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by Disciple
Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:28 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theravada view on recognizing rebirths?
Replies: 12
Views: 1188

Re: Theravada view on recognizing rebirths?

To give a simple answer. Recognizing rebirths is not seen as important as some Arahats will not recall theirs. In TB which is all about achieving "full Buddhahood" recognizing rebirths is seen as something that will come naturally to all those who will become Buddhas.
by Disciple
Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:24 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Positive results from unwholesome speech
Replies: 11
Views: 1850

Re: Positive results from unwholesome speech

Mkoll wrote:
Disciple wrote:http://money.cnn.com/2014/01/24/news/co ... rman-rant/

This doesn't make any sense.
It makes sense in our popular culture of today if one takes a cynical-leaning view of it.

:anjali:
I tend to agree, popular culture in America is quite sick. Sad but true.
by Disciple
Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:23 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Positive results from unwholesome speech
Replies: 11
Views: 1850

Re: Positive results from unwholesome speech

The rant after Seattle defeated Denver to go to the Superbowl. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFYuwWCqmeU The Dunning–Kruger effect in its most extreme manifestation! The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly rating the...
by Disciple
Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:20 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Positive results from unwholesome speech
Replies: 11
Views: 1850

Re: Positive results from unwholesome speech

culaavuso, thanks for sharing those quotes. They've been a good refresher for my memory on how the Buddha viewed karma.
by Disciple
Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:53 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Positive results from unwholesome speech
Replies: 11
Views: 1850

Re: Positive results from unwholesome speech

The rant after Seattle defeated Denver to go to the Superbowl.

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by Disciple
Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Violence in order to do good for someone in the long-run?
Replies: 10
Views: 1418

Re: Violence in order to do good for someone in the long-run

A friend and I were discussing whether it's correct to inflict violence upon someone if it benefits them in the long-run, and his argument was that the Buddha explicitly taught non-violence. Of course, I disagree, but I can't seem to find any references in the cannon to support my argument. What do...
by Disciple
Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:43 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Whats the problem with lay sex?
Replies: 210
Views: 10725

Re: Whats the problem with lay sex?

Dear zamotcr, The Buddha never said there was anything wrong with lay sex as long as you don't break the 3rd precept. No rape, seduction, prostitutes, wives, immature women, girls, etc. But if you don't follow the precepts, you'll do whatever you want. Just know that you have to reap what you sow. ...
by Disciple
Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Eradicating sex drive
Replies: 98
Views: 23226

Re: Eradicating sex drive

How can we eliminate something that is simply a human biological need?
by Disciple
Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:42 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Samsara in America
Replies: 0
Views: 607

Samsara in America

Was watching this recently, it's a documentary by National Geographic called Drugs Inc, made in Houston, Texas. It includes swearing and strong violence so I would not recommend it to everyone.

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by Disciple
Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Good reasons to reject Mahayana and follow Theravada
Replies: 40
Views: 5566

Re: Good reasons to reject Mahayana and follow Theravada

Many good replies posted here, thanks. If I have any more questions I will come back with a follow up.
by Disciple
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Foods that cause diarrhea
Replies: 10
Views: 20462

Re: Foods that cause diarrhea

A good chicken curry will also do the trick :lol:
by Disciple
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Good reasons to reject Mahayana and follow Theravada
Replies: 40
Views: 5566

Re: Good reasons to reject Mahayana and follow Theravada

Reductor wrote:
But seriously, the phrasing of this question is loaded with dubious meaning. Why not ask "Good reasons to choose Theravada over Mahayana?"
That works for me.
by Disciple
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Good reasons to reject Mahayana and follow Theravada
Replies: 40
Views: 5566

Re: Good reasons to reject Mahayana and follow Theravada

tiltbillings wrote:I don't think we need to bash the Mahayana here. This thread will have a very short life if that what starts to happen.
I hope that doesn't happen either as I am a Mahayanist myself. I'm just looking to read well written intelligent responses.
by Disciple
Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:16 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Good reasons to reject Mahayana and follow Theravada
Replies: 40
Views: 5566

Good reasons to reject Mahayana and follow Theravada

I've been following Mahayana teachings for some time now but would like to know amongst strictly Theravada practitioners why you have have chosen Theravada over Mahayana. Surely many of you have done your research and know specifically why you have chosen the path you are on.

Thanks.