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by TRobinson465
Wed Sep 28, 2022 2:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is giving old items (cloths etc) unwholsome?
Replies: 10
Views: 95

Re: Is giving old items (cloths etc) unwholsome?

"I tell you, Vaccha, even if a person throws the rinsings of a bowl or a cup into a village pool or pond, thinking, 'May whatever animals live here feed on this,' that would be a source of merit, to say nothing of what is given to human beings. But I do say that what is given to a virtuous per...
by TRobinson465
Mon Sep 26, 2022 3:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Venerable Bodhi on War
Replies: 37
Views: 863

Re: Venerable Bodhi on War

Buddhism is for personal practice. Not a political framework. IMO he doesnt even need to discuss this at all (unless he was just legitimately asked multiple times) same goes for when he complained about Trump winning, i wasnt estatic about that happeneing either but its just not his domain. Killing ...
by TRobinson465
Sun Sep 25, 2022 5:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are people with ASPD unteachable?
Replies: 39
Views: 594

Re: Are people with ASPD unteachable?

These are real conditions people deal with. No, there's just greed, aversion, and delusion, in all their varying extents and applications. So are you saying mental disorders are all fake? Autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, ASPD, ADHD, bipolar disorder, down syndrome, split personality d...
by TRobinson465
Sun Sep 25, 2022 5:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are people with ASPD unteachable?
Replies: 39
Views: 594

Re: Are people with ASPD unteachable?

ASPD is a real neurological condition just like bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, theres a medical definition of it. This is a Buddhist forum. There is no "ASPD" etc. in the suttas. Worldly concepts shouldn't be given primacy here, they can be used only provisionally, for the purposes o...
by TRobinson465
Sat Sep 24, 2022 7:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Chanting
Replies: 38
Views: 534

Re: Chanting

Everyday. In Pali.
by TRobinson465
Sat Sep 24, 2022 5:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are people with ASPD unteachable?
Replies: 39
Views: 594

Re: Are people with ASPD unteachable?

These dont necessarily indicate sociopathy. One can do evil things due to being blinded by thier greed. Much of this can be attributed to excessive greed blinding people of empathy. same with politicians and thier greed for power, although im sure some are sociopaths. Just like how not all sociopat...
by TRobinson465
Sat Sep 24, 2022 12:25 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Future perils of Buddhism.
Replies: 18
Views: 449

Re: Future perils of Buddhism.

You don't have to look hard for it. Ven Ahahan Braham preaches that life begins only three months after conception! Not to mention his views that Abhidhamma is not Buddha's teaching. Ajahn Brahm proudly says he is a heretic. I do find his talks very good and informative for the most part, but yes s...
by TRobinson465
Sat Sep 24, 2022 12:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are people with ASPD unteachable?
Replies: 39
Views: 594

Re: Are people with ASPD unteachable?

Think investment bankers who gamble with the retirement funds of thousands of people; or CEOs who lay off thousands of people in a merger - and all for their own profit. Pharmaceutical companies who conclude that curing people of diseases is not a viable business model. To say nothing of the tobacc...
by TRobinson465
Sat Sep 24, 2022 12:09 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Future perils of Buddhism.
Replies: 18
Views: 449

Re: Future perils of Buddhism.

Dark Dhamma has already happened and has been happening for hundreds of years. Just like how the world jokes that Americans think the world revolves around us, western and english speaking Buddhists seem to think Buddhism in the West is the only Buddhism in the world and the common point of referen...
by TRobinson465
Fri Sep 23, 2022 4:12 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Future perils of Buddhism.
Replies: 18
Views: 449

Re: Future perils of Buddhism.

Dark Dhamma has already happened and has been happening for hundreds of years. Just like how the world jokes that Americans think the world revolves around us, western and english speaking Buddhists seem to think Buddhism in the West is the only Buddhism in the world and the common point of referenc...
by TRobinson465
Mon Sep 19, 2022 12:49 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Defeat rate across monasteries?
Replies: 10
Views: 268

Re: Defeat rate across monasteries?

I wonder if there is a statistic about defeat/give up rate among Buddhist monasteries across the world? Are you talking about monks who simply disrobe? If so id imagine Sri lankan monasteries have the lowest since it is a cultural taboo to disrobe at all. While monastaries in thailand would be rela...
by TRobinson465
Sun Sep 18, 2022 10:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does "rebirth" imply Hinduism or Brahmanism? Is "rebirth" not a Buddhist teaching?
Replies: 66
Views: 791

Re: Does "rebirth" imply Hinduism or Brahmanism? Is "rebirth" not a Buddhist teaching?

If "no self" implies there cant be rebirth since nothing can be reborn. then what explains the continuity in anything? If there is "no self" then the 5 year old you is not the same as the you now. You only think of the 5 year old you as you because your physical brain happens to ...
by TRobinson465
Sun Sep 18, 2022 4:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does "rebirth" imply Hinduism or Brahmanism? Is "rebirth" not a Buddhist teaching?
Replies: 66
Views: 791

Re: Does "rebirth" imply Hinduism or Brahmanism? Is "rebirth" not a Buddhist teaching?

Isnt that like saying. doesnt heaven imply christianity? Therefore heaven is not a Muslim/Buddhist/Hindu/Sikh teaching?
by TRobinson465
Sun Sep 18, 2022 4:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are people with ASPD unteachable?
Replies: 39
Views: 594

Re: Are people with ASPD unteachable?

They may not even pass the first test of sila. That is treating others the way you want to be treated. Strangely it’s also possible that like Angulimala they can also achieve realization faster by being naturally detached and generally more intelligent. Perhaps Angulimala was not a true psychopath ...
by TRobinson465
Sun Sep 18, 2022 3:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are people with ASPD unteachable?
Replies: 39
Views: 594

Re: Are people with ASPD unteachable?

Antisocial personality disorder is 1% of the population. 77,500,000 people? Yes, you've probably walked by a sociopath before some time in your life. just like how not all autistic people are like the guy from Rain Man (1988). Not all sociopaths are like Ted Bundy, and like with all mental disorder...