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by Wayfarer
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Pittsburgh massacre
Replies: 48
Views: 2192

Re: Pittsburgh massacre

it clearly had political character. Well, I see your point, but I don’t see how saying that ‘it’s the Right’ actually does anything other than fan the flames. It’s criminal behaviour which I completely agree is being excacerbated by the hateful rhetoric of POTUS. But I would like to think that neit...
by Wayfarer
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Pittsburgh massacre
Replies: 48
Views: 2192

Re: Pittsburgh massacre

I think by describing it in political terms, you're furthering the damage to the body politic that is so obviously being done by the current POTUS. What is gained by doing that? It is better to view it as psycho-pathological, which adopts various political guises as part of its pathology, and as yet...
by Wayfarer
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Psychoanalysis
Replies: 107
Views: 4132

Re: Psychoanalysis

My point was simply that there were, in the view of Buddhadharma, no such thing as unconscious memories, i.e. data that is storied somewhere in some medium to be called forth later. It seems to me that this is hard to reconcile with: As a matter of interest, what is the translation/etymology of the...
by Wayfarer
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Pittsburgh massacre
Replies: 48
Views: 2192

Re: Pittsburgh massacre

Do people still want to insist that Facists and Antifa are the same, and that Fascism can be countered by peaceful resistance? I don't really understand the point of this question. The individual in question seems yet another delusional, possibly psychotic, individual, with access to weapons and dr...
by Wayfarer
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Psychoanalysis
Replies: 107
Views: 4132

Re: Psychoanalysis

Malcolm wrote:My point was simply that there were, in the view of Buddhadharma, no such thing as unconscious memories, i.e. data that is storied somewhere in some medium to be called forth later.
As a matter of interest, what is the translation/etymology of the term ‘alaya’ in the compound ‘alaya-Vijñāna’?
by Wayfarer
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Enquiry about UBNU United Buddhist Nations University of organization UBNO
Replies: 6
Views: 643

Re: Enquiry about UBNU United Buddhist Nations University of organization UBNO

OK, googled. Master Maitreya has professionally graduated as University Teacher, Integral Counsellor, Psychoanalyst, Social Psychologist, International Political Scientist, Sociologist of education, Sustainable Social Economist, Philosophical Anthropologist of Education, Intercultural Social Mediato...
by Wayfarer
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Enquiry about UBNU United Buddhist Nations University of organization UBNO
Replies: 6
Views: 643

Re: Enquiry about UBNU United Buddhist Nations University of organization UBNO

Hi Andre, and welcome to Dharma Wheel. I hadn’t heard anything about this organisation up until about 2 minutes ago, when I read your post, but reading it sets off a number of red lights for me, without even googling the organisation in question. For instance, the ‘masters’ name basically translates...
by Wayfarer
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Psychoanalysis
Replies: 107
Views: 4132

Re: Psychoanalysis

Although there was no explicit concept of unconscious mind in early Buddhism (roughly 5th-2nd centuries BCE), there was an awareness of processes that later Buddhists, like many modern scholars, would consider descriptively unconscious. These included not only the various cognitive processes that s...
by Wayfarer
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Psychoanalysis
Replies: 107
Views: 4132

Re: Psychoanalysis

the reality of unconscious and subconscious is indubitable, in my view. These things do not exist, and you cannot explain their mechanism. bringing to light unconscious memories can be very challenging There are no such thing as unconsciousness memories. If you are not conscious of a mental event, ...
by Wayfarer
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Psychoanalysis
Replies: 107
Views: 4132

Re: Psychoanalysis

The question could be asked, why Gautama suddenly recalled all of his past lives during the third watch (I think it was) of the night of his Enlightenment. It is said that detailed knowledge of all of these lives was suddenly recalled at this time. So, why didn’t he already know it, and where had th...
by Wayfarer
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Crackdown on religion in China
Replies: 57
Views: 2489

Re: Crackdown on religion in China

Tragic indeed. We can't forget that the Chinese government is a totalitarian dictatorship; although it's easy to forget, because the Chinese are also incredible manufacturers and business people. But it's nevertheless true.
by Wayfarer
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: As fewer people visit....
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: As fewer people visit....

Pretty sure my grandparents met at a Church Hall dance.....
by Wayfarer
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Psychoanalysis
Replies: 107
Views: 4132

Re: Psychoanalysis

the reality of unconscious and subconscious is indubitable, in my view. Unconscious bias and even autonomic reactions can be shown to exist in any subject. However I think what Buddhism does, is provide a way of enlarging the scope of conscious attention, so that the subject becomes 'conscious of th...
by Wayfarer
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Man in the Box
Replies: 18
Views: 1033

Re: Man in the Box

Welcome to Dharmawheel. Great story, and I'm impressed with your resoluteness and optimism, considering the difficult circumstances. I don't even consider myself a Buddhist, yet there I was teaching a handful of unruly inmates of the subject, none of whom really qualified as Buddhists either apart f...
by Wayfarer
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 207
Views: 6225

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

If it’s anger vs apathy, then anger will always win, because it will go out and vote. Apathy will stay at home and kvetch. It plays directly into the hands of those that really are trashing democracy.
by Wayfarer
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 207
Views: 6225

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

David Brooks' current OP on how the Democrats are not taking on Trumpism : the Democratic campaign is inadequate to the current moment. It offers no counter-narrative to Trump, little moral case against his behavior, no unifying argument against ethnic nationalism. In politics you can’t beat somethi...
by Wayfarer
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Eliminating the pauses of the breath
Replies: 9
Views: 713

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: 337

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: 753

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: 9
Views: 790

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...

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