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by pink_trike
Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:44 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: I just found out were getting laid off in two months
Replies: 33
Views: 7394

Re: I just found out were getting laid off in two months

Been there...done it...it sucks...but it passes. The important thing to remember is that "it passes". Good luck...
by pink_trike
Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Past lives
Replies: 23
Views: 5321

Re: Past lives

I've heard lots of people talk intimately about their "past lives" (prolly because I've lived in California for more than 3 decades, and because of my work as a psychotherapist)...but not once have I ever heard talk of anyone previously being an insurance salesman living in a small town in Mississip...
by pink_trike
Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Reflections on Death
Replies: 3
Views: 1483

Re: Reflections on Death

Daily for 15 years.
by pink_trike
Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Women can't become Buddhas?
Replies: 214
Views: 40686

Re: Women can't become Buddhas?

Besides, gender equality is a rare occurrence. Rarely are females being treated as equal in the history of humans Gender equality in premodern societies wasn't as rare as was once thought. We know know that in many premodern societies women and men had different roles and contributed differently to...
by pink_trike
Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Women can't become Buddhas?
Replies: 214
Views: 40686

Re: Women can't be enlightened?

Peter wrote: I would go even further and say that being born a man in a male-dominated society is the product of better karma than being born a woman in a male-dominated society.
I don't get this. Could you be more specific? It seems to me it would be the opposite...but I often see things backwards.
by pink_trike
Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:50 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?
Replies: 45
Views: 8418

Re: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?

125 F. I've only experienced 120 F so far.
by pink_trike
Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:04 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Atheism is...
Replies: 22
Views: 3892

Re: Atheism is...

Imo, atheism is an aversive reaction...another brick in the wall.
by pink_trike
Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:44 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: How do you spend your leisure time?
Replies: 18
Views: 7543

Re: How do you spend your leisure time?

That hammock has my name written all over it. 5 more years...
appicchato wrote:Swinging in the hammock...reading Dhamma books...could be worse... :smile:

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by pink_trike
Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: background/upbringing, how important?
Replies: 10
Views: 2521

Re: background/upbringing, how important?

I grew up in an unwholesome family environment full of greed, alcohol, rage, violence, and falseness (well-hidden though - we met fairly high community standards). I wouldn't trade this experience for anything...as it set me at a very early age on the path toward wholesomeness.
by pink_trike
Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:49 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddhism - Religion or Philosophy
Replies: 30
Views: 6619

Re: Buddhism - Religion or Philosophy

But all in all, my point was that we need to be reflexively aware of how our understanding of religion and philosophy has been conditioned, and how such conditioning in turn shape our understanding of Buddhism, so that we may allow for more expansive understandings of those concepts (and Buddhism) ...
by pink_trike
Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:41 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddhism - Religion or Philosophy
Replies: 30
Views: 6619

Re: Buddhism - Religion or Philosophy

"Religion" to me is in the mind of the beholder...a belief in an experiential state of religiosity that is applied to the teachings. Of key importance to this debate is whether religion as a categorizing concept existed at the time Buddhism was conceived, or if it is a concept that has been layered ...
by pink_trike
Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:31 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddhism - Religion or Philosophy
Replies: 30
Views: 6619

Re: Buddhism - Religion or Philosophy

This religion/philosophy dichotomy which we take for granted is a relatively recent invention of the West. The separation between the two really only developed in about the 16th or 17th century. Greek philosophy was separate from "religion" significantly earlier than this. It seems to me that it is...
by pink_trike
Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:58 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: claptrap
Replies: 28
Views: 4962

Re: claptrap

Yes.
genkaku wrote:Good.
Excellent.
Superior.
Authentic.
Blissful.
Enlightened.
Compassionate.
Clear-eyed.
Profound.
Wise.
True....

When it comes to such things, let others do the talking.

You and I have work to do.

Claptrap never got the job done.

Just noodling.
by pink_trike
Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:49 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddhism - Religion or Philosophy
Replies: 30
Views: 6619

Re: Buddhism - Religion or Philosophy

Perhaps similar to what Element and Retro said...I think it is simply a "way of life" - neither science, or philosophy, or psychology, or religion...although containing elements of all of these...and more importantly, likely not specifically conceived as any of these.
by pink_trike
Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:01 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Ben
Replies: 10
Views: 4696

Re: Hi from Ben

Hi Ben,

Thanks for the invite.

Thanks to the starters.

Hi everyone.

Metta,
Pink_Trike