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by srivijaya
Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: What does the "Red Pill" mean
Replies: 156
Views: 19566

Re: What does the "Red Pill" mean

Red Pill means that you woke up from illusion and recognize patterns that women use against men to use them for their purpose and biological mechanism. https://www.youtube.com/user/MorgueToeTag/videos ....when true understanding of women nature, their tricks and how ugly they can become (forced by ...
by srivijaya
Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Online Buddhists aren't real Buddhists" - Yes or No?
Replies: 122
Views: 14402

Re: "Online Buddhists aren't real Buddhists" - Yes or No?

Coëmgenu wrote:By the metric you set forth I would further add the phrase "Buddhists aren't even real Buddhists" as a humourous sentiment lol.
Very much so :smile:
by srivijaya
Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Online Buddhists aren't real Buddhists" - Yes or No?
Replies: 122
Views: 14402

Re: "Online Buddhists aren't real Buddhists" - Yes or No?

. A “Real” Buddhist may be hard to find but you will probably know when you encounter one. http://www.buddhismwithoutboundaries.com/dazz/stephen_segal.jpg :guns: http://www.buddhismwithoutboundaries.com/dazz/richard_gere.jpg :thinking: :tongue: Yeah, two there for a start. :tongue:
by srivijaya
Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Online Buddhists aren't real Buddhists" - Yes or No?
Replies: 122
Views: 14402

Re: "Online Buddhists aren't real Buddhists" - Yes or No?

A “Real” Buddhist may be hard to find but you will probably know when you encounter one. Look out for the following: an inherently existing Buddhist, one which can be found upon investigation, slightly pointy-headed and a tad sanctimonious, not relying on causes and conditions, very knowledgable but...
by srivijaya
Sat Jul 18, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Advice Appreciated : ]
Replies: 15
Views: 2140

Re: Advice Appreciated : ]

awareness without clinging of mental formations, and abiding in the space between these formations. <- Did the Buddha teach this? If so, could a kind soul comment the instance he did? Check this out: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn41/sn41.007.than.html" onclick="window.open(this.href)...
by srivijaya
Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Advice Appreciated : ]
Replies: 15
Views: 2140

Re: Advice Appreciated : ]

I have legitimate buddhist meditation practices as well :meditate: This one sounds legitimate too. You are aware of mental formations as they arise. In order to experience the stillness, you will have discovered 'no grasping'. The stillness is not there if our awareness takes ownership of these for...
by srivijaya
Thu Jul 16, 2015 11:04 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Post Mortem Survival in the Corpse as a Corpse
Replies: 44
Views: 4046

Re: Post Mortem Survival in the Corpse as a Corpse

Since this subject is in Open Dhamma, I may mention that the Tibetans have extensive teachings on this process. I have no materials to hand but I seem to recall that the consciousness resides for a short time in the corpse, which should not be disturbed until all winds dissolve into the very subtle ...
by srivijaya
Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Metta vs. Breath
Replies: 36
Views: 6737

Re: Metta vs. Breath

Hi, I found this here , it mentions that while the breath meditation is discussed 8 times in the Suttas, Metta is discussed more than one hundred times, is this an indication of a preference towards one of the methods? smile all the time dhammarelax I have found the breath to be a more direct objec...
by srivijaya
Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Emptiness of phenomena??
Replies: 78
Views: 8418

Re: Emptiness of phenomena??

It may be worth mentioning that "inherent existence" is synonymous with "existing from its own side" and "independently existing". It aims to merely point out the innate duality which underpins our subjective experience. Even animals and insects experience this innate duality - grasping at self and ...
by srivijaya
Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Emptiness of phenomena??
Replies: 78
Views: 8418

Re: Emptiness of phenomena??

Dear Members, Theravada teach us about the emptiness of person. In Vipassana, we can see directly and precisely that this self called I is completely a fantasy. The "I" never ever exist. According to the claim of a particular Buddhist school, although Theravada realize the emptiness of person, they...
by srivijaya
Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello and hoping to hear from others with regards to my difficulties
Replies: 8
Views: 1214

Re: Hello and hoping to hear from others with regards to my difficulties

It seems that I’m generally speaking always craving something that will give me a burst of pleasure...eg. caffeine, junk food and of course online porn and masturbating. Hi juancha, That's called the human condition and everyone is addicted to the objects of the senses in one way or another and in ...
by srivijaya
Sun Jul 05, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Emptiness of phenomena??
Replies: 78
Views: 8418

Re: Emptiness of phenomena??

To talk of the "emptiness of phenomena" "outside a person or outside senses" is to mentally conceive of dhammas, which is to render them far less empty than they ought to be. "Outside a person or outside senses" is outside experience, and therefore outside the relevance of dukkha and nirodha. Think...
by srivijaya
Sat Jul 04, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha reject atman? Let's arrive at a conclusion
Replies: 47
Views: 7742

Re: Did the Buddha reject atman? Let's arrive at a conclusion

It's not about nihilism, I view the Buddha as a nihilist as well, and an absurdist , ie; sabbe dhammā anattā, sabbe saṅkhāra anicca etc. So, nothing means anything, and all is dukkha, except that unbinding is the peak of all. And I accept it , but how do we go about doing that? What are you actuall...
by srivijaya
Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha reject atman? Let's arrive at a conclusion
Replies: 47
Views: 7742

Re: Did the Buddha reject atman? Let's arrive at a conclusion

For about a year, I've been lost in this anattā issue. It's easy to post theories and ideas online, but in real life, it's painful, at least in my experience. I'm guessing it's painful because the alternative smells a lot like nihilism. In the end I think it's pragmatic to have no opinion either wa...
by srivijaya
Sat Jun 27, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana definition by Ajahn Brahm
Replies: 133
Views: 17101

Re: Jhana definition by Ajahn Brahm

His A&E dead-on-arrival anecdote hardly leaves room for much experience within his definition of jhana. I don't see how one can make such a judgment, given that the ajahn's anecdote reports only the meditator's alleged unresponsiveness to external stimuli, while relating nothing at all about his su...