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by Dinsdale
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 18
Views: 323

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

retrofuturist wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:53 am
For example, if you pick up a copy of Tricycle now in 2018, it will be full of the kinds of things that have been described here in this topic as "Western".
Well, American really. It isn't the sort of thing read by English gentlemen. :tongue:
by Dinsdale
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: No meta-discussion opens the door to propaganda and irresponsible behavior
Replies: 23
Views: 368

Re: No meta-discussion opens the door to propaganda and irresponsible behavior

My main concern is that we seem to have been having a lot of off-topic posts recently.

:focus:

:tongue:
by Dinsdale
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 20.6 Dhanuggaha Sutta. The Archers.
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Re: SN 20.6 Dhanuggaha Sutta. The Archers.

Interesting that similes of archers and arrows appears a number of times in the suttas: Archer : {brevity of life; heedfulness} SN 20.6; archer's apprentice {jhāna} AN 9.36. See also Arrow, Fletcher. Arrow : {dukkha} Sn 3.8; poisoned {speculative views} MN 63, {craving} MN 105, {contagiousness of ev...
by Dinsdale
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: enlightenment in theravada
Replies: 14
Views: 197

Re: enlightenment in theravada

rightviewftw wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:26 pm
Dinsdale wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:12 pm
Wouldn't that just mean the cessation of experience?
yes basically. it implies cessation of Nama&Rupa.
I'm still not clear what this means, practically speaking. Do you mean nothing arising at the sense bases, no sights, sounds, sensations, thoughts, etc?
by Dinsdale
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it possible to have a three aggregate only?
Replies: 5
Views: 54

Re: Is it possible to have a three aggregate only?

SarathW wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:14 am
Is it possible to have a three aggregate only?
Is it possible to have an aggregate of Rupa, Sankahara, and Vinnana only?
Which means an aggregate without perception and feeling.
Do you mean having an experience without perception and feeling?
by Dinsdale
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Compassion fatigue
Replies: 19
Views: 235

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: 14
Views: 197

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: 54
Views: 691

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: 14
Views: 197

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: 1695

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: 223
Views: 2584

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: 1306

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: 1306

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: 62

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: 1306

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...