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by Journey
Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana
Replies: 149
Views: 15649

Re: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana

Please excuse my presumption for jumping in at this late stage with a possibly irrelevant reference. But Bhikkhu Bodhi's 1997 review of "Buddhism Without Beliefs" in the J.B.E. was one that I found very interesting. In case anyone hasn't read it ... : http://www.buddhistethics.org/5/batch1.htm" onc...
by Journey
Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana
Replies: 149
Views: 15649

Re: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana

Maybe it was stuff like this that Wallace was criticizing? http://www.amazon.com/Buddhism-Without-Beliefs-Contemporary-Awakening/dp/1573226564/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1277096799&sr=1-2 Alan, right in the beginning of Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi's response to Wallace - [see link below] - he menti...
by Journey
Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana
Replies: 149
Views: 15649

Re: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana

Maybe it was stuff like this that Wallace was criticizing? http://www.amazon.com/Buddhism-Without-Beliefs-Contemporary-Awakening/dp/1573226564/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1277096799&sr=1-2 Alan, right in the beginning of Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi's response to Wallace - [see link below] - he menti...
by Journey
Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dalai Lama criticises anti-whaling protesters
Replies: 100
Views: 6200

Re: Dalai Lama criticises anti-whaling protesters

http://dalailama.com/news/post/545-his-holiness-the-dalai-lama-in-japan---day-2 "His Holiness said the group is trying to protect living beings and environment, this is good, but the method should be non-violent and peaceful." That is all. http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/news-100621-1.htm...
by Journey
Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dalai Lama criticises anti-whaling protesters
Replies: 100
Views: 6200

Re: Dalai Lama criticises anti-whaling protesters

Hello Anna, all, I also need to say that I have a great deal of respect for the Dalai Lama as a buddhist practitioner, and in the position he holds as the visible face of the Tibetan people. As a Buddhist practitioner, I have attended three separate week-long Teaching sessions with the Dalai Lama o...
by Journey
Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana
Replies: 149
Views: 15649

Re: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana

You are more than welcome. I added a thought, but you were too quick for me, and had replied by the time I posted it. My thought that was added: Perhaps you could ask Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi what he objects to with regard to Christopher Titmuss's views, after all it was the Venerable that brought up...
by Journey
Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana
Replies: 149
Views: 15649

Re: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana

A couple of things. Ven Bodhi is simply a lot more polite than I am. The sniper/Green Beret comment is way out of line and ignorant on any number of levels and speaks of axe-grinding. While the exchange was polite, Ven Bodhi did a nice job of dismantling Wallace's objections about "bare attention" ...
by Journey
Sun Jun 20, 2010 5:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana
Replies: 149
Views: 15649

Re: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana

Also Wallace needs to drop the sniper ("Green Beret") business. With that he makes himself look uninformed and a bit of an axe-grinder. One of the differences between Theravada Abhidhamma and the Sarvastivada Abhidharma (which I understood most of the Mahayana schools use) is that in Theravada Abhi...
by Journey
Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana
Replies: 149
Views: 15649

Re: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana

A Correspondence between B. Alan Wallace and the Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi - "The Nature of Mindfulness and Its Role in Buddhist Meditation" http://shamatha.org/sites/default/files/article/Bhikkhu_Bodhi_Correspondence.pdf Having now carefully read through this, I find Ven B's analysis quite good, tho...
by Journey
Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana
Replies: 149
Views: 15649

Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi & Wallace on Modern Vipassana

Looks like the Ven. Bhikkhu agrees with Wallace: I [B.B.] understand your [A.W.] exasperation with the tendency, in the “neo-Vipassana movement,” to adopt (as you put it) “a kind of ethical neutrality that acknowledges no significant difference between wholesome and unwholesome mental states and re...
by Journey
Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: see ya later
Replies: 9
Views: 810

Re: see ya later

Well zac it's the internet--what can you expect? You have to take this into account when you deal with internet forums. It isn't "real life." I used to become frustrated with the ubergeekiness myself until I realized that this was typical of the media. If you tried to communicate like this in real ...
by Journey
Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana
Replies: 149
Views: 15649

Re: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana

tiltbillings wrote:
Journey wrote:A Correspondence between B. Alan Wallace and the Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi -
"The Nature of Mindfulness and Its Role in Buddhist Meditation"


http://shamatha.org/sites/default/files ... ndence.pdf
Thanks. That is worth looking at.

Sure is.
by Journey
Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana
Replies: 149
Views: 15649

Re: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana

A Correspondence between B. Alan Wallace and the Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi -
"The Nature of Mindfulness and Its Role in Buddhist Meditation"


http://shamatha.org/sites/default/files ... ndence.pdf
by Journey
Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: If You Meet Jesus on The Road...
Replies: 39
Views: 2416

Re: If You Meet Jesus on The Road...

:rofl: Thanks for the laughs, bubbabuddhist! :spy: "This, O Atula, is an old saying; it is not one of today only: they blame those who sit silent, they blame those who speak too much. Those speaking little too they blame. There never was, there never will be, nor does there exist now, a person who i...
by Journey
Sun Dec 20, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: E sangha temp relocate to www.buddhist-community.com
Replies: 21
Views: 2583

Re: E sangha temp relocate to www.buddhist-community.com

As far as Mahayana Vajrayana forums on the web go - I miss E-sangha! :cry: :tantrum: :toilet:
by Journey
Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Thoughts about criticism
Replies: 27
Views: 1908

Re: Thoughts about criticism

Easily seen are the faults of others, Hard indeed to see are one's own; The faults of others you bring to light Like winnowing the chaff, But your own faults you cover up As the trickster conceals a losing throw. Those who always find fault with others, Who criticize constantly, Their own cravings w...
by Journey
Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: E-Sangha
Replies: 99
Views: 13786

Re: E-Sangha

Greetings everyone, Just a little reminder of the following from the Terms Of Service... Any subject matter that may be off-topic or is intended only to cause disruption or harm to others may be removed without notice. This includes the badmouthing of other Buddhist discussion forums, trolling, sol...
by Journey
Sun Jul 05, 2009 4:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: False emotions and Vocal acrobatics
Replies: 27
Views: 2411

Re: False emotions and Vocal acrobatics

I enjoy music but no longer crave it. "Desire ultimately breeds fear and sorrow, but renunciation gives fearlessness and joy. Just as perception influences thought, so thought can influence perception. The Buddha does not offer as a solution the method of repression — the attempt to drive desire awa...
by Journey
Sun Jul 05, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: False emotions and Vocal acrobatics
Replies: 27
Views: 2411

Re: False emotions and Vocal acrobatics

Annabel "if you are a classical music fan, because those often have a distinct aversion against "jungle music". :smile: I prefer Bach over Beethoven, this just is my personal taste, no aversion. However, if I spent my time hyping up the anti, proselytizing for or against and going out of my way to ...
by Journey
Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Michael Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)
Replies: 65
Views: 16671

Re: Michael Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,

The word "aversion" is being bandied around a lot, when there really is no logical basis for it.


Metta,
Retro. :)
Christopher::: asked a question -
Is aversion always a "bad" thing?
On that basis, I and others responded, that's all.