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by DooDoot
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Analayo - Understanding and Practicing the Ānāpānasati-sutta
Replies: 22
Views: 2708

Re: Analayo - Understanding and Practicing the Ānāpānasati-sutta

I honestly can't see how step three can be "breath body", I think he is totally right here. Step 3 is 'sabba kaya'. 'Sabba' means 'all'. 'Kaya' means 'bodies'. MN 118 says the breath is a certain body among the (other) bodies. The other bodies are the rupa-kaya (physical body) and nama-kaya (mental...
by DooDoot
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Analayo - Understanding and Practicing the Ānāpānasati-sutta
Replies: 22
Views: 2708

Re: Analayo - Understanding and Practicing the Ānāpānasati-sutta

Concerning the first tetrad, and the translation of sikkhati as "training" - Analayo says rightly: "such “training” is not a forceful matter that involves a strong degree of control, but is probably best understood as a soft kind of nudging of the mind in the proper direction". Instead of "training...
by DooDoot
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The meaning of Kaya
Replies: 8
Views: 880

Re: The meaning of Kaya

Sakkāyadiṭṭhi is the (wrong) view of a Self/selves that is pervasive and continuous Where do the suttas have this definition of 'sakkaya'? Thanks. Sa ('self') kkaya ('group' of aggregates) ditthi (view as) = view aggregates as self. The Buddha says that this Self/self cannot exist in paṭiccasamuppā...
by DooDoot
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: When otherwise non-political entities become political
Replies: 35
Views: 2581

Re: When otherwise non-political entities become political

Especially your view that seems to suggest that its only wholesome for little girls to play with dolls and pretend they are mothers....I was far more interested in kicking a football around and looking at information about space travel... Thanks. I do not recall making any such suggestion.'I merely...
by DooDoot
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: When otherwise non-political entities become political
Replies: 35
Views: 2581

Re: When otherwise non-political entities become political

In this topic, I would like us to discuss the pros and cons of such endeavours, and the issues that arise from such engagement. These organisations who make money from defiled (kilesa) activities can strongly influence defiled people, including children who have strong tendencies to be influenced o...
by DooDoot
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: When otherwise non-political entities become political
Replies: 35
Views: 2581

Re: When otherwise non-political entities become political

In this topic, I would like us to discuss the pros and cons of such endeavours, and the issues that arise from such engagement. I think qualifications are important. For example, when the govt legalises a new drug, they don't ask unmarried football players to approve the new drug. Instead, they obt...
by DooDoot
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Analayo - Understanding and Practicing the Ānāpānasati-sutta
Replies: 22
Views: 2708

Re: Analayo - Understanding and Practicing the Ānāpānasati-sutta

Javi wrote: I have found it a great overview of anapanasati. Enjoy.
I have found it to contain many statements that are contrary to the suttas & to the reality of practise. I might highlight these at a later time.
by DooDoot
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Defrocked anti-muslim buddhist monk was ‘national security threat’
Replies: 1
Views: 210

Re: Defrocked anti-muslim buddhist monk was ‘national security threat’

Indeed. Unfortunate separatist movement in the deep south Thailand (dark purple) however, apart from this, there are lots of Muslim communities throughout southern Thailand; living ordinarily & harmoniously. Very nice folks. https://i.imgur.com/X99Xg5l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/9SXnPpg.jpg https://i.i...
by DooDoot
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: When otherwise non-political entities become political
Replies: 35
Views: 2581

Re: When otherwise non-political entities become political

Take the Catholic Church, for example. It's not uncommon for Catholic priests to speak in favor of one political option (usually, a right-wing party)... In Australia, historically, the Catholic Church favoured the left-wing Labor Party because pre-WW2 the Irish were largely the Catholics & the work...
by DooDoot
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: When otherwise non-political entities become political
Replies: 35
Views: 2581

Re: When otherwise non-political entities become political

What about when LGBT politics becomes international cultural imperialism? Obama & Hillary care more about LGBT than about Iraqis, Libyans, Syrians, Yemenis & people of African nations.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iQMcrC_L8I
by DooDoot
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: When otherwise non-political entities become political
Replies: 35
Views: 2581

Re: When otherwise non-political entities become political

... let's consider also the international Starbucks coffee chain...Rebels of Google... For me, there is no correlation here. Starbucks & Google are private businesses; based on 'target marketing'. They deliberately choose their markets. For example, I closed my Facebook account last year, in reject...
by DooDoot
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: When otherwise non-political entities become political
Replies: 35
Views: 2581

Re: When otherwise non-political entities become political

Good for the "AFL". The less discrimination we have around the world the better. More non-political entities should get involved. It may appear unfair, unjust & immoral when it is viewed as "discrimination". But this is not the rationale of past governments thus not really the key matter to be deba...
by DooDoot
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: When otherwise non-political entities become political
Replies: 35
Views: 2581

Re: When otherwise non-political entities become political

In this topic, I would like us to discuss the pros and cons of such endeavours, and the issues that arise from such engagement. Obviously, such endeavours are wrong because this divides people who look to those organisations for other reasons. In other words, those organisations ignore the benefact...
by DooDoot
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does nibanna have a quality of true existence?
Replies: 26
Views: 1225

Re: Does nibanna have a quality of true existence?

Paying too much attention to the wrong suttas will confuse the crap out of or into one . Unable to discuss without reference to a 'self' or " one " yet say those suttas are wrong? The suttas, in general, refer to aggregates ( khandha ), elements ( dhatu ), sense bases ( ayatana ), things ( dhamme )...
by DooDoot
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mindfulness as non-judgmental awareness revisited
Replies: 84
Views: 6041

Re: Mindfulness as non-judgmental awareness revisited

daverupa wrote:Skip ahead to about the 1:00 mark; all y'all don't understand what's meant by "nonjudgmental".
Not-judging the judging is judging since it is judging an experience as 'non-judgmental', which is a judgment.