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by Jaidyn
Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Narcissistic Civilization...
Replies: 24
Views: 3123

Re: The Narcissistic Civilization...

danieLion... I lost my attention in this topic, but you may go ask the psychiatrists about "the personality disorder narcissism" as it is defined by them, and I am sure they have though a lot about it. All the words - "personality", "disorder" and "narcissism" - are probably well defined by them, a...
by Jaidyn
Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Narcissistic Civilization...
Replies: 24
Views: 3123

Re: The Narcissistic Civilization...

danieLion... I lost my attention in this topic, but you may go ask the psychiatrists about "the personality disorder narcissism" as it is defined by them, and I am sure they have though a lot about it. All the words - "personality", "disorder" and "narcissism" - are probably well defined by them, an...
by Jaidyn
Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Narcissistic Civilization...
Replies: 24
Views: 3123

Re: The Narcissistic Civilization...

You quoted me, but you did not directly answer or discuss my question. I asked the question to know how to answer you. I guess your question “How do you tell the difference?” Is somehow related to this of yours: If it's a valid distinction it's true in all (or most) cases. We have tendencies, not "p...
by Jaidyn
Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Narcissistic Civilization...
Replies: 24
Views: 3123

Re: The Narcissistic Civilization...

While we all have tendencies of narcissism, i would also pay respect to the personality disorder narcissism. How do you tell the difference? Do you really mean to ask how I tell the difference, or do you mean to ask how people in general tell the difference, or do you intend to ask how the psychiat...
by Jaidyn
Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: best suttas to memorize? techniques?
Replies: 88
Views: 12399

Re: best suttas to memorize? techniques?

The problem is that you have not shown it to be helpful. It sounds like your assumption that I have written my response to be helpful. I would rather not want to answer that as I have not written it to be helpful. I assume my description was unclear. I mean: I experienced myself memorizing the teac...
by Jaidyn
Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: best suttas to memorize? techniques?
Replies: 88
Views: 12399

Re: best suttas to memorize? techniques?

This is guessing from my part. I am not sure the guessing is helpful. I let that be your guessing. I have experiences in memorizing but they cured years ago and I can not say that this was a reflection based in a particular experience I had. What is my direct experience is that one becomes very eag...
by Jaidyn
Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: best suttas to memorize? techniques?
Replies: 88
Views: 12399

Re: best suttas to memorize? techniques?

I see three things in Buddhism (this is my own interpretation): The own intentions resulting in actions, the experience of phenomenon and the teaching as given in form of concepts (we can also say the teaching comes by inspiration from associating with noble ones, but i leave that out for this disc...
by Jaidyn
Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: best suttas to memorize? techniques?
Replies: 88
Views: 12399

Re: best suttas to memorize? techniques?

Memorizing, in my reflection, may give a sort of confidence overshadowing the real ability of the person to avoid "the second arrow". Is this an observation as the result of your own direct experience with memorizing a long practice sutta and working with it? I find the anti-memorisation crowd inte...
by Jaidyn
Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: best suttas to memorize? techniques?
Replies: 88
Views: 12399

Re: best suttas to memorize? techniques?

On the other hand, the memory of the suttas does not guarantee you get the right vision. This is interesting. I see tree things in Buddhism (this is my own interpretation): The own intentions resulting in actions, the experience of phenomenon and the teaching as given in form of concepts (we can al...
by Jaidyn
Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: best suttas to memorize? techniques?
Replies: 88
Views: 12399

Re: best suttas to memorize? techniques?

what are you talking about? The OP is seeking ways to memorize suttas with different techniques.....but for what purpose exactly? The real "Rain man" in the USA can probably remember all the suttas but for what purpose?.....does memory and recall of all the suttas allow one to be free? Can reading ...
by Jaidyn
Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: best suttas to memorize? techniques?
Replies: 88
Views: 12399

Re: best suttas to memorize? techniques?

What do you think about what I wrote earlier? - The benefits, as you probably know, are that you have access to them wherever you are, and you will "embody" the teachings in your daily life in a whole new way. You will start to see how more of the details in your daily life may relate to the detail...
by Jaidyn
Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Narcissistic Civilization...
Replies: 24
Views: 3123

Re: The Narcissistic Civilization...

It would be interesting to see how buddhism could help a person with the personality disorder narcissism, as there is nothing we know of that helps, other then time. They become more "mature" as they become older, if I got the facts right. The Myth of Narcissus was intended as a moral on the dangers...
by Jaidyn
Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: best suttas to memorize? techniques?
Replies: 88
Views: 12399

Re: best suttas to memorize? techniques?

Why would one want to "memorize"?.....even if one could memorize all the suttas, surely by memorizing does not set one free? Is "understanding" and "comprehension" not the main purpose?.....if done, one can let go rather than to "hold on".....by clinging. What do you think about what I wrote earlie...
by Jaidyn
Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Narcissistic Civilization...
Replies: 24
Views: 3123

Re: The Narcissistic Civilization...

Hi Dan, Selfless service without expecting anything in return is a good exercise in countering narcissism. kind regards, Ben This is a good idea, as long as you are not in the company of a real narcissist. Maybe you suggest this is a good exercise for oneself to counter the own "normal" narcissism ...
by Jaidyn
Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: best suttas to memorize? techniques?
Replies: 88
Views: 12399

Re: best suttas to memorize? techniques?

For memorizing I liked MN 10 and MN 2 (or was it MN 4)..Go for memorizing the first small portion until you master it, learn the next and master it, Read both of them starting with the first and then the next and try to master them both in succession. Continue and learn the third one in isolation, a...
by Jaidyn
Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How does bullying manifest within the sangha?
Replies: 11
Views: 1735

Re: How does bullying manifest within the sangha?

James the Giant: on a second reflection: The Monastic Sangha could be seen, in this case, to have had some kind of right grasp as they detected the misbehavior and they also knew how to resolve it. As an organization they had the ability to detect it and the flexibility and the competence to respond...
by Jaidyn
Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How does bullying manifest within the sangha?
Replies: 11
Views: 1735

Re: How does bullying manifest within the sangha?

No, Jaidyn, I haven't seen any bullying in lay or monastic sangha. I have been involved in lay sangha groups for nearly 15 years. I have been involved on committees, been secretary of the committee for a Forest Monastery, and have had five years worth contact with the local monastic Sangha. I have ...
by Jaidyn
Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How does bullying manifest within the sangha?
Replies: 11
Views: 1735

Re: How does bullying manifest within the sangha?

Uh, Jaidyn, perhaps if anyone here had seen any bullying in the sangha, they would have contributed to this topic. Until anyone contributes even the tiniest example of bullying, it's all hypothetical and kinda pointless. Not at all! I find it very interesting and pointfull . Hypothetical discussion...
by Jaidyn
Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How does bullying manifest within the sangha?
Replies: 11
Views: 1735

Re: How does bullying manifest within the sangha?

Hi Jaidyn, I think that the lack of response may be because we are confused about what exactly you are referring to. Do you mean: Sangha in the sense of fellow lay practitioners; or Sangha in the sense of the Monastic Sangha? Clearly most of us here would find it difficult to comment on the latter....
by Jaidyn
Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How does bullying manifest within the sangha?
Replies: 11
Views: 1735

Re: How does bullying manifest within the sangha?

Because this sub-forum is described as "An open and inclusive investigation into Buddhism and spiritual cultivation" , I take the chance to investigate, and I hope your definition of investigation does not exclude any areas – this one for example. Some physical Sanghas have very specific policies ag...