Search found 13 matches

by Azramin
Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism with no supernatural elements
Replies: 23
Views: 2484

Re: Buddhism with no supernatural elements

I believe you are a Free Thinker such as myself. “There is no need for temples: no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” Dalai Lama Your belief would be absolutely correct and the quote provided by HHDL is foremost among the reason...
by Azramin
Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism with no supernatural elements
Replies: 23
Views: 2484

Re: Buddhism with no supernatural elements

Comment For ordinary Buddhists, these are topics of endless discussion that are not relevant for our daily practice. Sage advise and good references. I appreciate the notion that having been shot through with an arrow there is little value examining the arrow to see where it came from, how it is mad...
by Azramin
Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism with no supernatural elements
Replies: 23
Views: 2484

Re: Buddhism with no supernatural elements

A very topical and relevant question in my view that I'm interested in seeing some answers to. In some regards I feel as though I may have raised the hackles of some traditionalists elsewhere because unlike them, I haven't come to examine Buddhism out of belief, tradition or culture. It has come int...
by Azramin
Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why we can be certain that God does not exist
Replies: 37
Views: 4034

Re: Why we can be certain that God does not exist

chownah wrote:Everytime I see the title of this topic I smile because we are mostly very confused about our own selfs existence and not we can be certain about the existence of god? :jumping:
chownah
LOL that's actually a great point!
by Azramin
Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why we can be certain that God does not exist
Replies: 37
Views: 4034

Re: Why we can be certain that God does not exist

I didn't personally find the arguments in this article compelling. There are too many instances where something formally considered impossible were found to be entirely possible once enough information was available. I can appreciate the points the author was attempting to make, but I'm not convince...
by Azramin
Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:24 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Beginning yoga?
Replies: 17
Views: 4276

Re: Beginning yoga?

I read "The Lost Teachings of Yoga" by Georg Fruestain mid last year and found it really useful. It's somewhat critical of Westernised yoga, but at the same time well informed on this stance. What the book outlines in great useful detail are all the different types of yoga and what their objectives ...
by Azramin
Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist response to Muslims
Replies: 218
Views: 26448

Re: Buddhist response to Muslims

Apologies in advance if anyone feels offence at my thoughts or views. That is not my intent. My intent is to offer a different way of viewing all this. The first thing I often observe when seeing discussions of this sort is the automatic objectification of a collective. In this case Muslims. It's cr...
by Azramin
Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: watching porn can be adultery?
Replies: 78
Views: 16067

Re: watching porn can be adultery?

With anything of this nature, what you make of it with your mind within the environment you're in determines the perceived nature of any given thing. EG: My wife is Muslim and therefore doesn't eat pork. It's a cultural religious taboo. I have no belief that what you eat can defile your body. Psycho...
by Azramin
Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Everyone :)
Replies: 7
Views: 1218

Re: Hello Everyone :)

Thanks for the warm welcomes everyone and for the reference to the sister site. I'll definitely check that out :)
by Azramin
Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: An attempt at a catharsis!
Replies: 30
Views: 3648

Re: An attempt at a catharsis!

Excuse my great ignorance, but your dilemma kind of reminds me of the person crossing the river in a boat, but becomes so engrossed in the structure and function of the boat, they completely lose sight of the fact the purpose of the boat in the first place was to cross the river. I have seen and exp...
by Azramin
Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Experience of reality vs concepts
Replies: 39
Views: 6076

Re: Experience of reality vs concepts

There are many times when Buddhist concepts either intersect with Quantum theories, or remind me a great deal of them. In terms of conceptual perception something that often comes to my mind is that the world is nothing like our perception as humans. I find this useful for conceptualising and medita...
by Azramin
Tue Jan 13, 2015 7:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Letting go of attraction?
Replies: 13
Views: 2006

Re: Letting go of attraction?

I'm certain the replies you've received thus far contain very sound and sage advise. Therefore I can only contribute a little more to what has already been provided. I would strongly suggest that the object of your desire is a highly idealised proxy of the actual woman in question. When it comes to ...
by Azramin
Tue Jan 13, 2015 7:19 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Everyone :)
Replies: 7
Views: 1218

Hello Everyone :)

Hi All, I joined this site because I’ve felt of late that my spare time would be well spent networking with people that might be on a similar path. It’s often the case that you can be as strong a guiding light to others on the path as those well versed with it’s twists and turns who can provide you ...