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by DNS
Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Sutta length as a proxy for authenticity
Replies: 27
Views: 3786

Re: Sutta length as a proxy for authenticity

I've heard it said that as a general rule, the longer the sutta, the less likely it is, that the sutta is an historically accurate sutta. Or maybe those specific teachings just needed longer explanations, for example the 62 kinds of wrong view (Digha Nikaya 1). From Wikipedia: Correspondence with t...
by DNS
Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 50th Anniversary of Nanavira's sotapatti
Replies: 45
Views: 6194

Re: 50th Anniversary of Nanavira's sotapatti

gavesako wrote: Here is also a video of it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hiwtUTbRT8" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Thank God, I mean thank Buddha, we follow the majjhima magga (middle way).
by DNS
Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Sutta length as a proxy for authenticity
Replies: 27
Views: 3786

Re: Sutta length as a proxy for authenticity

I like Dmytro's analysis for determining the age and/or authenticity. I have heard that used by some scholar-monks and it seems to fit well with Rhys Davids analysis: Thomas William Rhys Davids in his Buddhist India (p. 188) has given a chronological table of Buddhist literature from the time of the...
by DNS
Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:21 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Sending metta?
Replies: 13
Views: 2016

Re: Sending metta?

Sorry to hear of the loss. I have had several cats (not all at the same time) and whenever they were dying I always sent metta and did some chanting and had them listen to CD's with chanting on it. Metta and chanting is good for the living and certainly cannot hurt for the dead and dying. Dedication...
by DNS
Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism And The Scientific Method
Replies: 55
Views: 9161

Re: Buddhism And The Scientific Method

It does because we're here, although all the work is about what is upstairs...I won't belabor the point, it's just my take on it... :smile: [/i] Hi Bhante, Okay. By the way, you have got to be the best photographer ever . . . okay, I know, "have I met every photographer in the past, present, and fu...
by DNS
Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism And The Scientific Method
Replies: 55
Views: 9161

Re: Buddhism And The Scientific Method

Mawkish1983 wrote: The compatibility is one of the factors that originally made Buddhism SO appealing to me.
Me too.

Great posts above (after mine), good points.
by DNS
Tue Aug 25, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The universe is without a refuge, without a Supreme God.
Replies: 304
Views: 19909

Re: The universe is without a refuge, without a Supreme God.

This is an excellent documentary I recently watched:

http://www.thegodmovie.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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by DNS
Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Kids Books
Replies: 5
Views: 1010

Re: Kids Books

Does anyone have any experience with any of these books? Please enlighten me if you do, are they good or bad for a soon to be seven year old? Prince Siddhartha and Peaceful Piggy Meditation are both excellent. Prince Siddhartha is good for anyone from any tradition. Peaceful Piggy Meditation is wri...
by DNS
Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism And The Scientific Method
Replies: 55
Views: 9161

Re: Buddhism And The Scientific Method

Science is fundamentally not about Altruism, and in fact there is much in science which is detrimental to humanity. Why not? There might be some "bad" scientists, but this does not make 'science' bad. Communists and atheists have no religion, but often have the same wish to set-up a society that is...
by DNS
Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism And The Scientific Method
Replies: 55
Views: 9161

Re: Buddhism And The Scientific Method

Why all the antagonism toward science in some of the posts above? :thinking: :tongue: I like science and although most of the posts are not saying that science is bad, but somehow some of the posts above seem to be discounting the benefits Buddhism is receiving as being not worthy. Buddhism is fully...
by DNS
Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism And The Scientific Method
Replies: 55
Views: 9161

Re: Buddhism And The Scientific Method

appicchato wrote:Science deals with the physical world...Buddhism (BuddhaDhamma) deals with the mind...oil and water is pretty tough to mix...
Hi Bhante,

With all due respect, what about Nāma-rūpa?

I think Buddhism does deal with the physical world, as well as the mind.
by DNS
Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:02 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy Birthday Individual
Replies: 13
Views: 1556

Re: Happy Birthday Individual

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! ! !
by DNS
Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:21 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: How many monks are there in the world
Replies: 4
Views: 4435

Re: How many monks are there in the world

There are precisely:

836,422 bhikkhus in the world and
811 bhikkhunis in the world and
917,256 eight precept mae chees and eight precept upasakas in the world right now.

:tongue: Just kidding, I have no idea, but those are some guesses.
by DNS
Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did the Buddha teach we have choice? (aka The Great Free Will v Determinism Debate)
Replies: 911
Views: 66580

Re: Is the future predetermined

The recent movie, Knowing followed the idea that possibly everything is pre-determined. It was pretty good and entertaining and some good discussions on determinism and free will. I think like you do, that not everything is pre-determined. Certainly many people are pretty predictable, such as those ...
by DNS
Sun Aug 23, 2009 4:57 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Phoenix, Arizona
Replies: 4
Views: 710

Re: Hello from Phoenix, Arizona

:hello:

Hi Larry,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!