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by Pseudobabble
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 17
Views: 299

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

Hi Bhante What is "Slavic Buddhism"? What are the teachings and who are the teachers of this school? I'm not sure he means there is an actual school of Buddhism known as 'Slavic Buddhism' - but then I think you already know that. Bhante is referring to the cultural attitudes of Slavs generally, and...
by Pseudobabble
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: No meta-discussion opens the door to propaganda and irresponsible behavior
Replies: 22
Views: 350

Re: No meta-discussion opens the door to propaganda and irresponsible behavior

binocular wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:00 pm
mikenz66 wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:39 pm
This is a discussion forum, not a real-life dhamma group.
So this is a Buddhist venue which doesn't have to operate by dhammic principles?
I'm pretty sure that is de jure true (the ToS), de facto true (people's behaviour), and already long established.
by Pseudobabble
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 17
Views: 299

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

It seems to me that Slavic Buddhism and Western Buddhism is quite different things, because Slavic mentality is quite different from Western Mentality, in Slavic countries we don't have this white guilt, and we don't have all this hypertolerance, multiculturalism, feminism and equality ideas, for u...
by Pseudobabble
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 17
Views: 299

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

My perception is that Slavs generally don't f*ck around, which leads to an admirable bias toward action, and away from overthinking. On the other hand, this way of approaching things is sometimes a little harsh, where some finesse would yield better results. I also appreciate the Slavic posters here...
by Pseudobabble
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Off-topic posts from: enlightenment in theravada
Replies: 34
Views: 459

Re: enlightenment in theravada

What a load of shit. :shrug: cappucino's post can be read in (at least) two different ways. 1) Theravada is unique - that is to say, it is unlike (not identical to) Zen and/or Hinduism. 2) Theravada is unique, whereas Zen and Hinduism are NOT unique. I'm not sure which (if any) of these two cappucc...
by Pseudobabble
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "the path is born"
Replies: 11
Views: 266

Re: "the path is born"

Bikkhu Bodhi says that the action of kamma cannot be demonstrated experimentally, but I maintain that as cause and effect it can and should be known personally , as belief in the action of kamma constitutes the first stage of right view. My practice is based on observation of the fruition of action...
by Pseudobabble
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "the path is born"
Replies: 11
Views: 266

Re: "the path is born"

DooDoot wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:44 am
. As the path, it is not the result of samatha & vipassana (as said in the Yuganaddha Sutta) but the cause of samatha vipassana.
Thus for him, having thus developed the noble eightfold path... these two qualities occur in tandem: tranquillity & insight.

MN 149
:goodpost:
by Pseudobabble
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The benefits of silence
Replies: 49
Views: 1302

Re: The benefits of silence

None. Some use it as a tactic for altering their state, but this is a very superficial attempt that doesn't approach insight. Not talking is not a necessary factor for anything, imo. Your experience is very different to mine. I've found for example that extended periods of silence on retreats make ...
by Pseudobabble
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arguments against the Pali Canon being authentic?
Replies: 41
Views: 672

Re: Arguments against the Pali Canon being authentic?

As long as the practices work, does it even matter? The whole thing could be a complete fiction, but if the practices delivered the end of suffering, it wouldn't matter at all. The concept of "useful fiction" is highly problematic. Even a supposedly useful fiction is still fiction. Relying on somet...
by Pseudobabble
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Unwholesome Jhananga?
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: Unwholesome Jhananga?

JamesTheGiant wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:05 am
Darth Vader had a meditation chamber.... probably some unwholesome jhana going on in there.
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Darth Vader is one of my role models.

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EDIT: thats a f*cking cool meditation chamber
by Pseudobabble
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Piya Tan's Dharmafarer.org website is in the process of moving.
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: Piya Tan's Dharmafarer.org website is in the process of moving.

I'd be happy to whip up a 'posh looking website', as long as Piya doesn't mind me modifying a template.
by Pseudobabble
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Let's help eachother develop jhanas (take two!)
Replies: 73
Views: 2124

Re: Let's help eachother develop jhanas (take two!)

37 minutes. More later. Following the breath, maintaining extrospective awareness, watching the mind with introspective awareness, and applying positive reinforcement when I catch the mind forgetting. Things are getting better slowly. Placing attention on the nostrils throughout the day really helps.
by Pseudobabble
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Let's help eachother develop jhanas (take two!)
Replies: 73
Views: 2124

Re: Let's help eachother develop jhanas (take two!)

45 minutes. Will now do 45 minutes twice a day, morning and evening, working each up to 1 hr.
by Pseudobabble
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Let's help eachother develop jhanas (take two!)
Replies: 73
Views: 2124

Re: Let's help eachother develop jhanas (take two!)

28 mins. I really want to increase sit times to 1 hour per session, or more, with minimum 1 hour per day. Yes 1 hour minimum to start feeling the effects. Are you still doing kasina meditation? No I switched back to anapanasati, since I am much more familiar with the breath at the nose as object. I...
by Pseudobabble
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Let's help eachother develop jhanas (take two!)
Replies: 73
Views: 2124

Re: Let's help eachother develop jhanas (take two!)

28 mins. I really want to increase sit times to 1 hour per session, or more, with minimum 1 hour per day.