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by Pseudobabble
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 664
Views: 8681

Re: Theravada against mathematics

This thread is like samsara - it goes on and on and on, repeating the same patterns over and over, and the only way to resolve it is to leave.

Thanks for the object lesson Germann!
by Pseudobabble
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why did the Buddha meditate ???
Replies: 33
Views: 422

Re: Why did the Buddha meditate ???

binocular wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:57 am
DooDoot wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:21 am
If the Buddha attained Nibbana, why did the Buddha meditate ???
One has to do something with one's time ...
And it might as well be pleasant.
by Pseudobabble
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What Now?
Replies: 16
Views: 405

Re: What Now?

Another suggestion: Meditate not because you want to make progress, but because you enjoy it. It's like with a hobby. Let's say your hobby is football, and you play with your friends every Sunday. You are not doing it in order to eventually play for Real Madrid, but because you like it. Eventually ...
by Pseudobabble
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why did the Buddha meditate ???
Replies: 33
Views: 422

Re: Why did the Buddha meditate ???

As Retro said, because meditation is a pleasant abiding. What else would Buddhas do? John Peacock says in the video "I don't think of it as a finality". He doesn't think that there was anything permanently ended by the Buddha. "Enlightenment" is, for him, a term to describe someone who is further d...
by Pseudobabble
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why did the Buddha meditate ???
Replies: 33
Views: 422

Re: Why did the Buddha meditate ???

DooDoot wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:21 am
If the Buddha attained Nibbana, why did the Buddha meditate ???
I suppose even if you have achieved Nibbana, jhana is a pleasant state to be in.
by Pseudobabble
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 664
Views: 8681

Re: Theravada against mathematics

I don't think this kind of contemplations are anything more than an amusing pastime. The OP unfortunately has a knack for making assertions with no actual understanding to back them up. His original thesis has been repeatedly disproved, but like a bot he keeps repeating the same thing instead of en...
by Pseudobabble
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 664
Views: 8681

Re: Theravada against mathematics

Agreed. I think this could be massive. Perhaps the biggest ever. Arrrgh. :toilet: Seriously. This goes back to whether there is any point in practicing or not; and whether practicing is just something to pass the time with, while the result is not in one's hands in the first place. I don't think th...
by Pseudobabble
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What Now?
Replies: 16
Views: 405

Re: What Now?

I have been interested in, and reading about, Therevada for some fifty years. I have meditated in stretches, off and on, for that long. In some periods of being "tuned in" I have typically meditated for 45 minutes, in some periods less. But I have never achieved any of the jhanas to the best of my ...
by Pseudobabble
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhist view on Christianity (Stephen Batchelor posts)
Replies: 13
Views: 154

Re: Buddhist view on Christianity (Stephen Batchelor posts)

binocular wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:44 pm
Sam Vara wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:17 pm
Why thank you. I developed it by arguing with the aforementioned Stephen Batchelor and getting nowhere...
Hold on! You mean you actually argued with THE Stephen Batchelor??
The Dark Lord himself. :rofl:
by Pseudobabble
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 664
Views: 8681

Re: Theravada against mathematics

Agreed. I think this could be massive. Perhaps the biggest ever. Arrrgh. :toilet: Seriously. This goes back to whether there is any point in practicing or not; and whether practicing is just something to pass the time with, while the result is not in one's hands in the first place. And there was me...
by Pseudobabble
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 664
Views: 8681

Re: For proper samadhi, you need the right views.

The views contradicting mathematics (I discuss my theses not only here, but also on a mathematical forum) are not suitable as a basis for meditative practice. :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: You are so right. My practice really took off when I started focussing on mathematical correctness. The owner of perfec...
by Pseudobabble
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 664
Views: 8681

Re: For proper samadhi, you need the right views.

Germann wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:06 pm
The views contradicting mathematics (I discuss my theses not only here, but also on a mathematical forum) are not suitable as a basis for meditative practice.
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

You are so right. My practice really took off when I started focussing on mathematical correctness.
by Pseudobabble
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 664
Views: 8681

Re: Theravada against mathematics

P.S. At this point, it seems like no argument I will make will ever convince you, and vice versa, so this might be a useless exercise, so it is possible I might not reply in the future as this is not going anywhere. Hold on, please. I think Germann is getting at something important here, but it nee...
by Pseudobabble
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 664
Views: 8681

Re: Theravada against mathematics

I wonder if Germann is just trolling.. His avatar is the Sphinx, he speaks in riddles, etc..
by Pseudobabble
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 664
Views: 8681

Re: Theravada against mathematics

clw_uk wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:28 pm
I can see this thread going on ad infinitum :jumping:
Yep, it certainly looks that way. At first I wanted to ignore it, but since Germann is apparently here to stay, we might as well play along.