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by robertk
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Being aware from...
Replies: 27
Views: 336

Re: Being aware from...

I think it would be interesting to hear robertk's view on this from a technical perspective. I like this sentence from an earlier post by you. If you step on a pin you feel the pain at the point of contact. Consciousness arises at the point of contact. yes, while science generally claims that consc...
by robertk
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Existence of Nibbana
Replies: 406
Views: 5723

Re: On the Existence of Nibbana

Yes. It is precisely because they have common ground that they can communicate at all. They are using fundamentally the same language but suggesting differing proposals with that language. If this was a Christian questioning points of Theravāda in order to learn more about it instead of a Mahāyāna ...
by robertk
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 636
Views: 18037

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

mod note: minimize politics comments on this thread please.
by robertk
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Existence of Nibbana
Replies: 406
Views: 5723

Re: On the Existence of Nibbana

Dhammas are independently originated through contact at the mind-base. No one noticed this, but this is a terrible fallacy, dare we even say a heresy. There are no independently originated dhammas in Madhyamaka. Rather, conceiving of them independently, each dhamma is dependently arisen via contact...
by robertk
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dhamma on Zoom: welcome
Replies: 130
Views: 12867

Re: Dhamma on Zoom: welcome

starting soon :anjali:
by robertk
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dhamma on Zoom: welcome
Replies: 130
Views: 12867

Re: Dhamma on Zoom: welcome

Robert Kirk is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Robert Kirk's Zoom Meeting
Time: Aug 2, 2020 10:00 AM Riyadh

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by robertk
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Do we create akusala or kusala cittas in sleep?
Replies: 5
Views: 345

Re: Do we create akusala or kusala cittas in sleep?

What you suggest is utter absurd Santa. I am telling you again, not to just base your reading only on one book. just open up. Dhamma is an experience and not a book. You have become completely a jerk now. Please note classical Theravada guidelines. Posts should, where appropriate, include support f...
by robertk
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dhamma on Zoom: welcome
Replies: 130
Views: 12867

Re: Dhamma on Zoom: welcome

Thanks for asking!
Let's make it tomorrow at 10am riyahd time.
by robertk
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Kathavatthu and Momentariness
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: Kathavatthu and Momentariness

I think Santa100 is basically correct. It is very terse but the Pubbaseliyas and the Aparaseliyas seem to believe that even matter lasts only the same brief time as citta. But matter , as paramattha dhamma, lasts 17 moments of citta . What to speak of when we talk about the conceptual world like mou...
by robertk
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dhamma on Zoom: welcome
Replies: 130
Views: 12867

Re: Dhamma on Zoom: welcome

starting soon
by robertk
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dhamma on Zoom: welcome
Replies: 130
Views: 12867

Re: Dhamma on Zoom: welcome

Today at 5:30pm pm Riyadh time..

Topic: Robert Kirk's Zoom Meeting :anjali:


Join Zoom Meeting
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short notice I know :embarassed:
by robertk
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: equanimity for non-mask wearers (personal experience)
Replies: 72
Views: 1271

Re: equanimity for non-mask wearers (personal experience)

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by robertk
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Patisambhidamagga and Sabhava
Replies: 1
Views: 345

Re: Patisambhidamagga and Sabhava

http://www.abhidhamma.org/forums/topic/patisambhidamagga-mahanama-on-reality/ ven. Dhammanando wrote this many years ago: He translates Mahanama who is commenting on a phrase in the Patisambhidamagga : MAHANAMA ON “MATERIALITY IS EMPTY WITH REGARD TO INDIVIDUAL ESSENCE” (from the Saddhammappakaasini...
by robertk
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Can multiple Cittas arise at the same time?
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: Can multiple Cittas arise at the same time?

One at a time, always.
by robertk
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: How do the first cittas of akusala citta become akusala?
Replies: 20
Views: 756

Re: How do the first cittas of akusala citta become akusala?

i am talking about " diṭṭhigata sampayutta" I dont think this means "wrong view". this means samma ditthi. can you pls explain your point? As santa100 explained diṭṭhigata sampayutta means "associated with WRONG view" , Ditthi always means wrong view - unless it is modified by the word Samma as in ...