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by Bundokji
Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If anicca is anicca?
Replies: 27
Views: 3357

Re: If anicca is anicca?

I am not sure if the Buddha taught that "everything" is impermanent! but that all conditioned phenomena are impermanent.
by Bundokji
Sat Aug 22, 2015 11:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Lumbini, Kapilavastu, Kusinara sites now in doubt.
Replies: 36
Views: 5146

Re: Lumbini, Kapilavastu, Kusinara sites now in doubt.

Buddhism would remain what it is even if it were proved that the Buddha never lived. - Christmas Humphreys :anjali: :anjali: :anjali: The Buddha himself has not given his own existence any great importance: Now the Blessed One spoke to the Venerable Ananda, saying: "It may be, Ananda, that to some ...
by Bundokji
Sat Aug 22, 2015 11:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Lumbini, Kapilavastu, Kusinara sites now in doubt.
Replies: 36
Views: 5146

Re: Lumbini, Kapilavastu, Kusinara sites now in doubt.

Many believe - for instance- that Socrates is nothing more than the imagination of Plato, but who cares! I have my own doubts about the historical Buddha especially when I look at the striking similarities between his story and that of Mahavira, but that does not affect my faith in the teachings. :s...
by Bundokji
Sat Aug 22, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: a veggie/anti-natalism tangent
Replies: 16
Views: 1418

Re: a veggie/anti-natalism tangent

I don't think the vegetarian position necessarily posits scaling back consumption but a more efficient use of resources. It certainly posits the scaling back of the consumption of meat. And doing that scales back consumption of resources—look at my most recent post in the veg debate thread for some...
by Bundokji
Sat Aug 22, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: a veggie/anti-natalism tangent
Replies: 16
Views: 1418

Re: a veggie/anti-natalism tangent

The population in developed countries do not increase much, but food consumption per capita continue to increase because of the kind of food they consume and the huge amount of waste.
by Bundokji
Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy birthday clw_uk
Replies: 12
Views: 1719

Re: Happy birthday clw_uk

Happy Birthday :smile:
by Bundokji
Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Kamma is an amoral teaching?
Replies: 64
Views: 8488

Re: Kamma is an amoral teaching?

I think ethics belongs to the conventional while Kamma to the ultimate, and I don't understand how Sujato concluded that the conventional is broader than the ultimate!! He was talking about Vinaya, which is extensive. When I answered I confused Dhamma Niyana with Kamma Niyana (I am not sure what I ...
by Bundokji
Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:02 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What has humanity actually achieved?
Replies: 115
Views: 14382

Re: What has humanity actually achieved?

The law of nature is not purposive, even if it can manifest itself (amongst many other manifestations) as a human brain that search for meaning :smile:
by Bundokji
Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:00 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Deadly blast rocks Thailand capital
Replies: 51
Views: 6420

Deadly blast rocks Thailand capital

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by Bundokji
Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What to do when a person dies?
Replies: 6
Views: 992

Re: What to do when a person dies?

Hello ieee23, I am really sorry to know about your friend, To be honest I am not sure what Theravadines do in the case of death but I am more concerned about you and how you feel. I am also wondering (and I hope you don't find my question intrusive) why do you feel that there is something should be ...
by Bundokji
Sun Aug 16, 2015 2:20 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Kamma is an amoral teaching?
Replies: 64
Views: 8488

Re: Kamma is an amoral teaching?

I think ethics belongs to the conventional while Kamma to the ultimate What do you mean, exactly? As we live in groups, we needed to create rules and to invent language to organize ourselves and to communicate within the group, this is what I meant by the conventional. The most basic rule in the co...
by Bundokji
Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Kamma is an amoral teaching?
Replies: 64
Views: 8488

Re: Kamma is an amoral teaching?

I am suggesting that, while kamma deals with the personal, ethics includes both the personal and the environmental... In this sense, if the Vinaya pertains to sila, or ethics, then the scope of sila is broader than the scope of kamma. This is, when you think about it, common sense. I think ethics b...
by Bundokji
Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Muppets Explain Phenomenology
Replies: 4
Views: 1695

Re: The Muppets Explain Phenomenology

Delightful video, things do not have to be complicated to be true :smile:
by Bundokji
Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Buddha's suicide
Replies: 104
Views: 13814

Re: The Buddha's suicide

I first heard about the cause of the Buddha's death from reading about the question over whether the food was pork or mushrooms, not from reading the sutta. Because of this I didn't think to question that the food was the cause of death. I think anyone with no prior knowledge of the story would rea...
by Bundokji
Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Buddha's suicide
Replies: 104
Views: 13814

Re: The Buddha's suicide

This discussion is fascinating, by the way. I had no idea that the cause of the Buddha's death was not traditionally believed to be the last meal he ate. Hello Coyote, Do you mean that you always thought that the last meal was the cause of the Buddha's death based on your reading of the sutta? In o...