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  1. Taking your hand off the burner is the cause of...

    Taking your hand off the burner is the cause of your suffering. We chase the appealing and run from the painful. This is what causes suffering. I meditated recently on stone and the pain of my legs...
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    Oh my goodness, you come here to the Buddhist...

    Oh my goodness, you come here to the Buddhist part of the forum and get all in a tizz about why rossum is declaring your god as unenlightened.

    The simple fact of the matter is that unlike...
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    Actually, I wouldn't even go that far. I would...

    Actually, I wouldn't even go that far. I would consider him to be a man - if he even existed.
  4. Correct. If you get it wrong, you don't awaken....

    Correct. If you get it wrong, you don't awaken. Get it right and you awaken. It's self regulating. How beautiful is that???
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    The bible is contrary to science. That is how I...

    The bible is contrary to science. That is how I know the bible and christianity as a whole is wrong.
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    Worshipping a god is ignorance according to...

    Worshipping a god is ignorance according to Buddhism.
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    Thanks :)

    Thanks :)
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    Ok. Each colour is of a certain frequency and...

    Ok.

    Each colour is of a certain frequency and our eyes see that particular wavelength of light as a particular colour. Light of a particular wavelength has a certain energy. If something has...
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    Talpiot Tomb...

    Talpiot Tomb...
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    I'm sorry, we're not in a physics class here and...

    I'm sorry, we're not in a physics class here and I do not have the time to explain. Statements for example like "infinity is equal to zero" and white light containing infinite colours are so flawed...
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    Nice joke. A mathematician would disagree with...

    Nice joke. A mathematician would disagree with you on the first paragraph and a physicist would disagree with you on the second paragraph.
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    I think he is evolving his ideas about this as...

    I think he is evolving his ideas about this as well. Its certainly not a fait accompli as evolution is.
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    Yes, I responded to this in the secular section...

    Yes, I responded to this in the secular section but just to restate, that I totally disagree with that comment. It contradicts his central theorem of a universe from nothing. He should stick to the...
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    Yes, Sam Harris, even though he is a well known...

    Yes, Sam Harris, even though he is a well known atheist, does in fact practice Buddhist meditation. He has experienced some of what the mind can do when it calms down and rightly doesn't see that as...
  15. The eightfold path consists of three parts:...

    The eightfold path consists of three parts: virtue, concentration and wisdom. So let's reorganise the list in those parts:

    Virtue
    Right Speech
    Right Action
    Right Livelihood

    Concentration...
  16. That is not true. The common misconception is...

    That is not true. The common misconception is that Buddhist concepts are the same as Hindu concepts but there are actually differences when you go deeper into their study/understanding/practice. In...
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    Correct. And that something that is missing is...

    Correct. And that something that is missing is the self. There is none.
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    The mental and physical phenomena are intricately...

    The mental and physical phenomena are intricately intertwined. Although according to Buddhism there are mind-only realms of existence.
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    Nothing is reborn. Neither the mind nor the body...

    Nothing is reborn. Neither the mind nor the body "follow" you into the next lifetime. After all, neither mind nor body follow you from moment to moment, how can they follow you into the next...
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    And that's why I always recommend metta...

    And that's why I always recommend metta meditation for Christians.
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    And this is another big difference between...

    And this is another big difference between Christianity and Buddhism. In Buddhism beings consist only of the physical and mental. There is no spiritual or permanent substance of a being. Can you...
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    Hi vbm62, I will try to show where I see...

    Hi vbm62,

    I will try to show where I see similarities and differences between Buddhism and Chrisitanity in the 3 broad categories that Buddhism has: ethics, concentration and wisdom. Ethics are...
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    If all that exists is the arising and ceasing of...

    If all that exists is the arising and ceasing of phenomena, mental and physical phenomena in the case of living beings, and just physical phenomena in the case of inanimate objects, then where is the...
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    That's because you are seeing everything in terms...

    That's because you are seeing everything in terms of beings instead of impersonal (not-self) arising and ceasing of (mental) phenomena. Anyway, it's 1.30am here so I'm going to bed for now but I will...
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    For Decypher: Rebirth and the multiverse

    Ok, let me see if I can explain. To do that, I will need to explain some terms that Buddhism uses and show how they are "reborn".

    The first concept I need to explain is the skhandas. The 5...
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