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by Modus.Ponens
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is "awareness-release"
Replies: 19
Views: 632

What is "awareness-release"

Hi.

In the suttas we sometimes read the expression "awareness-release". What exactly does it mean.

:anjali:
by Modus.Ponens
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Intrusive Thoughts
Replies: 24
Views: 1538

Re: Intrusive Thoughts

And Modus.Ponens, what is your advice from a non psychotic point of view? The OP has already admitted he is going through psychosis. Shouldn’t he take advice from someone who has gone through every type of psychotic hallucination for a gruelling three years and fought his way towards sanity? Toward...
by Modus.Ponens
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Intrusive Thoughts
Replies: 24
Views: 1538

Re: Intrusive Thoughts

Intrusive thoughts that are a result of “psychosis” come from Mara. Recognize that Mara has the ability to do two things: He/She can implant the intrusive thought in your heart; He/She can persuade you to believe that you are the source of the intrusive thoughts. #1. Recognize that the heart is the...
by Modus.Ponens
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Intrusive Thoughts
Replies: 24
Views: 1538

Re: Intrusive Thoughts

You should consult a reputable psychiatrist. Schizophrenia is the most severe mental illness it is not a thought disorder it's an emotional mental medical condition. Take medication and practice Dhamma as comfortably as possible, medication helped me for my intrusive thoughts but I also have to kee...
by Modus.Ponens
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Intrusive Thoughts
Replies: 24
Views: 1538

Re: Intrusive Thoughts

Are there any people who have experience with Schizophrenia / Psychosis and have any ideas how to deal with intrusive thoughts i.e. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intrusive_thought from a Buddhist perspective? Are there any Suttas anyone could recommend that may help with this? I specifically find i...
by Modus.Ponens
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: How to recover after heartbreak
Replies: 34
Views: 3257

Re: How to recover after heartbreak

Hi, I need you guys .. really .. like never before. I would be turning 50 in about 8 months. I had developed remarkably strong practice from September last year (that was why I became infrequent here). I was so happy, so calm. Everyone was amazed by the change they saw in me. Anyway, then the 49th ...
by Modus.Ponens
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Preserving the teachings of Bhikkhu Samahita
Replies: 7
Views: 5600

Re: Preserving the teachings of Bhikkhu Samahita

Venerable Pannavati, Thank you for your homage to Bhikkhu Samahita and your effort to preserve the dhamma. I hope that the missing parts of his website are still preserved on https://archive.is . I would only add that downloading his videos from youtube may be legally questionable with regards to th...
by Modus.Ponens
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What do Tibetan Teachers mean by "degenerate times"?
Replies: 7
Views: 2825

What do Tibetan Teachers mean by "degenerate times"?

Hi.

What do Tibetan Teachers mean by "degenerate times"? Is it about the decline of dharma? About lack of belief? About decline in morality?

:anjali:
by Modus.Ponens
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Antinatalism
Replies: 48
Views: 8145

Re: Antinatalism

Women are primarily attracted to confident strong men, it is irrelevant to them if they are good people or not. Confidence and strength are very important, but goodness is not irrelevant. Think back to the tribal period of humanity. A good strong leader gathers more support than an equally strong t...
by Modus.Ponens
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Announcing a change of staff on the DW moderating team
Replies: 13
Views: 8552

Re: Announcing a change of staff on the DW moderating team

Thank you Mike for all the work you have done through the years. :anjali:

Thank you Ven. Dhammanando for accepting this job again. :anjali:
by Modus.Ponens
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Antinatalism
Replies: 48
Views: 8145

Re: Antinatalism

There are women who are attracted to sociopathic men, like the women who write love letters to guys on death row they've never met. But those are some craaazy women. I'd say that's the majority actually. The male prison population between spells in goal is most likely more fertile than the law abid...
by Modus.Ponens
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Adolf Hitler
Replies: 38
Views: 10372

Re: Adolf Hitler

I've never really been interested in what seems a rather murky topic, but those who want to explore a little deeper might profit from a look at David Reynolds' (Paññobhāsa) blog: Remarkably, it is a more or less Theravada Buddhist society which nevertheless also supports a kind of deified hero cult...
by Modus.Ponens
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Antinatalism
Replies: 48
Views: 8145

Re: Antinatalism

Buddhism has to be antinatalist? Surely any birth is antithetical in Buddhism? I'm a committed antinatalist myself and always unconsciously have been even before I stumbled across David Benatar's book. One way to end all human suffering would be through voluntary phased extinction. I don't see any ...
by Modus.Ponens
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Antinatalism
Replies: 48
Views: 8145

Re: Antinatalism

If you want to verify minutia like that I can easily assume bad faith on your part, especially given the context of the last discussion. But, as I said, google it and you shall find it.