Poll: Your sex or gender?

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What is your sex or gender

Man
46
72%
Woman
17
27%
Transgendered
1
2%
 
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Poll: Your sex or gender?

Postby Jhana4 » Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:52 pm

Someone made this suggestion in another thread. At the least it seems like it will be an original for this board. What is your sex and or gender. Straight white man of European descent here :)
In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.
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Re: Poll: Your sex or gender?

Postby Ben » Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:58 pm

If you don't know my gender by now, then....

male
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Re: Poll: Your sex or gender?

Postby Sanghamitta » Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:03 pm

well thats my vote cast.....Fede ? Cooran ? Aloka ? Come on gals.
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Re: Poll: Your sex or gender?

Postby Jhana4 » Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:10 pm

Ben wrote:If you don't know my gender by now, then....

male


Not too many North American women running around calling themselves "Ben".
In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.
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Re: Poll: Your sex or gender?

Postby Jhana4 » Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:11 pm

Sanghamitta wrote:well thats my vote cast.....Fede ? Cooran ? Aloka ? Come on gals.


Token :)
In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.
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Re: Poll: Your sex or gender?

Postby Sanghamitta » Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:14 pm

Jhana4 wrote:
Sanghamitta wrote:well thats my vote cast.....Fede ? Cooran ? Aloka ? Come on gals.


Token :)

well you may well jest ...Jnana4..... :smile:
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Re: Poll: Your sex or gender?

Postby Ben » Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:56 pm

Jhana4 wrote:
Ben wrote:If you don't know my gender by now, then....

male


Not too many North American women running around calling themselves "Ben".


That's a real shame!
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Re: Poll: Your sex or gender?

Postby tiltbillings » Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:16 pm

female.
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Re: Poll: Your sex or gender?

Postby bodom » Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:20 pm

"I will teach you a Dhamma discourse on bondage & lack of bondage. Listen & pay close attention. I will speak."

"Yes, lord," the monks responded.

The Blessed One said: "A woman attends inwardly to her feminine faculties, her feminine gestures, her feminine manners, feminine poise, feminine desires, feminine voice, feminine charms. She is excited by that, delighted by that. Being excited & delighted by that, she attends outwardly to masculine faculties, masculine gestures, masculine manners, masculine poise, masculine desires, masculine voices, masculine charms. She is excited by that, delighted by that. Being excited & delighted by that, she wants to be bonded to what is outside her, wants whatever pleasure & happiness that arise based on that bond. Delighting, caught up in her femininity, a woman goes into bondage with reference to men. This is how a woman does not transcend her femininity.

"A man attends inwardly to his masculine faculties, masculine gestures, masculine manners, masculine poise, masculine desires, masculine voice, masculine charms. He is excited by that, delighted by that. Being excited & delighted by that, he attends outwardly to feminine faculties, feminine gestures, feminine manners, feminine poise, feminine desires, feminine voices, feminine charms. He is excited by that, delighted by that. Being excited & delighted by that, he wants to be bonded to what is outside him, wants whatever pleasure & happiness that arise based on that bond. Delighting, caught up in his masculinity, a man goes into bondage with reference to women. This is how a man does not transcend his masculinity.

"And how is there lack of bondage? A woman does not attend inwardly to her feminine faculties... feminine charms. She is not excited by that, not delighted by that... does not attend outwardly to masculine faculties... masculine charms. She is not excited by that, not delighted by that... does not want to be bonded to what is outside her, does not want whatever pleasure & happiness that arise based on that bond. Not delighting, not caught up in her femininity, a woman does not go into bondage with reference to men. This is how a woman transcends her femininity.

"A man does not attend inwardly to his masculine faculties... masculine charms. He is not excited by that, not delighted by that... does not attend outwardly to feminine faculties... feminine charms. He is not excited by that, not delighted by that... does not want to be bonded to what is outside him, does not want whatever pleasure & happiness that arise based on that bond. Not delighting, not caught up in his masculinity, a man does not go into bondage with reference to women. This is how a man transcends his masculinity.

"This is how there is lack of bondage. And this is the Dhamma discourse on bondage & lack of bondage."


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Re: Poll: Your sex or gender?

Postby Ben » Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:21 pm

tiltbillings wrote:female.

I bet your real name is Britney.

you're so HOT!!
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Re: Poll: Your sex or gender?

Postby tiltbillings » Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:23 pm

Ben wrote:
tiltbillings wrote:female.

I bet your real name is Britney.

you're so HOT!!
Well, ya-ah.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
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Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

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Re: Poll: Your sex or gender?

Postby mlswe » Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:28 pm

i was hoping the poll was between sex and gender

EDIT* i will let this stand, but it doesn´t clearly express what my hope is. Those thoughts might not be appropriate to expand on in this thread.

wishing you all well
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Re: Poll: Your sex or gender?

Postby tiltbillings » Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:37 pm

mlswe wrote:i was hoping the poll was between sex and gender
There is always hope.
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Re: Poll: Your sex or gender?

Postby Sanghamitta » Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:41 pm

tiltbillings wrote:
Ben wrote:
tiltbillings wrote:female.

I bet your real name is Britney.

you're so HOT!!
Well, ya-ah.

Well I have seen a photo of you with a shaved head...
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Re: Poll: Your sex or gender?

Postby tiltbillings » Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:46 pm

Sanghamitta wrote:Well I have seen a photo of you with a shaved head...
So have I, but mostly I find this question of gender, or is it sex, a bit beside the point, though not totally unimportant.
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Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
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Re: Poll: Your sex or gender?

Postby Jhana4 » Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:47 pm

Well, the poll is now up to two women. They are taking over! :)
In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.
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Re: Poll: Your sex or gender?

Postby Sanghamitta » Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:49 pm

And one of them was probably confused... :smile:
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Re: Poll: Your sex or gender?

Postby tiltbillings » Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:51 pm

Sanghamitta wrote:And one of them was probably confused... :smile:
Most assuredly.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
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Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

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Re: Poll: Your sex or gender?

Postby Sanghamitta » Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:52 pm

tiltbillings wrote:
Sanghamitta wrote:And one of them was probably confused... :smile:
Most assuredly.

Did you actually vote female Tilt ? :smile:
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Re: Poll: Your sex or gender?

Postby tiltbillings » Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:58 pm

Sanghamitta wrote:
tiltbillings wrote:
Sanghamitta wrote:And one of them was probably confused... :smile:
Most assuredly.

Did you actually vote female Tilt ? :smile:
Sure, some of best friends are female. I worship at the altar of Aphrodite and recite the mantra Aum Yoni, Aum Yoni.
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