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by ground
Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Anarchism
Replies: 1001
Views: 55008

Re: Buddhist Anarchism

Malcolm wrote:Personally, I have been a religious monarchist since ...
We would fight against each other in a revolutionary civil war ...
by ground
Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Anarchism
Replies: 1001
Views: 55008

Re: Buddhist Anarchism

Anarchism and religious tradition are contradictory. "Buddhist anarchism" is a contradiction in terms. Why? It depends on how you define anarchism and on the religious tradition we are speaking about ... Yes of course. And I have to admit that I have overlooked that the thread "Buddhist Anarchism" ...
by ground
Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:15 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Anarchism
Replies: 1001
Views: 55008

Re: Buddhist Anarchism

rob h wrote:This was written by Gary Snyder in 1961, ...
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The mercy of the West has been social revolution; the mercy of the East has been individual insight into the basic self/void. We need both.
Anarchism and religious tradition are contradictory. "Buddhist anarchism" is a contradiction in terms.
by ground
Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Confess yourself here for this new year occasion
Replies: 33
Views: 2385

Re: Confess yourself here for this new year occasion

LastLegend wrote:Confess yourself here!
Who am I to confess anthing here? :rolling:
by ground
Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:12 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Detachment vs. Antisocial Personality Disorder
Replies: 28
Views: 3392

Re: Detachment vs. Antisocial Personality Disorder

Why "desparation" and why "put an end to permanently"? Ideas are just ideas, perceptions just perceptions, experiences just experiences, identity fabrications just identity fabrications. :sage: Because suffering is just suffering. Well I can understand that if you suffer from ideas, perceptions, ex...
by ground
Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Celibacy
Replies: 294
Views: 26835

Re: Celibacy

What porn does is stimulate and amplify a specific defilement. And that is? :sage: I want to believe that's not a real question. However, given that it is the Internet and therefore we are all unknown quantities to each other, I will answer: desire/lust. But what is so "specific" a "defilement" abo...
by ground
Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:58 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Detachment vs. Antisocial Personality Disorder
Replies: 28
Views: 3392

Re: Detachment vs. Antisocial Personality Disorder

... The desperation for fabricating ideas, perceptions, having experiences, relationships, identity, etc. doesn't go away just because you intend to, it's a tricky thing to put an end to permanently. Why "desparation" and why "put an end to permanently"? Ideas are just ideas, perceptions just perce...
by ground
Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:55 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Celibacy
Replies: 294
Views: 26835

Re: Celibacy

smcj wrote:What porn does is stimulate and amplify a specific defilement.
And that is? :sage:
by ground
Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Celibacy
Replies: 294
Views: 26835

Re: Celibacy

Need support becoming celibate please help support me somehow I am addicted to pornography would love to be celibate just don't know how someone please provide prayers aspirations etc scriptural resources What is addiction to pornography? Why do you think you are addicted? Or is it that you just fe...
by ground
Sat Jul 20, 2013 4:49 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Detachment vs. Antisocial Personality Disorder
Replies: 28
Views: 3392

Re: Detachment vs. Antisocial Personality Disorder

When reading sutras and other Buddhist writings, we learn about being detached from things, people, events, etc. as an antidote to attachment. It almost seems as if we are supposed to be emotionless robots. Sometimes, particularly early in our practice, we may practice "detachment" a little too dil...
by ground
Sat Jul 20, 2013 4:21 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: proving that Buddhism isn't all negative
Replies: 22
Views: 2429

Re: proving that Buddhism isn't all negative

Luke wrote:I heard someone make this statement:
"Buddhism denies the value and existence of life."

How would you reply to this statement?
Maybe. :sage:
by ground
Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:15 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Stream-entry help!
Replies: 27
Views: 5220

Re: Stream-entry help!

Please, I need step by step instructions on how to enter the stream. Study Samyutta Nikaya, especially Nidana-samyutta, Khandha-samyutta and Salayatana-samyutta. and sit. In parallel sit and study (the above). When sitting, whatever happens, just sit. If it does not work after having studied and un...
by ground
Mon May 27, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Where do thoughts come from?
Replies: 47
Views: 4047

Re: Where do thoughts come from?

From the brain and they don't leave its sphere. :sage:
by ground
Wed May 01, 2013 4:06 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana Problem
Replies: 11
Views: 1923

Re: Mahayana Problem

Here's the problem i have with the Mahayana: everyone always thinks their motivation is good. Even Hitler did what he did because he thought it was a good thing to do. Even if, from your vantage point, you see what someone else is doing is negative, that person doesn't see it that way. The doer alw...
by ground
Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Achieving Epistemic Certainty
Replies: 41
Views: 3509

Re: Achieving Epistemic Certainty

gregkavarnos wrote:
ground wrote:When there is knowledge then "attain" does not apply and "something is true" does not apply. :sage:
How do you know that?
Question not applicable. :sage:
by ground
Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:29 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Achieving Epistemic Certainty
Replies: 41
Views: 3509

Re: Achieving Epistemic Certainty

5heaps wrote:the question you ask is called the study of pramana. its one of the main reasons why the geshe curriculum takes 20+years to complete
Since one may die in each and every moment, scholary ideas not being able to postpone death, that may be an interesting diversified pastime. :sage:
by ground
Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:11 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Impermanence
Replies: 6
Views: 718

Re: Impermanence

Both, impermanence and permanence are just fabrications resulting from being obsessed with the dependently arisen sense of "time". :sage:
by ground
Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:32 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Achieving Epistemic Certainty
Replies: 41
Views: 3509

Re: Achieving Epistemic Certainty

Is there a type of knowledge that can be attained whereby one knows with absolute certainty that something is true? No. Either there is knowledge or not. :sage: I'm not sure what you mean here, can you elaborate? When there is knowledge then "attain" does not apply and "something is true" does not ...
by ground
Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Achieving Epistemic Certainty
Replies: 41
Views: 3509

Re: Achieving Epistemic Certainty

charles wrote:Is there a type of knowledge that can be attained whereby one knows with absolute certainty that something is true?
No. Either there is knowledge or not. :sage:
by ground
Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:56 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are Satipatthana, Shamatha and Vipashyana interrelated?
Replies: 10
Views: 1786

Re: Are Satipatthana, Shamatha and Vipashyana interrelated?

What I mean is, do each of them have to be completely mutually exclusive? No. Each has aspects that the other has and does require. In order to practice shamata there has to be a level of mindfulness (sati) to detect and counter distractions immediately. In order to practice Satipatthana there has ...