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by Caoimhghín
Sun May 24, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Nihilistic view
Replies: 139
Views: 1772

Re: Nihilistic view

But then you just doubled down more, seeming to forget that we are arguing about the utility of a Hindu metaphor for ātma... There is no utility in the metaphor, it does not correspond to Buddhist theories/doctrine of mind. I think I made that clear from the beginning. If you believe it does corres...
by Caoimhghín
Sun May 24, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Nihilistic view
Replies: 139
Views: 1772

Re: Nihilistic view

Yes, really. Your memery adds little here. Your ad homs add absolutely nothing. Was "silly" really too much for you? I sat there after you wrote this weird statement: "You are not disagreeing with me, you are disagreeing with the Buddha." And I thought, "How would I actually respond if someone said...
by Caoimhghín
Sun May 24, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Nihilistic view
Replies: 139
Views: 1772

Re: Nihilistic view

So no, I don't need to talk to you until you get off your bodhimaṇḍa. really.jpg Yes, really. Your memery adds little here. The meaning of the self usually depends on context. My unsolicited advice: say that the self is like a tree that contains two birds. One bird eats of the fruits, struts to and...
by Caoimhghín
Sun May 24, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Nihilistic view
Replies: 139
Views: 1772

Re: Nihilistic view

No. I am disagreeing with you. No matter how much you try to blur the line between you and the Buddha here, I can still see it. Do you even know what we're disagreeing about? I suspect not. Maybe you've been seeing the deity in yourself too much. If you are going to be a jerk about it, then I just ...
by Caoimhghín
Sat May 23, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Nihilistic view
Replies: 139
Views: 1772

Re: Nihilistic view

Are you serious? No, I'm disagreeing with you. Don't be silly. No you are not. What I am saying is not some half-cocked theory that I have dreamed up, it is what was taught by the Buddha. I am just the messenger. So you are not disagreeing with me, you are disagreeing with the Buddha. No. I am disa...
by Caoimhghín
Sat May 23, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Nihilistic view
Replies: 139
Views: 1772

Re: Nihilistic view

Grigoris wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 10:12 pm
Caoimhghín wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 9:18 pm
That's okay. We can disagree. I think it's rather pertinent.
You are not disagreeing with me, you are disagreeing with the Buddha.
Are you serious? No, I'm disagreeing with you. Don't be silly.
by Caoimhghín
Sat May 23, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Nihilistic view
Replies: 139
Views: 1772

Re: Nihilistic view

The meaning of the self usually depends on context. My unsolicited advice: say that the self is like a tree that contains two birds. One bird eats of the fruits, struts to and fro, defecates, sleeps and wakes, dies, and is reborn to repeat the process. The other bird simply watches. Gradually, thro...
by Caoimhghín
Sat May 23, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Nihilistic view
Replies: 139
Views: 1772

Re: Nihilistic view

The meaning of the self usually depends on context. My unsolicited advice: say that the self is like a tree that contains two birds. One bird eats of the fruits, struts to and fro, defecates, sleeps and wakes, dies, and is reborn to repeat the process. The other bird simply watches. Gradually, thro...
by Caoimhghín
Wed May 20, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Karmic cause become gay
Replies: 72
Views: 1407

Re: Karmic cause become gay

It's become a joke among people of my generation (I'm in my 20s) that many women my age are bisexual. While it's obviously not objective, the fact that the joke has caught on like wildfire suggests something I think. Human sexuality is not fully understood, and I think homosexuality is underreporte...
by Caoimhghín
Wed May 20, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Karmic cause become gay
Replies: 72
Views: 1407

Re: Karmic cause become gay

Hello guys As far as I can tell Buddha never condemns gay people, Buddha taught us to have compassion to all living beings. But the question is, what is the karmic cause that makes someone become a gay? Thanks in advance. Traditionally, many will tell you it is because of past cheating. Specificall...
by Caoimhghín
Wed May 20, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Language
Topic: The Syllable "Pey" in the Mani Mantra
Replies: 17
Views: 476

Re: The Syllable "Pey" in the Mani Mantra

The sanskrit form is Om Mani Padme Hum Padme? You mean like Luke Skywalker’s mother? Sometimes I wonder if Lucas was interested in the notion of being unable to give up the apparition of a sky-flower, the vain imputation of the self onto the other by that self's reification of the "real" that it pe...
by Caoimhghín
Mon May 18, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Karmic cause become gay
Replies: 72
Views: 1407

Re: Karmic cause become gay

We can only assume being born straight is due to cheating on your homosexual lover. :rolling: Best explanation. Well, it certainly explains why there's so many straight people. It's just all that homosexual experimentation with non-monogamy. It's just going to feed into itself forever, as more and ...
by Caoimhghín
Mon May 18, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Karmic cause become gay
Replies: 72
Views: 1407

Re: Karmic cause become gay

Hello guys As far as I can tell Buddha never condemns gay people, Buddha taught us to have compassion to all living beings. But the question is, what is the karmic cause that makes someone become a gay? Thanks in advance. Traditionally, many will tell you it is because of past cheating. Specificall...
by Caoimhghín
Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Soul Integration
Replies: 138
Views: 4666

Re: Soul Integration

As for monetary support of anti-gay legislation, that is a very serious allegation. My understanding is that DRBA does not engage in political activity (at least not since the support of Bush Sr.'s campaign). It would be even more troubling if funds offered to the Three Jewels were being used for p...
by Caoimhghín
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Soul Integration
Replies: 138
Views: 4666

Re: Soul Integration

It's also rooted in apocryphal upāsakaśīla sūtras popular in China, but I get where you are coming from with Daoism. It's also rooted in Confucianism, which strict gendered roles for family members and society.
by Caoimhghín
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Soul Integration
Replies: 138
Views: 4666

Re: Soul Integration

IMO Ven Xuānhuà can become enlightened after he deals with the ramifications of the extreme suffering he has caused for untold numbers of American gay Buddhists. His association to this very day is rabidly homophobic and funnels it's monetary weight into supporting anti-gay legislation. I don't thin...
by Caoimhghín
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2986
Views: 318141

Re: Music time

A particularly lovely motet from Poulenc:

by Caoimhghín
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Soul Integration
Replies: 138
Views: 4666

Re: Soul Integration

Well, it was pretty secret, under the name "closeted." Which is, I'm pretty sure, a turn of phrase from the 1950s or something. Watch out, the ancient secret religion is lurking...... :rolleye: Whenever there's powerful globalist homosexual cabal myths, I almost wish they were true. I would love to...
by Caoimhghín
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Soul Integration
Replies: 138
Views: 4666

Re: Soul Integration

I have found Master Hsuan Hua uses skilfull means to say unusual things during some of his teachings. Yes, like his skillful means when he taught that homosexuals are practitioners of an ancient secret religion that is only revealing itself in this present day. :bow: :sage: Homosexuality contradict...
by Caoimhghín
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Soul Integration
Replies: 138
Views: 4666

Re: Soul Integration

You gotta give me some time here! :spy: We all actually had this exact same conversation before about the same thing. I'm pretty sure I know what Ven Xuānhuà is commenting on, and it's the apocryphal Śūraṅgamasūtra. I just need to find it.

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