March 23, 2023 Update: See below for Leigh’s responses via email. I may or may not give some future response to Leigh’s responses Honor and respect to Leigh Brasington, not only for his extensive teachings on the jhanas, but for all the thoughts, teachings and practices surrounding the Sāmaññaphala Sutta (DN 2) during the FebruaryContinue reading “Questions And Points Put To Leigh Brasington On “Psychic Powers” In The Suttas”
Category Archives: Irregular Inquires
Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu Questions
[12/10/2022 UPDATE: This post was originally published 1/23/2022. I recently discovered that at that time I did not include the audio file here for the podcast so I had to change the blog post publishing date in order for WordPress to push this out as a new podcast.] Five short excerpts of some questions IContinue reading “Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu Questions”
Irregular Inquires — ‘Let None Deceive Another’
‘Let none deceive another, or despise any being in any state.’ from the metta sutta Does this line in the metta Sutta — ‘Let none deceive another, or despise any being in any state.’ — mean action should be taken (to prevent deception)? If so, how and to what extent? (Deception often happens as protectionContinue reading “Irregular Inquires — ‘Let None Deceive Another’”
The Psychology of Customer Service Apologies
This brief Wisdom app talk on March 3rd looks at the psychology of apologies, especially pertaining to those in Customer Service followed by a call-in chat with Malcolm who relates first hand experience working in this field. My edited notes:
Irregular Inquires — Investigating The Term “Early Buddhist Texts”
Ten questions to investigate the term “Early Buddhist Texts.” The first three:
How helpful and/or how detrimental is the term “Early Buddhist Texts”?
Where/how did it originate?
On one hand maybe it sets up a certain distinguishing category in a distilled type of way, but when does “early” begin and end?
Irregular Inquires — Questions For Investigating Energy
Currently, over 15 (groups of) questions for investigating energy, including:
What is energy? How do you know?
Where and how do you experience energy?
What kinds, or types of energy are there?
Why is energy important?
Where does energy come from? Where does it go?
Irregular Inquires — Questions For Regular Contemplation: Ethics
“Whenever you want to do [while you are doing, and having done] a bodily action [verbal action, mental action], you should reflect on it: ‘This bodily action [verbal action, mental action], I want to do [are doing, and have done] — would it [is it, was it] lead to self-affliction, to the affliction of others,Continue reading “Irregular Inquires — Questions For Regular Contemplation: Ethics”