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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: 1650

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: 1721

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: 874

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: 5446

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: 1458

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: 941

Re: Hello

Hello jim, :namaste:
by The Thinker
Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Free Speech
Replies: 2
Views: 482

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: 4709

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: 12716

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: 1139

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: 1070

Hello.

Greetings :thumbsup: