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by Dinsdale
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: middle path and the three views
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Re: middle path and the three views

Some buddhists say "Existence, nonexistence, and all other views that are combinations of the two are mistaken, and the middle way is the path of being free from these kinds of views altogether", so ultimately the point is to realize that these views are not useful for enlightenment (rise above the...
by Dinsdale
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Vinnanam Anidassanam. Classical Version.
Replies: 24
Views: 415

Re: Vinnanam Anidassanam

robertk wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:06 am
the Theravada understanding is that nibbana is an object of insight, not that nibbana has any type of consciousness.
When you say that Nibbana is an "object of insight", do you mean it's an object of consciousness ( vinnana )? Something we become aware of?
by Dinsdale
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Muscle Tensions occurring during meditation.
Replies: 5
Views: 80

Re: Muscle Tensions occurring during meditation.

I've been meditating on and off for the past 2 years and muscle tension has been, along with day dreams, a major stumbling block during my meditation practice. Tensions are present mainly around the area of my shoulders and abdomen. I've observed that I have the habit of tensing these areas almost ...
by Dinsdale
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 228
Views: 3076

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

Can anyone explain simply and clearly what "timeless" means when applied to DO, and give a practical example? Anyone? It always, almost immediately, goes back to you (re)expounding about what you insist are "definitions", so what's the point? Is that what I should expect if I venture an answer? My ...
by Dinsdale
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: SN 22.102
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Re: SN 22.102

“And how, bhikkhus, is the perception of impermanence developed and cultivated so that it eliminates all sensual lust, eliminates all lust for existence, eliminates all ignorance, and uproots all conceit ‘I am’? ‘Such is form, such its origin, such its passing away; such is feeling … such is percep...
by Dinsdale
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 228
Views: 3076

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

My understanding is the Pali word "akaliko" does not mean "timeless". It means "without delay" or "immediate" thus "without time delay". Therefore D.O. is "akaliko" because as soon as attachment arises, dukkha arises; or as soon as ignorance, craving or attachment ceases, dukkha immediately ceases....
by Dinsdale
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In your opinion what are the most awesome things about Buddhism?
Replies: 9
Views: 213

Re: In your opinion what are the most awesome things about Buddhism?

It's a journey of discovery, rather than a taking on of beliefs.
by Dinsdale
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 228
Views: 3076

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

Also if "time" is related to change, then "without alteration/change" also means "atemporal/timeless" (i.e. the "unconditioned dhamma" is timeless - or "dhammas" if there is more than one "unconditioned dhamma" as some schools held...) I agree, and it appears that Nibbana is the only "timeless" or ...
by Dinsdale
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 228
Views: 3076

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

Mkoll wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:40 am
Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
The one that conduces to avoiding embroilment in arguments about it.
:coffee:
I'm not sure I agree with that. :tongue:
by Dinsdale
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 228
Views: 3076

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

DO as observed in the present moment: :namaste: This passage seems to describe an insight into how DO works, but I don't see how it supports the idea of moment-to-moment DO, where the whole process is supposed to take place in a moment. It wasn't my intention to show any momentary Notion of DO, onl...
by Dinsdale
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 228
Views: 3076

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

DooDoot wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:32 am
Just more materialism in believing the word "nirodha" literally means "cease". :roll:
"Cease" looks like a reasonable translation to me. What do you think it means?

https://www.wisdomlib.org/definition/nirodha
by Dinsdale
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 228
Views: 3076

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

Dinsdale wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:21 am
Can anyone explain simply and clearly what "timeless" means when applied to DO, and give a practical example?
Anyone?
by Dinsdale
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 228
Views: 3076

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

DO as observed in the present moment: “In the same way, Māgaṇḍiya, if I were to teach you the Dhamma—‘This is that freedom from Disease; this is that unbinding’—and you on your part were to know that freedom from Disease and see that unbinding, then together with the arising of your eyesight you wo...
by Dinsdale
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 228
Views: 3076

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

Can anyone explain simply and clearly what "timeless" means when applied to DO, and give a practical example? In your own words, please. I'm afraid this "timeless" idea makes no sense to me at all, given the centrality of anicca in the teachings, and given that DO is all about arising and ceasing i...
by Dinsdale
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 228
Views: 3076

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

btw a more literal translation would be This existing, this exists; this arising, this arises; this not existing, this does not exist; this ceasing, this ceases’. This is just a bad translation, and also a :redherring: It doesn't make sense because the suttas describe one nidana arising in dependen...
by Dinsdale
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 228
Views: 3076

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

In fact I think that "impermanence" (anicca) IMO is a consequence of Dependent Arising, i.e. whatever dependently arises have to cease once conditions change. An important point, though I think the relationship between transience and conditionality is chicken-and-egg - or two sides of the same coin...
by Dinsdale
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 228
Views: 3076

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

Can anyone explain simply and clearly what "timeless" means when applied to DO, and give a practical example? In your own words, please. I'm afraid this "timeless" idea makes no sense to me at all, given the centrality of anicca in the teachings, and given that DO is all about arising and ceasing in...
by Dinsdale
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Is MN 140 a fake sutta?
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: Is MN 140 a fake sutta?

Zom wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:46 pm
On what grounds do you consider a sutta to be a not-fake? 8-)
Agreeing with what it says? :tongue:
by Dinsdale
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 228
Views: 3076

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

arising and ceasing is the nature of existence Well, according to SN 22.38 that nature is not just arising and ceasing. There are 3 'manifestations'. Go take a look. So there is arising, alteration and ceasing of the aggregates, and these can be viewed as aspects of our personal experience. I think...
by Dinsdale
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 228
Views: 3076

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

:thumbsup: Yes, this is my understanding, and - whether true or not! - you have expressed it very well. What I'm less clear about is how these modes apply to the dependent relationship between specific nidanas. I think both modes could be applied in some cases. I don't see why not. Your own "clouds...