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by SDC
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: One "Point" which includes vs. excludes
Replies: 45
Views: 1780

Re: One "Point" which includes vs. excludes

Pulsar wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:58 pm
To the moderators: this was not written with the intention of engaging Srilankaputra anymore, but he had publicly made a comment, which required a public response to the others on the thread.
With love :candle:
Also noted.
by SDC
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: One "Point" which includes vs. excludes
Replies: 45
Views: 1780

Re: One "Point" which includes vs. excludes

I feel this conversation is going in an unskillful direction, atleast for me. I would like to make a formal request not to engage me further on this topic. Thank you. Duly noted. Bear in mind it is a ToS violation to pursue a member who has declined further participation within a particular topic: ...
by SDC
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: One "Point" which includes vs. excludes
Replies: 45
Views: 1780

Re: One "Point" which includes vs. excludes

Forgot to comment on this: Sure, various people (including Ven Sujato) have argued that satipaṭṭhānā is what you do to get to samādhi . :heart: Mike Hi Mike, I know it comes across as almost habitual that I would tweak language for such subtle differences in meaning, but in terms of "doing", that i...
by SDC
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Guanyin
Replies: 28
Views: 1816

Re: Guanyin

Moderator Note: Personal attacks have been removed from previous posts.

:focus:
by SDC
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: why dorje shugden is hated?
Replies: 21
Views: 760

Re: why dorje shugden is hated?

Hi All, since no one had shown a connection to Theravada with this topic, I'm going to lock for now. If anyone is able to produce a valid connection, please notify the staff and we can reopen the topic.
by SDC
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: One "Point" which includes vs. excludes
Replies: 45
Views: 1780

Re: One "Point" which includes vs. excludes

Forgot to comment on this: ... in MN 44 satipaṭṭhānā is a "sign of concentration" and in AN 4.14 that "striving by protection" is a prerequisite; ... Sure, various people (including Ven Sujato) have argued that satipaṭṭhānā is what you do to get to samādhi . :heart: Mike Hi Mike, I know it comes ac...
by SDC
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: One "Point" which includes vs. excludes
Replies: 45
Views: 1780

Re: One "Point" which includes vs. excludes

Although I think he is close off-the-rails with "foundation of immersion" in MN 44 and AN 4.14, Ven. Sujato is at least keeping closer to the meaning of nimitta , ... Perhaps there are other ways of expressing it, but it seems to me to agree with the sense of what Ven Akiñcano is saying: that it's ...
by SDC
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: why dorje shugden is hated?
Replies: 21
Views: 760

Re: why dorje shugden is hated?

confusedlayman wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:28 pm
Is it related to theraveda ?
Since you started the thread it is up to you to show whether or not it is...or you could ask the members. Either way the point of this section is to connect other paths to Theravada.
by SDC
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: One "Point" which includes vs. excludes
Replies: 45
Views: 1780

Re: One "Point" which includes vs. excludes

The argument for Jhana being absorption on a single object is, IMO, quite strong. Any thoughts on the cowherd simile from MN 19 mentioned earlier? The condition of the wholesome inclination looks to have put the mind in a state of unification from a point rather than onto one. Not saying you're wro...
by SDC
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: One "Point" which includes vs. excludes
Replies: 45
Views: 1780

Re: One "Point" which includes vs. excludes

Ceisiwr wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:05 pm

who still has not given the Visuddhimagga any serious attention
I thoroughly recommend it.
:thumbsup:
by SDC
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: why dorje shugden is hated?
Replies: 21
Views: 760

Re: why dorje shugden is hated?

Tsem rinpoche is a good monk with compassion.. his compassion may be because of training in his tradition. but why Dorje Shugden is banned or avioded? I think im not breaking rules in forum ... It wouldn't be against the ToS to talk about it, but you will have to relate it back to Theravada in some...
by SDC
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: One "Point" which includes vs. excludes
Replies: 45
Views: 1780

Re: One "Point" which includes vs. excludes

Thanks SDC, folks might listen, now that you are talking, it is an excellent article. I doubt it, but at least we are able to discuss it. :smile: It's actually similar to what Bhikkhu Sujato has said in his meditation talks, and his recent short course on the Visuddhimagga. That the idea of a "medi...
by SDC
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: One "Point" which includes vs. excludes
Replies: 45
Views: 1780

Re: One "Point" which includes vs. excludes

Pulsar wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:09 pm
Thanks SDC, folks might listen, now that you are talking, it is an excellent article.
I doubt it, but at least we are able to discuss it. :smile:
by SDC
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gender and the Vinaya: Modernising the Monastic Code
Replies: 62
Views: 2162

Re: Gender and the Vinaya: Modernising the Monastic Code

binocular wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:51 pm
SDC wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:24 pm
Distracting myself from the pain.
And how's that been working out for you?
Poorly, thank goodness.
by SDC
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gender and the Vinaya: Modernising the Monastic Code
Replies: 62
Views: 2162

Re: Gender and the Vinaya: Modernising the Monastic Code

binocular wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:16 pm
SDC wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:07 pm
Wise choice. ;)
Watcha doin' here, posting, when death beckons!!
Distracting myself from the pain. 8-)