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by Dinsdale
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Trump. And why I hate him.
Replies: 80
Views: 922

Re: Trump. And why I hate him.

alan wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:24 am
No, I'd rather stay on the beach and get up early to take pictures of the sunrise and little birds.
:thumbsup:

That's the kind of thing I like to do. I find it's a lot more beneficial to my state of mind than trying to understand the Madness of King Trump. :rolleye:
by Dinsdale
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Members Bios - please contribute yours
Replies: 170
Views: 43605

Re: Members Bios - please contribute yours

I felt like a change and have changed my username here from "Spiny Norman" to "Dinsdale". :hello: Oh? Are you planning to nail someone's head to a coffee table? :coffee: Don't worry, Dinsdale has now fully reformed and joined the Quakers. His damascene conversion resulted from finally having met hi...
by Dinsdale
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Compassion in Theravada
Replies: 13
Views: 124

Re: Compassion in Theravada

When Mahāyānists would criticize Theravādins as "selfish", I was always a bit hurt by that. In my mind was "How can they say that?". But earlier this year, when I sort of moved to the other side myself, I thought of Theravāda as selfish myself! I thought there is this obsession with personal attain...
by Dinsdale
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Members Bios - please contribute yours
Replies: 170
Views: 43605

Re: Members Bios - please contribute yours

I felt like a change and have changed my username here from "Spiny Norman" to "Dinsdale". :hello:
by Dinsdale
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meat consumption and first precept
Replies: 7
Views: 79

Re: Meat consumption and first precept

D1W1 wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:09 am
Is is eating meat breaking the first precept?
Only if we have killed the animal ourselves. If we buy meat then presumably we are content for somebody else to do the killing.
by Dinsdale
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Only one more week to the winter solstice!
Replies: 17
Views: 218

Re: Only one more week to the winter solstice!

Greetings, Also, feel free to give the Earth's axis a nudge, if you have the means to do so... balancing out the seasons a bit would be nice. (I can just imagine the climate change activists recoil in horror at my suggestion...) Metta, Paul. :) I have passed your suggestion to Doctor Evil.... https...
by Dinsdale
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: How much happy are you?
Replies: 44
Views: 648

Re: How much happy are you?

Stiphan wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:34 pm
Sarath, thank goodness you made the poll editable because my happiness percentages are rising. :smile:
Mine are going down due to seasonal bah-humbuggery. :tongue:
by Dinsdale
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DhammaWheel UK Retreats
Replies: 13
Views: 153

Re: DhammaWheel UK Retreats

I live in Suffolk but could travel. We now have electric, and trains, and suchloike. :tongue:
by Dinsdale
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On so-called "Heart Practice"
Replies: 38
Views: 558

Re: On so-called "Heart Practice"

Caodemarte wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:42 pm
I remember one Buddhist teacher saying that anything fully observed disappears.
Was this is reference to mind objects, like thoughts and feelings?
by Dinsdale
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Nibbana cessation of being?
Replies: 16
Views: 188

Re: Is Nibbana cessation of being?

retrofuturist wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:22 am
Cessation means the cessation of sankhata-dhammas.
Isn't everything we experience sankhata dhammas? Sights, sounds, sensations, etc?

Could you be more specific about which sankhata dhammas cease in your view?
by Dinsdale
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4244
Views: 262131

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Quorn sausage with French mustard is tasty. :woohoo:
by Dinsdale
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On so-called "Heart Practice"
Replies: 38
Views: 558

Re: On so-called "Heart Practice"

Sam Vara wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:54 pm
In particular, they see Right Effort as the attempt to merely "stay with things as they are".
There also seems to be an idea that fully accepting present conditions is a short-cut to equanimity, the cessation of craving and aversion.
by Dinsdale
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!
Replies: 88
Views: 1383

Re: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!

Sam Vara wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:15 pm
4) Failing that, I will inflict pictures of my cat doing cute things upon this site until things improve...
:thumbsup:
by Dinsdale
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball
Replies: 38
Views: 442

Re: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball

Are the suttas not clear enough? "It is spoken at the right time. It is spoken in truth. It is spoken affectionately. It is spoken beneficially. It is spoken with a mind of good-will." — AN 5.198 https://www.accesstoinsight.org/ati/ptf/dhamma/sacca/sacca4/samma-vaca/index.html It appears that all p...
by Dinsdale
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball
Replies: 38
Views: 442

Re: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball

Are the suttas not clear enough?

"It is spoken at the right time. It is spoken in truth. It is spoken affectionately. It is spoken beneficially. It is spoken with a mind of good-will."
— AN 5.198

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/ati/ptf ... index.html
by Dinsdale
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: How much happy are you?
Replies: 44
Views: 648

Re: How much happy are you?

ryanM wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:39 pm
Maybe happiness is masquerading as a trace element.
Maybe they sell it in very small bottles in Tesco. :tongue:
by Dinsdale
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: is cessation like a vacuum
Replies: 10
Views: 258

Re: is cessation like a vacuum

SunWuKong wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:35 pm
It's like the calm in the center of a hurricane...
I like the eye-of-the-storm analogy, like a stillness inside ( beneath?) the movement.