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by bpallister
Wed Oct 27, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A Counterfeit of the True Dhamma
Replies: 25
Views: 662

Re: A Counterfeit of the True Dhamma

It's very disappointing that some people are having doubts about the Suttas, Be they Theravada or Mahayana Ones. It is plain and simple that whatever teachings leads to the arising and maintaining of the wholesome qualities of mind and the cessation and diminishing of unwholesome qualities of mind,...
by bpallister
Wed Oct 27, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A Counterfeit of the True Dhamma
Replies: 25
Views: 662

Re: A Counterfeit of the True Dhamma

SarathW wrote: Tue Oct 26, 2021 2:20 am
To each his own I guess. :shrug:
Agree.
I have no idea what that means.
I think monks are not allowed to keep pets.
i've seen videos on youtube of a theravada monk with a dog. i forget his name. he's a younger monk

by bpallister
Wed Oct 27, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A Counterfeit of the True Dhamma
Replies: 25
Views: 662

Re: A Counterfeit of the True Dhamma

Didn't the Buddha say something about many fingers pointing to the moon, implying that there are many paths to nibbana? Couldn't this mean there are multiple Dhammas, as opposed to one true Dhamma? i feel like maybe i'm not saying this as eloquently as i would like.
by bpallister
Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A Counterfeit of the True Dhamma
Replies: 25
Views: 662

Re: A Counterfeit of the True Dhamma

EBT? Food stamps?? :juggling:
by bpallister
Sun Oct 24, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A Counterfeit of the True Dhamma
Replies: 25
Views: 662

A Counterfeit of the True Dhamma

https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/SN/SN16_13.html

what is your interpretation of the counterfeit?

I would say it is wrong view.
by bpallister
Sun Oct 24, 2021 2:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where to buy the Pali Canon
Replies: 11
Views: 352

Re: Where to buy the Pali Canon

Dhamma is in the mind. :anjali:
by bpallister
Sat Oct 23, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Feeling of falling during meditation
Replies: 26
Views: 570

Re: Feeling of falling during meditation

i also frequently get the sensation of my torso elongating and my hands feeling enormous. I actually find it enjoyable when it happens
by bpallister
Sat Oct 23, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Feeling of falling during meditation
Replies: 26
Views: 570

Re: Feeling of falling during meditation

it has been many years since i have been on a rollercoaster but I used to enjoy them. I have not experienced virtual reality yet, maybe some day.
by bpallister
Sat Oct 23, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are the aggregates dukkha?
Replies: 225
Views: 4293

Re: Are the aggregates dukkha?

All feelings are dukkha. With phassanirodha there is vedananirodha, with vedananirodha, there is tanhanirdoha, with tanhanirodha there is upadananirodha, and upadananirodha is synonymous with dukkhanirodha. Phassanirodha takes care of the feeling issue. There is no feeling issue in the case of the ...
by bpallister
Sat Oct 23, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are the aggregates dukkha?
Replies: 225
Views: 4293

Re: Are the aggregates dukkha?

Mr. Seek wrote: Sun Oct 03, 2021 8:56 pm Sukha and dukkha are objectification-classifications, and those have their cause in perception. When perceptions are done away with, sukha and dukkha are done away with as well. =)

one of these days i need to frame snp 4.11 on my wall
Or let go of snp4.11 :anjali:
by bpallister
Sat Oct 23, 2021 1:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Feeling of falling during meditation
Replies: 26
Views: 570

Re: Feeling of falling during meditation

i have gotten this occasionally but i get it more often when i'm in a light sleep, like just drifting off to sleep.
by bpallister
Sat Oct 23, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What reincarnates?
Replies: 77
Views: 1533

Re: What reincarnates?

And I'd like to add that neither supporting the rebirth view nor opposing it leads to dispassion, to cessation and liberation so that is why that's too a good illustration. It only leads to dispassion regarding discussing this subject, not dispassion regarding sensual lusts. Proving or disproving t...
by bpallister
Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: My sciatica's been killing me
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: My sciatica's been killing me

i'm not even sure what i have, to tell you the truth. I know it's getting pretty uncomfortable tho, whether it's piriformis, psoas, sciatica, or something else.