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by Pseudobabble
Tue May 14, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Do women have more "dhammic" underlying motives for being horny than men?
Replies: 66
Views: 10157

Re: Do women have more "dhammic" underlying motives for being horny than men?

What extraordinarily personal questions to be asking a woman/women on a public forum which has almost an all male membership! Are you seriously expecting any women looking in to answer you? Well, the alternative is letting the almost all male membership' come to their own conclusions, without the b...
by Pseudobabble
Mon May 13, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why frightened? Even one most influential mahayanan & zen master un-timidly used the phrase "no self".
Replies: 33
Views: 4346

Re: Why frightened? Even one most influential mahayanan & zen master un-timidly used the phrase "no self".

Srilankaputra wrote: Sun May 12, 2019 12:46 pm Words are like banana peels. We eat the banana but throw away the peel. I feel like we are slipping up over peels.
Quote of the day. If only there was no limit to signature space..
by Pseudobabble
Mon May 13, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Gender Equality Poll
Replies: 55
Views: 45979

Re: Gender Equality Poll

DNS wrote: Sun May 12, 2019 3:04 am Mara can only be male. :tongue:
I hear he has some pretty good looking daughters though..
by Pseudobabble
Mon May 13, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Gender Equality Poll
Replies: 55
Views: 45979

Re: Gender Equality Poll

We are all identical clones in every respect, remember. Is there backing Suttas for this argument? I was being sarcastic - of course we are not identical clones in every respect. In order to answer this question, we have to know (or specify) on which dimension one sex is superior to the other. Sutt...
by Pseudobabble
Fri May 10, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Moral Relativism & Moral Absolutism: Is There a Universal Right and Wrong?
Replies: 8
Views: 1060

Re: Moral Relativism & Moral Absolutism: Is There a Universal Right and Wrong?

Greetings, Do you see yourself (or the Buddha's teachings) as morally relativistic, morally absolutist, or something else? Do you try to avoid criticizing particular ideas or actions even if you don't personally condone them? Or do you feel that it’s necessary to criticize particular ideas or actio...
by Pseudobabble
Fri May 10, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Why Buddhist monks become political?
Replies: 18
Views: 2707

Re: Why Buddhist monks become political?

binocular wrote: Thu May 09, 2019 6:52 pm
Pseudobabble wrote: Thu May 09, 2019 12:34 pmI am not convinced political activities can be classified as generosity.
Well, it's still better than actually throwing rocks at people ...
I think in some cases that throwing rocks would do less harm.
by Pseudobabble
Fri May 10, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Gender Equality Poll
Replies: 55
Views: 45979

Re: Gender Equality Poll

Well, we can wax lyrical about 'physicists at a top-twenty five research university', as if we are part of this exalted club or have anything to do with by virtue of being male (maybe some vicarious glory will rub off on us?), but in actuality, so many factors go into making a top physicist that we...
by Pseudobabble
Fri May 10, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Why Buddhist monks become political?
Replies: 18
Views: 2707

Re: Why Buddhist monks become political?

I am not convinced political activities can be classified as generosity. Well, clearly it's not the case for all political activity. Thanissaro Bhikkhu's point is that if one did feel motivated to give time in some sort of political activity, then it should be carried out in that way. Just as helpi...
by Pseudobabble
Thu May 09, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Are 'maps' counter-productive?
Replies: 16
Views: 2349

Re: Are 'maps' counter-productive?

I have a friend who is getting serious about his meditation practice, and he's really into the book ' The Mind Illuminated ' by Upasaka Culadasa which is a guidebook that presents a list of all the milestones one should be hitting as a meditator. My question is whether an explicit 'map' of these mi...
by Pseudobabble
Thu May 09, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Moral Relativism & Moral Absolutism: Is There a Universal Right and Wrong?
Replies: 8
Views: 1060

Re: Moral Relativism & Moral Absolutism: Is There a Universal Right and Wrong?

Something else, which is kamma. Intentions and actions which are 'bad' from one position can be 'good' from another. Assuming that we agree on the presupposition that the goal is to reach Nibbana, and that drinking hinders progress toward that goal, consuming a small quantity of alcohol is 'bad' fro...
by Pseudobabble
Thu May 09, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Gender Equality Poll
Replies: 55
Views: 45979

Re: Gender Equality Poll

Gender equality is a widely discussed topic not only in the global context but also in Theravada communities. I thought it is good to know each other's opinion on this regard. If you have time, please describe the reasons for your choice. In order to answer this question, we have to know (or specif...
by Pseudobabble
Thu May 09, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Why Buddhist monks become political?
Replies: 18
Views: 2707

Re: Why Buddhist monks become political?

Who's talking about advising kings? Dana is part of the practice. For some dana involves money or goods, for others it involves teaching or other service of various sorts, which might involve some sort of political activity. Clearly, each individual needs to decide which activities are within their...
by Pseudobabble
Thu May 09, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Gender Equality Poll
Replies: 55
Views: 45979

Re: Gender Equality Poll

What do you mean by a superior? Comparative superiority in Qualities (Wisdom,Virtue, ..etc.) Both women and men have strengths and weaknesses. However, my observation is men are more extream than women. Interestingly, Sarath, Larry Summers had the same observation: It does appear that on many, many...
by Pseudobabble
Thu May 09, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monks and Social Justice
Replies: 24
Views: 2381

Re: Monks and Social Justice

[...Any "monk" with a foot in "social justice" ceases to be a monk and starts being something else entirely. No, that is entirely wrong. What you say here is not in accordance with the vinaya. They're still a monk until they commit one of the parajikas or disrobe voluntarily. They may be a "bad mon...
by Pseudobabble
Wed May 01, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Lying to avoid hurting someone
Replies: 20
Views: 2194

Re: Lying to avoid hurting someone

lostitude wrote: Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:21 pm Incidentally, this girl is seriously ovreweight, and she would sometimes ask me "Am I fat?". Am I seriously supposed to answer hell yes you are?
Classic. She knows she is fat. You should just say yes. If that's unpleasant to hear for her, that is because she doesn't like that she is fat.