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Post by nur_ein_tier on Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:23 pm

I had seen the pinball game listed as a reference to Children of the Corn in various places, I always thought it must be the same machine (since CotC is not the only movie pinball machines have ever appeared in). Upon closer inspection, I see that it is not, so I'm not going to consider that a reference to the film, seems a bit tenuous. I'd say, rather, that it's a reference to the actual game shown.

1. Medieval Madness pinball game in Silent Hill
2. same machine, pic found on a pinball site
3. screencap from Children of the Corn
4. Medusa pinball machine pic found on a pinball site

Anyway, I was uncertain of this before and I didn't see the pinball machine listed here.


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Post by Mr_x on Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:56 pm

Good info, i know some of this, some i did not know, btw i am new here, glad to be part of the silent hill community, i was in other forums but i think this one is better :D



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Post by Otherworld on Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:57 am

Mr_x wrote:Good info, i know some of this, some i did not know, btw i am new here, glad to be part of the silent hill community, i was in other forums but i think this one is better :D

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Post by F'sghost on Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:48 pm

About the watches with the billboards called Citta; Wikipedia gives a very shallow answer of it, but I think it's pertinet to the game. Any doubts, ask me. Who knows how many times I've read the Pali Canon.

Citta (Pali and Sanskrit) is one of three overlapping terms used in the nikayas to refer to the mind, the others being manas and viññāṇa. Each is sometimes used in the generic and non-technical sense of "mind" in general, and the three are sometimes used in sequence to refer to one's mental processes as a whole. Their primary uses are, however, distinct

The Pali-English Dictionary suggests citta is heart / mind, and emphasizing it is more the emotive side of mind as opposed to manas as the intellect or mind-sense in the sense of what grasps mental objects (dhammas). Citta is the object of meditation in the third part of Satipatthana, also called four foundation of mindfulness.

"Citta" primarily represents one's mindset, or state of mind. Citta is the term used in to refer to the quality of mental processes as a whole Citta is neither an entity nor a process; this likely accounts for its not being classified as a skandha, nor mentioned in the paticcasamuppada formula.

The complex causal nexus of volitions (or intentions) which one experiences continuously conditions one's thoughts, speech, and actions. One's state of mind at any given time reflects that complex; thus, the causal origin of actions, speech, and thoughts is sometimes associated with the state of mind (citta), in a manner of speaking. This does not mean that it is that causal nexus; it is better understood as an abstract reflection. One's mind-set can be out of tune with one's desires or aspirations. In that it reflects the volitions, the citta is said to go off with a will of its own if not properly controlled It may lead a person astray or, if properly controlled, directed, and integrated, ennoble one. One may "make citta turn according to" his wishes most effectively by developing skill in meditative concentration which brings mental calm and clarity An individual undergoes many different states of mind; M.II.27 asks: "Which citta? for citta is manifold, various, and diverse." Generally speaking, a person will operate with a collection of changing mindsets, and some will occur regularly. While these mindsets determine the personality, they are not in control of themselves, but fluctuate and alternate. There is thus the need for the meditative integration of personality to provide a greater, more wholesome consistency.

Regarding volitions, there is a similarity between viññāna and citta; they are both associated with the qualitative condition of a human being. Viññāna provides awareness and continuity by which one knows one's moral condition, and citta is an abstraction representing that condition Citta is therefore closely related to volitions; this connection is also etymological, as citta comes from the same verbal root in Pali as the active terms meaning "to will". Citta also reflects one's cognitive condition/progress.

Citta as a mindset can become "contracted" (i.e., unworkable), "distracted", "grown great", "composed", or the opposite of such qualities (M.I.59). It can be dominated by a certain emotion, so as to be "terrified", "astonished", or "tranquil." It can be "taken hold of" by pleasant or unpleasant impressions (M.I.423). A host of negative emotionally charged states can pertain to it, or it may be free of such states, so it is vital to develop or purify it: "For a long time this citta has been defiled by attachment, hatred, and delusion. By defilement of citta, beings are defiled; by purity of citta, beings are purified" (S.III.152).

Attaining a purified citta corresponds to the attaining of liberating insight. This indicates that a liberated one's state of mind reflects no ignorance or defilements. As these represent bondage, their absence is described in terms of freedom.

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