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by The Thinker
Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Should we modify the Buddha's teaching so it appeal to other religions and the western audience?
Replies: 86
Views: 7895

Re: Should we modify the Buddha's teaching so it appeal to other religions and the western audience?

Change is inevitable, in the translation and telling of the story, many will be fall upon new creative methods of education possibly not yet thought of? it is welcomed by myself, that said, the Dhamma must remain intact, as is best conceivably possible,. I find the debate between the Monks healthy, ...
by The Thinker
Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: can you become to obsessed with the precepts, does this break them?
Replies: 19
Views: 1814

Re: can you become to obsessed with the precepts, does this break them?

Imagine a monestary accepting donations, do they know the people who send them? Or are they grateful, just maybe a gangster is donating upon reflection and realization of his poor actions, this is a far bigger issue than a few tea bags, but both given freely.
by The Thinker
Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:55 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The "purity" of the spoken word
Replies: 15
Views: 1913

Re: The "purity" of the spoken word

We are so lucky in this age, that the internet makes available the oral talks given by the experienced monks, the written word lacks character and persona of the individual, seeing and listening is a blessing, more senses are used by the listener to clarify meaning, this is most beneficial.
by The Thinker
Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 8
Views: 956

Re: Hello!

Hello Thomas :anjali:
by The Thinker
Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Death or annihilation as the end point
Replies: 72
Views: 5996

Re: Death or annihilation as the end point

“Bring me a fig from the tree over there. - Here it is, Venerable Sir. Split it. - It is split, Venerable Sir. What do you see? - Some very small kernels, Venerable Sir. Split one of those kernels. - It is split, Venerable Sir. What do you see? - I cannot see anything, Venerable Sir. Verily, that fi...
by The Thinker
Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, I would like to ask a simple question
Replies: 13
Views: 1551

Re: Hello, I would like to ask a simple question

Hello Artista, We all have attachments, a small part of the exercise is to investigate our own attachments and let go of those attachments that we deem wrong, the Buddha gives us teachings(guidance) on this subject, but that is only a small part of the path to wisdom. You have asked a question, this...
by The Thinker
Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 986

Re: Hello

Hello jim, :namaste:
by The Thinker
Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Free Speech
Replies: 2
Views: 574

Free Speech

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Is there anything in the Dharma, that addresses this subject?


All articles and opinion most welcome. :namaste:
by The Thinker
Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What are the ethics of the atheist?
Replies: 76
Views: 5556

Re: What are the ethics of the atheist?

There are many kinds of Atheists, we should be careful not to label people or groups.
by The Thinker
Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha categorically denied the existence of an eternal self or a separate self?
Replies: 225
Views: 14125

Re: Did Buddha categorically denied the existence of an eternal self or a separate self?

This question of whether there was an eternal or seperate self wasn't deserving of a catergorical answer, rather it is treated as a question aligned with innappropriate attention, something of which the Buddha didn't want his listeners to bring to discussions. The one time the Buddha deals directly...
by The Thinker
Sun Nov 08, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, everyone!
Replies: 10
Views: 1206

Re: Hello, everyone!

Hello, I am new also, look forward to reading your posts :thumbsup:
by The Thinker
Sun Nov 08, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello.
Replies: 6
Views: 1144

Hello.

Greetings :thumbsup: