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by pink_trike
Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Contemplation of the Body Isnt it Wonderful:)
Replies: 14
Views: 950

Re: Contemplation of the Body Isnt it Wonderful:)

perceptually dissociated from the body, to pathological degrees. Sorry can you explain this, do you mean that they are blind to its unattractive aspects? I mean that most modern people are barely conscious that there is a body ... and have next to no idea how it works below the surface, how diet af...
by pink_trike
Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Contemplation of the Body Isnt it Wonderful:)
Replies: 14
Views: 950

Re: Contemplation of the Body Isnt it Wonderful:)

I think it should be much more popular Imo, the reason it doesn't resonate with modern Western / Westernized people is that they aren't particularly enchanted with the body ... in fact, nearly all modern people are perceptually dissociated from the body, to pathological degrees. They are enchanted ...
by pink_trike
Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Stand Against Suffering
Replies: 63
Views: 1993

Re: Stand Against Suffering

Greetings Pink_Trike, My point was that it is _you_ that are doing this ... it is you who politicize and politically parse ... to the point of apparently needing to diminish and question the motives of quite a number of valued effective teachers. I'm not questioning their motives at all. Moral rela...
by pink_trike
Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Stand Against Suffering
Replies: 63
Views: 1993

Re: Stand Against Suffering

If people prioritise political ideologies over the Dhamma, then that is their choice - it is not for me to stop them. My point was that it is _you_ that are doing this ... it is you who politicize and politically parse ... to the point of apparently needing to diminish ("disgruntled leftists" is po...
by pink_trike
Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Stand Against Suffering
Replies: 63
Views: 1993

Re: Stand Against Suffering

... my view of the world comes from my view of the Dhamma. You seem to spend a lot of time holding forth about how disgruntled leftists / "social justice warriors" (ridiculing and belittling terms) are a screwed up menace to society who have it all wrong (which implies that you have it all right). ...
by pink_trike
Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Stand Against Suffering
Replies: 63
Views: 1993

Re: Stand Against Suffering

Greetings, Exactly. It's that simple. Well said. All we are presented with in the "Stand Against Suffering" are disgrunted leftists with a different ideological world-view, rooted in moral relativism, who are unhappy that the President of the United States sees the world differently than they do. R...
by pink_trike
Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Stand Against Suffering
Replies: 63
Views: 1993

Re: Stand Against Suffering

Greetings, Exactly. It's that simple. Well said. Some people seem determined to mentally inflict wounds upon themselves for the next eight years... There's all kinds of people, aren't there (even your post could be read as an expression of mentally inflicted wounds). :) However, quite a lot of us a...
by pink_trike
Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Stand Against Suffering
Replies: 63
Views: 1993

Re: Stand Against Suffering

The Buddha spoke out about wholesome and unwholesome behaviour, and about wholesome and unwholesome ways of running households and societies. While, as in other aspects of Dhamma interpretation and practice, different people may well have different opinions, it would seem odd to complain about mode...
by pink_trike
Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Is progress possible in insight meditation without temporarily altered vision?
Replies: 11
Views: 488

Re: Is progress possible in insight meditation without temporarily altered vision?

I have been practicing to lessen and end suffering, not to have some experience of the instability of matter. ... Perhaps seeing the instability of matter is a wonderful way to lessen suffering and it is just my own misconceptions that are causing me to feel that this is not something I would want....
by pink_trike
Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Psychotherapy
Replies: 57
Views: 2930

Re: Psychotherapy

A well written article relevant to the OP:

http://levekunst.com/karma-entrapment-or-liberation/
by pink_trike
Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Cultural Marxism
Replies: 19
Views: 581

Re: Cultural Marxism

.and second from US .. quite a few tutorials on YouTube about different types of make ups to be worn to school by girls in Grade 8. Should this kind of freedom be allowed? ... in which mentally unbalanced mothers project madly onto their daughters and set them up as sex objects early ... Eighth gra...
by pink_trike
Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Cultural Marxism
Replies: 19
Views: 581

Re: Cultural Marxism

I have no clear understanding of Western philosophy (besides having read Russell's A History of Western Philosophy and Ayn Rand's books) and thus know nothing about moral relativism and similar concepts My only question after watching the video -- is freedom absolute in the West and should it be ab...
by pink_trike
Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Cultural Marxism
Replies: 19
Views: 581

Re: Cultural Marxism

I have no clear understanding of Western philosophy (besides having read Russell's A History of Western Philosophy and Ayn Rand's books) and thus know nothing about moral relativism and similar concepts My only question after watching the video -- is freedom absolute in the West and should it be ab...
by pink_trike
Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Cultural Marxism
Replies: 19
Views: 581

Re: Cultural Marxism

The term "cultural marxism" (and the term "socialism") replaced the "communist threat" fear meme that radical rightists / capitalists / religionists used for decades to scare people into submission / conformity. It's a tool used by many rightist religious white straight males to identify and discred...
by pink_trike
Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: supernormal powers
Replies: 68
Views: 2774

Re: supernormal powers

Well take it fwiw this are my personal beliefs, Ever since meditative attainment i seem to occasionally know intuitively about things that happen away from me but will affect me as stress. One time i saw a dream where i was told i was going to crash, next day i lose consciousness. Several times ive...
by pink_trike
Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Karmic Result of Starting a Beauty/Modeling Company?
Replies: 33
Views: 1164

Re: Karmic Result of Starting a Beauty/Modeling Company?

Its all about exploitation or not ... economic exploitation is a form of enslavement. No it's not. You've got it backwards. Exploitation is not a form of enslavement....enslavement is a form of exploitation. chownah Agreed. There is a tendency to present things we disagree with in the worst possibl...
by pink_trike
Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Karmic Result of Starting a Beauty/Modeling Company?
Replies: 33
Views: 1164

Re: Karmic Result of Starting a Beauty/Modeling Company?

If you are right then when I hire someone to help me harvest rice it is the same thought process as enslaving them. Someone is confused here and I'll let eveyone decide for themselves who it is. chownah If you hire only very poor people who only know how to harvest rice who have no other employment...
by pink_trike
Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Psychotherapy
Replies: 57
Views: 2930

Re: Psychotherapy

The many regional variations of this multilevel multifaceted mnemotechnical language and corresponding social / moral code, dating back tens of thousands of years, wasn't supernatural religion. They were a way of life, consistent with the laws of nature and the celestial mechanics that drive them ....
by pink_trike
Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Karmic Result of Starting a Beauty/Modeling Company?
Replies: 33
Views: 1164

Re: Karmic Result of Starting a Beauty/Modeling Company?

There's a fine line between renting / trapping and buying / enslaved No there isn't. The "line" seperating these things is not fine. The differences between these things are only confused by those who are easily confused. chownah Nope, they both arise from exactly the same patterns of thought, diff...
by pink_trike
Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are divine senses necessary for enlightenment and/or insight?
Replies: 11
Views: 352

Re: Are divine senses necessary for enlightenment and/or insight?

I forget which one, but an accomplished dharma / dhamma teacher wrote something to the effect of: "During the early stages of practice I saw just a mountain, as I progressed I saw the mountain as the illusion it is, and then later I once again saw just a mountain." He then went on to talk about how ...