Search found 1363 matches

by boda
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: The Dangers of Diluted Buddhism
Replies: 19
Views: 766

Re: The Dangers of Diluted Buddhism

I don't think he says their [Westerners] moral framework is "wrong", he says that the moral framework of Buddhism is utterly different from what we take as the default in our society, and it's hard to argue that he is wrong on that, I think DGA nailed it with: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQzkDz...
by boda
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: The Dangers of Diluted Buddhism
Replies: 19
Views: 766

Re: The Dangers of Diluted Buddhism

I think you are reading a bit too much into it. He's simply challenging us to reevaluate our motivations to practice the Dharma. No, he attempts to explain how the moral framework that Westerners approach Buddhism with makes them prone to eventually abandoning it because their moral framework is fl...
by boda
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: The Dangers of Diluted Buddhism
Replies: 19
Views: 766

Re: The Dangers of Diluted Buddhism

The article is well summarized in the last line: to follow a fake master ends up with us jumping off the cliff with the one in whom we have placed our trust, hand in hand, to mutual destruction. In my opinion, it would be a stronger message if he didn't attempt to analyze why Westerners fall for "f...
by boda
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Media
Topic: The Dangers of Diluted Buddhism
Replies: 19
Views: 766

Re: The Dangers of Diluted Buddhism

The article is well summarized in the last line: to follow a fake master ends up with us jumping off the cliff with the one in whom we have placed our trust, hand in hand, to mutual destruction. In my opinion, it would be a stronger message if he didn't attempt to analyze why Westerners fall for "fa...
by boda
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is reborn after death?
Replies: 105
Views: 4855

Re: What is reborn after death?

Very often, appeals to modernity reveal a kind of arrogance. It's self-congratulation. And its logic necessarily puts others in a negative light. If we are modern, what are you? The opposite of modern. Unfortunately, this kind of logic permeates a lot of English-language Buddhist discourses. Discou...
by boda
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is reborn after death?
Replies: 105
Views: 4855

Re: What is reborn after death?

This describes pretty much everyone who’s ever lived, with the only exception being a Buddha, I suppose. Yes, but this is something that people who think that we are modern and extremely 'advanced' compared to the average person 2000 years ago often miss. Very often, appeals to modernity reveal a k...
by boda
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Blue "ripple"
Replies: 38
Views: 1250

Re: Blue "ripple"

We gotta step back from this tribal precipice and get down to contingent coalitions around policies. Maybe a pipe dream. Clearly that’s not going to be initiated from the Divider-In-Chief. It’ll be interesting to see how things develop with a democratic majority in the house. The hostility could es...
by boda
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is reborn after death?
Replies: 105
Views: 4855

Re: What is reborn after death?

Or a person clinging to the views that they have come to adopt as a result of their karma and environment, just as they did 500 or 2000 years ago, with the only exception that these differ in flavor. This describes pretty much everyone who’s ever lived, with the only exception being a Buddha, I sup...
by boda
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is reborn after death?
Replies: 105
Views: 4855

Re: What is reborn after death?

What is a "modern person"? Who counts as a modern person? For that matter, what is modernity? What or who is the opposite of a modern person? Perhaps a person who values science, reason, humanism, and progress. Or a person clinging to the views that they have come to adopt as a result of their karm...
by boda
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is reborn after death?
Replies: 105
Views: 4855

Re: What is reborn after death?

DGA wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:00 pm
What is a "modern person"? Who counts as a modern person? For that matter, what is modernity?

What or who is the opposite of a modern person?
Perhaps a person who values science, reason, humanism, and progress.
by boda
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Another day in America
Replies: 61
Views: 1214

Re: Another day in America

Speaking of statistically rare, two men who survived last years Las Vegas mass shooting were also in this shooting. One of them survived.
by boda
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Another day in America
Replies: 61
Views: 1214

Re: Another day in America

I read that he bought the extended magazine legally. Before they stopped having a latin dance night at that club about a year ago, incidentally, my wife and I used to go their regularly for years. Thousand Oaks has been rated as the fourth safest city in the US. It probably still is. As horrible as...
by boda
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Blue "ripple"
Replies: 38
Views: 1250

Re: Blue "ripple"

Dems seem to have won the suburbs. Still have no economic message for the working classes. We need to continue making the case: Eliminate basic economic insecurities like healthcare (and shore up other basic social safety net programs), open paths for young people to acquire the skills they will ne...
by boda
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Another day in America
Replies: 61
Views: 1214

Re: Another day in America

I read that he bought the extended magazine legally.

Before they stopped having a latin dance night at that club about a year ago, incidentally, my wife and I used to go there regularly for years.

Thousand Oaks has been rated as the fourth safest city in the US.
by boda
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Blue "ripple"
Replies: 38
Views: 1250

Re: Blue "ripple"

Dems seem to have won the suburbs. Still have no economic message for the working classes. We need to continue making the case: Eliminate basic economic insecurities like healthcare (and shore up other basic social safety net programs), open paths for young people to acquire the skills they will ne...
by boda
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: America”s Next Civil War
Replies: 44
Views: 2208

Re: America”s Next Civil War

I've paroozed the comment sections of Fox News and Breitbart in the last few days, and then looked at what I suppose are the left wing equivalents at Media Matters & Salon. There's a clear and substantial difference between them in reasoning level or critical thinking, as you might imagine there wou...
by boda
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Does anyone barefoot jog or hike?
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Re: Does anyone barefoot jog or hike?

Yes, on the beach. :smile:
by boda
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is Dharma practice a struggle for you?
Replies: 42
Views: 2810

Re: Is Dharma practice a struggle for you?

Would I be more appropriately miserable if I just knuckled down and did more formal seated practice, say? In my experience, increasing sitting time tends to increase the benefit, at least it did going from 20 minutes to 40. I'm sure there's a point of negative return though, but I'm in no danger of...
by boda
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Brad Warner - Why Buddhist Teachers Go Bad
Replies: 20
Views: 1275

Re: Brad Warner - Why Buddhist Teachers Go Bad

I don't know what shamans really do. So maybe is the best I can give you. Is it spiritual in the same way as Buddhist meditation is? I dunno. But I'd be wary about comparing or mix 'n' matching the two. Also even if I were to concede that a hunter gatherer shaman path is a path to enlightenment, co...

Go to advanced search