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by Wayfarer
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Eliminating the pauses of the breath
Replies: 6
Views: 121

Re: Eliminating the pauses of the breath

It sounds very idiosyncratic advice to me. I wouldn't put any stock in it.
by Wayfarer
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What attainment is Ram Bahadur Bomjon (Buddha Boy)?
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: What attainment is Ram Bahadur Bomjon (Buddha Boy)?

The individual in question has no relationship with any Buddhist order, but was subject of spurious comparisons to 'the Buddha' by various media outlets on the basis of speculation and gossip. For a factual account see the entry on Wikipedia. This thread is now locked as no purpose can be served by...
by Wayfarer
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: question on divine madness
Replies: 9
Views: 434

Re: question on divine madness

I think questions of this kind are unsuitable for discussion on Internet forums, as in such cases we’re considering the outer llimits of behaviour and culture. That is not to suggest that such types don’t exist and are not genuine, but rather whether anything said on an Internet forum about such ma...
by Wayfarer
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Practicing and Finding a Teacher when you live in the middle of nowhere
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: Practicing and Finding a Teacher when you live in the middle of nowhere

I'd like to get started on advancing my practice and doing it correctly. I am ready to start on the path to taking refuge and the precepts properly, but geography seems to conspire against me. I wouldn’t take the geographical issue as a show-stopper. As mentioned, there are many online learning opt...
by Wayfarer
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: forgiveness
Replies: 17
Views: 270

Re: forgiveness

I don't know if you know of Ken McLeod, who's a Western dharma teacher, but have a look at this thread which is a discussion of his idea that 'forgiveness is not a Buddhist idea'.
by Wayfarer
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Psychoanalysis
Replies: 41
Views: 654

Re: Psychoanalysis

It's the Alcoholic Anonymous program terminology. It's rooted in a kind of ecumenical Christian belief i.e. not church-based but belief in a higher power. They 've been adapted for other treatment programs.
by Wayfarer
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Generosity
Replies: 8
Views: 150

Re: Generosity

I agree it's a difficult question. When recently in the USA I was approached by numerous people asking for change in New York and Chicago. Sometimes I responded, other times not. I do agree that it's impossible to tell how what you're giving is going to end up being spent, and that often it will end...
by Wayfarer
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Psychoanalysis
Replies: 41
Views: 654

Re: Psychoanalysis

It's also worth mentioning that Freud himself has had huge cultural impact on the West, aside from any value that his actual therapy might have had. His essays like Civilization and its Discontents, Totem and Taboo, and many others, are some of the foundational documents of scientific-secular philos...
by Wayfarer
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Right/wrong thought
Replies: 28
Views: 399

Re: Right/wrong thought

I second Jeff H's suggestion. This is the subject matter of abhidharma, Buddhist philosophical psychology. Really it's an amazing system, considering its antiquity - there's nothing else in existence which offers the same conceptual framework.

Check out this title.
by Wayfarer
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: Hello

:hi: Welcome Martin!
by Wayfarer
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What is reborn after death?
Replies: 19
Views: 554

Re: What is reborn after death?

Well high Red Spinifex :hi: ! Welcome to DharmaWheel.
by Wayfarer
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What does "my" imply?
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: What does "my" imply?

A personal connection with the teacher.
by Wayfarer
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Right/wrong thought
Replies: 28
Views: 399

Re: Right/wrong thought

What does Buddhism teach about right/wrong thinking? Not just the quality of the thoughts: virtuous, non-virtuous, etc. But the process of thinking itself. Isn't that the main focus of abhidharma? Understanding the causal sequences which give rise to desire/attachment/aversion? 'Refrain from doing ...
by Wayfarer
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Right/wrong thought
Replies: 28
Views: 399

Re: Right/wrong thought

Probably better not to discuss Krishnamurti on this forum, it’s outside ToS,
by Wayfarer
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Right/wrong thought
Replies: 28
Views: 399

Re: Right/wrong thought

My ongoing search for similarities/bridges between spiritual teachings led me to wonder if Buddhist right thought is similar to K's psych thought. The problem is that the word 'thought' is really very imprecise. It is used to describe a whole range of acts and faculties. What I think K. is talking ...
by Wayfarer
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Right/wrong thought
Replies: 28
Views: 399

Re: Right/wrong thought

I think the issue is that self-centredness or egotism has a distorting effect on thoughts and emotions. But a lot of the time this is unconscious, i.e. we might not be consciously aware of being self-centred. It's more like we're seeing everything through tinted lenses which colour our perceptions, ...
by Wayfarer
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Climate change to cause global beer shortage, study says
Replies: 18
Views: 302

Re: Climate change to cause global beer shortage, study says

Increase of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is the Number One issue. It’s not a red herring or ‘green left’ plot, it’s a reality that is affecting everyone on the planet, right now. It’s the single biggest threat to the whole planet and it has to be dealt with, or it will deal with us.
by Wayfarer
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: One hand clapping
Replies: 13
Views: 331

Re: One hand clapping

I'd like you all to explain what you are talking about. The 'one hand clapping' koan, in particular, has unfortunately become something of a cultural cliche. These kinds of ideas were introduced into Western culture in the mid-20th century in popular books and the like, and since that time have bec...
by Wayfarer
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: shake your nibutti
Replies: 13
Views: 330

Re: conceptual mind

I don't think there's anything much mistaken about all of the above. Maybe one point is that 'realisation of the truth of cessation' is not a verbal process. It doesn't take place in the word-processing department. That is why there is such an emphasis in Buddhism on meditation. Through meditation, ...
by Wayfarer
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Climate change to cause global beer shortage, study says
Replies: 18
Views: 302

Re: Climate change to cause global beer shortage, study says

I have one grand-child one year of age, and another expected early next year. It is a shameful indictment of current governments that they have not been able to respond to this. Here in Australia, it has caused major political conflict, with a number of Prime Ministers' careers brought to an end by ...

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