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Postby Cittasanto » Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:51 am

would it be possible if neccesary to have a room, a sort of a cross between the lounge and modern theravada rooms, where Theravadhan Buddhist education, modern interpretations such as MBCT and Buddhist psycology is discussed?
there have been a few threads now on the former, and the latter may apear more frequently.
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(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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Re: new room

Postby Paul Davy » Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:54 am

Greetings Manapa,

What about these topics do you think could not already be discussed in (for example), the "Theravada for the modern world" forum.

Perhaps we could expand the sub-text of that forum from "Theravada in the 21st century" to make it more inclusive of such things?

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Re: new room

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:20 am

my main thinking was for it to be all in one place instead of wondering if it fitted in the Abhidhamma, modern, or lounge rooms, but whatever is easiest!

I was hesitant to sugest this initially but then thought what the heck, what would it hust?
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.
"Others will misconstrue reality based on personal perspectives, firmly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our personal perspectives, nor firmly holding them, but easily discarded."

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Re: new room

Postby Paul Davy » Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:53 am

Greetings Manapa,

Combining a couple of the ideas above, what if we were to change the sub-text of the "Theravada for the modern world" forum to read...

"Theravada in the 21st century - modern applications of ancient wisdom."

Would that cover the kind of subject matter you're thinking of?

Metta,
Retro. :)
“I hope, Anuruddha, that you are all living in concord, with mutual appreciation, without disputing, blending like milk and water, viewing each other with kindly eyes.” (MN 31)

What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)

"If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 50 years ago, a liberal 25 years ago and a racist today." (Thomas Sowell)

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Re: new room

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:00 am

yes

Sorry better get to bed 4am now
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.
"Others will misconstrue reality based on personal perspectives, firmly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our personal perspectives, nor firmly holding them, but easily discarded."

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Re: new room

Postby Paul Davy » Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:08 am

Consider it done. Good night!

Metta,
Retro. :)
“I hope, Anuruddha, that you are all living in concord, with mutual appreciation, without disputing, blending like milk and water, viewing each other with kindly eyes.” (MN 31)

What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)

"If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 50 years ago, a liberal 25 years ago and a racist today." (Thomas Sowell)


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