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by Dinsdale
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Compassion fatigue
Replies: 19
Views: 223

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: 11
Views: 70

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: 53
Views: 612

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: 11
Views: 70

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: 1680

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.
by Dinsdale
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?
Replies: 220
Views: 2391

Re: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?

cappuccino wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:50 pm
no self would imply annihilation
Could you elaborate on this? What exactly do you mean by "no self", and what exactly do you mean by "annihilation"?

Presumably if there is no self, then there is nothing there to be annihilated?

And how does this relate to cessation of feeling and perception?
by Dinsdale
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The benefits of silence
Replies: 49
Views: 1290

Re: The benefits of silence

You could say that I am looking at experience... Which is pretty much what Buddhist insight practice entails. I'm not trying to be rude or clever when I say most of the people that post here don't practice this way and are not really interested or 'ready' for insight. Insight is radical not therape...
by Dinsdale
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The benefits of silence
Replies: 49
Views: 1290

Re: The benefits of silence

Saengnapha wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:26 am
You could say that I am looking at experience...
Which is pretty much what Buddhist insight practice entails.
by Dinsdale
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: new member
Replies: 7
Views: 57

Re: new member

:hello:
by Dinsdale
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The benefits of silence
Replies: 49
Views: 1290

Re: The benefits of silence

I've never felt the need to do this purposefully. I have spent days in silence, alone. And have you felt any benefit from periods of silence and solitude? None. Some use it as a tactic for altering their state, but this is a very superficial attempt that doesn't approach insight. Not talking is not...
by Dinsdale
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist
Replies: 125
Views: 4544

Re: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist

binocular wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:29 am
No, that's nothing. It should have been him and Osho together, for example, and an audience who challenges them and pits them against each other, right there on the spot.
Yeah, and let's include Deepak Chopra to liven things up a bit. :tongue:
by Dinsdale
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: It is better to stick with people who disagree with you?
Replies: 13
Views: 165

Re: It is better to stick with people who disagree with you?

SarathW wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:58 am
It is better to stick with people who disagree with you?
I find it rather tiresome. :tongue:
by Dinsdale
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: duality and non-duality in theravada
Replies: 56
Views: 1502

Re: duality and non-duality in theravada

The bifurcation is a parallel movement. The senses don't bifurcate, the perceptions do. This parallel movement is happening perhaps at the speed of light. What the suttas describe is the natural state of the senses, seeing is seeing, not someone who is seeing. The continuity of this parallel moveme...
by Dinsdale
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dangers of Meditation
Replies: 18
Views: 336

Re: Dangers of Meditation

When we sit down and do nothing, it becomes hard for us, NOT because doing nothing is hard. But when we have nothing to do, we are forced to come face to face with the inner demons, subconscious impulses, suppressed anger, hidden desires, etc. Ajahn Brahm tells a nice story about how Sam Atha and V...
by Dinsdale
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: What is the difference of Citta contemplation and Dhamma contemplation in Satipathana?
Replies: 14
Views: 190

Re: What is the difference of Citta contemplation and Dhamma contemplation in Satipathana?

SarathW wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:09 pm
What is the difference between Citta contemplation and Dhamma contemplation in Satipathana?
To put it rather crudely, I think the first is basically noticing one's state of mind, while the second is noticing the nature of one's experience generally, using various frameworks.