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by Cittasanto
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: What's the appeal of "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it"?
Replies: 41
Views: 1206

Re: What's the appeal of "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it"?

Hi binocular But what is the appeal of saying "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it"? Why would anyone say such a thing?? if you know the original context of the saying itself should give you a better understanding. or at least why it has been used to exp...
by Cittasanto
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I return
Replies: 4
Views: 386

Re: I return

:hello:
by Cittasanto
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: If you are not guilty, you don't act like a guilty person, right?
Replies: 23
Views: 1078

Re: If you are not guilty, you don't act like a guilty person, right?

All of that is made-up nonsense, designed to fool the fools. There are no facts behind this obvious nonsense. Yet, some of those who live in a right-wing bubble of disinformation continue to believe it. I expect more intelligence and awareness from my Buddhist friends. So what exactly is the disinf...
by Cittasanto
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to get over being wronged?
Replies: 28
Views: 1623

Re: How to get over being wronged?

Develop metta for yourself. reflect on how everyone is the owner of their kamma and that kamma is not always instant. and the situations could be your own past kamma ripening. there is no need to keep hold of the negativity so when these thoughts come up use the methods found in MN20 and try to deve...
by Cittasanto
Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Abortion poll
Replies: 49
Views: 2414

Re: Abortion poll

This is a hot topic here atm as the law is changing. I am against abortion but understand it is better to have proper medical supervision and support extra allowances for other reasons than an unwanted pregnancy due to the complex emotions and difficult decision being made. I remember watching a fil...
by Cittasanto
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: 30 hours without any sleep and counting
Replies: 23
Views: 1118

Re: 30 hours without any sleep and counting

There could be other reasons, but the obvious one... I do hope you get some rest soon, and will keep an eye for an update. I would recommend just sticking with resting in bed, one bad habit is giving up trying to sleep. So even if you end up meditating all night would be better and more restful than...
by Cittasanto
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 584
Views: 27804

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Some news about universities being fined if the no platform people in the UK

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-42481329?SThisFB
by Cittasanto
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Feeling Lost
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: Feeling Lost

I would recomend you seak a medical professional as you may have developed depression. the other recomendations are sound but do seak support locally also. BTW depression isn't just suicidal, or something to be ashamed of. I suspect I have actually been depressed for a number of years now and it act...
by Cittasanto
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: In the Buddha-dhamma, how should "noumena" be regarded?
Replies: 85
Views: 2688

Re: In the Buddha-dhamma, how should "noumena" be regarded?

Bearing in mind the topic which brought this one about I view them as sankata-dhammas and dhammas as things in a broad sense. we do understand these things in a particular way even if that way is not exactly accurate, and they are drscribed in a particular way in the suttas hence they are sankata-dh...
by Cittasanto
Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: All dhammas are personal, not public
Replies: 225
Views: 6478

Re: All dhammas are personal, not public

Hi Paul
If I am understanding the elements in DO correctly in your understanding they are the perception of solidity, heat, movement... regarding the object rather than the external facts of their existance.

kind Regards
Cittasanto
by Cittasanto
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: All dhammas are personal, not public
Replies: 225
Views: 6478

Re: All dhammas are personal, not public

Greetings Paul Greetings Cittasanto, I would like to see Retro's answer to this but here is my understanding (just to see if we are in agreement here) personal =subjective the individualised experiance of something public = objective the bare facts of something which are not the subjective perspecti...
by Cittasanto
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: All dhammas are personal, not public
Replies: 225
Views: 6478

Re: All dhammas are personal, not public

Can you please give your reasons for using the terms personal public internal external ? I would like to see Retro's answer to this but here is my understanding (just to see if we are in agreement here) personal =subjective the individualised experiance of something public = objective the bare fact...
by Cittasanto
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Tribal law (common law) vs Civilized people law (civil law)
Replies: 15
Views: 623

Re: Tribal law (common law) vs Civilized people law (civil law)

The burden of proof is with the accuser, not the accused. The accuser always has to provide the legal evidence to support their claim. Claiming it is inefficient and the system being inefficient at finding the truth aren't the same. Show your evidence. As a prosecutor in a common law system would ha...
by Cittasanto
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Person Christmas
Replies: 11
Views: 541

Re: Person Christmas

He is known by many names across the globe "Christmas man" being a North German name. Local customs of name are applicable. It is a silly idea