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by DooDoot
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada Buddhism and Trans Folk
Replies: 62
Views: 7542

Re: Theravada Buddhism and Trans Folk

Bodhi Day: A Transgender Buddhist’s Note of Gratitude A Buddha offers metta & safety for all beings, including beings who do not practise the Buddhist path. Therefore, I doubt TransFolk receive any unique status in Buddhism; apart from not being subject to discrimination, which may occur with other...
by DooDoot
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Living as Buddhists in an age of 'Information Overload'
Replies: 38
Views: 6048

Re: Living as Buddhists in an age of 'Information Overload'

I think it might be a good idea to use "I" and "my" rather than "we" "our"or "us". Sometimes Mahayana people have difficulty transitioning from external 'repeating', 'preaching' & 'evangelizing' to internal Theravada self-reflecting (pariyatti), practising (patipatti) & realising (pativedha). The q...
by DooDoot
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Living as Buddhists in an age of 'Information Overload'
Replies: 38
Views: 6048

Re: Living as Buddhists in an age of 'Information Overload'

We live in an age where information is highly abundant. But we need to ask ourselves whether that is always a good thing? It can depend on what type of information we are talking about. I think the Buddhist path is very simple & the wise easily discern the relevance of information. Take 9/11, for e...
by DooDoot
Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Virtue Signaling
Replies: 47
Views: 7792

Re: Right Speech: Virtue Signaling

When one accuses another of "virtue signaling," it is in essence calling the other person a liar. My impression is it is also calling the other person a hypocrite . For example, Hillary Clinton campaigned on all of the jargon of embracing diversity, women, etc, however spent her time in office enga...
by DooDoot
Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Criticism of Islam
Replies: 224
Views: 33394

Re: Buddhism and Islam in Asia: A Long and Complicated History

No actually it was relevant because it just disproves the statement that the Islamic Empire was the pinnacle of the world civilisation which is false. Yes it was important at that specific time but clearly it was not 'the' pinnacle or any kind of pinnacle. Its best to read actual history rather tha...
by DooDoot
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Alternative Forms of Vipassana
Replies: 35
Views: 7903

Re: Alternative Forms of Vipassana

Saengnapha wrote: Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:09 amI can only refer you back to the videos and the explanations put forth there. I think it's laid out quite clearly and not much room for flights of fancy.
Getting 'personal', you seem to have a fetish for rebellious gurus. I have listened to those videos & once is enough. Kind regards :meditate:
by DooDoot
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Criticism of Islam
Replies: 224
Views: 33394

Re: Buddhism and Islam in Asia: A Long and Complicated History

SarathW wrote: Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:44 pmWe should look at the world today and see what is happening around us.
We should define the true essence or message of each religion to stop the misuse of religion.
by DooDoot
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Activism supporting Rohingya
Replies: 82
Views: 12132

Re: Activism supporting Rohingya

You might find the contents of this article helpful before making further posts. I personaly have no problems with logic, unlike the articles you post. Buddhism is not something studied to be used as a weapon to attack others. Buddhism is something very pure therefore if every social system is comp...
by DooDoot
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Criticism of Islam
Replies: 224
Views: 33394

Re: Buddhism and Islam in Asia: A Long and Complicated History

While the Islamic world during the Middle ages was developed more than Europe at that time, it is also incorrect and a gross exaggeration to say that the Islamic Empire was the pinnacle or world civilisation and wealth. The above seems to be a rather bizarre, illogical & contradictory sentence. If ...
by DooDoot
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Criticism of Islam
Replies: 224
Views: 33394

Re: Buddhism and Islam in Asia: A Long and Complicated History

:embarassed: Sorry! I personally discern no need to apologize to a call for superficiality of discussion. To commence a discussion for the purpose of understanding & resolving such problems, both Islam & Buddhism must be understood. When a Muslim, via ignorance, says: " Allah commands us to kill al...
by DooDoot
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Alternative Forms of Vipassana
Replies: 35
Views: 7903

Re: Alternative Forms of Vipassana

Punnaji insists that the original meaning of much of Buddhism has been obscured through the ages. I think the suttas i quoted are fine (unobscured) because how can there be any enlightenment & wisdom without mind? These sutta emphasis the non-arising of craving & becoming rather than the non-arisin...
by DooDoot
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Activism supporting Rohingya
Replies: 82
Views: 12132

Re: Activism supporting Rohingya

ARSA — which is known locally as Harakah al-Yaqin, or the Faith Movement — has managed to stage two deadly attacks on Myanmar’s security forces: one last October and the other last month. ARSA, like ISIS, appear to be a Saudi funded group, lead by Saudis. Take care with this because the Saudis are ...
by DooDoot
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Activism supporting Rohingya
Replies: 82
Views: 12132

Re: Activism supporting Rohingya

Please read what is said. Listen properly this time... If I read it wrong then this would appear make what I read about kamma irrelevant to the topic. The topic seems to be, for the most part, about a defenseless group of people called the Rohingya who are being persecuted & ethically cleansed for ...
by DooDoot
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Criticism of Islam
Replies: 224
Views: 33394

Re: Buddhism and Islam in Asia: A Long and Complicated History

The examples you give seem to support my contention that governments, up to and including emperors, use religion far more than follow it. It's a convenient pretext for invading, slaughtering, raping, enslaving ... all the usual stuff ... but it is rarely, if ever, the underlying reason for that stu...
by DooDoot
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Alternative Forms of Vipassana
Replies: 35
Views: 7903

Re: Alternative Forms of Vipassana

The ideas put forth are from Punnaji's talks on Beyond the 4 Jhanas:Arupa Samadhi , Nirodha Samapatti , and Paticca-Samupadda . They seem quite clear to me and describe what he calls the 2 ways of awakening from the dream of existence. Within one of the talks, he describes what he called the Buddha...