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by ihrjordan
Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: North Carolina's "bathroom law."
Replies: 315
Views: 32077

Re: North Carolina's "bathroom law."

So people who are generous, kind, or a calm nature etc. and get fortunate rebirths are not really praise worthy ? I think we should be careful not to let leftist politics make us become envious of wealthy people and deny their merits. Envy is said to make a person become non-influential. http://www...
by ihrjordan
Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "Moderation in what is beneficial"? - Yoga connections.
Replies: 115
Views: 17983

Re: "Moderation in what is beneficial"? - Yoga connections.

You made the claim Well if they knew every single component of semen surely we'd have clones and test tube babies running rampant which is not the case. Semen is not DNA. We know what is in semen. It is the pattern of the genome, not the components of semen, that is the mystery. We even know the co...
by ihrjordan
Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: North Carolina's "bathroom law."
Replies: 315
Views: 32077

Re: North Carolina's "bathroom law."

Mr Man wrote:
ihrjordan wrote:The buddha said


Please do not.
Don't quote the Buddha? Is this discrimination? ;)
by ihrjordan
Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: North Carolina's "bathroom law."
Replies: 315
Views: 32077

Re: North Carolina's "bathroom law."

The buddha said to give to those of whom you feel inspired. Whether it be your material things, energy or time, you should give where your mind has confidence. If your mind has confidence in the trans and homeless communities then keep going. This is not me "twisting the Buddha's words" if you're un...
by ihrjordan
Sun Nov 06, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: North Carolina's "bathroom law."
Replies: 315
Views: 32077

Re: North Carolina's "bathroom law."

Generally, no. But after wandering around in India and seeing the shit-strewn railway tracks, the slums, the street-dwellers, the open cesspools, children playing with sewage discharge next to pigs and rivers choked with excreta and effluents, it is. If nothing else, the state of things around the ...
by ihrjordan
Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: North Carolina's "bathroom law."
Replies: 315
Views: 32077

Re: North Carolina's "bathroom law."

This is a surprising admission. Mentioning toilets and defecation depresses you? Generally, no. But after wandering around in India and seeing the shit-strewn railway tracks, the slums, the street-dwellers, the open cesspools, children playing with sewage discharge next to pigs and rivers choked wi...
by ihrjordan
Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Hindrances as suffering
Replies: 30
Views: 3379

Re: Hindrances as suffering

All the hindrances are, are feelings which arise from the 5 elements. Anger, doubt, laziness, greed and worry are all bodily feelings that the untrained mind then immediately jumps on as anger, doubt etc. As such it is not the feelings of the hindrances themselves that are suffering but rather the a...
by ihrjordan
Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What are the practices to remove/reduce sexual impulses?
Replies: 61
Views: 7579

Re: What are the practices to remove/reduce sexual impulses?

Sorry, I have to post this https://youtu.be/0he-LZNzVg0 ;) No...thank you for doing so : D , General Ripper had discernment a- plenty except for the whole, communist, fluoride in the drinking water thing. Although, his comments really should be seen through the measure of ones own experience. If yo...
by ihrjordan
Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 14.31 Pubba Sutta. Before My Enlightenment.
Replies: 12
Views: 3573

Re: SN 14.31 Pubba Sutta. Before My Enlightenment.

To add to the above, even the pleasure that arises due to jhana absorption seems to be reliant upon the five elements as well. It isnt that the mind is creating its own pleasure in jhana but rather that the mind is more aware of the subtle pleasure already present within the 5 elements. This is why ...
by ihrjordan
Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 14.31 Pubba Sutta. Before My Enlightenment.
Replies: 12
Views: 3573

Re: SN 14.31 Pubba Sutta. Before My Enlightenment.

What a coincidence! as I was actually thinking about Buddhism and it's relation to the elements last night. For the past 8 or 9 months I've studied ayurveda and by so doing I've been made aware of the intimate connection between the elements of the physical world(wind, water, fire, earth and space) ...
by ihrjordan
Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What are the practices to remove/reduce sexual impulses?
Replies: 61
Views: 7579

Re: What are the practices to remove/reduce sexual impulses?

That's impossible, as sexual desire is the most powerful thirst among human beings. One cannot "just sit and watch" for very long without eventually succumbing to ones perception of it as a good thing. We are not passive observers of our experiences but rather we are will participants in every momen...
by ihrjordan
Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Consciousness Isn’t a Mystery. It’s Matter.
Replies: 46
Views: 5867

Re: Consciousness Isn’t a Mystery. It’s Matter.

... If you choose to take it as disrespect then so be it, you can't please everyone. Now back to the topic at hand, I am not stating my "view" it's pretty clear that the Buddha did not teach nihilism. If you think the brain and the mind are the same then this entails permanent death with the physic...
by ihrjordan
Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Consciousness Isn’t a Mystery. It’s Matter.
Replies: 46
Views: 5867

Re: Consciousness Isn’t a Mystery. It’s Matter.

Dhammacoustic We'll why isn't an aruphajhana called the base of local consciousness rather than the base of infinite consciousness? Surely if consciousness was localized in "the brain" then the description of it would be such : "he enters upon and abides in the base of local consciousness; aware tha...
by ihrjordan
Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Consciousness Isn’t a Mystery. It’s Matter.
Replies: 46
Views: 5867

Re: Consciousness Isn’t a Mystery. It’s Matter.

Do you respect other people's efforts on their paths? It doesn't seem so from what you post but I can't read your mind so I am not saying that you do or you don't because I can not know your thoughts. But I am asking because your posts seem to be disrespectful but perhaps this is just me misinterpr...
by ihrjordan
Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Consciousness Isn’t a Mystery. It’s Matter.
Replies: 46
Views: 5867

Re: Consciousness Isn’t a Mystery. It’s Matter.

But if instead you do decide to practice the Buddha's teachings well what do you think would happen if a situation presented itself which you felt you couldn't overcome? If you decide to practice the Buddha's teachings well what do you think would happen. Also, Are you trying to show that you know ...