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by no mike
Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: PhD and Dhamma Study?
Replies: 11
Views: 1518

Re: PhD and Dhamma Study?

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Edit: just found this article http://www.cbsnews.com/news/12-reasons- ... get-a-phd/[/quote]

I just read the article, thank you. I need to thoroughly research the need for instructors within my specialty.
by no mike
Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: PhD and Dhamma Study?
Replies: 11
Views: 1518

PhD and Dhamma Study?

After 16 years, I left my specialized career in public ed (pre-k through 12), it was too much paperwork (before, during, and after hours, weekends, etc.), and a lot of unnecessary stress, and a lot of unwholesome phenomena within the bureaucracy (on-site, local, state, and federal levels). I am now ...
by no mike
Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is no-I just a model for correct view?
Replies: 22
Views: 2750

Re: Is no-I just a model for correct view?

Thank you, everyone, for the great responses :heart: According to the teachings, are all, and all-of, beings annata? What of the "purified beings," or that which is purified "of" beings? Is the liberated, purified being, actually incarcerated in this lifetime, subject to fall apart and dissolve with...
by no mike
Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is no-I just a model for correct view?
Replies: 22
Views: 2750

Re: Is no-I just a model for correct view?

I wonder if this page from a Forest Sanga newsletter will be of any help : "Self View, Personality and Awareness" by Ajahn Sumedho. excerpt: Anatta is a practice for ordinary everyday life in which you notice when personality arises and when it ceases. http://www.dhammatalks.net/Books9/Ajahn_Sumedh...
by no mike
Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:30 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is no-I just a model for correct view?
Replies: 22
Views: 2750

Is no-I just a model for correct view?

Since there is a doer doing khamma, is there a self? Is my khamma mine? Is "no-I, no-me, not-mine" a creative model to help establish correct view of what "I" is not? Such as in: there is no true "I" found in or of one's impermanent worldly aggregates? My perception at the moment is that "I" is foun...
by no mike
Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How are others "reflections" of ourselves?
Replies: 11
Views: 1547

Re: How are others "reflections" of ourselves?

Your question makes me think of the Satipatthana Sutta; contemplate internally, externally, or both.
by no mike
Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 1135346

Re: Word Association Game

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by no mike
Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Is Nibanna Extinction?
Replies: 16
Views: 3182

Re: Is Nibanna Extinction?

Nibanna, unbindingm, the unconditioned seems to be the removal of all of the aggregates, everything that makes you, you. It seems like the only thing left would be pure consciousness, without an identity. In other words "you" are gone. Extinct. a complete death. It seems like a consciousness withou...
by no mike
Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 1135346

Re: Word Association Game

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by no mike
Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 1135346

Re: Word Association Game

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by no mike
Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 1135346

Re: Word Association Game

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by no mike
Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: a better way to learn
Replies: 13
Views: 3006

Re: a better way to learn

....As far as intimations of monastic effort go, give the eight precepts a shot for a fortnight while trying on some chastity. Alongside some mindfulness, it may be very interesting for you to watch how things unfold. Gentle, good-natured curiosity can go a long way here. I think the idea behind th...
by no mike
Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Abhidhamma and Insight
Replies: 12
Views: 2416

Re: Abhidhamma and Insight

You do not need the Abhidhamma to do the practice. Find a good translation of the Satipatthana Sutta and memorize it. It is a good tool to work with, encompassing essentially the whole of the Dhamma. Joseph Goldstein's book, MINDFULNESS: A Practical guide to Awakening, it is an excellent extended d...
by no mike
Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:38 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Abhidhamma and Insight
Replies: 12
Views: 2416

Re: Abhidhamma and Insight

The problem is when people promote a particular method of interpretation or analysis (which is what "abhidhamma" seems to mean in the Suttas) over and above the regular Dhamma teachings of the Buddha, which can lead to a distortion: It's like monks who study the Abhidhamma. They say that when you s...
by no mike
Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Abhidhamma and Insight
Replies: 12
Views: 2416

Re: Abhidhamma and Insight

Another idea is that along with your sutta study you begin to learn Pali. That's what I'm doing and even my very elementary knowledge of it has deepened my understanding of the Dhamma. Good idea, thank you. I subscribed to a Pali-word-a-day via email, and I am now noting Pali terms mindfully. I wil...