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by Dinsdale
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Is Papanca commentary, identification or both?
Replies: 21
Views: 428

Re: Is Papanca commentary, identification or both?

rightviewftw wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:20 pm
i think it would be wrong to say that one perceives "Roses" because it is not the same thing as saying one perceives "Red"
I think the label "Rose" is imputed, based on the perception of a particular combination of colour, shape and smell. None of this is papanca though.
by Dinsdale
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: There is no sound without ear nor ear without sound?
Replies: 15
Views: 189

Re: There is no sound without ear nor ear without sound?

SarathW wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:52 am
There is no sound without ear nor ear without sound?
If I make a sound but nothing to reflect back there won't be any sound.
:thinking: :juggling:
Reflecting back applies principally to light, not sound ( except for people yodelling in the mountains :tongue: ).
by Dinsdale
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: There is no sound without ear nor ear without sound?
Replies: 15
Views: 189

Re: There is no sound without ear nor ear without sound?

In Buddhism ear is not the physical ear. I don't agree. "Ability to hear" might be more accurate than "ear" though. I think the underlying theme here is the conditionality of experience, or dependent arising / origination. In Mahayana schools this is expressed as sunyata, the lack of independent ex...
by Dinsdale
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member (From Ireland)
Replies: 16
Views: 87

Re: New Member (From Ireland)

FCIM wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:04 pm
I live quite a long way from a sangha so am trying to find an online one which I can be part of as I won't be able to personally make it to one on a regular basis. Thank-you for reading my introduction.
:hello:

Which part of Ireland are you in? I have roots in Mayo.
by Dinsdale
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: There is no sound without ear nor ear without sound?
Replies: 15
Views: 189

Re: There is no sound without ear nor ear without sound?

For me the point is not to get bogged down in a thicket of philosophical views on such questions, but to realise that contact is conditional, transient and uncertain, and therefore unsatisfactory, and not to be grasped at.
by Dinsdale
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 23
Views: 509

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

retrofuturist wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:53 am
For example, if you pick up a copy of Tricycle now in 2018, it will be full of the kinds of things that have been described here in this topic as "Western".
Well, American really. It isn't the sort of thing read by English gentlemen. :tongue:
by Dinsdale
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: No meta-discussion opens the door to propaganda and irresponsible behavior
Replies: 25
Views: 513

Re: No meta-discussion opens the door to propaganda and irresponsible behavior

My main concern is that we seem to have been having a lot of off-topic posts recently.

:focus:

:tongue:
by Dinsdale
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 20.6 Dhanuggaha Sutta. The Archers.
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: SN 20.6 Dhanuggaha Sutta. The Archers.

Interesting that similes of archers and arrows appears a number of times in the suttas: Archer : {brevity of life; heedfulness} SN 20.6; archer's apprentice {jhāna} AN 9.36. See also Arrow, Fletcher. Arrow : {dukkha} Sn 3.8; poisoned {speculative views} MN 63, {craving} MN 105, {contagiousness of ev...
by Dinsdale
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: enlightenment in theravada
Replies: 14
Views: 230

Re: enlightenment in theravada

rightviewftw wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:26 pm
Dinsdale wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:12 pm
Wouldn't that just mean the cessation of experience?
yes basically. it implies cessation of Nama&Rupa.
I'm still not clear what this means, practically speaking. Do you mean nothing arising at the sense bases, no sights, sounds, sensations, thoughts, etc?
by Dinsdale
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it possible to have a three aggregate only?
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: Is it possible to have a three aggregate only?

SarathW wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:14 am
Is it possible to have a three aggregate only?
Is it possible to have an aggregate of Rupa, Sankahara, and Vinnana only?
Which means an aggregate without perception and feeling.
Do you mean having an experience without perception and feeling?
by Dinsdale
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Compassion fatigue
Replies: 19
Views: 250

Re: Compassion fatigue

befriend wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:31 am
Has anyone experienced compassion fatigue?
Yep, I used to be a social worker! :rolleye:
befriend wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:31 am
Should I do more of the brahma viharas?
That might help, alternatively you could focus more on the first stage of metta bhavana.
by Dinsdale
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: enlightenment in theravada
Replies: 14
Views: 230

Re: enlightenment in theravada

rightviewftw wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:31 am
This realization can be further defined as seeing the cessation of aggregates and knowing the unmade.
Knowing the unmade I agree with, but what do you mean by "cessation of the aggregates"? Aren't the aggregates just a model of experience?
by Dinsdale
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What experiences happiness in Nibbana?
Replies: 54
Views: 767

Re: What experiences happiness in Nibbana?

To me, when someone says something like this: Buddha, alone of all teachers and gurus, taught total and complete selfless ness', this is abusive. Wake up. :tantrum: Well, that's essentially what he is reported to have said himself. :focus: :heart: Mike So someone gets to repeat this as truth ? And,...
by Dinsdale
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: enlightenment in theravada
Replies: 14
Views: 230

Re: enlightenment in theravada

enlightenment is not just state of mind which is achieved via meditation, but actually transformation of your mind/personality which is free of desires and passions. I understand Buddhist enlightenment to be a permanent transformation of one's state of mind. In Theravada it is commonly described as...
by Dinsdale
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts
Replies: 140
Views: 1840

Re: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts

( copied from another thread )

I'm still not clear how your approach to insight is substantially different from the Buddhist one. Looking at experience is certainly one way of describing satipatthana practice, for example.