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by genkaku
Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to treat a person with virtue - sutta reference etc?
Replies: 4
Views: 1096

Re: How to treat a person with virtue - sutta reference etc?

Dear OP -- Could you clarify the question a little? Do you mean how do you exercise your own sinless virtue when dealing with others? Or do you mean, how do you treat someone you imagine to be without sin?

Sorry if my head is muddled.

My own question is, is there any difference between these two?
by genkaku
Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Zen Forum International currently down
Replies: 2
Views: 622

Re: Zen Forum International currently down

Seems to be up and running now.
by genkaku
Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Bored with meditation - solution or acceptance?
Replies: 33
Views: 4947

Re: Bored with meditation - solution or acceptance?

imagemarie wrote:
leave the bliss to the pill-poppers
Is that a fair comparison to make on a Theravadin forum??
Sorry if I said the wrong thing. It struck me as fair on a human forum, but maybe not.
by genkaku
Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Bored with meditation - solution or acceptance?
Replies: 33
Views: 4947

Re: Bored with meditation - solution or acceptance?

Is the one who is bored bored? Basically, we all face one obstacle or another (and another and another and another, perhaps), and ... well ... just keep going. If the discipline of meditation were nothing more than a means to some imagined bliss, everyone would do it. Just keep going ... and leave t...
by genkaku
Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:05 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood
Replies: 12
Views: 1533

Re: Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood

spiritnoname wrote::coffee: This is a very Buddhist issue and I'm sorry to say most kids are too stupid to realize how much undue suffering wanting useless junk brings.
Stupider than adults? At least they might excuse themselves with inexperience, perhaps.
by genkaku
Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:56 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood
Replies: 12
Views: 1533

Re: Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood

Ain't it awful? Ain't it terrible? Want to see me wring my hands in despair? Want to see me wax 'concerned?' Pass the white whine, please. I'm good at all those things...I've got three kids. But then there's the question of what anyone might do. Greed, anger and ignorance make people less happy. Oft...
by genkaku
Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:41 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Namaste ! another newbie - from the UK
Replies: 11
Views: 1596

Re: Namaste ! another newbie - from the UK

Yes, I would agree..... lay aside any pre-conceived ideas and possible misconceptions and listen to us experts. (That was a joke.....) :tongue: Welcome to you, and enjoy your stay. prolonged, I hope! ;) :namaste: Wait! -- is it your turn to be the expert this week? I thought it was mine. Never mind...
by genkaku
Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Namaste ! another newbie - from the UK
Replies: 11
Views: 1596

Re: Namaste ! another newbie - from the UK

Welcome lakhotabutterfly. Hope you find something useful here.
by genkaku
Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:30 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Age limit for entering monastic life?
Replies: 23
Views: 10785

Re: Age limit for entering monastic life?

I have looked into ordination and would probably be a novice now if I hadn't met the love of my life!
Hi Manapa -- Stick with the 'love of my life' and all the benefits imagined as arising from a monastic setting will gather around your feet.

Just my take.
by genkaku
Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:41 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: How long?
Replies: 42
Views: 5854

Re: How long?

Flyingox -- What seems to be the problem? If you like Buddhism, then practice. If you don't, find something you do like and do that. How many straw men can anyone set up before they realize that straw men have no capacity to bring anyone peace? Buddhism makes observations (The Four Noble Truths) and...
by genkaku
Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:34 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: How long?
Replies: 42
Views: 5854

Re: How long?

Sounds to me as if "someone" would be well advised to forgive and accept and penetrate his or her own actions and not worry too much about what any revered religious society might think. Even at the most superficial level, think it through: Let's suppose someone is a murderer. S/he was a murderer at...
by genkaku
Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tolerance versus hiding your head in the sand
Replies: 81
Views: 8733

Re: Tolerance versus hiding your head in the sand

I wonder: It seems to me that the Eightfold Path is a free-standing invitation. It needs no help from Gautama, and whether or not he enunciated such suggestions -- while nice and perhaps inspiring -- is purely secondary. The importance of the Eightfold Path does not lie with Gautama, however gratefu...
by genkaku
Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy Birthday gabrielbranbury!
Replies: 8
Views: 1232

Re: Happy Birthday gabrielbranbury!

Go for it!

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by genkaku
Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tolerance versus hiding your head in the sand
Replies: 81
Views: 8733

Re: Tolerance versus hiding your head in the sand

Hi Macavity -- I'm not entirely sure what a 'worldling' might be, but being 'like' a madman strikes me as unduly serene or Jesuitically sophomoric ... reminds me of the old phrase, "a little bit pregnant." Either someone is mad or they are not. Either they are pregnant or they are not. Either it's a...
by genkaku
Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tolerance versus hiding your head in the sand
Replies: 81
Views: 8733

Re: Tolerance versus hiding your head in the sand

Macavity wrote:
genkaku wrote:No disrespect intended, but if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, do we need someone else to tell us it is a duck?
Hi Genkaku,

I don't understand you. To which post is this a reply?
Didn't the Buddha say that a sentient being is basically insane?