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by LonesomeYogurt
Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:23 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: can people who are pali experts converse in it?
Replies: 24
Views: 2729

Re: can people who are pali experts converse in it?

I've met a monk who was capable of speaking "on the fly" in Pali, and I imagine he could converse well with another at his level.
by LonesomeYogurt
Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:13 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Benefits & Drawbacks of Pali
Replies: 181
Views: 20626

Re: The Problem With Pali

danieLion wrote:Pali itself is a translation of the Buddhavacana; and as Wittgenstein taught us, "The meaning of a word is its use in the language" (the language being the one the current speakers are using).
More accurately, as Wittgenstein theorized.
by LonesomeYogurt
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: This quote on consciousness
Replies: 24
Views: 3579

Re: This quote on consciousness

Those interested in the Hard Problem of Consciousness and other issues this quote and discussion raise may be interested in Thomas Nagel's new book, Mind and Cosmos. I am reading it currently and it is very interesting.
by LonesomeYogurt
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: the 4 satipatthanas in anapanasati
Replies: 4
Views: 1527

Re: the 4 satipatthanas in anapanasati

As Samma stated, the triads correspond very clearly to the four satipatthanas. Going through the 16 steps is itself the perfect culmination of satipatthana, but it should be pointed out that other meditations, like four elements meditation, corpse meditation, metta meditation, etc. are also very hel...
by LonesomeYogurt
Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Magick and Buddhism
Replies: 94
Views: 13953

Re: Magick and Buddhism

Said the Parrot on manas shoulder. Daniel, you stopped making meaningful arguments or constructive contributions to this thread (and honestly, to a lot of Dhammawheel in general) a while ago, and have descended into a lot of petty sniping. Perhaps one would make a far better argument for the effica...
by LonesomeYogurt
Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is intentionally causing pain always akusala?
Replies: 7
Views: 1523

Re: Is intentionally causing pain always akusala?

I feel like it is hardly unwholesome if the other person is down with it. Just don't use those chokeholds on strangers and you'll be fine :)
by LonesomeYogurt
Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: No inherent sensual pleasure
Replies: 56
Views: 6507

Re: No inherent sensual pleasure

I think it should be clarified that there is a great difference between pleasure and delight. Arahants experiences pleasure but they do not delight in it. What Alex is saying is very true when it comes to delight but not necessarily with pleasure.
by LonesomeYogurt
Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Magick and Buddhism
Replies: 94
Views: 13953

Re: Magick and Buddhism

Manas is right - Crowley's, or any magick practitioner's, attainment of Jhana is still wrong concentration if it is not aimed at dispassion and release.
by LonesomeYogurt
Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: i need advice from monastic teacher
Replies: 2
Views: 1277

Re: i need advice from monastic teacher

Thanissaro Bhikkhu's telephone is 619-813-8461. He might be able to help. Are you in the United States?
by LonesomeYogurt
Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Magick and Buddhism
Replies: 94
Views: 13953

Re: Here's an interesting one for you...

Exclusively? You're never going to read anything else? Yes, that's obviously what I mean. :roll: Daniel, it is obvious that you are not interested in having a meaningful discussion about these things. Your obsessive cries of "document" and "relevance?" are not done out of a good faith desire to hav...
by LonesomeYogurt
Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:57 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: global warming
Replies: 396
Views: 31496

Re: global warming

Having not read this whole thread, could someone please point me in the direction of a post which refutes this kind of argument? To me it seems to have a decent logic to it. metta Jack Alex will not acknowledge that the problem is not absolute temperature but instead temperature increase relative t...
by LonesomeYogurt
Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:18 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: global warming
Replies: 396
Views: 31496

Re: global warming

How about a new angle here, Alex: http://media.treehugger.com/assets/images/2012/11/pie-chart-climate.png.492x0_q85_crop-smart.jpg Why do you think this is? What possible explanation do you have for this consensus? How can you explain literally 99% of peer-reviewed climatologists being just incredib...
by LonesomeYogurt
Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:05 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Magick and Buddhism
Replies: 94
Views: 13953

Re: Here's an interesting one for you...

Many Buddhist teachers have struggled with drugs. Crowley's heroine and cocaine addictions started as a medical treatment for his asthma. They were widely prescribed for such at the time. He was not proud of his addiction and worked hard to get clean, which he did. He spent most of his life not add...
by LonesomeYogurt
Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Magick and Buddhism
Replies: 94
Views: 13953

Re: Here's an interesting one for you...

What specific objections do you have to using Crowley as a reliable guide to Buddhism? Or, are you assuming beforehand , based on hearsay, that he couldn't possibly be reliable? Crowley was a drug user and advocate of intoxication. He was a champion of sex magick and tantra, as well as a proponent ...