliminate the total suffering. Indeed, but i was referring to ending suffering as a main driver of human behavior regardless of the t...
by Bundokji
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?
Replies: 31
Views: 386

Re: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?

It's interesting how people later deal with the bits of Buddhist doctrine or tradition which they do think of as nonsense. Many end up rejecting the supernatural elements in the suttas (walking through walls, flying through the air, disappearance of the body, etc.) and a literal view of the cosmolo...
by Bundokji
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link
Replies: 100
Views: 1133

Re: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link

Dinsdale wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:59 am
I previously suggested in this thread that a living being is a process rather than an entity. I'm not sure what point you're making here.
If the process is biological, then the end of suffering would constitute biological death. Would it not?
by Bundokji
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?
Replies: 31
Views: 386

Re: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?

When i raised this point, "the light at the end of the tunnel" did not even cross my mind. I originally became interested in Buddhism because i thought i finally found a doctrine that does not include much non-sense, this was my mindset at that time. Holding justified beliefs was my main priority. A...
by Bundokji
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link
Replies: 100
Views: 1133

Re: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link

The descriptions above seem to refer to living creatures, and not to the cells which make them up. The difficulty is trying to work out from the suttas when dukkha completely and finally ceases. Suttas like this one tend to muddy the water: https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn38/sn38.014....
by Bundokji
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link
Replies: 100
Views: 1133

Re: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link

Here is an extract from MN141, which elaborates on aspects of the First Noble Truth. As with DO, birth, aging and death are clearly described in biological/physical terms: "What, your reverence, is the Noble Truth of suffering? Birth is suffering; aging is suffering; death is suffering; grief, lame...
by Bundokji
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link
Replies: 100
Views: 1133

Re: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link

Dinsdale wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:19 am
Birth is included in the first Noble Truth, so it is an aspect of dukkha.
Hello Dinsdale,

There is biological birth, but in the context of the third noble truth, how do you think birth should be understood?
by Bundokji
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism Expired, says Gnanananda
Replies: 35
Views: 433

Re: Buddhism Expired, says Gnanananda

The following might be relevant to put into question the whole claim that the Dhamma can expire

https://sites.google.com/site/santipada/withoutdelay
by Bundokji
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is it that take birth ?
Replies: 22
Views: 246

Re: What is it that take birth ?

Birth is finding being in becoming. Sutta support please? You seem to be saying that "birth" is a purely mental event, but that is not what SN12.2 describes. I don't say that "birth" is purely mental event. What i am saying is that "birth" whether physical or mental or whatever we decide to call it...
by Bundokji
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist
Replies: 58
Views: 799

Re: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist

What i learned when i read the first link in the OP is how much establishing and operating Buddhist website can cost in terms of money, effort and time. I hope i can learn how to use them properly.