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by Wizard in the Forest
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Cautious about practicing consistent vipassana with mental health issues?
Replies: 21
Views: 3410

Re: Cautious about practicing consistent vipassana with mental health issues?

Doing intense meditation is fine as long as you are consistent with your medicine, and see your therapist regularly. The same trouble that one can have with meditation can in fact happen to anyone, primarily because meditation is not an opiate or a sedative, it's a laxative. It's a purgative. It get...
by Wizard in the Forest
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?
Replies: 133
Views: 7591

Re: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?

Which is why I pointed it out. It would be mean to imply Dylan is against the job when he's against the philosophy. Scientism is something he seems to consider a danger.
by Wizard in the Forest
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?
Replies: 133
Views: 7591

Re: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?

He seems to be less distrusting of the job itself than the philosophy (Scientism).
by Wizard in the Forest
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?
Replies: 133
Views: 7591

Re: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?

A bit sad really.

But maybe it's because we just live in a world where people don't trust one another.
by Wizard in the Forest
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 172
Views: 8854

Re: Slandering buddha

There's the Kesi Sutta approach, too. I think a combination of the Canki Sutta (Safeguarding the truth) and the Kesi Sutta (on how to train) will help you overcome this false dilemma. You can leave at your leisure, but I think you don't have to hold so fiercely to the idea that others must be banish...
by Wizard in the Forest
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 172
Views: 8854

Re: Slandering buddha

Your views are welcome. The discourtesy is however something I don't think is helpful. I have not understood. I am as faithful a Buddhist as can be, but I don't see the point in denigrating people on the board. I just find it tiresome and not really worth doing. I know in the Canki Sutta there are w...
by Wizard in the Forest
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 172
Views: 8854

Re: Slandering buddha

People of wrong view should not be called worthless, yes. They should be slowly exposed to the right view, and once they practice, they slowly come to know what kind of wrong view they have, and then they can let it go. That requires meditation and we can't meditate for them, nor should we try to bu...
by Wizard in the Forest
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you live up to the Buddha's standards for a dhamma practicer?
Replies: 6
Views: 570

Re: Do you live up to the Buddha's standards for a dhamma practicer?

The above quotes, yes. The Saw Simile quote not included? Not yet. I'm working on it, patigha is the worst hindrance.
by Wizard in the Forest
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 172
Views: 8854

Re: Slandering buddha

You miss context a lot. "The worthless man" quoting immediately is often followed by the "But now you, foolish man, not only misrepresent me because of your own wrong grasp, but you also injure yourself and give rise to much demerit which, foolish man, will be for your woe and sorrow for a long time...
by Wizard in the Forest
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?
Replies: 83
Views: 10542

Re: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?

I'm actually grateful they allowed this discussion to progress as far as it has. It's as I said in OP, I am willing to have discussion and I said what I think the problem is. If we were compassionate and respectful these issues wouldn't have lead to so much quarreling, but here we are. I don't know ...
by Wizard in the Forest
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 172
Views: 8854

Re: Slandering buddha

@ Right view for clarification, sorry Samvara! I disagree. You have overextended your aversion to those who are plagued by skeptical doubt, and worse you used the words of the Buddha to do so. By doing so you create a lot of demerit for yourself, and it could cause you a lot of trouble for a long ti...
by Wizard in the Forest
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?
Replies: 83
Views: 10542

Re: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?

My definition of a devout Buddhist would be those who are Ariya including Faith-Followers, Dhamma-Follower and the higher stages. I even think that non-Ariyans are essentially unworthy of using this forum, let alone using it to corrupt the Dhamma and should therefore be very greatful. Devotion of t...
by Wizard in the Forest
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?
Replies: 83
Views: 10542

Re: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?

Reflection of course. I'm saying for example if a person looks at their own actions before quarreling and a Devout Buddhist asks themselves "am I being compassionate to the skeptic?" And the answer is no, then they should exercise restraint, likewise for the skeptic, they prepare to quarrel and they...
by Wizard in the Forest
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?
Replies: 83
Views: 10542

Re: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?

Remember this is not about spiritual autonomy, it's about unprofitable quarreling. I gave why I think the reasons are.
by Wizard in the Forest
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?
Replies: 83
Views: 10542

Re: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?

Except there *is* a chasm, and it *is* causing the very issues I discussed. We could claim this is a thing to do with ditthi, but we can't claim it isn't a thing affecting our board right now. It's important to understand some discussions about what exists in a conventional and ultimate level is des...