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by Dinsdale
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO
Replies: 61
Views: 1434

Re: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO

mikenz66 wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:05 am
OK, for me, starting with a "clean" Firefox (all configuration files wiped) my Google results for "buddhist discussion forum" now has:

FreeSangha
Buddhism Without Boundaries
Dharma Wheel - Index Page
Maybe DhammaWheel could place advertisments on those forums? :tongue:
by Dinsdale
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does one observe Anatta ?
Replies: 108
Views: 1573

Re: How does one observe Anatta ?

Yes, classic "bare attention". He uses that term a lot... And, like Ven Nananda, Wynne has argued that "bare attention" based on EBT analysis, as I pointed out over here: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=32028 :heart: Mike I find "bare attention" reminiscent of this refrain in the Satip...
by Dinsdale
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does one observe Anatta ?
Replies: 108
Views: 1573

Re: How does one observe Anatta ?

Here's Ven Ñāṇananda comments: SEEING THROUGH - A Guide to Insight Meditation - Bhikkhu K. Ñāṇananda http://seeingthroughthenet.net/books/ In short, the attempt here, is to escape the net of ‘saññā’ or perception and to limit oneself to the bare awareness. To stop short just at the awareness. This ...
by Dinsdale
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does one observe Anatta ?
Replies: 108
Views: 1573

Re: How does one observe Anatta ?

I do not dispute that recognizing impermanence can lead to recognizing not self. I do think, though, that the buddha gave many teachings where impermanence was not mentioned as part of a practice he suggested....for instance the Bahaya sutta in which the totality of his teaching was: "Then, Bāhiya,...
by Dinsdale
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The benefits of silence
Replies: 21
Views: 791

Re: The benefits of silence

I don't think it works this way. You'll never stop your mind trying to stop your mouth. It is illogical. Have you ever been on a silent retreat? Or a solitary retreat? I've never felt the need to do this purposefully. I have spent days in silence, alone. And have you felt any benefit from periods o...
by Dinsdale
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Idappaccayatā
Replies: 21
Views: 5852

Re: Pali Term: Idappaccayatā

It's true that some translators (eg Ven Nanananda cited) translate the idaṃ in " imasmiṃ sati idaṃ hoti " to read as "this", leading to a very peculiar sentence "When there is this this is". It's totally unnecessary to be so scrupulous, according to Warder. Many of these Pali pronouns are "deictic"...
by Dinsdale
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does one observe Anatta ?
Replies: 108
Views: 1573

Re: How does one observe Anatta ?

Mr Man wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:33 am
Is the conception/sense of self something that arises within the knowing or is it the knowing?
Knowing seems to involve an inherent duality, the knower and the known, subject and object, observer and observed.
by Dinsdale
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does one observe Anatta ?
Replies: 108
Views: 1573

Re: How does one observe Anatta ?

James Tan wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:55 am
Not that you observe the three lakkhana .
I think anicca and dukkha are easily observed in practice. Just notice transience and dissatisfaction.
by Dinsdale
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Does Theravada have a practice similar to Tonglen in Mhayana?
Replies: 19
Views: 452

Re: Does Theravada have a practice similar to Tonglen in Mhayana?

SarathW wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:55 am
Does Theravada have a practice similar to Tonglen in Mahayana?
I don't think so, though obviously there are some similarities with metta bhavana.
by Dinsdale
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does one observe Anatta ?
Replies: 108
Views: 1573

Re: How does one observe Anatta ?

James Tan wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:32 am
You cannot observe not self .
Possibly you can observe "symptoms" of not-self, like limited control over the aggregates. I'm still not convinced it can be observed directly though.
by Dinsdale
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you like or dislike devotional practices?
Replies: 18
Views: 235

Re: Do you like or dislike devotional practices?

Wizard in the Forest wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:21 am
What's your experience with devotional practice, and do you like or dislike it?
I find it inspiring, but don't do much of it these days.
by Dinsdale
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does one observe Anatta ?
Replies: 108
Views: 1573

Re: How does one observe Anatta ?

Indeed. I still haven't seen any methods here which relate to observing anatta directly . And I still don't see how limited control over the aggregates negates self-view, that sense of me and mine. Do you have a method for observing "self" directly? I would be trying to observe myself with myself, ...
by Dinsdale
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does one observe Anatta ?
Replies: 108
Views: 1573

Re: How does one observe Anatta ?

I wondered if you can see the difference between observing Anatta and observing Aggregates? They are both different things . Indeed. I still haven't seen any methods here which relate to observing anatta directly . And I still don't see how limited control over the aggregates negates self-view, tha...
by Dinsdale
Thu May 31, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does one observe Anatta ?
Replies: 108
Views: 1573

Re: How does one observe Anatta ?

cappuccino wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 1:42 pm
have you never tried to observe emptiness?
try now
What method are you suggesting?
by Dinsdale
Thu May 31, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The benefits of silence
Replies: 21
Views: 791

Re: The benefits of silence

Saengnapha wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 4:51 am
I don't think it works this way. You'll never stop your mind trying to stop your mouth. It is illogical.
Have you ever been on a silent retreat? Or a solitary retreat?