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by Cittasanto
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: What's the appeal of "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it"?
Replies: 41
Views: 1325

Re: What's the appeal of "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it"?

because defending a right need not do more about the opinion than show how it is covered by the right to express it. an atterney need not be a pedophile to defend someone who is accused of pedaphilia. Some people interpret it that way, though. Guilty by association. doesnt make the attourney guilty...
by Cittasanto
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: What's the appeal of "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it"?
Replies: 41
Views: 1325

Re: What's the appeal of "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it"?

It is defending the right to hold and express views, it isn't a defence of a particular view. In practice, how is there a difference between the two? because defending a right need not do more about the opinion than show how it is covered by the right to express it. an atterney need not be a pedoph...
by Cittasanto
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: What's the appeal of "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it"?
Replies: 41
Views: 1325

Re: What's the appeal of "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it"?

Well, it seems silly, to say the least. To be willing to die so that another person can say whatever they want??! This seems far more how things really are: http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2005/11/28/2911leunig_wideweb__470x310,2.jpg It is defending the right to hold and express views, it isn't a de...
by Cittasanto
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: how is idle speech defined for lay followers
Replies: 8
Views: 456

Re: how is idle speech defined for lay followers

hi,
it is talking with no meaning, small talk if you will. simply filling the silence.

Hope this helps
In Truth
Cittasanto
by Cittasanto
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: What's the appeal of "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it"?
Replies: 41
Views: 1325

Re: What's the appeal of "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it"?

Hi binocular But what is the appeal of saying "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it"? Why would anyone say such a thing?? if you know the original context of the saying itself should give you a better understanding. or at least why it has been used to exp...
by Cittasanto
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I return
Replies: 4
Views: 427

Re: I return

:hello:
by Cittasanto
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: If you are not guilty, you don't act like a guilty person, right?
Replies: 23
Views: 1247

Re: If you are not guilty, you don't act like a guilty person, right?

All of that is made-up nonsense, designed to fool the fools. There are no facts behind this obvious nonsense. Yet, some of those who live in a right-wing bubble of disinformation continue to believe it. I expect more intelligence and awareness from my Buddhist friends. So what exactly is the disinf...
by Cittasanto
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to get over being wronged?
Replies: 28
Views: 1800

Re: How to get over being wronged?

Develop metta for yourself. reflect on how everyone is the owner of their kamma and that kamma is not always instant. and the situations could be your own past kamma ripening. there is no need to keep hold of the negativity so when these thoughts come up use the methods found in MN20 and try to deve...
by Cittasanto
Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Abortion poll
Replies: 49
Views: 2762

Re: Abortion poll

This is a hot topic here atm as the law is changing. I am against abortion but understand it is better to have proper medical supervision and support extra allowances for other reasons than an unwanted pregnancy due to the complex emotions and difficult decision being made. I remember watching a fil...
by Cittasanto
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: 30 hours without any sleep and counting
Replies: 23
Views: 1366

Re: 30 hours without any sleep and counting

There could be other reasons, but the obvious one... I do hope you get some rest soon, and will keep an eye for an update. I would recommend just sticking with resting in bed, one bad habit is giving up trying to sleep. So even if you end up meditating all night would be better and more restful than...
by Cittasanto
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 584
Views: 30689

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Some news about universities being fined if the no platform people in the UK

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-42481329?SThisFB
by Cittasanto
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Feeling Lost
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: Feeling Lost

I would recomend you seak a medical professional as you may have developed depression. the other recomendations are sound but do seak support locally also. BTW depression isn't just suicidal, or something to be ashamed of. I suspect I have actually been depressed for a number of years now and it act...
by Cittasanto
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: In the Buddha-dhamma, how should "noumena" be regarded?
Replies: 85
Views: 2957

Re: In the Buddha-dhamma, how should "noumena" be regarded?

Bearing in mind the topic which brought this one about I view them as sankata-dhammas and dhammas as things in a broad sense. we do understand these things in a particular way even if that way is not exactly accurate, and they are drscribed in a particular way in the suttas hence they are sankata-dh...