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by binocular
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: It is better to stick with people who disagree with you?
Replies: 13
Views: 260

Re: It is better to stick with people who disagree with you?

SarathW wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:58 am
Sadguru said that it is better to stary around with people who disagree with you rather than agree with you all the time.
What is your opinion on this?
That Sadhguru needs to go out more. It's easy to pontificate about such matters when one is safe in one's little cocoon.
by binocular
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist
Replies: 127
Views: 5297

Re: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist

I guess this is the problem for all of us. There are thousands of self-proclaimed awakened people out there, and it is clearly not possible to investigate them all... Which is why all these self-proclaimed awakened people should be challenged to take eachother on, to confront eachother, to eliminat...
by binocular
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist
Replies: 127
Views: 5297

Re: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist

It remind me off the actual freedom movement led by guy named Richard, who is similar. http://www.actualfreedom.com.au/ It is possible to live in this modern era, freed from out-dated Philosophy and Psychiatry, challenging every Spiritual and Metaphysical tenet and surpassing any of the Altered Sta...
by binocular
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist
Replies: 127
Views: 5297

Re: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist

There is no such thing as truth at all. That then is a self-defeating statement. U.G.: The world mind constitutes the totality of thoughts, feelings, experiences, and hopes of humankind. ‘The world mind is that which has created you and me, for the main purpose of maintaining its status quo, its co...
by binocular
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dangers of Meditation
Replies: 18
Views: 467

Re: Dangers of Meditation

Recently I read something online, can't find the link now. Anyway, the scholar says something like this: When we sit down and do nothing, it becomes hard for us, NOT because doing nothing is hard. But when we have nothing to do, we are forced to come face to face with the inner demons, subconscious...
by binocular
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why Westerners can't extend loving kindness to themselves?
Replies: 29
Views: 841

Re: Why Westerners can't extend loving kindness to themselves?

SarathW wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:46 am
"Westerners can't extend loving kindness to themselves"
Religious/spiritual teachers teach us that we aren't worthy of loving-kindness, or just plain goodwill. They mostly do so indirectly, though, esp. with the way they ridicule and belittle our concerns.
by binocular
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What difficulties did you have when you started reading suttas?
Replies: 23
Views: 529

Re: What difficulties did you have when you started reading suttas?

-- Encountering opposition and even hostility from Mahayanis for the Pali Canon (according to them, it's supposedly "lowly" and not leading to the highest goal). That's really interesting. From the Theravada perspective, I usually explain that in Mahayana they also respect the Pali suttas but that ...
by binocular
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I have a dream today ~ 2 type of freedom
Replies: 75
Views: 1083

Re: I have a dream today ~ 2 type of freedom

Sam Vara wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:28 am
binocular wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:23 am
Sam Vara wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 7:54 pm
I think most people reading this would have a pretty good idea of what's going on, binocular.
QED.
Questioning Everything Daftly?
You just keep on demonstrating what I've been talking about. You keep proving my points.
by binocular
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Compassion for Women
Replies: 111
Views: 2275

Re: Compassion for Women

@Binocular I read every post in a thread I'm in. Why do you think otherwise? Because it's clear from your comments that you don't. I'm sick of having to copy-paste the same thing several times before you actually read it, even though you've already replied to it. Also don't try and belittle my gend...
by binocular
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I have a dream today ~ 2 type of freedom
Replies: 75
Views: 1083

Re: I have a dream today ~ 2 type of freedom

Sam Vara wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 7:54 pm
I think most people reading this would have a pretty good idea of what's going on, binocular.
QED.

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Saengnapha wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 3:49 am
No one is forcing you to do this. Your own ideas of what you think you are supposed to do puts you in these situations. Simply walk away. I did and never looked back.
Yet you're here.
by binocular
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums
Replies: 95
Views: 2840

Re: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums

So has Admin been pouring his political bias over the forum or not? Or that which you call his "bias" is, in fact, Dhamma. I wouldn't know. Do you think admin and the team have any responsibility for the failure of the ""News, Current Events & Politics" and "Lounge" forums" (I guess it's a failure)...
by binocular
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: professional cuddling
Replies: 29
Views: 795

Re: professional cuddling

Is it worse to pay for some semblance of intimacy, or to live completely without human touch? IMO, that's an individual choice that others should not judge. Have you seen Notes on a Scandal ? It's interesting what Dench's character has to say about not being touched. But since this is still a Buddh...
by binocular
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: professional cuddling
Replies: 29
Views: 795

Re: professional cuddling

Because human intimacy, just like sexual intimacy (all human intimacy), is not a commodity. It appears that modern psychologists/psychiatrists disagree with the above. For them, it's all about numbers and things. So, yes, there's a way to view intimacy as a commodity. There is, for example, the ide...
by binocular
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums
Replies: 95
Views: 2840

Re: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums

The real problem with this forum has been the returning admin, who has who has poured his political bias all over this forum. In my opinion to a far greater extent than any other member. But what if that is what the Dhamma actually is?! What if in order to become enlightened, one has to embrace rig...
by binocular
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums
Replies: 95
Views: 2840

Re: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums

Its earlier, and far more specific use was a good descriptor for authoritarians who would have a meltdown if you didn't address them by their custom pronouns or those who'd need to play with play-doh, bubbles and cuddle puppies if a speaker came onto campus who didn't share their Cultural Marxist w...