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by Dinsdale
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Self view and conceit
Replies: 18
Views: 232

Re: Self view and conceit

Zom wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:26 pm
View is a View. It is an intellectual opinion. Conceit is the very core of "self-feeling" - purely psychological thing and has nothing to do with intellectual constructions.
So sakkāya-diṭṭhi is just an intellectual opinion? I thought it was more like a belief.
by Dinsdale
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings - Krakow, Poland
Replies: 10
Views: 176

Re: Greetings - Krakow, Poland

:hello:
by Dinsdale
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meditation for beginners - Anicca
Replies: 16
Views: 288

Re: Meditation for beginners - Anicca

So how do I realize Anicca practically (say, be aware of the transitory nature of life everyday). Are there any guided meditation teachings for newbies online (audio/video/books)? You can start with the breath, then broaden awareness to other aspects of experience. I find it is easier to notice cha...
by Dinsdale
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why don't we follow Noble Tenfold Path?
Replies: 9
Views: 127

Re: Why don't we follow Noble Tenfold Path?

SarathW wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:20 am
Why don't we follow Noble Tenfold Path?
Please, no more, I can't even cope with eight. :tongue:
by Dinsdale
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT
Replies: 128
Views: 2555

Re: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT

It’s obvious that the absence of greed, hate, and delusion is something to be known by the mind. I would describe these as qualities of the mind ( citta ), bearing in mind the third frame of the Satipatthana Sutta. Though the qualities ( "symptoms" ) of something are not necessarily the thing itsel...
by Dinsdale
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT
Replies: 128
Views: 2555

Re: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT

cappuccino wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:14 pm
Consciousness without feature,
without end,
luminous all around
I assume this type of consciousness doesn't arise in dependence upon sense-base and sense-object, like the usual six? Does this mean it is always present? And what is it conscious of?
by Dinsdale
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4714
Views: 322772

Re: the great vegetarian debate

I'm not going to second guess what the buddha said. It looks like you are moralizing now (isn't what you say an expression of morality which is seen as a vital part of what the buddha taught?).....but I am not. I am just stating what I can to the best of my abilities determine to be facts I'll leav...
by Dinsdale
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4714
Views: 322772

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Oh, okay, so your point might be (?) that domesticated animals have a lower infant mortality rate and therefore a better "quality" of life? Domestic animals receive more care from their owners either due to affection (as in pets) or because of their economic value (farm animals) and receive visits ...
by Dinsdale
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: [SN 44.10]Is “attā” self or essence?
Replies: 11
Views: 361

Re: [SN 44.10]Is “attā” self or essence?

Having read the Wiki article mentioned in the OP, my money is on "Ātman" (an everlasting soul kind of thing). Isn't "an everlasting soul" is very common in Hinduism since ages? I think that's correct, though the suttas seem mostly concerned with challenging self-view, the sense of "me", the sense o...
by Dinsdale
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: [SN 44.10]Is “attā” self or essence?
Replies: 11
Views: 361

Re: [SN 44.10]Is “attā” self or essence?

cappuccino wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:32 pm
Dinsdale wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:15 am
Regarding everything as not self is also a self-doctrine.
Actually it's not.
Oh yes it is. :tongue:

Seriously though, I can't see any practical difference between the view of "no-self" and the view of "everything is not-self".
by Dinsdale
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT
Replies: 128
Views: 2555

Re: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT

cappuccino wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:30 pm
Nirvana is a state, a type of consciousness


How could a type of consciousness be unconditioned?
by Dinsdale
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4714
Views: 322772

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Oh, okay, so your point might be (?) that domesticated animals have a lower infant mortality rate and therefore a better "quality" of life? Domestic animals receive more care from their owners either due to affection (as in pets) or because of their economic value (farm animals) and receive visits ...
by Dinsdale
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT
Replies: 128
Views: 2555

Re: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT

It’s obvious that the absence of greed, hate, and delusion is something to be known by the mind. I would describe these as qualities of the mind ( citta ), bearing in mind the third frame of the Satipatthana Sutta. Though the qualities ( "symptoms" ) of something are not necessarily the thing itsel...
by Dinsdale
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT
Replies: 128
Views: 2555

Re: Is Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base? Nope it is not.

What then could cognize it if not manāyatana ? To propose another āyatana would be to make Nibbāna into a visible object, sound, taste, odour or tangible. To propose an agent of cognition outside the āyatanas would be to posit another "all". Though passages like this seem to suggest another ayatana...
by Dinsdale
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: [SN 44.10]Is “attā” self or essence?
Replies: 11
Views: 361

Re: [SN 44.10]Is “attā” self or essence?

cappuccino wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:33 pm
Mo self is still a self doctrine
Yes.
cappuccino wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:33 pm
regard everything as not self, that's OK
Regarding everything as not self is also a self-doctrine.