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by Dinsdale
Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 670829

Re: Word Association Game

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by Dinsdale
Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 670829

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by Dinsdale
Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Breathe! You Are Alive - good interpretation?
Replies: 35
Views: 5063

Re: Breathe! You Are Alive - good interpretation?

I'd be interested to hear how you get on, and if there is any meditation instruction. I was involved in an Interbeing Sangha for a number of years. I sit with interbeings once in a while here as the only group sit on that night. Bell rings and we sit 20mins, walk 10mins, sit 20 mins, and then about...
by Dinsdale
Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: If you couldn't be a Buddhist, what would you be?
Replies: 43
Views: 5797

Re: If you couldn't be a Buddhist, what would you be?

Benjamin wrote:Like the title says, if you weren't a Buddhist, which tradition or religion/philosophy would you follow? (for example Daoism, Atheism, etc.)
I'd be a pagan as I like nature, stone circles and dressing up... :tongue:
by Dinsdale
Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How can physical pain not be dukkha?
Replies: 20
Views: 3179

Re: How can physical pain not be dukkha?

Physical pain is actually just another phenomena, your perception of it and resistance to it is what makes it dukkha. Arahants are free from dukkha, but not necessarily the bare phenomena of what is called "physical pain". But physical pain ( the first arrow ) is still an unpleasant experience isn'...
by Dinsdale
Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How can physical pain not be dukkha?
Replies: 20
Views: 3179

Re: How can physical pain not be dukkha?

The Arahant cannot be free from the aggregate of feeling unless he or she is absorbed in the cessation of perception and feeling (nibbāna). If an Arahant is hit with a stick, or afflicted by a disease, he or she will definitely feel painful feelings. However, since an Arahant is always mindful of i...
by Dinsdale
Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 670829

Re: Word Association Game

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by Dinsdale
Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Breathe! You Are Alive - good interpretation?
Replies: 35
Views: 5063

Re: Breathe! You Are Alive - good interpretation?

Mojo wrote:I should like to note that I'm going start sitting with a Thich Nhat Hanh group on this week.
I'd be interested to hear how you get on, and if there is any meditation instruction. I was involved in an Interbeing Sangha for a number of years.
by Dinsdale
Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:08 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 670829

Re: Word Association Game

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by Dinsdale
Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How can physical pain not be dukkha?
Replies: 20
Views: 3179

Re: How can physical pain not be dukkha?

I started to feel alot of loving kindness, this feeling moved to my shoulder actually changing the unpleasant feeling of the dislocated shoulder into a pleasant feeling. when i stopped meditating the pain would come back. so this is how powerful love can be. That's really impressive - I obviously h...
by Dinsdale
Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How can physical pain not be dukkha?
Replies: 20
Views: 3179

Re: How can physical pain not be dukkha?

It's dukkha just as the 5 khandhas are dukkha. The 5 khandhas for an Arahant don't cease, at least not immediately, but the clinging-aggregates are gone so there is no dukkha for the Arahant. It's the same with physical pain. Could you elaborate on how the clinging aggregates relate to physical pai...
by Dinsdale
Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How can physical pain not be dukkha?
Replies: 20
Views: 3179

Re: How can physical pain not be dukkha?

One thing I find lessens pain is looking at the positive side of the pain. What opportunity has the pain actually given you? More opportunity to rest, or need to learn how to do something new? The problem with chronic pain is that it kind of wears you down, and it's difficult not to feel aversion -...
by Dinsdale
Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How can physical pain not be dukkha?
Replies: 20
Views: 3179

Re: How can physical pain not be dukkha?

robertk wrote:It is dukkha.
Even for an Arahant?
by Dinsdale
Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How can physical pain not be dukkha?
Replies: 20
Views: 3179

How can physical pain not be dukkha?

I've recently been through a period of chronic pain, and was reflecting on the experience, particularly in relation to the Arrow Sutta. http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn36/sn36.006.than.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I did have some awareness that there was less suff...
by Dinsdale
Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 670829

Re: Word Association Game

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