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by Snowbear
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Oil and death
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: DJKR letter to Aung San Suu Kyi

So the country that just spent 6 trillion dollars killing 500,000 Muslims since 9/11 is very upset that some human rights were violated. You certainly are the experts. Wait up now.We also have great oil deals in Iraq for those trillions spent.This would all be fodder for another thread ,since it is...
by Snowbear
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A request to explain Vajrayana to a common Mahayanika
Replies: 102
Views: 4187

Re: A request to explain Vajrayana to a common Mahayanika

explicitly, the Buddha has taught that no one in this degenerate era can attain buddhahood by any means apart from Vajrayāna But is this taught anywhere except for within Vajrayāna? It really does seem very much like ‘triumphalism’ - ‘our school/movement/dispenstation is the only real or authentic ...
by Snowbear
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?
Replies: 181
Views: 3562

Re: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?

I should have the time machine finished by Monday. It will take a few days to observe and jot down interviews of relevant parties involved in the origins and formation of Buddhism, and will have the final draft finished and handed in by the end of the week. Now you are just being a jerk, so I will ...
by Snowbear
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?
Replies: 181
Views: 3562

Re: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?

But now you have shifted the goal posts. My bad. You said: "Top-down means taking a religious text as authoritative first and finding evidence that fits." And I replied: So you think that the Buddha developed a religion first and then went about fitting all experience and phenomena to that view?" A...
by Snowbear
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?
Replies: 181
Views: 3562

Re: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?

Grigoris wrote:So you think that the Buddha developed
Did "he" develop anything? Another contentious point.

http://www.academia.edu/36121418/The_Id ... JIABS_2017_
Grigoris wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:13 pm
...and then one develops a experimental method to test the hypothesis.
Null hypothesis.
by Snowbear
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?
Replies: 181
Views: 3562

Re: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?

When it comes to being ‘dismissive’ in relation to this matter, it is the sceptics who dismissive. Stevenson spent many years at his research tasks, conducting thousands of interviews and investigating thousands of cases, many of which he also dismissed. But many of those that remain are quite well...
by Snowbear
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?
Replies: 181
Views: 3562

Re: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?

Top-down means taking a religious text as authoritative first and finding evidence that fits. Bottom-up is finding evidence first and developing a big picture from that, like in the sciences. Denying karma and rebirth is a "sin" in Buddhism, so that is also something to keep in mind on how that infl...
by Snowbear
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?
Replies: 181
Views: 3562

Re: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?

This is not a skeptics forum We should think critically no matter our religious beliefs. According to the Abhidhammata Sangaha doubt (vicikiccha) is classed as a Consciousness Rooted in Delusion (mohamulacittan) and is defined as: "(i)vexation due to perplexed thinking; and (ii)being devoid of the ...
by Snowbear
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?
Replies: 181
Views: 3562

Re: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?

Wayfarer wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:31 am
Quite familiar with the sceptic’s view thank you.
Why so dismissive?
by Snowbear
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?
Replies: 181
Views: 3562

Re: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?

Grigoris wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:30 am
This is not a skeptics forum
We should think critically no matter our religious beliefs.
by Snowbear
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?
Replies: 181
Views: 3562

Re: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?

Please, Wayfarer, I know Ian Stevenson seems to confirm our beliefs as Buddhists but let's try not to oversell him.

http://skepdic.com/stevenson.html
by Snowbear
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?
Replies: 68
Views: 2877

Re: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?

I say no. Fight. Be angry. Make this world better for our children through action. And not through passivity or prayer but by action. You might be a Lotus Sutra Buddhist - except the "be angry" part. Anger clouds the mind and makes one less effective, and ultimately leads to one's downfall. Determi...
by Snowbear
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What's the point of abusive gurus?
Replies: 106
Views: 7416

Re: What's the point of abusive gurus?

Well, if a teacher isn't going to rough a student up, life will take up that task for them anyway. Tough luck going in either direction. :lol:
by Snowbear
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 14638

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

There actually wasn’t a #MeToo movement back then for displeased/violated women to come out against Kunley. Relevance? I was talking about the probability that a guru displaying his activities is more likely to be genuine or a fraud. I didn't bring up #MeToo, but you have done so repeatedly in this...
by Snowbear
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 14638

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

Let's not forget Drukpa Kunley . He was known for his crazy methods of enlightening other beings, mostly women, which earned him the title "The Saint of 5,000 Women". Among other things, women would seek his blessing in the form of sex. His intention was to show that it is possible to be enlightene...
by Snowbear
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 14638

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

Let's not forget Drukpa Kunley . He was known for his crazy methods of enlightening other beings, mostly women, which earned him the title "The Saint of 5,000 Women". Among other things, women would seek his blessing in the form of sex. His intention was to show that it is possible to be enlightened...
by Snowbear
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 14638

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

So do you: 1. Consider it not to be sexual abuse of any kind? 2. Believe that the report gives no grounds to consider him unsuitable as a guru? He was abusing his position IMO. Like I said, it seems he had trouble relating to women non-sexually. I can't make a call on "unsuitable as a guru" because...
by Snowbear
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 14638

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

PeterC wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:51 am
You believe that his actions do not constitute sexual abuse and potentially attempted rape?
Mipham's case is not rape. It is sexual misconduct.
by Snowbear
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 14638

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

We are not talking about consenting adults in this thread. We are talking about sexual abuse. That's a big difference. We can discuss professional and legal aspects such as consent not being consent with religious leaders, but I've read the reports and I don't fault Mipham R. for thinking they were...
by Snowbear
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 14638

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

You did the math? Screw the math. Molesting young boys is worse than consenting adult women. We are not talking about consenting adults in this thread. We are talking about sexual abuse. That's a big difference. We can discuss professional and legal aspects such as consent not being consent with re...

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