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by Maitri
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Why good people become bad online trolls
Replies: 21
Views: 4865

Re: Why good people become bad online trolls

Go ask /pol. I'm sure they will answer directly if you want to know why. Where best to get the reason than from the belly of the beast? Many people writing these abstracts have no idea what they are talking about. The quoted article is a prime example. These results combine to suggest that ordinary...
by Maitri
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Why good people become bad online trolls
Replies: 21
Views: 4865

Re: Why good people become bad online trolls

Why good people become bad online trolls Just out of curiosity: What would be a good online troll? This gets to the heart of it. Why are we assuming that they are good people? Maybe they are just normal people who like to heckle? There are lots of assholes in the world, but most trolling behavior h...
by Maitri
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Serious problems in buddhist Thailand
Replies: 13
Views: 2353

Re: Serious problems in buddhist Thailand

I'm sure Buddhism is the right way. Yes, you are right, to a degree. The Dhamma is the right way. Buddhism is a lot of add on and subtraction to what the Buddha instructed. Some of things are good, others not so much. So we are taught to have faith in the Three Jewels, not Buddhism. This is what is...
by Maitri
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Why good people become bad online trolls
Replies: 21
Views: 4865

Re: Why good people become bad online trolls

Go ask /pol. I'm sure they will answer directly if you want to know why. Where best to get the reason than from the belly of the beast? Many people writing these abstracts have no idea what they are talking about. The quoted article is a prime example. These results combine to suggest that ordinary ...
by Maitri
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Thailand Trip- Seeking Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 2415

Thailand Trip- Seeking Advice

I will be traveling to Thailand this year in November and plan to divide my trip between Bangkok and Chiang Mai for a total of 13 days (with a side trip to Ayutthaya). I'd like to stay longer, but I have to get back to my job. :thinking: I plan on hitting up the major sites and Wats while in both to...
by Maitri
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If I study but misinterpret the scriptures, will I be reborn in hell?
Replies: 13
Views: 2281

Re: If I study but misinterpret the scriptures, will I be reborn in hell?

If I study but misinterpret the scriptures, will I be reborn in hell? Or will I go to heaven or be given another chance to get it right as a human being due to my good intentions? If that's the case, then a lot of people on Pinterest are going straight to Avici. I've seen numerous false quotes, pse...
by Maitri
Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordination in the Mahamevnawa in Sri Lanka
Replies: 21
Views: 6237

Re: Ordination in the Mahamevnawa in Sri Lanka

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu! Congratulations on your ordination! May you find success on the path :buddha1:
by Maitri
Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Setting up a practice?
Replies: 8
Views: 1952

Re: Setting up a practice?

Hi, I'm new. I am Mahayana Buddhist but I'm interested in practising Theravada as I see that it's the earliest extant form of Buddhism. Welcome! I also started out with the Mahayana (Vajrayana in fact) and have realized that I have the most confidence in the earliest teachings of the Lord Buddha as...
by Maitri
Sat Jul 30, 2016 2:50 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: I want to buy a good Buddha statue
Replies: 30
Views: 6686

Re: I want to buy a good Buddha statue

I like Dharma Sculpture, they have a nice variety of images with a wide range of prices : http://www.dharmasculpture.com/category ... ddhas.html
by Maitri
Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Historical accuracy of the Theravada
Replies: 30
Views: 6003

Re: Historical accuracy of the Theravada

Hi, Many Mahayana people tell me this isn't actually so and the Mahayana preceded Theravada. There are certain East Asian calculations which place the Mahayana Sutras as earlier than the Pali or Agama canon. You mostly find this with Chih'i/ Zhiyi and the Five Periods teaching in which places the A...
by Maitri
Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: North Carolina's "bathroom law."
Replies: 315
Views: 35360

Re: North Carolina's "bathroom law."

It is very easy actually. Stupid people don't like gays, lesbians, atheists and minorities. Intelligent people don't like stupid people. :stirthepot: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-07-cognitive-ability-varies-prejudice-universal.html Sentiments such as this prove the horseshoe theory is right o...
by Maitri
Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: North Carolina's "bathroom law."
Replies: 315
Views: 35360

Re: North Carolina's "bathroom law."

This thread is just another reminder that Buddhism in the West tends to be conflated with leftist/liberal viewpoints. If you deviate from the "convert establishment" perspective on culture and politics, you will be silenced. I've seen people on the left grow far more strident in their views and push...
by Maitri
Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Buddha's Fat Loss Diet Plan ( Sutta )
Replies: 9
Views: 3001

Re: The Buddha's Fat Loss Diet Plan ( Sutta )

This ^ and also the One meal a Day Program works pretty good at keeping the weight off. The Buddha's teachings got just about everything covered, even a healthy weight. I guess I will not apologize for nitpicking since I am going to do it anyway :). I think monks are allowed two meals a day, are th...
by Maitri
Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Beginning the Suttas.
Replies: 17
Views: 3705

Re: Beginning the Suttas.

Although it is a very small collection, you can also read through the Dhammapada if you have never read suttas before. It might be an accessible way to enter into the language and structure of the teachings. Reading the suttas is very different from the Bible or the other Abrahamic books as they are...
by Maitri
Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dying without attaining Sotapanna
Replies: 51
Views: 10956

Re: Dying without attaining Sotapanna

Hi , I wanted to know about the references Suttas about dying without the attainments (sotapanna , once returner, etc) . What its gonna happen if we practice all our lifes and we fail on that? I am very worried and anxious about this, because one Bikkhu once told us that if we dont become Sotapanna...