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by Spiny Norman
Sun Dec 05, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Post still need to await mod appoval ?
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Re: Post still need to await mod appoval ?

Greetings, Yes, posts in that section do. And if there's no mod on deck at the time, there's no one to assess it. Metta, Paul. :) Why others seems need not mod approval ? . Even mods need to get each post in the beginner section approved. However, as we are mods we can approve our own posts, it jus...
by Spiny Norman
Sun Dec 05, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Post still need to await mod appoval ?
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Re: Post still need to await mod appoval ?

Actually I don't think any post should need mod approval.
by Spiny Norman
Sun Dec 05, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Risk of taking vaccine jab
Replies: 214
Views: 12231

Re: Risk of taking vaccine jab

cappuccino wrote: Sun Dec 05, 2021 10:52 pm
Spiny Norman wrote: Sun Dec 05, 2021 10:23 pm the problem is that people can't cope with what it means for them.
people have died after the vaccine


that's what it meant for them
Many lives have been saved. Do the maths.
by Spiny Norman
Sun Dec 05, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Risk of taking vaccine jab
Replies: 214
Views: 12231

Re: Risk of taking vaccine jab

Greetings, Do the maths. To "do the maths" you've got to deny neither: - the risks - the benefits - alternative treatments Even if people could get easy access to all of the above information, they'd have to be non-partisan enough to have the integrity to evaluate them properly in a non-p...
by Spiny Norman
Sun Dec 05, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: viññāṇa as divided knowing
Replies: 21
Views: 358

Re: viññāṇa as divided knowing

I'm not sure about "divided knowing" as a translation for vinnana. Compare "vipassana" for example, where the "vi" prefix seems to mean "full". I did read somewhere that sometimes pāli suffixes don't actually mean anything. I think vi-takka was an example, if...
by Spiny Norman
Sun Dec 05, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: viññāṇa as divided knowing
Replies: 21
Views: 358

Re: viññāṇa as divided knowing

Today I've discovered that Leight Brasington (not very loved by some, I know) has written a new book on dependent origination. The book can be download freely on his personal site. I don't want to discuss the book itself, there are good points and weak points, but those two passages prompted me som...
by Spiny Norman
Sun Dec 05, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Samadhi is Stillness, not Concentration - Ajahn Brahm
Replies: 24
Views: 572

Re: Samadhi is Stillness, not Concentration - Ajahn Brahm

Lucas Oliveira wrote: Mon Nov 29, 2021 3:56 pm Samadhi is Stillness, not Concentration - Ajahn Brahm



:anjali:
For me stillness is a very powerful experience, as compared to the movement of the senses.
by Spiny Norman
Sun Dec 05, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: How did you come to Buddhism? (poll)
Replies: 56
Views: 38188

Re: How did you come to Buddhism? (poll)

Mostly as a reaction to Roman Catholicism. Not an intelligent choice in hindsight.
by Spiny Norman
Sun Dec 05, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Risk of taking vaccine jab
Replies: 214
Views: 12231

Re: Risk of taking vaccine jab

How many lives saved as a result of the vaccination programne?
How many lives lost?
Do the maths.
by Spiny Norman
Sun Dec 05, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why is jesus christ more popular than the buddha?
Replies: 31
Views: 339

Re: Why is jesus christ more popular than the buddha?

confusedsoso wrote: Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:17 am Why is jesus christ more popular than the buddha? Is it because he was more influential or maybe the buddhas dharma was not as powerful as some buddhists believe?
I suspect the anatta teaching accounts for Buddhism's relative lack of success.
by Spiny Norman
Sun Nov 28, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Poll: What is your age?
Replies: 11
Views: 372

Re: Poll: What is your age?

Pondera wrote: Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:47 am 40. I don’t care anymore. I’m 40.
:toast:

Life begins at 40.

I'm 65, sort of surprised to have made it this far (long story).
by Spiny Norman
Fri Nov 19, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Poll: To kill or to be killed
Replies: 36
Views: 867

Re: Poll: To kill or to be killed

Don't really matter I think... The question here is more about if one is ready to kill for the most valuable reason (one's life)... It matters. A long time ago I was Army, serving in a counter-insurgency unit. The detail is important here. I added the following : "But its un intresting questio...
by Spiny Norman
Fri Nov 19, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Poll: To kill or to be killed
Replies: 36
Views: 867

Re: Poll: To kill or to be killed

This is a question I like to ask Buddhists. It case if they have à choice - to kill someone, or to be killed - what would they choise? I ask this question because I think that it's an important one, that must be reflected upon, because when it could occur - it may be to late to make a choice. Is th...
by Spiny Norman
Fri Nov 19, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: I really want to be Buddhist,but I can't let go of God.what are buddhist critiques of theism?
Replies: 87
Views: 1877

Re: I really want to be Buddhist,but I can't let go of God.what are buddhist critiques of theism?

title.I need good buddhist arguments against the abrahamic conception of God or God in general.I heard about Gunapala Dharmasiri's Buddhist Critique of the Christian Concept of God but I can't get my hands on it.Abrahamic theism is really suffocating my personal life,as I am LGBT and I can't live o...
by Spiny Norman
Fri Nov 19, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Poll: To kill or to be killed
Replies: 36
Views: 867

Re: Poll: To kill or to be killed

This is a question I like to ask Buddhists. It case if they have à choice - to kill someone, or to be killed - what would they choise? I ask this question because I think that it's an important one, that must be reflected upon, because when it could occur - it may be to late to make a choice. Is th...