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by Coëmgenu
Tue Jul 23, 2024 1:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sharing Merit and Human Birth
Replies: 11
Views: 159

Re: Sharing Merit and Human Birth

:woohoo:

"Toast me, ripost me, roast me, then ghost me!"

The shade has a real independent substance in this thread. It's not just dependent upon the relative absence of illumination. What an achievement! Congratulations!

:clap:
by Coëmgenu
Thu Jul 18, 2024 7:41 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Messiah vs Cakkavatti
Replies: 10
Views: 263

Re: The Messiah vs Cakkavatti

The "baptism" began simply as an esoteric expansion of the purificatory mikvot, likely IMO due to a combination of what certain people rightly or wrongly thought was "divine revelation" or "heavenly disclosure" and also the natural human tendency to want something other...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Jul 18, 2024 7:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Help with hallucinations caused by schizophrenia
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: Help with hallucinations caused by schizophrenia

I don't think that the Buddhadharma is intended to remedy this particular problem beyond helping the sufferer to build up a store of merit for a future birth in more favorable conditions. Sending mettā out to the hallucinations could very well only serve to strengthen a conviction that the "ent...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Jul 18, 2024 5:54 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Messiah vs Cakkavatti
Replies: 10
Views: 263

Re: The Messiah vs Cakkavatti

Well, ask the Mandæans, who have been in diasporic exile from the Holy Land and from the River Jordan and who have been marginalized and made to live in poverty and persecuted and maligned for a long time. It's a matter of who has a better publicist.
by Coëmgenu
Thu Jul 18, 2024 5:50 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Zazen is Good for Nothing
Replies: 37
Views: 1231

Re: Zazen is Good for Nothing

Very possibly. Not as a counterpoint or rebuttal, but rather as a sympathetic point that leans in the general same direction but differs in emphasis, I would say that Japanese "Zen" is an attempt, successful or unsuccessful, to free the doctrines of the Buddhadharma from religio-academic i...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Jul 18, 2024 5:17 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Messiah vs Cakkavatti
Replies: 10
Views: 263

Re: The Messiah vs Cakkavatti

The Christians believe in false messiahs before the resurrection of Jesus, and the Muslims believe also in a false one who will be guiding the Jews. And the Nasorean Gnostics (i.e. the "Mandæans") believe that, in the eschaton, the long-suffering and persecuted Mandæan communities who alo...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Jul 18, 2024 4:36 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Zazen is Good for Nothing
Replies: 37
Views: 1231

Re: Zazen is Good for Nothing

Zen is radically antinomian . What is the " nomos " or "law" that Zen pushes the boundaries of and even at times occasionally transgresses? The "law" of the moral precepts (śīla/sīla) that makes possible any progress on the path of the āryan saints towards āryan saintho...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Jul 18, 2024 3:54 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Messiah vs Cakkavatti
Replies: 10
Views: 263

Re: The Messiah vs Cakkavatti

The term "Christ" at one point in the remote past (long before it became an English word and long before it was pronounced as the English do) simply referred to someone who has had an ointment applied to their body, and it has two cognates in modern English: "grime" and "cre...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Jul 18, 2024 8:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Apologies
Replies: 66
Views: 1542

Re: Apologies

Judging by the freaky quotes, (unpleasant shrillness at the most!) there's mental illness in the posts that's plain for all to diagnose. ...but that's the way the cookie crumbles, and that's the way the ball is fumbled. That's the way the lightning flashes, and that's the way the market crashes. The...
by Coëmgenu
Fri Jul 12, 2024 7:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can Anagami reborn to human world?
Replies: 12
Views: 299

Re: Can Anagami reborn to human world?

Canadian legal terminology. My bad.
by Coëmgenu
Wed Jul 10, 2024 5:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can Anagami reborn to human world?
Replies: 12
Views: 299

Re: Can Anagami reborn to human world?

It has something to do with their history. The ghost of postcolonialism by proxy, IMO. Thailand was never formally colonized like Sri Lanka and Burma were, when the well-meaning but spiritually-dense and frequently culturally-intolerant missionaries of the 1800s or so would come in and essentially ...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Jul 10, 2024 4:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Atomism and Nuclear Energy
Replies: 18
Views: 277

Re: Atomism and Nuclear Energy

If you are able to get the jest of what i am trying to say, calling it atomic bomb seems to be more an act of propaganda than a real technicality. I think it's just a common semantic shift. Initially, when they first started calling atoms "atoms" in modern science, they were thought to be...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Jul 10, 2024 3:44 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Atomism and Nuclear Energy
Replies: 18
Views: 277

Re: Atomism and Nuclear Energy

Well, nuclear weapons don't really arrive or "come" of their own accord with any purpose of their own at all. People have intentions and purposes, not the weapons they make. And if they wanted to use weaponry to refute ancient atomism, that's not how you fight a theory. General relativity...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Jul 10, 2024 2:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Atomism and Nuclear Energy
Replies: 18
Views: 277

Re: Atomism and Nuclear Energy

Well, nuclear weapons don't really arrive or "come" of their own accord with any purpose of their own at all. People have intentions and purposes, not the weapons they make. And if they wanted to use weaponry to refute ancient atomism, that's not how you fight a theory. General relativity ...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Jul 10, 2024 1:59 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Atomism and Nuclear Energy
Replies: 18
Views: 277

Re: Atomism and Nuclear Energy

Atoms were so named by the thinkers of antiquity because they could not be split. The atoms were seen as "elementary particles," the smallest possible units of division, that were impossible to be subdivided further into smaller and more subtle constituents. Nuclear power and weaponry is a...