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by Saengnapha
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The benefits of silence
Replies: 49
Views: 5379

Re: The benefits of silence

Indeed, but there is always an element of intention in every act of paying attention; given that you are looking at experience, why have you chosen to look at particular bits of the world rather than other bits? Why, for example, did you choose Dhamma Wheel rather than another part of the internet,...
by Saengnapha
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The benefits of silence
Replies: 49
Views: 5379

Re: The benefits of silence

What are you looking for? You could say that I am looking at experience, not looking for something. If I am looking for something, it can only be an idea and not immediately present. Indeed, but there is always an element of intention in every act of paying attention; given that you are looking at ...
by Saengnapha
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The benefits of silence
Replies: 49
Views: 5379

Re: The benefits of silence

Your experience is very different to mine. I've found for example that extended periods of silence on retreats make one more deeply aware of other people, you realise that talking represents a very superficial layer of communication. And not talking definitely has a calming effect on the mind, it l...
by Saengnapha
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The benefits of silence
Replies: 49
Views: 5379

Re: The benefits of silence

And have you felt any benefit from periods of silence and solitude? None. Some use it as a tactic for altering their state, but this is a very superficial attempt that doesn't approach insight. Not talking is not a necessary factor for anything, imo. Your experience is very different to mine. I've ...
by Saengnapha
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts
Replies: 140
Views: 8592

Re: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts

I think the difficulty we are having is in what we define as phenomena. For example, do we really see things or are we seeing the 'image' of things? I think Buddha as well as neuro scientists say that all experience is within our minds, the thought structure, the image making activity, our percepti...
by Saengnapha
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts
Replies: 140
Views: 8592

Re: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts

You being a mouthpiece for UG would be one thing but you are not even that. You are a mouthpiece for your own romantic musings on a man who from what I have seen of him would reject everything you are saying. chownah What do you expect, chownah? What do I expect with respect to what? What I hope is...
by Saengnapha
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts
Replies: 140
Views: 8592

Re: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts

It doesn't account for the nature of thinking, though. More time is spent on this forum arguing concepts, thinking about thinking. One way is right, another is wrong. Nothing is ever really accomplished. You don't need a forum to understand this. It is really a form of addiction, sorry to say. You ...
by Saengnapha
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts
Replies: 140
Views: 8592

Re: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts

Many people like to think. They are sure that they can think themselves out of all dukkha. Ain't gonna happen. It is like a replacement therapy, exchanging one set of ideas for another. I agree. However, you seem to be assuming that Buddhist practice is just about thinking (which I don't think is a...
by Saengnapha
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist
Replies: 129
Views: 14251

Re: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist

It remind me off the actual freedom movement led by guy named Richard, who is similar. http://www.actualfreedom.com.au/ Someone should count the times this kind of thing has been said already! for real it can be said by a robot who wants to destroy life. Find a robot who doesn't want to destroy life.
by Saengnapha
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts
Replies: 140
Views: 8592

Re: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts

Forget what I say and just read some conversations with U.G or look at the video I first posted in the other thread. You don't need me as a mouthpiece for U.G. If you can relate to what he says, fine. If not, just move on. IT was never my intention to be some kind of interpreter of U.G. I can just ...
by Saengnapha
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts
Replies: 140
Views: 8592

Re: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts

chownah wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:54 am
Saengnapha wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:40 pm
You don't need me as a mouthpiece for U.G.
You being a mouthpiece for UG would be one thing but you are not even that. You are a mouthpiece for your own romantic musings on a man who from what I have seen of him would reject everything you are saying.
chownah
What do you expect, chownah?
by Saengnapha
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts
Replies: 140
Views: 8592

Re: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts

I think that UG would be standing more closely to the truth if he had said "all it took for me was a fraction of a second of the break of my perception of continuity and the whole thing seemed to collapse, the end of my dream of existence. For me it seems that no activity of this world-mind or thou...
by Saengnapha
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts
Replies: 140
Views: 8592

Re: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts

U.G. said many times that all it takes is a fraction of a second of the break of this continuity and the whole thing collapses, the end of the dream of existence. However, the caveat he states is that no activity of this world-mind or thought structure can ever bring this about. No amount of energy...
by Saengnapha
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts
Replies: 140
Views: 8592

Re: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts

You have not addressed the substance of my post. You seem to think that my post is based on your use of imperfect or imprecise wordings and that I "take particular exception with the way some people express things". I want to make it clear that the words you use describe what I have indicated perfe...
by Saengnapha
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts
Replies: 140
Views: 8592

Re: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts

U.G. said many times that all it takes is a fraction of a second of the break of this continuity and the whole thing collapses, the end of the dream of existence. However, the caveat he states is that no activity of this world-mind or thought structure can ever bring this about. No amount of energy...