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by form
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Pali Text Society
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: Pali Text Society

Those that are not Buddhist but members of Pali Text Society, what stance do they hold to Buddhism? Philosophical? Or do they exclude all the mythologies? Examine from a scientific angle?
by form
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Pali Text Society
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Pali Text Society

Are all the members in this society Buddhists?
by form
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Good video series on Taoism.
Replies: 27
Views: 3946

Re: Good video series on Taoism.

When there is only inputs from Ignorance - mental volition - consciousness, that is a pure yang body.
by form
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Greed, Aversion and Cruelty are archetypes
Replies: 12
Views: 1394

Re: Greed, Aversion and Cruelty are archetypes

There is no way to prove that this Jung's listing is the representative one. Jung also have theories about unconscious expressing outwards in symbols, patterns etc. "Archetypes" in any context to do with psychology, myth or religion are Jung's archetypes. He wrote the book. "Archetypes" in literatu...
by form
Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why we cannot remember our past lives?
Replies: 110
Views: 6594

Re: Why we cannot remember our past lives?

I think it's because we don't properly understand rebirth. What do you mean? Well understanding of rebirth was part of the Buddha's awakening. An awakening that we have not had. The tools for understanding rebirth are not at our disposal. U have a point there. What will help us may also hinder us.
by form
Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Greed, Aversion and Cruelty are archetypes
Replies: 12
Views: 1394

Re: Greed, Aversion and Cruelty are archetypes

What do you mean? Common form of mental tendencies in human beings. That's not what "archetypes" are. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jungian_archetypes . Greed, aversion and ill-will are common orientations, bad habits, patterns of thought, etc, but calling them archetypes may mislead you and an...
by form
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Greed, Aversion and Cruelty are archetypes
Replies: 12
Views: 1394

Re: Greed, Aversion and Cruelty are archetypes

Ceisiwr wrote: Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:35 am
form wrote: Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:12 amIn the mind?
What do you mean?
Common form of mental tendencies in human beings.
by form
Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why we cannot remember our past lives?
Replies: 110
Views: 6594

Re:

how to stop suffering from the memories of all those past lives? moments of pleasure in a sea of misery. countless heads chopped off, guts ripped open. painful birth upon birth. loves lost. wealth piled up and stolen, lost. tears cried. children dying. rape. abuse. hunger. illness. seemingly endles...
by form
Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why we cannot remember our past lives?
Replies: 110
Views: 6594

Re: Why we cannot remember our past lives?

You get them everywhere. “Imagine no religion” If only we could have a rationalist and non-religious society... You saying Christians & Muslims who believed in heaven & hell, let alone Jews who believe in God, didn't kill lots of people and steal lots of land & resources? Oh, was Genghis Khan, per ...
by form
Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why we cannot remember our past lives?
Replies: 110
Views: 6594

Re: Why we cannot remember our past lives?

I told a monk most people dun believe in 4NT because they can't handle the truth and he thinks that is quite funny.
by form
Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why we cannot remember our past lives?
Replies: 110
Views: 6594

Re: Why we cannot remember our past lives?

. "Some Problems with Believing in Rebirth." by Jayarava: Excerpt: .... So one of the main problems for anyone who believes in rebirth in the 21st century is explaining how memories of past lives can possibly be preserved outside the healthy living brain. How are they preserved? Where they are pres...
by form
Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why we cannot remember our past lives?
Replies: 110
Views: 6594

Re: Why we cannot remember our past lives?

Could it be due to psychological protective mechanism? Cos we can't handle the truth? Yes, indeed. Too much pain and uncomfortable things there. This is IMHO also the reason why people vehemently oppose the very possibility of rebirth. I read from somewhere that one can become crazy or mentally dis...
by form
Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why we cannot remember our past lives?
Replies: 110
Views: 6594

Why we cannot remember our past lives?

Could it be due to psychological protective mechanism? Cos we can't handle the truth?
by form
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question on DO
Replies: 76
Views: 7423

Re: Question on DO

It looks like DO have both 3 life model and a momentary model.