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by robertk
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Commentary and the Commentarial Tradition
Replies: 50
Views: 764

Re: Commentary and the Commentarial Tradition

8-11. Then the Blessed One said: "In this fashion, bhikkhus, a bhikkhu might speak: 'Face to face with the Blessed One, brethren, I have heard and learned thus: This is the Dhamma and the Discipline, the Master's Dispensation'; or: 'In an abode of such and such a name lives a community with elders ...
by robertk
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dhamma on Zoom: welcome
Replies: 100
Views: 5074

Re: Dhamma on Zoom: welcome

robertk wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:49 pm
robertk wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:46 am
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Topic: Robert Kirk's Zoom Meeting
Time: Jun 2, 2020 04:00 PM Riyadh (utc +3 hours)

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by robertk
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dhamma on Zoom: welcome
Replies: 100
Views: 5074

Re: Dhamma on Zoom: welcome

robertk wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:46 am
today..

Topic: Robert Kirk's Zoom Meeting
Time: Jun 2, 2020 04:00 PM Riyadh (utc +3 hours)

Join Zoom Meeting
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by robertk
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Tired of the meaningless cycle in modern life (RANT)
Replies: 17
Views: 421

Re: Tired of the meaningless cycle in modern life (RANT)

While writing that post how many moments went by unaware.. While reading this post now is there any awareness - that there are merely elements arising and performing their functions. If we can learn what awareness really is, and see how it can arise anytime then 'situations' don't cause problems. Le...
by robertk
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dhamma on Zoom: welcome
Replies: 100
Views: 5074

Re: Dhamma on Zoom: welcome

today..

Topic: Robert Kirk's Zoom Meeting
Time: Jun 2, 2020 04:00 PM Riyadh (utc +3 hours)

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by robertk
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Cittas not resultant from kamma? Wrong!
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Cittas not resultant from kamma? Wrong!

For Abhidhamma folks: I just reviewed the first section (sense-sphere cittas) of the first chapter (cittas) of the Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma . There are 54 sense-sphere cittas: Great Wholesome -- 8 Unwholesome -- 12 Resultants -- 23 ----Unwholesome resultants -- 7 ----Rootless wholesome re...
by robertk
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Nagarjuna
Replies: 26
Views: 430

Re: Nagarjuna

Another clear explanation of the deficiency of Nagarjuna's beliefs is in the sub commentary to the Visuddhimagga Note 6. Xvii of the (Page 559 ) Now some, [misinterpreting the meaning of the sutta passage, ‘Whether Perfect Ones arise or do not arise, there yet remains that element …’ (S II 25), wron...
by robertk
Sun May 31, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Language, Reality and dhammas
Replies: 24
Views: 315

Re: Language, Reality and dhammas

Ok thanks. That’s something to think over. yes. and while thinking take the case of hearing just the word 'dhamma'. The sound of that short word is actually many arisings and passings of rupas - elements, realities. Naturally we think immediately of the meaning of the word, the concept- but there c...
by robertk
Sun May 31, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Language, Reality and dhammas
Replies: 24
Views: 315

Re: Language, Reality and dhammas

Without vijjamana pannattis - concepts which describe realities - the Buddha had no way to convey meaning. Ok thanks. That’s something to think over. yes. and while thinking take the case of hearing just the word 'dhamma'. The sound of that short word is actually many arisings and passings of rupas...
by robertk
Sun May 31, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Language, Reality and dhammas
Replies: 24
Views: 315

Re: Language, Reality and dhammas

Greetings everyone, I’m still acquainting myself with the Abhidhamma so forgive me if I have misrepresented some or all aspects of it. As I understand things so far there is conventional reality and ultimate reality. Conventional reality is comprised of concepts and language, for example “person” o...
by robertk
Sun May 31, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Language, Reality and dhammas
Replies: 24
Views: 315

Re: Language, Reality and dhammas

citta, sound are real in conventional way as it appears to us due to the sence field. but ultimately sound dont exist as such. I see..and this is said where in the texts. Validate yourself. .. and it might be given in ultimate reality talking works of any buddhist masters Mod note: from the guideli...
by robertk
Sun May 31, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Nagarjuna
Replies: 26
Views: 430

Re: Nagarjuna

It exist in what sence? conventional appearence or intrintic existance? Intrinsic existence: paramattha dhammas, ultimate realities - that are anicca, dukkha, and anatta. They are conditioned to arise and then they cease instantly. Upatissa-pasine Whatever phenomena arise from cause: their cause an...
by robertk
Sun May 31, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Nagarjuna
Replies: 26
Views: 430

Re: Nagarjuna

Even in past millenia the ancients needed to confront beliefs of the non-existence of all dhammas, elements, khandhas etc. Here I posted an excellent text that ven. Dhammanando cited and commented on (and partially translated many years back) http://www.abhidhamma.org/forums/topic/patisambhidamagga-...
by robertk
Sun May 31, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Language, Reality and dhammas
Replies: 24
Views: 315

Re: Language, Reality and dhammas

Greetings everyone, I’m still acquainting myself with the Abhidhamma so forgive me if I have misrepresented some or all aspects of it. As I understand things so far there is conventional reality and ultimate reality. Conventional reality is comprised of concepts and language, for example “person” o...
by robertk
Sun May 31, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Nagarjuna
Replies: 26
Views: 430

Re: Nagarjuna

as doodoot said.