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by Dinsdale
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What i think about mental noting
Replies: 17
Views: 147

Re: What i think about mental noting

It is a great method for strengthening Sati, one of many, and I think it is a great contribution from Mahasi to the world. Yes, it's a useful tool, and I have found it particularly useful for "refocusing" attention. I've also found that noting doesn't have to be continuous to be effective. IMO noti...
by Dinsdale
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If I am reborn it is not me. So why I care about the rebirth?
Replies: 126
Views: 4319

Re: If I am reborn it is not me. So why I care about the rebirth?

cappuccino wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:44 pm
Atheist Buddhists are more atheist than Buddhist.
Buddha was an atheist because he rejected Atman/Brahman. :tongue:
by Dinsdale
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Who or what is being mindful?
Replies: 8
Views: 75

Who or what is being mindful?

Who or what does the "I" and "he" refer to in the Satipatthana Sutta? "Furthermore, when walking, the monk discerns, 'I am walking.' When standing, he discerns, 'I am standing.' When sitting, he discerns, 'I am sitting.' When lying down, he discerns, 'I am lying down.' Or however his body is dispose...
by Dinsdale
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajahn Brahm
Replies: 20
Views: 276

Re: Ajahn Brahm

I thought he was a fool, a comedian monk, a monkey, when I just heard a couple of his YouTube talks. Then a friend of mine dragged me along to visit his monastery, and I heard the very different talks he gives to his monks. WOW serious and deep, no jokes, samatha meditation talk. Hardcore. That's i...
by Dinsdale
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ven. Buddhadasa - rejection of the re-birth doctrine?
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Ven. Buddhadasa - rejection of the re-birth doctrine?

Ven. Buddhadasa - rejection of the re-birth doctrine? It does seem that Buddhadasa rejected the traditional view of rebirth, judging by the comments in this talk on Two Kinds of Language: "In Dhamma language, the word "birth" refers to the birth of the idea "I" or "ego" that arises in the mind thro...
by Dinsdale
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What i think about mental noting
Replies: 17
Views: 147

Re: What i think about mental noting

I think that noting develops the habit of mindfulness more so than not doing it and that the emphasis on mindfulness conditions the faculty of discernment by the virtue of constantly watching the satipatthana and the inconstancy in the arising phenomena. However doing it thus one does not fully uti...
by Dinsdale
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is rebirth like changing someone's name?
Replies: 22
Views: 236

Re: Is rebirth like changing someone's name?

whynotme wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:25 pm
For the person in the dream, there is nothing common between two dreams. But still the same person
"Same person" makes this sound more like the Hindu model, where a soul is repeatedly reincarnated?
by Dinsdale
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is rebirth like changing someone's name?
Replies: 22
Views: 236

Re: Is rebirth like changing someone's name?

pegembara wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:15 am
Rebirth is like celebrating one's birthday every year.
Maybe in Zen, but we're on a Theravada forum.
by Dinsdale
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is rebirth like changing someone's name?
Replies: 22
Views: 236

Re: Is rebirth like changing someone's name?

For instance, I can change my name to Simon and can say in my previous life I was known as SarathW. :thinking: As it happens I did change my first name for about a year ( it's a long story! ). I wouldn't describe it as "rebirth", but it did feel like a slightly different identity for that period of...
by Dinsdale
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is craving ?
Replies: 28
Views: 242

Re: What is craving ?

So, are you saying greed is hatred , which is same coin different side ? For example: Aversion to noise results from craving for quiet. Does Aversion to noise if in comparison to Annihilation of a person life , is still make sense equivalent to Thirst / Craving / Tanha ? Thirsty to finish your own ...
by Dinsdale
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is craving ?
Replies: 28
Views: 242

Re: What is craving ?

James Tan wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:34 am
So, are you saying greed is hatred , which is same coin different side ?
For example: Aversion to noise results from craving for quiet.
by Dinsdale
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: How much entertainment should we allow?
Replies: 17
Views: 820

Re: How much entertainment should we allow?

I watch films. I need a break sometimes from being mindful. :tongue:
by Dinsdale
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is craving ?
Replies: 28
Views: 242

Re: What is craving ?

SarathW wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:23 pm
Dinsdale wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:58 pm
James Tan wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:19 pm
Craves for Ice-cream (eg) IS craving .
It's nice though. :tongue:
Well. Prepare to work hard as :D a bee.
:D
No pain, no gain. :jumping:
by Dinsdale
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Rapture and Pleasure (Piti Sukha) Experienced in Nibbana? It Seems So!
Replies: 113
Views: 2452

Re: Are Rapture and Pleasure (Piti Sukha) Experienced in Nibbana? It Seems So!

I would be wary of reading too much into viññanam anidassanam, which only seems to appear in a couple of places in the canon: I don't think the fact that it only appears in a couple of places is a valid reason to dismiss or ignore it. As another example, the mutual dependence of conciousness and na...
by Dinsdale
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is craving ?
Replies: 28
Views: 242

Re: What is craving ?

James Tan wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:19 pm
Craves for Ice-cream (eg) IS craving .
It's nice though. :tongue: