Post title: About Completed Infinities ("True Nature")
(Jan 28 2018 at 05:26 PM)
I've been asked to comment on "True Nature" (as in, "a person's true nature").
Here's a paragraph or two from Dispute over Infinity Divides Mathematics:
Infinity has ruffled feathers in mathematics almost since the field's beginning. The
Post title: "The Cessation of In-breathing and Out-breathing" (comment on Tao Bums, edited)
(Jan 9 2018 at 03:45 PM)
What did Gautama mean by "the cessation of in-breathing and out-breathing"? The phrase occurs often in the Pali sermon volumes (along with "the cessation of perception and sensation"). Did he actually mean that the breath stops?
What Gautama meant can be established by cross-referencing the teachings in the sermons about what he referred to as "activities".
Post title: Zen, Part Three--from "Dao Bums" (edited)
(Dec 10 2017 at 04:58 PM)
"What in the world does the 'cessation of happiness apart from equanimity' mean--that happiness ends when equanimity does? And what does that have to do with just letting yourself breath?"
The equanimity referred to is equanimity with respect to the multiplicity of the senses. So the cessation of happiness apart from equan
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