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by danieLion
Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Problems with "9 Essays: Buddhism & The 12 Steps"
Replies: 148
Views: 11157

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

Hi mirco, @ m0rl0ck: here :rofl: "Three Minute Therapy". Maybe it takes three minutes to get the wallet out of the pocket to cure the author's chronically being broke. You're right that therapists aren't the richest people around, but I don't see how monetary status and financial achievment are rele...
by danieLion
Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Problems with "9 Essays: Buddhism & The 12 Steps"
Replies: 148
Views: 11157

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

Hi m0rl0ck ...if you can control your consumption of a substance, you are, by definition, not addicted to it. Addiction is about denial and continued use despite consequences up to and including death.... Another thought occured to me. There are character defects displayed by most addicts and any re...
by danieLion
Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Problems with "9 Essays: Buddhism & The 12 Steps"
Replies: 148
Views: 11157

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

Hi all,
Compulsive Drinking: Don't Swallow the AA Brew by Michael R. Edelstein, Ph.D.
Kindly,
dL
by danieLion
Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Problems with "9 Essays: Buddhism & The 12 Steps"
Replies: 148
Views: 11157

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

Hi Viscid, But can't it be said that someone who is submitting themselves to a 'higher power' is, in actuality, expressing self-control-- albeit using a new, radical psychological strategy to do so? They are necessarily convincing themselves that the agency responsible for their addiction (their 'se...
by danieLion
Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Problems with "9 Essays: Buddhism & The 12 Steps"
Replies: 148
Views: 11157

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

Hi m0rl0ck, Most alcoholics before getting into recovery make multiple attempts to control or stop drinking and cant. I agree that those who have or have had addictions often display patterns of attempt and failure, but are you aware of any research that supports your use of "most" here? I know of l...
by danieLion
Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Problems with "9 Essays: Buddhism & The 12 Steps"
Replies: 148
Views: 11157

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

Blog back up: http://inthelion.blogspot.com/2013/09/t ... sm-12.html

I was being conflict avoidant; plus, I can always revise it later.
Kindly,
dL
by danieLion
Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:31 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Problems with "9 Essays: Buddhism & The 12 Steps"
Replies: 148
Views: 11157

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

Hi all,
Please note that this link to my blog is currently not working as I've reverted the document to draft form for purposes of revision after reflecting on the comments made in this topic.
http://inthelion.blogspot.com/2013/09/t ... sm-12.html
Kindly,
dL
by danieLion
Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Problems with "9 Essays: Buddhism & The 12 Steps"
Replies: 148
Views: 11157

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

I agree with chownah.
by danieLion
Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:02 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Problems with "9 Essays: Buddhism & The 12 Steps"
Replies: 148
Views: 11157

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

Hi m0rl0ck, that sobriety is much more about self-reliance and self-control than the 12 Step model and its adherents are willing to admit. Having been sober more than 20 years this is one of the funnier things i have read today :) Thanks for the laugh. :clap: You're welcome. Experience with sobriety...
by danieLion
Thu Sep 05, 2013 2:59 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Problems with "9 Essays: Buddhism & The 12 Steps"
Replies: 148
Views: 11157

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

Hi mirco, Naturally, it is good to hear of others' experiences, and when AA is helpful, mutual support is a major reason. But if you are seeking professional treatment, you deserve a lot more -- someone trained to help you learn what you need to learn about yourself . From: The Heart of Addiction by...
by danieLion
Thu Sep 05, 2013 2:49 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Problems with "9 Essays: Buddhism & The 12 Steps"
Replies: 148
Views: 11157

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

Hi mirco, Recovery does not require sponsorship or exclude help from others who have no personal experience with addiction and recovery. We all have dukkha in common. So, that means, you get along equally with anyone around you? Thanks for sharing. It might mean that, but it's not exaclty clear to m...
by danieLion
Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:29 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: judgment-free awareness
Replies: 95
Views: 9741

Re: judgment-free awareness

Hi Sylvester, Do you see how the sequence is reversed in the Pali to read "For the sake of ABC, he verb, verb, verb, verb." Yes, I do see, thanks to your exposition. While the standard translations into idiomatic English is perfect, the loss of the Pali structure in translation hides the emphasis. T...
by danieLion
Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Problems with "9 Essays: Buddhism & The 12 Steps"
Replies: 148
Views: 11157

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

Hi Viscid, I'm not sure how important being technically accurate about Buddhist philosophy actually is when appealing to it in an attempt to recover from an addiction: your philosophy should be that which best supports your recovery. Alcoholics, I imagine, are desperate to find some philosophical st...
by danieLion
Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Problems with "9 Essays: Buddhism & The 12 Steps"
Replies: 148
Views: 11157

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

Hi m0rl0ck, Looking at the blog post my opinion of it is that if you are an alcoholic you really need to talk to your sponsor and if you arent, you are suffering from some basic misunderstandings about alcoholism. Misunderstandings that may only be cleared up with first hand experience.... I really ...
by danieLion
Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Problems with "9 Essays: Buddhism & The 12 Steps"
Replies: 148
Views: 11157

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

Hi m0rl0ck,
m0rl0ck wrote:The proud wont make it and maybe need to take a few more runs around the block :)
Did you overlook my critque of the rock bottom hypothesis?
Kindly,
dL
by danieLion
Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Problems with "9 Essays: Buddhism & The 12 Steps"
Replies: 148
Views: 11157

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

Hi Bodom, I'm sorry AA hasn't worked for you. It has for me personally and countless others. Use whatever program keeps you sober. I wish you well in your recovery and may we all stay clean and sober with whatever program we work! Thanks bodom, I would never tell someone dealing with addiction not t...
by danieLion
Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Problems with "9 Essays: Buddhism & The 12 Steps"
Replies: 148
Views: 11157

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

Hi lyndon, I think he's refering to rational recovery, based on the teachings of psychologist Albert Ellis, went to one meeting, made a lot of sense, unfortunately the cult members at AA have waged a ruthless war against Rational Recovery to where now you're lucky to find any RR meetings anywhere. H...
by danieLion
Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:49 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: judgment-free awareness
Replies: 95
Views: 9741

Re: judgment-free awareness

Hi all, Doesn't "judgment-free awareness" suffer from the same defects that Locke's tabula rasa and Rousseau's noble savage/state of nature theories do? Perhaps it's more helpful to just distinguish between skilful judging and unskilful judging, via ardency, alertness, mindfulness, setting aside gre...
by danieLion
Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:39 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Improving Buddhism/The Imperfect Buddha
Replies: 144
Views: 14065

Re: Improving Buddhism/The Imperfect Buddha

Hi SarathW, Hi Clw Buddha did not know every thing in the world! We all can have only one thought moment at a time. Even Buddha will have only one thought (pay attention) moment at a time. So Buddha will know something only if he pay attention to it. Buddha is a super human but he is not a superman....