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by futerko
Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: "pre-buddhist" (in my life) thinkers who helped me think
Replies: 14
Views: 1258

Re: "pre-buddhist" (in my life) thinkers who helped me think

I've got to mention Colin Wilson here (who died recently) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Outsider_(Colin_Wilson) Also Yi-Fu Tuan, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yi-Fu_Tuan - I read "Space and Place" when studying geography at 15 and it started me on a path of discovery that would seem to culminate...
by futerko
Sat Dec 14, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Common Anatta Question
Replies: 123
Views: 8061

Re: Common Anatta Question

All phenomena are not in the state of nirvana from the beginning. Nirvana is a state that only a person can attain when they become permanently free from all their delusions. All phenomena lack inherent existence and this is sometimes referred to as 'the natural state of nirvana'. It's also true th...
by futerko
Sat Dec 14, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Denying you're a Buddhist to outsiders
Replies: 93
Views: 15354

Re: Denying you're a Buddhist to outsiders

I just deny outsiders to Buddhists...

either on a relative level - that there is no outside and therefore they're all open to listening to me talk garbage,

or on an absolute level - that there are no existing beings as such.
by futerko
Sat Dec 14, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The God within
Replies: 15
Views: 1107

Re: The God within

Jesse wrote:
futerko wrote:After the laundry... cornflakes!
And Lot's more laundry :(
Especially if you smother yourself in honey and then roll in the cornflakes before meditating - that can make doing the laundry quite a pain in my experience.
by futerko
Sat Dec 14, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The God within
Replies: 15
Views: 1107

Re: The God within

After the laundry... cornflakes!
by futerko
Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Common Anatta Question
Replies: 123
Views: 8061

Re: Common Anatta Question

All phenomena are not in the state of nirvana from the beginning. Nirvana is a state that only a person can attain when they become permanently free from all their delusions. All phenomena lack inherent existence and this is sometimes referred to as 'the natural state of nirvana'. It's also true th...
by futerko
Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:08 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Common Anatta Question
Replies: 123
Views: 8061

Re: Common Anatta Question

All experiences are by definition experienced by someone (or something). So yes, in this way there are "individuals". The conventional subject-object view leads to an illusion that both the object and the self are static and concrete, discrete entities rather than a flow of experience, and this lead...
by futerko
Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:08 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Cho-kyi Go-cha
Replies: 6
Views: 689

Re: Cho-kyi Go-cha

ngodrup wrote:I had the impression this was a 20th century figure, or 19th at the earliest.
That's Khenpo Chökyi Gocha 1942-2010.
by futerko
Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Obstacles to Bodhicitta
Replies: 60
Views: 5989

Re: Obstacles to Bodhicitta

I'm not sure how useful it is to view it in terms of other beings, as that remains within a framework of self and other. For me, what I find works better is to view it in terms of the causes of the six lokas; pride, jealousy, passion, ignorance, greed, and anger, and to see how they result from mist...
by futerko
Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lost and hesitant to find teacher
Replies: 46
Views: 4490

Re: Lost and hesitant to find teacher

I think that, considering your situation, it is fine to make sorting your head out your main practice at the moment and not care too much about doing formal sitting practices. I would recommend reading and listening to teachings more with a plan to reach an understanding of yourself and the Buddhist...
by futerko
Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:14 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Five precepts: an inquiry
Replies: 8
Views: 899

Re: Five precepts: an inquiry

KeithBC wrote:my self-imposed limit of 2 drinks in over 30 years.
That last small sherry just evaporated before the 15 years was out. :tongue:
by futerko
Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:58 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "...but the science of Buddhism will never change."
Replies: 788
Views: 48247

Re: "...but the science of Buddhism will never change."

He did write a book about it - "What makes you not a Buddhist", where he discusses the four seals - a definition I seem to remember you using to defend Stephen Batchelor's position a while back. IN general, I was doing so because of what other people accepted, not what I accept. Yes, but I think it...
by futerko
Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:41 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "...but the science of Buddhism will never change."
Replies: 788
Views: 48247

Re: "...but the science of Buddhism will never change."

Does that sound like "reactionary rhetoric" from someone suffering from "religious and cultural insecurity"? I am very sympathetic with what you have said in this thread, but honestly I feel that you are misrepresenting DJKR. I was merely using Dzongsar Khyentse's interview as example of what I fin...
by futerko
Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:07 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2362
Views: 189569

Re: Music time

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by futerko
Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:48 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Does software pirating break the second precept?
Replies: 105
Views: 7863

Re: Does software pirating break the second precept?

I hear you (futerko), but the difference is that the software producer, by restrictively licencing his product, is not denying you something that you already had free access to. Right, I think that people are quite willing to pay for the stuff they receive. Then the issue is more about what would b...
by futerko
Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Does software pirating break the second precept?
Replies: 105
Views: 7863

Re: Does software pirating break the second precept?

Futerko wrote: Let's say that corporations claim ownership of the air. Are you still going to insist on legality, or will you challenge the validity of the law? Really? I was talking about a product that has been created for the purpose of sale and you are talking about claiming ownership of someth...
by futerko
Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Does software pirating break the second precept?
Replies: 105
Views: 7863

Re: Does software pirating break the second precept?

Malcolm wrote:The can't claim ownership, they license bandwidth.
Of course, all you need to do is find a way to put a fence around it in order to claim distribution rights.
by futerko
Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Does software pirating break the second precept?
Replies: 105
Views: 7863

Re: Does software pirating break the second precept?

Futerko, I felt that the claim was implicit. As for... I personally find your relationship to rule-governed behaviour quite rigid That's a fair point, although it is also an assumption. If people diligently followed the 8FP then I guess the 'rules' would not be required... but they don't and so the...
by futerko
Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Accepting feelings and letting go
Replies: 4
Views: 685

Re: Accepting feelings and letting go

justsit wrote:Sometimes it is helpful to face your demons, and find out what they need. This is an excellent guide.
:good:

Also here http://feedingyourdemons.co.uk/feeding/ ... ocess.html
by futerko
Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Does software pirating break the second precept?
Replies: 105
Views: 7863

Re: Does software pirating break the second precept?

Is there anything here to debate? For downloaded software that is not freely given. Users are expected to pay for a licence. The OP (and others) think this doesn't apply to them. The law says otherwise. What other laws do the OP (and others) think doesn't apply? Are there any restrictions on making...

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