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by Wayfarer
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Praetorian Guard starting to move?
Replies: 11
Views: 198

Re: Praetorian Guard starting to move?

It’s plainly obvious that Trump is not acting in the national interest, but wholly and solely in his own. But in his mind, he can’t make any such distinction, such is his egotistical and delusional narcissism. Until the GOP gets the guts to stand up, this will continuing spiralling downwards, at eno...
by Wayfarer
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Two Truths Sauvignon Blanc
Replies: 14
Views: 175

Re: Two Truths Sauvignon Blanc

The real question is -- do you drink it all at once, or gradually. Gradually. I don’t altogether abstain from intoxicants, but I usually stop well short of intoxication. [But I get the double entendre ;) ] Actually after taking that photo, I read the label on the back of the bottle: There are alway...
by Wayfarer
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Two Truths Sauvignon Blanc
Replies: 14
Views: 175

Re: Two Truths Sauvignon Blanc

Well so long as it goes in one end, and out the other, then it will have performed as expected. I'll keep you posted. :tongue:

(I suppose it's a bit uncool posting about such things on a Buddhist forum, but then, I did post it in Lounge.)
by Wayfarer
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Meditation on Awareness
Replies: 8
Views: 164

Re: Meditation on Awareness

That said, when one meditates on awareness, where then is this awareness located? Nowhere. Location is in awareness, awareness is not in location. You’re trying to objectify it, locate it amongst the seen and the known. But it can’t be done, because it is prior to that. Hence, un-knowing, ‘don’t kn...
by Wayfarer
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Meditation timer app?
Replies: 7
Views: 102

Re: Meditation timer app?

Insight Timer is brilliant. Look no further.
by Wayfarer
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Two Truths Sauvignon Blanc
Replies: 14
Views: 175

Two Truths Sauvignon Blanc

Wasn't even shopping for this variety, but then, as soon as I saw it, I had to buy it, and as soon as buying it, had to post it here. (I might try and find out later as to how it came by its name.)

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by Wayfarer
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma government?
Replies: 84
Views: 1055

Re: Dharma government?

Watts is completely dated Well if you can find me a more current citation for that idea, then I be pleased to use it, but otherwise it’s just The genetic fallacy (also known as the fallacy of origins or fallacy of virtue) is a fallacy of irrelevance that is based solely on someone's or something's ...
by Wayfarer
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Post-awakening cultivation in Zen
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: Post-awakening cultivation in Zen

Beautifully chosen passage, thank you @Coëmgenu. And makes the point again about the 'heart-mind' ambiguity.

:namaste:
by Wayfarer
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma government?
Replies: 84
Views: 1055

Re: Dharma government?

Actually a lot of the dynamic in this analysis goes back to the origins of Western culture. The word 'orthodoxy' means 'right belief' or 'right worship' - subtly different from 'samma ditthi', right view or understanding. And in the formative years of Western culture, a lot of blood was shed over wh...
by Wayfarer
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma government?
Replies: 84
Views: 1055

Re: Dharma government?

enlightenment values are not accurately characterized as utilitarian or pragmatic. Also, many traditional or religious values, in practice, are frighteningly utilitarian or pragmatic. For example, isn't Trump supposed to represent traditional or conservative values? I think this reaction is quite c...
by Wayfarer
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma government?
Replies: 84
Views: 1055

Re: Dharma government?

In a sense, all philosophy might be seen as rejecting the transcendent because philosophy is based in reason. Although philosophy can also be seen as a method of seeking truth and wisdom. The crucial difference with secular-scientific thinking is that 'seeking truth' always presumes the separation ...
by Wayfarer
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma government?
Replies: 84
Views: 1055

Re: Dharma government?

I said 'a certain kind of secular" sensibility' - insofar as the Buddha rejected religious ritualism, hereditary priesthood, and many other elements of Hindu religiosity. But I also said that the goal of Nirvāṇa is outside the range of secular philosophy.
by Wayfarer
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Post-awakening cultivation in Zen
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: Post-awakening cultivation in Zen

They are indeed. This true mind is natural and does not come from outside. It is not confined to cultivation in past, present, or future. The dearest and most intimate thing there could be is to preserve the mind yourself. If you know the mind, you will reach transcendence by preserving it. I am int...
by Wayfarer
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma government?
Replies: 84
Views: 1055

Re: Dharma government?

the goal of Nirvāṇa is outside any of the categories of the understanding of so-called secular philosophy in the West. I think if that is understood, then secular cultures can still accommodate such teachings but again only if they understand that it's about something out of range of scientific und...
by Wayfarer
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma government?
Replies: 84
Views: 1055

Re: Dharma government?

Secularism is an ideal. In reality what we have is Christianity with references to God removed. The basic moral/ethical ideas of Christianity are still there. The influence of religion on daily life is still there. Take the U$ for example: 73.3% of the population identifies as Christian and only 18...
by Wayfarer
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi everyone :)
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: Hi everyone :)

:hi:
by Wayfarer
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma government?
Replies: 84
Views: 1055

Re: Dharma government?

there is a distinction between Mi chos, literally "human dharma," which principally involves secular ethics, and "Lha chos," higher Dharma. There's a similar principle in Christian philosophy, based on the verse 'render unto Caesar those things that are Caesar's', which became the basis for the the...
by Wayfarer
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 59
Views: 1478

Re: Existence

'What exists' and 'what is real' are not the same. ''What exists' is what can be measured, ascertained, photographed, recorded, and so on. But 'existence' itself is simply a momentary aspect of the totality - and the totality is what is real. Reality includes everything you can see, know, think abou...
by Wayfarer
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Vinaya doesn't prohibit smoking -tobacco-, but...
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Re: Vinaya doesn't prohibit smoking -tobacco-, but...

What is ‘second noble truth’, causes of suffering? [Hint: single word, begins with ‘t’.]
by Wayfarer
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Vinaya doesn't prohibit smoking -tobacco-, but...
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Re: Vinaya doesn't prohibit smoking -tobacco-, but...

...it’s only because it hadn’t been discovered at the time.

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