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by convivium
Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Location of the Mind?
Replies: 77
Views: 4153

Re: Location of the Mind?

Mind and matter are dependent on each other. Asking for the location of mind is tantamount to asking "Where is everything?" There is no where you can point away from it and imo the question makes no sense. "Very well then, Kotthita my friend, I will give you an analogy; for there are cases where it...
by convivium
Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: masturbation what's wrong?
Replies: 550
Views: 109941

Re: masturbation what's wrong?

i don't think right or wrong are particularly relevant to this question; i think this must be a western imputation. rather, i think observing effects of dukkha and tracing them to causes of tanha is more relevant. you know that pain is real by feeling a lot of it; you know that fire burns by putting...
by convivium
Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Goenka on elimination of sankharas
Replies: 67
Views: 4653

Re: Goenka on elimination of sankharas

according to thanissaro (the suttas) only through stream entry can you 'eliminate' sankaras; otherwise, you can only develop 'equanimity' to them. that's what he told me when i asked about this.
by convivium
Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Location of the Mind?
Replies: 77
Views: 4153

Re: Location of the Mind?

So consciousness is localized in the brain according to the suttas? I remember reading Ajahn Amaro/Passano talking about the non-localization of CS in the island. It would have interesting ramifications w/ regard to rebirth if CS was localized in the brain whether causally, supervening, etc.
by convivium
Tue Dec 24, 2013 7:01 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Hopping and Blinking in a Small World
Replies: 0
Views: 538

Hopping and Blinking in a Small World

When Zarathustra had spoken these words he looked again at the people and fell silent. “There they stand,” he said to his heart, “they laugh, they do not understand me, I am not the mouth for these ears. Must one first smash their ears so that they learn to hear with their eyes? Must one rattle lik...
by convivium
Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:39 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: My happy place
Replies: 41
Views: 2803

Re: My happy place

You are the only one in a happy place right now.
lol
by convivium
Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:16 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Zen, Dogen and being put off...
Replies: 45
Views: 4402

Re: Zen, Dogen and being put off...

dogen is the probably most important buddhist philosopher for westerners to get into. undercuts our whole way of seeking after experiences and sensations, along with the whole instrumental and technological outlook, and ressentiment. opens up the needed realm of communal spirit and focal practices. ...
by convivium
Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:33 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What does authenticity mean?
Replies: 35
Views: 3591

Re: What does authenticity mean?

...The time remains destitute not only because God is dead, but because mortals are hardly aware and capable even of their own mortality. Mortals have not yet come into ownership of their own nature. Death withdraws into the enigmatic. The mystery of pain remains veiled. Love has not been learned. ...
by convivium
Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What does authenticity mean?
Replies: 35
Views: 3591

Re: What does authenticity mean?

you can't have authenticity without inauthenticity. you can't be a human without inauthenticity. the idea is to allow rare authentic moments; rare authentic things and practices to shine through. the danger is to become entirely shut off in the inauthentic from the authentic; the idea is to keep the...
by convivium
Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:47 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Good reasons to reject Mahayana and follow Theravada
Replies: 40
Views: 4042

Re: Good reasons to reject Mahayana and follow Theravada

one can't 'follow theravada' in the deeper sense and 'reject mahayana'
by convivium
Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:00 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Goenka died today
Replies: 55
Views: 11031

Goenka died today

We just received the news that our dear Dhamma father, Goenkaji, passed away peacefully at the ripe age of 90 at his residence in Mumbai on Sunday, 29th September, 2013 at 10:40pm, Indian Time. May he be happy, peaceful & liberated. https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/1383093_5420601025...
by convivium
Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theravada meets Zen-The teachings of Ajahn Chah and Huang Po
Replies: 10
Views: 2325

Re: Theravada meets Zen-The teachings of Ajahn Chah and Huan

next you should do buddhadasa and huineng!
by convivium
Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: How To Integrate Buddhism Into Daily Life
Replies: 6
Views: 2116

Re: How To Integrate Buddhism Into Daily Life

you don't have to be an anything in buddhism.
buddhism will give you stratagies, suggested guidelines, and perspectives.
explore and try them for yourself. see what works and what doesn't.
in daily life, mindfulness is important. lift weights mindfully.
by convivium
Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Downloading books you have had physical copies of
Replies: 41
Views: 3392

Re: Downloading books you have had physical copies of

when's the last time pariyati or wisdom, etc. have sued someone for filesharing? if anything, they'll just ask to take it down..
by convivium
Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Downloading books you have had physical copies of
Replies: 41
Views: 3392

Re: Downloading books you have had physical copies of

if you're not in an internet cave, then you won't get caught pirating.