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by Dinsdale
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: What is delusion?
Replies: 7
Views: 88

Re: What is delusion?

This is from the Vipallasa Sutta: "When those with discernment listen, they regain their senses, seeing the inconstant as inconstant, the stressful as stressful, what's not-self as not-self, the unattractive as unattractive. Undertaking right view, they transcend all stress & suffering." https://www...
by Dinsdale
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?
Replies: 187
Views: 35792

Re: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?

My guess is MN 118 take the breath as the meditation object. MN10 and DN22 take four frames of reference as the meditation object. The way I see it you can take any of them as your meditation object to develop your concentration. In that regards, I see there is no problem with any of the Suttas. :a...
by Dinsdale
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Vegetarians and depression
Replies: 20
Views: 366

Re: Vegetarians and depression

dharmacorps wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:05 pm
Makes you wonder if perhaps it isn't about the diet itself, but personality tendencies of those who are interested in vegetarianism or veganism? Not meant as an insult.
Yes, that's certainly a possibility, though I suspect it would be very difficult to pin it down in a study.
by Dinsdale
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: try to eat more butter
Replies: 8
Views: 185

Re: try to eat more butter

But is there a link between butter and depression? :tongue:
by Dinsdale
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Critisise the action not the person.
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: Critisise the action not the person.

SarathW wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:48 pm
Do not criticise the person but criticise the action.
Though we are "heirs to our kamma".....
by Dinsdale
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does kamma determined our birth ?
Replies: 40
Views: 555

Re: Does kamma determined our birth ?

Does our birth such as born deformed or with single leg/arm , as male/female , with higher /lower IQ , take birth as a King , being born as African , born rich /poor etc etc all has to do with previous life kamma ? What about being born as animals and insects ? The impression I have from the suttas...
by Dinsdale
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Vegetarians and depression
Replies: 20
Views: 366

Re: Vegetarians and depression

Im talking just from experience, but i think the increase in depressive symptoms its mainly because most people who become vegetarians do it with a mind full of aversion (they don´t like the idea of animals being butchered, they dislike the posture of society, many display strong aversion just smel...
by Dinsdale
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?
Replies: 187
Views: 35792

Re: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?

LuisR wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:23 am
Forget the time and money you spent on studying satipatthana and listening to dhamma talks and the dhana you gave.
Didn't it come with a money-back guarantee? :shock: :jumping:
by Dinsdale
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?
Replies: 187
Views: 35792

Re: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?

SN 47 Satipatthana Samyutta... Interesting that SN 47.33 stresses the importance of practising the four foundations of mindfulness: “Monks, those in whom the four establishings of mindfulness are neglected, in them the noble eightfold1 path leading to the right ending of suffering & stress is negle...
by Dinsdale
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are bodily feeling real?
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: Are bodily feeling real?

Are bodily feeling real? I'm not sure what you mean by "real", but according to the suttas bodily feelings arise in dependence upon conditions. How can I tolerate when a mosquito bites me? "The discerning person, learned, doesn't sense a (mental) feeling of pleasure or pain: This is the difference ...
by Dinsdale
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is Dukkha Satya?
Replies: 11
Views: 218

Re: What is Dukkha Satya?

SarathW wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:28 pm
What he said was Dukkha and Dukkha Satya are two different things.
Doesn't "satya" mean "truth"? So "dukkha satya" just means the truth of suffering?
by Dinsdale
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is Dukkha Satya?
Replies: 11
Views: 218

Re: What is Dukkha Satya?

Thankfully this morning I understood what it means by Anicca. Many of us understand Anicca as the impermanence of the objects. (house, car, table etc) What Buddha taught was the impermanence of the six senses. Once you understand that the eye (not the physical eye) is impermanence you fully underst...
by Dinsdale
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Vegetarians and depression
Replies: 20
Views: 366

Re: Vegetarians and depression

seeker242 wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:00 am
however reverse causation cannot be ruled out.
Probably the most important statement of the whole article. :)
It's notoriously difficult to show direct causation in studies like this, since there all sorts of uncontrolled variables.
by Dinsdale
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Nibbana cool down all temperaments & dissolve greed & enmity?
Replies: 40
Views: 564

Re: Does Nibbana cool down all temperaments & dissolve greed & enmity?

SarathW wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:24 pm
He emphasizes that the path to a mountain does not cause the mountain
Good analogy John.
Doesn't this analogy give an idea that the Nibbana is some object?
Perhaps Nibbana is analogous to the view from the top of the mountain?
by Dinsdale
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Why do we have resentment towards the people are very close to us?
Replies: 18
Views: 184

Re: Why do we have resentment towards the people are very close to us?

Mr Man wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:43 am
If things are too overwhelming I think sometimes the best thing to do is take a step back.
:thumbsup: