Cultural Studies and Matters of Faith: The Case of DhammaWhe

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Cultural Studies and Matters of Faith: The Case of DhammaWhe

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:24 pm

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Re: Cultural Studies and Matters of Faith: The Case of DhammaWhe

Postby daverupa » Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:40 pm

I wonder what mikenz66 has to say about it, seeing as how he inadvertently wrote some of it. :tongue:

In their attempts to follow Buddhism, Western Buddhists like mikenz66, retrofuturist, and Jechbi have had to rethink the relationship between reason, religion, faith, knowledge and ethics which, unlike the Western philosophical tradition, aren't categories sharply distinguished in Buddhism.
    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]
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Re: Cultural Studies and Matters of Faith: The Case of DhammaWhe

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:26 am

daverupa wrote:I wonder what mikenz66 has to say about it, seeing as how he inadvertently wrote some of it. :tongue:

In their attempts to follow Buddhism, Western Buddhists like mikenz66, retrofuturist, and Jechbi have had to rethink the relationship between reason, religion, faith, knowledge and ethics which, unlike the Western philosophical tradition, aren't categories sharply distinguished in Buddhism.

I thought it quite peculiar.
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Re: Cultural Studies and Matters of Faith: The Case of DhammaWhe

Postby Ben » Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:30 am

Actually, it was our friend zavk who wrote the paper, not Mike. But Mike, and some of us in Australia, who were interviewed by Ed.
Mike's gone off for a retreat, so perhaps you would like to address your questions to Zavk.
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Re: Cultural Studies and Matters of Faith: The Case of DhammaWhe

Postby daverupa » Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:26 am

I didn't know there had been interviews; the impression I had was of simple forum research, so my comment was trying to encompass wonder at having been thoroughly cited in this modern way. Anyway, it was jokingly mentioned, whence 'inadvertently'.

I haven't got any questions about the paper; it's rather niche, and doesn't have any territory on my mind map.

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    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]
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Re: Cultural Studies and Matters of Faith: The Case of DhammaWhe

Postby Ben » Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:42 am

No worries, Dave.
I did contact Ed on Facebook and he mentioned that he was more than happy to answer any specific questions anyone has.
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Re: Cultural Studies and Matters of Faith: The Case of DhammaWhe

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:10 am

Ben wrote:No worries, Dave.
I did contact Ed on Facebook and he mentioned that he was more than happy to answer any specific questions anyone has.
Kind regards,
Ben

Cool.
When I came accross this I was looking through the site at what sort of papers were there, and if any would be of interest (of which several were). so Personally I don't know when I will read it but soon.
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Re: Cultural Studies and Matters of Faith: The Case of DhammaWhe

Postby mikenz66 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:45 pm

Hi Dave,
daverupa wrote:I wonder what mikenz66 has to say about it, seeing as how he inadvertently wrote some of it. :tongue:

In their attempts to follow Buddhism, Western Buddhists like mikenz66, retrofuturist, and Jechbi have had to rethink the relationship between reason, religion, faith, knowledge and ethics which, unlike the Western philosophical tradition, aren't categories sharply distinguished in Buddhism.

You mean my posts are inadvertent? That's probably taking anatta a little too far... :tongue:

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Re: Cultural Studies and Matters of Faith: The Case of DhammaWhe

Postby daverupa » Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:21 pm

Humor fail, on my part. 0/10

You wrote the posts, which ended up - through no intention of yours, thereby 'inadvertently' - comprising a not insignificant percentage of the paper's total word-count (and, thereby, 'wrote some').

:juggling:
    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]
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