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by DooDoot
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Psychology of dukkha (and sukkha) (for laypeople)
Replies: 18
Views: 555

Re: Psychology of dukkha (and sukkha) (for laypeople)

I have never seen such advice. My impression is GJ is studying psychotherapy and wishes to claim the Buddha was a psychotherapist. There are over a thousand different psychotherapy techniques, some being minor variations, while others are based on very different conceptions of psychology, ethics (h...
by DooDoot
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Help requested for basic lessons in how to translate Pali
Replies: 53
Views: 1068

Re: Help requested for basic lessons in how to translate Pali

Volo wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:32 am
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Dear Pali Gurus. A mere short question.

The word 'pāṇātipātī' is often found in the suttas, I assume from 'pāṇā + atipāta'. 'Atipāta' is masculine. This being the case, how does a declension for pāṇātipātā ending with "i" occur?

Thank you
by DooDoot
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Find a Sutta
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Find a Sutta

While not explicitly referring to "roots" ("mula"), possibly MN 43.
by DooDoot
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Antinatalism
Replies: 48
Views: 1651

Re: Antinatalism

I'm disturbed by the fact that women are still determining which male genes are successful in being transmitted to the next generation. Yes. Most men, including the religious, have struggled to accept the Creator God (such as Yahweh or Allah) is actually female energy. As for Buddhism, imagine what...
by DooDoot
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mahayana /Vajrayana attitude with Pali Canon?
Replies: 25
Views: 588

Re: Mahayana /Vajrayana attitude with Pali Canon?

Vajrayana... they will then be able to feel and see pain in the samsara without suffering and will be able to indulge in pleasure (including sex, alcohol, etc) without getting attached to it in a way that will make them suffer when it stops. The above invalid ideas demonstrate the obsession with th...
by DooDoot
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Psychology of dukkha (and sukkha) (for laypeople)
Replies: 18
Views: 555

Re: Psychology of dukkha (and sukkha) (for laypeople)

So, you're not only dismissive and uninformed about psychotherapy If psychotherapy was so fabulous, clients would not have paid for scores of visits, even hundreds, without obtaining any tangible results. I hate to be the one to tell you, but that will make any attempt on your part to have metta an...
by DooDoot
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Psychology of dukkha (and sukkha) (for laypeople)
Replies: 18
Views: 555

Re: Psychology of dukkha (and sukkha) (for laypeople)

Also psychotherapy existed before modern types, in Antiquity famously in Epicureanism and Stoicism, and in Middle Ages among islamic doctors. Sounds like a gross generalisation. About processing trauma from dysfunctional relationships.... dealing with depression from dysfunctional relationships.......
by DooDoot
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Thought without a self
Replies: 39
Views: 446

Re: Thought without a self

Would paying attention to the suffering conveyed through the meaning of thought be a good practice? Yes. This is why, very often, the teachings emphasise & separate thought into wholesome/beneficial and unwholesome/harmful. Refer to MN 19. Can the three characteristics be seen directly in thought, ...
by DooDoot
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Psychology of dukkha (and sukkha) (for laypeople)
Replies: 18
Views: 555

Re: Psychology of dukkha (and sukkha) (for laypeople)

Buddha gave psychotherapy advice to lay people. My impression is psychotherapy was created by atheist Torah-rejecting Jews, such as Freud, who sought freedom from the strict moral norms of their cultural religion and also sought a fame & money making cure for psychological ailments caused (unknowin...
by DooDoot
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Thought without a self
Replies: 39
Views: 446

Re: Thought without a self

Has anyone tried to listen to thoughts without assuming a person behind the thought? what changes in meaning takes place? Personally, I am wary/skeptical of ideas such as: " Thoughts Without a Thinker ". In my experience, the above is generally not possible because most thoughts arise from the pers...
by DooDoot
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Non-duality and other ambiguities
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: Non-duality and other ambiguities

Thervadins anatta : absence of personal self; unsure whether epistemological or ontological perspective (?) It seems if not-self was epistemological or phenomenological, it would be subjective therefore could not form the basis of objective 'truth' or 'reality'. Regardless, the suttas appear to cle...
by DooDoot
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why is Buddhist scripture including Theravada so vast?
Replies: 34
Views: 441

Re: Why is all Buddhist scripture including Theravada so vast?

But the Four Noble Truths make no direct mention of Dependant Origination. The Four Noble Truths are Dependant Origination, i.e., a summarised explanation. And what, bhikkhus, is the noble truth of suffering? Birth is suffering, old age is suffering, illness is suffering, death is suffering; sorrow...
by DooDoot
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Phenomenology is not non-duality
Replies: 41
Views: 608

Re: Phenomenology is not non-duality

maybe non-duality is expressed in Buddha Dhamma by equanimity quality? That's the problem. When everything is "equanimity", how can there be "empathy" ("compassion") towards others? And if world is dual and separate how it possible to attain states of absorbtion? Absorption is not the goal of Buddh...
by DooDoot
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Phenomenology is not non-duality
Replies: 41
Views: 608

Re: Phenomenology is not non-duality

it seems from dinsdale's recent post that he agrees. Buddhadasa Bhikkhu was a teacher of non-duality but I disagree with Bhikkhu Buddhadasa. Obviously, if there was no duality, there would be no past, no future, no rebirth, no physical birth, no physical death. Everything would be just consciousnes...
by DooDoot
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Help requested for basic lessons in how to translate Pali
Replies: 53
Views: 1068

Re: Help requested for basic lessons in how to translate Pali

Volo wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:32 am
Are you familiar with genitive and locative absolutives? They are important in Pali.
Thank you Sir Volo. I will try to learn. Regards :bow: