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by SDC
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A wonderful teaching
Replies: 15
Views: 319

Re: A wonderful teaching

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.urbandictionary.com/define.php%3fterm=savage&=true Yes, I know that meaning of "savage", I just don't understand what you meant by it when commenting on that post. OP said something about how life grows to be easier. Sam hit with an "actchully it doesn't" style r...
by SDC
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A wonderful teaching
Replies: 15
Views: 319

Re: A wonderful teaching

binocular wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:04 pm
SDC wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:59 am
#savage 8-)
What does this mean?
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by SDC
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Not Identifying with Form or Not Conceiving Form?
Replies: 10
Views: 230

Re: Not Identifying with Form or Not Conceiving Form?

It appears VBB has a more literal translation however I am not sure "conceiving" is accurate. The one thing I'll say for "imagining" is that it could imply total fabrication, but "conceiving" carries more wiggle room, I think. The puthujjana it seems, works with what he is given --- works wrongly, ...
by SDC
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A wonderful teaching
Replies: 15
Views: 319

Re: A wonderful teaching

Sam Vara wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:28 pm
We may not experience exactly the same suffering again, but things can get worse than they are now. I've still got the rest of old age, sickness, death, separation from the loved, and association with the unloved to look forward to...
#savage 8-)
by SDC
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Paṭiccasamuppāda and Space
Replies: 57
Views: 730

Re: Paṭiccasamuppāda and Space

If we assume that paṭiccasamuppāda refers to external “things” and not just to how the mind constructs the world how do we reconcile the eternity of space with paṭiccasamuppāda? As Volo already pointed out, paṭiccasamuppāda is a description of suffering. It isn’t a theory of everything. It needs to...
by SDC
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Not Identifying with Form or Not Conceiving Form?
Replies: 10
Views: 230

Re: Not Identifying with Form or Not Conceiving Form?

santa100 wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:53 pm
Elements of "self-identifying" are there within "conceiving", so both terms are pretty closely related.
I guess, but why reinvent the wheel, you know what I mean? I think "conceive" is far more explicit. Different strokes.
by SDC
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Not Identifying with Form or Not Conceiving Form?
Replies: 10
Views: 230

Re: Not Identifying with Form or Not Conceiving Form?

Can anyone help with which translation is more accurate? I can't seem to find a translation of maññamāno online anywhere, and at the moment the sutta is saying two very different things depending upon the translation. Solid question… Some definitions: maññati: to conceive maññānā: conceiving Some s...
by SDC
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Uṇṇābha the brahmin
Replies: 31
Views: 434

Re: Uṇṇābha the brahmin

Sam Vara wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:21 pm
...

Your answer has helped me a great deal, and I will savour it.

:anjali:
:D
by SDC
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Uṇṇābha the brahmin
Replies: 31
Views: 434

Re: Uṇṇābha the brahmin

Again, that's fairly obvious, but what do you make of this step where Uṇṇābha asks what mind has recourse to? Why does he need to know this? He has already been given a satisfactory answer to his question, which answers the epistemological question of personal coherence and multi-sensory perception...
by SDC
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A Buddhist Village
Replies: 17
Views: 315

Re: A Buddhist Village

No army of Buddha-bots? Oh goodness, no. I honestly couldn't think of anything more unappealing. People have the potential to be at their worst when they gather under a "common purpose". I'd suffocate from smugness on day 2 lol. If there are places that "work", I think it is great, but it just isn'...
by SDC
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A Buddhist Village
Replies: 17
Views: 315

Re: A Buddhist Village

Pseudobabble wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:14 pm
SDC wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:13 pm
Sex scandals. :geek:
Let's start a cult together SDC.
I'd be the worst guru/cult leader. I would teach people to think for themselves and be strong-minded. They'd all hate for asking them to work so hard. :tongue:
by SDC
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A Buddhist Village
Replies: 17
Views: 315

Re: A Buddhist Village

Sex scandals. :geek:
by SDC
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ambivalence
Replies: 40
Views: 652

Re: Ambivalence

Making that turn takes effort I have the same problem with that. What is it that determines that you can easily make an effort that I can't? I wish it were possible to divide up the necessary effort into a number of tiny steps that would be numerous enough to make the effort seemingly disappear. It...
by SDC
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ambivalence
Replies: 40
Views: 652

Re: Ambivalence

It takes practice in order to become comfortable with adjusting as one goes along; that kind of flexibility doesn't seem to come naturally. Indeed, and going against the grain isn't natural. Especially when it comes to understanding the Dhamma. There is tremdous risk when you set aside what is stab...
by SDC
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ambivalence
Replies: 40
Views: 652

Re: Ambivalence

One of the things that has worked best for me, was having a Sangha to sit with or even a dedicated friend. So initially we had a very active group led by a teacher, who was quite inspirational and gave some wonderful advice. We met regularly, did retreats together and I sat at home in between. This...