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by robertk
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The case against coffee (important)
Replies: 58
Views: 3444

Re: The case against coffee (important)

Thanks for the tips Venerable.

I find the coffee shops in Vietnam the best i have tried, maybe the implements help.
by robertk
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Are Vipassana Nanas silly?
Replies: 18
Views: 288

Re: Are Vipassana Nanas silly?

Oddly enough, some of the potential side-effects of meditation are even diarrhea and vomiting... :shock: I can relate to the vomiting. We do many disgusting things without realising it. Eating certain food, sex etc. could be disgusting and feel like vomiting when you really contemplate on them. Whi...
by robertk
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn
Replies: 92
Views: 1061

Re: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn

In my experience, when I try to let in the seen be only the seen etc., I end up in a kind of anomic, zoned-out state, like a blissed-out zombie. That can't be right! It isn't right, but it's a fairly common 'wrong turning' for people to take. I'm not sure if I can explain the difference in any unde...
by robertk
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn
Replies: 92
Views: 1061

Re: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn

I would say any phenomena which arises only for an instant , then ceases immediately- as all dhammas do- is insignificant and if seen as such wouldn't even need to be dismissed. But there are moods and states of mind which persist over time, hence the need for Right Effort. Until moha, lobha and do...
by robertk
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The case against coffee (important)
Replies: 58
Views: 3444

Re: The case against coffee (important)

http://time.com/5033881/health-benefits-of-drinking-coffee/ Coffee is increasingly earning scientists’ approval. Studies continue to suggest that the beverage may have some beneficial effects on health. In the latest analysis, published in the BMJ, researchers scanned nearly 220 studies on coffee an...
by robertk
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn
Replies: 92
Views: 1061

Re: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn

On the other hand, there is an approach both in psychology as well as in popular Buddhism that has a practice of considering thoughts, feelings, etc. as "just thoughts, just feelings," etc. with the implication that this somehow makes them eminently dismissable. It's this practice that trivializes ...
by robertk
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Avijja translated as "Insentience"
Replies: 33
Views: 744

Re: Avijja translated as "Insentience"

I think you've hit it on the head! This was described almost to the word by my friend U.G. Krishnamurti talking about his 'calamity' and trying to explain what had happened to him to his friends around him. Bhante used the term 'mindlessness'. All forms of consciousness (always associated with the ...
by robertk
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Avijja translated as "Insentience"
Replies: 33
Views: 744

Re: Avijja translated as "Insentience"

Avijja in paticcasamuppada has nothing to do with knowledge or its absence (ignorance). It is simply the term used to describe the state, where all activities - emotional and perceptual - are absent. Previously Bhante was using the word 'unconsciousness' in order to describe avijja, but most people...
by robertk
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are there any account of Sotapanna was reborn as a human while Buddha alive?
Replies: 7
Views: 160

Re: Are there any account of Sotapanna was reborn as a human while Buddha alive?

SarathW wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:47 am
Thanks. Then why we can’t call them Anagami?
If they were anagami they couldn't be reborn as devas.
by robertk
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1255
Views: 92859

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

After Paris Twenty countries including Britain, Canada and New Zealand have joined an international alliance to phase out coal from power generation before 2030. The Powering Past Coal Alliance was unveiled at the COP23 climate talks in Bonn, German Included Niue :namaste: Kim I think tiny Niue wou...
by robertk
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1255
Views: 92859

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

yes , those articles are quite old. The link I supplied gives the latest figures I believe.
by robertk
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1255
Views: 92859

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

The question is when will alternative energy become cheaper than its more pollutive counterparts. Solar and wind are already the cheapest source of energy in many places and situations already. If you google something like 'power generation cheapest' or something similar I think you may be surprise...
by robertk
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: The arising of the four paths endures for only one mind-moment
Replies: 55
Views: 1339

Re: The arising of the four paths endures for only one mind-moment

Hi,
It is not that the fruition keeps rearising but that once the fruition arises then for every moment after fruition ( until the next path) one is still a sotapanna and so on..
by robertk
Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: The arising of the four paths endures for only one mind-moment
Replies: 55
Views: 1339

Re: The arising of the four paths endures for only one mind-moment

Hello: It would be very interesting to see what abhidhamma followers think about the Suttas posted by Zom, because i still don´t understand how can they justify that view. Regards. Which part needs explaining? Hello Robert: a)Just to be clear: If a person follows abhidhamma, does he agree with the ...
by robertk
Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: The arising of the four paths endures for only one mind-moment
Replies: 55
Views: 1339

Re: The arising of the four paths endures for only one mind-moment

2600htz wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:03 pm
Hello:

It would be very interesting to see what abhidhamma followers think about the Suttas posted by Zom,
because i still don´t understand how can they justify that view.

Regards.
Which part needs explaining?
by robertk
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Joke!!! 2.0
Replies: 71
Views: 1854

Re: Joke!!! 2.0

when you lie about your prior sheepdog experience on your resume.
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by robertk
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: The arising of the four paths endures for only one mind-moment
Replies: 55
Views: 1339

Re: The arising of the four paths endures for only one mind-moment

In the Atthasalini - The expositor PTS (translator : maung tin). P58. Triplets in the Matika " The Discourse on LOKUTTARA (transcendental). "He cultivates the Jhana means that he evolves, produces the ecstatic jhana of one momentary flash of consciousness. because it goes forth from the world, from ...
by robertk
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Joke!!! 2.0
Replies: 71
Views: 1854

Re: Joke!!! 2.0

Awesome :tongue:
by robertk
Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Animals Reborn In Heaven?
Replies: 15
Views: 287

Re: Animals Reborn In Heaven?

Mostly in the Jataka and dhammapda commentaries.
For example Kanthka, the Bodhisatta's horse, who was reborn in tavitimsa immediately upon his death.
by robertk
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The crux of Buddhist practice - where and how do we cut the chain of Dependent Origination?
Replies: 34
Views: 824

Re: The crux of Buddhist practice - where and how do we cut the chain of Dependent Origination?

Saengnapha wrote: ↑Huike said to Bodhidharma, “My mind is anxious. Please pacify it.” Bodhidharma replied, “Bring me your mind, and I will pacify it.” Huike said, “Although I’ve sought it, I cannot find it.” “There,” Bodhidharma replied, “I have pacified your mind.” Reminiscent of the saying: "The ...