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by SDC
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What happends if i drink alcohol?
Replies: 20
Views: 641

Re: What happends if i drink alcohol?

You get drunk and it leads to being heedless.
by SDC
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Isn't mindfulness absurd?
Replies: 59
Views: 1325

Re: Isn't mindfulness absurd?

The characteristic of an unmindful person is inability to remember past events. Thus it follows that to be able to remember past events, one need to be mindful when it happens. Remembering past events is not mindfulness, it is investigation or sampajanna. Good call, char. Seems they are inseparable...
by SDC
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Isn't mindfulness absurd?
Replies: 59
Views: 1325

Re: Isn't mindfulness absurd?

You observe the thought AFTER it's occurred, which is why there's frustration is not being able to control it. Mindfulness is about recognizing that the body, feelings, mind and thoughts endure. That no matter what particular way you find the body, body is there...feelings, feelings are there...min...
by SDC
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Three Axioms of Conditionality
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Three Axioms of Conditionality

Would you prefer this be moved to the Abhidhamma section where the Abhidhamma is treated as authoritative?
by SDC
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Awareness as the goal
Replies: 212
Views: 3819

Re: Awareness as the goal

Moderator Note: It is officially the position of DW that Goenka will be included in General Theravada Discussion. Any further off topic posts will be removed and could result in official board discipline. For reference: 2b: Badmouthing Buddhist discussion forums 2e: Disruptive meta-discussion (i.e....
by SDC
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Only connect...
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: Only connect...

Sounds like a derivative (or variation) of yoniso manasikāra combined with some aspects of satipaṭṭhāna , and I hope the Venerable would agree. To take a thing as it has arisen, despite whatever direction the thoughts would go from that arising, keeps the attention at the point of origin, and away f...
by SDC
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Awareness as the goal
Replies: 212
Views: 3819

Re: Awareness as the goal

Just because a conscious portion of awareness is fleeting from past to future, a portion at the subconscious is continuously aware of all. taught Ramana Maharshi My teacher is also Hindu background. Was there a point regarding your post? Hi thepea, I would've gladly sent this via PM but I know you ...
by SDC
Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Why is anattā translated as [no self]?
Replies: 15
Views: 766

Re: Why is anattā translated as [no self]?

Do ancient Indian languages like Pali have a separate word for self, that is not attā? Is/was attā used interchangeably for self and soul outside of the Buddhist religion (for example by the Brahmanists/Hindus)? I think answering this question would help to understand the situation a little bit for...
by SDC
Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Why is anattā translated as [no self]?
Replies: 15
Views: 766

Re: Why is anattā translated as [no self]?

But, maybe it would still be possible to do away with the term [self] here, if you alter the translation of this sentence to: "this is not mine, this I am not, this is not my [soul]"? I know it's maybe nitpicking in this sentence's case, and I'm not even sure if [soul] would work here, but if it do...
by SDC
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Should Buddhist monks involve with the climate change debate?
Replies: 96
Views: 2075

Re: Should Buddhist monks involve with the climate change debate?

salayatananirodha wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:15 am
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AN 4.70 is an appropriate sutta for this discussion, so maybe you should post the whole thing instead of just a fragment from dylanj's facebook.
by SDC
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Existentialism and Buddhist Practice
Replies: 34
Views: 1309

Re: Existentialism and Buddhist Practice

The Limits of Heidegger's Study of Being by Ven. Akiñcano Although Heidegger was arguably the foremost phenomenological philosopher of the twentieth century and although he succeeded in describing so many of the phenomena involved in human experience, he was a puthujjana. Therefore, he assumed that...
by SDC
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Why is anattā translated as [no self]?
Replies: 15
Views: 766

Re: Why is anattā translated as [no self]?

"Not Self" is the rendering that best captures the description of the fact that even though those things (the five aggregates) are "not self" they are still there. That gets lost when you there are descriptions of "no this" or "no that", where it is easy for people to take that as a denial of anythi...
by SDC
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Existentialism and Buddhist Practice
Replies: 34
Views: 1309

Re: Existentialism and Buddhist Practice

At cost of being gender insensitive - existential angst is principally a male thing. I do not expect most women to understand or comprehend it or any movie or literature about it. You do know that women also die when they grow old? Last I heard, they actually know about it too! :roll: I'd say this ...