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by convivium
Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:39 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: My happy place
Replies: 41
Views: 2793

Re: My happy place

You are the only one in a happy place right now.
lol
by convivium
Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:16 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Zen, Dogen and being put off...
Replies: 45
Views: 4369

Re: Zen, Dogen and being put off...

dogen is the probably most important buddhist philosopher for westerners to get into. undercuts our whole way of seeking after experiences and sensations, along with the whole instrumental and technological outlook, and ressentiment. opens up the needed realm of communal spirit and focal practices. ...
by convivium
Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:33 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What does authenticity mean?
Replies: 35
Views: 3580

Re: What does authenticity mean?

...The time remains destitute not only because God is dead, but because mortals are hardly aware and capable even of their own mortality. Mortals have not yet come into ownership of their own nature. Death withdraws into the enigmatic. The mystery of pain remains veiled. Love has not been learned. ...
by convivium
Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What does authenticity mean?
Replies: 35
Views: 3580

Re: What does authenticity mean?

you can't have authenticity without inauthenticity. you can't be a human without inauthenticity. the idea is to allow rare authentic moments; rare authentic things and practices to shine through. the danger is to become entirely shut off in the inauthentic from the authentic; the idea is to keep the...
by convivium
Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:47 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Good reasons to reject Mahayana and follow Theravada
Replies: 40
Views: 3986

Re: Good reasons to reject Mahayana and follow Theravada

one can't 'follow theravada' in the deeper sense and 'reject mahayana'
by convivium
Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:00 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Goenka died today
Replies: 55
Views: 10985

Goenka died today

We just received the news that our dear Dhamma father, Goenkaji, passed away peacefully at the ripe age of 90 at his residence in Mumbai on Sunday, 29th September, 2013 at 10:40pm, Indian Time. May he be happy, peaceful & liberated. https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/1383093_5420601025...
by convivium
Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theravada meets Zen-The teachings of Ajahn Chah and Huang Po
Replies: 10
Views: 2301

Re: Theravada meets Zen-The teachings of Ajahn Chah and Huan

next you should do buddhadasa and huineng!
by convivium
Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: How To Integrate Buddhism Into Daily Life
Replies: 6
Views: 2106

Re: How To Integrate Buddhism Into Daily Life

you don't have to be an anything in buddhism.
buddhism will give you stratagies, suggested guidelines, and perspectives.
explore and try them for yourself. see what works and what doesn't.
in daily life, mindfulness is important. lift weights mindfully.
by convivium
Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Downloading books you have had physical copies of
Replies: 41
Views: 3368

Re: Downloading books you have had physical copies of

when's the last time pariyati or wisdom, etc. have sued someone for filesharing? if anything, they'll just ask to take it down..
by convivium
Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Downloading books you have had physical copies of
Replies: 41
Views: 3368

Re: Downloading books you have had physical copies of

if you're not in an internet cave, then you won't get caught pirating.
by convivium
Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Downloading books you have had physical copies of
Replies: 41
Views: 3368

Re: Downloading books you have had physical copies of

if you download things on university servers you might have problems.
by convivium
Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:18 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Downloading books you have had physical copies of
Replies: 41
Views: 3368

Re: Downloading books you have had physical copies of

Blackbird, your argument goes something as follows: Suppose someone A has regular access to the internet. Suppose someone B doesn't. A references copyrighted texts online without downloading. B references copyrighted texts, the same amount of time etc., offline by downloading them. You would claim t...
by convivium
Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What do you sit on?
Replies: 27
Views: 4925

Re: What do you sit on?

chairs
by convivium
Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:32 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Practicing Celibacy - Advice needed
Replies: 29
Views: 5164

Re: Practicing Celibacy - Advice needed

So you're not ready to ordain, but are ready to abstain from the orgasm. How long have you done that before, if you don't mind my asking? Do you have a teacher that practices brahmacariya and supports you in cultivating it?
by convivium
Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Zizek on Buddhism
Replies: 5
Views: 1023

Re: Zizek on Buddhism

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