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by zAnt
Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Who gets to comment on what? Why should I listen?
Replies: 76
Views: 8451

Re: Who gets to comment on what? Why should I listen?

I could have to, I feel as a fool for what I have said.
by zAnt
Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Who gets to comment on what? Why should I listen?
Replies: 76
Views: 8451

Re: Who gets to comment on what? Why should I listen?

Hi zAnt, I think there's a lot more common ground between you and I than it might seem at first blush. My point in the first post and in subsequent comments (some of which I did not word very skillfully) was to encourage civil discourse among everyone with a stake in this. I think Buddhists should ...
by zAnt
Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Who gets to comment on what? Why should I listen?
Replies: 76
Views: 8451

Re: Who gets to comment on what? Why should I listen?

I'm going to let Jikan speak about this, zAnt, but my reading of what he's saying is exactly the opposite. He's encouraging people in "closed groups" to be open to, receptive to, voices from outside the group. I am sure of this. I'm not offended, man (or woman! :smile: I dunno!) --no worries. I've ...
by zAnt
Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Who gets to comment on what? Why should I listen?
Replies: 76
Views: 8451

Re: Who gets to comment on what? Why should I listen?

I'm going to let Jikan speak about this, zAnt, but my reading of what he's saying is exactly the opposite. He's encouraging people in "closed groups" to be open to, receptive to, voices from outside the group. I am sure of this. I'm not offended, man (or woman! :smile: I dunno!) --no worries. I've ...
by zAnt
Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Who gets to comment on what? Why should I listen?
Replies: 76
Views: 8451

Re: Who gets to comment on what? Why should I listen?

Didn't mean to offend you, was pointing crap out. And he is saying how outsiders have no rights on commenting on insiders discussion. He says it right in his OP. I can't see how you have taken his OP as something to protecting outsiders. I've came here quite a bit, and every time I am here, I feel u...
by zAnt
Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Who gets to comment on what? Why should I listen?
Replies: 76
Views: 8451

Re: Who gets to comment on what? Why should I listen?

Not something to be proud of ;)
by zAnt
Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Who gets to comment on what? Why should I listen?
Replies: 76
Views: 8451

Re: Who gets to comment on what? Why should I listen?

He should've included the "it's" because he had a wrong subject verb agreement. Or if there was a comma after the "curious" as it is subordinating. And from what he wrote, he advocated intolerance, not tolerance. If he was trying to promote tolerance, he would have not bashed on outsiders. That, in ...
by zAnt
Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:18 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Who gets to comment on what? Why should I listen?
Replies: 76
Views: 8451

Re: Who gets to comment on what? Why should I listen?

shel wrote:Curious that advocating tolerance for dissonant views would be construed as elitist.
Please reword this, because grammatically, this makes no sense.
by zAnt
Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Who gets to comment on what? Why should I listen?
Replies: 76
Views: 8451

Re: Who gets to comment on what? Why should I listen?

I advise against this kind of snobbishness. Life is sunnier and more pleasant and more interesting when you are willing to expose yourself to the unfamiliar. Isn't that meditation too? Your OP came off snobby. And when other non-buddhist come in and comment on such discussions, they provide somethi...
by zAnt
Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Test Your Enlightenment
Replies: 44
Views: 6364

Re: Test Your Enlightenment

First, who are you to tell whether someone has attained enligghtenment. How can you ask someone if they have reached it, when you haven't reached it yourself ;) And if one where to say yes to all of those, they wouldn't be enlightened, but delusional. I am sure if you asked someone who is truely enl...
by zAnt
Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:34 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Respecting Dharma books
Replies: 17
Views: 2032

Re: Respecting Dharma books

Why does it matter? The Buddha taught not to be attached to material objects and that they don't matter. It seems the more I learn about this religion the more it resembles the supernatural superstitions of something like Christianity, which is a huge turn off.
by zAnt
Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: what's the fundamental difference?
Replies: 40
Views: 4975

Re: what's the fundamental difference?

gregkavarnos wrote:Where do you get this "information" (for want of a better word) from?
You guys. I've asked many questions and read many answers. From both Dhammawheel.com and Dharmawheel.net
by zAnt
Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:08 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: what's the fundamental difference?
Replies: 40
Views: 4975

Re: what's the fundamental difference?

From what I have learned recently, just that Theravada is much more scripture based, following more of what Buddha taught I. It's original context. Mahayana is where they take a step forward, using logic and life to teach what the Buddha taught, with more of a focus on the compassionate side and hel...
by zAnt
Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is the truth about Buddha in your actual consciense?
Replies: 20
Views: 3069

Re: Is the truth about Buddha in your actual consciense?

I have, I stand by my statement.
by zAnt
Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is the truth about Buddha in your actual consciense?
Replies: 20
Views: 3069

Re: Is the truth about Buddha in your actual consciense?

No, I never said anything about sending anything, I said typing. And no, I do not have faith in that it will send the message. I know it will either send it or fail to send it. Although radio waves cannot be seen, there are many, many different ways to experience them and study them to prove their e...
by zAnt
Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:05 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is the truth about Buddha in your actual consciense?
Replies: 20
Views: 3069

Re: Is the truth about Buddha in your actual consciense?

Easy, I could explain to you the laws of physics, I could tell you that I am typing this from my phone because of the vast amount of evidence I have behind it. The fact I can prove it with the scientific method and through countless trials with the same result can prove that I am indeed typing throu...
by zAnt
Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:35 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is the truth about Buddha in your actual consciense?
Replies: 20
Views: 3069

Re: Is the truth about Buddha in your actual consciense?

I wouldn't use faith... faith means Blind belief In something that you are unsure of.
by zAnt
Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Why not Theravada
Replies: 99
Views: 12324

Re: Why not Theravada

English is my primary language. I apologize for my broken writing, I am on my phone which has a French keyboard and correcting software on it. Thus, it is a pain to type everything out properly. That along with my limited knowledge of Buddhist vocabulary. :twothumbsup:
by zAnt
Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Why not Theravada
Replies: 99
Views: 12324

Re: Why not Theravada

So the difference is that Theravada has less national tradition involved and is focused more on the benefit of the practicing person, than the focus on helping others reach buddhahood along with the practicing person?
by zAnt
Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Why not Theravada
Replies: 99
Views: 12324

Re: Why not Theravada

So what category of Mahayana do you follow?