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Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Buddhism and psychology unconscious
Replies: 3
Views: 896

Re: Buddhism and psychology unconscious

However, Buddhist psychology has no concept of active repression, which would force these seeds to remain in the unconscious. 119. It may be well with the evil-doer as long as the evil ripens not. But when it does ripen, then the evil-doer sees (the painful results of) his evil deeds. 121. Think no...
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Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Buddhism and psychology unconscious
Replies: 3
Views: 896

Buddhism and psychology unconscious

http://dharmawisdom.org/blogs/psychology-and-buddhism/freud-buddhist-psychology-and-unconscious Professor William Waldron wrote a fantastic book called, "The Buddhist Unconscious". According to Waldron, Buddhist psychology espouses several competing topological theories of mind all of which include ...
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Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: article: consciousness isn't self centered
Replies: 21
Views: 1108

Re: article: consciousness isn't self centered

Just the title alone make a lot of sense. Psychology offers a lot of clues to enlightenment.
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Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Image of the Buddha
Replies: 1
Views: 239

Image of the Buddha

The stereo type is a glorify version?
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Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mara Visits The Buddha After Enlightenment
Replies: 16
Views: 1521

Re: Mara Visits The Buddha After Enlightenment

When Mara visited the Buddha, it is as a being. It is not in terms of defilements.
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Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mara Visits The Buddha After Enlightenment
Replies: 16
Views: 1521

Re: Mara Visits The Buddha After Enlightenment

How is this scripted in the suttas and what are some other interpretations of this? Mara is like the virus. It'll never go away and it'll always be there waiting for the right conditions to strike. So what matters is whether the immune system is strong enough or not. This dun make sense to me. What...
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Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: There is no secret teachings in theravada?
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Re: There is no secret teachings in theravada?

The secret in Theravada is hard to express in words, not even Pali words. :mrgreen:
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Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Celibacy as a lay person and kamma
Replies: 49
Views: 3910

Re: Celibacy as a lay person and kamma

Whether there is such a thing as sexual energy in Theravada or not is a question mark.
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Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Celibacy as a lay person and kamma
Replies: 49
Views: 3910

Re: Celibacy as a lay person and kamma

Try but dun try too hard, natural is the key.

If you tighten the string too much, it will snap, and if you leave it too slack, it won't play.
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Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: There is no secret teachings in theravada?
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Re: There is no secret teachings in theravada?

Then why are there so many different interpretations to their meditation methods? We won't know who is right or who is wrong?

For example, as to the description of the fourth jhana..... The whole body is covered by a white cloth. There should be many interpretations on this as well.
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Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Walking meditation and army marching?
Replies: 12
Views: 1207

Re: Walking meditation and army marching?

Walking meditation is more like taichi and closely linked to foundation of mindfulness. Whereas marching is nothing like it.
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Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why do people like Dancing?
Replies: 45
Views: 2188

Re: Why do people like Dancing?

When one is not concentrated, they can be conditioned to like all kinds of things. On the other hand there must be concentration to perfect a dancing. U r not wrong to say so. Dancing mindlessly, lustfully is not the same as someone that is doing it in a selfless way. But one may need to express ce...
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Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why do people like Dancing?
Replies: 45
Views: 2188

Re: Why do people like Dancing?

They value different things. As a monk once told me, "peace is an acquired taste". The karma created from the two different activities are so different while both are acquired taste, acquired means conditioned in a psychology sense. When one is not concentrated, they can be conditioned to like all ...
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Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why do people like Dancing?
Replies: 45
Views: 2188

Re: Why do people like Dancing?

Then why do some people chose meditation instead of dancing? They value different things. As a monk once told me, "peace is an acquired taste". The karma created from the two different activities are so different while both are acquired taste, acquired means conditioned in a psychology sense. When ...