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by Bundokji
Sun Aug 01, 2021 5:14 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The dhamma and modern psychology
Replies: 16
Views: 257

Re: The dhamma and modern psychology

:shrug: This forum section appeals to users to express their fabrications. What you seem to overlook is that "Dependent origination" as an exclusively buddhist tenet cannot be proven/established independently from other doctrines. This forms the basis for comparing/contrasting tenets with other doc...
by Bundokji
Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Dhammapada: Kill mother & father
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: Dhammapada: Kill mother & father

Father and mother, as presented by the OP, are to be slained. The teachings on ānantarika-kamma, however, introduces the notions of intentionality to the act of killing, which is linked to the immediacy of the results in the next life. The human experience, or the construction of worldly meaning, or...
by Bundokji
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: paṭiccasamuppāda
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: paṭiccasamuppāda

Thank you for the answers and contributions. From my basic knowledge, some languages were exclusive to certain groups. For example, sanskrit was a language mainly taught to Brahmans, and its equivalence in western culture is Latin which was mainly taught to priests and theologians. I am not sure wha...
by Bundokji
Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The dhamma and modern psychology
Replies: 16
Views: 257

Re: The dhamma and modern psychology

"making parallels" = "fabricating parallels in thought" ... of course. But for one who does not believe buddhism to represent universal truth that encompasses everthing else it's natural to reject parallels between apples and oranges. Still ... Connections to other Paths section of them forum allow...
by Bundokji
Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The dhamma and modern psychology
Replies: 16
Views: 257

Re: The dhamma and modern psychology

"making parallels" = "fabricating parallels in thought" ... of course. But for one who does not believe buddhism to represent universal truth that encompasses everthing else it's natural to reject parallels between apples and oranges. Still ... Connections to other Paths section of them forum allow...
by Bundokji
Wed Jul 28, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: paṭiccasamuppāda
Replies: 6
Views: 233

paṭiccasamuppāda

Is there a consensus between Pali scholars that the meaning of paṭiccasamuppāda is dependent origination or dependent arising? are there any alternative translations?
by Bundokji
Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Without discoverable beginning
Replies: 24
Views: 424

Re: Without discoverable beginning

You could approach it through the idea of infinite regress which leads no where. It is the uncertainty of constructions, which assumes a beginning through an abrupt disruption of the logic itself, that things still have a beginning. In contrast, the counter logic as taught by the Buddha presents the...
by Bundokji
Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Nibbana unnatural? unnatural?
Replies: 36
Views: 527

Re: Is Nibbana unnatural? unnatural?

I think "cognition" divided nature into natural and unnatural. From that perspective, nibbana is precognition. From precognition perspective, everything is natural.
by Bundokji
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meditate on trauma
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: Meditate on trauma

Trauma's manifest themselves as uninvited painful memories that arise unexpectedly, or as a reference to justify sub-optimal reactions in the day-to-day activities. The best way to deal with them is to approach them with a certain mindset. You do not want to end a trauma, but to neutralize it. Our i...
by Bundokji
Tue Jul 27, 2021 4:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is fear of wrongdoing a good or a bad thing?
Replies: 12
Views: 212

Re: Is fear of wrongdoing a good or a bad thing?

I think I get the answer, if I may share that will be if you fear something irrational you have to fight it. But if it has reason, and your conscience say something to you you need to consider it and not to neglect it. For example, you know some food contain harmful ingredient you fear if you sell ...
by Bundokji
Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Beggar and a monk?
Replies: 14
Views: 217

Re: Beggar and a monk?

In the past, i came across the notion that monks should refuse meals that are offered to them inappropriately. Could anyone assist me in knowing what the term "appropriately" here means?
by Bundokji
Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The dhamma and modern psychology
Replies: 16
Views: 257

Re: The dhamma and modern psychology

Such themes can also be found in art. One example that comes to mind is Jim Carrey's movies " The Truman Show". Psychoanalytic interpretation An essay published in the International Journal of Psychoanalysis analyzed Truman as [A] prototypical adolescent at the beginning of the movie. He feels trapp...
by Bundokji
Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The dhamma and modern psychology
Replies: 16
Views: 257

Re: The dhamma and modern psychology

SteRo wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:03 pm "Dependent origination" is an exclusively buddhist tenet. "parallels" is just a self-deception due to seeking truth[s] when there is no criterion for truth[s].
Connections to other Paths section of them forum allows for making parallels.
by Bundokji
Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The dhamma and modern psychology
Replies: 16
Views: 257

Re: The dhamma and modern psychology

I've never heard of this.....can you bring a link to where this interpretation of DO is expressed? chownah I do not know of a link/study that discusses them systematically. Freudians for example refer to the Oedipus complex to convey a dysfunctional state of affairs. In the Buddha's encounter with ...