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Does Thanissaro Bhikkhu believe in a soul?

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Re: Does Thanissaro Bhikkhu believe in a soul?

Postby pulga » Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:35 pm

If Paglia were to see that she'd have a heart attack.

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Re: Does Thanissaro Bhikkhu believe in a soul?

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Re: Does Thanissaro Bhikkhu believe in a soul?

Postby socratessmith » Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:47 pm

Mr. Man and Pulga:

Completely predictable, and useless, Buddhist responses to a feasible argument directly related to a practice you both frequently engage in.

Throw away your Buddhist books and use your brains!

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Re: Does Thanissaro Bhikkhu believe in a soul?

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Re: Does Thanissaro Bhikkhu believe in a soul?

Postby socratessmith » Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:57 pm

Mr. Man. Never mind.

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Re: Does Thanissaro Bhikkhu believe in a soul?

Postby fabianfred » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:29 pm

OMG! The millions of words written about the 'Non-self, No self, not self' thing..... we all have our own understanding about it, or idea of what it means.
It is something so profound that only a Buddha can understand and then teach it.....and what does he teach? Not to discuss and think about it...but to do the practice.....vipassana meditation....and the knowledge will come to you.....experiential knowledge....not intellectual postulations.
If you people spent as much time on the cushion as on the forums you wouldn't need this website.

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Re: Does Thanissaro Bhikkhu believe in a soul?

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Aug 10, 2013 4:55 am

Greetings Socrates Smith,

:offtopic:

Your post that people are responding to is horrendously off-topic.... it would be removed from view were it not for the fact we'd then have to remove the responses to it. We may yet have to do that...

Please focus, and keep off-topic conceptual proliferation to a minimum.

:focus:

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Does Thanissaro Bhikkhu believe in a soul?

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Re: Does Thanissaro Bhikkhu believe in a soul?

Postby Crazy cloud » Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:38 am

your name Mori means forest like the infinite fresh green distances of your blindness

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Re: Does Thanissaro Bhikkhu believe in a soul?

Postby chownah » Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:36 am

Socratessmith,
Perhaps a more politically acceptable expression of your point can be found in the Kalama Sutta:

The criterion for acceptance
10. "Come, Kalamas. Do not go upon what has been acquired by repeated hearing; nor upon tradition; nor upon rumor; nor upon what is in a scripture; nor upon surmise; nor upon an axiom; nor upon specious reasoning; nor upon a bias towards a notion that has been pondered over; nor upon another's seeming ability; nor upon the consideration, 'The monk is our teacher.' Kalamas, when you yourselves know: 'These things are good; these things are not blamable; these things are praised by the wise; undertaken and observed, these things lead to benefit and happiness,' enter on and abide in them.

Is this a rough approximation of your point?
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Re: Does Thanissaro Bhikkhu believe in a soul?

Postby mal4mac » Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:50 am

- Mal

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- Mal

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Re: Does Thanissaro Bhikkhu believe in a soul?

Postby Crazy cloud » Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:23 am

your name Mori means forest like the infinite fresh green distances of your blindness

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Re: Does Thanissaro Bhikkhu believe in a soul?

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- Mal

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Re: Does Thanissaro Bhikkhu believe in a soul?

Postby Crazy cloud » Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:59 am

your name Mori means forest like the infinite fresh green distances of your blindness

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Re: Does Thanissaro Bhikkhu believe in a soul?

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- Mal

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