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by robertk
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: We can't change the past. So isn't the past permanent?
Replies: 35
Views: 400

Re: We can't change the past. So isn't the past permanent?

dhammapal wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:41 am
robertk wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:17 pm
Show us this past.

Impossible , because it has gone completely.
No one can show anyone else the present moment either.
Here you go. Did you see it?
If not, here it is again.

Whoops already long gone.

But here is a new one.
by robertk
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: We can't change the past. So isn't the past permanent?
Replies: 35
Views: 400

Re: We can't change the past. So isn't the past permanent?

dhammapal wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:15 am
If there is no past then there's no impermanence.
There was a past, but it passed away.
by robertk
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: We can't change the past. So isn't the past permanent?
Replies: 35
Views: 400

Re: We can't change the past. So isn't the past permanent?

Show us this past. Impossible , because it has gone completely. Except when it's been recorded on camera. The rupas that make up the original photo have long gone, but new rupas keep arising and passing away in an approximation, due to the tejo that conditions those rupas. So a photo of your mum an...
by robertk
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: We can't change the past. So isn't the past permanent?
Replies: 35
Views: 400

Re: We can't change the past. So isn't the past permanent?

Show us this past.

Impossible , because it has gone completely.
by robertk
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Logic a dhamma?
Replies: 13
Views: 224

Re: Is Logic a dhamma?

Isn't knowing "this is a glass" actually sanna (perception)? Sanna doesn't usually involve thinking, it's just unconscious naming. So I'm not clear about your use of the word "concept" here, which seems to require the involvement of the intellect I am using thinking as a shorthand for vithicittas. ...
by robertk
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Logic a dhamma?
Replies: 13
Views: 224

Re: Is Logic a dhamma?

Anything the mind can take as object is termed Dhamma-arammana. In the compendium of objects, there are six kinds of objects , namely, visible form object, sound object, smell object, taste object, tangible object, and mental object. Therein, visible form itself is visible form object. Likewise, so...
by robertk
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Logic a dhamma?
Replies: 13
Views: 224

Re: Is Logic a dhamma?

http://www.abhidhamma.org/sujin3.htm

Realities and Concepts: the Buddha's explanation of the world.
by robertk
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Contemplations for different mental types?
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Contemplations for different mental types?

Visuddhimagga III-121 Cariyānukūlatoti cariyānaṃ anukūlatopettha vinicchayo veditabbo. (III,121): 10. As to suitability to temperament: here the exposition should be understood according to what is suitable to the temperaments. Seyyathidaṃ – rāgacaritassa tāva ettha dasa asubhā, kāyagatāsatīti ekāda...
by robertk
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sankhara or dhamma?
Replies: 7
Views: 229

Re: Sankhara or dhamma?

it depends on context.
Sometimes Nibbana is included among dhammas, and it is not anicca and not dukkha although it is anatta.
by robertk
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kilesa: Is there Abhidhamma or Commentary about "psycho-biology" ???
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: Kilesa: Is there Abhidhamma or Commentary about "psycho-biology" ???

cittajarupa - mattter conditioned by citta. Many details available about this..
by robertk
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: How to recover after heartbreak
Replies: 26
Views: 824

Re: How to recover after heartbreak

hey man, we've all thrown money after women.
Sometimes the wilder they are the more money is tossed - attachment ( emotion) and feeling- they make the world go round.
able to tell the difference between a brogue and a brolly)
just for my own interest, what is the difference?
by robertk
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why is consciousness 6-fold in the suttas?
Replies: 40
Views: 984

Re: Why is consciousness 6-fold in the suttas?

If there are just moments of consciousness, a succession of sense-objects, why does it matter which sense-organ produces them? Isn't it enough to recognise that they ARE just sense-objects, transient and conditional in nature In the khandhas (5 aggregates) Vinnana is in fact only one of the five. S...
by robertk
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why is consciousness 6-fold in the suttas?
Replies: 40
Views: 984

Re: Why is consciousness 6-fold in the suttas?

If we are just viewing moments of consciousness, why is the 6-fold model needed? What practical difference does it make if a moment of consciousness incudes this or that sense-base? Abhidhammattha Vibhavani gives this answer: "There are people who like short explanations, there are people who like ...
by robertk
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: What is the diffrent between Citta and Citasika in Abhidhamma?
Replies: 30
Views: 1173

Re: What is the diffrent between Citta and Citasika in Abhidhamma?

because it is conditioned to arise. What is the condition (paccaya) here? So what is the condition (paccaya) for the next moment now? Some more on conditions related to seeing: From the forword to Guide to conditional relations \By Narada The materiali ty-mentali ty, which constitute the human bein...
by robertk
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why is consciousness 6-fold in the suttas?
Replies: 40
Views: 984

Re: Why is consciousness 6-fold in the suttas?

I think it's worth observing that here we're discussing models of consciousness and experience, and how well they correspond to actual experience. I also want to observe that models inevitably involve assumptions, and that they are often designed with a specific purpose in mind. From dicussion here...