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by Ben
Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Important! Get the real meaning!
Replies: 91
Views: 8151

Re: Important! Get the real meaning!

" Please tell me how is that you understand liberation, so i can help you without conceit ." Do tell me upon what basis do you claim that you can claim to help me with my understanding of liberation? You are liberated, is that what you are saying? Liberation from what ? Who cares? You should be inv...
by Ben
Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Bastille Day Truck attack, Nice, France.
Replies: 13
Views: 2099

Bastille Day Truck attack, Nice, France.

nice-france-6.jpg For all our friends and relatives in France. For those who were hurt, killed and those that have lost those they love. For the perpetrators And for those who will be targeted for revenge. This is what should be done By one who is skilled in goodness, And who knows the path of peac...
by Ben
Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Sit down and shut up: pulling mindfulness up by its Buddhist roots
Replies: 1
Views: 605

Sit down and shut up: pulling mindfulness up by its Buddhist roots

The modern emphasis on mindfulness and meditation is a fairly recent phenomenon. Historian Eric Braun notes that lay meditation did not begin in earnest until an early-twentieth-century anti-colonial movement among Theravada Buddhists in Burma. Before then, meditation teachings remained the provinc...
by Ben
Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Important! Get the real meaning!
Replies: 91
Views: 8151

Re: Important! Get the real meaning!

Goofaholix wrote:
Shuun wrote:I have not said what are better translations for "contact" and "dependent arising".
Because you don't know.

We'll stick with the current translations then, problem solved.
I agree, totally.
by Ben
Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: A man with a score to settle
Replies: 39
Views: 3790

Re: A man with a score to settle

Hi MP, I'm starting to think that your multiple posts of meta discussion and hostile negativity have no other purpose than to try to make me lose my cool so you can close the topic. Perhaps even on grounds of meta discussion. As a moderator, Tilt is within his rights to seek clarification from you. ...
by Ben
Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Special announcement
Replies: 9
Views: 977

Special announcement

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For that matter, DW as well.

If it sounds like you, it's probably time to log off and do what needs to be done.

Ben
by Ben
Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The mistrust of science
Replies: 77
Views: 6914

Re: The mistrust of science

Pondera wrote:Prove me wrong ...
I don't have to.
An extraordinary claim requires extraordinary evidence.
A claim made without evidence can be dismissed without evidence.
Now, unless you have anything that confirms your story of being abducted by "aliens" then you confirm what I said earlier.
by Ben
Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The mistrust of science
Replies: 77
Views: 6914

Re: The mistrust of science

Don't know why Newton's law of gravity is a faulty approximation? Maybe you should do some of the digging your self. I'm not here to give you a science lesson. I never suggested you were here to give me a science lesson. Your gaping ignorance of the subject makes you unqualified to teach it. Furthe...
by Ben
Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The mistrust of science
Replies: 77
Views: 6914

Re: The mistrust of science

Don't know why Newton's law of gravity is a faulty approximation? Maybe you should do some of the digging your self. I'm not here to give you a science lesson. I never suggested you were here to give me a science lesson. Your gaping ignorance of the subject makes you unqualified to teach it. Furthe...
by Ben
Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The mistrust of science
Replies: 77
Views: 6914

Re: The mistrust of science

tiltbillings wrote:That would be the science way of doing things, and we cannot have that because science is naughty.
Silly me, I forgot!
by Ben
Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The mistrust of science
Replies: 77
Views: 6914

Re: The mistrust of science

I would like to explore this with you further, whether you have any evidence that supports your supposition and whether the need for absolute certainty is a reasonable expectation. Sure. Evidence? I'd shoot you a link to "dark matter" on wikepedia if I had time. Astronomers should see spiral galaxy...
by Ben
Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The mistrust of science
Replies: 77
Views: 6914

Re: The mistrust of science

Pondera, I'm just wondering....do you have faith or trust in Newton's law of gravitation? chownah Newtons law of gravitation assumes all the weight of the objects, no matter how large, is situated in their centres. His law has been shown to break down over galactic distances. It doesn't account for...
by Ben
Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Watch Juno's Jupiter Orbit Insertion live now
Replies: 4
Views: 588

Re: Watch Juno's Jupiter Orbit Insertion live now

I love this kind of stuff, but I missed it. Did you get to watch it, Ben? Hi Sattva, It was a visualisation that was linked to the spacecraft data updated in real time. That is, in real time from data acquisition. Light takes 39 minutes to get from Jupiter to Earth. The maneuver went as to plan and...
by Ben
Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Marching on Behalf of the Planet by Bhikkhu Bodhi
Replies: 0
Views: 800

Marching on Behalf of the Planet by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Bhante's blog post comes before The March for a Clean Energy Revolution, to take place in Philadelphia on July 24th. As a Buddhist, I see our commitment to march as an expression of the two cardinal virtues of Buddhism: wisdom and compassion. It is, firstly, an expression of compassion. Compassion m...
by Ben
Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The mistrust of science
Replies: 77
Views: 6914

Re: The mistrust of science

If in Copernicus time he had said that the World is made of atoms, and that each atom has subparticles, that wouldn't be testable at the time. It would constitute an educated hypothesis, but imune to experiment. Centuries later, when this became testable, it came under the scrutiny of science. And ...