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by Bundokji
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What is the alternative to the capitalism?
Replies: 91
Views: 1354

Re: What is the alternative to the capitalism?

Difference of perspective: global perspective vs. local perspective: globally (here "globally" means "the big perspective") the earth is round (not really but close enough) while locally (here "locally" means from a smaller, near to hand perspective) the earth is flat. In my fields when I prepare a...
by Bundokji
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What is the alternative to the capitalism?
Replies: 91
Views: 1354

Re: What is the alternative to the capitalism?

Is the world flat ? Depends on what you mean by the "world" but from the context of your question, i think you mean planet earth? Planet earth from a scientific perspective is round, and it would be unreasonable to doubt that. Human beings have thought that the world is flat because this is how it ...
by Bundokji
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist
Replies: 74
Views: 2073

Re: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist

Yes, it helped me and others I have met, only when I took it to heart. Taking it to heart is the beginning. I am only using conventional knowledge to convey this. What else is there? Wisdom is the wrong word, I think. There is information. Some are facts, some are not. Wisdom seems to reside in not...
by Bundokji
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist
Replies: 74
Views: 2073

Re: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist

When I talk about not-knowing, it does not mean a lack of knowledge in the sense of not having facts/information to live your life. I am talking about a state of attention where knowledge 'about' things is not present, not active. It is a fully aware state that is not grasping, not interpreting, no...
by Bundokji
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist
Replies: 74
Views: 2073

Re: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist

You know, I find it quite impossible to second guess what the Buddha really taught and what has been manipulated by others throughout history for their own gains. I think most of what is called Buddhism seems corrupted by the organizations, sects, adaptations, that have occurred for the last 2500 y...
by Bundokji
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What is the alternative to the capitalism?
Replies: 91
Views: 1354

Re: What is the alternative to the capitalism?

Again, I think you make inferences and then assume they are true. I'm a hardcore post-modernist (maybe post-post-modern), dialectical thinker. So what did I write that made you think I was reaching for a "universal truth"?[/quote] By presenting the Wikipedia source as criteria rather than a choice,...
by Bundokji
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What is the alternative to the capitalism?
Replies: 91
Views: 1354

Re: What is the alternative to the capitalism?

To deny that there is truth is a wrong view, but i think to believe in a universal truth that can be found in conventional reality is equally wrong. So, my exchange with you was an attempt to show this subtle difference in a playful, yet friendly way. Is the world flat ? Depends on what you mean by...
by Bundokji
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Importance of jhana with respect to the 4 Noble Truths
Replies: 12
Views: 212

Re: Importance of jhana with respect to the 4 Noble Truths

My view is just as deluded as any view out there. After all, aren't all views understood as deluded by the Buddha? If you follow any teaching, you are following a set of words and 'possibly' the experience of another, not your own. This has been echoed in Buddhist thought for centuries throughout t...
by Bundokji
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Importance of jhana with respect to the 4 Noble Truths
Replies: 12
Views: 212

Re: Importance of jhana with respect to the 4 Noble Truths

Greetings , If I may ask , "who" got deluded ? "Who" then got enlightened ? There is No Entity here got deluded Therefore No Entity enlightened ! And "who" said to himself/herself that she/he got deluded and enlightened ? Is that Not "Thought" ? Ps . I am not saying we should "bypassing" or gradual...
by Bundokji
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Importance of jhana with respect to the 4 Noble Truths
Replies: 12
Views: 212

Re: Importance of jhana with respect to the 4 Noble Truths

I don't think this is Buddhist because if it were, the Buddha would not have bothered to teach the Jhanas. I have sympathy with saengnapha because i followed the two Krishnamurti's for years. All i can do is it explain why the view that saengnapha expressed appealed to me. First, spiritual bypassing...
by Bundokji
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What is the alternative to the capitalism?
Replies: 91
Views: 1354

Re: What is the alternative to the capitalism?

Ironically it seems your comment commits the same error you accuse me of, if an error it is. But if your critique is relevant and apposite to what I wrote then it should also be to your writing above. In either case, really, so what ? This illustrates IMO the futility of this level of discourse. It...
by Bundokji
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What is the alternative to the capitalism?
Replies: 91
Views: 1354

Re: What is the alternative to the capitalism?

I read your response as avoiding and deflecting the suggestion that you offer a more or less comprehensive, well thought out description that you prefer. They exist and seems a sound starting place for a discussion with more nuance. Or to the idea that you join in a centuries long dialog -- a dialo...
by Bundokji
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What is the alternative to the capitalism?
Replies: 91
Views: 1354

Re: What is the alternative to the capitalism?

Well, stand up and offer your preferred more or less comprehensive, well thought out description. ! I don't think i am in a position to introduce a criteria or measurement for people, i have no monopoly over the truth. The only one who is entitled to bind people over a specific definition is Sarath...
by Bundokji
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What is your contribution to make this world a better place?
Replies: 22
Views: 334

Re: What is your contribution to make this world a better place?

I think the best way to make this world a better place is by practicing the teachings of the Buddha
by Bundokji
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What is the alternative to the capitalism?
Replies: 91
Views: 1354

Re: What is the alternative to the capitalism?

I credit Bundokji for the clarity and awareness of thought. But Bundokji adds a criteria to wikipedia's list. Furthermore Bundokji's criteria requires quite a bit of value judgments or subjective judgement -- a judgement knowledge by the phrases "punish the so-called success" and "more capitalistic...
by Bundokji
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What is the alternative to the capitalism?
Replies: 91
Views: 1354

Re: What is the alternative to the capitalism?

Perhaps the distinctions are a little pointless. A large percentage of most Western economies are actually directed to a significant extent, because the governments tax and recycle up to 50% of income in some cases. Of course the money supports "capitalism" as it is paid in contracts to to fund com...
by Bundokji
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What is the alternative to the capitalism?
Replies: 91
Views: 1354

Re: What is the alternative to the capitalism?

So the best we can do is improve upon it with a mixed-economy. All of the current successful economies of the world today are mixed economies; mostly capitalist, free-enterprise, but with regulations, restrictions and safety nets and safeguards. In that case, would it still be accurate to call it c...
by Bundokji
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Highest happiness is not seeking happiness?
Replies: 51
Views: 486

Re: Highest happiness is not seeking happiness?

I tend to agree with Nwad, you will have to define what happiness is. For example, worldly happiness seem to be different from the happiness Buddhists seek.
by Bundokji
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Need help understanding this text about doubt/delusion
Replies: 24
Views: 404

Re: Need help understanding this text about doubt/delusion

My own understanding is that we start the path by having faith in the Buddha's teachings, and faith is based on a good intellectual understanding of the teachings, but not on personal insight on the law of Kamma and how it produces suffering. The path itself is Kamma that eliminates good and bad Kam...
by Bundokji
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Combatting Guruism
Replies: 118
Views: 1517

Re: Combatting Guruism

I think all this is secondary. What is primary is what a person hopes to accomplish when they read the suttas or listen to Buddhists. Is the person really interested in making an end to suffering, or are they more interested in developing a particular self-image of themselves as "Buddhists" or "pra...