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  • I think what leads to extinguishment of the poisons is Dhamma; the poisons are greed, anger/hate, delusion. https://suttacentral.net/mn19/en/sujato Two kinds of Thought MN 19 might be inspiring.
  • @federica It was a quote. Not my statement, but one on healthline.com. It is possible it is wrong, as and how you say. I cannot access this. If you consider my comment with the quote disinformation, I would not mind it being removed; I have very …
  • @Jason "Science, on the other hand, takes the position that the more knowledge we have about things as they are is always preferable to willful ignorance of any aspect of that. " Double blind studies. The Uncertainty Principle. And in general, th…
  • As it happens, just ran across this sutta AN 6.38 https://suttacentral.net/an6.38/en/sujato "Then a certain brahmin went up to the Buddha, and exchanged greetings with him. When the greetings and polite conversation were over, he sat down to one…
  • Is there volition or free will, considering the conditional nature of so much? Not explicitly an Imponderable or Indeterminate question, but it might be helpful to some to know, there ARE some questions or views which the Buddha considered a swam…
  • @federica Thank you, interesting and informative. I'm not a nutritionist but those pages seem science-based. What had stuck in my mind (from some decades ago, when my doctors were qyite concerned about my body bopping all over the glucose map,…
  • IMO this particular view does not lead towards liberation, but to confusion, and suffering.
  • Theravada, mostly. Enriched by study and or experience in several traditions including christianity, western philosophy and sciences. But Buddha's disciple, beyond sectarianism or shineys.
  • Fundamentally agree.
  • I see nostalgia as attachment, as perhaps a mild expression of craving which creates and maybe cherishes suffering. I see the suffering as unfortunate. But some pains seem or are seen as sweet, because they are recollections of happiness and intimac…
  • @federica this wikipedia page describes history of the term. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incel Apparently, the abbreviation derived from one woman's blogging/forum project. But the history is complicated. From that page, "she wrote, "Like a scie…
  • @federica "There are countless millions of Incels who desperately wish that life could be so even-sided..." Are there? The only uses of the term Incels which I have previously read described a very small subculture of men who express hatred of wo…
  • @federica "It has been proven that of the three, Carbohydrates are absolutely redundant and unnecessary." I looked at the thread linked, saw there are TED talk links in it but may have missed the key one. Can you help point me towards the science, a…
  • @Kerome "If you were to carry deconditioning to it’s ultimate conclusion, you might be in a similar state to a just born baby, a tabula rasa. " But I don't actually perceive babies as tabula rasa. Nor do I see deconditioning as stripping out all his…
  • Deconditioning suggests to me that ultimate possible liberation, which involves all ill will, greed, and delusions extinguished / cut off at the roots without remainders...
  • Small nuance: I don't think deconditioning is what we are talking about. Rather, we are talking about reconditioning. @federica yes? And not just reconditioning willy nilly, but reconditioning with purpose, with intention and effort and out of kn…
  • Sorry for typos! Is it correct that posts cannot be edited?
  • @person what a lovely moniker. I'm going to offer some thoughts as a Theravada Buddhist on application of selflessness/emptiness to the outer world. When rebirth is understood as part of the core of the Buddha's teaching, it can lead to de-emphas…
  • I like SuttaCentral.net with its numerous translations, tools for seeing what passages connect with others, and the essays and guides for sutta study. An into: https://suttacentral.net/introduction AccessToInsight also has a lot. Everywhere thou…
  • (May humor relieve burdens) I like condensation. On a glass of iced tea. Makes the glass a little slippery or seem cool, but that's just my subjective interpretation. Tea is what it is, as is glass, as is atmosphere surrendering humidity to touch th…
  • This might be interesting, as well. https://suttacentral.net/sn12.23/en/sujato SN 12.23 Vital Conditions Upanisa Sutta ... So marvelous, I could not quote only part. If one prefers (or simply enjoys or benefits from other translations, the ab…
  • Interesting responses, thank you. Inspired me to reread SN 22 today. https://suttacentral.net/sn22.55/en/sujato Starts with "At Sāvatthī. There the Buddha spoke these words of inspiration: “‘It might not be, and it might not be mine. It will not be,…
  • Metaphysics are not physics. Valid insights are not valid scientific proofs. Meditation is more art than science, and while science can study it, meditation is not imo a scientific examination; it's field of interest is bigger. Meditation is very…
  • @Jason said: Or, control is an illusion, and the choices you think you're making are conditioned by a myriad of factors a la causal determinism. If this were so, no effort would make any differenve, and everything is just a cosmic pinball…