retrofuturist wrote: ↑
Thu May 23, 2019 1:53 am
Yes, the case of the SJW "warring" against the traditional Dhamma practitioner and their practice, ....
mikenz66 wrote: ↑
Thu May 23, 2019 2:17 am
I'm not sure who exactly these naughty SJW's are.
Bountiful examples can be found, merely through searching this forum's archives, but I trust that's not required.
For the sake of expediency, and to prevent this topic going off-track, I'll just stick to the well-trodden issue of vegetarian zealotry
referred to earlier in this topic. (See: The great vegetarian debate
All I see is people providing opinions, and of course political opinions, and opinions about how these opinions align with the Dhamma vary. Just because some think that certain rulers and/or modern developments in society are a bad thing, and speak against them doesn't necessarily mean that are not "Traditional Practitioners".
If what they agitate for is in contrast to what is found in the suttas, then that is the reality. No amount of political correctness or moral relativism erases or offsets the disparity. As Budo said earlier...
budo wrote:The definition of discernment is seeing the differences in things, not denying the differences in things.
This is an issue for the so-called "Cafeteria Buddhist", whether they discern it or not.
Since no-one here (as far as I can tell) is qualified to pass final judgement on who is or is not a "Real Traditional Dhamma Practitioner", it is good that the TOS states that:
At Dhamma Wheel, we respect your intellectual and spiritual autonomy.
But just as we can point to the Ani Sutta
or Simsapa Sutta
to deny the providence of Mahayana Buddhism to Theravada Buddhism, we can point to sutta, as has been done, to deny the providence of Left-Wing Buddhism (左翼佛教), "SJW-ism", or other paths that may exist apart from Theravada Buddhism.
Mike wrote:We can read the arguments and make up our own mind. I doubt that any two of the Members of this forum would agree on every issue...
Agreed, and it is good to see that such discussion can occur, here at this forum.
Likewise, it is good that...
TOS 1 wrote:Dhamma Wheel is an environment for the discussion of Theravada Buddhism. Special forums have been created for special areas of interest so please respect these boundaries.
TOS 3i wrote:The following actions are not permitted at Dhamma Wheel:... Proselytizing or evangelizing other spiritual paths
TOS 4 wrote:Speech and actions are moderated strictly and impartially according to the standards defined in the Terms of Service - not to the standard of ... personal preference, nor any other code and/or standard of conduct.