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by DNS
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: sutta on praising or disparaging?
Replies: 23
Views: 4536

Re: sutta on praising or disparaging?

Alright, enough horsing around with y'all...I have to go try and put some monster 200 amp fuses in a 70 year old load board that was under water during Hurricane Sandy. Let's hope the switch does shatter in the process. :| No surprises with the fuse replacement. I must be disparaging those who dese...
by DNS
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Suttanta?
Replies: 43
Views: 2949

Re: Why Suttanta?

The Suttanta positions are all personal extrapolations that are made and discussed by Suttantists, but what they seem to miss is that they are repeating history, as the Mahayana and Vajrayana thinkers came to the exact same conclusions that they have and already formed their Suttanta equivalent sch...
by DNS
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Suttanta?
Replies: 43
Views: 2949

Re: Why Suttanta?

1.) It posits a self to some degree. Whether it is called "self" or not, some kind of eternalism in the form of something existing forever that is somehow connected to the self (even if this is denied by adherents) is posited. 2.) It posits that Nibbana is consciousness. 3.) It posits that all is o...
by DNS
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Good Morning!
Replies: 9
Views: 9104

Re: Good Morning!

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 262
Views: 34542

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

DNS wrote I’d really rather you didn’t do unto others as you would have them do unto you if you are into, um, stuff that uses a lot of leather / lubricant / lass Vegas. If the other person is into it, however (pursuant to #4), then have at it, take pictures, and for the love of mike, wear a condom!...
by DNS
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 262
Views: 34542

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

Sorry,but I made a mistake that I think should be corrected. I posted this: This thread is titled "Can other religions contain eightfold path?".......I brought a sutta reference where the buddha talks about the possibility of the Noble Eightfold path being found in some religion (dhamma and discipl...
by DNS
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 262
Views: 34542

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

Have you heard of the eight limbs of yoga from patanjali? These right limbs are 1) moral principle (Yama), 2) niyama (observances), 3) asana (yoga postures), 4) pranayama (breath control),5) pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses), 6) dharana (concentration), 7) dhyana (meditation) and 8) samadhi (ab...
by DNS
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Are there Classical Theravada arguments against Hindu monism/non-dualism and the self that are based on logic? Or...
Replies: 53
Views: 16170

Re: Are there Classical Theravada arguments against Hindu monism/non-dualism and the self that are based on logic? Or...

Or are cold hard logical reasons provided as well? I think so. In so many words, to paraphrase, the Buddha says something like (not exact words): Where is the self? Is it rupa? Is it vinnana? Is it vedana? Is it sanna? Is it sankhara? (the 5 aggregates) How could it be any of those, they are all im...
by DNS
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 262
Views: 34542

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

That passage from New Testament appears to be about Jesus performing miracles on the Sabbath and how other work is done on the Sabbath for performing circumcisions, not that he is saying circumcision is bad. He is saying it should be okay to perform miracles on the Sabbath. Jesus, himself, was circu...
by DNS
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 262
Views: 34542

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

So the America was not there before Columbus discovered it? Correct, there was no America before Columbus "discovered" it. First, there were indigenous natives already living there. Also, he thought he was arriving in India, so named them "Indians" hence the common name today of American Indians. I...
by DNS
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 262
Views: 34542

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

Hi David You have lost in catogries! :stirthepot: Avoid bcomming los in catogries. https://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=19225&p=268940&hilit=categories#p268940 Yes, exactly! You have lost yourself in this idea that all must be eightfold path, that all religions have this eight limbed te...
by DNS
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 262
Views: 34542

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

To argue that there is no eightfold path in other religions is something like arguing that only when climbing mount Everest you find camps. This eightfold path is just a signpost. It is not an absolute number. That is why you find it divided into three main categories. There is also the Noble tenfo...
by DNS
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 262
Views: 34542

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

I've heard Ajahn's summarize the eightfold path to the three aspects of sila, samadhi and panna. So, my guess is that most of today's popular religions cn be said to contain those three aspects. For most Dharmic religions, yes. But not for mainstream Abrahamic religions. There is sila, but that's a...
by DNS
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 262
Views: 34542

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

The Eight Stranded Flyng Spaghetti Monster religion's eightfold path is the same as what the buddha taught and the goal is the same.....the only difference is that in the Eight Stranded Flying Spaghetti Monster religion it is all taught by the Flying Spaghetti Monster; the buddha does not appear in...
by DNS
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 262
Views: 34542

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

Patanjali's eight limbs of yoga Correct, the 8 limbs of yoga is one of the few religions / philosophical systems that has 8 limbs to it. Most scholars believe that Patanjali lived around 1st century BCE to 4th century CE and that the 8 number was largely copied from Buddhism. As for other religions...