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by Cafael Dust
Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Liliana Crociati de Szaszak
Replies: 6
Views: 993

Re: Liliana Crociati de Szaszak

Something like that, yes.
by Cafael Dust
Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:35 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do you find Hinayana offensive?
Replies: 241
Views: 28813

Re: Do you find Hinayana offensive?

The mind likes to keep itself - remember that cover by Johnny Cash 'if I could start again, a million miles away, I would keep myself, I would find a way´? I think that's worth bringing to this debate. Hinayana, as we have heard, can be used as a description of an attitude of wanting to keep oneself...
by Cafael Dust
Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:47 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Peak Oil
Replies: 69
Views: 6342

Re: Peak Oil

a. Build a giant solar panel and put it into orbit, beaming the energy back to earth using a 'lazer'. b. Build nuclear power stations on the moon, where they can't hurt us. Beam the energy back to earth using a 'lazer'. c. Um... I like the wind farms too. They're elegant. Can't we just make billions...
by Cafael Dust
Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:43 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Liliana Crociati de Szaszak
Replies: 6
Views: 993

Re: Liliana Crociati de Szaszak

All true beauty is about non-clinging. But beauty, of course, exists in the eye of the beholder, like everything else. I Died For Beauty I died for beauty but was scarce Adjusted in the tomb, When one who died for truth was lain In an adjoining room. He questioned softly why I failed? "For beauty," ...
by Cafael Dust
Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:26 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: A thread for short (maybe longish) poems of any sort
Replies: 36
Views: 5237

Re: A thread for short (maybe longish) poems of any sort

no-doctrine I tell you to think of onion skins furling or rainforests like faces. I tell you the heads of pins swarm with angels, and we are everything that is neither metal nor Elohim. I tell you the jewel of the dance is a pearl that everyone is running on and one must not slip. You ask what is li...
by Cafael Dust
Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Liliana Crociati de Szaszak
Replies: 6
Views: 993

Liliana Crociati de Szaszak

I've just been to Recoletta Cemetery in Buenos Aires, and I found myself meditating for half an hour in front of one tomb, with others drawn there too. The picture here doesn't do the statue justice, and when I was there she was holding fresh flowers, but I hope you understand what I felt: it sudden...
by Cafael Dust
Sat Dec 12, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Dawkins Dilemma
Replies: 42
Views: 6265

Re: The Dawkins Dilemma

The problem with science is that when I say, for instance, 'I know there is no life after death because I saw brain pathways during a dissection and so I have proof that my consciousness is a machine', I am really saying: 'I know a past experiment involving a machine-brain-causing-consciousness to b...
by Cafael Dust
Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:14 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Saying "I am a Buddhist"
Replies: 46
Views: 6391

Re: Saying "I am a Buddhist"

I find myself saying it more and more. For a long time I used to say 'I practice meditation and study Buddhist texts', which is truer, since I study other religious and philosophical, indeed literary texts that have affected me profoundly. I think as practice goes on one becomes less attached to the...
by Cafael Dust
Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anyone can go to hell, so be heedful
Replies: 109
Views: 14209

Re: Anyone can go to hell, so be heedful

Ok. In conventional terms, the sky was blue last time I went outside. In truth, nothing can be said. There's no separate sky, no separate blue, no last time, no outside or inside. In conventional terms, I may firmly know that I have led a past life and may exist in a firmly defined reality in which ...
by Cafael Dust
Sun Dec 06, 2009 4:56 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is right view?
Replies: 127
Views: 14815

Re: What is right view?

I always thought that the beauty of Buddha's teachings was that unlike many other philosophies, which attempt to tell you what right view and right action is in all situations, Buddha explains that there IS a right view, and gives you a practice leading to its realisation. He explains some wrong vie...
by Cafael Dust
Sun Dec 06, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Challenging the traditional view of Anatta
Replies: 62
Views: 11861

Re: Challenging the traditional view of Anatta

I always thought this was simpler than people often make it seem. Other philosophies say there is someone behind experience, experiencing, for example, in western philosophy, homunculus theory. Buddhism says there is just experience, so you could say experience is self. But experience doesn't fit an...
by Cafael Dust
Sun Dec 06, 2009 3:53 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Congratulations
Replies: 5
Views: 938

Congratulations

Hi, I've been lurking for a while, reading topics, and I just want to offer my compliments. Compared to other religious websites, you guys seem to operate one of the most helpful, friendly, non-dogmatic and non sectarian ones on the net. Thanks for that, it's been a lot of help to me.