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by Dinsdale
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?
Replies: 10
Views: 180

Re: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?

pitakele wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:51 pm
In modern times, most of us are very removed from the mass means of producing food, esp. the production of a huge variety of flesh foods.
I suspect there would be more vegetarians if everybody had to slaughter and prepare their own meat.
by Dinsdale
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 4 Tetrads, 4 Foundations, 4 Jhanas?
Replies: 26
Views: 360

Re: 4 Tetrads, 4 Foundations, 4 Jhanas?

In short, the 5 hindrances weaken wisdom, the jhanas suppress the 5 hindrances, then one attains supernormal knowledge and vision, and destroys the 5 hindrances. The impression I have from the suttas is that the seven factors of enlightenment progressively "displace" the five hindrances, and that b...
by Dinsdale
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Vegetarians and depression
Replies: 28
Views: 572

Re: Vegetarians and depression

Eating ice-cream always cheers me up. :tongue:
by Dinsdale
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?
Replies: 10
Views: 180

Re: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?

That may be true for monastics... can you cite anything that says this is also true for lay people? The five precepts are based on the principle of harmlessness, which is an aspect of Right Intention. As is the 3-fold rule. It's important to consider the spirit of such teachings, and not just the l...
by Dinsdale
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?
Replies: 10
Views: 180

Re: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?

Its forbidden to order Meat and eat it so i Wonder this Not explicitly, though I think it's worth considering: 1. The first precept, not to take life; 2. Dealing in butchery as an example of wrong livelihood; 3. The path factor of Right Intention, which includes developing harmlessness. Note that i...
by Dinsdale
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 4 Tetrads, 4 Foundations, 4 Jhanas?
Replies: 26
Views: 360

Re: 4 Tetrads, 4 Foundations, 4 Jhanas?

James Tan wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:51 am
You can refer to above sutta ,
The Reflection on the Repulsiveness of the Body
The Reflection on the Material Elements
The Nine Cemetery Contemplations

Above reflection was not included in the sutta Sn46.6 .
This only demonstrates that MN10 is more comprehensive than SN 46.6. :shrug:
by Dinsdale
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 4 Tetrads, 4 Foundations, 4 Jhanas?
Replies: 26
Views: 360

Re: 4 Tetrads, 4 Foundations, 4 Jhanas?

The fourth satipatthana (the dhamma, mind qualities) which aligns with the fourth tetrad of Anapanasati happens in 4th jhana (The hindrances are suppressed pre first jhana, but are destroyed in 4th jhana). But the fourth frame of satipatthana includes noticing when the hindrances are present, so ho...
by Dinsdale
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Believe Commentaries? [From Transfer/Sharing merit limits]
Replies: 15
Views: 276

Re: Why Believe Commentaries? [From Transfer/Sharing merit limits]

mikenz66 wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:56 am
However, it might be just as relevant to ask which of the modern interpretations to pay attention to.
It often seems to be a matter of personal preference, and therefore a rather subjective choice.
by Dinsdale
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 4 Tetrads, 4 Foundations, 4 Jhanas?
Replies: 26
Views: 360

Re: 4 Tetrads, 4 Foundations, 4 Jhanas?

Given the relationship between the four foundations of mindfulness and mindfulness of breathing, do each one of the four foundations correlate to one of the tetrads? Yes, there appears to be a correlation between the four tetrads and the four foundations, though with the four tetrads the breath pro...
by Dinsdale
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: What is delusion?
Replies: 10
Views: 198

Re: What is delusion?

This is from the Vipallasa Sutta: "When those with discernment listen, they regain their senses, seeing the inconstant as inconstant, the stressful as stressful, what's not-self as not-self, the unattractive as unattractive. Undertaking right view, they transcend all stress & suffering." https://www...
by Dinsdale
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?
Replies: 187
Views: 35925

Re: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?

My guess is MN 118 take the breath as the meditation object. MN10 and DN22 take four frames of reference as the meditation object. The way I see it you can take any of them as your meditation object to develop your concentration. In that regards, I see there is no problem with any of the Suttas. :a...
by Dinsdale
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Vegetarians and depression
Replies: 28
Views: 572

Re: Vegetarians and depression

dharmacorps wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:05 pm
Makes you wonder if perhaps it isn't about the diet itself, but personality tendencies of those who are interested in vegetarianism or veganism? Not meant as an insult.
Yes, that's certainly a possibility, though I suspect it would be very difficult to pin it down in a study.
by Dinsdale
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: try to eat more butter
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: try to eat more butter

But is there a link between butter and depression? :tongue:
by Dinsdale
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Critisise the action not the person.
Replies: 9
Views: 229

Re: Critisise the action not the person.

SarathW wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:48 pm
Do not criticise the person but criticise the action.
Though we are "heirs to our kamma".....
by Dinsdale
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does kamma determined our birth ?
Replies: 40
Views: 644

Re: Does kamma determined our birth ?

Does our birth such as born deformed or with single leg/arm , as male/female , with higher /lower IQ , take birth as a King , being born as African , born rich /poor etc etc all has to do with previous life kamma ? What about being born as animals and insects ? The impression I have from the suttas...