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by Dinsdale
Sun May 27, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW
Replies: 139
Views: 1305

Re: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW

My favourite metaphor for the job when I did it over on the other Wheel, was actually gardening: encouraging flowers to flourish and removing the occasional weed. Every gardener knows that weeds take over if left unchecked. I like this idea - gardening is the appropriate metaphor. Weeds are just fl...
by Dinsdale
Sun May 27, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW
Replies: 139
Views: 1305

Re: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW

There are roughly the same number of votes for maintaining the status quo, and getting rid of it all together. The option with most votes is No. 2, the compromise option of moving it back to The Lounge.
by Dinsdale
Sun May 27, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Jordan Peterson - The Problem With Atheism
Replies: 41
Views: 726

Re: Jordan Peterson - The Problem With Atheism

That reminds me, I must buy more candles for my Saint Dawkins shrine... :candle: :tongue:
by Dinsdale
Sun May 27, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW
Replies: 139
Views: 1305

Re: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW

budo wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 8:23 am
The more off topic this forum becomes, the more dilluted the quality of the topics, the more monks you push away, the more this place attracts people who come to argue things that are off topic.
:goodpost:
by Dinsdale
Sun May 27, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Satipatthana Practice
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: Satipatthana Practice

I've been studying and practicing Satipatthana for a while, and it seems to me like you could devote and entire lifetime to it and still not master it, because there's a lot there, in this just one practice. Yes, it's a lifetimes work. I have found it is useful to keep it simple, focus on one aspec...
by Dinsdale
Sun May 27, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can I apply Anatta to inanimate objects?
Replies: 9
Views: 125

Re: Can I apply Anatta to inanimate objects?

Buddha said Subbe Dhamma Anatta. Which means it applies to inanimate objects. Isn't that so? It depends on how you interpret "dhamma" in this context. I take it to mean phenomena rather than noumena, ie that which we experience . We don't experience a chair directly, rather we experience it's signs...
by Dinsdale
Sun May 27, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW
Replies: 139
Views: 1305

Re: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW

I believe one of them identifies as Hindu What is the motivation for a Hindu or a person of any other religion to hang around in a Buddhist forum? Especially when their behavior is giving a bad name to the forum. This is a job for the Dhamma police!! Actually it's a job for the moderators, who do h...
by Dinsdale
Sun May 27, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW
Replies: 139
Views: 1305

Re: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW

I showed a Royal wedding thread to a non-Buddhist and S/he asked me how Buddhist could be so aversion towards the royal family. Though it could be argued that all political views and opinions are expressions of craving and aversion, directly or indirectly, and that political debate only serves to i...
by Dinsdale
Sat May 26, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Should starbucks allow non- customers to use restrooms and seating?
Replies: 33
Views: 382

Re: Should starbucks allow non- customers to use restrooms and seating?

retrofuturist wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 10:24 pm
That's why I support successful, heroic leaders whose economic policies support the establishment of "full employment", so that there can be a job for anyone who wants one.
Hmm. Minimum wage jobs, and zero-hours contracts seem to be the result.
by Dinsdale
Sat May 26, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can I apply Anatta to inanimate objects?
Replies: 9
Views: 125

Re: Can I apply Anatta to inanimate objects?

“ Any kind of form whatsoever , Rāhula, whether past, future, or present, internal or external, gross or subtle, inferior or superior, far or near—one sees all form as it really is with correct wisdom thus: ‘This is not mine, this I am not, this is not my self. So the chair is not mine. But that is...
by Dinsdale
Sat May 26, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Should starbucks allow non- customers to use restrooms and seating?
Replies: 33
Views: 382

Re: Should starbucks allow non- customers to use restrooms and seating?

No_Mind wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 5:54 am
Why is Starbucks being singled out ..
Because it's symbolic of American imperialism. :tongue:
by Dinsdale
Sat May 26, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can I apply Anatta to inanimate objects?
Replies: 9
Views: 125

Re: Can I apply Anatta to inanimate objects?

SarathW wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 11:51 pm
Can I apply Anatta to inanimate objects?
I think anatta just relates to the "person". Sunyata ( emptiness ) applies more widely.
by Dinsdale
Fri May 25, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW
Replies: 139
Views: 1305

Re: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW

Sam Vara wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 9:32 am
Do we currently have anyone wanting it to exist and not exist, or anyone wanting it to neither exist nor not not exist?
I have mixed feelings about it, so yeah. :tongue:
by Dinsdale
Fri May 25, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Thoughts and Suffering
Replies: 26
Views: 493

Re: Thoughts and Suffering

one more: sound is a thorn to concentration - it interrupts the flow of thoughts for example. I think it depends how intrusive the sound is, though I don't have a problem at all with natural sounds like waves breaking, or wind in the trees. With the yappy dog next door, my irritation is mostly with...
by Dinsdale
Fri May 25, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What does "sensual desire" mean in the suttas?
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: What does "sensual desire" mean in the suttas?

Is it basically the craving for pleasant ( sukha ) vedana?

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .nypo.html
by Dinsdale
Wed May 23, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism exclusive ?
Replies: 107
Views: 1114

Re: Is Buddhism exclusive ?

binocular wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 9:35 am
Or is it that they're happy despite their Buddhist practice?
I have been addicted to Buddhism practice for many years but the doctors can't do nuffink to 'elp. :tongue:
by Dinsdale
Tue May 22, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump and the NHS
Replies: 9
Views: 177

Re: Trump and the NHS

This is worrying. There’s a rumour that he is going to use trade talks to force the NHS has to pay more for life saving drugs. Hope this is fake news. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-42943768 I've heard the US wants a share of private health provision in the UK ( the NHS commissions quite a l...
by Dinsdale
Tue May 22, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Thoughts and Suffering
Replies: 26
Views: 493

Re: Thoughts and Suffering

I was thinking of DO, where craving ( and by implication, aversion ) arise in dependence upon feeling, and feeling arises in dependence upon contact via one of the sense-bases ( including mind ). So here there is aversion arising in dependence upon a mildly unpleasant feeling arising "at" the mind-...
by Dinsdale
Tue May 22, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Thoughts and Suffering
Replies: 26
Views: 493

Re: Thoughts and Suffering

The other sense doors have only neutral feeling. Really? Why then do I get irritated with the yappy dog barking next door? ...the irritation is through the mind-door which arises after the sensedoor... Basically we worldlings are too deluded to really understand that " sticks and stones may break m...
by Dinsdale
Mon May 21, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism exclusive ?
Replies: 107
Views: 1114

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: