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by binocular
Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the Dhamma take care of its own?
Replies: 34
Views: 3959

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?
by binocular
Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravāda is
Replies: 25
Views: 3794

Re: Theravāda is

cappuccino wrote: Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:23 pmArthritis: Feeling unloved. Criticism, resentment.

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Feeling victimized. Lack of love. Chronic bitterness. Resentment. Deep criticism of authority. Feeling very put upon.
Such interpretations are the work of hippies.
:shrug:
by binocular
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wanting as an ability
Replies: 16
Views: 2960

Re: Wanting as an ability

perkele wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:40 pm What's the price for your knowledge? Is it negotiable?
I'm interested, but am not sure I can afford it.
Read up on "productivity porn". Seriously.
by binocular
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Venerable Dhammanando's video
Replies: 22
Views: 3712

Re: Venerable Dhammanando's video

The2nd wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:28 amwhat is interesting is the idea that bodily positioning is meditation or that which helps you understand the Dhamma.
Sure. But the starting point should be bowing, then kneeling to persons of Buddhist authority and Buddhist sacred items.
by binocular
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: "Killing" the unworthy aspirants
Replies: 105
Views: 11136

Re: "Killing" the unworthy aspirants

dharmacorps wrote: Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:35 pmYou've gotten 7 pages on this thread alone of people "actively ignoring" you so far. If your horse gets much higher I'm not sure how you'll see us at all.
My Rocinante doesn't reach even the knees of yours.
by binocular
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can you show me a proof that the phenomenon streamenterer excist?
Replies: 19
Views: 3429

Re: Can you show me a proof that the phenomenon streamenterer excist?

SteRo wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:49 amIf your question is the expression of doubt how should another one remove that doubt?
By successfully deflecting responsibility.
by binocular
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wanting as an ability
Replies: 16
Views: 2960

Re: Wanting as an ability

That Sutta reference suggests that right wanting is a good idea, but it isn't clear to me where it says how to do it. Especially after years of not feeling capable. I can relate. That's where both pop psychology, official psychology, and much of Buddhism let you down. What I did is I did a keyword ...
by binocular
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravāda is
Replies: 25
Views: 3794

Re: Theravāda is

cappuccino wrote: Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:21 pmDo you have Arthritis?
Getting there.
by binocular
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Negative thoughts to positive
Replies: 38
Views: 5201

Re: Negative thoughts to positive

Sam Vara wrote: Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:19 pmThey have that result.
A bhikkhu can neither love nor hate his job, because he doesn't have one.
But more later.
by binocular
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravāda is
Replies: 25
Views: 3794

Re: Theravāda is

Sam Vara wrote: Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:17 pmMara and I have got far too much respect for each other for insults and taunting. We remember that it's the sport of gentlemen.
Meh, Eton boys.
by binocular
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Negative thoughts to positive
Replies: 38
Views: 5201

Re: Negative thoughts to positive

What are your thoughts on changing all your negative thoughts into positive thoughts. How did you do that? What's the process for changing one's negative thoughts into positive thoughts? See Nicolas' post, and the link I posted. There is also of course the Brahma-viharas . But those don't describe ...
by binocular
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wanting as an ability
Replies: 16
Views: 2960

Re: Wanting as an ability

If you have looked into a few self improvement courses you have seen that they tend to tell you to start by deciding what it is you want. And then they tell you that the only reason you don't have what you want is because you haven't wanted is hard enough! And you feel even more crappy and stuck. B...
by binocular
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravāda is
Replies: 25
Views: 3794

Re: Theravāda is

Dhp 103-5 may help decide: Though one may conquer a thousand times a thousand men in battle, yet he indeed is the noblest victor who conquers himself. Self-conquest is far better than the conquest of others. Not even a god, an angel, Mara or Brahma can turn into defeat the victory of a person who i...
by binocular
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: "Killing" the unworthy aspirants
Replies: 105
Views: 11136

Re: "Killing" the unworthy aspirants

Sam Vara wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:04 pmBut note that you have not been banned, nor even shunned. Here we are, responding to your posts.
Even while you think I'm worthless, which is where you go against the sutta, according to which you should just ignore me.
by binocular
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravāda is
Replies: 25
Views: 3794

Re: Theravāda is

Just imagine a scene similar to the world open martial arts championship, at one corner of the ring is Mara, the undisputed world heavyweight champion, and the opposite end are his many challengers from all different styles: Theravada, Mahayana, Tibetan, etc all claiming to be the bearer of the tor...