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by cappuccino
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism and What it Offers
Replies: 14
Views: 173

Re: Buddhism and What it Offers

"Now then, Venerable Gotama, is there a self?"

When this was said, the Blessed One was silent.

"Then is there no self?"

A second time, the Blessed One was silent.
by cappuccino
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism and What it Offers
Replies: 14
Views: 173

Re: Buddhism and What it Offers

allergies wrote: Since self is illusion
the teaching isn't "no-self"

the teaching isn't "self" either


On Self, No Self, and Not-self
by cappuccino
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Where do I start?
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Where do I start?

Ryan95227 wrote: to practice at least 1 hour a day. Any thoughts?
why 1 hour a day?

you should waste no time at all
by cappuccino
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: what's the nature of consciousness, and its relationship with time
Replies: 50
Views: 527

Re: what's the nature of consciousness, and its relationship with time

confusedlayman wrote: ok. if u think I am understanding wrong, pls guide me.
already tried
by cappuccino
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: what's the nature of consciousness, and its relationship with time
Replies: 50
Views: 527

Re: what's the nature of consciousness, and its relationship with time

confusedlayman wrote:
cappuccino wrote::shrug:
see there r many Sutta that describes it. I will post tomorrow reference if u want.
I'm just not willing to discuss
by cappuccino
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Who/what do you think the Christian god is?
Replies: 13
Views: 206

Re: Who/what do you think the Christian god is?

you don't have to do only 1 religion

it's called syncretism
by cappuccino
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: what's the nature of consciousness, and its relationship with time
Replies: 50
Views: 527

Re: what's the nature of consciousness, and its relationship with time

in many words you're speaking of annihilation

the state of mind called Nirvana is something, not nothing

(it's a state of mind)
by cappuccino
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: what's the nature of consciousness, and its relationship with time
Replies: 50
Views: 527

Re: what's the nature of consciousness, and its relationship with time

you exist, why would you not exist?

can you imagine not existing?
by cappuccino
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: what's the nature of consciousness, and its relationship with time
Replies: 50
Views: 527

Re: what's the nature of consciousness, and its relationship with time

"Now then, Venerable Gotama, is there a self?"

When this was said, the Blessed One was silent.

"Then is there no self?"

A second time, the Blessed One was silent.
:buddha1:
by cappuccino
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: what's the nature of consciousness, and its relationship with time
Replies: 50
Views: 527

Re: what's the nature of consciousness, and its relationship with time

but if there is any consciousness u propose then are u not falling into net of craving? "consciousness without feature" Pabhassara Sutta: Luminous do you think "consciousness without feature" exist? yes, the teaching isn't "no self" but everyone thinks it's "no self" that's why they think of annihi...
by cappuccino
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: what's the nature of consciousness, and its relationship with time
Replies: 50
Views: 527

Re: what's the nature of consciousness, and its relationship with time

confusedlayman wrote:
cappuccino wrote: you're speaking of annihilation, not Nirvana
but if there is any consciousness u propose then are u not falling into net of craving?
"consciousness without feature"

Pabhassara Sutta: Luminous
by cappuccino
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: what's the nature of consciousness, and its relationship with time
Replies: 50
Views: 527

Re: what's the nature of consciousness, and its relationship with time

Nwad wrote: I speak about SENSE consciousness end, not what we call "citta" end.
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