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by Idappaccayata
Mon May 06, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Pannobhasa (David Reynolds) on Morality
Replies: 23
Views: 1326

Re: Pannobhasa (David Reynolds) on Morality

I think anyone who discusses politics cannot attain enlightenment. One cannot live in the garden of bliss and be in the theater of drama at the same time. Pick your environment and your Right Livelihood. Politics is just another samsaric distraction, another thing to give up if you wish to leave sa...
by Idappaccayata
Mon May 06, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Should nuns and monks be political?
Replies: 54
Views: 4091

Re: Should nuns and monks be political?

This video was posted on another thread. The monk makes are very relevant point at 41:43 to 42:30. https://youtu.be/K8bIcvlQaRA?t=2503 You just shared a video by a literal, self proclaimed Nazi, speaking to a "monk" or whoever that guy in the orange was, while complaining that monks are too politic...
by Idappaccayata
Mon May 06, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Should nuns and monks be political?
Replies: 54
Views: 4091

Re: Should nuns and monks be political?

Monks & nuns are already political & biased towards the political views of their supporters (rather than have political views based on the Dhamma). For example, the Trump vs Hillary campaign showed a gang of Western monks & nuns heavily biased towards "liberal & war interventionist doctrine", inclu...
by Idappaccayata
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: FLT: Full Lotus Turtle - A comprehensive guide to sitting meditation postures
Replies: 16
Views: 1529

Re: FLT: Full Lotus Turtle - A comprehensive guide to sitting meditation postures

The post seems a little unorganized. I'm having some trouble finding what actionable steps to take.

Could you link me to some stretches it exercises for training to sit in full lotus?
by Idappaccayata
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Americans not having sex has reached a record high
Replies: 12
Views: 1205

Re: Americans not having sex has reached a record high

Perhaps too much time gaming and/or on social media? Japan has an issue with this. Too much feminism, leftism, and veganism. They're infertile, low sex drive and the women are overweight femininsts with dyed hair, piercings, tattoos and an alcohol problem. One thing I notice about unhealthy people,...
by Idappaccayata
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings
Replies: 184
Views: 11529

Re: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings

I have great respect for Ajahn Buddhadasa. I've listened to all the talks I could find and read many of his books. He played an essential role in developing my practice. That being said, I'm not threatened when it gets pointed out that he held views contradictory to the suttas regarding other relig...
by Idappaccayata
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings
Replies: 184
Views: 11529

Re: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings

. Later Ajahn Buddhadasa came to speak about “universal sasana” or “universal religion.” From his reading of the Koran, the Bible, the Upanishads, and other great texts, and from meeting with followers of different religions, he came to believe that at heart all religions perform the same basic fun...
by Idappaccayata
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings
Replies: 184
Views: 11529

Re: Vipassana as a theravada tradition?

Thailand's Ajahn Buddhadasa discussed this subject back in the 1950s: INSIGHT, BY ORGANIZED TRAINING Hello friend, Is that the same Buddhadasa who said: So, the whole Question of rebirth is utterly foolish and nothing to do with Buddhism at all.  Is that the same Buddhadasa who said: Keep observing...
by Idappaccayata
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Vipassana as a theravada tradition?
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: Vipassana as a theravada tradition?

dudette wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:38 pm
Do you think that vipassana movement (which is part of theravada buddhism) can be qualified as theravada's tradition like thai forest?
I would say it was inspired by theravada
by Idappaccayata
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ven Thanissaro has misleadingly omitted essential context; invoked a theoretical distinction that has no place in Dhamma
Replies: 27
Views: 1304

Re: Ven Thanissaro has misleadingly omitted essential context; invoked a theoretical distinction that has no place in Dh

Aside from this quite semantical debate between the two, it's clear that Sujato has a vendetta for Thanissaro, based on their disagreement on Bhikkhuni ordination. The ad hominems in his response makes that very clear. I've also seen him respond in extremely childish ways whenever Thanissaro gets b...
by Idappaccayata
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ven Thanissaro has misleadingly omitted essential context; invoked a theoretical distinction that has no place in Dhamma
Replies: 27
Views: 1304

Re: Ven Thanissaro has misleadingly omitted essential context; invoked a theoretical distinction that has no place in Dh

it's clear that Sujato has a vendetta for Thanissaro, based on their disagreement on Bhikkhuni ordination. I doubt this is the case. Thanissaro has eternalist views, so it is understandable why he is criticized by different theravadins, both monastic and lay. I keep hearing this meme that he's an e...
by Idappaccayata
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ven Thanissaro has misleadingly omitted essential context; invoked a theoretical distinction that has no place in Dhamma
Replies: 27
Views: 1304

Re: Ven Thanissaro has misleadingly omitted essential context; invoked a theoretical distinction that has no place in Dh

Aside from this quite semantical debate between the two, it's clear that Sujato has a vendetta for Thanissaro, based on their disagreement on Bhikkhuni ordination. The ad hominems in his response makes that very clear. I've also seen him respond in extremely childish ways whenever Thanissaro gets br...
by Idappaccayata
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Delete Social Media
Replies: 17
Views: 1147

Re: Delete Social Media

What is the definition of social media? Is youtube social media? Is Dhamma Wheel social media? I think this is the pertinent point. It matters more what you do on said social media. For example, I deleted Facebook, which was mostly politics and gossip. That made an improvement in my well being. Yet...
by Idappaccayata
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The World and I: where do you stand?
Replies: 9
Views: 855

Re: The World and I: where do you stand?

The way I see it, the sense of I is dependent on the world, and in some sense, the world is dependent on the I. I think the issue is that we take for granted what is fundamental for the existence of the experience of "myself" and "the world".
by Idappaccayata
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: "#MeToo!" in Buddhism
Replies: 68
Views: 4527

Re: "#MeToo!" in Buddhism

Not sure what this has to do with theravada. Or even Buddhism, as far as most of us here are concerned. Maybe dharma wheel engaged is a better place for such gossip?