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by viniketa
Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:23 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Either/Or <---> And
Replies: 25
Views: 1803

Re: Either/Or <---> And

The four-valued logic is called in Sanskrit a Catuṣkoṭi. Compare it to the Greek tetralemma and the Aristotelian Square of Oppositions.

Namaste.
by viniketa
Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Let's Send Greg To His Retreat This Year
Replies: 53
Views: 7711

Re: Let's Send Greg To His Retreat This Year

Sorry to be dense, but I still can't figure out how to contribute. Can some one give instructions a 4 year old could follow, please?

:namaste:
by viniketa
Thu May 16, 2013 2:46 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Terminal Treatment
Replies: 19
Views: 1184

Re: Terminal Treatment

Buddha never said one should have nor show no emotions, only that our emotions should not rule our responses to others and our lives. If you are hiding or suppressing your emotions about your father, you will have to deal with them eventually. You will probably get a handle on where your self-cheris...
by viniketa
Sun May 12, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: China destroys the ancient Buddhist symbols of Lhasa City in
Replies: 131
Views: 11253

China destroys the ancient Buddhist symbols of Lhasa City in

Thursday, 09 May 2013 13:00 Yeshe Choesang, The Tibet Post International Lhasa-Tibet-2013-323 Dharamshala: - - Ignoring both religious freedom and the outcry of the Tibetan people, the Chinese authorities have begun demolishing the ancient capital of Lhasa, including one of the most important Buddhi...
by viniketa
Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What if they're right?
Replies: 5
Views: 836

Re: What if they're right?

zenkarma wrote:The internet is the new communal mind...
Nice metaphor, but not an actual 'mind', is it?

:namaste:
by viniketa
Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What if they're right?
Replies: 5
Views: 836

Re: What if they're right?

The "New Age" vision of some sort of utopia with no antagonisms - that a person can somehow be "whole" and that society too can be healed of its rifts once and for all is in many ways naive and dangerous, and many commentators have shown that such absolutist thinking may easily lead to totalitarian...
by viniketa
Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What if they're right?
Replies: 5
Views: 836

What if they're right?

There is a lot of derision of "New Agers" on this forum, often with good reason, but I started thinking this weekend: What if they're right? Not about what they think is "Buddhist" or the way Buddhism should be practiced, but about being on the precipice of a new era of human thinking? In another th...
by viniketa
Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Moral discipline is the central practical teaching..?
Replies: 77
Views: 7479

Re: Moral discipline is the central practical teaching..?

Sometimes we speak of Buddhism in terms of conduct and view. Yes, where conduct = śīla and view = prajñā . Citta , then, is seen to maintain the first two. See here . Back to catmoon's point, anything that is "commonsesnse" is "morality", i.e., it is derived from the mores of the larger society (no...
by viniketa
Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Moral discipline is the central practical teaching..?
Replies: 77
Views: 7479

Re: Moral discipline is the central practical teaching..?

That POV rates some respect for sure. But panna means wisdom. I would not classify not killing or stealing or bonking the neighbour's wife as wisdom, its pretty commonsense really. So I would think that right aspiration, speech and action refer to simple morality, and the wisdom comes later in the ...
by viniketa
Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Request for assistance
Replies: 3
Views: 856

Re: Request for assistance

Thanks, Kirt! :smile:

:namaste:
by viniketa
Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:37 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Request for assistance
Replies: 3
Views: 856

Request for assistance

Could someone who knows how to embed a video on this PPhb BBC please post example code?

Thanks in advance.

:namaste:
by viniketa
Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:35 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Hans Rosling: New Insights On Poverty
Replies: 2
Views: 584

Re: Hans Rosling: New Insights On Poverty

Here's an update with the fully animated version:

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Unfortunately, he still doesn't address the fact that we now know the development model and the Kuznet's Curve are wrong...

:namaste:
by viniketa
Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:34 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Buddhist Photo Albums
Replies: 20
Views: 5032

Re: Buddhist Photo Albums

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by viniketa
Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:07 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Moral discipline is the central practical teaching..?
Replies: 77
Views: 7479

Re: Moral discipline is the central practical teaching..?

Silakhanda relates to right speech, right action, and right livelihood, so it can't only be considered to apply to an isolated individual, as Greg quoted earlier, "no man is an island", and most of this thread seems to be considering external standards of morality. While I tend more towards your id...
by viniketa
Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:17 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Moral discipline is the central practical teaching..?
Replies: 77
Views: 7479

Re: Moral discipline is the central practical teaching..?

futerko wrote:... this does seems to pose certain issues at a social level to which I have no simple answer.
Could you expand, please, on the "certain issues"?

:namaste:
by viniketa
Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Moral discipline is the central practical teaching..?
Replies: 77
Views: 7479

Re: Moral discipline is the central practical teaching..?

"Harmony" would be saṃjñā , which is typically used in reference to vinaya and sangha. Rather than continue to play on words, why not establish the semantics for clarity? Both the Latin moralis and the Greek ethikos originally had more to do with "humors" or personality "disposition" rather than any...
by viniketa
Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Karma and rebirth
Replies: 18
Views: 1900

Re: Karma and rebirth

:good:

:group:

:namaste:
by viniketa
Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: stopping thought completely
Replies: 101
Views: 11754

Re: stopping thought completely

lowlydog wrote:you can't stop thinking by engaging in thinking
What is visualization if not thought? A thought can be an "object" of one-pointed meditation.
Queequeg wrote:relevant?
Indeed. One would be fortunate to have Daniel Ingram as a teacher. :smile:

:namaste:
by viniketa
Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:46 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: stopping thought completely
Replies: 101
Views: 11754

Re: stopping thought completely

...awareness is never lost. IMHO the whole trick is to maintain awareness very steadily, as Jinzang says, between dullness and agitation, as the whole thought aggregate calms down. It's totally, totally possible to do this. The result is a profound (and profoundly odd) experience of groundlessness....
by viniketa
Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:32 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: stopping thought completely
Replies: 101
Views: 11754

Re: stopping thought completely

I would be interesting in seeing that instruction. It could be some time before I can retrieve it, if I can retrieve it. As I understand it, when the subject and object (observer/observed, thinker/thought) unite and dissolve, everything goes bye-bye. Then it comes back. When it first happened to me...