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by SteRo
Sat Jun 19, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Giving Thanks for Rain
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: Giving Thanks for Rain

cappuccino wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:37 pm "This might sound kind of silly, in this day and age, but there are old stories that tell us what happens when we stop being thankful."
The number of stories is countless. So you may have countless choices.
by SteRo
Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Any real life examples these days of Tetralemma (Catuskoti) fourfold negation? What would be the fifth ('true') corner?
Replies: 20
Views: 417

Re: Any real life examples these days of Tetralemma (Catuskoti) fourfold negation? What would be the fifth ('true') corn

Don't let yourself be bothered by nonsense. The question however is "What's the boundary between nonsense and non-nonsense?"
by SteRo
Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:29 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What exactly the meaning of Nirodha in Buddhism?
Replies: 47
Views: 502

Re: What exactly the meaning of Nirodha in Buddhism?

What exactly is the meaning of "meaning"?
by SteRo
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tasawwuf and Theravada
Replies: 18
Views: 275

Re: Tasawwuf and Theravada

Guys.I am not arguing for Christianity anymore .the doctrine of the trinity as outlined by the councils is incoherent.trinities.org has alot of logical arguments against this.the doctrine of the hypostatic union is impossible.jesus cannot be fully divine and fully man at the same time,as these two ...
by SteRo
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Volition and intention
Replies: 10
Views: 177

Re: Volition and intention

How correlated are these two? Definition of volition 1 : the power of choosing or determining : will 2 : an act of making a choice or decision also : a choice or decision made https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/volition Definition of intention 1a : what one intends to do or bring about b : ...
by SteRo
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: All religions started off as philosphy
Replies: 22
Views: 438

Re: All religions started off as philosphy

My interest in philosophies and religions is their psychological effects. I am also interested in this - it is almost a sub-discipline of anthropology of religion. You have read william james and evans pritchard ? I don't know these persons. I am not doing systematic studies. It's more kind of deta...
by SteRo
Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: different class in western world
Replies: 15
Views: 745

Re: different class in western world

The UK and every country in earth is divided into classes. The ruling class and the working class. There are variations on these. But they are all based on money,power,weaponry and position. All the general ideology comes from the ruling class,which is one reason we have the chattering mind! Buddha...
by SteRo
Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:17 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism and Capitalism.
Replies: 42
Views: 480

Re: Buddhism and Capitalism.

Personally speaking I find buddhism and in fact any true spirituality to be diametrically opposed to any sort of capitalism. Capitalism extols consumption and the profit motive,AKA Greed. Whilst buddhism rejects greed and Instead focuses on true happiness. Why are many buddhists still in favour of ...
by SteRo
Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:47 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mysticism in buddhism?
Replies: 11
Views: 314

Re: Mysticism in buddhism?

May I know the definition of mystic/mysticism used in this topic? See the conventional understanding here . It seems to be a general problem - especially in this section of the forum - that users start threads using private concepts. Then other users join using their own private concepts. That's hi...
by SteRo
Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mysticism in buddhism?
Replies: 11
Views: 314

Re: Mysticism in buddhism?

Definition of mysticism 1 : the experience of mystical union or direct communion with ultimate reality reported by mystics 2 : the belief that direct knowledge of God, spiritual truth, or ultimate reality can be attained through subjective experience (such as intuition or insight) 3a : vague specul...
by SteRo
Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:23 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "Methodless Method" includes methods; 'Just sit' is not literal just sit
Replies: 14
Views: 363

Re: "Methodless Method" includes methods; 'Just sit' is not literal just sit

Begs the question why choose Theravada over Soto Zen then? Begs the question why choose Soto Zen for just sitting? :lol: To be short and to the point I can't get passed the Mahayana sutras. I don't believe they are the words of the Buddha. :?: your words seem to be mis-addressed. i really meant (ad...
by SteRo
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "Methodless Method" includes methods; 'Just sit' is not literal just sit
Replies: 14
Views: 363

Re: "Methodless Method" includes methods; 'Just sit' is not literal just sit

woodsman wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:47 pm Begs the question why choose Theravada over Soto Zen then?
Begs the question why choose Soto Zen for just sitting? :lol:
by SteRo
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism and Hinduism on Atman.
Replies: 39
Views: 331

Re: Buddhism and Hinduism on Atman.

I'm not buddhist. Try reading a little carefully. Less assumptions. Try to think what my OP is getting at. Ask a question o assumptive one! Of course "you are" neither this nor that but buddhist conditioning manifests itself nevertheless when associating "escape from". Your OP is getting at nothing...
by SteRo
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism and Hinduism on Atman.
Replies: 39
Views: 331

Re: Buddhism and Hinduism on Atman.

Lol! And you mister miracle have escaped this conditioning or reduced it to a scaffold! Bravo! Nothing can be escaped from, there is nothing to be escaped from, conditioning just goes on. "Escape" from this or that is just a conditioned buddhist obsession. I'm not buddhist. Try reading a little car...
by SteRo
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism and Hinduism on Atman.
Replies: 39
Views: 331

Re: Buddhism and Hinduism on Atman.

Ah. A materialist nihilist! But no doubt your conceptual scaffolding is less fabricated! Of course, there is just seeing words, conditioned processing and conditioned fabrication. Lol! And you mister miracle have escaped this conditioning or reduced it to a scaffold! Bravo! Nothing can be escaped f...