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by Mr Man
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Frank Yang is DONE!
Replies: 72
Views: 2020

Re: Frank Yang is DONE!

Is that what awakening looks like to the internet generation?

His videos to me project, fragmentation, ego and chaos.

He seems manic.
by Mr Man
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Brahmacariya Breach
Replies: 30
Views: 1329

Re: Brahmacariya Breach

Hi All, I am a lay person but intend to live out the remainder of my life in celibacy - whether I ordain or not. I am not soliciting opinions about whether or not a lay person should live a celibate life etc... My dilemma is this: I recently had a breach of the vow. I'll spare you the details, but ...
by Mr Man
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 493
Views: 182912

Re: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)

SarathW wrote: Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:58 am
Don't give your life away to so-called experts.
"so-called experts" :cry:

When you cease to give value to expertise you really are in trouble.
by Mr Man
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?
Replies: 483
Views: 84078

Re: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?

Of course, it's not formulated with the same words, but the principle it's surely there. Words are conventions. The same thing can be conveyed using different words. I don't believe the principle of non-tangible property rights (intellectual property rights) is there (in the Pali Canon). I believe ...
by Mr Man
Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?
Replies: 483
Views: 84078

Re: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?

Of course, it's not formulated with the same words, but the principle it's surely there. Words are conventions. The same thing can be conveyed using different words. I don't believe the principle of non-tangible property rights (intellectual property rights) is there (in the Pali Canon). I believe ...
by Mr Man
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?
Replies: 483
Views: 84078

Re: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?

You haven't answered the question DaniloSS. The topic is about illegal downloading under the lens of the Buddha-Dhamma (a issue that I already answered) Anything aside of that is off-topic. So you don't want to answer the question I put to you? Fair enough. Is not from the Buddha's teaching, as far...
by Mr Man
Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?
Replies: 483
Views: 84078

Re: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?

Do you think there is a moral basis for the concept of intellectual property? Right View (samma ditthi) is the worldview by which the Lord Buddha's followers base their actions and the view that "there is what is given, what is offered, what is sacrificed" is included in it. So, under Right View, w...
by Mr Man
Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why we cannot remember our past lives?
Replies: 98
Views: 4614

Re: Why we cannot remember our past lives?

SteRo wrote: Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:35 am
form wrote: Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:15 am Could it be due to psychological protective mechanism? Cos we can't handle the truth?
It might also be that there are none.
Occam's razor?
by Mr Man
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why we cannot remember our past lives?
Replies: 98
Views: 4614

Re: Why we cannot remember our past lives?

Could it be due to psychological protective mechanism? Cos we can't handle the truth? I think it's because we don't properly understand rebirth. What do you mean? Well understanding of rebirth was part of the Buddha's awakening. An awakening that we have not had. The tools for understanding rebirth...
by Mr Man
Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why we cannot remember our past lives?
Replies: 98
Views: 4614

Re: Why we cannot remember our past lives?

form wrote: Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:15 am Could it be due to psychological protective mechanism? Cos we can't handle the truth?
I think it's because we don't properly understand rebirth.
by Mr Man
Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?
Replies: 483
Views: 84078

Re: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?

In the same link there is another monk that disagrees with him. There were monks misbehaving even at the time of the Lord Buddha, nowadays their number is probably much higher. Just because someone is known to bears the status of a monk, does not means that he complies with the Buddha-Dhamma. In ju...
by Mr Man
Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?
Replies: 483
Views: 84078

Re: There is no difference between reading a book at a library and downloading it online

It’s their property. No one has a right to someone else’s property, despite the claims of the socialists and commies. It's not. If I write a novel and copyright it that is my property. No different from bioscience & pharmaceutical companies and their technology & drugs. According to our society and...
by Mr Man
Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: mind always enter bhavanga?
Replies: 3
Views: 1013

Re: mind always enter bhavanga?

confusedlayman wrote: Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:06 am When I meditate sometimes, mind always like the tranquil and non disturbance state where it finds the lack of all experience state

its more like going to deep sleep.. is it bhavanga? its peaceful because mind dont think of concepts there...
You are most probably falling asleep.
by Mr Man
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Esoteric Theravada - Kate Croby
Replies: 66
Views: 5565

Re: Esoteric Theravada - Kate Croby

mikenz66 wrote: Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:44 pm
JohnK wrote: Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:31 pm The best part of this thread is seeing graceful disagreement (modeled by mikenz66, Sam Vara and SDC).
Not difficulty, since SDC has such excellent taste in coffee shops... :coffee:

:heart:
Mike
He has an advantage being in New York.
by Mr Man
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero
Replies: 4
Views: 1072

Re: Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero

I just discovered this wonderful teacher. I'm looking for English translations of his books or dhamma talks. I wasn't able to find anything after briefly searching around (except for his Pali text and audio of a talk in English on Metta). Anyone know of anything else that has been translated? I fou...