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by Caoimhghín
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Soul Integration
Replies: 138
Views: 5053

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: 5053

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: 3014
Views: 321410

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: 5053

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: 5053

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: 5053

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.
by Caoimhghín
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Soul Integration
Replies: 138
Views: 5053

Re: Soul Integration

Grigoris wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:17 pm
Can we get a scriptural source for this concept of "soul splitting"?
Śūraṅgamasūtra, not the samādhi one. I'll find it in a bit.
by Caoimhghín
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What happened to Jordan Peterson?;
Replies: 43
Views: 1312

Re: What happened to Jordan Peterson?;

tatpurusa wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:51 pm
If so, I can only congratulate, Canada really seems like Heaven on Earth.
It sounds like the only place you think Big Pharma hasn't reached is heaven.
by Caoimhghín
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 220
Views: 7695

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

then shall we forget the original claim of an average wage discrepancy? Forget whatever you want to forget. You are your own person. Yes, of course. I have already "forgotten," or ignored, what I consider to be a misleading or low-resolution statistic. What about you? When you read that women on av...
by Caoimhghín
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 220
Views: 7695

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

I understand what you are saying, but one benefit of access to rigorous data is precisely that we are able to avoid having to extrapolate a large scale conclusion based on data at the level of the individual Do you know who trusts statistics least? Statisticians. then shall we forget the original c...
by Caoimhghín
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 220
Views: 7695

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

this individual is not paid an average, she is paid her salary, to which she will have agreed and will be based on her skills and experience. In my personal experience, wages are not generally tied to agreement, skills, or experience. But we might have different experiences. I understand what you a...
by Caoimhghín
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 220
Views: 7695

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

cloudburst wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:15 pm
this individual is not paid an average, she is paid her salary, to which she will have agreed and will be based on her skills and experience.
In my personal experience, wages are not generally tied to agreement, skills, or experience. But we might have different experiences.
by Caoimhghín
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The World’s First Poor Rich Country
Replies: 60
Views: 1828

Re: The World’s First Poor Rich Country

I think Marx was actually talking about the French Revolution when he goes on about the "revolution." Like many revolutionaries, even armchair ones, I don't think he thought of the French Revolution as "finished" yet. When he was born it wasn't even 20 years finished. During the oh-so-long drawn out...
by Caoimhghín
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The World’s First Poor Rich Country
Replies: 60
Views: 1828

Re: The World’s First Poor Rich Country

I had a polisci professor who insisted that Marx predicted that if the revolution were to fail midway through, the result would be state capitalism. He's read more Marx than me. I've no clue what writing of Marx he got that from.
by Caoimhghín
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 220
Views: 7695

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

At the same time, the vinaya isn't always the best place to go for basic morality. It is full of weird situations like this: At one time there was a man had two wives, one who was barren and one who was fertile. The barren one said to a monk who was supported by her family, “If the other wife gives...
by Caoimhghín
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddha's Parinirvana
Replies: 12
Views: 688

Re: Buddha's Parinirvana

In the Pāli śrāvaka recension, Venerable Śāriputra shows up at the final sermon despite having been previously dead, so the editing and expansion of this text goes way back.
by Caoimhghín
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Riwoche Society Temple in Janetville
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Riwoche Society Temple in Janetville

It looks like my hometown, where my parents live, is getting a Tibetan temple (maybe) in addition to the Wutai Shan temple in nearby Bethany. https://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/news-story/9673028-three-years-later-temple-developers-plan-return-to-kawartha-lakes/ Janetville is a very, very, very...
by Caoimhghín
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddha's Parinirvana
Replies: 12
Views: 688

Re: Buddha's Parinirvana

After a few, I found that there are five nirvāṇa sūtras in the Taishō Canon. The one that me and Aemilius were looking at is T374 from Ven Dharmakṣema. This is the version that perhaps omits the Buddha's parinirvāṇa (or the corresponding section was lost perhaps?) . The BDK is T375 translated by 沙門慧...
by Caoimhghín
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 220
Views: 7695

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

Buddhism has always taught that abortion is the taking of an innocent human life. Your statement is false. In Buddhism, abortion is only considered the taking of a human life after the 19th week. How do we know this? A bhikṣu etc., only commits parajika, a complete defeat, if he causes an abortion ...
by Caoimhghín
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddha's Parinirvana
Replies: 12
Views: 688

Re: Buddha's Parinirvana

I'm going to check the ones in the Taishō Canon in a few.

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