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by Coëmgenu
Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why we pay homage to Buddha?
Replies: 41
Views: 6759

Re: Why we pay homage to Buddha?

chownah wrote:What does paying homage accomplish?
chownah
Isn't "paying homage" simply "offering respect"?
by Coëmgenu
Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:49 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Those irritating neighbours :)
Replies: 10
Views: 1260

Re: Those irritating neighbours :)

My neighbours are having domestics every other night. Me and my beloved would love that to be replaced by a trampoline :tongue:. In all seriousness though, try to imagine the trampoline as background noise, like very loud wind chimes, or the roar of a windy day. Thats what I try to do when my neighb...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:00 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Translation of "sabbe sankhāra anicca" into pali
Replies: 7
Views: 1798

Re: Translation of "sabbe sankhāra anicca" into pali

I was trying to pick a script to try to learn Pali in a while ago, to start some basic lessons, and from looking into the subject matter then, I think that the Khmer script seems to be the most common internationally for writing Pali. A lot of Pali excersize books seem to use Devanagari, which is a ...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is good always win?
Replies: 12
Views: 1969

Re: Is good always win?

Immoral actions are always punished, are at least are punishments in and of themselves, if that's what you mean by "does good always win"
by Coëmgenu
Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: We've been here all along.
Replies: 151
Views: 12608

Re: We've been here all along.

Respect should go both ways. Why? Because respect is a generally good thing and we should all respect eachother until given a reason not to...? Do I have to defend respecting people? People from traditionally Buddhist societies should be open-minded and fair to the idiosyncrasies of the English-lan...
by Coëmgenu
Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: We've been here all along.
Replies: 151
Views: 12608

Re: We've been here all along.

Then you responce means yes. We were indeed talking about completely different things. In all seriousness, people do appropriate Buddhism, but not by virtue of being white. By virtue of assuming a stance of cultural superiority over it. Feeling like they can tweak this here, change that there, make...
by Coëmgenu
Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: We've been here all along.
Replies: 151
Views: 12608

Re: We've been here all along.

I am referring to changes in both the presentation and the teachings. People who see this as some kind of appropriation of Buddhism by 'white people', such as the author of the article, need to expand their knowledge and understanding of Buddhism around the world as this happens in all Buddhist cou...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: The so called conspiracy theories have ended up true
Replies: 34
Views: 3235

Re: The so called conspiracy theories have ended up true

Why do you think that religion might be banned? Also, on the subject of conspiracy theories that proved to be true: the holocaust. Many Germans thought that Hitler's death-camps for the mass murder of Jews and assorted undesirables was an insane conspiracy theory at the time. Turns out it indeed was...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is No-Self?
Replies: 145
Views: 14602

Re: What is No-Self?

Apologies if this is a redundant post in this thread. "No self"/"not-self" isn't "anything", or, isn't any "thing". It is a quality of "things" that states, loosely and in paraphrase, that no given "thing" has a valid self-identity that is the same between any given moment. There is a dichotomy draw...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: We've been here all along.
Replies: 151
Views: 12608

Re: We've been here all along.

I am referring to changes in both the presentation and the teachings. People who see this as some kind of appropriation of Buddhism by 'white people', such as the author of the article, need to expand their knowledge and understanding of Buddhism around the world as this happens in all Buddhist cou...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: We've been here all along.
Replies: 151
Views: 12608

Re: We've been here all along.

Feeling like they can tweak this here, change that there, make any and all alterations to the Dhamma to make it all the more tasty and palpable to their own political and cultural appetites. If it wasn't for this form of 'appropriation', then Buddhism would not have survived until the modern era. W...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: We've been here all along.
Replies: 151
Views: 12608

Re: We've been here all along.

The Buddha taught that rituals will not liberate us and are not a valid replacement for actual practice. He taught that you can't do a ritual, not practice, and make any progress. Not that they are intrinsically wrong or unDhammic. He said they are futile and that a noble one would never engage in ...
by Coëmgenu
Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: We've been here all along.
Replies: 151
Views: 12608

Re: We've been here all along.

Buddha warned about the problems of adding new layers of dhamma unto the original dhamma. Thats just my point. Why assume these rituals and practices add new layer of dhamma or change the dhamma in any way? Why assume they don't stem directly from the good old Dhamma practice we believe our own pra...
by Coëmgenu
Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: We've been here all along.
Replies: 151
Views: 12608

Re: We've been here all along.

Buddha warned about the problems of adding new layers of dhamma unto the original dhamma. Thats just my point. Why assume these rituals and practices add new layer of dhamma or change the dhamma in any way? Why assume they don't stem directly from the good old Dhamma practice we believe our own pra...
by Coëmgenu
Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: We've been here all along.
Replies: 151
Views: 12608

Re: We've been here all along.

http://hardcorezen.info/is-white-buddhism-cultural-appropriation/4752 I think this covers this issue quite well. Nothing like some misuse of the term "cultural appropriation" to start an evening, eh? In all seriousness, people do appropriate Buddhism, but not by virtue of being white. By virtue of ...