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by daverupa
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mindfulness as non-judgmental awareness revisited
Replies: 84
Views: 2036

Re: Mindfulness as non-judgmental awareness revisited

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Skip ahead to about the 1:00 mark; all y'all don't understand what's meant by "nonjudgmental".
by daverupa
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mindfulness as non-judgmental awareness revisited
Replies: 84
Views: 2036

Re: Mindfulness as non-judgmental awareness revisited

I can't relate to those modern Western clinical and popular approaches to mindfulness... I don't find them so harmless, and I'm almost horrified about the possibility of having to deal with them again... (I'm having a kind of weight of nobility crisis in regard to the popular mindfulness folks and ...
by daverupa
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mindfulness as non-judgmental awareness revisited
Replies: 84
Views: 2036

Re: Mindfulness as non-judgmental awareness revisited

How does one "observe what is happening without judging it"? What are these promoters of this kind of mindfulness talking about?? I have read some of their work, but I have no idea what they are talking about. In these clinical contexts, mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on pu...
by daverupa
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where is daverupa?
Replies: 7
Views: 674

Re: Where is daverupa?

Thanks, kids.

Just emerging to ask a couple questions.
by daverupa
Mon May 16, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: a preliminary timeline
Replies: 18
Views: 2203

Re: a preliminary timeline

Not really sources I used for this, so they aren't cited.

But, nevermind; I thought this would be helpful or interesting, but it's caused naught but head pain and stress for me. So I'm gonna let this stupid thing die, and we can all move on.
by daverupa
Mon May 16, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Doubting supernatural side of Buddhism
Replies: 50
Views: 3630

Re: Doubting supernatural side of Buddhism

Very interesting .pdf article by Analayo : "Levitation in Early Buddhist Discourse" A comparative study of reports that the Buddha and his disciples journeyed to celestial realms or traversed considerable distances on earth through the power of levitation gives the impression that at an early stage ...
by daverupa
Mon May 16, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: a preliminary timeline
Replies: 18
Views: 2203

Re: a preliminary timeline

Some references; I look forward to finding out how this is deficient in spite of the fact that 'preliminary' is a word "denoting an action or event preceding or done in preparation for something fuller or more important" - oh well, too many sacred cows scattered about to bother worrying about steppi...
by daverupa
Mon May 16, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Should Buddhism reclaim the swastika?
Replies: 17
Views: 1669

Re: Should Buddhism reclaim the swastika?

basic internet search wrote:The earliest known object with swastika-motifs is a bird made from the tusk of a mammoth from the paleolithic settlement of Mezine, Ukraine dated to 13,000 BCE.
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"This word 'reclaim'; I don't think it mean wha' you think it mean."

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by daverupa
Sat May 14, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: a preliminary timeline
Replies: 18
Views: 2203

Re: a preliminary timeline

Oh yeah, sorta forgot the Greeks. Maybe I'll mention the Persian Royal Road he used, which might complement the Silk Road & Milindapanha notes further down... maybe even ending up with Faxian & Xuanzang... but that's maybe too much to cover... I haven't read it yet, but this may be the source to use...
by daverupa
Sat May 14, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Where are the post-annihilationist monastics?
Replies: 65
Views: 4074

Re: Where are the post-annihilationist monastics?

What is "tainted right view"? Howcome right view be tainted? I miss this point. This is mentioned in MN 117 . I dunno, might work for some people as long as it doesn't undermine sila. Exactly, those are the 'some' I'm writing for. Maybe two more people over the next year or so? But in any event, it...
by daverupa
Sat May 14, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Where are the post-annihilationist monastics?
Replies: 65
Views: 4074

Re: Where are the post-annihilationist monastics?

The Thinker wrote:Does annihilation mean untraceable?
No. It seems to mean "this lifespan is all there is, there is no other state for me". Thus, the view goes, at death that being who lived that life is annihilated, ended.
by daverupa
Sat May 14, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: a preliminary timeline
Replies: 18
Views: 2203

Re: a preliminary timeline

Would you have other references on facts that early Buddhism (the Buddhism as taught by the Buddha,) had anything to do with spirit cults? Schopen has written a number of papers on this topic, collected in two volumes: Bones, Stones, and Buddhist Monks: Collected Papers on the Archaeology, Epigraph...
by daverupa
Sat May 14, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Where are the post-annihilationist monastics?
Replies: 65
Views: 4074

Re: Where are the post-annihilationist monastics?

Mkoll wrote:
daverupa wrote:I think most people haven't noticed yet that "tainted right view" has to go just as much as this annihilationism business (the latter even seems to be a better starting point...).
Better starting point for what?
For garnering conviction in the Dhamma.
by daverupa
Sat May 14, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: a preliminary timeline
Replies: 18
Views: 2203

Re: a preliminary timeline

Is there any evidence of this... This comes via DeCaroli, Haunting the Buddha: Indian Popular Religions and the Formation of Buddhism & certain references therein. it is simply that taking the 5 seconds more to also write down the references would make it 5 times better To just list books here... w...
by daverupa
Sat May 14, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Where are the post-annihilationist monastics?
Replies: 65
Views: 4074

Re: Where are the post-annihilationist monastics?

I don't think the supra/mundane distinction needs to hold that much water; it's something of a false dichotomy, as the development of wholesome factors in an individual case admits of degrees, almost like it's a gradual thing... (even the attainment of stream-entry & the removal of eternalisms, anni...
by daverupa
Sat May 14, 2016 1:27 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Where are the post-annihilationist monastics?
Replies: 65
Views: 4074

Re: Where are the post-annihilationist monastics?

An approach to the Dhamma for skeptics & this-life-only folk, in general; people who simply can't be bothered to accept ancient cosmologies, psychic powers, flying monks, and who dismiss the Four Truths as a result.
by daverupa
Fri May 13, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Where are the post-annihilationist monastics?
Replies: 65
Views: 4074

Re: Where are the post-annihilationist monastics?

To them, Buddhist teachings are for the purpose of making one's worldly life better. Obviously that misapprehends the Dhamma; these people are better off just calling their activity 'eclectic meditation', since there is no reference to the Four Truths in such a case. And not every modern annihilati...
by daverupa
Fri May 13, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Where are the post-annihilationist monastics?
Replies: 65
Views: 4074

Re: Where are the post-annihilationist monastics?

The weight of the evidence seems to indicate that an annihilationist wanderer would not need (nor be told) to accept rebirth in order to practice, even up to non-return.

So that's interesting. Maybe some secular folk would benefit from this information?
by daverupa
Fri May 13, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: a preliminary timeline
Replies: 18
Views: 2203

Re: a preliminary timeline

Without refernces it is difficult to verify or confirm the dates/events. References are wafting loose throughout academia & the internet, which isn't so very difficult to peruse; this is more of a summary than an argument. :shrug: A lot of the work comes from Schopen, Analayo, Sujato, Dutt, Bronkho...
by daverupa
Fri May 13, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Easier translations of Visuddhimagga?
Replies: 8
Views: 629

Re: Easier translations of Visuddhimagga?

Kaneki wrote:So I was very excited to find there is a systematized step by step process of cultivating the path factors
This is in the Suttas too, called the 'Gradual Path'.