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by Dinsdale
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Strong aversion against blue veins
Replies: 14
Views: 294

Re: Strong aversion against blue veins

Pseudobabble wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:01 pm
How many parasites live in your gut? How much dried and vaporized dog-sh*t did you breathe in with all the dust today?
Gawd, something else to worry about. :tongue:
by Dinsdale
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?
Replies: 112
Views: 1047

Re: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?

seeker242 wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:04 am
Yes could also be just a consequence of actually practicing it. :meditate:
It's all rather subjective though. Something that works for me might not work for you, and vice versa. And sometimes practices lead in unexpected directions.
by Dinsdale
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?
Replies: 112
Views: 1047

Re: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?

Wizard in the Forest wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:35 am
Scientism is something he seems to consider a danger.
I think religious fundamentalism is far more dangerous than Scientism...that reminds me, I must buy some more candles for my Saint Dawkins shrine. :tongue:
by Dinsdale
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: in my opinion the buddha knew science and technology
Replies: 24
Views: 421

Re: in my opinion the buddha knew science and technology

Dhammarakkhito wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:03 pm
furthermore, science if it is to be believed must conform with the dhamma, not the other way
I think this is trying to compare apples and oranges.
by Dinsdale
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?
Replies: 112
Views: 1047

Re: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?

I don't care about scientists. It's ironic then that Buddhism has been described as the "science of the mind", and that insight practice into the three marks looks rather similar to the scientific method of detailed observation based on theories. I deliberately said I don't care about scient ists a...
by Dinsdale
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?
Replies: 112
Views: 1047

Re: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?

I don't care about scientists. It's ironic then that Buddhism has been described as the "science of the mind", and that insight practice into the three marks looks rather similar to the scientific method of detailed observation based on theories. Yes, words, words, words. So many words. Reminds me ...
by Dinsdale
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?
Replies: 112
Views: 1047

Re: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?

dylanj wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:22 pm
I don't care about scientists.
It's ironic then that Buddhism has been described as the "science of the mind", and that insight practice into the three marks looks rather similar to the scientific method of detailed observation based on theories.
by Dinsdale
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?
Replies: 112
Views: 1047

Re: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?

Yes, BUT the suttas have been changed, edited, recompiled, retconned, deleted, added, invented, and mucked around with many many times. So it's all dodgy. You just have to use your common sense, and a bit of critical analysis. Yes, and see whether the methods of practice described lead to something...
by Dinsdale
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 169
Views: 1710

Re: Slandering buddha

Also this thread is about slandering the Tathagata, so it is most natural that it would be pointed out. What mostly happens on this forum is people disagreeing about how the suttas should be interpreted. I don't think it's about "slander", which sounds rather melodramatic. And I think generally it ...
by Dinsdale
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the cause for craving is feeling ?
Replies: 20
Views: 248

Re: Does the cause for craving is feeling ?

Except we are told that the Buddha felt pain in his back (as an example) - what could this pain be but feeling/sensation (vedana)?? The feeling is there, but not the craving -- Yes, there is still clearly physical/bodily vedana for an Arahant, which the Arahant feels "disjoined", according to the A...
by Dinsdale
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 169
Views: 1710

Re: Slandering buddha

befriend wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:10 pm
Coming up with theories that say "Buddha taught about ghosts because he had to teach to the audience".
If you feel that the Buddha's teachings are being misrepresented you could challenge the assertion being made, and request evidence/support from the suttas. Or not.
by Dinsdale
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the cause for craving is feeling ?
Replies: 20
Views: 248

Re: Does the cause for craving is feeling ?

Also, does an arahant still have feelings ? Looking at the Arrow Sutta my understanding is there are still physical feelings for the Arahant, but that mental feelings have ceased. "In the same way, when touched with a feeling of pain, the well-instructed disciple of the noble ones does not sorrow, ...
by Dinsdale
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Noting throughout the day
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: Noting throughout the day

Could anyone offer some advice on noting practice in daily life? I’m curious if as a practice one should start out using it in formal sitting and walking sessions and gradually trying to keep up the noting with other tasks as mindfulness/concentration becomes stronger? I find that on the cushion al...
by Dinsdale
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Losing friendships
Replies: 13
Views: 256

Re: Losing friendships

Hello, My friends like to go partying, drinking, going to festivals, chasing their dreams of succes, enjoying a whole lot of entertainment. And I'm totally opposite of what they're doing. I spend most of my hours in meditation, read meditation manuals, go to dhamma groups and to retreats. I think m...
by Dinsdale
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Dependent Origination about Nama,Rupa or Nama-Rupa?
Replies: 22
Views: 401

Re: Is Dependent Origination about Nama,Rupa or Nama-Rupa?

In these discussions that Lord budda used a logic ( sequence as well as circular logic) to explain the process of samsara in sensual spheres should not be forgotten. If we try to break down this form of logic , then the meaning will not surface. Could you elaborate on what you mean by "circular log...