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by Dan74
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Interbeing
Replies: 90
Views: 1778

Re: Interbeing

Greetings, "Very basic Dha[r]ma," but very basic "Dhamma?" Correct question. From a sutta perspective, what was assumed to be "basic" was actually a hippy-dippy "all is oneness", with no standing whatsoever in the Sutta Pitaka. Metta, Paul. :) Whether Nibbana and some other special cases are the tr...
by Dan74
Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Interbeing
Replies: 90
Views: 1778

Re: Interbeing

It is very puzzling to me how so much ado has been made about a very simple teaching about our interconnectedness with our environment and each other. To pay attention and recognise the flow of case and effect - pattica sammupada - is to recognise this interconnectedness, the inseparability, the "no...
by Dan74
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Interbeing
Replies: 90
Views: 1778

Re: Interbeing

People accidentally lie all the time. They say something and believe it is true and then later learn that it was absolutely untrue, yet they had presented it as the truth. When we speak rashly concerning matters we know little or nothing about, we run the risk of accidentally telling lies. This is ...
by Dan74
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Good morning everybody.
Replies: 19
Views: 701

Re: Good morning everybody.

You are better off asking at the sister site, Dharma Wheel. Vasubandhu (with Asanga) was the founder of the Yogacara school, that gave primacy to the mind. Dan Lusthaus wrote a good article about it, you can find here: https://www.academia.edu/647512/What_Is_and_Isnt_Yogacara Tough reading at times,...
by Dan74
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:23 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Interbeing
Replies: 90
Views: 1778

Re: Interbeing

What is it? chownah Its where they view every being as energy and argue that every being comes into being dependent on every other being, and therefore you only exist because you share energy with all the other beings, so there is no you, nor another being, we're all one...essentially we're all Bra...
by Dan74
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Interbeing
Replies: 90
Views: 1778

Re: Interbeing

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by Dan74
Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Everything is not us or mine
Replies: 10
Views: 191

Re: Everything is not us or mine

That everything is not us or mine is a realisation, not a dogma one must believe.
by Dan74
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Living in the present.
Replies: 17
Views: 354

Re: Living in the present.

Well, saying "I should this..." "I should that..." is that living in the present? Why not drop the shoulds and pay attention? If you are thinking about the past, be aware that you are thinking about the past. Bring some attention to how you are breathing, whether this is changing or staying the same...
by Dan74
Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Oppression of Women [in the Sangha]
Replies: 133
Views: 2676

Re: Oppression of Women [in the Sangha]

You can party on. I won't comment on this thread any further.
by Dan74
Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:04 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Āryanāgārjuna expounds dependent origination
Replies: 222
Views: 3244

Re: Āryanāgārjuna expounds dependent origination

I think you're not yet ready to understand these teachings, simple as that. Thank you for engaging though. :strawman: It's just about grasping, attaching and fixating. Realising there are only causes and conditions helps release the grasping, the attaching and fixating. No point making it into a ph...
by Dan74
Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Oppression of Women [in the Sangha]
Replies: 133
Views: 2676

Re: Oppression of Women [in the Sangha]

The only part that I find kinda persuasive is one I've heard from bhikkhunis as well, that all these rules help develop humility. I don't know if imposing unequal rules is the way to go... So you think the rule below is not the way to go? :smile: 96. Should any bhikkhunī enter a village without her...
by Dan74
Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Oppression of Women [in the Sangha]
Replies: 133
Views: 2676

Re: Oppression of Women [in the Sangha]

Probably hungry ghost plane. Does it change the fact that most females are born in the underworld? Not sure this is a fact, but regardless, what was your point in saying that? In a discussion of coconut oil, if I made a point of saying that it contains a lot of fat, one presumes that I was trying t...
by Dan74
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Oppression of Women [in the Sangha]
Replies: 133
Views: 2676

Re: Oppression of Women [in the Sangha]

never mind
by Dan74
Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Oppression of Women [in the Sangha]
Replies: 133
Views: 2676

Re: Oppression of Women [in the Sangha]

Most females are born in the underworld https://suttacentral.net/an3.129/en/sujato Just like this Bhikkhuni is jealous of the requisites that male monks receive.. Jealousy is a bigger problem than not receiving requisites. Where do you think most males are reborn in, coconut? Probably hungry ghost ...
by Dan74
Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Oppression of Women [in the Sangha]
Replies: 133
Views: 2676

Re: Oppression of Women [in the Sangha]

Most females are born in the underworld “Sometimes, sir, with my clairvoyance that’s purified and superhuman, I see that females—when their body breaks up, after death—are mostly reborn in a place of loss, a bad place, the underworld, hell. How many qualities do females have so that they’re reborn ...