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by Pondera
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Modern Theravada description
Replies: 24
Views: 6172

Re: Modern Theravada description

SteRo wrote: Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:02 am Thoughts of 2008 aren't modern anymore.
Irrelevant. History is an artifact of clinging. In reality there is no such thing as “time”.
by Pondera
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A Sick Member?
Replies: 1
Views: 818

A Sick Member?

As much as I am perturbed by the incessant dialogues of a certain member on this forum, I can’t help but feel it is my duty to steer that member towards “right view”. I’d start this topic as an avenue to critically question the views of this certain member and to do our best as enthusiasts of Therav...
by Pondera
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hypocrisy or strategy?
Replies: 46
Views: 18064

Re: Hypocrisy or strategy?

Why don't you simply ignore my posts? Just stop seeking conversation. Because you’re undermining the dhamma in the same way that Mahayana likes to call all other lineages a “lesser vehicle”. There is no “lesser vehicle” and there is no "greater vehicle". ... you ... I ... I ... you ... The deadlock...
by Pondera
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What are the Karmic Causes for being born Intelligent?
Replies: 14
Views: 10645

Re: What are the Karmic Causes for being born Intelligent?

Keep in mind that Ashkenazic Jews (like DNS for example) have an IQ across all members of this group which far exceeds the norm for any other group of people in any given nation. Thanks, but I'll let you in on a secret. :spy: We wrote the IQ tests. :lol: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Wechsler...
by Pondera
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What are the Karmic Causes for being born Intelligent?
Replies: 14
Views: 10645

Re: What are the Karmic Causes for being born Intelligent?

I also recognize that there are an increasingly large number of stupid people surrounding me. Do you think they might be following you? :tongue: Well. If they are, then they’re a silent bunch :shrug: PM box is the same and my YouTube channel hasn’t blown up :jumping: I guess I’m not dumb enough for...
by Pondera
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: sukka and out of body experience
Replies: 1
Views: 8083

Re: sukka and out of body experience

The “nomination” that “there is no body” apart from this satisfaction is exclusive to jhanic sukkha.

If you have achieved this, Confusedlayman, then i wish you the best. You have arrived at a good destination.
by Pondera
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What are the Karmic Causes for being born Intelligent?
Replies: 14
Views: 10645

Re: What are the Karmic Causes for being born Intelligent?

The Buddha implies that the majority of people are, for lack of a better word, stupid. Only a few have little dust in their eyes. I’ve met intelligent people. But I also recognize that there are an increasingly large number of stupid people surrounding me. As for the causes ... seriously? Look to ge...
by Pondera
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does Buddhism overcome the problem of moral relativism?
Replies: 57
Views: 4925

Re: How does Buddhism overcome the problem of moral relativism?

A Buddha can see with his divine eye where people go according to their kamma. He also states that for a regular being, vexation results from trying to understand each and every consequence of moral action, speech, or livelihood. The mechanism of kamma isn’t exactly expressed in the suttas. Only the...
by Pondera
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hypocrisy or strategy?
Replies: 46
Views: 18064

Re: Hypocrisy or strategy?

I reply, “Bugger off. You’re a nuisance.” Why don't you simply ignore my posts? Just stop seeking conversation. Because you’re undermining the dhamma in the same way that Mahayana likes to call all other lineages a “lesser vehicle”. When you first came here, you were touting your knowledge of empti...
by Pondera
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hypocrisy or strategy?
Replies: 46
Views: 18064

Re: Hypocrisy or strategy?

I can’t interpret your nonsense. ... All things that you fail to acknowledge inside your bubble of ignorance and conceit. One man's nonsense might be another man's enlightenment. How? Word's are empty and in one "bubble of ignorance and conceit" these might cause appearance of nonsense while in ano...
by Pondera
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hypocrisy or strategy?
Replies: 46
Views: 18064

Re: Hypocrisy or strategy?

Dear lord. You’re not well are you? I can’t interpret your nonsense. I have to go to bed. The path is the eightfold path - the noble one. Either you are on it or you are not. You are quite clearly not. You won’t even admit the existence of it in any way other than metaphor. “Buddha” is a term applie...
by Pondera
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hypocrisy or strategy?
Replies: 46
Views: 18064

Re: Hypocrisy or strategy?

I'm going to take religious instructions seriously only after I meet a religious person who takes those instructions seriously, but who isn't a sucker and a loser. Problem is that wherever you go every person you may meet is just mirrored self. The only way out is to meet Buddha. Obviously wrong. T...
by Pondera
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hypocrisy or strategy?
Replies: 46
Views: 18064

Re: Hypocrisy or strategy?

One should not care about the virtues of others at all because that only entails speculation and through comparing 'they'/'we' or 'she,he/me' the conceit 'I am' will be perpetuated interminably. There is another text-supported view that conceit can be useful on the path. See, for example, AN 4.159:...
by Pondera
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Realms, metaphor vs reality, etc.
Replies: 156
Views: 25439

Re: Realms, metaphor vs reality, etc.

SteRo wrote: Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:28 am
Perfect Wisdom wrote:[Such a reality] is like a dream, an illusion, an echo, a mirage, the reflection of the moon in water, a magical creation and it cannot be expressed by anything.
Prajnaparamita is not the word of Buddha. It is the work of poets.
by Pondera
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Realms, metaphor vs reality, etc.
Replies: 156
Views: 25439

Re: Realms, metaphor vs reality, etc.

SteRo wrote: Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:21 am
Coëmgenu wrote: Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:03 am ...
Are you ...?
There is no beingness of anything.
You’re trolling, right? You have to be. Unless you have the most grandiose Bodhisattva delusion, you have to be making this shyte up!