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by No_Mind
Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How Compassionate Must A Buddhist Be
Replies: 70
Views: 7573

Re: How Compassionate Must A Buddhist Be

Cooran it is not a case of wise compassion or idiot compassion. How to tell people I have no compassion (apart from "tchk tchk you are passing through a hard time now can I please go and watch World Cup football because after that I have to meditate and be in bed by 11 at night") Somehow everyone ha...
by No_Mind
Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How Compassionate Must A Buddhist Be
Replies: 70
Views: 7573

Re: How Compassionate Must A Buddhist Be

Sarath please try and understand my point. Because I brought in lot of lifestyle changes at the time I became a Buddhist which kind of set me apart from others (not drinking, smoking, not using foul language, being more patient, watching less tv and so on) people around me assumed on the whole that ...
by No_Mind
Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How Compassionate Must A Buddhist Be
Replies: 70
Views: 7573

Re: How Compassionate Must A Buddhist Be

Culaavuso, I meant is there some Sutta where Buddha admonishes self pity and says it is wrong or something similar. I am looking for something I can quote quickly and get out of the situation. Like smart alecs question me why is there no God in Buddhism and I quote back the Malunkyovada Sutta to put...
by No_Mind
Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How Compassionate Must A Buddhist Be
Replies: 70
Views: 7573

How Compassionate Must A Buddhist Be

I need advise regarding a strange topic. Since I turned a Buddhist about 18 months back relatives, friends, acquaintances have come to believe I am some kind of ocean of karuna (not joking but truthfully). They have the mistaken idea that they can wallow in self pity and I am bound to listen to them...
by No_Mind
Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Depression and Meditation
Replies: 22
Views: 2395

Re: Depression and Meditation

Feathers has summarized it wonderfully. There is virtually nothing more to add. I have had mild to moderate depression for about 20 years. I have never sought treatment for it. In a way I like being a slightly melancholy person. It makes me more creative.
by No_Mind
Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: urban buddhist monk
Replies: 28
Views: 4343

Re: urban buddhist monk

Buddhism does not forbid bribing (if the bribing is not towards an unholy end but to get what is due to one naturally). Huh?...(used to invite further comment, or to express a lack of understanding)... I quite understand your surprise. But let me try and elaborate with two prong explanation - 1 ) A...
by No_Mind
Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: urban buddhist monk
Replies: 28
Views: 4343

Re: urban buddhist monk

Quite by chance, I found this article . I will immediately state that he concurs that not everyone can do as he has done... but it's very interesting.... Excellent article. But his path consists of turning away from what he dislikes. That is an incorrect way to approach it. His inspiration, Gandhi,...
by No_Mind
Sun Jun 08, 2014 2:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: urban buddhist monk
Replies: 28
Views: 4343

Re: urban buddhist monk

I read this differently; I'm wondering whether what the OP intended was actually this: Can an unordained man (as 'monk' is the operative word) live a life as closely to an ordained life as possible, but outside of a monastery, in an urban situation? I would say yes, to a point, because in any urban...
by No_Mind
Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is prejudiced Akusala-Kamma?
Replies: 27
Views: 2808

Re: Is prejudiced Akusala-Kamma?

omeguysomeguy, Right Speech often entails not speaking, and that's Right..... It was here long before you were born, and shall exist long after you die. . Dont be so sure. I live in India. Official stats say that 17% of the population follow Islam but I live in India. My estimate is that close to 3...
by No_Mind
Sun Jun 01, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is prejudiced Akusala-Kamma?
Replies: 27
Views: 2808

Re: Is prejudiced Akusala-Kamma?

To everyone, Can we kindly stop discussing Hinduism (either its virtues or its deficiencies). We are here to discuss Buddhism. someguysomeguy, calm down. It is a Forum not a wrestling match. Do you need to have the last word in every argument? Hinduism is far from what idyllic ashrams in Haridwar wi...
by No_Mind
Fri May 30, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is prejudiced Akusala-Kamma?
Replies: 27
Views: 2808

Re: Is prejudiced Akusala-Kamma?

On that note, No_Mind, as long as you keep any hateful views to yourself, live virtuously, and purify your mind, you're doing the best you can do. What were the grounds that your interlocutor used to accuse you of prejudice? First of all I will like to clarify that I am not biased against Hindus. I...
by No_Mind
Fri May 30, 2014 12:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is prejudiced Akusala-Kamma?
Replies: 27
Views: 2808

Is prejudiced Akusala-Kamma?

As I have commented before, I live in India. The nation is made of several distinct communities (we have 21 or so official languages) living under one democracy. I do not mean different religions but different communities which differ in dress, culture, language, cuisine and so on but identify with ...
by No_Mind
Sun May 25, 2014 2:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is belief in rebirth compulsory?
Replies: 37
Views: 4388

Re: Is belief in rebirth compulsory?

A. No you are not a Buddhist. B. Sure that is rebirth , but you choose to cherry pick the concept of rebirth which is wrong. C. No you dont respect Buddha. If you respected Buddha you would have also accepted Rebirth and Samsara. There are many materialists (who dont believe in life after death) bu...
by No_Mind
Sat May 24, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is belief in rebirth compulsory?
Replies: 37
Views: 4388

Re: Is belief in rebirth compulsory?

Im from India too (as you), belief in Rebirth comes naturally as Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism all have reincarnation in them. I am surprised that you dont believe in it. I do not wish to begin participating in a new forum on wrong foot but please do not brand me as an Indian or Hindu or Sikh etc. For...
by No_Mind
Sat May 24, 2014 3:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is belief in rebirth compulsory?
Replies: 37
Views: 4388

Is belief in rebirth compulsory?

Can I be a Buddhist without believing in rebirth or Nibbana. I am not rejecting them but setting them aside for later thought (they are of no immediate importance to me). Am I an incomplete Buddhist if I do not at the moment (a year of study of Buddhist books available in pdf version online and basi...