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by DNS
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Cold showers
Replies: 12
Views: 769

Re: Cold showers

I guess any phenomena will be translated back to the cultural milieu from which it came, so for Porfiry it was an Orthodox version of self-improvement and for Wim its an "extreme sport." Soon vipassana will have competitions on TV with a 1st prize as a trip to the Bahamas and a new Lamborghini: Xtr...
by DNS
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Cold showers
Replies: 12
Views: 769

Re: Cold showers

Manopubbangama wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:28 pm
It can become a drug, i.e. taken too far, as in the case of Porfiry Ivanov.
Another famous one is Wim Hof. He teaches and does a sort of ice meditation with breathing exercises. He's known as the "ice man."
by DNS
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Aus
Replies: 7
Views: 806

Re: Hi from Aus

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Interest in Dhamma - growing or slowing ?
Replies: 20
Views: 792

Re: Interest in Dhamma - growing or slowing ?

In my country it's growing very very slowly, mostly due to immigration. Now it is 1.5% and in 30 years it should reach 2% if trends continue. So basically Insignificant ! On a personal level the interest is growing. But I see the young people around me, in my class, are less interested in any sort ...
by DNS
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Consider closing the Waharaka Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 2807

Re: Consider closing the Waharaka Thread

I just noticed your signature line: http://impuredhamma.ext.trekmentor.com/ That reminds me when several years back USC fans and alumni got together and bought the domain name: uscrejects.com and then had it redirect to the main UCLA website. So then some UCLA fans and alumni bought uclarejects.com ...
by DNS
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Consider closing the Waharaka Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 2807

Re: Consider closing the Waharaka Thread

Coëmgenu wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:20 pm
It is easy to fact-check their beliefs.
Sometimes, but not always. There are the acinteyya (imponderables). There is the nature of nibbana and parinibbana and many others which have different interpretations. What might look straight-forward to you or us, might not be in the views of many others.
by DNS
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Khuddaka Nikāya: which books are words the Buddha ???
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: Khuddaka Nikāya: which books are words the Buddha ???

Dhammapada Udana Itivuttaka Suttanipata Theragatha Therigatha According to the analysis of T W Rhys Davids and the scholar monks Ajahn Sujato and Ajahn Brahmali. Really? I only thought the Suttanipata and Thera/Therigathas were, and part of the Dhammapada. Could you post a link where the Ajahns say...
by DNS
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Khuddaka Nikāya: which books are words the Buddha ???
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: Khuddaka Nikāya: which books are words the Buddha ???

Dhammapada
Udana
Itivuttaka
Suttanipata
Theragatha
Therigatha

According to the analysis of T W Rhys Davids and the scholar monks Ajahn Sujato and Ajahn Brahmali.
by DNS
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Consider closing the Waharaka Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 2807

Re: Consider closing the Waharaka Thread

However what about the Taoist who evangelizes this forum with "Nibbana is a soul which takes up another body after death" and calls people who disagree annihilationists? I think that is beyond reasonable and if we literally wait for someone who says that the Buddha prophesized the coming of Christ ...
by DNS
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What would you do if there is no rebirth ?
Replies: 58
Views: 1648

Re: What would you do if there is no rebirth ?

The suttas are permeated throughout with discussion of rebirth and what leads to the end of rebirth. " He recalls to mind his various temporary states in days gone by; one birth, or two or three or four or five births, 10 or 20, 30 or 50, a 100 or a 1,000 or a 100,000 births, through many cycles of ...
by DNS
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If I am reborn it is not me. So why I care about the rebirth?
Replies: 126
Views: 5354

Re: If I am reborn it is not me. So why I care about the rebirth?

Buddha was an atheist The Thirty-one Planes of Existence Buddhism, like Jainism might be more appropriately called Transtheism . It is beyond the theism or atheism of discussing an all-powerful Creator-God. There are impermanent deva gods, but not the traditional Creator-God found in other religions.
by DNS
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Consider closing the Waharaka Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 2807

Re: Consider closing the Waharaka Thread

As I look at the Waharaka thread, I see numerous people challenging and refuting Waharaka's and Lal's views. And that is fine. Why censor their views? Allow it to stand in the marketplace of ideas and have it put for challenge, which is what happened. If we start censoring what is true Dhamma and wh...
by DNS
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can a sotāpanna committ suicide?
Replies: 103
Views: 2499

Re: Can a sotāpanna committ suicide?

How about Buddhism? all we have is the Buddha's advice in AN 4.192 . And that's still pretty good advice. As the saying goes, "don't meet your heroes" (because you'll be disappointed). I knew a person who followed a new age guru for about 25 years, writing back and forth, continual contact, then on...
by DNS
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can a sotāpanna committ suicide?
Replies: 103
Views: 2499

Re: Can a sotāpanna committ suicide?

The modern trend of making noble states virtually an impossible state to attain, is mistaken, imo. I feel that the modern trend is actually quite the opposite: nowadays jhānas, magga-phalas or at least some vipassana ñāņas are attained during a weekend retreat. I would say it is safer to be overly ...