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by danieLion
Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:39 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Improving Buddhism/The Imperfect Buddha
Replies: 144
Views: 16036

Re: Improving Buddhism/The Imperfect Buddha

Hi David, clw_uk, Interestingly I can't seem to define Buddhas ethics, be it deontological, consequentialist, natural ethics, sceptical or subjective etc. Perhaps all of the above. Much of the Vinaya --> deontological Skillful means --> consequentialist 4NT, DO, kamma --> natural ethics Investigatio...
by danieLion
Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:25 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Improving Buddhism/The Imperfect Buddha
Replies: 144
Views: 16036

Re: Improving Buddhism/The Imperfect Buddha

Hi clw_uk, I would be careful of inductive reasoning It is direct observation from the rebirth thread. As I said, be careful of inductive reasoning dear Just because the sun arose today, it doesn't mean it will tomorrow (which was the implication of your flimsy post) :) Inductive reasoning is only a...
by danieLion
Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:37 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Problems with "9 Essays: Buddhism & The 12 Steps"
Replies: 148
Views: 12312

Re: Problems with "9 Essays: Buddhism & The 12 Steps"

Dear Daniel, And while SMART Recovery is a legal non-profit , AA is an incorporated business , meaning that financial profit is one of their purposes. This has been the case since its inception. From this Twelve Things That Alcoholics Anonymous Doesn't Want You to Know Your qoutes do not represent ...
by danieLion
Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are you a Buddhist?
Replies: 28
Views: 2358

Re: Are you a Buddhist?

Hi kirk5a,
kirk5a wrote:Jivaka Sutta: To Jivaka
(On Being a Lay Follower)

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
To my point: this sutta pragmatically describes what disciples do, not what they "are."
Kindly,
dL
by danieLion
Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are you a Buddhist?
Replies: 28
Views: 2358

Re: Are you a Buddhist?

Hi Viscid,
Great post.
Kindly,
dL
by danieLion
Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are you a Buddhist?
Replies: 28
Views: 2358

Re: Are you a Buddhist?

Hi David,
David N. Snyder wrote:We all need some labels in this conventional world.
I agree that labels are very pragmatic, but that doesn't necessarily mean they're the opposite of some pie-in-the-sky "ultimate" truth.
Kindly,
dL
by danieLion
Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are you a Buddhist?
Replies: 28
Views: 2358

Re: Are you a Buddhist?

Hi Pesala, No. I'm a practitioner of the Buddha-Dhamma. Being a Buddhist is craving-for-becoming and clinging-to-identity-view. If so, then being a "Dhamma Practitioner" is also craving for becoming and clinging to identity view. One should understand labels such as "Buddhist," "Daniel," "Bhikkhu Pe...
by danieLion
Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:58 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Improving Buddhism/The Imperfect Buddha
Replies: 144
Views: 16036

Re: Improving Buddhism/The Imperfect Buddha

Hi SDC,
Thanks for the clarification. That makes a lot of sense to me. And this part...
SDC wrote:...I see what I am caught up in, and I imagine what it will feel like to eventually see through it. To me there is nothing more perfect than this freedom.
...echoes the Fronsdal talk I posted.
Kindly,
dL
by danieLion
Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:54 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Improving Buddhism/The Imperfect Buddha
Replies: 144
Views: 16036

Re: Improving Buddhism/The Imperfect Buddha

Hi mirco,
mirco wrote:
daverupa wrote:1. What does Buddhism not do that it should do?
I would add "curiosity". Without that, we would not get started.
I agree. The Buddha wouldn't have got anywhere without it.
Kindly,
dL
by danieLion
Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:53 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Improving Buddhism/The Imperfect Buddha
Replies: 144
Views: 16036

Re: Improving Buddhism/The Imperfect Buddha

Hi daverupa I'm waiting for 1. What does Buddhism not do that it should do? I don't think there's any "should" about it. 2. What does 'perfect' mean? Dave S. and I discoursed about this early in the thread and Aloka took a shallow stab it; and I'm now discoursing about it with SDC. IMO, it does not ...
by danieLion
Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are you a Buddhist?
Replies: 28
Views: 2358

Re: Are you a Buddhist?

No. I'm a practitioner of the Buddha-Dhamma. Being a Buddhist is craving-for-becoming and clinging-to-identity-view.
Kindly,
dL
by danieLion
Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:52 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Improving Buddhism/The Imperfect Buddha
Replies: 144
Views: 16036

Re: Improving Buddhism/The Imperfect Buddha

Hi SDC, Is there room for improvement? Yes. Is improvement possible? No. It's too big. Was the Buddha perfect? He is in my imagination and that is enough to help me strive to improve my current situation towards that direction. I agree that Buddhism is byzantine, but that's a result of improvement a...
by danieLion
Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:21 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Improving Buddhism/The Imperfect Buddha
Replies: 144
Views: 16036

Re: Improving Buddhism/The Imperfect Buddha

Hi nibbuti, What, exactly, makes you believe these questions are papanca-like? They're 1. not specific, and 2. not connected with the goal, but seem to be from a mind that is still bothered by doubt or indecision (vicikicchā). I agree that they're not very specific but exactly how does that make the...
by danieLion
Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:05 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Improving Buddhism/The Imperfect Buddha
Replies: 144
Views: 16036

Re: Improving Buddhism/The Imperfect Buddha

Hi Aloka, No. Wanting further clarification isn't speculating. But you also said: Depends on how you define ''perfect''. I agree that seeking clarification has value. Perhaps I'm in error, but that kind of a satement doesn't imply clarification seeking. I might be wrong, but conditionals like the wo...
by danieLion
Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Improving Buddhism/The Imperfect Buddha
Replies: 144
Views: 16036

Re: Improving Buddhism/The Imperfect Buddha

Hi nubbuti,
nibbuti wrote:
danieLion wrote:Can Buddhism be improved upon? Was the Buddha perfect?
Should papanca be pursued? Are there more important things to care about? :shrug:
What, exactly, makes you believe these questions are papanca-like?
Kindly,
dL
by danieLion
Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Improving Buddhism/The Imperfect Buddha
Replies: 144
Views: 16036

Re: Improving Buddhism/The Imperfect Buddha

Was the Buddha perfect? Depends on how you define ''perfect''. He was free from greed, hatred and delusion, so yes, I think he was perfect in that particular sense. Can Buddhism be improved upon? Maybe if we practice more and speculate less, we'll develop the wisdom to be able fully understand the ...
by danieLion
Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:03 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The truth about egg yolks?
Replies: 52
Views: 7235

Re: The truth about egg yolks?

Hi Chris,
Thanks for the update.
Kindly,
dL
by danieLion
Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:22 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The truth about egg yolks?
Replies: 52
Views: 7235

Re: The truth about egg yolks?

Speaking of credibility - one should always follow the evidence and not cherry-pick evidence to suit their pet theories. See my last post. No cherry picking ocurred in "The cholesterol myth" topic. Have you ever taken a college course in nutrition science? I have. I speak from a broad perspective, ...
by danieLion
Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:16 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The truth about egg yolks?
Replies: 52
Views: 7235

Re: The truth about egg yolks?

...there are significant health-related risks associated with egg consumption...
Correlations aren't causes, and citing one vegan doctor's opinions is not a scientific way to go about understanding nutrition. In the thread "The cholesterol myth," I cited a variety of sources.