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by SDC
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The devas are not capable of seeing him
Replies: 7
Views: 64

Re: The devas are not capable of seeing him

Can someone explain what "The devas are not capable of seeing him" means in the following? In whom exist no inner stirrings, Having passed beyond being this or that, Free from fear, blissful and sorrowless, The devas are not capable of seeing him. What's the source of this? If you take in the sense...
by SDC
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Momentary 'experience'
Replies: 173
Views: 6908

Re: Momentary 'experience'

sunnat wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:32 am
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Exactly, that is the sutta I quoted. :thumbsup:
by SDC
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5099
Views: 474074

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Unless Freud and Einstein were vegetables disguised as people, they are not part of this topic.

Come on, people. We've had to hack threads to pieces the last few weeks because the OPs are being ignored.

Back to :vegetables:
by SDC
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Momentary 'experience'
Replies: 173
Views: 6908

Re: Momentary 'experience'

"The rise and fall of mind-contact is seen and understood, " "See " comes in different forms. The issue is not cut and dry. Idha, gahapati, bhikkhu cakkhunā rūpaṃ disvā ‘manāpaṃ itthetan’ti pajānāti Here, householder, having seen a form with the eye, a bhikkhu understands an agreeable one thus: ‘Su...
by SDC
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does one arrive at right view ?
Replies: 23
Views: 374

Re: How does one arrive at right view ?

First thing what is right view ? How do we get it ? I pondered the same question in 2017. Being a bit of a gadgets guy I built a prototype of a device I called the skandha 2000 emptiness viewer. Of course, it failed miserably. Fast-forward four years and that device has undergone some significant r...
by SDC
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5099
Views: 474074

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Moderator Note: It is very easy for this topic to get personal, but please, can we keep the focus on the topic and not on each other.
by SDC
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Momentary 'experience'
Replies: 173
Views: 6908

Re: Momentary 'experience'

EDIT - My apologies, Robert, I just realized this was double posted and I had made edits to one, not the other. All cleared up now. Concepts can be classified in many ways (see the p.s to this post). In fact, things like a unicorn and God and rabbits horns can be considered as different types of pan...
by SDC
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Momentary 'experience'
Replies: 173
Views: 6908

Re: Momentary 'experience'

So Elvis is not real, it is merely a concept, an object of thinking - but the thinking processes are real, they are momentary, conditioned and succeeding each other in an unbroken, continuous series. Ah, now we are getting somewhere! What was Elvis when he was alive on TV as compared to the thought...
by SDC
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: About cessation feeling perception
Replies: 26
Views: 491

Re: About cessation feeling perception

Moderator Note: Please bear in mind 2j from the Terms of Service:

2j. Pressuring members to engage, despite them having already explicitly declined such engagement in the current topic
by SDC
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Rebirth admission would collapse modern science
Replies: 172
Views: 6180

Re: Rebirth admission would collapse modern science

It is natural for broad topics to diverge from the OP, but if there is no further interest in discussing the original topic, perhaps members should just move along instead of letting this become a free-for-all. Please be mindful of the OP and the Terms of Service. Thank you.

:focus:
by SDC
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 179
Views: 8482

Re: Coronavirus

Of interest, most people I see wearing masks are wearing them inappropriately so they don't fit over the mouth right. Health care workers are trained and know how to use them-- we have to pass tests in order to get certified to use them. Its really not worth while to be honest to wear one if you we...
by SDC
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Canki Sutta: What is meant by conviction?
Replies: 21
Views: 399

Re: Canki Sutta: What is meant by conviction?

Pulsar wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:28 pm
SDC wrote
'Dude, I was being sarcastic'
Cool! it is a consolation that you are still here, after visiting
Queens...
Indeed it is! See the edit above.
by SDC
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Canki Sutta: What is meant by conviction?
Replies: 21
Views: 399

Re: Canki Sutta: What is meant by conviction?

SDC has a photographic memory, on another thread he admitted: Have them all memorized. I definitely don't ever use the Sutta Central search function What a resource for DW, the go to person when one gets stuck. He will retrieve it for us. A shout to SDC. Dude, I was being sarcastic. I'm a dear frie...
by SDC
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Explanation about 4 Snake Goups in the Ahi Sutta
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: Explanation about 4 Snake Goups in the Ahi Sutta

Looks as though they are nagas.

What do you mean by "modern names"?