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What @Victorious is describing is coming. The political class is not able to facilitate this change. The ideals of rampant consumerism or rampant generosity/altruism?
Olympus will fall no doubt. Just a matter of time and me…
@Victorious this doesn't really address your question, but I am a huge fan of trading skillsets. They can be valued just like money, except it's more tit for tat rather than being forced to go without something you need because you…
So here it comes...
CONFESSIONS of a MEGALOMANIAC BUDDHIST
The reason I got caught up in this idea is because I defied my Theravada upbringing and started to explore How To Save The World. Yeah crazy I know but I have a BIG HEART as you all kn…
A little about how he saw himself. Very philosophical but still this view of himself is mentioned in several places.
The Buddha speaking to his 7 year old son. This I will use …
Are there any sutras or texts pertaining to connecting with Buddha as an individual? I guess I am having issues taking refuge in him particularly. I understand the dharma and sangha. But he feels out of reach.
Thanks to ev…
Thanks @David. Yes. Greed, ill-will and avijja are the eternal enemies. But somehow I think it is too much to ask of people to entirely become devoid of these traits. (I mean look at us here, how we try and fail ). We will never get there. Instead …
Thanks guys you have broadened my view on this issue.
Let me just explain my view a little bit. Globalism for me is not capitalism or communism, it is not dictatorship. Globalism or as Jason puts it Internationalism is for me the way for the smal…
Have you been busy beating people up and fighting again?
Well yes sort of. But only verbally. Sorry...
Have been looking into the (global) alt right movement and assessing different approaches to understanding the …
Into the Stream
A Study Guide on the First Stage of Awakening
Regardless of alleged sexism I think this was a pr…
Do all these different definitions complement each other? Or do they contradict?
Are the different definitions from seperate times? schools?
Often there is a divition of practise into lokiya and loka uttara. Is this one of those times? I.e. se…
10. "With his gaining of insight he abandons three states of mind, namely self-illusion, doubt, and indulgence in meaningless rites and rituals, should there be any. He is also fully freed from the four states of w…
Thanks.This I found to. Seems to confirm what I said about the sangha.
(4) The Four Factors of a Stream-Enterer
"Monks, a noble disciple who possesses four things is a stream-enterer,
no longer bound to the lower world, fixed in destin…
I think upekka answerd your question much the same way I did.
once one become a stream entry one can decide (or according to how strong one's habitual tendencies) whether one needs to go through other stages in the same lif…
Simply put there is no one in this Multiverse who has ever considered an imposed multi lifetime timeline for sotapanna to arahatship chain. On the contrary Unbinding is available for anyone to realise in this life time, year, …
The stream-enterer sees he 4 Noble Truths.
And that is in opposition to upekkas post because ...?
l know about your approach to cultivation. So I would really value your opinion. Here or on pm.
Number of lifetimes should be read as "at the most" so a sotapanna for instance will become unbound in 7 litetimes at the MOST.
It is always possible to attain unbinding in one litetime.
You're not disagreeing with me because I never suggested that attraction = objectification. Is the point I'm trying to make really that obscure?
Yes kind of.
It is a difficult subject. Many feelings and no real statistics …
That we take things on blind faith and say this is how it is. Or this is what the Buddha said! But we really have no idea, but won't admit it.
To take things on blind faith is not neccessary.
If there was a Buddha or no…
Imagine memorising The Lord of the rings and then verbally passing it down through god knows how many generations. Then translating it into English. And yet we argue about what the Buddha said?
As I understand it and…
How do you live with the worst, most selfish, most unskillful actions you've committed in your life - affairs, broken vows, broken precepts, misbehavior, addiction? I thought I was better than that, but woke up a couple of years a…
I'm just disagreeing with you ...
No it seems you are disagreeing with a statement you attributed to me. Not one that was my own.
But you are of course welcome to disagree with what I did say too. This is after all a di…
is there any source to know the difference between 'practicing towards once-returner' and 'practicing towards non-returner'
i ask this because until one become non-returner one has 'kama-raga' and 'pati…
there are things that a stream-winner does:
keeps five precepts always
respects all sungha without any exception
knows clearly what to do for the full deliverance
I think these premises are incorrect.
victorious by any chance do you know charles? (who likes to discuss abhidhamma)
No sorry. cant say I do.
Are there many translations/versions of the Abhidhamma? As I understand it the Abhidhamma was individual in some p…