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by Modus.Ponens
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:17 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism and Science. Are they compatible?
Replies: 70
Views: 1076

Re: Buddhism and Science. Are they compatible?

I'm not sure where the disagreement is. Whatever claim the Buddhist texts make that is verifiably false should be discarded because they are verifiably false. So the claim can be attributed to mistakes in copying, or addition of myths to the canon by other people, and so on. This is compatible with...
by Modus.Ponens
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism and Science. Are they compatible?
Replies: 70
Views: 1076

Re: Buddhism and Science. Are they compatible?

A scientific paradigm is a working assumption that can change over time if the scientific method requires it. Sure, though teachings like the Four Noble Truths are presented as truths , and not as "working assumptions". So for example, Theravada Buddhists are instructed to look for impermanence, un...
by Modus.Ponens
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism and Science. Are they compatible?
Replies: 70
Views: 1076

Re: Buddhism and Science. Are they compatible?

They are compatible in method, but not in paradigm. The current scientific paradigm is strictly materialist. Buddhism is not strictly materialist because of things like rebirth. However, the most important thing in science is the method. A scientific paradigm is a working assumption that can change ...
by Modus.Ponens
Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: The Buddhamas Carol - Merry Christmas Dhamma Wheel !
Replies: 14
Views: 4210

Re: The Buddhamas Carol - Merry Christmas Dhamma Wheel !

Merry Christmas and a happy new year!
:twothumbsup:
Bom Natal e feliz ano novo!
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by Modus.Ponens
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: SDC stepping down as a moderator
Replies: 25
Views: 47734

Re: SDC stepping down as a moderator

Thank you for all your work!
:anjali:
by Modus.Ponens
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Buddhism Left or Right leaning?
Replies: 134
Views: 44541

Re: Is Buddhism Left or Right leaning?

Giving to the community is also prioritised over giving to the individual. How so? It is considered more meritorious to give to the Sangha (Sangha Dana) rather than to an individual monastic. It is more meritorious to give alms to monks without distinction, than it is to pick and choose who to give...
by Modus.Ponens
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Buddhism Left or Right leaning?
Replies: 134
Views: 44541

Re: Is Buddhism Left or Right leaning?

Mr Man wrote: Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:59 pm Giving to the community is also prioritised over giving to the individual.
How so?
by Modus.Ponens
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Buddhism Left or Right leaning?
Replies: 134
Views: 44541

Re: Is Buddhism Left or Right leaning?

Mr Man You brought Thatcher into it with you daft claim that she was "closer to the Buddha than any socialist". What do you know of her private life and inner workings? Never mind her known authorisation of killings. She demonstrably was. I'm not claiming that she was a Buddhist, much less a perfec...
by Modus.Ponens
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Buddhism Left or Right leaning?
Replies: 134
Views: 44541

Re: Is Buddhism Left or Right leaning?

We can be sure the Buddha was neither a communist nor a fascist.
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by Modus.Ponens
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Buddhism Left or Right leaning?
Replies: 134
Views: 44541

Re: Is Buddhism Left or Right leaning?

I voted neither. There are aspects of (theravada) buddhism that are right and aspects that are left. But, ultimately, I think it's a non political religion aimed at helping people transcend the world.
by Modus.Ponens
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is "awareness-release"
Replies: 19
Views: 1049

What is "awareness-release"

Hi.

In the suttas we sometimes read the expression "awareness-release". What exactly does it mean.

:anjali:
by Modus.Ponens
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Intrusive Thoughts
Replies: 24
Views: 2311

Re: Intrusive Thoughts

And Modus.Ponens, what is your advice from a non psychotic point of view? The OP has already admitted he is going through psychosis. Shouldn’t he take advice from someone who has gone through every type of psychotic hallucination for a gruelling three years and fought his way towards sanity? Toward...
by Modus.Ponens
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Intrusive Thoughts
Replies: 24
Views: 2311

Re: Intrusive Thoughts

Intrusive thoughts that are a result of “psychosis” come from Mara. Recognize that Mara has the ability to do two things: He/She can implant the intrusive thought in your heart; He/She can persuade you to believe that you are the source of the intrusive thoughts. #1. Recognize that the heart is the...
by Modus.Ponens
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Intrusive Thoughts
Replies: 24
Views: 2311

Re: Intrusive Thoughts

You should consult a reputable psychiatrist. Schizophrenia is the most severe mental illness it is not a thought disorder it's an emotional mental medical condition. Take medication and practice Dhamma as comfortably as possible, medication helped me for my intrusive thoughts but I also have to kee...
by Modus.Ponens
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Intrusive Thoughts
Replies: 24
Views: 2311

Re: Intrusive Thoughts

Are there any people who have experience with Schizophrenia / Psychosis and have any ideas how to deal with intrusive thoughts i.e. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intrusive_thought from a Buddhist perspective? Are there any Suttas anyone could recommend that may help with this? I specifically find i...