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by Cittasanto
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Insensitive Speech
Replies: 15
Views: 1590

Re: Right Speech: Insensitive Speech

This is consistent with my understanding. It does not obviate the benefit of taking personal responsibility for one's words, as the Teaching seems to suggest. Maybe your understanding is incomplete regarding the teachings. The simile of the two arrows is a teaching on kamma and should be bore in mi...
by Cittasanto
Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: what are all the direct paths
Replies: 9
Views: 1026

Re: what are all the direct paths

Hi. On page 41 of this pdf page number 27 Bhikkhu Analayo goes over this phrase and explains it thourally. I can't copy and paste it unfortunately. Satipatthana: The Direct Path to Realization is a gem. Ven. Analayo ... PDFhttps://www.buddhismuskunde.uni-hamburg.de › ... http://ftp.budaedu.org/ebook...
by Cittasanto
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Virtue Signaling
Replies: 47
Views: 2688

Re: Right Speech: Virtue Signaling

It's the virtue-signaller who plays the person and not the ball, and then resents to be called out on it. This is my understanding of the phrases use. It may not be correctly used at all times, for example, in hypothetical examples using first persons (you and myself in a situation ☓). However, thi...
by Cittasanto
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: duplicate topic - side by side translations
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Re: duplicate topic - side by side translations

Dmytro wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:39 pm
Cittasanto wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:39 am
This site was setup by one of the members here. I cannot remember their name though
His name is "Buddha Vacana"

memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=12068
Thanks.
by Cittasanto
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Insensitive Speech
Replies: 15
Views: 1590

Re: Right Speech: Insensitive Speech

Error. It is error to assert that in all instances, only others are to blame when one’s speech is misunderstood. The definition and meaning of words are not black-and-white. Words and phrases, by their very nature, are prone to ambiguity and alternative plausible interpretations. For example, statu...
by Cittasanto
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: duplicate topic - side by side translations
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Re: duplicate topic - side by side translations

This site was setup by one of the members here. I cannot remember their name though

Kind regards
Cittasanto
by Cittasanto
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: satipattana
Replies: 17
Views: 889

Re: satipattana

Why is satipattana important? Isn't it the anapanasati that the Buddha asked to follow? Satipatthana is important because it fulfils many of the wings to awakening in and of itself. Both are advised, However, as some Bhikkhu's (Ajahn Sujato, Bhikkhu Analayo) have argued the Satipatthana has undergo...
by Cittasanto
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: False admonishment?
Replies: 11
Views: 888

Re: False admonishment?

Greetings, In the Vinaya and the Suttas, there is the concept of admonishment. Underpinning the concept of admonishment seems to be the premise that the "admonisher" is actually right and wise, and the "admonished" has done wrong, for which they should atone or correct themselves. However, what if ...
by Cittasanto
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 584
Views: 34595

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Greetings Chownah, This statement of freedom of speech, however, is not consistent with a legal perspective on freedom of speech. For example, if Sally stands really close to Alice and shouts expletives in Alice's face and Alice strikes Sally rendering her unconscious it is unlikely (unheard of?) t...
by Cittasanto
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: What is it about Hollywood?
Replies: 40
Views: 3336

Re: What is it about Hollywood?

Hi Paul, I believe due to the amount of money, power, influence in Hollywood (or other institutions) an echo chamber arises where power and influence (and someones perceived power & influence in the level they are) promotes idealism when they are not in a position of power in the hierarchy, so a sub...
by Cittasanto
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: First Do No Harm
Replies: 83
Views: 6408

Re: First Do No Harm

i believe reconstructive surgery is only cosmetic in aim but that it obviously can cause harm as one can die during surgery; it takes labor and resources. hormones must be taken that can also harm, also take resources. Any surgery has its risks. however I would no sooner advise a cancer patient not...
by Cittasanto
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Meditation Book
Replies: 12
Views: 1032

Re: Meditation Book

Hi, I don't have a teacher at present, and sometimes I find myself flittering bevtween practises. What I would like is a meditation manual that closely follows Sutta. Preferably from the Forest Tradition, something that takes you step by step from beginning Samatha to Jhana and Insight, and doesn't...
by Cittasanto
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Tips for dealing with intrusive noise when practicing mindfulness?
Replies: 8
Views: 638

Re: Tips for dealing with intrusive noise when practicing mindfulness?

I work very hard to maintain mindfulness throughout the day, stopping every half hour to note how mindful I was in last 30 minutes. I find that intrusive noises - barking dogs, children shrieking, etc - really draw me away from whatever my object of concentration is. The fact you recognize this is ...
by Cittasanto
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: First Do No Harm
Replies: 83
Views: 6408

Re: First Do No Harm

i'm transgender, not 'transitioning' Are you planning to? and i believe reconstructive surgery is overall harmful. How? Can you give your reasons for this belief? the issue is harmful attitudes by society of gender, NOT anyone's inherent physicality. If someone has an issue with the gender they wer...
by Cittasanto
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: about the 5th precept
Replies: 41
Views: 4813

Re: about the 5th precept

it seems many jump on the line, interpreting the 5th precept to be more than just alcohol (fermented drinks), but to me there is a clear translation; there were drugs in the buddha's time, so i believe he would have stated clearly 'no drink and/or drugs'. and dont get me wrong, mind-altering drugs ...