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by Bundokji
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What homage is owed, and to whom?
Replies: 5
Views: 82

Re: What homage is owed, and to whom?

What is required to be given back in order to develop understanding? To give something back in order to gain anything in return (such as more understanding) seem to defeat the purpose in my opinion as it implies a hidden agenda driven by greed. Genuine gratitude happens by seeing the real value in ...
by Bundokji
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karma is everything!
Replies: 76
Views: 725

Re: Karma is everything!

Don't you think that the obsession with living a life without suffering is not a sign of healthy mind?
by Bundokji
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Secular mindfulness - Resources and recommendations?
Replies: 8
Views: 232

Re: Secular mindfulness - Resources and recommendations?

There are many online resources on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) which can be useful.

Studying materials on critical thinking, informal logic, meaning analysis and cognitive biases can improve thinking and make one more mindful.

https://philosophy.hku.hk/think/
by Bundokji
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: when is the end of suffering?
Replies: 21
Views: 410

Re: when is the end of suffering?

Possibly, though that seems more like a realisation of the First Truth. Does that lead inevitably to a realisation of the Third Truth? I think it depends. If the four noble truths are a useful presentation with the purpose of ending suffering, then there is no meaningful difference between the four...
by Bundokji
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: when is the end of suffering?
Replies: 21
Views: 410

Re: when is the end of suffering?

When suffering is seen for what it is, i guess.
by Bundokji
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Suicide: "Men heal sitting side by side with each other"
Replies: 27
Views: 533

Re: Suicide: "Men heal sitting side by side with each other"

Yes, there are complex things going on, but there's definitely a positive change in my country in the subjects I pay attention to. And, not in my area, but females outnumber males in medical schools here... Females are scoring better at school, so I guess they can choosing a higher-paid career... :...
by Bundokji
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Suicide: "Men heal sitting side by side with each other"
Replies: 27
Views: 533

Re: Suicide: "Men heal sitting side by side with each other"

The nature of the fields of which men and women are interested in supports the above view. Most disciplines and sciences that offers higher degrees of certainty seem to be predominated by males and vice versa. ... There's no "high certainty" in any science. If there were, there'd be no need for any...
by Bundokji
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Suicide: "Men heal sitting side by side with each other"
Replies: 27
Views: 533

Re: Suicide: "Men heal sitting side by side with each other"

chownah wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:34 pm
Best to not over generalize.
Can there be an definitive statement that does not include generalization? For example, your statement "best to not over generalize", is it applicable all the time, or some of the time?
by Bundokji
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Suicide: "Men heal sitting side by side with each other"
Replies: 27
Views: 533

Re: Suicide: "Men heal sitting side by side with each other"

Of course it does. For example, tIt helps to maintain the social status quo and reduces the versatility of the psycho-social landscape, thus making it easier to navigate. Maybe, but i am not sure if this is a good or bad thing. Usually, people would associate the word "agenda" with negative connota...
by Bundokji
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Suicide: "Men heal sitting side by side with each other"
Replies: 27
Views: 533

Re: Suicide: "Men heal sitting side by side with each other"

I disagree. I agree that the above is a rather popular view about men, women, and the differences between them. I suppose it serves some social agenda to hold and promote this view. But I don't think it is accurate at all. I have never seen any evidence of it. I my experience, men and women rationa...
by Bundokji
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Suicide: "Men heal sitting side by side with each other"
Replies: 27
Views: 533

Re: Suicide: "Men heal sitting side by side with each other"

From my own limited observations, men tend to think about their problems more objectively, i.e to analyze how legitimate their feelings are, so how they feel is not the center of their attention but how justified/rational that feeling is. Women on the other hand, tend to approach their problems mor...
by Bundokji
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Suicide: "Men heal sitting side by side with each other"
Replies: 27
Views: 533

Re: Suicide: "Men heal sitting side by side with each other"

From my own limited observations, men tend to think about their problems more objectively, i.e to analyze how legitimate their feelings are, so how they feel is not the center of their attention but how justified/rational that feeling is. Women on the other hand, tend to approach their problems more...
by Bundokji
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Understanding the truth of the dhamma? or convincing oneself of it?
Replies: 45
Views: 893

Re: Understanding the truth of the dhamma? or convincing oneself of it?

I'm not sure I can easily do all of that. Saddha, as a spiritual faculty (indriya), is spoken of as a confidence in the Buddha's awakening: https://suttacentral.net/sn48.10/en/sujato#sc1 My comments above started with my saying that one has to figure out how to navigate the path according to one's ...
by Bundokji
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Understanding the truth of the dhamma? or convincing oneself of it?
Replies: 45
Views: 893

Re: Understanding the truth of the dhamma? or convincing oneself of it?

Sure, I'm aware of that distinction, but I was discussing how saddha works as a spiritual faculty . Which is not, I think, a passive "faith". Looking at the suttas, it appears to be more active than that. Mike I think you are raising a very interesting point. Could you please provide sutta quotes w...