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by lostitude
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism: just another "truth"?
Replies: 127
Views: 22368

Re: Buddhism: just another "truth"?

rhinoceroshorn wrote: Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:23 am
Lets recall Bhikkhu Pamutto who loved dhutanga and ended up disrobing some time later.
Has he talked about how and why he disrobed? It would be useful to read about his experience and about what changed since his interview with the other monk.
by lostitude
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: dental floss loop hack - better technique and saves floss
Replies: 6
Views: 7790

Re: dental floss loop hack - better technique and saves floss

Or just don't floss. And then lose your teeth in your old age :shrug: Or go for expensive gum care every year... Don't eat sugar, that will save your teeth (and heart) the most. Ideally 0 grams a day. Sucrose is not the only sugar that can cause cavities, glucose also can, and simply eating bread o...
by lostitude
Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: addicted to energy drinks
Replies: 15
Views: 6792

Re: addicted to energy drinks

Maybe you are hyperactive or inattentive. Have you tried to check it at a psychologist? Maybe you are just self medicating a problem that could be dealt with in a better way? I couldn’t agree more. There are trained practitioners who have seen and helped thousands of people just like you. It’s a sh...
by lostitude
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bh. Nyanamoli on 1st jhana, cessation of speech and rebirth
Replies: 22
Views: 5585

Re: Bh. Nyanamoli on 1st jhana, cessation of speech and rebirth

My impression of the Ven. Nyanamoli is that while he is clearly very intelligent and so on he needs to work on finding a presentation that is truly worthy of the Dhamma. It would be good to keep this type of disjointed discussion behind the closed doors of the monastery until some structured clarit...
by lostitude
Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Why does Classical Theravada become your favorite choice, rather than all the other paths?
Replies: 6
Views: 4136

Re: Why does Classical Theravada become your favorite choice, rather than all the other paths?

Because it seems closest to what the Buddha actually taught, and because in general it seems to be the branch of Buddhism that attaches the least importance to mythology and focuses instead on the cure-disease approach through individual responsibility.
by lostitude
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism: just another "truth"?
Replies: 127
Views: 22368

Re: Buddhism: just another "truth"?

Why would the Buddha say that my life is a piece of poop when he said the human life is extremely rare as rare as a blind turtle sticking its head through a hole in a log in a wide ocean? It sounds like to me you don't even have a proper understanding of the true dhamma. Ok so at last I’ve found th...
by lostitude
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism: just another "truth"?
Replies: 127
Views: 22368

Re: Buddhism: just another "truth"?

Why would the Buddha say that my life is a piece of poop Wait, didn’t he say so? I was convinced I had read this somewhere. Doesn’t this ring a bell? If you're convinced that's not good enough, I for example have studied the suttas thoroughly every day for 20 years that I even remember the names of...
by lostitude
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism: just another "truth"?
Replies: 127
Views: 22368

Re: Buddhism: just another "truth"?

This is very similar to the view put forward by binocular, late of this forum. All spiritual progress is a self-confirming hypothesis, the result of people convincing themselves to see things in line with the teachings. Those that dissent because they can't see it are suppressed, patronised, sideli...
by lostitude
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism: just another "truth"?
Replies: 127
Views: 22368

Re: Buddhism: just another "truth"?

coconut wrote: Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:45 pm
Why would the Buddha say that my life is a piece of poop
Wait, didn’t he say so? I was convinced I had read this somewhere. Doesn’t this ring a bell?
by lostitude
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism: just another "truth"?
Replies: 127
Views: 22368

Re: Buddhism: just another "truth"?

Ceisiwr wrote: Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:37 pm
lostitude wrote: Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:36 pm Sweeping the problem under the rug? :jumping:
Thanks for the reference anyway.
More looking at doubt for what it is. A temporary state that has nothing to do with anyone.
Yet some good old explaining often does the trick. That’s what I’m hoping for here :)
by lostitude
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism: just another "truth"?
Replies: 127
Views: 22368

Re: Buddhism: just another "truth"?

Supermundane Right View doesn't replace Mundane Right View, it builds on top of it. Before you can have Supermundane Right View, you need to perfect Mundane Right View. But you said yourself that your lifestyle was a happy one. I assume you believe you hold mundane right view at least. The Buddha s...
by lostitude
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism: just another "truth"?
Replies: 127
Views: 22368

Re: Buddhism: just another "truth"?

... Doubt is a temporary state of mind, fabricated and not self. No one in the world, Dhotaka, can I release from doubting. But knowing the most excellent Dhamma, you will cross over the flood. Dhotakamāṇavapucchā Sweeping the problem under the rug? :jumping: Thanks for the reference anyway.
by lostitude
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism: just another "truth"?
Replies: 127
Views: 22368

Re: Buddhism: just another "truth"?

Yes, any religion can have mundane right view, being a good person is not mutually exclusive to Buddhism. Even having access to "another truth" or "another reality" is not exclusive to Buddhism. And every mystic seems to have a reality of his own. This is what my doubt is about. You describe your l...
by lostitude
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism: just another "truth"?
Replies: 127
Views: 22368

Re: Buddhism: just another "truth"?

@coconut you say: The way I see it, there's only two reasonable ways to live life. - Become an atheist hedonist (chasing sensual pleasure) or a scientist/doctor - Become a Buddhist But you also say: Well I can tell you that I've already seen many benefits in my life here and now just from following ...
by lostitude
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism: just another "truth"?
Replies: 127
Views: 22368

Re: Buddhism: just another "truth"?

This is a bit like saying that exercise won't really make you fit, it's just a delusion. And if a fit person objects that you should try exercising and see what effect it has, you say that they are simply brainwashed and why should you believe that it works? Well not really frankly, because when so...