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by ToVincent
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 584
Views: 89499

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

So are you for free speech or against free speech? I can't tell from the cryptic posts you have made. If it's not about one percenters and 99 percenters in terms of economic class, the only other thing it could be is in relation to power? Anyone can post on the internet and anyone can choose to not...
by ToVincent
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 584
Views: 89499

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

You know what I mean. The Net. I am not sure that anyone does. You know - Mara's net - which has become, with this interfaith wish-wash - the "Inter-Net". :| Mara's net - forgotten that already :?: :!: :?: "Free speech" is just the lubricant on the nail. Some lube, some don't. Some just stop to do ...
by ToVincent
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 584
Views: 89499

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Wherever did you get this idea that the top 1% are Buddhists? https://www.forbes.com/billionaires/list/3/#version:static I can't think of anyone on the forbes list who is Buddhist. Certainly some Buddhists are doing well in income and wealth, but hardly any trend there or domination among the highe...
by ToVincent
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 584
Views: 89499

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

This is a place (thread) I thought I would never come to. --- There is in this world (kamaloka), a cake that is suppposed to be shared ( with the true nature of metta https://justpaste.it/1a3ol ) by all beings. Yet, there are a few beings in this world, (most of them pretending to be "bhuddist" - an...
by ToVincent
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sutta references to the mind
Replies: 36
Views: 3281

Re: Sutta references to the mind

... any other sutta references to the mind that you can think of. https://justpaste.it/rtcu (Sutta extracts with citta & mano) And don't forget to tell them that mano is involved in the (Buddhist) "world" (loka); while citta is involved in the all Dhamma, that is to say paṭiccasamuppāda. Also, brin...
by ToVincent
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mind moments
Replies: 28
Views: 2302

Re: Mind moments

If you want an example of it used in Buddhist literature, you will need to go to literature considered "post-canonical" I read Suttas with parallels only. This is what the Buddha most probably said. I am not versed in the ostentatious Abhidhamma, or other ho-hum kind of late literature. And I would...
by ToVincent
Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mind moments
Replies: 28
Views: 2302

Re: Mind moments

ToVincent's fake etymologies should already be familiar to anyone who has read this trainwreck of a thread . By the way, the Venerable he disses midway through the thread, is actually fluent in Sanskrit and Páli, unlike ToVincent, with his "innovative" ideas. Disses ?!?! My answer is here >> https:...
by ToVincent
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mind moments
Replies: 28
Views: 2302

Re: Mind moments

First sva-bhava (sva-bhū) does not mean "own-being" ?!?! I suppose this is one more corruption of the papañcesque nature of time, and "other (grafted) paths" as well. Papañca on top of papañca. It might be scrumptiously delicious; but it can't beat the original. Secondly a dharma marked by svabhāva ...
by ToVincent
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mind moments
Replies: 28
Views: 2302

Re: Mind moments

My perspective, yes, is echoing Nāgārjuna's MMK. However, regardless of if the Buddha does or does not "agree" with Nāgārjuna, I think we can both say that contemporary Theravāda can be classified as rejecting the notion of any dharmāḥ marked with svabhāvaprabhāvitā. Once again, you are mixing up e...
by ToVincent
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mind moments
Replies: 28
Views: 2302

Re: Mind moments

IMO, so much as one treats dhammā ("phenomena", "dhammas") as empty and without fundamentally discreet identities I hope that you equate your "sabbe dhamma suññatā" ?!?, to the mere "emptiness of self" - (like in the case of the five clinging aggregates - or to the restricted Buddhist "world", etc....
by ToVincent
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Is There Clear Delineation Of What Is/Not "Early Buddhism"?
Replies: 63
Views: 8688

Re: ToVincent's interesting translations

As I've mentioned in the other thread: "If ekaggata is rightly analyzed as "eka-g-gata", how are we to analyze ekagga?" Hi Kumara, We can turn to the Sanskrit (in fine compositi) ग ga [agt. √ गम् gam]; whose general meaning is: "who goes in, or who is in". Or even better, we can turn to a Pali gram...
by ToVincent
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Invocations for Harmony
Replies: 8
Views: 1186

Re: Invocations for Harmony

... You are right. We should not forget the "'diplomatical' benevolence", that underlies the meaning of metta. The "contract of friendship" between all beings. https://justpaste.it/1a3ol (extracts in the suttas with parallels, concerning metta). If only this world could be shared wisely by all "bei...
by ToVincent
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Recommend a book please. MSBR for anxiety
Replies: 16
Views: 1522

Re: Recommend a book please. MSBR for anxiety

I appreciate your efforts, but you are answering a question I did not ask. Please do not derail my thread any further. That's not fair! You did change the title of your post from something like "Recommend a book for anxiety" to "Recommend a book please. MSBR for anxiety". Also you wrote in your ori...
by ToVincent
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Recommend a book please. MSBR for anxiety
Replies: 16
Views: 1522

Re: Recommend a book please. MSBR for anxiety

I think I explained in my original post that I would like to give the book to people interested in mindfulness who are not that well acquainted with Buddhism. What I have given you above, is a very easy read indeed. No more than 5 mn. You don't have to read the all book; or even the referenced sutt...
by ToVincent
Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Recommend a book please. MSBR for anxiety
Replies: 16
Views: 1522

Re: Recommend a book please. MSBR for anxiety

please recommend a book I can recommend to others in a secular context ( or Buddhism lite ) for using meditation, minfulness and other things for managing anxiety Thanks What is Buddhism lite? I would say that the best book to deal with anxiety, remains the Saṃyutta Nikāya - particularly SN 35.238,...