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by Bundokji
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Neutering animals.
Replies: 15
Views: 429

Re: Neutering animals.

Does neutering animals remove the sexual desire? or merely remove the ability to copulate?
by Bundokji
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dear to your Self
Replies: 31
Views: 572

Re: Dear to your Self

Conventionally, the centrality of the self as a driver of human action is ignored/disguised through associating it with selfishness. The teachings encourage the practitioner to consciously acknowledge this centrality of the self as a necessary first step to deconstructing it. The fact that the self ...
by Bundokji
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: VLOG#29: The Ultimate Comeback Kid
Replies: 19
Views: 547

Re: VLOG#29: The Ultimate Comeback Kid

With respect, I believe with upmost sincerity, that as a starting point: the mental state of the Venerable is of upmost importance in regard to the potential dangers of hard-core insight meditation. Hi Talisman25, I don't disagree, but don't you think that the above can be based on unwarranted conc...
by Bundokji
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: VLOG#29: The Ultimate Comeback Kid
Replies: 19
Views: 547

Re: VLOG#29: The Ultimate Comeback Kid

I don't think there is a rule of thump on when to deliberately bring certain thoughts in order to combat them. On the one hand, there can be suppressed memories or thoughts that can continue to haunt and daunt us moving forward, and on the other hand, one can ask: to what extent the act of bringing ...
by Bundokji
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A perspective on understanding the Buddha's words
Replies: 63
Views: 1733

Re: A perspective on understanding the Buddha's words

I think it is more like driving. No matter how many books someone who has never drive before has read, he will not understand the true experience of driving, the initial fear, the coordination, the dimension of the car, etc. From reading the books someone can make an imagination of what driving fee...
by Bundokji
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A perspective on understanding the Buddha's words
Replies: 63
Views: 1733

Re: A perspective on understanding the Buddha's words

It can also be relevant to contemplate the interrelationship between knowledge and desire, and how the teachings utilized tautologies to present this interrelationship: In the context of the four noble truths, the path begins with right view which necessitates the understanding of the law of Kamma (...
by Bundokji
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A perspective on understanding the Buddha's words
Replies: 63
Views: 1733

Re: A perspective on understanding the Buddha's words

Or in other words, the understanding of language might not fully describe the meaning of the teachings of the Buddha. What is written in the texts should only be taken as instructions to practice. From practice, true understanding will grow. Learning -> practice -> understanding. Don't expect to un...
by Bundokji
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: To be or not to be
Replies: 8
Views: 412

Re: To be or not to be

SDC wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:24 am
I'm super tired and just yanked a deer tick from my chest, so I apologize if this is a bit hectic. :?
No worries SDC and thanks for taking the time to answer my question :anjali:

P.S: I hope you and the deer tick are doing fine :tongue:
by Bundokji
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam
Replies: 159
Views: 3108

Re: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam

The following essay by Ven Sujato might be relevant to the topic in hand

https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/on ... gies/11836
by Bundokji
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: To be or not to be
Replies: 8
Views: 412

Re: To be or not to be

The way I see it, the Being that is craved for is on the level of the capability to possess choice - of having the responsibility of being that Being, of being the "you" that is found there in the world. Craving for the ownership of that capability "to be" is what provides the notion of choice, the...
by Bundokji
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is the Jain stance on nonviolence more compelling then the Buddhist viewpoint?
Replies: 25
Views: 1200

Re: Is the Jain stance on nonviolence more compelling then the Buddhist viewpoint?

The only way to erode social conservatism will be with the complete breakup of the heterosexual family unit. As the late Tony Duvert said 'rage against the fascism of mothers'. As if humans are in need for more degeneracy! This what happens when non-violence serves as a justification for existence.
by Bundokji
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The cause of suffering
Replies: 12
Views: 363

Re: The cause of suffering

Thank you. The question is what's the source of that attachment? Aversion or desire? Or is all aversion grounded on desire? In the teachings on dependent origination, the root cause is described as "ignorance". The conditions necessary for attachments are: 1- To have feelings of pleasure and pain 2...
by Bundokji
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is self view?
Replies: 9
Views: 454

Re: What is self view?

kalyana.mitta wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:36 pm
Also, what can you practice to get rid of self-view?
In the context of the 4NT, the aim of the practice is to end suffering, not to get rid of self view. Therefore, the relevance of self view (and its intended meaning) is the role it plays in creating suffering.

All in my opinion.
by Bundokji
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Difference of vinaya and secular law
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Difference of vinaya and secular law

They are similar in the sense that they are binding to those who are within their respective domains. They are different in content though.
by Bundokji
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Refuge is taken in the not-good Dhamma
Replies: 45
Views: 1706

Re: Refuge is taken in the not-good Dhamma

Is the notion "the good Dhamma will last 500 years only" belongs to the good dhamma? If it does, then the notion "the good dhamma will last 500 years only" would be wrong. If it does not, then the notion "the good dhamma will last 500 years only" would also be wrong. :popcorn: Can anyone see the abs...