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by Caodemarte
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 493
Views: 193511

Re: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)

.... It is difficult to speak about this with any level of certainty since no one knows .. and also because no one knows about diseases such as measles or chicken pox too (not slamming scientists but the pandemic has made us aware of how little they know about more or less anything).... Actually we...
by Caodemarte
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravāda Abhidhamma as the Middle Way
Replies: 74
Views: 10929

Re: Theravāda Abhidhamma as the Middle Way

The Middle Way is neither black or white; that does not mean it is grey. in the middle is grey :shrug: I'm disappointed if you won't accept this No, neither in color nor in logic. An admixture of two substances or qualities is not "between" the two ingredients. The Middle Way, as repeatedly explain...
by Caodemarte
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravāda Abhidhamma as the Middle Way
Replies: 74
Views: 10929

Re: Theravāda Abhidhamma as the Middle Way

Although I would very much want to define middle way as in between existence and non existence, I have not seen it being defined this way in the sutta. "'Everything exists': That is one extreme. 'Everything doesn't exist': That is a second extreme. Avoiding these two extremes, the Tathagata teaches...
by Caodemarte
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 493
Views: 193511

Re: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)

Meanwhile, we have been moving slowly towards herd immunity. Some parts of India have seen 50% test positive in antibody test... Even after 8 months, epidemiologists cannot tell us anything for certain....I think we won't need the vaccine after all. Yes, get the shot but by that time, a year hence,...
by Caodemarte
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Which person do you start with?
Replies: 6
Views: 15690

Re: Which person do you start with?

My understanding is that the order does not matter as long as you eventually include all categories. Some people find it hard to start with themselves so they start with a different category until they are settled.
by Caodemarte
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nāgārjuna
Replies: 163
Views: 67260

Re: Nāgārjuna

Presumably Nagarjuna meditated in the same way as other people of the period and used the mediation styles or methods more or less carried on in East and Central Asia to the present day. These are not necessarily different from methods taught in Theravada. Major works that are available in various t...
by Caodemarte
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nāgārjuna
Replies: 163
Views: 67260

Re: Nāgārjuna

confusedlayman wrote: Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:55 am Is there any other books of nagarjuna other than middle way poem
Many treatises were written by the philosopher Nagarjuna. Be careful not to confuse them with works by the prolific alchemist and Tantrika of the same name, but different dates.
by Caodemarte
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 493
Views: 193511

Re: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)

Sweden’s death rate per capita was the highest in the world over the seven days to 2 June, figures suggest. Obvious nonsense. Sweden ranked #21 in the world in terms of cases per million. USA has 13,940 cases per million vs Sweden 7,783. Talk about pot calling the kettle black. .. Your quarrel is w...
by Caodemarte
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: May a bhikkhu wear a wrist-watch?
Replies: 8
Views: 5947

Re: May a bhikkhu wear a wrist-watch?

East Asian monks may have wrist watches, but do not wear them in the mediation hall. Watches are considered both distracting and constricting as they put a slight pressure in the wrist. The Dalai Lama takes apart and reassembles watches as a hobby (since childhood). He is often given watches by West...
by Caodemarte
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 493
Views: 193511

Re: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/03/architect-of-sweden-coronavirus-strategy-admits-too-many-died-anders-tegnell Anders Tegnell, who has previously criticised other countries’ strict lockdowns as not sustainable in the long run, told Swedish Radio on Wednesday that there was “quite obvious...
by Caodemarte
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is there a big difference between different lineages?
Replies: 14
Views: 8031

Re: Is there a big difference between different lineages?

y I think not.. maybe some teachings with more attention to some meditation technique .. but the Canon in Pali remains the main source. at most when Theravada Buddhism arrives somewhere, it adapts to the culture of that place .. Some evangelical churches often speak. "What unites us is greater than...
by Caodemarte
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: the name of the sutra?
Replies: 10
Views: 10946

Re: the name of the sutra?

OP asked Is there no such matrix in its pure form in the whole Theravada (sutras, abhidhamma, shastras)? I am no expert in Theravada abhidhamma, I have no idea what Theravada Shastra means? Shastra is a Sanskrit word meaning "precept, rules, manual, compendium, book or treatise" in a general sense....
by Caodemarte
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 493
Views: 193511

Re: Coronavirus

[q][/b]uote=DooDoot post_id=572277 time=1595380773 user_id=14001] ....We know the USA has false attributed many deaths to Covid. It was the official policy. At a briefing on Tuesday, Dr. Deborah Birx, the coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force, said that the federal government will co...
by Caodemarte
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 493
Views: 193511

Re: Coronavirus

Sweden tried a non-lockdown policy (with the exception of nursing homes). As predicted, Sweden suffered and suffers a significantly higher death rate than neighboring Norway. False comparison. Sweden 87% of deaths over 75yo; mostly in nursing homes; where 20% of admissions pass-away within one mont...
by Caodemarte
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 493
Views: 193511

Re: Coronavirus

Sweden tried a non-lockdown policy (with the exception of nursing homes). As predicted, Sweden suffered and suffers a significantly higher death rate than neighboring Norway. Kentucky and Tennessee offers a similar contrast in the US. The mild stay at home requests in one state kept the rate of infe...