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by Dinsdale
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?
Replies: 66
Views: 7663

Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

SarathW wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:31 am
Congratulation to all admin staff not to mention the regular users and contributors.
Also thanks to the people who start threads, without which there would be nothing to discuss!
by Dinsdale
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Intro to Meditation Class
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Re: Intro to Meditation Class

My question is whether I should approach the Bhikku at the centre about changing the format to make it more welcoming to people of all ages. Do other people also find it painful breaking up the meditation like this or is it just the one person that Ive spoke to? The older Buddhists I know welcome a...
by Dinsdale
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: time travel what would you do
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: time travel what would you do

I sometimes visit Norfolk, which is like travelling into the past. :tongue:
by Dinsdale
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: In Ananda Sutta, the Buddha seems to state that both "there is a self" and "there is no self" are Wrong Views.
Replies: 39
Views: 418

Re: In Ananda Sutta, the Buddha seems to state that both "there is a self" and "there is no self" are Wrong Views.

Consciousness without feature, without end, luminous all around https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/dn/dn.11.0.than.html#fnt-1 MN 49 mentions that it "does not partake in the allness of the All" — the "All" meaning the six internal and six external sense media (see SN 35.23). In this it differ...
by Dinsdale
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: In Ananda Sutta, the Buddha seems to state that both "there is a self" and "there is no self" are Wrong Views.
Replies: 39
Views: 418

Re: In Ananda Sutta, the Buddha seems to state that both "there is a self" and "there is no self" are Wrong Views.

retrofuturist wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:13 am
Greetings,
Dinsdale wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:41 am
PS Is Nibbana included in "the all"?
Thanissaro gives an explanation of this matter at the end of his translation at Access To Insight.
I remember it as being rather inconclusive.
by Dinsdale
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: In Ananda Sutta, the Buddha seems to state that both "there is a self" and "there is no self" are Wrong Views.
Replies: 39
Views: 418

Re: In Ananda Sutta, the Buddha seems to state that both "there is a self" and "there is no self" are Wrong Views.

Suñña Sutta says the world is empty or void of self. This cannot be said anymore clearly than that. :roll: Yes, and as is explained by the sutta, "the world" in this context refers to the six sense bases and their objects. It is the same definition of "the world" which is used for "the all" in the ...
by Dinsdale
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Why are you in this forum?
Replies: 24
Views: 335

Re: Why are you in this forum?

Number 9 is nearest for me. And there are some interesting and knowledgeable people on this forum.

PS Who is going to admit to number 6? :tongue:
by Dinsdale
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are we nouns or verbs?
Replies: 12
Views: 130

Re: Are we nouns or verbs?

I was involved in amateur dramatics when I was younger, and found it quite liberating. Playing different roles, loosening up preconceptions about character and personality, exploring different ways of being. Fascinating.
by Dinsdale
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ajahn Brahm Responds To "Secular Mindfulness"
Replies: 56
Views: 838

Re: Ajahn Brahm Responds To "Secular Mindfulness"

Buddha never said which came first, consciousness or the rupa. Only thing what Buddha said was, "It is as if two sheaves of reeds were to stand leaning against one another. In the same way, from name-&-form as a requisite condition comes consciousness, from consciousness as a requisite condition co...
by Dinsdale
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?
Replies: 139
Views: 1672

Re: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?

U.G. said many times that each person that comes into this natural state will be necessarily unique in their expression of it. They will also affect the consciousness of all beings in ways we can't understand. It seems like you are trying to interpret Buddhist teachings through a UG lens - that is ...
by Dinsdale
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Loneliness
Replies: 11
Views: 207

Re: Loneliness

Much the same here in Australia. The number of single-person households is a giveaway: It seems that more people are choosing to live alone. I don't see a direct correlation between living alone and loneliness. Not everyone who lives alone does so by choice. Not everyone who lives alone will be lon...
by Dinsdale
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How non-conceptual is "non-conceptual" vipassana, really?
Replies: 12
Views: 267

Re: How non-conceptual is "non-conceptual" vipassana, really?

I have noticed a practical difference between "seeing" ( an activity ) and "sights" ( visible objects ). Using the scale above, attention on the activity of seeing is one notch closer to emptiness than attention on objectified sights. I find the first approach is better for noticing how stuff arise...
by Dinsdale
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Loneliness
Replies: 11
Views: 207

Re: Loneliness

Kim OHara wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:00 am
Much the same here in Australia.
The number of single-person households is a giveaway:
It seems that more people are choosing to live alone. I don't see a direct correlation between living alone and loneliness.
by Dinsdale
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?
Replies: 139
Views: 1672

Re: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?

Why? Because there is nothing within our toolbox that can rectify this. To me, this is the beginning of disenchantment, dispassion, and the letting go of volitional activity like 'will', trying to understand, and seeking in general. I find this a puzzling comment, since the suttas clearly provide a...
by Dinsdale
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: lay people should still try
Replies: 16
Views: 343

Re: lay people should still try

I suspect that the monk/lay-person dichotomy will become less relevant as Buddhism adapts to western culture.

One example is Triratna ( FWBO ) Order Members, who are somewhere in between.
by Dinsdale
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?
Replies: 139
Views: 1672

Re: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?

James Tan wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:41 pm
Actually , namarupa is mentality materiality , but how to explain in the nidana between vinnana namarupa salayatana chain is the question that many stumped at it .
Indeed. Is it more productive to focus on how feeling leads to craving and aversion, as per the Second Noble Truth?
by Dinsdale
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!
Replies: 129
Views: 2639

Re: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!

Pseudobabble wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:26 am
I'm not convinced that blind adherence to what was thought previously ought to supersede our own investigation and understanding.
People can be blindly adherent to contemporary views as well.
by Dinsdale
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!
Replies: 129
Views: 2639

Re: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!

Because if being a " monk in Sri Lanka " is regarded as no particular grounds for authority, then I wonder how (other than playing favourites) why the weight of authority attributable on that basis is any different for ven. Buddhaghosa? One consideration is that Buddhaghosa was historically closer ...
by Dinsdale
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Are ten hours a day surfing the net shrink 10% of the key brain regions?
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: Are ten hours a day surfing the net shrink 10% of the key brain regions?

Are ten hours a day surfing the net shrink 10% of the key brain regions? What about relentless tweeting? :tongue: https://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fa.abcnews.com%2Fimages%2FEntertainment%2F161205_viewalec0_16x9_992.jpg&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FEntertainment%2Fvideo%...
by Dinsdale
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which is the most important precept to get right for the Noble Path?
Replies: 28
Views: 344

Re: Which is the most important precept to get right for the Noble Path?

DNS wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:57 am
Personally, I think non-killing is the most important. A person could lie to me, steal from me; but at least I'd still be alive.
:thumbsup: