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by SteRo
Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why is Ñānavīra considered controversial?
Replies: 105
Views: 2420

Re: Why is Ñānavīra considered controversial?

Why is Nanavira considered controversial? I've overheard conversations about Nanavira Thera, and people seem to be in three groups: 1) He's an evil heretic. 2) He's a genius sotapanna. 3) Nyana-who? But I've never heard why some consider him to be a heretic. I know he claimed to be a stream-enterer...
by SteRo
Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:35 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Efilism
Replies: 23
Views: 445

Re: Efilism

Those who didn't sleep during their science classes know that reincarnation is a stupid fairy tale... Scientifically speaking: there is no evidence for reincarnation and a hypothesis of reincarnation is incompatible with science because it cannot be logically supported by anything for which there i...
by SteRo
Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Solipsism and enlightenment
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: Solipsism and enlightenment

Would you agree/disagree with the notion, that Solipsism as a possibility, gets eliminated upon seeing the dhamma? Please explain your answer. I think that an experience of "seeing the dhamma" needs a lot of being involved in a bubble supported by others while solipsism does not depend on...
by SteRo
Sat Nov 20, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Motivation theories
Replies: 12
Views: 202

Re: Motivation theories

Most worldly people are motivated by sense pleasure. I don't think that's true. I believe this is what the Buddha taught. That's a different statement. If you had started your thread this way I would not have responded my way. Also, the title "Motivation theories" appears to be too genera...
by SteRo
Sat Nov 20, 2021 6:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Motivation theories
Replies: 12
Views: 202

Re: Motivation theories

form wrote: Fri Nov 19, 2021 12:44 am Most worldly people are motivated by sense pleasure.
I don't think that's true.
by SteRo
Thu Nov 18, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you agree or disagree with this statement and why?
Replies: 38
Views: 675

Re: Do you agree or disagree with this statement and why?

Once writings are available these do not depend on the existence or non-existence of a person. I think a lot of inspiration can be found in the writings about buddhist psychology independent of gotama.
by SteRo
Thu Nov 11, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are lay people allowed to sing Sutta?
Replies: 23
Views: 462

Re: Are lay people allowed to sing Sutta?

SarathW wrote: Tue Nov 09, 2021 10:19 pm Are lay people allowed to sing Sutta?
Monks are not allowed to sing Sutta as per Vinaya.
Sangithi Sutta?
The question is whether it is allowed for lay people.
What is the authority that "allows"?
by SteRo
Thu Nov 11, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meat processing job
Replies: 13
Views: 332

Re: Meat processing job

One of my close relatives is wondering whether to accept a meat processing job, and will be handling only cutting and packing. The killing of animals would be in another place and he will not be involved inkilling. Can somebody advice whether this job of cutting and packing will be sinful. Since th...
by SteRo
Thu Nov 11, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kamma and taxation
Replies: 30
Views: 431

Re: Kamma and taxation

asahi wrote: Tue Nov 09, 2021 3:38 pm Does both has any connection at all ? If someone were to live in a country imposes with unfair taxation , does it mean such person has certain kind of kamma link to it ?
You may explain anything with the metaphysical claim of "kamma" if you want to. :sage:
by SteRo
Tue Nov 09, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhist view on Christianity
Replies: 218
Views: 28766

Re: Buddhist view on Christianity

I want this thread to explore Buddhist interpretations of the Christian belief system, especially the belief that Jesus Christ is an almighty God force that can be tapped into by all humans through faith and doing so can induce real personal transformation without having to put forth any real effor...
by SteRo
Tue Nov 02, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Phenomenology vs.Buddhism
Replies: 26
Views: 552

Re: Phenomenology vs.Buddhism

Buddhism being a phenomenon there is no duality "Phenomenology vs.Buddhism".
by SteRo
Sat Oct 30, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Best Evidence for Afterlife - BICS ESSAY COMPETITION - $ 500,000 Prize
Replies: 120
Views: 7253

Re: Best Evidence for Afterlife - BICS ESSAY COMPETITION - $ 500,000 Prize

confusedlayman wrote: Sat Oct 30, 2021 4:51 pm ... it will be funny to read wimmers essay..
Funny, yes. :rofl:
by SteRo
Sat Oct 30, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: shamanism and buddhism
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: shamanism and buddhism

anka wrote: Sat Oct 30, 2021 1:34 pm .... maybe...
Many but not all of the unnecessary speculations started with "maybe"
by SteRo
Wed Oct 27, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Pain is caused by sense pleasure
Replies: 21
Views: 559

Re: Pain is caused by sense pleasure

form wrote: Tue Oct 26, 2021 1:57 pm Does this statement make sense to you?
No because this is a general statement and as such it isn't valid.
by SteRo
Mon Oct 25, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: After Buddhism is added with other religious components
Replies: 42
Views: 854

Re: After Buddhism is added with other religious components

Religious components, as you call them, are skilful means. Sentient beings need them, you know. If your understanding of "sentient beings" is "humans" (what other "beings" would you be able to refer to in the context of religion?) then evidence disproves your general c...