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by MisterRunon
Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Where do you guys fall along the MBTI scale?
Replies: 34
Views: 5209

Re: Where do you guys fall along the MBTI scale?

My understanding is that MBTI posits a spectrum rather than a set of clear-cut "containers"; Clearly inaccurate: there are four pairs of clear-cut containers, and the test is a litany of false-choice in order to accomplish this misleading dichotomy. Spectra are specifically ignored; notice, for exa...
by MisterRunon
Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Where do you guys fall along the MBTI scale?
Replies: 34
Views: 5209

Re: Where do you guys fall along the MBTI scale?

It's probably important to put too much emphasis on your type, but the numbers lean quite disproportionately towards IN types (it seems mainly INFPs). If MBTI were pure hokum, you wouldn't be seeing trends like that. In that link to the dharmawheel forum, almost everyone responded as an IN. IN's con...
by MisterRunon
Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Where do you guys fall along the MBTI scale?
Replies: 34
Views: 5209

Re: Where do you guys fall along the MBTI scale?

I just read an article on the INTP class, and it mentions: The way of the Buddha is in many ways characteristic of the INTP approach—figure out how to save yourself first, then help others do the same. In this light, the idea of grassroots or “bottom-up” change holds particular appeal for INTPs. I ...
by MisterRunon
Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Where do you guys fall along the MBTI scale?
Replies: 34
Views: 5209

Where do you guys fall along the MBTI scale?

I just read an article on the INTP class, and it mentions: The way of the Buddha is in many ways characteristic of the INTP approach—figure out how to save yourself first, then help others do the same. In this light, the idea of grassroots or “bottom-up” change holds particular appeal for INTPs. I a...
by MisterRunon
Sun Dec 14, 2014 6:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddha talked to Acharn Mun?
Replies: 149
Views: 30658

Re: Buddha talked to Acharn Mun?

I don't have much to add to this topic.. but on a related note, I want to mention that sometimes I feel as if by the time I end up leaving this site, I do it knowing less than I originally knew.

:)
by MisterRunon
Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: any monk in goenka style vipassana
Replies: 8
Views: 4776

Re: any monk in goenka style vipassana

I saw two Cambodian monks at a 10 day course earlier this year. Saw a few Vietnamese ones at my first sit in 2009 as well. They usually sit on a Dais, much like the ATs do. I'm not sure if it had anything to do with it, but during the course where I sat with the two Cambodian monks, I entered some s...
by MisterRunon
Fri Dec 12, 2014 4:08 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: mahasi vipassana vs goenka vipassana
Replies: 103
Views: 36068

Re: mahasi vipassana vs goenka vipassana

It means responding to your needs instead of mindlessly sticking with the program. The Goenka people were adamant about not differing from the technique, which chafed. No one there had any answers besides astonishing me for not staying correct with their strict interpretation of what should be done...
by MisterRunon
Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:51 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: mahasi vipassana vs goenka vipassana
Replies: 103
Views: 36068

Re: mahasi vipassana vs goenka vipassana

It means responding to your needs instead of mindlessly sticking with the program. The Goenka people were adamant about not differing from the technique, which chafed. No one there had any answers besides astonishing me for not staying correct with their strict interpretation of what should be done...
by MisterRunon
Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:46 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: mahasi vipassana vs goenka vipassana
Replies: 103
Views: 36068

Re: mahasi vipassana vs goenka vipassana

Everyone has to master the basics, but for some people, to advance means making the experience real for themselves. My Goenka retreat was useful in some ways, but I left feeling squished by the technique. Sticking with that over and over, it seemed, was not the way to growth. For me, being more act...
by MisterRunon
Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:31 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: mahasi vipassana vs goenka vipassana
Replies: 103
Views: 36068

Re: mahasi vipassana vs goenka vipassana

Don't you think that's stretching it though? You could argue the same for Anatta and Annica. The 3 characteristics point to the same thing. What we are talking about is which characteristic that Goenka emphasizes more.. and I'm fairly certain that if you were to ask most Goenka students, they'd tel...
by MisterRunon
Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:23 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: mahasi vipassana vs goenka vipassana
Replies: 103
Views: 36068

Re: mahasi vipassana vs goenka vipassana

they'd tell you that Annica stands out. Insight into one is insight to the others. I can't really argue with that, but that's going off in a different tangent. The point I was discussing with Modus is which characteristic that Goenka emphasizes on the most. Also, some people have certain procliviti...
by MisterRunon
Fri Dec 12, 2014 12:58 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: mahasi vipassana vs goenka vipassana
Replies: 103
Views: 36068

Re: mahasi vipassana vs goenka vipassana

I'm not sure where you get the Dukkha part from - he doesn't talk about it much, and though the pain you get from sitting is prevalent (when is it not?), you aren't as encouraged to focus on it as much as you are on Anicca. He outrightly says that the sensations are a representation of impermanence...
by MisterRunon
Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: mahasi vipassana vs goenka vipassana
Replies: 103
Views: 36068

Re: mahasi vipassana vs goenka vipassana

It focuses more on Anicca than anything else. Goenka is always talking about it in the discourses, and he always mentions that the sensations are representations of the changing nature in life. Out of the four foundations, though, I think it focuses only on Vedana (Joseph Goldstein and a few others...
by MisterRunon
Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: devas and nagas are real entities?
Replies: 19
Views: 4070

Re: devas and nagas are real entities?

The only issue I see is that no matter what people tell you, your curiosity won't be satisfied because you aren't able to see for yourself.. so there's always going to be doubt.
by MisterRunon
Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:40 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Goenka method
Replies: 7
Views: 3760

Re: Goenka method

Dr. Lin: "By observing our bodily sensations how can we eradicate our defilements and change our habit pattern? Isn’t it easier to practise by observing our mind directly and not let unwholesome thoughts arise?" S. N. Goenka: "Purifying the mind by changing the thoughts from unwholesome to wholesom...