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by rolling_boulder
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajahn Brahm
Replies: 28
Views: 1545

Re: Ajahn Brahm

excellent teacher who sticks right to the Pali Canon and original teachings.

He probably posesses the jhanas and some stage of enlightenment, judging from how he teaches.
by rolling_boulder
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sense impression , feeling and perception
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: Sense impression , feeling and perception

Feeling arises after sense impression. (Feeling is a reaction to sense impression. )

Perception is not "Noting." Perception is recognizing, distinguishing. For example distinguishing coffee from engine oil. That is pre-verbal.
by rolling_boulder
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Who is the foremost western budhhist teacher?
Replies: 32
Views: 1513

Re: Who is the foremost western budhhist teacher?

in my opinion it is Ajahn Jayasaro. While other great beings exist in the total Western tradition, Ajahn J. has to me the most impressive teaching style and authentic combination of practical and theoretical knowledge, and the ability to relate to Westerners of all backgrounds. The Thai royal family...
by rolling_boulder
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: “No Sex” or “Right Sex”?
Replies: 19
Views: 629

Re: “No Sex” or “Right Sex”?

Nothing wrong with it at all if you are a layperson. Of course, engaging in sensual pleasure with clinging does go against the path, but not nearly so much as hatred and its associated bodily actions. The buddha referred to sensual pleasure as a "pissy pleasure" compared to that of meditation. There...
by rolling_boulder
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Who or what is being mindful?
Replies: 38
Views: 1500

Re: Who or what is being mindful?

Ajahn Thanissaro gives an angle on this issue in this article. Pretty fundamental point of his general teaching style here. Because of the Buddha’s basic terms of analysis were actions understood under the framework of cause and effect, we have to understand his use of “self “ and “not-self “ under ...
by rolling_boulder
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 3486

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

binocular wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:12 am
rolling_boulder wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:54 pm
It sounds like you are trying to fit the Dhamma to your own preconceptions.
May the one who doesn't try to fit the Dhamma to their own preconceptions cast the first stone!
:jumping:
by rolling_boulder
Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: When you kill you are killing yourself?
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: When you kill you are killing yourself?

:juggling: It kinda makes sense on the conventional plane but I think it would require some particular interpretations of kamma and "the mind" which are not neccesarily supportable by Pali scripture alone. It is true in the same way that aversion to a particular person is actually self-referential, ...
by rolling_boulder
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Money
Replies: 12
Views: 3446

Re: Money

renounced all my friends when I started to practise Buddhism so don't really have anyone to discuss this with. Don't know your personal situation but this sounds a little unhealthy. Anyway. It sounds like your wife has an addiction - this probably requires outside help and some serious compassion a...
by rolling_boulder
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Flesh desires along with mindfulness
Replies: 17
Views: 1985

Re: Flesh desires along with mindfulness

In my experience, being mindful of sensations, noises, smells, etc, during sex is quite yucky. Total lust-killer. If I want "good" sex, I try to focus on the other person, or the passion, or what I feel for her in my mind. Not the actual sensations, as Goenkaji may teach. I get the same effect with...
by rolling_boulder
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Yoniso Manasikara
Replies: 17
Views: 1600

Re: Yoniso Manasikara

this is a subtle point, but rather than pointing to definitions it is better to look into your own experience. Yoniso manasikara is paying attention in ways that do not produce suffering. What ways of paying attention produce suffering and what ways do not? This way you will find out what it really ...
by rolling_boulder
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Atheistic Buddhism
Replies: 11
Views: 908

Re: Atheistic Buddhism

...non-athiestic Buddhist teachings were actually athiestic but in metaphor format tied down by the cultural baggage of the stupid indian and asian people of the time and whatnot. Its one thing to set aside a teaching, its another to create some convoluted theory on why all of Buddhism was really j...
by rolling_boulder
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 3486

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

It seems to me that Slavic Buddhism and Western Buddhism is quite different things, because Slavic mentality is quite different from Western Mentality, in Slavic countries we don't have this white guilt, and we don't have all this hypertolerance, multiculturalism, feminism and equality ideas, for u...
by rolling_boulder
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Toxic Relationships
Replies: 11
Views: 1167

Re: Toxic Relationships

get out of there if you can

Distance from fools is rather underappreciated in western buddhist circles IMO

just leave
by rolling_boulder
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Language patterns of puthujjana
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: Language patterns of puthujjana

paul wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:11 pm
The informal term “kids” for example links children with young goats, which is its secondary meaning.
:jumping: