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by cappuccino
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana and samsara are identical. Change my view.
Replies: 41
Views: 777

Re: Nibbana and samsara are identical. Change my view.

nmjojola wrote: A thing can't be wandering around and be extinct at the same time. If a thing is wandering, it's not extinct then is it? If a thing is extinct, it can't be wandering now can it?
Tathāgata
by cappuccino
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sutta where the Buddha declares that everything is dependently originated?
Replies: 42
Views: 739

Re: Sutta where the Buddha declares that everything is dependently originated?

Everyone I encounter has a common quality.

They prefer a final, conclusive death.

Their philosophy is atheism, in agreement with their wish.

Somehow I think, it cannot end well.
by cappuccino
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sutta where the Buddha declares that everything is dependently originated?
Replies: 42
Views: 739

Re: Sutta where the Buddha declares that everything is dependently originated?

DooDoot wrote: Upaya Sutta
He discerns that 'Birth is ended, the holy life fulfilled, the task done. There is nothing further for this world.'
Upaya Sutta
by cappuccino
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sutta where the Buddha declares that everything is dependently originated?
Replies: 42
Views: 739

Re: Sutta where the Buddha declares that everything is dependently originated?

form wrote: What kind of consciousness is the Buddha talking about when he assure Ananda that there is consciousness after attaining Nibanna?
Consciousness without feature,
without end,
luminous all around
That is what the Blessed One said.

Kevatta Sutta
by cappuccino
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is classical Theravada mostly proven false by Nagarjuna?
Replies: 50
Views: 908

Re: Is classical Theravada mostly proven false by Nagarjuna?

zan wrote: treat my writings like word games, nothing more.
you treat it that way, perhaps


we think of it as karmic
by cappuccino
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is classical Theravada mostly proven false by Nagarjuna?
Replies: 50
Views: 908

Re: Is classical Theravada mostly proven false by Nagarjuna?

zan wrote: how a Theravadin might find the Buddha to be correct
Buddha is teacher

no one else has anything to teach
by cappuccino
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: bhāvitakāyo as developing physical endurance ?
Replies: 16
Views: 177

Re: bhāvitakāyo as developing physical endurance ?

contemplating the body is to see its emptiness

the body is empty of a self or anything pertaining to a self
by cappuccino
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Isn't Nibanna inevitable?
Replies: 12
Views: 235

Re: Isn't Nibanna inevitable?

alfa wrote: Which means eventually everyone's self will become extinct.
all phenomena, are not self
by cappuccino
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Sex only for procreation
Replies: 22
Views: 510

Re: Sex only for procreation

The slightest of all the results coming from illicit sexual behavior is that, when one becomes a human being, it leads to rivalry & revenge.
Vipaka Sutta
whatever would lead to such a result is misconduct
by cappuccino
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Where in the Abhidhamma is nibbana stated to be extraneous and it's type of nama delineated?
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: Where in the Abhidhamma is nibbana stated to be extraneous and it's type of nama delineated?

Asankhata - Nibbāna is the only Dhamma which is not conditioned by any cause. Hence it is eternal and is neither a cause nor an effect.
A Manual of Abhidhamma
by Nārada Thera
by cappuccino
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Isn't Nibanna inevitable?
Replies: 12
Views: 235

Re: Isn't Nibanna inevitable?

alfa wrote:
cappuccino wrote:
alfa wrote: Before you say no, consider this.
it's only inevitable if you're seriously practicing the teaching
So u agree. Good.
without practice… it can't be inevitable
by cappuccino
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Isn't Nibanna inevitable?
Replies: 12
Views: 235

Re: Isn't Nibanna inevitable?

alfa wrote: Before you say no, consider this.
it's only inevitable if you're seriously practicing the teaching
by cappuccino
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is classical Theravada mostly proven false by Nagarjuna?
Replies: 50
Views: 908

Re: Is classical Theravada mostly proven false by Nagarjuna?

zan wrote: As an orthodox Theravadin of twenty years this is a disconcerting revelation.
there are no revelations other than from the Buddha

:shrug:
by cappuccino
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 501
Views: 11148

Re: Monastics and suicide

binocular wrote: When some people in the Pali Canon commit suicide and the Buddha says they were not blameless in doing so, what exactly does he mean by that?
blameless if you transcend the last fetters
by cappuccino
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: skepticism and budhism
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: skepticism and budhism

any secular Western person is unaware of the teaching