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by daverupa
Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Thailand: Female monks blame sexism for burning down bikkhuni dormitory at temple
Replies: 52
Views: 2681

Re: Thailand: Female monks blame sexism for burning down bikkhuni dormitory at temple

Why has a topic about a dormitory burning down ended up as a discussion of the bhikkhuni order? Because some people here have said, or implied, that the properly-ordained-according-to-Vinaya-nuns themselves are to blame. This ought to be nipped in the bud right away, I think, before even more victi...
by daverupa
Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: "Boaty McBoatface" wins UK poll for name of $280M research vessel
Replies: 10
Views: 645

Re: "Boaty McBoatface" wins UK poll for name of $280M research vessel

The vote was advisory and the name will be decided by the council.
:coffee:
by daverupa
Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Thailand: Female monks blame sexism for burning down bikkhuni dormitory at temple
Replies: 52
Views: 2681

Re: Thailand: Female monks blame sexism for burning down bikkhuni dormitory at temple

mikenz66 wrote:I do have some sympathy for Zom's POV.
I cannot fathom it at all.
by daverupa
Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Thailand: Female monks blame sexism for burning down bikkhuni dormitory at temple
Replies: 52
Views: 2681

Re: Thailand: Female monks blame sexism for burning down bikkhuni dormitory at temple

Zom - it's Vinaya. Very simple. You are getting agitated over biases, it seems, worries about the Fourfold Assembly because it's four-fold and not three-fold? Whatever can you possibly be thinking? The Buddha's reluctance for a nun's order is very, very questionable; this has been discussed many tim...
by daverupa
Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Thailand: Female monks blame sexism for burning down bikkhuni dormitory at temple
Replies: 52
Views: 2681

Re: Thailand: Female monks blame sexism for burning down bikkhuni dormitory at temple

Zom wrote:So yes, they are responsible for this as well.
This is asinine. It is simplistic and odd to hear.

There was this pushback once upon a time, too, and the Buddha didn't think it through, eh?
Police have yet to investigate the fire and determine the cause of the blaze.
:thinking:
by daverupa
Sun Apr 17, 2016 2:43 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What does it mean to have no views?
Replies: 105
Views: 4937

Re: What does it mean to have no views?

clw_uk wrote:Why is dependent origination not classed as a view point?
Have a look at MN 74.
by daverupa
Sat Apr 16, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Understanding dependent arising
Replies: 10
Views: 1223

Re: Understanding dependent arising

There are a few different layouts for paticcasamuppada; here is a journal article discussing them: https://journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/jiabs/article/viewFile/8891/2798 --- At first, I would focus on the [vinnana<-->namarupa]/[salayatana]--> [phassa]-->[vedana] -->[tanha] (-->[upadana]) a...
by daverupa
Sat Apr 16, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Whose Buddhism is the truest?
Replies: 6
Views: 1954

Re: Whose Buddhism is the truest?

From the Winter 2015 Buddhadharma magazine.
by daverupa
Sat Apr 16, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Origin of Amitabha Buddha?
Replies: 47
Views: 8080

Re: Origin of Amitabha Buddha?

I'll recommend Paul Williams' Mahayana Buddhism: The Doctrinal Foundations for this topic, an author that Dan also mentioned. It sets up the gist of the Mahayana project. On page 238, his discussion of Amitabha begins: In the emergence of a Pure Land tradition in India based on Amitabha or Amitayus,...
by daverupa
Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Origin of Amitabha Buddha?
Replies: 47
Views: 8080

Re: Origin of Amitabha Buddha?

It is neither clear that Mahayana was a later development rather than originating from a different school False dichotomy; both are true. It arose within the monastic community, probably in the Avanti region of India, and probably needed books to function since that's how it appears that the first ...
by daverupa
Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: just a quick chess game
Replies: 5
Views: 782

Re: just a quick chess game

[White "Erocis"] [Black "daverupa"] 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c3 Bc5 4.d3 h6 5.Nbd2 a6 6.Nb3 Ba7 7.d4 d6 8.d5 Nce7 9.Be2 Bg4 10.h3 Bh5 11.g4 Bg6 12.Bd3 Bh7 13.Qe2 Ng6 14.Be3 Bxe3 15.fxe3 N8e7 16.Na5 b6 17.Nc6 Nxc6 18.dxc6 a5 19.Bb5 O-O 20.a4 Ne7 21.Nd2 Qe8 22.Qc4 Rd8 23.O-O-O d5 24.exd5 Nxd5 25.e4 Ne3 26....
by daverupa
Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist music
Replies: 9
Views: 658

Re: Buddhist music

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by daverupa
Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Whose Buddhism is the truest?
Replies: 6
Views: 1954

Re: Whose Buddhism is the truest?

p-tiltbillings wrote:That not very good article was thoroughly dismantled here.
:twothumbsup:
by daverupa
Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: for the squeamish Buddhist
Replies: 17
Views: 940

Re: for the squeamish Buddhist

It's a reminder to dust, really. Clears the roads for the spiders, as it were.
by daverupa
Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: for the squeamish Buddhist
Replies: 17
Views: 940

Re: for the squeamish Buddhist

I leave spiders alone; they're keeping house for me.
by daverupa
Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: between breaths and controlled breathing
Replies: 24
Views: 2223

Re: between breaths and controlled breathing

So let's see. I am not very well able to sustain awareness of what I am doing throughout the day. This is a fantastic place to begin. You can simply try to be mindful of events at any sense, whatever they are. It will be difficult at first, but you can notice lapses, you can notice continuity of pra...
by daverupa
Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: [Science article] Is consciousness discrete?
Replies: 3
Views: 519

Re: [Science article] Is consciousness discrete?

Are they measuring consciousness? It looks to me like they're measuring perception; as usual, the neurological term "consciousness" doesn't map to the Buddhist term "vinnana" very well.
by daverupa
Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Female rules entailing expulsion?
Replies: 11
Views: 998

Re: Female rules entailing expulsion?

You might want to familiarize yourself with how the rules and the bhikkhunī Sangha came about. Yeah, about the two sources of this story in the Pali there is a useful footnote from Bodhi, via Brasington , about anachronisms and so on: Several of these [Bhikkhuni Patimokkha] rules are already includ...
by daverupa
Tue Apr 12, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Female rules entailing expulsion?
Replies: 11
Views: 998

Re: Female rules entailing expulsion?

To those of you who hold faith in the logic of the vinaya. Why do you feel that a man should not be held subject to these 4 rules upon breaking them while women should? If you approach the texts with a critical, historical perspective, things are actually not so difficult: By way of foreword, allow...
by daverupa
Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Favorite Metta technique
Replies: 15
Views: 1321

Re: Favorite Metta technique

As is Analayo's Compassion & Emptiness.