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by cappuccino
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Are there Classical Theravada arguments against Hindu monism/non-dualism and the self that are based on logic? Or...
Replies: 27
Views: 442

Re: Are there Classical Theravada arguments against Hindu monism/non-dualism and the self that are based on logic? Or...

zan wrote: For example, if someone said "All is one. There is a self. All is consciousness…"

would there be a counter to that?
consciousness has dependently arisen


also, it changes, now better, now worse


you can't control it, hence it's not self
by cappuccino
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: OCD and spiritual
Replies: 32
Views: 326

Re: OCD and spiritual

binocular wrote:
Scrupulous individuals are overly concerned that something they thought or did might be a sin or other violation of religious or moral doctrine.
the concern is warranted


because it's very easy to find yourself in hell
by cappuccino
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: OCD and spiritual
Replies: 32
Views: 326

Re: OCD and spiritual

D1W1 wrote: Does Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) have a spiritual dimension?
people are out of control


hence they invented disorders to describe it


we need restraint
by cappuccino
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Memorization and the Oral Tradition
Replies: 404
Views: 8279

Re: Memorization and the Oral Tradition

being concerned with trivia is detrimental


you need to care for yourself enough to practice
by cappuccino
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Against Nāgārjuna
Replies: 33
Views: 656

Re: Against Nāgārjuna

PeterC86 wrote: it is only suitable for intellectuals.
Buddha is teacher.

:candle:
by cappuccino
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: In your view, understanding, Parinibbana is:
Replies: 200
Views: 84924

Re: In your view, understanding, Parinibbana is:

Mahabrahma wrote: truth shall set you free.
:anjali:
by cappuccino
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: In your view, understanding, Parinibbana is:
Replies: 200
Views: 84924

Re: In your view, understanding, Parinibbana is:

Mahabrahma wrote: As long as it's Buddhist, it's reality.
Maybe, maybe not.
by cappuccino
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: In your view, understanding, Parinibbana is:
Replies: 200
Views: 84924

Re: In your view, understanding, Parinibbana is:

By grounded I mean to say, we must come to terms with reality.

As it really is, not a Buddhist fantasy.
by cappuccino
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: In your view, understanding, Parinibbana is:
Replies: 200
Views: 84924

Re: In your view, understanding, Parinibbana is:

Mahabrahma wrote: You know how to fly too.
Be realistic.

Buddhism is a grounded religion.

It's about being grounded.
by cappuccino
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: In your view, understanding, Parinibbana is:
Replies: 200
Views: 84924

Re: In your view, understanding, Parinibbana is:

Mahabrahma wrote: You're Enlightened, just wake up to it in every aspect of your life.
Just?

Yes just fly. If it were so easy.
by cappuccino
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: In your view, understanding, Parinibbana is:
Replies: 200
Views: 84924

Re: In your view, understanding, Parinibbana is:

No one you run into is enlightened.