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Materialism and Buddhism

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths. What can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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Re: Materialism and Buddhism

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Re: Materialism and Buddhism

Postby Sanghamitta » Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:09 pm

The going for refuge is the door of entrance to the teachings of the Buddha.

Bhikku Bodhi.

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Re: Materialism and Buddhism

Postby alan » Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:24 am

I am a debate hobbyist!
I love to debate. Especially about really important things, with people who care.
But you know what? Some people are just not worth talking to. Like those who put together a string of non sequiturs which do not address any reasonable points.

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Re: Materialism and Buddhism

Postby Sanghamitta » Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:25 am

I am not saying that no one should be a debate hobbyist Alan...there are far worse things to be ... :smile:
I am just saying that I am not one. I think on the whole that is a male interest...( ducks )

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Re: Materialism and Buddhism

Postby Lazy_eye » Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:23 pm

Re: materialism, I've seen the term used in a variety of ways. It isn't always reductive -- i.e. doesn't necessarily mean that all meaningful experience should be seen as nothing more than a collection of material processes. That's a rather hardcore view, actually, though it gets used often as a straw man in arguments.

It can simply mean that all experience has a material component, and that if you take the material component away, the experience disappears too.

It's a little like the distinction between the "content" and "technical" aspect of the internet. For the purposes of having a discussion, Dhammawheel is not simply a technical process. But if the technical process stops working, no discussions can take place.

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Re: Materialism and Buddhism

Postby Sanghamitta » Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:31 pm

I suspect that you are correct and that materialism is often read as advocating a position that says that only the measurable exists....the root of maya means to measure btw.
However in some discussions it is used a corrective to the idea which seems to be prevalent in some Mahayana circles and possibly beyond that we are talking of a docetic Buddhist inspired by a docetic Buddha in a docetic Universe.
The going for refuge is the door of entrance to the teachings of the Buddha.

Bhikku Bodhi.

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Re: Materialism and Buddhism

Postby Hanzze » Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:41 pm

_/\_
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Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: Materialism and Buddhism

Postby Sanghamitta » Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:45 pm

That's we what call a joke Hanzze..
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Re: Materialism and Buddhism

Postby Hanzze » Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:55 pm

_/\_
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Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: Materialism and Buddhism

Postby Will » Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:20 pm

A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: Materialism and Buddhism

Postby 5heaps » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:15 am

sorry for the delay





and the main one:
A Japanese man has been arrested on suspicion of writing a computer virus that destroys and replaces files on a victim PC with manga images of squid, octopuses and sea urchins. Masato Nakatsuji, 27, of Izumisano, Osaka Prefecture, was quoted as telling police: "I wanted to see how much my computer programming skills had improved since the last time I was arrested."

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Re: Materialism and Buddhism

Postby alan » Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:35 am

Oh Gawd! Chomsky has been irrelevant for decades.
Let's just take a quick look at his basic philosophy:

It is true he was right about Vietnam, and the fact that he spoke out early and often is to his everlasting credit. But why would a Buddhist be interested in his theories?

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Re: Materialism and Buddhism

Postby Ben » Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:43 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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