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by Hyke
Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: In which Jhana you experience the perception of light?
Replies: 17
Views: 1275

Re: In which Jhana you experience the perception of light?

In this case at least 'perception of light' means daylight: "But if by doing this you don't shake off your drowsiness, then attend to the perception of light, resolve on the perception of daytime, [dwelling] by night as by day, and by day as by night. By means of an awareness thus open & unhampered...
by Hyke
Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Seeing mind as impermanent
Replies: 6
Views: 479

Re: Seeing mind as impermanent

How do we see through it? By seen how the brain is inconstant, changeable, alterable. By seen how mind phenomenon (taughts, attention etc.) are always changing, inconstant, alterable. By seen how feelings dependent on mind and on what the mind thinks are also inconstant, changing all the time. The ...
by Hyke
Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: We've been here all along.
Replies: 151
Views: 4463

Re: We've been here all along.

Why don't you try to defend the notion that white people don't oppress the global south, almost entirely consistent of black and brown people? What ? Asians and white people are oppressing people from the southern hemisphere ? What exactly are they doing to them ? How about this theory: Jews are fo...
by Hyke
Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: We've been here all along.
Replies: 151
Views: 4463

Re: We've been here all along.

And witch type is more prevalent these days ? I would also add the third type: non-white people believing they are victims of global racial oppression. And the fourth type: white people believing non-whites are victims of global racial oppression. All this identity politics has lead only to more div...
by Hyke
Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which comes first: consciousness or sense base?
Replies: 32
Views: 1708

Re: Which comes first: consciousness or sense base?

They arise and cease together. Without sights, sounds, smells, taste, touch, feeling, thoughts, perception where can consciousness be? One is always conscious of "something". Consciousness is better described as the process of being conscious of ...... :goodpost: Consciousness and mind&matter depen...
by Hyke
Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: We've been here all along.
Replies: 151
Views: 4463

Re: We've been here all along.

You can confirm that statistically Asian countries are more racist from spending time in Thailand? I can confirm anecdotally, if there are in fact statistics on the topic Hyke would be the go-to for that. http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/05/16/article-2325502-19D0189E000005DC-313_634x274.jpg Not...
by Hyke
Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: We've been here all along.
Replies: 151
Views: 4463

Re: We've been here all along.

and they believe that they have the duty and the right to tell others what to do. Especially those of a more engaged nature, such as "engaged buddhist" with their "radical dhamma" and "radical rebirth". Another reason to keep politics out of the dhamma. At first, clinging is developed because of co...
by Hyke
Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: We've been here all along.
Replies: 151
Views: 4463

Re: We've been here all along.

And it follows that people engaging in rituals are always necessarily clinging to them? Even sages still feed themselves despite having abandoned self-view. Engaging in rituals can be done because of 2 reasons: 1. For symbolic reasons. For example to remind people of something on a particular day 2...
by Hyke
Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: We've been here all along.
Replies: 151
Views: 4463

Re: We've been here all along.

Em... this? Yes, that :tongue: What is strange about critical race theorist is that they claim white persons are inherently evil but also guilty for been inherently evil and should be publicly shun, fired from their jobs etc. If white people are inherently evil (witch, again, is not scientifically ...
by Hyke
Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: We've been here all along.
Replies: 151
Views: 4463

Re: We've been here all along.

I've observed the same cultural, religious, and (implicit) racial supremacism on both sides. What got to me more was Asian supremacism, practiced both by some Asians as well as some Western whites. That "It's only Asians who can do it right, only the Asian way is the right way." Up until meeting so...
by Hyke
Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: We've been here all along.
Replies: 151
Views: 4463

Re: We've been here all along.

Hi Hyke It is in the OP. A response to critics of “We’ve Been Here All Along,” http://www.lionsroar.com/a-response-to-critics-of-weve-been-here-all-along-from-the-winter-2016-buddhadharma/ I've just read it and he does not address questions rised in e-mail at all. This is all he had to say in defen...
by Hyke
Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: We've been here all along.
Replies: 151
Views: 4463

Re: We've been here all along.

Which rituals? Which superstitions? Why are rituals a bad thing? You engage in countless rituals in your daily life if you are at all an effective and productive person. Why are rituals suddenly evil when they are considered religious? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sot%C4%81panna Check the "clingin...
by Hyke
Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: We've been here all along.
Replies: 151
Views: 4463

Re: We've been here all along.

I've read the article Hi Hyke Did you read both articles? I've only seen one article. Can you post link to the second ? I think a problem of western buddhism, besides the ones listed by Dhammarelax, is the so called "engaged buddhism" Articles such as that are perfect examples of trying to include ...
by Hyke
Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: We've been here all along.
Replies: 151
Views: 4463

Re: We've been here all along.

I've read the article and the only argument the author has to make for white supremacy is how japanese persons from US were treated with suspicion during WW2 because they could have been spies. And he understands this to mean that whites are violent and suspicious towards asians (all asians, not jus...
by Hyke
Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: We've been here all along.
Replies: 151
Views: 4463

Re: We've been here all along.

Isnt through things like the ones listed that the claim to practice a more correct Buddhism comes? Western buddhist have their problems such as those listed by you. Asian buddhist have their own problems such as rituals, superstition and things that qualify as "folk buddhism" that are not in line w...
by Hyke
Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: We've been here all along.
Replies: 151
Views: 4463

Re: We've been here all along.

I didn't know that disliking superstition and rituals is now a bad thing, making one qualify as a white supremacist or anti-asian racist. For a long time I taught disliking superstition and rituals makes one a better buddhist.
by Hyke
Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: New publication of Ajahn Buddhadasa's work
Replies: 42
Views: 2625

Re: New publication of Ajahn Buddhadasa's work

but it would be really nice to have a well-structured and cohesive presentation on Dependent Origination.
But we already do, in the Pali canon.
by Hyke
Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:14 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 72739

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

I think the red verticle axis (belief in the equality of individuals) does not really express much. I don't think that there is a spectrum of believing in equality of individuals and that in reality it is more accurate to make this a yes or no situation. It seems to me to be a pretty much black or ...