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by pink_trike
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: extroverts versus introverts
Replies: 62
Views: 7489

Re: extroverts versus introverts

Both of course can make progress, but I'd say clearly introverts have the edge. Introverts tend to be introspective which is what is done in meditation. And meditation is mostly a solitary practice. However, introverts also tend to have busier interior mindscapes ... they open a lot of chat rooms i...
by pink_trike
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: extroverts versus introverts
Replies: 62
Views: 7489

Re: extroverts versus introverts

Which one has an edge in progress in the 8fold path? "The Eightfold Path consists of eight practices: right view, right resolve, right speech, right conduct, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right "samadhi" (meditative absorption or union)." They are all practices and it's not...
by pink_trike
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Practice
Replies: 12
Views: 1912

Re: Practice

It is a result of meditation progress. I too had headaches during meditations. Just notice the feeling: "pain, pain". And focus on the painful feeling. Focus on the pain and notice it as "pain, pain". I experienced chakra energy also a many times. Headache also. These are signs of the meditation pr...
by pink_trike
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: supernormal powers
Replies: 68
Views: 9413

Re: supernormal powers

SarathW wrote:Yes.
When you can read your own mind you have super normal powers. :D


there is nothing 'super normal powers' about observing conditioned patterns of thought and emotional reactivity. It is a very ordinary state of being, once actualized through practice.
by pink_trike
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Who are these Devas responsible for creation?
Replies: 21
Views: 2606

Re: Who are these Devas responsible for creation?

An understanding of 'devas', an older variation of the Greek term 'daemon', should be considered not as 'supernatural' discrete beings, but rather as "peculiar modes', to use Walter Burkert's phrase ... phenomenal processes deeply linked to nature: to trees, waters, the land, and celestial influence...
by pink_trike
Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 584
Views: 109583

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Greetings pink_trike, I'm not pretending anything. I said "within the parameters of the Terms of Service", and that's precisely where the line is drawn. Also, it's worth remembering that David N Snyder is not obliged to provide anyone with a platform to speak. The ToS outline what speech he is prep...
by pink_trike
Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: The Milo Yiannopoulous scandal
Replies: 64
Views: 4747

Re: The Milo Yiannopoulous scandal

[quote="pulga"][/quote] "It was when Milo was on the verge of entering into the mainstream that conservatives felt the imperative to destroy him" Bingo. At the exact point that conservative / rightists became the dominant power, they threw the [ three letter word that starts with F and ends with G ]...
by pink_trike
Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Why Leftists have shifted their focus away from important issues
Replies: 148
Views: 14118

Re: Why Leftists have become so dull

It is well known throughout North America (The USA & Canada) that "Redneck" is a pejorative epithet for people who are culturally South-Eastern or Appalachian. When I was in high school in the late 60s / early 70s in Minnesota, the term 'redneck' was commonly used to refer to people who were proud ...
by pink_trike
Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Why Leftists have shifted their focus away from important issues
Replies: 148
Views: 14118

Re: Why Leftists have become so dull

As an (admitted :tongue: ) Leftist I don't want to be called 'dull' but nor do I, as a Buddhist, want to encourage people to take to the barricades in an attempt to topple the neoliberal world order. Having been a committed Dharma practitioner for 45 years, I have no problem at all with people taki...
by pink_trike
Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: The Truth about Dalai Lama
Replies: 53
Views: 5504

Re: The Truth about Dalai Lama

I agree Bhante. But there are problems when a Buddhist monk trying to run a country. Politics is not the domain of a monk. Siddhartha was very much involved with the politics of his time, advising kings, shaping social codes, and assisting in the making of governmental policy. Where do the suttas s...
by pink_trike
Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 584
Views: 109583

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Just think how easy it would be to make a red and black flag and then all the violence would be blamed on the anarcho syndicalists and anarchist communist movement. Do you think that bannon or trump realize this? chownah Exactly. Having decades of experience with organizing direct actions in the 80...
by pink_trike
Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 584
Views: 109583

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Greetings Mr. Man, We certainly don't have it on Dhamma Wheel. If we did I have something to say. You have the right to free speech here within the parameters of the Terms of Service, just like everyone else... Metta, Paul. :) Hi Paul, That's just Orwellian modernspeak. Here's the un-glossed and un...
by pink_trike
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: How did you learn to love reading books?
Replies: 62
Views: 7270

Re: How did you learn to love reading books?

I'm assuming that if it is read for pleasure that it is fiction but then again this is not true 100%. Certainly not true for me ... I've read around 40k books so far, all with great pleasure, and only around 100 of them have been (mostly classical) fiction. (btw, classical literature wasn't intende...
by pink_trike
Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: First Do No Harm
Replies: 83
Views: 10314

Re: First Do No Harm

I'm too lazy to learn how to quote from multiple posts so I'll just cut/paste quotes from previous posts and respond to them. quoted by Will: "I believe that all sides of every issue need to be heard in order to truly make informed and fair decisions. I am very concerned about how valid criticism/di...
by pink_trike
Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 141
Views: 23930

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

SO you're claiming the easiest way to reach enlightenment is to be a sex worker?? I beg to disagree!! No, I certainly didn't claim that. That is something that apparently your mind manufactured (note: Dharma / Dhamma warns about this). Please point to anything I said in my post that specifically sa...