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by samseva
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Memorization and the Oral Tradition
Replies: 783
Views: 25630

Re: Memorization and the Oral Tradition

Lucas Oliveira wrote: Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:48 pm What would a "historical figure" be for you?

Do you have an example of a historical figure over 2500 years old?
It's pointless. And be prepared for an arduous conversation that will lead to... nowhere.
by samseva
Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: "Killing" the unworthy aspirants
Replies: 105
Views: 1670

Re: "Killing" the unworthy aspirants

binocular wrote: Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:38 pm What does it look like, in practice, in terms of Dhamma propagation, to "kill" those people?
You just stop talking to them/admonishing them... (like the sutta says)
by samseva
Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: "Killing" the unworthy aspirants
Replies: 105
Views: 1670

Re: "Killing" the unworthy aspirants

In fact, not killing (even animals/insects!) is the most important teaching/precept in the Buddhist teachings and practice...
by samseva
Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: "Killing" the unworthy aspirants
Replies: 105
Views: 1670

Re: "Killing" the unworthy aspirants

You're intentionally being disruptive/polemical... and partially quoting a sutta, out of its context. Here is the second part of the sutta: [...] [In reference to Kesi killing a horse if it doesn't want to be trained] "But it's not proper for our Blessed One to take life! And yet the Blessed One jus...
by samseva
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Memorization and the Oral Tradition
Replies: 783
Views: 25630

Re: Memorization and the Oral Tradition

binocular wrote:[...]
"Pascal2, and participating in this thread, is a waste of precious life hours."

Is this better?
It does explain why it's a waste of precious life hours.
OR...


"Pascal2, and trying to reason with hyper-skeptics, is a waste of precious life hours."

:tongue:
by samseva
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Memorization and the Oral Tradition
Replies: 783
Views: 25630

Re: Memorization and the Oral Tradition

Okay...

Again, Pascal2 probing everyone to prove that the Suttas "come directly from the Buddha's mouth" (Pascal2's words), is... an absurd and impossible request.
by samseva
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Memorization and the Oral Tradition
Replies: 783
Views: 25630

Re: Memorization and the Oral Tradition

Pascal2 is a waist of precious life hours. Why offend with style when you can offend with content? https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waste I can speak (as well as read/write) in multiple languages (most at native or advanced level). Making a typo here or there, and having someone point it ...
by samseva
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Memorization and the Oral Tradition
Replies: 783
Views: 25630

Re: Memorization and the Oral Tradition

Yes, but to meet Pascal2's personal standards... it would require 10-40 hours, of research and to write/compile the post. And even then , he (or his sister) would likely brush it off with a "that's not good enough evidence." Pascal2 is a waist of precious life hours. Again, anything that is short o...
by samseva
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Vitamin D
Replies: 29
Views: 11537

Re: Vitamin D

hello all....a long time ago had heard that too much vit. d might not be so good for a person in that it stores up in your liver? more is not necessarily better....before you self prescribe be careful... :hug: This is the downside of oral supplementation (although you would need to be consuming ver...
by samseva
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Vitamin D
Replies: 29
Views: 11537

Re: Vitamin D

People usually get vitamin D through sunshine, fortified milk, and fortified margarine. Vitamin D in milk is in D2 form—which isn't bioavailable at all. You'd likely get more vitamin D by standing in the sun for 5 minutes, than drinking 10 litres of Vitamin D2-fortified milk. The only significant, ...
by samseva
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Memorization and the Oral Tradition
Replies: 783
Views: 25630

Re: Memorization and the Oral Tradition

Yet each one of us has spent far more than 2 hours of our lives replying to the OP, often telling them that we can't give them those 2 hours. Blimey. Yes, but to meet Pascal2's personal standards... it would require 10-40 hours, of research and to write/compile the post. And even then , he (or his ...
by samseva
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Memorization and the Oral Tradition
Replies: 783
Views: 25630

Re: Memorization and the Oral Tradition

Your claim is that you lack the evidence. My claim is that I have it. There's no contradiction there, is there, and there's a good basis for acquiring that evidence from people on this site if you ask them nicely. :goodpost: This being the conclusion of the second point of the discussion. __ And OP...
by samseva
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Memorization and the Oral Tradition
Replies: 783
Views: 25630

Re: Memorization and the Oral Tradition

Pascal2 wrote: Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:42 am All the posts attributed to me, except this one, have been written by my sister.
As I said, I am not interested to play games
OMG!!!
by samseva
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Memorization and the Oral Tradition
Replies: 783
Views: 25630

Re: Memorization and the Oral Tradition

I have never said that reciting the whole Tipitaka by heart at once is impossible, I have merely said I have not been presented evidence that anyone has done it (despite the apparently false claim by Dhamanando) So, the conclusion of this topic of the discussion: Other than Ven. Dhammanado's claim ...
by samseva
Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Memorization and the Oral Tradition
Replies: 783
Views: 25630

Re: Memorization and the Oral Tradition

You seem to have missed/ignored this post, BTW (with direct questions in italics). Here it is for you and others (the bolded part is particularly descriptive of the thread): [...] Yes, there is scholarly research on the topic discussed. However, it would take 1-2 hours to find the relevant informati...