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by Akuma
Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Pain relief: meditation better than drugs, study finds
Replies: 27
Views: 4113

Re: Pain relief: meditation better than drugs, study finds

It was in Burma in the early 1950s, Akuma. Still - assuming that ergotamine wasnt existing in Burma at that time plus he actually did have migraine headaches there still is no causal connection established between his meditative practice and the disappearance of the headaches. And there certainly a...
by Akuma
Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Pain relief: meditation better than drugs, study finds
Replies: 27
Views: 4113

Re: Pain relief: meditation better than drugs, study finds

Any documentation for better pain relief during a migraine headache using meditation vs. drugs? Justsit From migraine forum I am in it seems apparent that there is not any effect of meditation on migraine whatsoever and from my own experience I know that an attack itself makes concentration impossi...
by Akuma
Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Five aggregates of appropriation (upādānakkhandha)
Replies: 131
Views: 7261

Re: Five aggregates of appropriation (upādānakkhandha)

I thought I recalled an earlier discussion where it was pointed out that the Buddha only uses the aggregate analysis when speaking about non-arahants, and in the case of arahants any analysis is done in terms of sense bases, not aggregates. Am I recalling correctly? Is there a sutta where the aggre...
by Akuma
Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:37 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: The story of Theri Khema, chief female disciple of Buddha
Replies: 1
Views: 776

Re: The story of Theri Khema, chief female disciple of Buddha

In case you havent seen it, maybe this is of interest to complement the story:

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by Akuma
Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:21 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The ceasing of eye conscoiusness?
Replies: 16
Views: 1219

Re: The ceasing of eye conscoiusness?

Akuma, Yes, I think what you describe is probably the same thing as what I have experienced. I think your scientific explanation is sort of pointing to the correct thing from a scientific perspective but what I'm wondering about is how it might be explained by the Buddha's teachings. You add anothe...
by Akuma
Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:01 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why A Chinese Buddhist Became an Orthodox Athonite Monk
Replies: 17
Views: 1242

Re: Why A Chinese Buddhist Became an Orthodox Athonite Monk

I can understand how he feels. In times of crisis it is comforting to believe there is an invisible deity that will solve your problems. But I don't think it was necessary to go all the way to Greece to become a monk for that. If you put your mind to it, santa claus can do just as well. Mount Athos...
by Akuma
Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Perception - The Five Aggregates
Replies: 14
Views: 1056

Re: Perception - The Five Aggregates

as you read this email just notice yourself the KNOWING OF BEING as mind state ( i'm not using feeling here to not take it as bodily feeling ). i think the whole thing is about this state, to flourish it, to direct it , know it,... but maybe this is just some sort of subtle clinging to existence, t...
by Akuma
Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:34 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The ceasing of eye conscoiusness?
Replies: 16
Views: 1219

Re: The ceasing of eye conscoiusness?

I have noticed that if I sit with my head perfectly still (like when you are sitting on the toilet with your feet on the floor, your elbows on your knees, and your forehead resting on your hands) and I fix my stare so that my eyes do not move at all (important that there is absoluetly no eye moveme...
by Akuma
Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:46 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Facebook users: please note.
Replies: 19
Views: 1731

Re: Facebook users: please note.

Maybe u want to have a look at Ghostery addon for Firefox. Some of the comments attached to Ben's newslink mention that Chrome/Firefox addons don't protect against Facebook. What do you think? with metta Chris The article on Eset Antivirus speaks about the Private-Mode of the browser, not about Add...
by Akuma
Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:43 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Facebook users: please note.
Replies: 19
Views: 1731

Re: Facebook users: please note.

Maybe u want to have a look at Ghostery addon for Firefox.
by Akuma
Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Theravada "Realist"?
Replies: 298
Views: 25008

Re: Is Theravada "Realist"?

danieLion wrote:
tiltbillings wrote:Now, if you want to actually learn something about Buddhist history I can suggest a book or two for you to read.
Yes, please.
Paul Williams "Buddhist Thought" is probably one of the best places to start if one wants to get a good overview.
by Akuma
Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Creating Dreams
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: Creating Dreams

However, what was occurring in the background, or the setting/place, while consisting of familiar places and things, did not seem like an active creation, but a mixture of places and things from my memories. The dreamworld changes quicker than this one. If youre lucky you can if your dream-self is ...
by Akuma
Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: 2 categories: Madhaymaka and Cittamatra
Replies: 3
Views: 530

Re: 2 categories: Madhaymaka and Cittamatra

Im still wondering what Vajrayanis mean if they say Cittamatra. Ive read in several Vajrayana books already stuff about Cittamatra that is at least not conform to the Yogacara that was created by Vasubandhu and Asanga. In any case if those would say "everything is mind" what they mean is just that w...
by Akuma
Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Theravada "Realist"?
Replies: 298
Views: 25008

Re: Is Theravada "Realist"?

All this talk about the so-called "holes" in Early Buddhism leads me to wonder if the "holes" are subjective to the thinker. "Subjective" insofar as the scholar pre-occupied with trying to account for effects that seem to be unmediated by something already goes beyond, by assuming as a zeroth premi...
by Akuma
Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Theravada "Realist"?
Replies: 298
Views: 25008

Re: Is Theravada "Realist"?

Why don't you cite the chapter along with the numbered paragraph. It would be so much easier. Same as above. If you wouldve had the intention to look for it there is a chapter about cessation which you couldve found on your own several times already. And your point here is? You are obviously missin...
by Akuma
Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Theravada "Realist"?
Replies: 298
Views: 25008

Re: Is Theravada "Realist"?

Nanamoli Fifth Edition. Herein, (i) What is the attainment of cessation! It is the non-occurrence of consciousness and its concomitants owing to their progressive cessation. This is 43, not i, 43. But which part in particular of sutta 43, which covers i, 292 through i, 298 do you want us to look at....
by Akuma
Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Theravada "Realist"?
Replies: 298
Views: 25008

Re: Is Theravada "Realist"?

Its accompanied by the seven universals therefore its not around in Nirodha and so forth. Now prove your point or stop throwing unconstructive oneliners at me. That does not tell me anything. You are going to actually have to make a real argument, showing what it is you think is going on, which you...
by Akuma
Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Theravada "Realist"?
Replies: 298
Views: 25008

Re: Is Theravada "Realist"?

The way I see it bhavanga is covered by the arguments given above so its prone to the same problem. Not that you have shown. Its accompanied by the seven universals therefore its not around in Nirodha and so forth. Now prove your point or stop throwing unconstructive oneliners at me. Edit: Maybe I'...
by Akuma
Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Theravada "Realist"?
Replies: 298
Views: 25008

Re: Is Theravada "Realist"?

tiltbillings wrote:Actually, the bhavanga-citta takes care of those "holes."
Prove it then.
The way I see it bhavanga is covered by the arguments given above so its prone to the same problem.
by Akuma
Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Theravada "Realist"?
Replies: 298
Views: 25008

Re: Is Theravada "Realist"?

But you still have not shown that they are "holes." It can not be what may not be? So be it then. You have pointed to some textual stuff, but you have made no actual argument showintg that what you are pointing constitutes philosophical "holes." It seems you have a great deal more work to do here. ...