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by mikenz66
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 169
Views: 1722

Re: Slandering buddha

I think personally if someone is referred to as worthless, that is referring to harshly and i guess you think it only "appears" to be harsh. Well in that case when i refer to heretics and people who have no regard for The Noble Ones as worthless trash, you can think of it in the same way. I have no...
by mikenz66
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 169
Views: 1722

Re: Slandering buddha

... it seems clear enough that some people should be referred to harshly to emphasize the seriousness of their wrong doings. I suggest carefully considering the advice of the Buddha that I posted here: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=32227&p=478333#p478333 Can you locate a sutta passag...
by mikenz66
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 169
Views: 1722

Re: Slandering buddha

... it seems clear enough that some people should be referred to harshly to emphasize the seriousness of their wrong doings. I suggest carefully considering the advice of the Buddha that I posted here: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=32227&p=478333#p478333 Can you locate a sutta passag...
by mikenz66
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 169
Views: 1722

Re: Slandering buddha

In my opinion, you have missed the gentle humour of WoTF's post i just hope you do not miss the violation of ToS and the unsubstantiated claims. Yes, but I don't share your interpretation. There is a vague reference which I took as light humour, that you are interpreting as "threats of kammic retri...
by mikenz66
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?
Replies: 61
Views: 800

Re: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?

I posted some of this on another thread, but perhaps it's worth emphasising... On how the Buddha admonishes others. Note that he doesn't speak if it is not beneficial, even if it is correct. The Realized One does not utter speech that he knows to be true and substantive, but which is harmful and dis...
by mikenz66
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 169
Views: 1722

Re: Slandering buddha

I think it might be worth considering the Buddha's advice on speech: The Realized One does not utter speech that he knows to be true and substantive, but which is harmful and disliked by others. The Realized One knows the right time to speak so as to explain what he knows to be true, substantive, an...
by mikenz66
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 169
Views: 1722

Re: Slandering buddha

@ Right view for clarification, sorry Samvara! I disagree. You have overextended your aversion to those who are plagued by skeptical doubt, and worse you used the words of the Buddha to do so. By doing so you create a lot of demerit for yourself, and it could cause you a lot of trouble for a long t...
by mikenz66
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Strong aversion against blue veins
Replies: 14
Views: 302

Re: Strong aversion against blue veins

trefobe wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:13 pm
Thank you mikenz66, that makes sense. I will start to practice it daily and tell you how it goes.
I hope it proves useful!

:heart:
Mike
by mikenz66
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate
Replies: 296
Views: 70736

Re: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate

Let me give an example... Verse The wise ones who are intent on meditation, who delight in the peace of renunciation, such mindful Fully Enlightened Buddhas even the gods hold dear. Commentary A millionaire of Rājagaha found ... This is not commentary, this is from tipitaka: http://84000.org/tipita...
by mikenz66
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?
Replies: 61
Views: 800

Re: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?

Greetings Mike, We have to be sure not to develop a "Culture of Offense", where the priority is to be fake-nice and not offend anyone, at the expense of truth, freedom, and openness. I've seen this rising up western culture in the last 10 years or so, and it's dumb. I'm not sure what you mean by "f...
by mikenz66
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?
Replies: 61
Views: 800

Re: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?

We have to be sure not to develop a "Culture of Offense", where the priority is to be fake-nice and not offend anyone, at the expense of truth, freedom, and openness. I've seen this rising up western culture in the last 10 years or so, and it's dumb. I'm not sure what you mean by "fake nice". I hop...
by mikenz66
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: insight requires access concentration?
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: insight requires access concentration?

Please note that this thread is intended as a discussion of the validity of the statement: insight requires, according to the commentaries, to develop the jhana factors to access-concentration level. Posts that do not address that question in some way should be posted on the many other threads about...
by mikenz66
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 169
Views: 1722

Re: Slandering buddha

Most of the tone here is set by the participants. If more of the highly active participants (such as you) would take up the challenge of trying to always post as I suggested then I believe that the tone would improve. Are you willing to take up that challenge? I would consider taking up a formal ch...
by mikenz66
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question: Madhupindika & Mahanidana
Replies: 4
Views: 79

Re: Question: Madhupindika & Mahanidana

Welcome Richard, Hello, I wonder if Madupindika and Mahanidana are both teachings of dependent origination? ... You mean these suttas? The Great Discourse on Causation, Mahānidāna Sutta DN 15 https://suttacentral.net/dn15/ The Honey-Cake, Madhupiṇḍika Sutta MN 18 https://suttacentral.net/mn18 Person...
by mikenz66
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 169
Views: 1722

Re: Slandering buddha

Hi rightviewftw, Other than that i think it is good to promote this kind of attitudes; mikenz66 wrote: ↑ My preference would be for members to conduct themselves the way, for example Bhikkhu Analayo or Bhikkhu Bodhi do when making statements, e.g. "It's my opinion that X should be interpreted as Y, ...