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by Dinsdale
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is vipassana and anapanasati?
Replies: 34
Views: 278

Re: What is vipassana and anapanasati?

JC938 wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:57 pm
What is vipassana and anapanasati and are there any other meditations type in Buddhism.
Basically vipassana ( insight ) and samatha ( tranquillity ) are qualities of mind to be developed.

Anapanasati is a method.
by Dinsdale
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is it okay to read buddhist text while i am using the toilet, having a smoke?
Replies: 28
Views: 379

Re: Is it okay to read buddhist text while i am using the toilet, having a smoke?

Ive been reminded by a few Mahayana layfolk to treat the dhamma with respect and as such only leave Buddhist text in clean places. I don't leave Buddhist texts in the bathroom, but have been know to take them there. ;) Surely you are not, erm, disposing of them there, Dinsdale? Please tell us you a...
by Dinsdale
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why is Nirvana permanent?
Replies: 62
Views: 3711

Re: Why is Nirvana permanent?

cappuccino wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:21 am
it seems to be a desire to be annihilated
Seeking permanence suggests a desire not to be annihilated. Grasping at further becoming, which is an aspect of tanha in the Second Noble Truth.
by Dinsdale
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice
Replies: 83
Views: 965

Re: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice

How similar is it to Buddhist practice (compare practice to practice .. do not go off topic and keep repeating ad nauseum DO and 4NT exists only in Buddhism .. yes I know and do not disagree ..) I have the impression that both traditions involve a "seeing through" of personal experience. In Hinduis...
by Dinsdale
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice
Replies: 83
Views: 965

Re: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice

SarathW wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:51 pm
Another point is the term Hinduism is a latter invention.
I don't think that's true.
by Dinsdale
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Samatha Meditation instructions
Replies: 20
Views: 226

Re: Samatha Meditation instructions

Sam Vara wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:48 pm
https://www.samatha.org/
I have a couple of friends who are involved in Samatha Trust, good people. I didn't get on with their breath mediation technique though, it involves a deliberate manipulation of breath length.
by Dinsdale
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is it okay to read buddhist text while i am using the toilet, having a smoke?
Replies: 28
Views: 379

Re: Is it okay to read buddhist text while i am using the toilet, having a smoke?

Strive4Karuna wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:35 am
Ive been reminded by a few Mahayana layfolk to treat the dhamma with respect and as such only leave Buddhist text in clean places.
I don't leave Buddhist texts in the bathroom, but have been know to take them there. ;)
by Dinsdale
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice
Replies: 83
Views: 965

Re: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice

If I understand correctly, Brahman is not the personal, it is the unconditioned which is said to be ineffable and beyond all descriptions. It seems the 'hangup' is with atman and the identification that takes place within the Vedantic tradition. Buddhism doesn't posit an atman, but it does posit ni...
by Dinsdale
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice
Replies: 83
Views: 965

Re: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice

How similar is it to Buddhist practice (compare practice to practice .. do not go off topic and keep repeating ad nauseum DO and 4NT exists only in Buddhism .. yes I know and do not disagree ..) I have the impression that both traditions involve a "seeing through" of personal experience. In Hinduis...
by Dinsdale
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Pretty pictures
Replies: 55
Views: 1184

Re: Pretty pictures

How do I copy a picture on my laptop to here - using "copy" doesn't work...doh! :reading:

It's a jpg file.
by Dinsdale
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Mindfulness Meditation
Replies: 10
Views: 234

Re: Mindfulness Meditation

It's the best thing since sliced bread ( before sliced bread really! ). :toilet:
by Dinsdale
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: nibbāna is the cessation of existence
Replies: 133
Views: 1968

Re: nibbāna is the cessation of existence

DooDoot wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:07 pm
For example, the use of the words "Nibbana" & "bhava" appear to have universal meanings in the suttas.
In DO "bhava" is described as existence in the three realms ( SN12.2 and MN9 ). Are you saying this is the universal meaning in the suttas?
by Dinsdale
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: nibbāna is the cessation of existence
Replies: 133
Views: 1968

Re: nibbāna is the cessation of existence

:shrug: Clearly it is , it seems you just don't want to accept it. From SN12.2: "And what, bhikkhus, is aging-and-death? The aging of the various beings in the various orders of beings , their growing old, brokenness of teeth, greyness of hair, wrinkling of skin, decline of vitality, degeneration o...
by Dinsdale
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: nibbāna is the cessation of existence
Replies: 133
Views: 1968

Re: nibbāna is the cessation of existence

...just a straightforward observation of what SN12.2 actually says. Or perhaps you just don't like what it says? By all means leave out "descent into the womb" in the description of the birth nidana, my point remains valid across the descriptions of birth, aging and death - they are described in a ...
by Dinsdale
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: nibbāna is the cessation of existence
Replies: 133
Views: 1968

Re: nibbāna is the cessation of existence

Of course. In the DO sequence, birth, aging and death arise in dependence on bhava, and those are described in a very "physical" way. The above is an opinion. This is what occurs when students do not examine the meanings of each Pali word. I could offer an alternate explanation but it is your own d...
by Dinsdale
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: nibbāna is the cessation of existence
Replies: 133
Views: 1968

Re: nibbāna is the cessation of existence

Bhava , being , becoming , existence , had to fit and correlates with the twelve nidana correctly otherwise you are heading to wrong direction . Of course. In the DO sequence, birth, aging and death arise in dependence on bhava, and those are described in a very "physical" way. For this reason I th...
by Dinsdale
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: nibbāna is the cessation of existence
Replies: 133
Views: 1968

Re: nibbāna is the cessation of existence

I supposed can you first define "existence"? Does the meaning of existence in English is equivalent to bhava ? It seems that Buddha was referring bhava quite different from our understanding of existence in English . Yes, "existence" here refers to "bhava". In SN12.2 it's described as existence in ...
by Dinsdale
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: nibbāna is the cessation of existence
Replies: 133
Views: 1968

Re: nibbāna is the cessation of existence

Nibbana is cessation-fullstop. "This is peace, this is exquisite — the stilling of all fabrications, the relinquishment of all acquisitions, the ending of craving, dispassion, cessation, Unbinding." — MN 64 The "stilling of all fabrications" here just refers to volitional activity associated with c...
by Dinsdale
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: nibbāna is the cessation of existence
Replies: 133
Views: 1968

Re: nibbāna is the cessation of existence

It has been suggested existence ( bhava ) is the sense that "self" & "beings" exist; that when the mind is void of any sense of self, both internally & externally, this is the cessation of 'existence'. This is how Buddhists disagree about Right View, even though they each claim to follow & have rig...