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by No_Mind
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Sufism and Western Vipassana Meditation
Replies: 12
Views: 362

Re: Sufism and Western Vipassana Meditation

We don't know if Tolle is fully enlightened, but without a doubt people do have deep insights even outside formal Dhamma practice. My impression of hearing a bit of Tolle is that what he teaches is in line with the Dhamma, but as far as him actually being liberated, who can really tell? Just as a c...
by No_Mind
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Sufism and Western Vipassana Meditation
Replies: 12
Views: 362

Re: Sufism and Western Vipassana Meditation

This is the meaning of ‘Die before you die’. The rewards come after you die, not before. You can scheme all you like, but dying is the only means of attaining Divine favour. And a single Divine favour is better than any kind of personal effort, for personal effort can entail all sorts of trickery. ...
by No_Mind
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Dealing with tragedy
Replies: 22
Views: 743

Re: Dealing with tragedy

Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:50 am

Hello friend,
Aloka wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:39 pm
Dear No_Mind,

I wonder if this article by Ajahn Amaro (which is a transcript from a talk given at Amaravati Monastery), might possibly be of some help to you, I hope so. :
Thank you SDA and Aloka.

:namaste:
by No_Mind
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Dealing with tragedy
Replies: 22
Views: 743

Re: Dealing with tragedy

The Stoic Epictetus is pretty good for that sort of thing: Venerable, I came across a video about Stoicism and since then have been reading up about it. It is very interesting and has several similarities with Buddhism. I have made my way through "Meditations" by Aurelius and hope to take up Epicte...
by No_Mind
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Dealing with tragedy
Replies: 22
Views: 743

Re: Dealing with tragedy

Hello, How do you investigate into a feeling? [Just my personal view] I would investigate "feeling" as it is. As it occurs to my awareness, contemplating experientially, with its impermance and its natural-ness in mind. (Here, I mean feeling in general sense, because, currently, my mind is just not...
by No_Mind
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Back to self!
Replies: 84
Views: 1929

Re: Back to self!

...How does one get past this paradox?... :namaste: FWIW, Thanissaro Bhikkhu acknowledges a paradox. The word is in the title of one of his books, The Paradox of Becoming . I have not yet gotten beyond the first chapter, so can't offer much, but here is a little from the Preface [ italics added]: T...
by No_Mind
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Dealing with tragedy
Replies: 22
Views: 743

Dealing with tragedy

How is a Buddhist to deal with great trauma/tragedy and huge, unspeakable amount of stress?

Is one to retract and become like a rock?

:namaste:
by No_Mind
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Sam Vara is stepping down as moderator
Replies: 18
Views: 917

Re: Sam Vara is stepping down as moderator

Thanks Sam for your patience and kindness. But please remain as an active member.

:namaste:
by No_Mind
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Back to self!
Replies: 84
Views: 1929

Re: Back to self!

This vision just arises to nobody - no person is needed for the vision to be; in fact person was never needed even when there was illusion of a person. Things happen, but they just happen, they happen to no one. Illusion of personal self happens, but it happens to no one! During my absence from the...
by No_Mind
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Back to self!
Replies: 84
Views: 1929

Re: Back to self!

Greetings, How does one get past this paradox? By regarding all dhammas as not-self, and forgetting about this ontological "no self" idea. Metta, Paul. :) Which is part of the paradox. "By regarding" - you are implying that someone is regarding who is being asked to not regard (the illusory self fr...
by No_Mind
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Back to self!
Replies: 84
Views: 1929

Re: Back to self!

Something or someone is being asked to understand. Who is being asked? Indeed. The presence of the demand to understand implies the existence of an individual being asked, this is why it is dependently arising. Imagine if the demand to understand was not there, would the question "who is being aske...
by No_Mind
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Back to self!
Replies: 84
Views: 1929

Back to self!

According to Buddhism - my illusory notion of self is being asked to understand that the self is an illusion.

If I have no self, then who/what is being asked to understand that the self is an illusion?

Something or someone is being asked to understand. Who is being asked?

:namaste:
by No_Mind
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Interesting video I found a whileback
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: Interesting video I found a whileback

Was the better one this one?



:namaste:
by No_Mind
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Baba Lokenath (indian yogi lived 160 years)
Replies: 23
Views: 901

Re: Baba Lokenath (indian yogi lived 160 years)

So much anger .. all about a naked sadhu who lived in a cave for most of his life (and then in a bamboo hut) ..

I wonder if this is what the Buddha taught? I don't think so.

:namaste:
by No_Mind
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Baba Lokenath (indian yogi lived 160 years)
Replies: 23
Views: 901

Re: Baba Lokenath (indian yogi lived 160 years)

Baba Lokenath is considered a saint in parts of south Bengal (especially where I live.) It is entirely possible he was a pacceka buddha of some sort. He spent very long time in Himalayas and could have been well versed in Mahayana. In that case he would be an arahant. Your political ideas....no com...