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by cappuccino
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: four kinds of deeds and rebirth, beings out of beings and more
Replies: 35
Views: 614

Re: four kinds of deeds and rebirth, beings out of beings and more

analysis won't necessarily lead to faith

faith is necessary to accept rebirth
by cappuccino
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: four kinds of deeds and rebirth, beings out of beings and more
Replies: 35
Views: 614

Re: four kinds of deeds and rebirth, beings out of beings and more

sam·sa·ra
noun
the cycle of death and rebirth to which life in the material world is bound.
by cappuccino
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karma is everything!
Replies: 53
Views: 466

Re: Karma is everything!

suffering isn't really the issue, rather stress is the issue

the first truth is about stress, not suffering
by cappuccino
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karma is everything!
Replies: 53
Views: 466

Re: Karma is everything!

Sam Vara wrote: but doesn't really address this topic
So
by cappuccino
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karma is everything!
Replies: 53
Views: 466

Re: Karma is everything!

Sam Vara wrote: If there is some factor called stress, then how is it differentiated from the stress we experience when we are in great pain?
stress isn't differentiated from stress

it's differentiated from the absence of stress
by cappuccino
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karma is everything!
Replies: 53
Views: 466

Re: Karma is everything!

Dinsdale wrote: When you say "stress", do you mean dukkha?
yes
by cappuccino
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karma is everything!
Replies: 53
Views: 466

Re: Karma is everything!

So if he has feelings that are dukkha , I'm perplexed as to how it could intelligibly be said that he did not suffer… he didn't have stress… Yes, that might be one way of looking at it; although in terms of ordinary language, his afflicted painful situation still looks like it would be stressful. t...
by cappuccino
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karma is everything!
Replies: 53
Views: 466

Re: Karma is everything!

Sam Vara wrote:So if he has feelings that are dukkha, I'm perplexed as to how it could intelligibly be said that he did not suffer…
he didn't have stress
by cappuccino
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karma is everything!
Replies: 53
Views: 466

Re: Karma is everything!

alfa wrote:The Buddha attained nirvana at 29. But he suffered until 80.
life is stress, rather than life is suffering
by cappuccino
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The suffering of others
Replies: 28
Views: 372

Re: The suffering of others

well stress is the better translation than suffering

stress is difficulty, that's how I interpret
by cappuccino
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The suffering of others
Replies: 28
Views: 372

Re: The suffering of others

suffering is very obvious

stress or difficulty is taken for granted

like fish take water for granted
by cappuccino
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The suffering of others
Replies: 28
Views: 372

Re: The suffering of others

stress & difficulty, is really what Buddha meant

less so, suffering

life is endlessly difficult, that's the first truth
by cappuccino
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6206
Views: 574866

Re: the great rebirth debate

rebirth is right view

if you insist on arguing against rebirth, then you merely undermine right view

both for yourself and for others
by cappuccino
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6206
Views: 574866

Re: the great rebirth debate

From birth as a requisite condition , then aging-&-death, sorrow, lamentation, pain, distress, & despair come into play. Such is the origination of this entire mass of stress & suffering. From the cessation of birth , then aging-&-death, sorrow, lamentation, pain, distress, & despair all cease. Suc...
by cappuccino
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6206
Views: 574866

Re: the great rebirth debate

DooDoot wrote:
cappuccino wrote:From Wikipedia
Yes... "connotation" or "speculation".
John 3:20