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by Cittasanto
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: All dhammas are personal, not public
Replies: 225
Views: 4027

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: 4027

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
Topic: Tribal law (common law) vs Civilized people law (civil law)
Replies: 15
Views: 276

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
Topic: Person Christmas
Replies: 11
Views: 330

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
by Cittasanto
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Tribal law (common law) vs Civilized people law (civil law)
Replies: 15
Views: 276

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

And the most important problem with tribal law is that it's considered by many to be a system that is not interested in finding the truth, the thing that is supposed to be the purpose of justice systems. https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/06/americas-english-style-legal-system-e...
by Cittasanto
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Tribal law (common law) vs Civilized people law (civil law)
Replies: 15
Views: 276

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

you mean roman law not latin. as I said latin is a language which is found in common and civil law systems. Latin Law may refer to the time when laws were writen in latin in europe, however it would be a time period of legal history rather than refering to a legal system. The UK has three distinct ...
by Cittasanto
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Tribal law (common law) vs Civilized people law (civil law)
Replies: 15
Views: 276

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

To clarify, what countries use the type of tribal/common law systems that you are thinking of? Maybe some native american indians? chownah the native american legal system is theonly one I know of (although I am sure canada and maybe african countries may have similare)actually refered to as tribal...
by Cittasanto
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Tribal law (common law) vs Civilized people law (civil law)
Replies: 15
Views: 276

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

you mean roman law not latin. as I said latin is a language which is found in common and civil law systems. The UK has three distinkt legal common law systems one stemming from civil law (scotland). if you had done your research you would of found as the first google result. Specificity. Common law ...
by Cittasanto
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Tribal law (common law) vs Civilized people law (civil law)
Replies: 15
Views: 276

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

you show a complete lack of understanding o the different legal systems and get mixed up with terms. there is no such thing as latin law, latin is a language that is found in common and civil law.

you have tried arguing this before, if I remember about the TOS.

Kind Regards
Cittasanto
by Cittasanto
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Incident in Melbourne
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: Incident in Melbourne

I have messaged with Retro this morning when I heard. He is fine.

Kind Regards
Cittasanto
by Cittasanto
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DhammaWheel UK Retreats
Replies: 13
Views: 314

Re: DhammaWheel UK Retreats

Cool - I really hope it works. If you're really at Ellan Vannin, we could conceivably do one near you? I do live on the Isle. Great, I'm sure there are some lovely spots there that could work. For a suitable property... I would think there are a few and there is the farmstay places that would have ...
by Cittasanto
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DhammaWheel UK Retreats
Replies: 13
Views: 314

Re: DhammaWheel UK Retreats

Pseudobabble wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:37 am
Cittasanto wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:32 am
Interesting idea. I am not able but interested in how things develop
Cool - I really hope it works. If you're really at Ellan Vannin, we could conceivably do one near you?
I do live on the Isle.
by Cittasanto
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DhammaWheel UK Retreats
Replies: 13
Views: 314

Re: DhammaWheel UK Retreats

Interesting idea. I am not able but interested in how things develop
by Cittasanto
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On so-called "Heart Practice"
Replies: 38
Views: 998

Re: On so-called "Heart Practice"

...this mind doesn't give us a chance to allow an experience to come to us so that we can learn from it... So we make the effort to develop the patience and determination to just be with these difficult states of mind. ...We recognize the impatience, we watch it, and eventually it falls away. We do...
by Cittasanto
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I am back
Replies: 24
Views: 791

Re: I am back

:anjali:
Good to see you back
by Cittasanto
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it possible to practice Brahama Vihara without reaching the fourth Jhana?
Replies: 27
Views: 524

Re: Is it possible to practice Brahama Vihara without reaching the fourth Jhana?

I believe Jhana is presented first because one is stabilising the mind internally, then taking qualities to be applied externally as the object. One is not necessarily in Jhana at the time of taking up the BV as objects, but can then progress through the Jhana with the subject of Meditation. Having ...
by Cittasanto
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Political Compass
Replies: 54
Views: 2402

Re: Political Compass

Mine is also about the same. I was more leftist and less libertarian
left moderate social libertarian now and was left social moderate before.
by Cittasanto
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball
Replies: 38
Views: 859

Re: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball

My comment cuts to where the responsibility lies. We are not responsible for the second arrow, even if we shot the first as our actions can be misunderstood and we need to decide whether or not our actions were blamable or not. However, we also need to apply the Buddhas teaching to our responses an...
by Cittasanto
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball
Replies: 38
Views: 859

Re: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball

I shall point out what I have said before. There are two arrows, it is the first one only the actor has control over. The other person can respond to events or shoot themselves with another arrow and react. Buddhist practice is about responding appropriately, not reacting. I am in complete agreemen...