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by Modus.Ponens
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The conspiracy to end all conspiracies
Replies: 12
Views: 646

Re: The conspiracy to end all conspiracies

That's not a bad theory. It's baffling how many people believe the Earth is flat. Or pretend to believe... :spy: When talking about conspiracies, we have to consult the expert https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhqUk28OwHs in order to see the big picture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jLs-1GpwQM
by Modus.Ponens
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Buddhism needs marketing ?
Replies: 48
Views: 940

Re: Does Buddhism needs marketing ?

We need some catchy slogans, like

"It's the best religion in the world. Just sit."

"Come for the jhana, stay for nibbana."
by Modus.Ponens
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism
Replies: 168
Views: 4504

Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism

Well, I think that this thread demonstrates that we are all capable of having a collective think on these thorny issues, and if nothing else, that the situation is not at all black and white. It is difficult, complex and inherently contestable. What this leads to or ought to lead to probably should...
by Modus.Ponens
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism
Replies: 168
Views: 4504

Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism

But the point is that people cannot want their cake and eat it too. FREE ANJEM CHOUDARY http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/free-anjem-choudary/18661#.Wsy9CC7waUk The man who pledged alligiance to ISIS is in jail? Oh, now you've got me! What kind of free speech supporter would be in favor ...
by Modus.Ponens
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism
Replies: 168
Views: 4504

Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism

Either the forum has a politics section, or not. If it has a politics section, then the principle of free speech must apply. No single person holds the entire truth on every political subject, which means that the only way to correct falsehoods is through repeated interaction by honest, and open min...
by Modus.Ponens
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism
Replies: 168
Views: 4504

Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism

Anti semitism is as unpleasant a plague as it gets. It's funny that the far right, the far left, and the islamofascists all have deranged opinions of jews, for often contradictory resons.... PS: I'm not jewish. I just get really upset with anti semitism. It is usually a mark of a totalitarian minds...
by Modus.Ponens
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism
Replies: 168
Views: 4504

Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism

Anti semitism is as unpleasant a plague as it gets. It's funny that the far right, the far left, and the islamofascists all have deranged opinions of jews, for often contradictory resons. PS: I'm not jewish. I just get really upset with anti semitism. It is usually a mark of a totalitarian mindset....
by Modus.Ponens
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism
Replies: 168
Views: 4504

Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism

Anti semitism is as unpleasant a plague as it gets. It's funny that the far right, the far left, and the islamofascists all have deranged opinions of jews, for often contradictory resons. The solution to bad speech is better speech. Shaming anti semites won't do anything to changes their minds. Ther...
by Modus.Ponens
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is the Dark Night of the Soul in Buddhist terms?
Replies: 64
Views: 1863

Re: What is the Dark Night of the Soul in Buddhist terms?

These two things are not the same. They can exist at the same time, or just one of them, or neither.... The "dark night" is quite similar to the grieving process associated with the death of a loved one, or with knowing that you have a deadly illness. Except this grief is not brought about by the d...
by Modus.Ponens
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is the Dark Night of the Soul in Buddhist terms?
Replies: 64
Views: 1863

Re: What is the Dark Night of the Soul in Buddhist terms?

The Dark Night, in the buddhist context , refers to a phase in a vipassana meditator's practice when the meditator can be filled with feelings of dread, fear, anger, depression, worry, and so on. There's already a term that covers that: samvega. The question is, insofar "samvega" and "the dark nigh...
by Modus.Ponens
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is the Dark Night of the Soul in Buddhist terms?
Replies: 64
Views: 1863

Re: What is the Dark Night of the Soul in Buddhist terms?

but the terms seems to have slipped its Catholic moorings by now: Agree. That is why I confused about this. It seems some people use this word to denote "depression" Hello. The Dark Night, in the buddhist context , refers to a phase in a vipassana meditator's practice when the meditator can be fill...
by Modus.Ponens
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is the Dark Night of the Soul in Buddhist terms?
Replies: 64
Views: 1863

Re: What is the Dark Night of the Soul in Buddhist terms?

What is the Dark Night of the Soul in Buddhist terms? What mental state is this? It has to do with insights into unsatisfactoriness. One of the ways of describing the progress of insight is taught in this short dhamma treasure by Mahasi Sayadaw: https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/mahasi/pr...
by Modus.Ponens
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Critiquing the life of Stephen Hawking
Replies: 121
Views: 3213

Re: RIP Stephen Hawking

As I see it his main contribution to the world was the spreading of materialist-scientism which is founded on wrong view. Physics is wrong view? Would you care to elaborate. Also, why call his work scientism? He was a "real" scientist and was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge .. an...