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by Bundokji
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Lockdown Stress
Replies: 89
Views: 4193

Re: Lockdown Stress

After more than a month in loackdown, and as i used to go to my mother's house everyday to eat after work, i somehow got fed up with frozens and canned food so i began to cook. I also used to rely on my mother to bring a house keeper to my apartment to clean it while i am at work. The apartment is b...
by Bundokji
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why the self?
Replies: 137
Views: 3402

Re: Why the self?

I used to be a hedonist then I found Buddhism which makes me happier. It could be due to Buddhism, or it could be due to a natural cycle of human biology. For example, the body of a young human is stronger, and if the subject of hedonism is sex, the intensity and the length of the sexual intercours...
by Bundokji
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why the self?
Replies: 137
Views: 3402

Re: Why the self?

I guess it's about faith and possibly someone's Paramis from past lives some are lotuses underwater in the mud some are lotuses about to blossom. I know some people who don't even get a helpers high after doing something good or see the value in it. Their seems to be a correlation between faith or ...
by Bundokji
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why the self?
Replies: 137
Views: 3402

Re: Why the self?

Not self solves problems I wouldn't theorize about not self because it is an intuitive not intellectual understanding If the not-self is justified through presenting the self as a construct, then it cannot be an intuitive understanding. And why this intuitive understanding is sought after in the fi...
by Bundokji
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why the self?
Replies: 137
Views: 3402

Re: Why the self?

The ephemeral nature of feelings tells us not to take things so seriously, they incline the mind to dispassion and renunciation and non suffering of peace if one sees more and more the constant flux of all things one finds nibbanic bliss. Why nibbanic bliss to be sought after if the ephemeral natur...
by Bundokji
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why the self?
Replies: 137
Views: 3402

Re: Why the self?

Because when you see the three universal characteristics Annica Dukkha and Anatta its Anatta that stops every suffering in my experience. If no one took anything personally and simply saw it as it was, as an unpleasant feeling as not being theirs that intuitive insight is the equivalent of having t...
by Bundokji
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why the self?
Replies: 137
Views: 3402

Re: Why the self?

Though all religions have a variation on this theme. Practice our way, or you'll miss out on something meaningful. But again, I'm not sure what you really want to discuss here. The fear of missing out seems to be a common feature in religions. You asked the question of what is it i am discussing, a...
by Bundokji
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why the self?
Replies: 137
Views: 3402

Re: Why the self?

Though Nibbana is mostly described as an absence (of taints) rather than as a presence. And this is closely related to a "realisation" of the absence of self. Apparently. In the meantime I have grown to trust my intuition. You can equally say that the presence of taints is the absence of Nibbana an...
by Bundokji
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why the self?
Replies: 137
Views: 3402

Re: Why the self?

It's a cliche, but generally I think people find what they are looking for, or what they've been told to look for. So it's very subjective. If you tell people they haven't got a self, and instruct them how to "discover" the absence, then eventually they will agree with you. The same applies if you ...
by Bundokji
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why the self?
Replies: 137
Views: 3402

Re: Why the self?

I don't get the title of the thread. It's like asking "Why Atman/Brahman in the Hindu schools?" or "Why the Tao in Taoism?", or "Why God in the Abrahamic traditions?". Which raises the question: is it true simply by definition? simply because its been uttered by those teachers? If not, then there m...
by Bundokji
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why the self?
Replies: 137
Views: 3402

Re: Why the self?

I don't get the title of the thread. It's like asking "Why Atman/Brahman in the Hindu schools?" or "Why the Tao in Taoism?", or "Why God in the Abrahamic traditions?". Which raises the question: is it true simply by definition? simply because its been uttered by those teachers? If not, then there m...
by Bundokji
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kamma of disseminating wrong dhamma
Replies: 25
Views: 782

Re: Kamma of disseminating wrong dhamma

Not necessarily, for what they offer might be different but not mutually contradictory. For example, an exposition of the first precept using the Abhidhamma method will look rather different to one using the Sutta method. Thanks Bhante, Indeed, different methods does not them mutually contradictory...
by Bundokji
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kamma of disseminating wrong dhamma
Replies: 25
Views: 782

Re: Kamma of disseminating wrong dhamma

If two bhikkhus offer different interpretations in relation to the first precept, would that necessarily make one of them disseminating a wrong dhamma?
by Bundokji
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why the self?
Replies: 137
Views: 3402

Re: Why the self?

Religion or not, Buddhism is a praxis. "Transcendental"? I said explicitly that I don't take it as transcendental. Who does? Unless by transcendental you mean awakening, but the Buddhist awakening is not going anywhere else, nor acquiring something else - it's a relinquishing (of delusion). The way...
by Bundokji
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why the self?
Replies: 137
Views: 3402

Re: Why the self?

I don't see this as the aim of Dhamma practice. It's the ending of ignorance and delusion, rather than replacing one set of beliefs with another. Why the above statement is not a belief? which can be known only in reference to the teachings, which becomes "by definition" which makes it a dogma. Thi...