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by Reductor
Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:51 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: How Buddhist feel about certain issues.
Replies: 2
Views: 1129

Re: How Buddhist feel about certain issues.

The pali texts are mostly silent about marriage ceremonies, divorce, and homosexuality, except to say that homosexual sex is not allowed for monks and nuns, just as is heterosexual sex is not allowed. And where the texts are silent, the cultures that encompass Theravada have their own answers. So ho...
by Reductor
Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:27 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: John Peacock: Will the Real Buddha Please Stand Up?
Replies: 168
Views: 42256

Re: John Peacock: Will the Real Buddha Please Stand Up?

sphairos wrote:Ιτ's my expert opinion :roll:
If you have some credentials, please do list them. As it is now, you're coming off as an ass.
by Reductor
Fri Dec 26, 2014 7:24 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Buddhavacana: A Pali Reader
Replies: 9
Views: 3734

Re: Buddhavacana: A Pali Reader

Hi all,

I've not used this book, but learned it is now available for free download (you may donate, if you wish).

http://store.pariyatti.org/Buddhavacana ... _2596.html
by Reductor
Fri Dec 26, 2014 3:40 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy Birthday David N. Snyder
Replies: 15
Views: 2836

Re: Happy Birthday David N. Snyder

Happy birthday, David.
You're alright in my books. :thumbsup:

Thank you for all your generosity.

And happy birthday, Alan, if it is your birthday. I don't see a notice on the main page, so am unsure.
by Reductor
Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:35 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Where do you guys fall along the MBTI scale?
Replies: 34
Views: 5454

Re: Where do you guys fall along the MBTI scale?

I used to test out as intj most often, but found the descriptions of that type didn't seem really like me. Then I joined newsgroups and other forums for the type and found the overall tone to be off putting. Recently I took the test again, and tried to think back on what I do versus what I think I s...
by Reductor
Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Gym or no gym
Replies: 26
Views: 9855

Re: Gym or no gym

Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu: Ask A Monk: Physical Exercise It seems to me like this guy almost completely writes off physical exercise of any kind. I would imagine that in another decade or so he may change his opinion as he witnesses his own physical condition begin to deteriorate. There is a pretty convi...
by Reductor
Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:01 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 2011
Views: 350086

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

sattva wrote:
Reductor wrote:
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:twothumbsup: You're okay redactor !
Sometimes. ;)

I'm very pleased you like it, Sattva.
by Reductor
Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:15 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 2011
Views: 350086

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

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by Reductor
Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Revealing a cheating spouse: Wrong Speech?
Replies: 37
Views: 5005

Re: Revealing a cheating spouse: Wrong Speech?

In this thread the best course of action put forward would be to counsel the offender to come clean. If you're not close enough to him or her to do that, I'd suggest you're not close enough to justify telling the partner about the affair, either. To presume to interfere when you don't know much abou...
by Reductor
Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: late but happy international beard day
Replies: 9
Views: 1317

Re: late but happy international beard day

Pooh! I wish I could grow a respectable beard - then I could be even more lazy :D
by Reductor
Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:30 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: In memorium...
Replies: 9
Views: 1555

Re: In memorium...

:heart:
by Reductor
Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Bodhi on War and Thanissaro's rebuttal
Replies: 382
Views: 46904

Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi on War and Thanissaro's rebuttal

Could you say what you mean by the line-in-the-sand view? And what happens when that line is crossed? Yes, I see. My assumption is that in an extreme set of circumstances survival instinct would kick in and "take over", regardless of our philosophical position. Maybe. But violence like that is less...
by Reductor
Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Bodhi on War and Thanissaro's rebuttal
Replies: 382
Views: 46904

Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi on War and Thanissaro's rebuttal

Even if most of us decide not to take that stance, it should be brought forward and reflected on. I think that's what this thread has been doing even though that stance has remained unsaid and only kept in mind. Mine at least anyway. You're the first to say it outright, with a good metaphor to boot...
by Reductor
Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Bodhi on War and Thanissaro's rebuttal
Replies: 382
Views: 46904

Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi on War and Thanissaro's rebuttal

What is the consequence of crossing such a line? In all cases there are kammic results, and when the person crossing the line has poor discernment, there is a compounding of suffering rather than an amelioration of it. In all cases there are kammic results, as when the person not crossing the line ...
by Reductor
Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Bodhi on War and Thanissaro's rebuttal
Replies: 382
Views: 46904

Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi on War and Thanissaro's rebuttal

.. the line-in-the-sand view of action that is seldom put forward for serious consideration... Could you say what you mean by the line-in-the-sand view? And what happens when that line is crossed? The line-in-the-sand view is that killing as an option shouldn't be entertained by Buddhists (which is...