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by Dinsdale
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Dhammas
Replies: 22
Views: 564

Re: Dhammas

Hi Dhammas (conditioned phenomena), e.g. khandhas, Ayatanas, not only should be seen as they really are as anicca (impermanent), dukkha (suffering), anatta (not-self), but also should be seen as they really are as rittaka (void, without reality), as tucchaka (insubstantial), as asaaraka (lacking es...
by Dinsdale
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The cholesterol myth
Replies: 75
Views: 11644

Re: The cholesterol myth

thanks for that. my cholersterol is slightly high (like half of men over 40). Still weighing up whether I want to take pills; it goes against my grain a little. I was advised to start taking statins by my doctor, so I did. No obvious side-effects, and my cholesterol count has come right down. I don...
by Dinsdale
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Muscle Tensions occurring during meditation.
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: Muscle Tensions occurring during meditation.

I've been meditating on and off for the past 2 years and muscle tension has been, along with day dreams, a major stumbling block during my meditation practice. Tensions are present mainly around the area of my shoulders and abdomen. I've observed that I have the habit of tensing these areas almost ...
by Dinsdale
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 229
Views: 3138

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

Perhaps your long-standing apprehension towards the possibility of this interpretation being at all meaningful is hindering your ability to do the same. I'm afraid I find the way it is presented here to be mostly unintelligible, hence my repeated requests for a clear practical explanation of what "...
by Dinsdale
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: middle path and the three views
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: middle path and the three views

Some buddhists say "Existence, nonexistence, and all other views that are combinations of the two are mistaken, and the middle way is the path of being free from these kinds of views altogether", so ultimately the point is to realize that these views are not useful for enlightenment (rise above the...
by Dinsdale
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Vinnanam Anidassanam. Classical Version.
Replies: 25
Views: 432

Re: Vinnanam Anidassanam

robertk wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:06 am
the Theravada understanding is that nibbana is an object of insight, not that nibbana has any type of consciousness.
When you say that Nibbana is an "object of insight", do you mean it's an object of consciousness ( vinnana )? Something we become aware of?
by Dinsdale
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Muscle Tensions occurring during meditation.
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: Muscle Tensions occurring during meditation.

I've been meditating on and off for the past 2 years and muscle tension has been, along with day dreams, a major stumbling block during my meditation practice. Tensions are present mainly around the area of my shoulders and abdomen. I've observed that I have the habit of tensing these areas almost ...
by Dinsdale
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 229
Views: 3138

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

Can anyone explain simply and clearly what "timeless" means when applied to DO, and give a practical example? Anyone? It always, almost immediately, goes back to you (re)expounding about what you insist are "definitions", so what's the point? Is that what I should expect if I venture an answer? My ...
by Dinsdale
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: SN 22.102
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Re: SN 22.102

“And how, bhikkhus, is the perception of impermanence developed and cultivated so that it eliminates all sensual lust, eliminates all lust for existence, eliminates all ignorance, and uproots all conceit ‘I am’? ‘Such is form, such its origin, such its passing away; such is feeling … such is percep...
by Dinsdale
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 229
Views: 3138

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

My understanding is the Pali word "akaliko" does not mean "timeless". It means "without delay" or "immediate" thus "without time delay". Therefore D.O. is "akaliko" because as soon as attachment arises, dukkha arises; or as soon as ignorance, craving or attachment ceases, dukkha immediately ceases....
by Dinsdale
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In your opinion what are the most awesome things about Buddhism?
Replies: 9
Views: 215

Re: In your opinion what are the most awesome things about Buddhism?

It's a journey of discovery, rather than a taking on of beliefs.
by Dinsdale
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 229
Views: 3138

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

Also if "time" is related to change, then "without alteration/change" also means "atemporal/timeless" (i.e. the "unconditioned dhamma" is timeless - or "dhammas" if there is more than one "unconditioned dhamma" as some schools held...) I agree, and it appears that Nibbana is the only "timeless" or ...
by Dinsdale
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 229
Views: 3138

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

Mkoll wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:40 am
Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
The one that conduces to avoiding embroilment in arguments about it.
:coffee:
I'm not sure I agree with that. :tongue:
by Dinsdale
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 229
Views: 3138

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

DO as observed in the present moment: :namaste: This passage seems to describe an insight into how DO works, but I don't see how it supports the idea of moment-to-moment DO, where the whole process is supposed to take place in a moment. It wasn't my intention to show any momentary Notion of DO, onl...
by Dinsdale
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 229
Views: 3138

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

DooDoot wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:32 am
Just more materialism in believing the word "nirodha" literally means "cease". :roll:
"Cease" looks like a reasonable translation to me. What do you think it means?

https://www.wisdomlib.org/definition/nirodha
by Dinsdale
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 229
Views: 3138

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

Dinsdale wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:21 am
Can anyone explain simply and clearly what "timeless" means when applied to DO, and give a practical example?
Anyone?
by Dinsdale
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 229
Views: 3138

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

DO as observed in the present moment: “In the same way, Māgaṇḍiya, if I were to teach you the Dhamma—‘This is that freedom from Disease; this is that unbinding’—and you on your part were to know that freedom from Disease and see that unbinding, then together with the arising of your eyesight you wo...
by Dinsdale
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 229
Views: 3138

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

Can anyone explain simply and clearly what "timeless" means when applied to DO, and give a practical example? In your own words, please. I'm afraid this "timeless" idea makes no sense to me at all, given the centrality of anicca in the teachings, and given that DO is all about arising and ceasing i...
by Dinsdale
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 229
Views: 3138

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

btw a more literal translation would be This existing, this exists; this arising, this arises; this not existing, this does not exist; this ceasing, this ceases’. This is just a bad translation, and also a :redherring: It doesn't make sense because the suttas describe one nidana arising in dependen...