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by binocular
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn
Replies: 85
Views: 946

Re: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn

Why doesn't the Buddha give this advice to Rahula when he advises him to reflect on the consequences of his actions? I think because they belong to different levels of development of the gradual path. Good sila is required to develop the calm and insight enabling the letting go... And JKZ, for exam...
by binocular
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn
Replies: 85
Views: 946

Re: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn

I am curious as to whether those who are critical of MBSR actually have any experience of it? "I tried it, but didn't find it satisfactory because...( insert reasons )" seems like a more credible response than "I just don't like the sound of it". I can't do it, because I have no idea how to be "non...
by binocular
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn
Replies: 85
Views: 946

Re: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn

So thoughts are thoughts, feelings are feelings, etc. -- and then what? Let go of. "The intellect is not yours: let go of it. Your letting go of it will be for your long-term happiness & benefit. Ideas are not yours... Intellect-consciousness is not yours... Intellect-contact is not yours... Whatev...
by binocular
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Activism supporting Rohingya
Replies: 57
Views: 697

Re: Activism supporting Rohingya

The topic seems to be, for the most part, about a defenseless group of people called the Rohingya who are being persecuted & ethically cleansed for control of oil & gas land; If all this is about oil and gas, then this has nothing directly to do with the Rohingyas; because anyone who would live on ...
by binocular
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 129
Views: 1376

Re: Right Speech: Getting Personal

L.N. wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:44 am
The poll is intended to illustrate how various different comments may reasonably be taken personally.
The poll is statistically irrelevant.
by binocular
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn
Replies: 85
Views: 946

Re: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn

I can't find any sutta reference which refers to "mere thought" or "just thoughts". The adjectives "mere" and "just" are your additions which you use quite often if not all the time. What they do is to trivialize something which the suttas do not trivialize. What is sensed through the six sense doo...
by binocular
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Activism supporting Rohingya
Replies: 57
Views: 697

Re: Activism supporting Rohingya

I'm not talking about what what your intended message is.....I'm talking about what the uninformed reader can very easily take from your post.....I'm talking about the unintended consequence. The uninformed reader who does not think critically. I agree that in these discussions, there are people wh...
by binocular
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 129
Views: 1376

Re: Right Speech: Getting Personal

DNS wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:03 pm
Where is that post? I have done a google site search for it and can't find it. Was it even ever here at all? I can't find in cache of any search. Please post a link to that post.
viewtopic.php?t=4713#p72249
and quoted in subsequent posts.
by binocular
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 129
Views: 1376

Re: Right Speech: Getting Personal

Besides, do you think Bhante Dhammanando has said anything unwise? I like the comment, because a good slap on the face can wake us all up. I don't see the issue. I exempt myself from the instruction. I do _not_ want to be that someone else at whose expense someone indulges in their hauteur and pris...
by binocular
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving
Replies: 12
Views: 679

Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Will wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:15 pm
Even more grateful would I be if he would revisit this thread and put in a working link or give the section of the book.
Here it is at another site:
http://www.beyondthenet.net/thedway/nya ... aching.pdf
by binocular
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: General appreciation thread [muditā]
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: General appreciation thread [muditā]

I appreciate that Mr. Synder is making this forum possible.

I appreciate that I can often get sufficient answers to my questions here.

I appreciate that this thread was started. (I have been thinking about something similar for a while.)
by binocular
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn
Replies: 85
Views: 946

Re: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn

The "point" from the clinical point of view is simply to teach people to see thoughts as thoughts, feelings as feelings, etc, Which is in roundabout the same as saying, "There is no love, or hate, or God, or destiny, or Nirvana, or any other thought, thing, person, or feeling, there's just neurons ...
by binocular
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn
Replies: 85
Views: 946

Re: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn

Although the suttas teach repeatedly how in the seen, there should be only the seen etc., they do so in very specific contexts. Not so. Can you name a sutta where there is a statement to the effect of "When you think that your actions have caused harm to yourself or others, you should see that as a...
by binocular
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: General appreciation thread [muditā]
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: General appreciation thread [muditā]

"There is the case where a person of integrity, when asked, does not reveal another person's bad points, to say nothing of when unasked. Furthermore, when asked, when pressed with questions, he is one who speaks of another person's bad points not in full, not in detail, with omissions, holding back...
by binocular
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Coëmgenu!
Replies: 7
Views: 57

Happy Birthday Coëmgenu!

Yay!

Wishing you all the best for your birthday, Coëmgenu!

:bow:
by binocular
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 129
Views: 1376

Re: Right Speech: Getting Personal

What a strange thread. For some reason it brought this to mind: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychological_projection Yes ... It feels like many of us have simply taken the bait! :toilet: I agree that the topic of personal attacks in discussion is relevant, but I think it would be more productive ...
by binocular
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn
Replies: 85
Views: 946

Re: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn

The "point" from the clinical point of view is simply to teach people to see thoughts as thoughts, feelings as feelings, etc, Which is in roundabout the same as saying, "There is no love, or hate, or God, or destiny, or Nirvana, or any other thought, thing, person, or feeling, there's just neurons ...
by binocular
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anger
Replies: 50
Views: 440

Re: Anger

L.N. wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:10 am
How about learning that for oneself?
How is one who evidently hasn't learned it themselves, to teach others how to do it??
by binocular
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anger
Replies: 50
Views: 440

Re: Anger

Err, because it works. The child learns better never to stick his fingers into power sockets or run on to the road just by the tone of his parents' voice. I wouldn't call that anger, though. A forcefully expressed statement is not the same as anger. Granted, many people seem to be unable to tell th...
by binocular
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Asking for Help re: nutriment and sensual desire
Replies: 21
Views: 258

Re: Asking for Help re: nutriment and sensual desire

You are also correct about lifestyle; unless my mealtimes and meal choices become very predictable, it will likely be difficult to find an adequate resolution. And try not to beat yourself up too much. Homemade vegetarian food, especially one that contains a lot of legumes and grains, requires quit...