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by Pseudobabble
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Meditation Log Extension
Replies: 0
Views: 51

Meditation Log Extension

Hi Everyone, I have been wondering if there was interest in a meditation log mod/extension for the forum. I do software development, and by the look of it, it would not be too difficult to write an extension for phpBB to log meditation sessions for a user, generate some stats, perhaps a small textbo...
by Pseudobabble
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Responding to Critics and Anti-Buddhists
Replies: 18
Views: 1121

Re: Responding to Critics and Anti-Buddhists

When you encounter someone who doesn't understand that putting their hand in the fire burns them, what do you do?
by Pseudobabble
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Dhammapada an EBT?
Replies: 23
Views: 2368

Re: Dhammapada an EBT?

Manopubbangama wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:00 pm
Kindly let me know the criterion upon which you deduced your opinion. Thanks
Is the subtext that only EBT is valid?
by Pseudobabble
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Pa Auk Sayadaw
Replies: 10
Views: 974

Re: Pa Auk Sayadaw

If you are still learning how to skilfully tame the mind you might be better with a Western Dhamma/Meditation teacher. I have personally started The Mind Illuminated approach by Culadasa. It is a Samatha-Vipassana practice. It might help you skilfully train the mind to prepare it to get the most va...
by Pseudobabble
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: A debating hall open to non-buddhist
Replies: 8
Views: 767

Re: A debating hall open to non-buddhist

There is not even an attempted explanation at how such a thing as consciousness could originate from matter. It's an idea based on intuition. I suggest you have a look at Douglas Hofstadter's book I Am A Strange Loop . It is a theory of how consciousness as a causally determinitive symbolic system ...
by Pseudobabble
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Christian prayer as skillful means
Replies: 15
Views: 690

Re: Christian prayer as skillful means

Christian practices are similar in many ways to Vajrayana practices, and there are also many similarities to Theravada practices. For example, devotional prayer to Christ is very similar to Guru Yoga, which is in turn very similar to the Recollection of the Buddha. There are of course differences in...
by Pseudobabble
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: craving to end existence/extermination
Replies: 17
Views: 804

Re: craving to end existence/extermination

There is a post somewhere on this forum where Dhammanando points out that the Buddha never praises sleep, not once. But sloth is a hindrance, and the Buddha praises energy and vigour many times.

I also find it comfortable,but I think it is the pleasure of dullness, which doesn't lead to awakening.
by Pseudobabble
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: A debating hall open to non-buddhist
Replies: 8
Views: 767

Re: A debating hall open to non-buddhist

As much as I love to debate, I find meditation practice is more enjoyable these days. Big forums usually have a much worse signal:noise ratio, and wading through trash is boring.
by Pseudobabble
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Understanding Vinnana and Namarupa is the key to Nibbana?
Replies: 35
Views: 762

Re: Understanding Vinnana and Namarupa is the key to Nibbana?

If you can get access to it, I suggest reading Sue Hamilton's Identity and Experience . It is very a well researched explanation of the khandas, nama-rupa, and salayatana. I don't care much. A well researched does not meant true. If you have your point, post it here. Actually most of the well resea...
by Pseudobabble
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Understanding Vinnana and Namarupa is the key to Nibbana?
Replies: 35
Views: 762

Re: Understanding Vinnana and Namarupa is the key to Nibbana?

If you can get access to it, I suggest reading Sue Hamilton's Identity and Experience. It is very a well researched explanation of the khandas, nama-rupa, and salayatana.
by Pseudobabble
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 796
Views: 56017

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Holy crap this thread is 42 pages long.
by Pseudobabble
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jambudipa
Replies: 59
Views: 2263

Re: Jambudipa

This idea fails Occam's Razor, hard.
by Pseudobabble
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Jordan Peterson - Developing Your Inner Psychopath
Replies: 14
Views: 2202

Re: Jordan Peterson - Developing Your Inner Psychopath

The Shadow wrote:Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!
The ability to recognise the evil in oneself is the precondition to lessening it. If one can't do this, one remains stuck and blind.
by Pseudobabble
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meditation experience
Replies: 18
Views: 732

Re: Meditation experience

I believe we learn more through loss of pleasure more than through gain of pain. In other words, positive reinforcement. Just look at people who go boxing or do MMA, or look at women who go through the pain of pregnancy several times. Humans are very good at adapting to pain. But humans are terribl...
by Pseudobabble
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meditation experience
Replies: 18
Views: 732

Re: Meditation experience

Dear friends, as I enter the next phase of my life, I will have more time for meditation. I hope you can share your experiences about meditation. Your success and "failures". What worked for you and what didn't. Hopefully this Info can help me and others who are interested in meditation. Thanks I r...