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by samseva
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: all buddhist sects the same?
Replies: 79
Views: 1538

Re: all buddhist sects the same?

Because the Buddha is clairvoyant enough to see the future The future doesn't exist. If not, that would be determinism. The Buddha is omniscient, in that he understood his present conditions and their likely outcomes. The Buddha and Omniscience — Bhikkhu Anālayo (PDF, from University of Hamburg) an...
by samseva
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: all buddhist sects the same?
Replies: 79
Views: 1538

Re: all buddhist sects the same?

However I still would persist that the three Buddhist Vehicles are Mahayana, Theravada, and Vajrayana that the Buddha is referring to, In the Lotus Sutra, how can the Buddha refer to Mahāyāna, Vajrayāna and Theravāda—especially Vajrayāna, which is even later than Mahāyāna—if these didn't even exist...
by samseva
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Coffee then meditation
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Coffee then meditation

Hi all, just curious as to how many of you drink coffee before meditation. I like to meditate in the morning after a cup of coffee and find I focus and concentrate easier with coffee than not...maybe 80% of the time. Even when I meditate in the afternoons many times i will drink a cup of coffee 30 ...
by samseva
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: "Killing" the unworthy aspirants
Replies: 105
Views: 1670

Re: "Killing" the unworthy aspirants

Look binocular... I have no idea what you want. You're blaming me for not understanding the implicit meaning of your thread (50-70% of the other members who posted also didn't fully understand it). You're also constantly bringing up what I said to another member . Here's my side of the story: you go...
by samseva
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: "Killing" the unworthy aspirants
Replies: 105
Views: 1670

Re: "Killing" the unworthy aspirants

cappuccino wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:45 pm it's typical internet disrespect

which they have for me
If you think disagreeing with you—or refuting the eternalist view you keep repeating in so many threads—is disrespectful, feel free to interpret it that way...
by samseva
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Vitamin D
Replies: 29
Views: 11544

Re: Vitamin D

You are free to do whatever you want (with your wallet). Yes—price of algae O-3 oil is almost the same as quality fish oil, so it's a simple choice (at least to me). Just avoid 4 tonnes of daily mackerel. Enjoy your 0.5-1 kg of daily (lightly mercury-laced/smelly) sardines. :smile: And avoid trypto...
by samseva
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Vitamin D
Replies: 29
Views: 11544

Re: Vitamin D

Who can afford an approximate $ 60 a month of algae omega anyway? - Plus, plus, plus. Depending on the amount taken per day, it's more like $60 per 3 months (not "a month"). And that's not too far off from the price of quality fish oil... It's also worth it, IMO. So what you're saying is that we sh...
by samseva
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: "Killing" the unworthy aspirants
Replies: 105
Views: 1670

Re: "Killing" the unworthy aspirants

I feel slightly bad that Pascal2 left, but he likely pulled the victim card and left for other reasons as well... Such as using it as a way to leave, and "win" the discussion (which wouldn't be surprising, considering his many other false ways of arguing he repeatedly made use of in the thread). (He...
by samseva
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: "Killing" the unworthy aspirants
Replies: 105
Views: 1670

Re: "Killing" the unworthy aspirants

But on a subjective level, it makes perfect sense to consider that some posters are unworthy of my time, unteachable by me, not worth my effort, a waste of my time, and not worth me talking to. [...] stubbornly wedded to a particular position - of scepticism, say, or repetitive assertions [...] The...
by samseva
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: "Killing" the unworthy aspirants
Replies: 105
Views: 1670

Re: "Killing" the unworthy aspirants

Yet look at the ease with which so many Buddhists declare others to be unworthy, unteachable, worthless, not worth talking to, a "waist" of time, impossible to reason with. That can't be a mistake, a flaw, a bias on the part of the Buddhists, but rather an accepted and valued religious strategy in ...
by samseva
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Vitamin D
Replies: 29
Views: 11544

Re: Vitamin D

Pharmaceutical grade cod liver oils - (Moller's is one of those) - have been processed to remove any mercury and other contaminants. Factories mostly don't and can't "filter" fish oils to try to "remove" most contaminants, like mercury and so on, which even in large amounts are less than 1 ppm (par...
by samseva
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: "Killing" the unworthy aspirants
Replies: 105
Views: 1670

Re: "Killing" the unworthy aspirants

Why is it so hard to consider that I quoted only the salient part of the sutta for the sake of brevity, assuming that everyone [at a Buddhist Theravada sutta-centred forum] is familiar with the sutta anyway? That is just too much to ask, isn't it. You titled the thread "'Killing' the unworthy aspir...
by samseva
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: "Killing" the unworthy aspirants
Replies: 105
Views: 1670

Re: "Killing" the unworthy aspirants

I reported this, nothing happened, the report was closed. So your post is fair game: So you are the authority over my mind? You are the one who decides what my intentions are? Really? Thank you for giving a wonderful example of how Buddhists treat the unworthy aspirants. So full of compassion and l...
by samseva
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Memorization and the Oral Tradition
Replies: 783
Views: 25644

Re: Memorization and the Oral Tradition

I guess this more or less end our discussion here and (as for me) to this forum as well. I thank you everybody for their contributions so far. I would like to advise Dhammanando and Sam Vara to always tell the truth and Ceisiwr not to eat meat. A part from that I wish you all a good continuation of...
by samseva
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Vitamin D
Replies: 29
Views: 11544

Re: Vitamin D

FDA recommends to eat "fish" twice a week. Sardines contain an average of 0.013 ppm of mercury. Swordfish contains 0.995 ppm. It speaks for itself; doesn't it? Speaks for itself? If you compare it to the worst fish of the bunch—sure, it (misleadingly) speaks for itself. (And whether the FDA recomme...