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by Idappaccayata
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: FLT: Full Lotus Turtle - A comprehensive guide to sitting meditation postures
Replies: 13
Views: 317

Re: FLT: Full Lotus Turtle - A comprehensive guide to sitting meditation postures

The post seems a little unorganized. I'm having some trouble finding what actionable steps to take.

Could you link me to some stretches it exercises for training to sit in full lotus?
by Idappaccayata
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Americans not having sex has reached a record high
Replies: 12
Views: 585

Re: Americans not having sex has reached a record high

Perhaps too much time gaming and/or on social media? Japan has an issue with this. Too much feminism, leftism, and veganism. They're infertile, low sex drive and the women are overweight femininsts with dyed hair, piercings, tattoos and an alcohol problem. One thing I notice about unhealthy people,...
by Idappaccayata
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings
Replies: 184
Views: 7997

Re: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings

I have great respect for Ajahn Buddhadasa. I've listened to all the talks I could find and read many of his books. He played an essential role in developing my practice. That being said, I'm not threatened when it gets pointed out that he held views contradictory to the suttas regarding other relig...
by Idappaccayata
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings
Replies: 184
Views: 7997

Re: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings

. Later Ajahn Buddhadasa came to speak about “universal sasana” or “universal religion.” From his reading of the Koran, the Bible, the Upanishads, and other great texts, and from meeting with followers of different religions, he came to believe that at heart all religions perform the same basic fun...
by Idappaccayata
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings
Replies: 184
Views: 7997

Re: Vipassana as a theravada tradition?

Thailand's Ajahn Buddhadasa discussed this subject back in the 1950s: INSIGHT, BY ORGANIZED TRAINING Hello friend, Is that the same Buddhadasa who said: So, the whole Question of rebirth is utterly foolish and nothing to do with Buddhism at all.  Is that the same Buddhadasa who said: Keep observing...
by Idappaccayata
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Vipassana as a theravada tradition?
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Re: Vipassana as a theravada tradition?

dudette wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:38 pm
Do you think that vipassana movement (which is part of theravada buddhism) can be qualified as theravada's tradition like thai forest?
I would say it was inspired by theravada
by Idappaccayata
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ven Thanissaro has misleadingly omitted essential context; invoked a theoretical distinction that has no place in Dhamma
Replies: 27
Views: 753

Re: Ven Thanissaro has misleadingly omitted essential context; invoked a theoretical distinction that has no place in Dh

Aside from this quite semantical debate between the two, it's clear that Sujato has a vendetta for Thanissaro, based on their disagreement on Bhikkhuni ordination. The ad hominems in his response makes that very clear. I've also seen him respond in extremely childish ways whenever Thanissaro gets b...
by Idappaccayata
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ven Thanissaro has misleadingly omitted essential context; invoked a theoretical distinction that has no place in Dhamma
Replies: 27
Views: 753

Re: Ven Thanissaro has misleadingly omitted essential context; invoked a theoretical distinction that has no place in Dh

it's clear that Sujato has a vendetta for Thanissaro, based on their disagreement on Bhikkhuni ordination. I doubt this is the case. Thanissaro has eternalist views, so it is understandable why he is criticized by different theravadins, both monastic and lay. I keep hearing this meme that he's an e...
by Idappaccayata
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ven Thanissaro has misleadingly omitted essential context; invoked a theoretical distinction that has no place in Dhamma
Replies: 27
Views: 753

Re: Ven Thanissaro has misleadingly omitted essential context; invoked a theoretical distinction that has no place in Dh

Aside from this quite semantical debate between the two, it's clear that Sujato has a vendetta for Thanissaro, based on their disagreement on Bhikkhuni ordination. The ad hominems in his response makes that very clear. I've also seen him respond in extremely childish ways whenever Thanissaro gets br...
by Idappaccayata
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Delete Social Media
Replies: 17
Views: 506

Re: Delete Social Media

What is the definition of social media? Is youtube social media? Is Dhamma Wheel social media? I think this is the pertinent point. It matters more what you do on said social media. For example, I deleted Facebook, which was mostly politics and gossip. That made an improvement in my well being. Yet...
by Idappaccayata
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The World and I: where do you stand?
Replies: 9
Views: 591

Re: The World and I: where do you stand?

The way I see it, the sense of I is dependent on the world, and in some sense, the world is dependent on the I. I think the issue is that we take for granted what is fundamental for the existence of the experience of "myself" and "the world".
by Idappaccayata
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: "#MeToo!" in Buddhism
Replies: 68
Views: 2111

Re: "#MeToo!" in Buddhism

Not sure what this has to do with theravada. Or even Buddhism, as far as most of us here are concerned. Maybe dharma wheel engaged is a better place for such gossip?
by Idappaccayata
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are there Dhammayut groups without 'eternal citta' belief
Replies: 28
Views: 677

Re: Are there Dhammayut groups without 'eternal citta' belief

cappuccino wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:55 am
Idappaccayata wrote: citta doesn't seem in the middle to me.
mind or consciousness has no reason to be destroyed

it would be transformed, to be unconditioned
It's not a "thing". To speak of it being transformed or maintained as such doesn't make sense.
by Idappaccayata
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are there Dhammayut groups without 'eternal citta' belief
Replies: 28
Views: 677

Re: Are there Dhammayut groups without 'eternal citta' belief

Buddh ism is not annihilation ism folks Right. And it's also not eternalism. What's your point? the middle it is in other words, somewhat both, somewhat neither I don't disagree. The op is referring to ajahn Maha boowas claim that the citta is internal though. Which doesn't seem in the middle to me.
by Idappaccayata
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are there Dhammayut groups without 'eternal citta' belief
Replies: 28
Views: 677

Re: Are there Dhammayut groups without 'eternal citta' belief

cappuccino wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:50 am
Buddh ism is not annihilation ism folks
Right. And it's also not eternalism. What's your point?