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by Mr Man
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How "letting go" of Buddhism differ from the letting go of Taoism?
Replies: 22
Views: 7598

Re: How "letting go" of Buddhism differ from the letting go of Taoism?

SarathW wrote: Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:55 am Sorry I still do not understand it.
Could you give me a real-life example with your own words?
I have already Google it.
A thought arises, The thought is alluring, we attach to (appropriate) that thought, we become (lost in) that thought.
by Mr Man
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What's the problem with phenomenological/existentialist approaches to the Dhamma?
Replies: 9
Views: 1124

Re: What's the problem with phenomenological/existentialist approaches to the Dhamma?

Greetings. Since this issue keeps coming up, I'd like this thread to be a summary of the problems and issues that people have with phenomenological and existentialist approaches to the Dhamma. What bothers you about those approaches? Where do you think they're wrong? Thanks. It doesn't bother me an...
by Mr Man
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 692
Views: 113581

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Looks like Bhante is doing some serious kettlebell work out.
by Mr Man
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Theravada for lay people
Replies: 46
Views: 15358

Re: Theravada for lay people

I've been considering of late how much the Theravadin tradition might be more geared to monastic life than lay. To the point that it often feels like there is a massive difference between the practice of the lay and the monastic is huge. Any thoughts on this or am I overthinking? I agree that there...
by Mr Man
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: why westerners dont beleive in after life world
Replies: 56
Views: 15337

Re: why westerners dont beleive in after life world

confusedlayman when westerners subsribe to secular buddhism. In my experience, 9/10 secular Buddhists are simply left leaning/liberal secular humanists who find themsevles in the awkward position of actually agreeing with a religion. Have you ever actually met a secular Buddhist? And have you ever ...
by Mr Man
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Let's collect the sutta accounts of people attaining a path here
Replies: 7
Views: 7743

Re: Let's collect the sutta accounts of people attaining a path here

Now during this utterance, there arose in the venerable Kondañña the spotless, immaculate vision of the True Idea: " Whatever is subject to arising is all subject to cessation ." When the Wheel of Truth had thus been set rolling by the Blessed One the earthgods raised the cry: "At Benares, in the D...
by Mr Man
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is Buddha's view on crime and punishment, including prison and death penalty
Replies: 4
Views: 1769

Re: What is Buddha's view on crime and punishment, including prison and death penalty

What is Buddha's view on crime and punishment, including prison and death penalty? Killing living creatures , stealing, and sexual misconduct; speech that’s false, divisive, harsh, or nonsensical; and covetousness, ill will, and wrong view. This is called the unskillful . https://suttacentral.net/m...
by Mr Man
Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: buying/using gun
Replies: 59
Views: 5095

Re: buying/using gun

bodom wrote: Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:55 pm
Mr Man wrote:I wouldn't take the exceptions to the rule as an endorsement of violent self-defence.
Whose doing that?

:namaste:
I don't know but in my opinion it isn't.
by Mr Man
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: buying/using gun
Replies: 59
Views: 5095

Re: buying/using gun

Answered my own question. In the Vinaya, Suttavibhanga, the 92 pacittiya (rules entailing confession), number 74 states “Non-offenses. According to the Vibhaṅga, there is no offense for a bhikkhu who, trapped in a difficult situation, gives a blow “desiring freedom.” The Commentary’s discussion of ...
by Mr Man
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: buying/using gun
Replies: 59
Views: 5095

Re: buying/using gun

No, that is incorrect. Where do you believe the right to own a gun comes from? From our inalienable human rights. The rights every human has from birth simply by being human. Are you of the view that rights only exist when the state recognises them? If so that would mean there are no human rights v...
by Mr Man
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: buying/using gun
Replies: 59
Views: 5095

Re: buying/using gun

it’s also true that owning a gun is a right. It’s simply the case that the U.K. government does not recognise said right. No, that is incorrect. Where do you believe the right to own a gun comes from? Not all modern political positions will be found in the suttas. Still, they must still be informed...
by Mr Man
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: buying/using gun
Replies: 59
Views: 5095

Re: buying/using gun

Mr Man What do you mean it is a "human right"? You do not have the "right" to own a gun where I live. That people have a right to own a gun for self defence just like they have the human right to life, liberty, property, marriage, religion etc regardless of if the state recognises said right or not...
by Mr Man
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: buying/using gun
Replies: 59
Views: 5095

Re: buying/using gun

Ceisiwr wrote: Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:23 pm
Mr Man wrote: Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:20 pm
Ceisiwr wrote: Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:28 pm there is nothing wrong in owning a gun and it is indeed a human right to do so
What?
there is nothing wrong in owning a gun and it is indeed a human right to do so.
What do you mean it is a "human right"? You do not have the "right" to own a gun where I live.
by Mr Man
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: buying/using gun
Replies: 59
Views: 5095

Re: buying/using gun

Ceisiwr wrote: Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:28 pm there is nothing wrong in owning a gun and it is indeed a human right to do so
What?
by Mr Man
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 692
Views: 113581

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Buddhist Monastic Code I Chapter 8.1 Pācittiya: The Lie Chapter Tired of arguing so I'll let you read it... even if I do the legwork it will just be ignored. Okay Pacitiya 1 A deliberate lie is a statement or gesture made with the aim of misrepresenting the truth to someone else. The K/Commentary, ...