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by cappuccino
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6218
Views: 586182

Re: the great rebirth debate

dying
won't
solve
suffering

this is the heart of the matter
by cappuccino
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Suffering is not a satisfactory translation for the Pali word "Dukkha"?
Replies: 36
Views: 297

Re: Suffering is not a satisfactory translation for the Pali word "Dukkha"?

DooDoot wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:55 pm
cappuccino wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:54 pm
So you select who agrees with you. Not wise.
I select what is real.
But you determine what is real?
by cappuccino
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Suffering is not a satisfactory translation for the Pali word "Dukkha"?
Replies: 36
Views: 297

Re: Suffering is not a satisfactory translation for the Pali word "Dukkha"?

For those unable to abandon clinging to Bhikkhu Bodhi, Thanissaro, Sujato and (the new kid on the Western block) Analayo, the above will be problematic.
So you select who agrees with you.

Since they speak of rebirth.
by cappuccino
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Suffering is not a satisfactory translation for the Pali word "Dukkha"?
Replies: 36
Views: 297

Re: Suffering is not a satisfactory translation for the Pali word "Dukkha"?

the Noble truths are deeper than first impression

life is difficult & then you die, might be a better translation
by cappuccino
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: One of the reason why there is no solid evidence that there is an afterlife
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: One of the reason why there is no solid evidence that there is an afterlife

I was young with other children in a field

Near a ruined house, a strange girl appeared

She spoke for a minute, then somehow vanished

No one saw her until 3 decades later

For she was a ghost, appearing to a friend's mother (Susan)

The ghost kept appearing in her house

Susan moved
by cappuccino
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dukka problem as a mental illness
Replies: 21
Views: 224

Re: Dukka problem as a mental illness

"The slightest of all the results coming from drinking fermented & distilled liquors is that, when one becomes a human being, it leads to mental derangement."

Vipaka Sutta: Results
by cappuccino
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 682
Views: 15297

Re: Theravada against mathematics

If you're responsible, if you have free will, make it happen!
by cappuccino
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dukka problem as a mental illness
Replies: 21
Views: 224

Re: Dukka problem as a mental illness

Bhikkhus, there are these two kinds of illness. Which two? Bodily illness and mentall illness. People are found who can claim to enjoy bodily health for one, two, three, four, and five years; for ten, twenty, thirty, forty, and fifty years; and oeven for a hundred years and more. But apart from tho...
by cappuccino
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 682
Views: 15297

Re: Theravada against mathematics

heaven lasts nearly forever

as well as hell

human life is almost never attained

Buddhas rarely appear

they rarely teach & few learn

for everything to come together?

…… it hasn't happened yet
by cappuccino
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 682
Views: 15297

Re: The lifespan of satta each type of is defined in canonical comments

Germann wrote: Mathematically, Nibbana should have already been achieved.
you can't negotiate with reality

instead, seeing the nature of reality is transformative
by cappuccino
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the consciousness experience nibbana ?
Replies: 57
Views: 721

Re: Does the consciousness experience nibbana ?

it's from

THE ISLAND
An Anthology of the Buddha’s
Teachings on Nibbæna

Edited and with Commentary by
Ajahn Pasanno & Ajahn Amaro
by cappuccino
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the consciousness experience nibbana ?
Replies: 57
Views: 721

Re: Does the consciousness experience nibbana ?

When there is the dispelling
of passion and desire
for things that are cherished –
pleasant sights and sounds,
thoughts and feelings –
the Deathless state,
Nibbæna

appears.

~ SN 1086-7
by cappuccino
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the consciousness experience nibbana ?
Replies: 57
Views: 721

Re: Does the consciousness experience nibbana ?

Antaradhana wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:37 pm
Did the Buddha say that after the final nibbana without the rest of the fuel, any consciousness continues?
it's called the Deathless state
by cappuccino
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the consciousness experience nibbana ?
Replies: 57
Views: 721

Re: Does the consciousness experience nibbana ?

"And what, bhikkhus, is the unconditioned? The destruction of lust, the destruction of hatred, the destruction of delusion: this is called the unconditioned" SN 43.1 “When there is the dispelling of passion and desire for things that are cherished – pleasant sights and sounds, thoughts and feelings...