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by Dinsdale
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is Dukkha Satya?
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: What is Dukkha Satya?

SarathW wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:28 pm
What he said was Dukkha and Dukkha Satya are two different things.
Doesn't "satya" mean "truth"? So "dukkha satya" just means the truth of suffering?
by Dinsdale
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is Dukkha Satya?
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: What is Dukkha Satya?

Thankfully this morning I understood what it means by Anicca. Many of us understand Anicca as the impermanence of the objects. (house, car, table etc) What Buddha taught was the impermanence of the six senses. Once you understand that the eye (not the physical eye) is impermanence you fully underst...
by Dinsdale
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Vegetarians and depression
Replies: 28
Views: 651

Re: Vegetarians and depression

seeker242 wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:00 am
however reverse causation cannot be ruled out.
Probably the most important statement of the whole article. :)
It's notoriously difficult to show direct causation in studies like this, since there all sorts of uncontrolled variables.
by Dinsdale
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Nibbana cool down all temperaments & dissolve greed & enmity?
Replies: 40
Views: 702

Re: Does Nibbana cool down all temperaments & dissolve greed & enmity?

SarathW wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:24 pm
He emphasizes that the path to a mountain does not cause the mountain
Good analogy John.
Doesn't this analogy give an idea that the Nibbana is some object?
Perhaps Nibbana is analogous to the view from the top of the mountain?
by Dinsdale
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Why do we have resentment towards the people are very close to us?
Replies: 18
Views: 296

Re: Why do we have resentment towards the people are very close to us?

Mr Man wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:43 am
If things are too overwhelming I think sometimes the best thing to do is take a step back.
:thumbsup:
by Dinsdale
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member!!
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: New member!!

:hello:
by Dinsdale
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Nibbana cool down all temperaments & dissolve greed & enmity?
Replies: 40
Views: 702

Re: Does Nibbana cool down all temperaments & dissolve greed & enmity?

I would suggest that it is the full and complete dissolution of greed & enmity, and the cooling of the temperament which is nibbana. Nibbana is causeless, and its presence is characterised by the absence of such causes. Being causeless, it is also not a cause, so the opinion you read on the Interne...
by Dinsdale
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Newbie

:hello:
by Dinsdale
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is Nibbana in your own words and understanding?
Replies: 14
Views: 254

Re: What is Nibbana in your own words and understanding?

SarathW wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:35 pm
Stillness rather than movement.]
Do you mean a sold rock?
;)
I am too mean to buy rocks. :tongue:
by Dinsdale
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The sequence of the four noble truths
Replies: 15
Views: 270

Re: The sequence of the four noble truths

Similar to JohnK's explanation, I have heard or read that the 4NT are formulated according to the ancient Indian method of describing a disease and its cure. I think that's correct. The sequence could also be viewed as a more general approach to problem-solving: 1. What is the problem? 2. What caus...
by Dinsdale
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Vegetarians and depression
Replies: 28
Views: 651

Re: Vegetarians and depression

What a depressing thread. :tongue:
by Dinsdale
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: insight requires access concentration?
Replies: 21
Views: 816

Re: insight requires access concentration?

While momentary concentration may contain an equivalent amount of stillness and focus of mind, does it necessarily contain the jhana factors the way access concentration does? I have an idea that "access concentration" is called that because it is the level of concentration required to access the j...
by Dinsdale
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is Nirodha?
Replies: 82
Views: 1812

Re: What is Nirodha?

But not cessation of delusion? Not cessation of the fetter of ignorance? Not the cessation of the asava of ignorance? Regardless, you did not answer the question put to you. I have answered your questions many times, the problem is that you don't like the answers because they don't fit your idiosyn...
by Dinsdale
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there a rabbit in the Moon?
Replies: 10
Views: 250

Re: Is there a rabbit in the Moon?

SarathW wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:25 pm
In other words, are things exist?
It would be the height of arrogance and egocentricity to assume that the universe and all it's contents depends on you or me for it's existence. :stirthepot:
by Dinsdale
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Why do we have resentment towards the people are very close to us?
Replies: 18
Views: 296

Re: Why do we have resentment towards the people are very close to us?

SarathW wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:09 am
Why do we have resentment towards the people are very close to us?
Sometimes they expect too much, and sometimes so do we. ;)