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by Dinsdale
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Believe Commentaries? [From Transfer/Sharing merit limits]
Replies: 15
Views: 248

Re: Why Believe Commentaries? [From Transfer/Sharing merit limits]

mikenz66 wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:56 am
However, it might be just as relevant to ask which of the modern interpretations to pay attention to.
It often seems to be a matter of personal preference, and therefore a rather subjective choice.
by Dinsdale
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 4 Tetrads, 4 Foundations, 4 Jhanas?
Replies: 10
Views: 117

Re: 4 Tetrads, 4 Foundations, 4 Jhanas?

Given the relationship between the four foundations of mindfulness and mindfulness of breathing, do each one of the four foundations correlate to one of the tetrads? Yes, there appears to be a correlation between the four tetrads and the four foundations, though with the four tetrads the breath pro...
by Dinsdale
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: What is delusion?
Replies: 10
Views: 165

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: 35845

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: 27
Views: 501

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: 202

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: 9
Views: 193

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: 600

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: 27
Views: 501

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: 35845

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: 35845

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: 105

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: 227

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: 227

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: 27
Views: 501

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.