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by Dinsdale
Mon May 21, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism exclusive ?
Replies: 30
Views: 273

Re: Is Buddhism exclusive ?

James Tan wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 6:12 am
Tailoring or catering for or available to only a few, selected, restricted , elite and excellent people .
The Dhamma Wheel membership does suggest that. :tongue:
by Dinsdale
Mon May 21, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: World Bee Day
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: World Bee Day

Hurrah! Bees are great! :woohoo:

I'm buzzing off now... :toilet:
by Dinsdale
Mon May 21, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Thoughts and Suffering
Replies: 19
Views: 270

Re: Thoughts and Suffering

robertk wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 7:33 am
The other sense doors have only neutral feeling.
Really? Why then do I get irritated with the yappy dog barking next door?
by Dinsdale
Sun May 20, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Krishamuriti Musings (If mind = brain)
Replies: 19
Views: 47

Re: If mind = brain

Anyway, I am too busy trying to unravel what the Buddha said without trying to delve into the deep and dark depths of Krishnamurti's mind as well. That is Krishnamurti's job, not mine. ;) :goodpost: And of course this is General Theravada discussion, so all the Krishnamurti stuff is :offtopic: here...
by Dinsdale
Sun May 20, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If mind = brain
Replies: 136
Views: 1589

Re: If mind = brain

What is it that makes the two states related/connected/comparable? the idea of a self (the agent who experience and who witnessed/got affected by the change). Are you saying that with no self-view there is no experience of change? Logically, there can't be So how does this relate to Buddhist practi...
by Dinsdale
Sun May 20, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If mind = brain
Replies: 136
Views: 1589

Re: If mind = brain

I think experience is just what we notice . We can choose to notice different aspects of experience. I agree with the first part of your statement, but the second part is hypothetical. When i say hypothetical, i don't mean its right or wrong or whether it exists or does not exist. It has a function...
by Dinsdale
Sun May 20, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If mind = brain
Replies: 136
Views: 1589

Re: If mind = brain

Bundokji wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 6:50 am
What is it that makes the two states related/connected/comparable? the idea of a self (the agent who experience and who witnessed/got affected by the change).
Are you saying that with no self-view there is no experience of change?
by Dinsdale
Sun May 20, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Krishamuriti Musings (If mind = brain)
Replies: 19
Views: 47

Re: If mind = brain

Anyway, I am too busy trying to unravel what the Buddha said without trying to delve into the deep and dark depths of Krishnamurti's mind as well. That is Krishnamurti's job, not mine. ;) :goodpost: And of course this is General Theravada discussion, so all the Krishnamurti stuff is :offtopic: here...
by Dinsdale
Sun May 20, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If mind = brain
Replies: 136
Views: 1589

Re: If mind = brain

It depends how we define "experience", but I think I see the distinction you're making. For me the point is about choosing to place attention on particular aspects of experience. Experience is what is known (past tense). Even if you see a phenomena for the first time, you would declare that you don...
by Dinsdale
Sun May 20, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 89
Views: 1143

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

Meezer77 wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 12:18 am
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by Dinsdale
Sat May 19, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 89
Views: 1143

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

Bah humbug to the royal wedding! :tongue:

The French had the right idea! :soap:
by Dinsdale
Sat May 19, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If mind = brain
Replies: 136
Views: 1589

Re: If mind = brain

For example, if you are riding a bike to work, you might be listening to music, or thinking about the tasks ahead, or trying to avoid a car or some pedestrians ...etc. You don't pay attention to the act of biking all the time, even though when you think about it in hindsight (after arriving to the ...
by Dinsdale
Fri May 18, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If mind = brain
Replies: 136
Views: 1589

Re: If mind = brain

For example, while i am typing this message to you, there are sounds/noises from the street nearby,. The sounds are audible, they are within the sphere of my ear consciousness, but unless i pay attention to them, i don't hear them. What is the criteria if i am hearing them or not? its my ability to...
by Dinsdale
Thu May 17, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If mind = brain
Replies: 136
Views: 1589

Re: If mind = brain

Bundokji wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 10:49 am
Consequently, the mind cannot be known directly and in that sense not different from any other sense media. It can be known retrospectively "as a thought" similar to a sound, sight, bodily sensation, taste ...etc
Interesting point. Does this also apply to the five "physical" sense organs?
by Dinsdale
Thu May 17, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If mind = brain
Replies: 136
Views: 1589

Re: If mind = brain

James Tan wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 7:49 am
Mod , Is there any objections for non buddhist to participate in this forum ?!
Not from me. What I do object to is threads continually being derailed with non-Buddhist rhetoric.
by Dinsdale
Thu May 17, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: How does Dependent Origination relate to mode of conditioning (Paccaya)?
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: How does Dependent Origination relate to mode of conditioning (Paccaya)?

How does Dependent Origination relate to mode of conditioning (Paccaya)? Buddhism teaches that all phenomena, mental and physical, arise through conditions. In the Abhidhamma the modes of conditionality are analyzed into twenty-four types of relationship, each representing a tie between a condition...
by Dinsdale
Wed May 16, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If mind = brain
Replies: 136
Views: 1589

Re: If mind = brain

If our so called mind the sixth sense media is brain , does this mean the consciousness that arises due to the interaction of the mind and its object is also matter ? Possibly it's comparable to the distinction between computer hardware and software. They are not the same, but the software depends ...
by Dinsdale
Wed May 16, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If mind = brain
Replies: 136
Views: 1589

Re: If mind = brain

Is not the word "mind" a mere thought? Perhaps more a concept. I conceive of the mind as the "space" where thoughts and feelings arise. A space seem to be a necessary condition for experience to arise, but not a sufficient one. For a space to be re-cognized, it needs something else. Sorry, I'm not ...
by Dinsdale
Wed May 16, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If mind = brain
Replies: 136
Views: 1589

Re: If mind = brain

Thought is matter. No, they aren't. Thoughts are mental objects, and immaterial. It is actually measurable. No, it isn't. You can measure electrical impulses in the brain, but those are not thoughts. If you only limit the definition of matter to immaterial objects then you are right. But a lot of m...
by Dinsdale
Wed May 16, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: can you be atheist and theravada buddhist?
Replies: 95
Views: 1367

Re: can you be atheist and theravada buddhist?

Faith is called "the seed," and without it the plant of spiritual life cannot start at all. Buddhist faith is not blind belief, it is confidence in teachings and practices. Perhaps you want to rethink this statement. Faith has nothing to do with teachings and practices. It is confidence in what you...