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by waterchan
Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: No believing in God is not such a good idea.
Replies: 118
Views: 11805

Re: No believing in God is not such a good idea.

There are extremists on both sides of the god fence, and there always will be. Buddhism is unique not only in that it's somewhat atheistic, but also because it's very difficult to misconstrue a scriptural verse as promoting murder, slavery, rape, or any form of violence, whereas in monotheistic scri...
by waterchan
Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Board doesn't display correctly in Safari
Replies: 13
Views: 4335

Re: Board doesn't display correctly in Safari

I have the same problem in both Safari and Chrome with the latest versions, on default settings.

Also happens in the Safari browser on the iPhone 5
by waterchan
Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Acceptance of "Negative" Qualities
Replies: 19
Views: 2897

Re: Acceptance of "Negative" Qualities

You're both correct. "Merely" was a bad word to use there.
by waterchan
Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anxiety. ..
Replies: 19
Views: 3474

Re: Anxiety. ..

If you are meditating to get rid of anxiety you are only strengthening your anxieties. Just meditate for no reason. Yes! The best way to meditate! Also, maybe your attachments are not getting worse, maybe you are just seeing them more clearly. The OP describes their anxiety as becoming accentuated,...
by waterchan
Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Acceptance of "Negative" Qualities
Replies: 19
Views: 2897

Re: Acceptance of "Negative" Qualities

I meant that I don't see where the conflict lies between the tanha in the OP's powerful desire to be rid of his negative emotions and the chanda generated through samma vayama.

One is motivated by disgust while the other is discerned.
by waterchan
Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The nature of Nibbana
Replies: 15
Views: 2850

Re: The nature of Nibbana

Disciple wrote:In the state of deep sleep there is no desire, no attachment, nothing at all but oblivious bliss.
In deep sleep there can also be wet dreams and nightmares. I don't think those are part of nibbana :tongue:
by waterchan
Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Acceptance of "Negative" Qualities
Replies: 19
Views: 2897

Re: Acceptance of "Negative" Qualities

Hello retro,

I'm not sure where the conflict lies?
by waterchan
Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Acceptance of "Negative" Qualities
Replies: 19
Views: 2897

Re: Acceptance of "Negative" Qualities

How do you learn to accept a "negative" quality while still keeping yourself open towards overcoming it? The Buddha did not say that "negative" qualities should be either accepted or rejected, merely studied and contemplated. Your suffering is largely perpetuated by the persistent illusion is the i...
by waterchan
Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The train morality problem
Replies: 108
Views: 19680

Re: The train morality problem

What would Buddha do? I don't think this should be a problem for the Buddha of the pali tipitaka. He can see the kamma of others, so he would act accordingly based on the ripening of kamma involved. It's only a dilemma for the rest of us. A virtue ethicist would not flip the switch. A utilitarian o...