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by SDC
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: How Buddha taught
Replies: 19
Views: 528

Re: How Buddha taught

I recall him teaching the contemplation of disgust over the body to ten or twenty monks who then went on to all commit suicide. So, was that in their best interests? Was the Buddha “tailor making” his dhamma talk to increase strength? Or decrease weakness? Or neither? Maybe the Buddha wasn’t readin...
by SDC
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist ombudsman
Replies: 21
Views: 336

Re: Buddhist ombudsman

Meezer77 wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:34 pm Metta all.

Sorry if this sounds thick. But is there any kind of Buddhist ombudsman I can call/email as I have concerns.
Sorry if this sounds thick, but direct knowledge is the only acquisition that can truly settle a score.
by SDC
Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: DW Chat
Replies: 16
Views: 1400

Re: DW Chat

Same issue as well
by SDC
Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Our Last Moments
Replies: 59
Views: 3391

Re: Our Last Moments

On the other hand it is possible that you simply did not manage to expresss what you wanted to express about your "development"and that there is an intuition in your mind for which you don't find words to communicate it. :shrug: It was not my intention to express my own development. Sure, there is ...
by SDC
Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Our Last Moments
Replies: 59
Views: 3391

Re: Our Last Moments

That expression seems to be based on ignoring the theravada as laid down in vism and abhidhamma. It seems to insist on 'I am'. If that is a misunderstanding of your words then please correct. This post is not visible because SDC doesn't follow the Abhidhamma nor the Vism., and because he is on your...
by SDC
Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Our Last Moments
Replies: 59
Views: 3391

Re: Our Last Moments

Yes, I admit that all discussions only make sense on the basis of affirming 'I am'. This post is not visible because SDC has added himSELF to your ignore list. To unblock SDC from you ignore list, first deny his existence, then wait 35 minutes and deny the existence of your computer. After 10 exist...
by SDC
Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Our Last Moments
Replies: 59
Views: 3391

Re: Our Last Moments

As usual, your pompous, mechanical denial of Self has all but pulverized the prospect of this turning into a fruitful discussion. Yes, I admit that all discussions only make sense on the basis of affirming 'I am'. This post is not visible because SDC has added himSELF to your ignore list. To unbloc...
by SDC
Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Our Last Moments
Replies: 59
Views: 3391

Re: Our Last Moments

Yeah I am looking foward to SDC's answer. "perception of death" seems to be perception of the concept of "death" which doesn't appear to be different from mindfulness of death, i.e. remembering the learned concept. It seems that is the subtle distinction my spherical/spiritual friend. Recollection ...
by SDC
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Our Last Moments
Replies: 59
Views: 3391

Re: Our Last Moments

I guess my point is that our entire lives are that last moment, it just happens to be so drawn out that people take up the option to ignore it. Ajahn Nyanamoli, in a talk about mindfulness of death, had an interesting scenario about the context of death always being there (may have been from the su...
by SDC
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Our Last Moments
Replies: 59
Views: 3391

Re: Our Last Moments

Hi Sam, Spere, now that I'm clearly making the distinction between mindfulness of death ( maraṇassati ) and perception of death ( maraṇasaññā ). How do you see the difference between them, SDC? now that I'm clearly making the distinction between mindfulness of death ( maraṇassati ) and perception of...
by SDC
Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mindfulness of Death
Replies: 21
Views: 2307

Re: Mindfulness of Death

Only if it leads to dispassion but can it lead to dispassion as a stand-alone practice? In many cases it might lead to depression which is the opposite of dispassion. Yes. It can lead to depression in those undeveloped in virtue; similar to how the suttas ( AN 4.184 , for example) say those fond of...
by SDC
Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Our Last Moments
Replies: 59
Views: 3391

Re: Our Last Moments

... Here are a few interesting suttas: Bhikkhus, for direct knowledge of lust, ten things are to be developed. What ten? The perception of unattractiveness, the perception of death, the perception of the repulsiveness of food, the perception of non-delight in the entire world, the perception of imp...
by SDC
Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Our Last Moments
Replies: 59
Views: 3391

Re: Our Last Moments

Yes, I understand but you're taking it out of context.You have to read other suttas, like the Chef sutta, to understand the context. When you sit down to meditate you're supposed to skillfully use the right antidote to disarm the presently occurring dominant hindrance. The system is like this 1. Si...
by SDC
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Our Last Moments
Replies: 59
Views: 3391

Re: Our Last Moments

All these things culminate in the same insight. Yes, I understand but you're taking it out of context.You have to read other suttas, like the Chef sutta, to understand the context. When you sit down to meditate you're supposed to skillfully use the right antidote to disarm the presently occurring d...
by SDC
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Our Last Moments
Replies: 59
Views: 3391

Re: Our Last Moments

I suppose it depends on what we mean by the phrase, but the Buddha did recommend frequent reflection upon our own death and it's naturalness and inevitability as being suitable for women, men, householders, and monastics - which looks like a roundabout way of saying "everyone". Based on how AN 7.49...