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by DNS
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Driving is
Replies: 26
Views: 342

Re: Driving is

Driving might get eliminated one day in the future. Considering all the automation going on and that computer-self-driving cars and trucks have already been made; there could be a time in the future when you order a car to come pick you up, you get in, slide your debit/credit card and it takes you w...
by DNS
Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha teach we have choice? (aka The Great Free Will v Determinism Debate)
Replies: 909
Views: 37226

Re: 'The illusion of free will' by Sam Harris is a dangerous idea, but can anyone disprove it?

retrofuturist wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:07 pm
Here's an interesting topic from days of old, which seems relavent to your line of inquiry...
Did the Buddha teach that we have choice?
And here's another long thread on this topic too:
viewtopic.php?t=27791
by DNS
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Vienna!
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: Hello from Vienna!

Welcome to DW!

:toast:
by DNS
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I am back
Replies: 24
Views: 335

Re: I am back

Welcome back!

:buddha2:
by DNS
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1778
Views: 150735

Re: What music are you listening to right now?



¡magnífico!
by DNS
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: dhammaloka dangerous
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: dhammaloka dangerous

I got in okay, it's still up. There were some posts today. It is just that they don't have the https SSL certificate yet, so some users will get warnings. It's not fully secure yet. In firefox and chrome you can see our lock symbol in your browser and our web address starting with https in this site...
by DNS
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Charity
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: Charity

Rabbi (and astronomer, physician) Maimonides: Tzedakah (charity) One of the most widely referred to sections of the Mishneh Torah is the section dealing with tzedakah. In Hilkhot Matanot Aniyim (Laws about Giving to Poor People), Chapter 10:7–14, Maimonides lists his famous Eight Levels of Giving (w...
by DNS
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The case against coffee (important)
Replies: 62
Views: 3785

Re: The case against coffee (important)

:thumbsup: Coffee is good. :coffee: When I found out that tea has fluoride in it, I went looking around to see what was healthy to drink. Herbal teas are good, especially hibiscus tea, is very healthy and no fluoride. I'm not one of those conspiracy theorists, but black tea does have a high concentr...
by DNS
Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: General appreciation thread [muditā]
Replies: 10
Views: 273

Re: General appreciation thread [muditā]

Mudita. :goodpost: Retro. +1 This is a great community and could only exist with all the great participants we have here and the wide range of views we have here too. I know some subjects get very contentious, but in the end it demonstrates the plethora of views and diversity we have. We don't need...
by DNS
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 131
Views: 1901

Re: Right Speech: Getting Personal

binocular wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:25 pm
DNS wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:03 pm
Where is that post? I have done a google site search for it and can't find it. Was it even ever here at all? I can't find in cache of any search. Please post a link to that post.
viewtopic.php?t=4713#p72249
and quoted in subsequent posts.
Thanks, those have been removed.
by DNS
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 131
Views: 1901

Re: Right Speech: Getting Personal

Are you referring to the post about urinating on the founder of a major world religion? I don't see why that should remain visible here on a forum devoted to discussion of Dhamma, but it's your call, not mine. Where is that post? I have done a google site search for it and can't find it. Was it eve...
by DNS
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Coëmgenu!
Replies: 8
Views: 130

Re: Happy Birthday Coëmgenu!

Happy Birthday!!
by DNS
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 179
Views: 3231

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

Patriarchal theism is imo the greatest evil ever to befall human kind. In all its forms its ridiculous evil and dangerous and historically has been a major motivator and rationalization mechanism for every possible crime and perversion that humans perpetrate on each other. This is false. However, i...
by DNS
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 179
Views: 3231

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

This might be one way (my cursory attempt) to present a balanced approach, by focusing on the scriptures of a religion as has been done by some here. First a negative aspect and then a positive, wholesome aspect: The Sword Verse in the Qur'an: فَإِذَا انْسَلَخَ الْأَشْهُرُ الْحُرُمُ فَاقْتُلُوا الْم...
by DNS
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 179
Views: 3231

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

I believe DooDoot has a pretty good balanced position on all of this. In his post here: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=30614&start=60#p444973 He demonstrates things Islam has been accused of and how much of it is from cultural practices, not Islam. Another cultural action which is done...
by DNS
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 179
Views: 3231

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

Read the first paragraph in the first post of this thread ..... I removed that thread (Muhammad - worthy of respect) from view for now, maybe permanently. Most of the team is away right now, so I went ahead and removed it and later it might get cleaned up and return or it just might stay away perma...
by DNS
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Bodhisattva Path of Theravada
Replies: 15
Views: 347

Re: Bodhisattva Path of Theravada

I meant he doesn't deliberately not progress, but rather progresses over lifetimes, perfecting the paramitas. He doesn't get full-enlightenment and then forego nibbana, the way a Mahayana enlightened master would, as far as I understand the concept and differences between Theravada and Mahayana.
by DNS
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 179
Views: 3231

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

Hi Mr Man, I don't read all the threads and posts here and I tend to ignore those type of threads, but as I said certainly some posts have crossed the line. I have only skimmed that thread and just in the past day, so the team and I will need to figure out what to do with the posts that crossed the ...
by DNS
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 179
Views: 3231

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

I think discussion of other religions is okay and even some comparative analysis, but it should be done civilly. Some posts have crossed the line, with use of rhetoric over logic. Certainly name calling and advocating urinating on a religious figure is inappropriate. All philosophies and religions s...
by DNS
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Bodhisattva Path of Theravada
Replies: 15
Views: 347

Re: Bodhisattva Path of Theravada

There is a bodhisatta aspiration that can be made in Theravada, where the person makes an aspiration to become a future samma-sam-buddha, but it is very rare and I don't think hardly any Theravada Buddhists openly admit to have such an aspiration. The big difference from that to Mahayana is that in ...