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by Dinsdale
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Vegetarians and depression
Replies: 20
Views: 366

Re: Vegetarians and depression

What a depressing thread. :tongue:
by Dinsdale
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: insight requires access concentration?
Replies: 21
Views: 716

Re: insight requires access concentration?

While momentary concentration may contain an equivalent amount of stillness and focus of mind, does it necessarily contain the jhana factors the way access concentration does? I have an idea that "access concentration" is called that because it is the level of concentration required to access the j...
by Dinsdale
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is Nirodha?
Replies: 80
Views: 1586

Re: What is Nirodha?

But not cessation of delusion? Not cessation of the fetter of ignorance? Not the cessation of the asava of ignorance? Regardless, you did not answer the question put to you. I have answered your questions many times, the problem is that you don't like the answers because they don't fit your idiosyn...
by Dinsdale
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there a rabbit in the Moon?
Replies: 10
Views: 190

Re: Is there a rabbit in the Moon?

SarathW wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:25 pm
In other words, are things exist?
It would be the height of arrogance and egocentricity to assume that the universe and all it's contents depends on you or me for it's existence. :stirthepot:
by Dinsdale
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Why do we have resentment towards the people are very close to us?
Replies: 18
Views: 184

Re: Why do we have resentment towards the people are very close to us?

SarathW wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:09 am
Why do we have resentment towards the people are very close to us?
Sometimes they expect too much, and sometimes so do we. ;)
by Dinsdale
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: insight requires access concentration?
Replies: 21
Views: 716

Re: insight requires access concentration?

Agree but insight and concentration are not separable. Indeed, and they seem to be two sides of the same coin. See for example SN35.99, the Samadhi Sutta: “Bhikkhus, develop concentration. A bhikkhu who is concentrated understands things as they really are. “And what does he understand as they real...
by Dinsdale
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is Nibbana in your own words and understanding?
Replies: 14
Views: 198

Re: What is Nibbana in your own words and understanding?

SarathW wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:20 pm
What is Nibbana in your own words and understanding?
Stillness rather than movement.
by Dinsdale
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Pleasant sensations
Replies: 9
Views: 190

Re: Pleasant sensations

befriend wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:13 am
I was just meditating and I had a good awareness going. I noticed when there was a pleasant feeling there was a sense of dissatisfaction while it was happening because I knew that it was going to go away. is this a correct insight?
I get that when the ice-cream is running out. :toilet:
by Dinsdale
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is Nirodha?
Replies: 80
Views: 1586

Re: What is Nirodha?

SarathW wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:54 pm
Ven. Kumara Kassapa mentioned even the sleep is a type of Nirodha?
I think in the sutttas nirodha refers to dependent cessation, eg "When this isn't, that isn't.... With the ceasing of this, that ceases". There is also the implication of permanence.
by Dinsdale
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: AEON Article - Can Buddhist philosophy explain what came before the big bang?
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: AEON Article - Can Buddhist philosophy explain what came before the big bang?

I don't think science can currently explain what came before the big bang.
by Dinsdale
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Authenticity. From: Why Read the Suttas?
Replies: 34
Views: 464

Re: Authenticity. From: Why Read the Suttas?

LuisR wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:25 am
How do we know if what we are reading is authentic or not?
Ultimately we don't, so initially there is an element of faith involved. With practice and experience there is a growing confidence.
by Dinsdale
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How the world empty if it is dependently originated?
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: How the world empty if it is dependently originated?

Emptiness is always qualified. So the proper question is: In what sense is the world empty? And the answer to that is the world is empty of a self and of what belongs to a self. And then Venerable Ānanda … said to the Buddha: “Sir, they say that ‘the world is empty’. What does the saying ‘the world...
by Dinsdale
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How the world empty if it is dependently originated?
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: How the world empty if it is dependently originated?

How the world empty if it is dependently originated? If everything is dependently originated, there should be some thing before. The world is empty because it is dependently arising - all is conditional. Empty of self, empty or essence, empty of independent existence. Presumably the big bang occurr...
by Dinsdale
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why the dhamma ayatana comprises of rupa and nama ?
Replies: 8
Views: 132

Re: Why the dhamma ayatana comprises of rupa and nama ?

Sam Vara wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:24 am
Dinsdale wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:17 am
James Tan wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:39 pm
In which sutta mention the dhamma ayatana comprises of rupa and nama ?
I'm not familiar with "dhamma ayatana" - what exactly is it?
The thought sense base.
Do you mean as in mano?
by Dinsdale
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why the dhamma ayatana comprises of rupa and nama ?
Replies: 8
Views: 132

Re: Why the dhamma ayatana comprises of rupa and nama ?

James Tan wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:39 pm
In which sutta mention the dhamma ayatana comprises of rupa and nama ?
I'm not familiar with "dhamma ayatana" - what exactly is it?