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by robertk
Sun May 20, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"
Replies: 46
Views: 953

Re: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"

the liberal press got rather twisted about this. my favorite is Navarro who is on CNN sometimes https://www.google.fr/amp/amp.dailycaller.com/2018/05/18/leslie-marshall-trump-ms-13-animals/ Screen Shot Ana Navarro (CNN: April 30, 2018) Regular CNN commentator Ana Navarro joined the crowd attacking P...
by robertk
Sun May 20, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Jechbi's concerns
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: Jechbi's concerns

thanks ..we are looking at this.
by robertk
Sun May 20, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Thoughts and Suffering
Replies: 16
Views: 224

Re: Thoughts and Suffering

In my own practice, I have found that thoughts seem to contribute the most to suffering than any of the other five sense objects. Would this be a fair statement? Basically yes - apart from moments of intense pain at the body door. The other sense doors have only neutral feeling. Consider someone wh...
by robertk
Sat May 19, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"
Replies: 46
Views: 953

Re: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"

18 May 20181,920 Glenn Beck, the staunch Never-Trump radio host and founder of The Blaze, announced on Friday that he is supporting President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election bid. TheBlaze https://twitter.com/theblaze/status/997542394408132608 .@glennbeck has heard ENOUGH from the mainstream media. ...
by robertk
Sun May 13, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: is birth control the same as getting an abortion
Replies: 128
Views: 1918

Re: is birth control the same as getting an abortion

Try to make posts less personal please everyone :)
mod suggestion
. :anjali:
by robertk
Sat May 12, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Musings about "My experience at 10 day Vipassana course"
Replies: 20
Views: 267

Re: My experience at 10 day Vipassana course

mikenz66 wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 9:08 am
it...

But of course, we've been over that discussion many times in the past. Robert started a nice thread about it here: The causes for wisdom.

:heart:
Mike
thanks for linking to that discussion!
by robertk
Sat May 12, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Musings about "My experience at 10 day Vipassana course"
Replies: 20
Views: 267

Re: My experience at 10 day Vipassana course

Saengnapha wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 8:20 am
You stop trying to manipulate and change all that because that is what you are!
This is key! And why vipassana can never be a technique or developed by a technique imho.
by robertk
Fri May 11, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 540
Views: 23570

Re: POTUS 2017

David Reynolds with a typically incendiary article about Trump. http://politicallyincorrectdharma.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/donald-j-trump-savior-of-western_10.html You can read this dispassionately, as another sentient being's thoughts about a topic which affects us all and merits wise consideration....
by robertk
Fri May 04, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Temperature born matter and plants?
Replies: 10
Views: 262

Re: Temperature born matter and plants?

It seems Narada is mistaken. Rupa-jivitindriya is only in matter produced by kamma- hence never in plants. It seems obvious to me that matter outside bodies is only produced by temperature- not kamma or citta.. Okay thank you, do the suttas allow for temperature born matter at all though? Or in the...
by robertk
Wed May 02, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Temperature born matter and plants?
Replies: 10
Views: 262

Re: Temperature born matter and plants?

It seems Narada is mistaken.

Rupa-jivitindriya is only in matter produced by kamma- hence never in plants.
It seems obvious to me that matter outside bodies is only produced by temperature- not kamma or citta..
by robertk
Wed May 02, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Temperature born matter and plants?
Replies: 10
Views: 262

Re: Temperature born matter and plants?

there are 4 causes for rupa: either kamma, citta, temperature or nutrition. In things like plants and anything outside a living body all matter is produced solely by temperature . In the body most matter is produced by temperature but there is also matter produced by citta, and by kamma, and by nut...
by robertk
Wed May 02, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Temperature born matter and plants?
Replies: 10
Views: 262

Re: Temperature born matter and plants?

there are 4 causes for rupa: either kamma, citta, temperature or nutrition. In things like plants and anything outside a living body all matter is produced solely by temperature . In the body most matter is produced by temperature but there is also matter produced by citta, and by kamma, and by nutr...
by robertk
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Vinnanam Anidassanam. Classical Version.
Replies: 26
Views: 683

Re: Vinnanam Anidassanam. Classical Version.

the Commentary by Buddhaghosa, and the sub-commentary.
by robertk
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Vinnanam Anidassanam. Classical Version.
Replies: 26
Views: 683

Re: Vinnanam Anidassanam

the Theravada understanding is that nibbana is an object of insight, not that nibbana has any type of consciousness. When you say that Nibbana is an "object of insight", do you mean it's an object of consciousness ( vinnana )? Something we become aware of? yes it is an object of citta/vinnana, and ...
by robertk
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Vinnanam Anidassanam. Classical Version.
Replies: 26
Views: 683

Re: Vinnanam Anidassanam. Classical Version.

From an old post by ven. Dhammanando: In the Mahāvihāra's understanding viññāṇaṃ does not mean consciousness in this context . Instead, it is defined as viññātabbaṃ, a verbal derivative that can be taken as a noun ('that which must be cognized') or an adjective ('to be cognized', 'must be cognized')...
by robertk
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Vinnanam Anidassanam. Classical Version.
Replies: 26
Views: 683

Re: Vinnanam Anidassanam

Greetings robertk and thank you for the explanation! Is it because "vinnana" has always an object according to orthodox Theravada, right? After all, it seems that awareness is always an awareness "of" something (e.g. even the consciousness referred in AN 10.6 seems to have Nibbana as an object...) ...
by robertk
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Vinnanam Anidassanam. Classical Version.
Replies: 26
Views: 683

Re: Vinnanam Anidassanam

] Vinnanam anidassanam is just a clean, jhanic, 100% defilement-free arahant's consciousness, . as my opening post stated: [, the term 'Viññanam' in the line of the original Pali verse " Viññanam anidassanam, anantam sabbatopabham .." does not refer to consciousness, the usual meaning of viññanam ....
by robertk
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Vinnanam Anidassanam. Classical Version.
Replies: 26
Views: 683

Re: Vinnanam Anidassanam

Referring to the Buddha's attainment of enlightenment as described in SN 56.11, Thanissaro says: "The consciousness attained through this release is the only type of awareness that the Canon recognises as truly unconditioned, for- unlike every other form of consciousness- it can be known without re...
by robertk
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Vinnanam Anidassanam. Classical Version.
Replies: 26
Views: 683

Re: Vinnanam Anidassanam

SarathW wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:21 am
Consciousness of Arahant is not Nibbana.
Of course not.
by robertk
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Vinnanam Anidassanam. Classical Version.
Replies: 26
Views: 683

Re: Vinnanam Anidassanam

justindesilva wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:30 am
SarathW wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:00 am
Isn’t Vinnana a limb of Dependent Orignation?
anto
sabbato psbham',
it means a consciousness non manifest , infinite, radiant all around ; which means that it is the consciousness of an arya puggala or an arhant.
This is in direct opposition to the classical Theravada stance.