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by m0rl0ck
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Momentary blanking out of consciousness
Replies: 16
Views: 127

Re: Momentary blanking out of consciousness

If you don't mind sharing, what Chan method do you practice? After doing a huatou (who is this?) for a while my last instructions were to "abide with mind" Awesome, I love huatou, but I don't have a teacher, so I can't say I really practice it (but I do in a way :embarassed: 8-) ) From what i have ...
by m0rl0ck
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Momentary blanking out of consciousness
Replies: 16
Views: 127

Re: Momentary blanking out of consciousness

ToVincent wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:54 pm
m0rl0ck wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:46 pm
I was using the word in its most mundane sense ie:
con·scious·ness
ˈkän(t)SHəsnəs/
O, I see!
You might find your answer at 1:00

I think it's all about frëk(t)eSHi/an.



:)
Good stuff :jumping:
by m0rl0ck
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Momentary blanking out of consciousness
Replies: 16
Views: 127

Re: Momentary blanking out of consciousness

aflatun wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:42 pm


If you don't mind sharing, what Chan method do you practice?
After doing a huatou (who is this?) for a while my last instructions were to "abide with mind"
by m0rl0ck
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Momentary blanking out of consciousness
Replies: 16
Views: 127

Re: Momentary blanking out of consciousness

I think some (whether this accurately reflects the insight tradition or not, I won't comment) consider this blanking out to be true cessation, which occurs at the moment of stream entry, or attainment of higher paths, and is tantamount to the experience of Nibbana, i.e. all conditioned phenomena st...
by m0rl0ck
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Momentary blanking out of consciousness
Replies: 16
Views: 127

Re: Momentary blanking out of consciousness

I don't think it has to do with the Buddhist "consciousness". Just about awareness. One must redefine consciousness. I was using the word in its most mundane sense ie: con·scious·ness ˈkän(t)SHəsnəs/ noun noun: consciousness the state of being awake and aware of one's surroundings. "she failed to r...
by m0rl0ck
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Momentary blanking out of consciousness
Replies: 16
Views: 127

Re: Momentary blanking out of consciousness

Hello: The truth is that "blanking outs" are used to describe a very different number of experiences (you can have "blanking outs" because of drowsiness,lack of attention, some of the higher jhanas, attaining the cessation of perception and feeling, etc.) You should first hear the answer of someone...
by m0rl0ck
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Momentary blanking out of consciousness
Replies: 16
Views: 127

Momentary blanking out of consciousness

I experienced a moment of blanking out of consciousness and seem to remember reading about this as a side effect of insight meditation (which i do not practice, i do a chan method). It was disconcerting, like being completly gone for a split second while wide awake and then blinking back into existe...
by m0rl0ck
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Trump. And why I hate him.
Replies: 40
Views: 548

Re: Trump. And why I hate him.

First off, friends, I apologize for not getting into the other discussions on this. Makes me so sick. I had to take some time off. Here is why I hate Trump, and why you should, too. 1) He refuses to recognize facts. 2) He is living in his own, separate reality, in which only he is great--all others...
by m0rl0ck
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stephen Batchelor's “After Buddhism.” Yale University Press, 2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2292

Re: Stephen Batchelor's “After Buddhism.” Yale University Press, 2015

I invite you to test batchelors materialist philosophy, which he calls a kind of buddhism, against this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Dharma_Seals
by m0rl0ck
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stephen Batchelor's “After Buddhism.” Yale University Press, 2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2292

Re: Stephen Batchelor's “After Buddhism.” Yale University Press, 2015

Batchelors "Buddhism" has seemed to me to be an admixture of mostly materialism and sour grapes. Which is what many of us came to Buddhism seeking to remedy. Rather than seeking a way to see beyond the cage that his culture and education have built for him, he is trying to convince the rest of us o...
by m0rl0ck
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stephen Batchelor's “After Buddhism.” Yale University Press, 2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2292

Re: Stephen Batchelor's “After Buddhism.” Yale University Press, 2015

Batchelors "Buddhism" has seemed to me to be an admixture of mostly materialism and sour grapes. Which is what many of us came to Buddhism seeking to remedy. Rather than seeking a way to see beyond the cage that his culture and education have built for him, he is trying to convince the rest of us of...
by m0rl0ck
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What everyone participating in forums should understand
Replies: 39
Views: 704

Re: What everyone participating in forums should understand

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).

~Mark Twain

The real trick is being right without letting every idiot in the thread run it into the ground. Say your piece and quit.
by m0rl0ck
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: How much happy are you?
Replies: 43
Views: 619

Re: How much happy are you?

I voted 40%. I have some contentment, probably more than i have had in my life previous to this, but happiness seems to me a kind of excitement thats doomed to turn to its opposite. I dont really beleive there is much honest happiness to have in life anyway, that its really a kind of febrile denial ...
by m0rl0ck
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: My heart stopped while meditating (seemingly). What happened?
Replies: 15
Views: 313

Re: My heart stopped while meditating (seemingly). What happened?

I have noticed states where the time between my heart beats seemed almost endless, but i think thats just a perception.
If it happens again just watch and wait. I dont know that anybody ever died from noticing their heartbeat slow down, at least nobody thats talking about it :)
by m0rl0ck
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Ignoring jury duty request
Replies: 26
Views: 630

Re: Ignoring jury duty request

Many jurisdictions in the US issue bench warrants for ignoring jury duty. Which is not really a big deal until you call the cops or get a traffic ticket and then you could be in for a hefty fine or even jail time.
by m0rl0ck
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Insensitive Speech
Replies: 14
Views: 369

Re: Right Speech: Insensitive Speech

The truth hurts sometimes and those are often the times when it most needs to be told.
by m0rl0ck
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The case against coffee (important)
Replies: 62
Views: 3825

Re: The case against coffee (important)

https://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2017/01/caffeine-may-counter-age-related-inflammation-study-finds.html Caffeine may counter age-related inflammation A chronic inflammatory process that occurs in some, but not all, older people may trigger cardiovascular problems, a new Stanford study shows. ...
by m0rl0ck
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The case against coffee (important)
Replies: 62
Views: 3825

Re: The case against coffee (important)

https://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2017/01/caffeine-may-counter-age-related-inflammation-study-finds.html Caffeine may counter age-related inflammation A chronic inflammatory process that occurs in some, but not all, older people may trigger cardiovascular problems, a new Stanford study shows. ...
by m0rl0ck
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 179
Views: 3289

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

L.N. wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:51 am
m0rl0ck wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:45 am
L.N. wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:20 am
but your position is on its face over-the-top silly.

Im fine with you thinking that, just trying to plant a seed. I realize that my position is not going to win me any popularity contests :)
You and I have something in common then.
Cool :jumping: