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by Dinsdale
Sat May 26, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Should starbucks allow non- customers to use restrooms and seating?
Replies: 32
Views: 299

Re: Should starbucks allow non- customers to use restrooms and seating?

retrofuturist wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 10:24 pm
That's why I support successful, heroic leaders whose economic policies support the establishment of "full employment", so that there can be a job for anyone who wants one.
Hmm. Minimum wage jobs, and zero-hours contracts seem to be the result.
by Dinsdale
Sat May 26, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can I apply Anatta to inanimate objects?
Replies: 7
Views: 70

Re: Can I apply Anatta to inanimate objects?

“ Any kind of form whatsoever , Rāhula, whether past, future, or present, internal or external, gross or subtle, inferior or superior, far or near—one sees all form as it really is with correct wisdom thus: ‘This is not mine, this I am not, this is not my self. So the chair is not mine. But that is...
by Dinsdale
Sat May 26, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Should starbucks allow non- customers to use restrooms and seating?
Replies: 32
Views: 299

Re: Should starbucks allow non- customers to use restrooms and seating?

No_Mind wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 5:54 am
Why is Starbucks being singled out ..
Because it's symbolic of American imperialism. :tongue:
by Dinsdale
Sat May 26, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can I apply Anatta to inanimate objects?
Replies: 7
Views: 70

Re: Can I apply Anatta to inanimate objects?

SarathW wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 11:51 pm
Can I apply Anatta to inanimate objects?
I think anatta just relates to the "person". Sunyata ( emptiness ) applies more widely.
by Dinsdale
Fri May 25, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW
Replies: 58
Views: 564

Re: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW

Sam Vara wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 9:32 am
Do we currently have anyone wanting it to exist and not exist, or anyone wanting it to neither exist nor not not exist?
I have mixed feelings about it, so yeah. :tongue:
by Dinsdale
Fri May 25, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Thoughts and Suffering
Replies: 26
Views: 466

Re: Thoughts and Suffering

one more: sound is a thorn to concentration - it interrupts the flow of thoughts for example. I think it depends how intrusive the sound is, though I don't have a problem at all with natural sounds like waves breaking, or wind in the trees. With the yappy dog next door, my irritation is mostly with...
by Dinsdale
Fri May 25, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What does "sensual desire" mean in the suttas?
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: What does "sensual desire" mean in the suttas?

Is it basically the craving for pleasant ( sukha ) vedana?

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .nypo.html
by Dinsdale
Wed May 23, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism exclusive ?
Replies: 107
Views: 1094

Re: Is Buddhism exclusive ?

binocular wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 9:35 am
Or is it that they're happy despite their Buddhist practice?
I have been addicted to Buddhism practice for many years but the doctors can't do nuffink to 'elp. :tongue:
by Dinsdale
Tue May 22, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump and the NHS
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Re: Trump and the NHS

This is worrying. There’s a rumour that he is going to use trade talks to force the NHS has to pay more for life saving drugs. Hope this is fake news. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-42943768 I've heard the US wants a share of private health provision in the UK ( the NHS commissions quite a l...
by Dinsdale
Tue May 22, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Thoughts and Suffering
Replies: 26
Views: 466

Re: Thoughts and Suffering

I was thinking of DO, where craving ( and by implication, aversion ) arise in dependence upon feeling, and feeling arises in dependence upon contact via one of the sense-bases ( including mind ). So here there is aversion arising in dependence upon a mildly unpleasant feeling arising "at" the mind-...
by Dinsdale
Tue May 22, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Thoughts and Suffering
Replies: 26
Views: 466

Re: Thoughts and Suffering

The other sense doors have only neutral feeling. Really? Why then do I get irritated with the yappy dog barking next door? ...the irritation is through the mind-door which arises after the sensedoor... Basically we worldlings are too deluded to really understand that " sticks and stones may break m...
by Dinsdale
Mon May 21, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism exclusive ?
Replies: 107
Views: 1094

Re: Is Buddhism exclusive ?

James Tan wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 6:12 am
Tailoring or catering for or available to only a few, selected, restricted , elite and excellent people .
The Dhamma Wheel membership does suggest that. :tongue:
by Dinsdale
Mon May 21, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: World Bee Day
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: World Bee Day

Hurrah! Bees are great! :woohoo:

I'm buzzing off now... :toilet:
by Dinsdale
Mon May 21, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Thoughts and Suffering
Replies: 26
Views: 466

Re: Thoughts and Suffering

robertk wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 7:33 am
The other sense doors have only neutral feeling.
Really? Why then do I get irritated with the yappy dog barking next door?
by Dinsdale
Sun May 20, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Krishamuriti Musings (If mind = brain)
Replies: 19
Views: 93

Re: If mind = brain

Anyway, I am too busy trying to unravel what the Buddha said without trying to delve into the deep and dark depths of Krishnamurti's mind as well. That is Krishnamurti's job, not mine. ;) :goodpost: And of course this is General Theravada discussion, so all the Krishnamurti stuff is :offtopic: here...
by Dinsdale
Sun May 20, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If mind = brain
Replies: 136
Views: 1731

Re: If mind = brain

What is it that makes the two states related/connected/comparable? the idea of a self (the agent who experience and who witnessed/got affected by the change). Are you saying that with no self-view there is no experience of change? Logically, there can't be So how does this relate to Buddhist practi...
by Dinsdale
Sun May 20, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If mind = brain
Replies: 136
Views: 1731

Re: If mind = brain

I think experience is just what we notice . We can choose to notice different aspects of experience. I agree with the first part of your statement, but the second part is hypothetical. When i say hypothetical, i don't mean its right or wrong or whether it exists or does not exist. It has a function...
by Dinsdale
Sun May 20, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If mind = brain
Replies: 136
Views: 1731

Re: If mind = brain

Bundokji wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 6:50 am
What is it that makes the two states related/connected/comparable? the idea of a self (the agent who experience and who witnessed/got affected by the change).
Are you saying that with no self-view there is no experience of change?
by Dinsdale
Sun May 20, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Krishamuriti Musings (If mind = brain)
Replies: 19
Views: 93

Re: If mind = brain

Anyway, I am too busy trying to unravel what the Buddha said without trying to delve into the deep and dark depths of Krishnamurti's mind as well. That is Krishnamurti's job, not mine. ;) :goodpost: And of course this is General Theravada discussion, so all the Krishnamurti stuff is :offtopic: here...
by Dinsdale
Sun May 20, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If mind = brain
Replies: 136
Views: 1731

Re: If mind = brain

It depends how we define "experience", but I think I see the distinction you're making. For me the point is about choosing to place attention on particular aspects of experience. Experience is what is known (past tense). Even if you see a phenomena for the first time, you would declare that you don...