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by lostitude
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Forgiveness and martial arts training
Replies: 13
Views: 755

Re: Forgiveness and martial arts training

That sounds just like you :thinking: Case in point. Typical bully behavior right there. Yet you are the one flexing your muscles on pretty much every thread you decide to join. :roll: Coming back to the OP's concern, my 2 cents would be the same thing I replied to santa100, i.e. many people are act...
by lostitude
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Forgiveness and martial arts training
Replies: 13
Views: 755

Re: Forgiveness and martial arts training

Were you a small frail kid who used to get bullied back in 5th grade? Did you get firsthand experience? Yes I did, so your "argument from authority" doesn't hold. I think I did save the lives of many small frail kids in the same class the day I threw that big bad bully flat on his back. No because ...
by lostitude
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Forgiveness and martial arts training
Replies: 13
Views: 755

Re: Forgiveness and martial arts training

If that guy was really a bully, then you should've responded with the same exact language that a bully can understand: the same exact pain at the same exact spot, not out of hatred, but out of compassion to save the future victims under his hand. I seriously doubt that would have worked. Many bulli...
by lostitude
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is buddhism difficult? Why?
Replies: 36
Views: 1415

Re: Is buddhism difficult? Why?

Not a very useful dream, because: 1. That won't happen You don't know that! :tongue: Now, I don't want to go too far off on this tangent other than to reaffirm the validity of what DooDoot stated earlier about the unsuitability of "running" as a metaphor, and that (as per the sutta quote above) it ...
by lostitude
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is buddhism difficult? Why?
Replies: 36
Views: 1415

Re: Is buddhism difficult? Why?

Hi everyone, Many thanks for your responses, they have all been instructive. A few follow-up questions/remarks though: Imho, I believe there's no such thing as motivation. If you need to motivate yourself it means you don't really want to do it. When you really want something, do you require other's...
by lostitude
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is buddhism difficult? Why?
Replies: 36
Views: 1415

Re: Is buddhism difficult? Why?

When you run, do you run faster when you are alone or with a group of professional runners? In a group. If the runners are all gathered together to run who will be the most admired and whose advise the most followed? Hopefully me :D The one at the front I guess? In this age, was there one Buddha wh...
by lostitude
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is buddhism difficult? Why?
Replies: 36
Views: 1415

Is buddhism difficult? Why?

Hello, Faced with my own lack of motivation to practice amidst the constant sources of distraction in my daily life, I often find myself dreaming about having my own personal arahant teacher who would guide me to liberation by simply telling me "now you do this" and "now you do that" and all I'd hav...
by lostitude
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Typing delays
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Re: Typing delays

Thanks everyone, and my apologies for the useless fuss, as I seem to have found the culprit: my Dvorak keyboard that requires additional software, it seems that it doen's work very well on discussion fora. I'll just have to revert to qwerty on this forum.

Thanks!
by lostitude
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Polyamorous relationships
Replies: 39
Views: 1530

Re: Polyamorous relationships

1. If the third precept is about cheating , perhaps people could find amendment so that not to cheat and yet possible to engage in relationships that do not violate it . Eg. A person married with a lawful wife where the law indicated polygamous marriage is not allowed while other wifes whom are not...
by lostitude
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Polyamorous relationships
Replies: 39
Views: 1530

Re: Polyamorous relationships

Does the reverse view have any basis in the Buddha's teachings? That suffering can be reduced by reducing the number of people you are attached to, rather than by reducing the severity of the attachment? Having wise friends and fewer attachments is the ideal. So what matters is the number of attach...
by lostitude
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Polyamorous relationships
Replies: 39
Views: 1530

Re: Polyamorous relationships

The ideal follower of the Buddha is free from lust and thus celibate. A human during mankind's most degenerate age is a lustful incestuous beast. So from that, I think we can safely infer that polyamorous relationships tend one toward degeneration, not distinction, and strongly at that. I am not su...
by lostitude
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Typing delays
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Typing delays

Hello,

I'm not really sure where to post this, but I've been experiencing time lags when typing up posts, and this happens on different computers so I"m wondering if there is a problem with both my computers or if it is related to the forum itself. Has anyone else had the same issue?

Thanks.
by lostitude
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Polyamorous relationships
Replies: 39
Views: 1530

Re: Polyamorous relationships

santa100 wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:11 pm
lostitude wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:09 pm
I have not made a single claim in this whole thread.
Great, now you resort to denial. What other tactics you have after ad hominem attack and denial?
I'm not here to pick a virtual fight, thanks. If that's what you are into it's not going to happen with me.
by lostitude
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Polyamorous relationships
Replies: 39
Views: 1530

Re: Polyamorous relationships

I am not attacking you as a person, I'm attacking your attitude on this thread, replacing the words I write with others and linking some of my quotes with unrelated points. You are here to win a debate,, not to discuss so there is nothing for me to learn from you. I don't care what you want or do n...
by lostitude
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Polyamorous relationships
Replies: 39
Views: 1530

Re: Polyamorous relationships

Wow! :shrug: I think that before lust brings on the downfall of our world, it is attitudes like yours that will. I already knew you'll resort to the kind of behavior above. Ad hominem attack is an expected behavior when you have zero proof to back up your claim. I am not attacking you as a person, ...