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by Pseudobabble
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Against the stream centers shutting down
Replies: 46
Views: 994

Re: Against the stream centers shutting down

It really sounds like he has done nothing wrong. How is one supposed to know that someone doesn't like what one is doing if they give no indication of it? That said, like all men in such positions, Noah really should know how to protect himself from such after-the-fact accusations, particularly as t...
by Pseudobabble
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why does the monks not happy with Buddha's teaching ?
Replies: 36
Views: 422

Re: Why does the monks not happy with Buddha's teaching ?

Nanananda talks about this sutta in Concept and Reality - I'll find the passage later.
by Pseudobabble
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: You cannot have stress and bliss at the same time
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: You cannot have stress and bliss at the same time

dharmacorps wrote:we know next to nothing about what is involved in jhanas or if they can be measured or studied at all scientifically.
An interesting draft paper on a study of EEG readings of people entering jhana:

The paper is here.
by Pseudobabble
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 2385

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

Grigoris wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:39 am
So much for not discussing politics.
Indeed. But this all has a bearing on Sila. Specifically, 'nature vs nurture', and the expression thereof has a bearing on what exactly it is that Sila is correcting.
by Pseudobabble
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 2385

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

Racism and intolerance are expressions, behavioural constructions on the basis of innate human qualities and features, such as in-group psychology and fear of the unfamiliar, As such I don't see any need to distinguish them specifically from any other expression of nastiness, as they all spring fro...
by Pseudobabble
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 2385

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

binocular wrote:...
:goodpost: :goodpost: :goodpost:
by Pseudobabble
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 2385

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

1: Doubt it. Cruelty and nastiness are built into people (based on how people have behaved in all places and times, and continue to behave all around us, in all cultures), and require training in order not to be expressed. Hence sila. 2: Definitely not the case. Simple googling will show you much m...
by Pseudobabble
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 2385

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

Personal labels inevitably lead to quarrels. There are no "Slavs", all of whom would have the same attitude. There are no standard "Westerners". There are no "racists", - just specific actions or statements concerning other people or races. Personal labels immediately lead to misunderstandings, sin...
by Pseudobabble
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 2385

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

[1] And how does that prove anything? Don't you think their cultural/religious backghound has a lot to do with that? [2] No child was naturally born a racist or intolerant person. They are taught to become so. I really don't see how you can so adamantly deny this obvious fact. 1: Doubt it. Cruelty ...
by Pseudobabble
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Being Offended
Replies: 45
Views: 1151

Re: Being Offended

Relevant: I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Rajagaha in the Bamboo Grove, the Squirrels' Sanctuary. Then the brahman Akkosaka[1] Bharadvaja heard that a brahman of the Bharadvaja clan had gone forth from the home life into homelessness in the presence of the Blessed ...
by Pseudobabble
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Ability to save individual posts?
Replies: 6
Views: 529

Re: Ability to save individual posts?

If you mean individual posts by different members, then what I do is to just save them all - the URLs - in a separate folder on my computer. They can be sorted by topic, or copied if they fall into multiple categories. It's as fast as using anything here on DW. I just started a new google drive doc...
by Pseudobabble
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Special instructions on eyes' movement in Sri Lanka, Thailand and Burma
Replies: 11
Views: 424

Re: Special instructions on eyes' movement in Sri Lanka, Thailand and Burma

Outside of some teachings related to nimittas, I don't know of anything on eye movement, and I have kept a proverbial eye out for that. I'm not really sure what it means but I get a lot of weird stuff happening with my eyes. Usually about 30 minutes into meditation my eyes begin rolling back or twi...
by Pseudobabble
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Let's help eachother develop jhanas (take two!)
Replies: 74
Views: 2864

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

40 minutes. 5.5 hours this week. Aiming for 7 next week.
by Pseudobabble
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Other Humans
Replies: 5
Views: 297

Re: The Other Humans

May I ask why you are interested in this? Just seems like a cool thing to know about. I recognize that it isnt relavent to the path to ending suffering. but 40% of the stuff on DW isnt directly related to that. Plus, i don't expect to attain arahantship in this lifetime, so might as well know more ...
by Pseudobabble
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Other Humans
Replies: 5
Views: 297

Re: The Other Humans

May I ask why you are interested in this?