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by DNS
Fri May 24, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Dhamma that triggers SJWs
Replies: 124
Views: 4944

Re: Dhamma that triggers SJWs

Roy Rogers and Trigger are long dead, so we really should not keep beating that dead horse. I think most DW members are too young to know what you're talking about. :D I might even be too young, but I'll take a shot at it. Trigger was the name of his horse and is in reference to people being "trigg...
by DNS
Fri May 24, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why do we cover up?
Replies: 12
Views: 788

Re: Why do we cover up?

In Buddhist term we trying to hide Asubha and Subha. Mostly to hide asubha, not so much to hide subha. :tongue: The Buddha insisted his monastics and lay people wear clothes, as opposed to the naked ascetics. I imagine it's not so much because of seeing the body as asubha (although might be the cas...
by DNS
Wed May 22, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Have any monks suggested a particular order for studying the entirety of the Pali Canon?
Replies: 10
Views: 389

Re: Have any monks suggested a particular order for studying the entirety of the Pali Canon?

RockLee wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 11:30 pm
What is MN and SN?
Majjhima Nikaya
Samyutta Nikaya

(of the Pali Canon) Here is one of many good sites with most of the Pali Canon online:
https://suttacentral.net/
by DNS
Wed May 22, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Why Buddhism is not growing?
Replies: 50
Views: 2136

Re: Why Buddhism is not growing?

8 characteristics of people suited for the Dhamma: 1. This Dhamma is for one who wants little, not for one who wants much (appicchassāyaṃ dhammo, nāyaṃ dhammo mahicchassa). 2. This Dhamma is for the contented, not for the discontented (santuṭṭhassāyaṃ dhammo, nāyaṃ dhammo asantuṭṭhassa). 3. This Dha...
by DNS
Tue May 21, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: DW 10 y.o. video msg from me (DNS)
Replies: 21
Views: 2292

Re: DW 10 y.o. video msg from me (DNS)

sentinel wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 4:21 pm
DNS

谢谢你,大维
This is your Chinese name David

:thanks:
Thanks

by the way, only about 3,000 more posts for us to hit the half-million mark here at DW (Theravada).

:popcorn:
by DNS
Sat May 18, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: eating in one session a day, success stories?
Replies: 16
Views: 723

Re: eating in one session a day, success stories?

So eating mostly vegan, what non-vegan stuff are you eating? Eggs, dairy, fish, chicken, beef? Do you feel nutritionally and energetically you need those non-vegan items occasionally to boost energy? No meat, no fish; just some small amounts of animal products found in salad dressings (honey, dairy...
by DNS
Fri May 17, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: eating in one session a day, success stories?
Replies: 16
Views: 723

Re: eating in one session a day, success stories?

I agree with Idap you may not be getting enough sleep. You should have plenty of energy on a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet. I eat mostly vegan, which has even less fat and I still feel like I have enough energy, so far. I've been doing the one meal a day program for over 20 years. I'll eat dinner occasi...
by DNS
Tue May 14, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Questions about some of 8 precepts
Replies: 39
Views: 1205

Re: Questions abou some of 8 precepts

The most problematic for me, will be to an ounce to my actual employer and my team that during team meetings I will not eat. It will be awkward situation but it will be hard just the first time, after that they will be used to that, I hope ) Since you're a lay person, you don't have to be too stric...
by DNS
Tue May 14, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism the final hurdle?
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: Is Buddhism the final hurdle?

But Buddhism encourages these cravings. Seeking enlightenment is the desire that ends all desires. It is the conceit that one must have (that one is able to make it) to end all conceit. https://dhammawiki.com/index.php/SN_51.15_Brahmana_Sutta https://dhammawiki.com/index.php/AN_4.159_Bhikkhuni_Sutta
by DNS
Tue May 14, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Secular Buddhism
Replies: 237
Views: 3923

Re: Secular Buddhism

Well, not all of them. There is a sub-sect, the so-called "Jazz Buddhists", among whom Nibbāna is conceived as a useful idea but not something that anyone has ever actually attained In my opinion, he is an Arahant or at least Anagami. :woohoo: That's like saying " God is an atheist " since he (Jazz...
by DNS
Tue May 14, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Secular Buddhism
Replies: 237
Views: 3923

Re: Secular Buddhism

There is no one type of "secular buddhism" so I'd say those that outright reject the Buddha's enlightenment, outright reject nibbana, the Path -- are not Buddhists. However, those that are simply agnostic about it and set it aside for now; those could be called buddhists (if they wish to be called t...
by DNS
Mon May 13, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Secular Buddhism
Replies: 237
Views: 3923

Re: Secular Buddhism

It might be useful, too, to remember the centrality of the not-self teachings in the Dhamma, and to resolve to do a bit less identity-defining. Yes, but one gets rid of the raft after one crosses over to the other shore, not before. Nowadays it is somewhat popular to have no labels. This is fine, b...
by DNS
Mon May 13, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Secular Buddhism
Replies: 237
Views: 3923

Re: Secular Buddhism

Everyone is at different places in terms of their practice and sila, so I'd say defining who is what religion relies mostly on beliefs. Buddhism is probably more inclusive than most religions because it comes in so many schools and varieties and also due to Ehipassiko, allowing one to test out and s...
by DNS
Sun May 12, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why frightened? Even one most influential mahayanan & zen master un-timidly used the phrase "no self".
Replies: 33
Views: 1108

Re: Why frightened? Even one most influential mahayanan & zen master un-timidly used the phrase "no self".

clw_uk wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 9:13 pm
Opps, my bad. I left out NOT :rofl:
Okay, cool, then in that case, I agree with you 100%. :tongue:
by DNS
Sun May 12, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why frightened? Even one most influential mahayanan & zen master un-timidly used the phrase "no self".
Replies: 33
Views: 1108

Re: Why frightened? Even one most influential mahayanan & zen master un-timidly used the phrase "no self".

I think its important to turn anatta into an object of clinging by making it a deeply held view as opposed to a method of inquiry. I think its important to NOT turn anatta into an object of clinging by making it a deeply held view as opposed to a method of inquiry. When it is made into clinging and...