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by Pseudobabble
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where is the line between Buddhism and Dhamma?
Replies: 38
Views: 608

Re: Where is the line between Buddhism and Dhamma?

Where is the line between Buddhism and Dhamma? Dhamma is natural truth or natural law. Buddhism appears to be a social construct, generally a "religion". :goodpost: Dhamma seems to me to be a description of how to see, and operate according to, the laws of reality and human involvement in it, in a ...
by Pseudobabble
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: khanika, upacarya, appana samadhi.
Replies: 27
Views: 567

Re: khanika, upacarya, appana samadhi.

I doubt there is any jhana-claimer on any Buddhist chatsite that has reached true jhana :rofl: It's true. The really smart players are advised to imply their attainments, without actually claiming them. Dhammic humblebrag is a difficult and esoteric practice, but not beyond the dedicated DW member ...
by Pseudobabble
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: khanika, upacarya, appana samadhi.
Replies: 27
Views: 567

Re: khanika, upacarya, appana samadhi.

DooDoot wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 3:20 am
I doubt there is any jhana-claimer on any Buddhist chatsite that has reached true jhana
:rofl:
by Pseudobabble
Fri May 24, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Q & A on my approach to kasina meditation
Replies: 18
Views: 545

Re: Q & A on my approach to kasina meditation

Yes I would also like you to define some terms practically, it would help a lot with knowing what to do.
by Pseudobabble
Wed May 22, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Dhamma that triggers SJWs
Replies: 124
Views: 3779

Re: Dhamma that triggers SJWs

And yes, there is anti-feminism in the Dhamma, for example the suttas Anuruddha sutta and Uggaha Sutta: (1) “So then, girls, you should train yourselves thus: ‘To whichever husband our parents give us—doing so out of a desire for our good, seeking our welfare, taking compassion on us, acting out of...
by Pseudobabble
Thu May 16, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Anapanasati Experimentation
Replies: 18
Views: 437

Re: Anapanasati Experimentation

All this talk of nimittas reminded me of my first experiences of meditation, and inspired me to make a kasina again. Now I am reminded of how effective they are. Thanks budo! Ill report on my experiences in a day or two
by Pseudobabble
Thu May 16, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Anapanasati Experimentation
Replies: 18
Views: 437

Re: Anapanasati Experimentation

So I meditated again focusing on first person circular radius, breath in nose, and between eye brows, and passadhi (tranquility) set in very quickly. Visual nimitta arose very quickly but was not stable. Unfortunately my cellphone rang and snapped me out of it after 45 minutes. So I'm going to try ...
by Pseudobabble
Thu May 16, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Uncle wants to move in...
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: Uncle wants to move in...

Before you sleep, put pins on the floor by your door.
by Pseudobabble
Thu May 16, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Anapanasati Experimentation
Replies: 18
Views: 437

Re: Anapanasati Experimentation

So I tried focusing between the eyebrows and my breath , and I noticed that passaddhi (tranquility) set in much faster, and I will continue to experiment with and report back and I remember doing this several years ago and getting interesting results. Try it out! Could you expand a little on what y...
by Pseudobabble
Thu May 16, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Anapanasati Experimentation
Replies: 18
Views: 437

Re: Anapanasati Experimentation

I will try this tonight.
by Pseudobabble
Wed May 15, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Do women have more "dhammic" underlying motives for being horny than men?
Replies: 66
Views: 1871

Re: Do women have more "dhammic" underlying motives for being horny than men?

Whatever it means it shows that women can be interested in sex only. No at all. It means seeking sex as a means to a certain end. Please try to not fool or beguile men; many of whom are struggling with relationships and even pornography. When I worked retreats at Ven Buddhadasa's monastery, I had t...
by Pseudobabble
Wed May 15, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If you met the Awakened One
Replies: 15
Views: 429

Re: If you met the Awakened One

Saddhā wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 6:09 am
If you met the Buddha and had the chance to ask only one question what would you ask?
Like James, ask for advice.
by Pseudobabble
Tue May 14, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Do women have more "dhammic" underlying motives for being horny than men?
Replies: 66
Views: 1871

Re: Do women have more "dhammic" underlying motives for being horny than men?

What extraordinarily personal questions to be asking a woman/women on a public forum which has almost an all male membership! Are you seriously expecting any women looking in to answer you? Well, the alternative is letting the almost all male membership' come to their own conclusions, without the b...
by Pseudobabble
Mon May 13, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why frightened? Even one most influential mahayanan & zen master un-timidly used the phrase "no self".
Replies: 33
Views: 827

Re: Why frightened? Even one most influential mahayanan & zen master un-timidly used the phrase "no self".

Srilankaputra wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 12:46 pm
Words are like banana peels. We eat the banana but throw away the peel. I feel like we are slipping up over peels.
Quote of the day. If only there was no limit to signature space..
by Pseudobabble
Mon May 13, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Gender Equality Poll
Replies: 54
Views: 1576

Re: Gender Equality Poll

DNS wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 3:04 am
Mara can only be male. :tongue:
I hear he has some pretty good looking daughters though..