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by adosa
Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:27 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Timeline question on the Nikayas
Replies: 11
Views: 1266

Timeline question on the Nikayas

Hi, In SN I've ran across statements such as "Venerable sir (i.e Mahakaccana), this was said by the Blessed One in 'The Questions of Magandiya' of the Atthakavagga.." This indicates that these discourses were written down at the time of the Buddha or within the time frame of the lives of disciples w...
by adosa
Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What do Buddhists think of Jesus Christ?
Replies: 182
Views: 14990

Re: What do Buddhists think of Jesus Christ?

I think Jesus on the whole was pretty impressive. But I can't say the same for his old man. I mean I would find it hard to befriend a guy who a kicks a lame dog, so how can I possibly praise a God which sends billions of people to everlasting hell? And the only way I can rationalise why decent peop...
by adosa
Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What do Buddhists think of Jesus Christ?
Replies: 182
Views: 14990

Re: What do Buddhists think of Jesus Christ?

So Jesuslovesyou its okay to join in on some dialogue. I see you've logged in since the OP so I'm assuming this wasn't just a drive by troll post. What do Christians think of the Buddha? Or better yet what do you think of the Buddha? Did you read Cooran's post? Even if it's not fact, and I'm not say...
by adosa
Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:04 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Can a Buddhist drink alcohol in moderation?
Replies: 226
Views: 33278

Re: Can a Buddhist drink alcohol in moderation?

You can ask until you are blue in the face if that seems useful to you. Exactly what do you expect by way of a reply ? A better understanding. On a Buddhist website a detailed description of the delights of alcohol ? I didn't ask for that. All I wanted to know was why alcohol and social meetups so ...
by adosa
Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Can a Buddhist drink alcohol in moderation?
Replies: 226
Views: 33278

Re: Can a Buddhist drink alcohol in moderation?

Mettafuture, Is there nothing that you crave or cling to, and then act on? It's the same with others. Haven't you observed this with your mind? They (we) sometimes turn to things we shouldn't because of past habits leading to craving leading to becoming. Personally I struggle with it sometimes as du...
by adosa
Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Can a Buddhist drink alcohol in moderation?
Replies: 226
Views: 33278

Re: Can a Buddhist drink alcohol in moderation?

Well then, let us all have compassion for each other's attachments and our own. And I think that's been my point in this thread all along. We all have attachments and because someone doesn't have an attachment to alcohol doesn't make them more " Buddhist" then someone who does. I prefer to have com...
by adosa
Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Can a Buddhist drink alcohol in moderation?
Replies: 226
Views: 33278

Re: Can a Buddhist drink alcohol in moderation?

Shonin wrote:
adosa wrote: So it's best to have compassion for those that are still attached instead of judgement.
Are you implying that you have no attachments?

Absolutely not!! I'm not sure how you read that. The subject is alcohol. "Still attached" to alcohol. Pardon me.

adosa
by adosa
Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Can a Buddhist drink alcohol in moderation?
Replies: 226
Views: 33278

Re: Can a Buddhist drink alcohol in moderation?

I think I've read almost every reply in this thread, and I have yet to see a clear answer on why alcohol is required at all. From what I hear, there are a lot of non-alcoholic drinks that taste as good, if not better, than their liquored-up counterparts. Why not drink those? My guess is that a lot ...
by adosa
Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Can a Buddhist drink alcohol in moderation?
Replies: 226
Views: 33278

Re: Can a Buddhist drink alcohol in moderation?

But why do they like it? I'm not asking you specifically. I'm asking everyone. As a person who has never had a drink, I just don't get it. Why? Because of prior contact leading to current craving. And anatta. Ultimately ignorance. But I'm still seeing quite a bit of judgement mind in your posts. Ha...
by adosa
Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Can a Buddhist drink alcohol in moderation?
Replies: 226
Views: 33278

Re: Can a Buddhist drink alcohol in moderation?

I take a very cut and dry approach when it comes to interpreting the precepts. "I undertake the precept to refrain from intoxicating drinks and drugs which lead to carelessness." If you undertake to refrain from (to not do) doing something, there isn't any room for sips. And so what happens to some...
by adosa
Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"
Replies: 91
Views: 14701

Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Rest in Peace, James......and Thank You


adosa
by adosa
Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Three Things a Buddha Cannot Do?
Replies: 102
Views: 11533

Re: Three Things a Buddha Cannot Do?

Greetings all, I was reading on BuddhaNet about the differences between Buddhism and other world religions. It mentioned there are three things a Buddha cannot do, but did not elaborate. What are these three things? Hi Justin, I'm wondering if the discussion you read pertained to an Arahant more so...
by adosa
Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:25 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Samma
Replies: 6
Views: 1055

Samma

Hello, In regards to let's say the Noble Eight-fold Path, is it proper to interpret Samma as "Harmonious"? It seems the stock interpretation is always "Right" which is I'm sure has its merits but "Harmonious" for me brings a more subtle depth to the meaning. But is this right? Any thoughts? Thanks. ...
by adosa
Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:13 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Headed to Thailand!
Replies: 12
Views: 2805

Re: Headed to Thailand!

In my travels I found that rude and ignorant wasn't the sole purvey of Americans. In fact that view is rude and ignorant.


adosa
by adosa
Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:44 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Fear of death. Why?
Replies: 80
Views: 6723

Re: Fear of death. Why?

Death? I'm not sure. Then pain leading to death? I know I don't relish that idea.


adosa