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by John Reeves
Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism, engaged Dharma
Topic: why you proselytize (explained)
Replies: 5
Views: 40342

Re: why you proselytize (explained)

HerbCaplan wrote: You argue over ideas for the same reason you do over your tribe. That reason is you have a (primitive but practically unavoidable) concept of a self. Yes, this is undeniable. I would also add that the opposite is a method of non-communication. A good topic Herb, plenty to contempla...
by John Reeves
Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to now?
Replies: 208
Views: 412766

Re: What music are you listening to now?

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by John Reeves
Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to now?
Replies: 208
Views: 412766

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by John Reeves
Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: General Dharma comparisons
Topic: the great Nirvana debate
Replies: 57
Views: 28010

Re: the great Nirvana debate

"Bhikkhus, when ignorance is abandoned and true knowledge has arisen in a bhikkhu, then with the fading away of ignorance and the arising of true knowledge he no longer clings to sensual pleasures, no longer clings to views, no longer clings to rules and observances, no longer clings to a doctrine ...
by John Reeves
Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: General Dharma comparisons
Topic: Does Buddhism have a well-trained background in Psychology or Psychiatry? ...
Replies: 20
Views: 9902

Re: Does Buddhism have a well-trained background in Psychology or Psychiatry? ...

TexasBuddhist wrote:Hi,


Wondering if Buddhism has a background in Psychology and Psychiatry. Thanks

The reverse is true, most psychiatrists embrace the Buddhas teachings whether they realize this or not.
by John Reeves
Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: General Dharma comparisons
Topic: the great Nirvana debate
Replies: 57
Views: 28010

Re: the great Nirvana debate

“One who is deluded, overcome by delusion, with mind obsessed by it, intends for his own affliction, for the affliction of others, or for the affliction of both, and he experiences mental suffering and dejection. But when delusion is abandoned, he does not intend for his own affliction, for the aff...
by John Reeves
Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: General Dharma comparisons
Topic: the great Nirvana debate
Replies: 57
Views: 28010

Re: the great Nirvana debate

SarathW wrote: Rebirth is the nature of Samsara. Only reason why we can end Samasara is due to the nature of Anatta. If there is no Anatta we can't end Samasara that is Nibbana. Corner stone of Buddha's teaching is Anatta. If Anatta is not there Buddha's teaching become a false teaching. I think Ana...
by John Reeves
Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: General Dharma comparisons
Topic: the great Nirvana debate
Replies: 57
Views: 28010

Re: the great Nirvana debate

AlexMcLeod wrote: This kind of thing happens as the practitioner progresses in mental development. The best advice I have received is to not make a big deal out of it, and just continue to enjoy your practice. They will integrate themselves into your understanding as you continue. Many thanks, Alex ...
by John Reeves
Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: General Dharma comparisons
Topic: the great Nirvana debate
Replies: 57
Views: 28010

Re: the great Nirvana debate

I have for some taken to the idea of moment to moment rebirth in the mental sense as explained by Ajahn Sumedho, and denied reincarnation in the literal sense, my logic was that Anatta was in contradiction and in conflict with reincarnation into the animal realms etc, and reincarnation was more in l...
by John Reeves
Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi
Replies: 8
Views: 5238

Re: Hi

Hello :thumbsup:
by John Reeves
Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Abrahamic contemplative traditions, general comparisons
Topic: Islam is a death cult
Replies: 40
Views: 92274

Re: Islam is a death cult

Hi dhammacoustic, the statement you make, is a form of "I" making, it is a generalization, which surely does not encompass the whole peoples beliefs or views of this religion, you are in effect labelling, which is unfair. I may share your fears but there is another aspect to this ideology, otherwis...
by John Reeves
Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: General Dharma comparisons
Topic: the great Nirvana debate
Replies: 57
Views: 28010

Re: the great Nirvana debate

SarathW wrote:Buddha refused to answer the question existence ( eternalism ) or non-existence (nihilism).
He taught Dukkha of dependent origination and the cessation of Dukkha.

Nibbana is not a thing as far as I understand.

Please note that I am from the Theravada school.
I concur.
by John Reeves
Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: Abrahamic contemplative traditions, general comparisons
Topic: Islam is a death cult
Replies: 40
Views: 92274

Re: Islam is a death cult

The fascist ideology of islam is supported by the Quran itself. And kill them until there is no fitnah and until the religion, all of it, is for al-Lah. And if they cease, then indeed, al-Lah is Seeing of what they do. ─ Quran 8.39 O you who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as...
by John Reeves
Sun Jun 19, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: General Dharma comparisons
Topic: the great Nirvana debate
Replies: 57
Views: 28010

Re: the great Nirvana debate

I chose answer 2.
by John Reeves
Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Islam, Sufism-Islamic mysticism
Topic: Ramadhan Kareem!
Replies: 10
Views: 45530

Re: Ramadhan Kareem!

Hi Khalil Bodhi, I am not familiar with the fasting dates and rules around Ramadhan, could you tell me a little more please?
by John Reeves
Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:02 am
Forum: The Greatest of All Gifts
Topic: MN 20: The Removal Of Distracting Thoughts
Replies: 5
Views: 39436

Re: MN 20: The Removal Of Distracting Thoughts

Thoughts, likes, dislikes, emotions are in a constant change, knowing this, one should not dwell or sorrow for too long on anything! na hi santi nicca pariggaha -Nothing possessed is constant How short this life! You die this side of a century, but even if you live past, you die of old age. People g...
by John Reeves
Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:12 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from another friend from Dhamma wheel
Replies: 5
Views: 3726

Re: Hi from another friend from Dhamma wheel

Hello sarathW :namaste:
by John Reeves
Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:08 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings and salutations
Replies: 2
Views: 2660

Re: Greetings and salutations

Hello :hello: