99.9% of Theravada is primitive, false

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Re: 99.9% of Theravada is primitive, false

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Antaradhana wrote: Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:21 pm Thick trolling :stirthepot:
If someone else, someone more respectable had posted this topic and phrased it somewhat differently, it would be one of the most relevant topics.

chownah wrote: Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:25 am "100% of theravada is primitive, false"......there, now you can say "I read somewhere on the internet that all buddhism is false."

But back to the topic, I'm really wanting to see what they say is the 0.1% which is not primitive and false. I'm wondering if it is stuff that I agree with or not.
It's about the nature of religion/sprituality: the ecclecticism, the entitlement mentality, the conviction in one's own infallible understanding of How Things Really Are. These are so natural that to straightforwardly discuss them usually gets shot down as "trolling".
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Re: 99.9% of Theravada is primitive, false

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faith is like expecting it to rain

be patient
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cappuccino wrote: Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:45 am faith is like expecting it to rain

you can't lose, be patient
Sure. Just don't plant any seeds and don't rely on a harvest.

Which is, ironically, what so much of religion/spirituality comes down to: Expecting it to rain, being patient, but not planting any seeds, because one knows all too well that relying on a rain that might or might not come in time is not good enough. So one plants one's seeds elsewhere, somewhere where one doesn't rely on chance rain.
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Re: 99.9% of Theravada is primitive, false

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the phenomena of rain is inevitable

I chose this analogy because rain is still rare
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Re: 99.9% of Theravada is primitive, false

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cappuccino wrote: Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:17 am

I chose this analogy because rain is still rare
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Re: 99.9% of Theravada is primitive, false

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DooDoot wrote: Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:19 am
Manopubbangama wrote: Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:54 pmI read somewhere on the internet that almost all buddhism is false.
Where exactly was this read? From your own post, below? :shrug: (click to enlarge)

If is often said: "the first sign of madness is talking to yourself". What about reading your own posts? Is the 2nd sign of madness reading & repeating your own posts, as though your own idea is another person's idea? :shrug:
Wow.

No interest in owning ones own view.

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I guess the thread can be closed now.

The owner of the view refused to claim the view.
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Re: 99.9% of Theravada is primitive, false

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Greetings,

Perhaps in the future it would be best to ask people about their views, rather than foist strawmen upon them?

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