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by No_Mind
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Sage Dadi Janki (1916-2020)
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: Sage Dadi Janki (1916-2020)

Prime Minister Modi must respect this cult of weirdos enough to not ignore her passing: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/brahmakumaris-chief-dadi-janki-passes-away-modi-expresses-grief/article31179917.ece Appeasing vote bank .. hope that is enough explanation. I wonder what's the...
by No_Mind
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Sage Dadi Janki (1916-2020)
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: Sage Dadi Janki (1916-2020)

A wise & good old lady Rajyogini who has been helping & blessing humanity for most of her 104 years: https://www.hindu-blog.com/2018/09/dadi-janki-quotes-collection-of-108.html For God's sake man this is a cult. It is a doomsday cult. And they talk to the founder (who died I guess a century back) t...
by No_Mind
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What does ego mean?
Replies: 30
Views: 396

Re: What does ego mean?

Why should an ego out of that snippet disappear? I meant spiritual path demands that our ego takes a back seat. Which of the egos mentioned in the snippet should take a backseat? This is such a basic question but really complicated to understand and answer. Most of the Dhamma is about taming the eg...
by No_Mind
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What does ego mean?
Replies: 30
Views: 396

Re: What does ego mean?

Why should an ego out of that snippet disappear? I meant spiritual path demands that our ego takes a back seat. Which of the egos mentioned in the snippet should take a backseat? This is such a basic question but really complicated to understand and answer. Most of the Dhamma is about taming the eg...
by No_Mind
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What does ego mean?
Replies: 30
Views: 396

Re: What does ego mean?

Different meanings depending on context: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ego SteRo, all of you here are more intelligent than the ordinary person. Could you give me something more than a snippet from Wikipedia! :namaste: You have asked for the meaning and I provided some contexts on which the meaning...
by No_Mind
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What does ego mean?
Replies: 30
Views: 396

Re: What does ego mean?

Coëmgenu wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:39 pm Zenners like to talk like this. They sometimes say things like, "So long as I have aspiration to become a Buddha, I will never."
I understand about atma .. but didn't the great man decide to become the Buddha? Why was that not an act of ego?

:namaste:
by No_Mind
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What does ego mean?
Replies: 30
Views: 396

Re: What does ego mean?

Different meanings depending on context: Ego or EGO may refer to: 1 Language I (pronoun), the first-person singular nominative case personal pronoun in Modern English 2 Social sciences Ego (Freudian), one of the three constructs in Sigmund Freud's structural model of the psyche Egoism, an ethical t...
by No_Mind
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What does ego mean?
Replies: 30
Views: 396

Re: What does ego mean?

confusedlayman wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:24 pm Me my mine i
Let me strike you with my palm in the solar plexus ... you will double over and gasp "I can't breathe" .. so is breathing an act of ego?

:namaste:
by No_Mind
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What does ego mean?
Replies: 30
Views: 396

Re: What does ego mean?

Ego is a word from Latin, so you could start looking into it from that perspective. It tends to bring with it me and mine. When it is challenged it grows stronger. When you fight it you feed it. But leaving it alone just makes it return to a dormant state, until the next time it feels threatened. T...
by No_Mind
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What does ego mean?
Replies: 30
Views: 396

What does ego mean?

I put this in CtOP section because the English language is a sort of path (channel of communication). I cannot understand meaning of the word ego. One website describes it as - the “I” or self of any person; a person as thinking, feeling, and willing, and distinguishing itself from the selves of oth...
by No_Mind
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Negative thoughts to positive
Replies: 38
Views: 1085

Re: Negative thoughts to positive

Is that not bordering on self hypnosis? Auto-suggestion? Yes, it's a method used in psychotherapy and Mahayana. But it is usually based on a line of reasoning which makes the desired thought appear to be real or true. From the perspective of vipassana doctrine however it is coursing in formations (...
by No_Mind
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Negative thoughts to positive
Replies: 38
Views: 1085

Re: Negative thoughts to positive

Is that not bordering on self hypnosis? :namaste: I'm not sure what self-hypnosis would amount to, but this would mean generating positive attitudes so that things did not appear as afflictive. Telling oneself that something is bearable when it is not and believing what one is telling oneself is hy...
by No_Mind
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Negative thoughts to positive
Replies: 38
Views: 1085

Re: Negative thoughts to positive

See Nicolas' post, and the link I posted. There is also of course the Brahma-viharas . But those don't describe "changing one's negative thoughts into positive thoughts", they don't describe changing the proverbial water into the proverbial wine, or orange juice, for that matter. An example of "cha...
by No_Mind
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Swami Sarvapriyanand?
Replies: 80
Views: 1066

Re: Swami Sarvapriyanand?

Swami Sarvapriyananda? It appears this Swami is more like a Buddhist monk (no beard or hair) He is a monk of Ramakrishna Mission who look/dress remarkably like Theravada monks (pure coincidence). Many Hindu monks are free of beard and hair and dress in ochre robes. Listening to him would confuse yo...
by No_Mind
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the Dhamma take care of its own?
Replies: 34
Views: 542

Re: Does the Dhamma take care of its own?

Does the Dhamma take care of its own? No, one is left to die in the gutter. What did you expect? That you'd be spared the ultimate test? Could you wait till end of page 2 before tossing the grenade in the foxhole :guns: You cannot nod at something like this, this is when you give a stern and Loving...