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by PeterB
Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: ...Romans invented Jesus as form of psychological warfare
Replies: 14
Views: 1226

Re: ...Romans invented Jesus as form of psychological warfar

Isn't this kind of speculation called ' papanca ' ? :quote:
by PeterB
Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:12 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Problems with "9 Essays: Buddhism & The 12 Steps"
Replies: 148
Views: 14832

Re: Problems with "9 Essays: Buddhism & The 12 Steps"

Hi PeterB, ...The interventions will be as effective as the relationship is viable. This is the difference between any critique and actual daily experience. This appears to me to be another false dichotomy and another case of All-Or-Nothing Thinking and overgeneralizing (cf. David D. Burns' cogniti...
by PeterB
Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:14 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Problems with "9 Essays: Buddhism & The 12 Steps"
Replies: 148
Views: 14832

Re: Problems with "9 Essays: Buddhism & The 12 Steps"

Hi PeterB Its not about systems, perfect or imperfect. Its not about stats or arms -length studies or the opining of the learned. Its all about warm, imperfect, inconsistent human beings giving support to other imperfect and inconsistent human beings in need. With all the messiness and variability ...
by PeterB
Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:13 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Problems with "9 Essays: Buddhism & The 12 Steps"
Replies: 148
Views: 14832

Re: Problems with "9 Essays: Buddhism & The 12 Steps"

Hi PeterB Its not about systems, perfect or imperfect. Its not about stats or arms -length studies or the opining of the learned. Its all about warm, imperfect, inconsistent human beings giving support to other imperfect and inconsistent human beings in need. With all the messiness and variability ...
by PeterB
Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Problems with "9 Essays: Buddhism & The 12 Steps"
Replies: 148
Views: 14832

Re: Problems with "9 Essays: Buddhism & The 12 Steps"

Its not about systems, perfect or imperfect. Its not about stats or arms -length studies or the opining of the learned. Its all about warm, imperfect, inconsistent human beings giving support to other imperfect and inconsistent human beings in need. With all the messiness and variability and subject...
by PeterB
Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Problems with "9 Essays: Buddhism & The 12 Steps"
Replies: 148
Views: 14832

Re: Problems with "9 Essays: Buddhism & The 12 Steps"

Its a bit like reading a critique of lifebelts with a critical appraisal of materials and a neat cost anaylsis, in the middle of a storm while ships are foundering.
by PeterB
Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism and smoking, what's your thoughts?
Replies: 223
Views: 14616

Re: Tobacco: first cutting back, then abandoning completely

As in many things we are all different in what works for us in this area. Like many of my generation I smoked. Finally gave it up about 25 years ago. I tried a number of times cutting down.It always crept up again. In the end cold turkey was the only way that worked..for me. After a few months I did...
by PeterB
Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Can tinnitus be used as a meditation object?
Replies: 20
Views: 4658

Re: Can tinnitus be used as a meditation object?

Surely everyone has heard The Sound Of Silence ?
It goes..' Hello darkness my old friend '........
:anjali:
by PeterB
Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Can tinnitus be used as a meditation object?
Replies: 20
Views: 4658

Re: Can tinnitus be used as a meditation object?

I had a reaction to a ( life saving ) antibiotic which left me with tinnitus in one ear. Its like a high pitched whistle. Most of the time now I am unaware of it..but sometimes in meditation it becomes intrusive. At that point I shift my attention , lightly, to the sound. Neither wanting to remove i...
by PeterB
Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: In memorium...Individual...
Replies: 10
Views: 629

Re: In memorium...Individual...

He is in my thoughts and prayers. He often is.

:heart:
by PeterB
Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:52 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Coffee may lower suicide risk by 50 percent
Replies: 61
Views: 7307

Re: Coffee may lower suicide risk by 50 percent

Thank you Lyndon for the courage to talk about your condition so candidly. And I do not believe the medicine I take in any way hinders my spiritual Journey, short of going on a vegan diet and losing 50lbs, its rather unlikely the amount of medicine I take is going to go down, but that's not any pro...
by PeterB
Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:38 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Treating samvega with Western psychotherapy?
Replies: 36
Views: 2409

Re: Treating samvega with Western psychotherapy?

That kind of attitude suggests that in all the time that the Buddhist tradition has existed, it has not produced viable Buddhist means to deal with whatever problems a person may face in life. And when Buddhists are sending people to seek help outside of Buddhism, they themselves are implying that ...
by PeterB
Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: don't look
Replies: 5
Views: 742

Re: don't look

Is it a metaphor for the current Test series ? ;)
by PeterB
Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Should Wives Be Obedient?
Replies: 91
Views: 8344

Re: Should Wives Be Obedient?

That is response of the fundamentalist, literalist Christian to not taking the Bible as being true in every word that is written in the Bible. Any Christians who don't take all words of the Bible as true are contradicting their own religion. They believe an omniscient supreme deity inspired their w...
by PeterB
Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:02 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Treating samvega with Western psychotherapy?
Replies: 36
Views: 2409

Re: Treating samvega with Western psychotherapy?

That's the one... :goodpost: meditation ( in any tradition ) is not psychotherapy... And importantly, psychotherapy is not meditation either... Just as meditation is not dentistry Nor is it dermatology Nor is it physiotherapy. They have different aims and different reasons for being. The aim of psyc...