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by Modus.Ponens
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Guided meditations for anicca, dukkha, anatta
Replies: 16
Views: 569

Re: Guided meditations for anicca, dukkha, anatta

DooDoot wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:41 pm
Modus.Ponens wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:31 am :shrug:
since there is no understanding of anatta (thus requiring a guided meditation), there is no understand of my post

anatta means is loss of self. a loss of self for immature minds is dukkha
ok :shrug:
by Modus.Ponens
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Guided meditations for anicca, dukkha, anatta
Replies: 16
Views: 569

Re: Guided meditations for anicca, dukkha, anatta

I found an English reading of SN 22.59, Anattalakkhana Sutta, that doesn't skip the repetitions:
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I also found a pali chant from Amaravati:
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Thank you again, Mike. :anjali:
by Modus.Ponens
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Guided meditations for anicca, dukkha, anatta
Replies: 16
Views: 569

Re: Guided meditations for anicca, dukkha, anatta

I'm looking for good audio/video guided meditations that walk us through the process of contemplating impermanence, unsatisfactoriness and not self. If a guru was skilled in transmitting not-self to spiritually immature minds, they may cause psychosis in those spiritually immature minds. :shrug:
by Modus.Ponens
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Guided meditations for anicca, dukkha, anatta
Replies: 16
Views: 569

Re: Guided meditations for anicca, dukkha, anatta

Magnificent. 😎👌 Thanks. Actually, the first three teachings (or at least the second and third, the first isn't so direct): SN56.11 https://suttacentral.net/sn56.11 Rolling Forth the Wheel of Dhamma sn22.59 https://suttacentral.net/sn22.59 The Characteristic of Nonself SN35.28 https://suttacentral.n...
by Modus.Ponens
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Best Evidence for Afterlife - BICS ESSAY COMPETITION - $ 500,000 Prize
Replies: 96
Views: 3595

Re: Best Evidence for Afterlife - BICS ESSAY COMPETITION - $ 500,000 Prize

:lol: What do you call published research on acupuncture? And published research on touch therapy, which is supposed to transmit energy? This stuff is published in medicine journals. But you insist on not accepting the obvious. Drink the water already. If you want to scientifically discuss acupunct...
by Modus.Ponens
Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Best Evidence for Afterlife - BICS ESSAY COMPETITION - $ 500,000 Prize
Replies: 96
Views: 3595

Re: Best Evidence for Afterlife - BICS ESSAY COMPETITION - $ 500,000 Prize

Of cours you can't. You are merely trying to establish non-science as science and with that you are following the path shared by all irrationalists in modern age which is the age of science. I've already proven you can. :lol: What do you call published research on acupuncture? And published researc...
by Modus.Ponens
Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Best Evidence for Afterlife - BICS ESSAY COMPETITION - $ 500,000 Prize
Replies: 96
Views: 3595

Re: Best Evidence for Afterlife - BICS ESSAY COMPETITION - $ 500,000 Prize

So, yes, you can do scientific research on paranormal stuff. Of cours you can't. You are merely trying to establish non-science as science and with that you are following the path shared by all irrationalists in modern age which is the age of science. I've already proven you can. You can only take ...
by Modus.Ponens
Sun Mar 21, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Best Evidence for Afterlife - BICS ESSAY COMPETITION - $ 500,000 Prize
Replies: 96
Views: 3595

Re: Best Evidence for Afterlife - BICS ESSAY COMPETITION - $ 500,000 Prize

This thread isn't about SETI, but SETI is as valid a research project as is the search for non material phenomena. No. Since there is scientific knowledge about intraterrestrial intelligence SETI is a scientific research project But there is no scientific knowledge that might provide the basis for ...
by Modus.Ponens
Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Best Evidence for Afterlife - BICS ESSAY COMPETITION - $ 500,000 Prize
Replies: 96
Views: 3595

Re: Best Evidence for Afterlife - BICS ESSAY COMPETITION - $ 500,000 Prize

BICS obviously is an enemy of science and you are violating the term "research". Well, I am not violating anything. SETI is valid research. This thread is not about SETI. The scientific search for non material phenomena is valid. It would be valid if - and only if - there is a scientific hypothesis...
by Modus.Ponens
Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Best Evidence for Afterlife - BICS ESSAY COMPETITION - $ 500,000 Prize
Replies: 96
Views: 3595

Re: Best Evidence for Afterlife - BICS ESSAY COMPETITION - $ 500,000 Prize

Now isn't that "hard evidence" that "BICS" has completely transcended any sense of reality. :rofl: This kind of research is ... BICS obviously is an enemy of science and you are violating the term "research". Well, I am not violating anything. SETI is valid research. The scientific search for non m...
by Modus.Ponens
Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Best Evidence for Afterlife - BICS ESSAY COMPETITION - $ 500,000 Prize
Replies: 96
Views: 3595

Re: Best Evidence for Afterlife - BICS ESSAY COMPETITION - $ 500,000 Prize

Nothing against that. But applying scientific methodology "BICS"'s endeavour is revealed to be non-scientific (thus "irrational") from the outset. Your objection is to using the scientific method, or to studying areas like this one? First there has to be a hypothesis based on already scientifically...
by Modus.Ponens
Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Best Evidence for Afterlife - BICS ESSAY COMPETITION - $ 500,000 Prize
Replies: 96
Views: 3595

Re: Best Evidence for Afterlife - BICS ESSAY COMPETITION - $ 500,000 Prize

Negative results are still results. The important part is to follow scientific methodology strictly. Nothing against that. But applying scientific methodology "BICS"'s endeavour is revealed to be non-scientific (thus "irrational") from the outset. Your objection is to using the scientific method, o...
by Modus.Ponens
Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Best Evidence for Afterlife - BICS ESSAY COMPETITION - $ 500,000 Prize
Replies: 96
Views: 3595

Re: Best Evidence for Afterlife - BICS ESSAY COMPETITION - $ 500,000 Prize

Now isn't that "hard evidence" that "BICS" has completely transcended any sense of reality. :rofl: This kind of research ... :rofl: .. is as important as the SETI program. So you think that search for extraterrestrial intelligence justifies affirmation of intraterestrial irrationality? You look jus...
by Modus.Ponens
Mon Mar 15, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Best Evidence for Afterlife - BICS ESSAY COMPETITION - $ 500,000 Prize
Replies: 96
Views: 3595

Re: Best Evidence for Afterlife - BICS ESSAY COMPETITION - $ 500,000 Prize

About BICS ... The purpose of BICS is to raise awareness among the public and within the scientific community of the importance and relevance of such an investigation. BICS hopes to provide a public service by drawing increasing attention to, and encouraging research into, this fundamental and time...
by Modus.Ponens
Sun Mar 14, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Brahmavihārās and the Formless
Replies: 9
Views: 316

Re: Brahmavihārās and the Formless

I made a table trying to put all of this together. Thank you for making this table. I also think it has to do with the boundless aspect of the brahmaviharas. The 5th jhana is usually entered, from 4th jhana, by expanding awareness gradually to include more and more space until it is boundless/infin...