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by cappuccino
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Soul theories and the Dhamma
Replies: 507
Views: 77132

Re: Soul theories and the Dhamma

I don't know
by cappuccino
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Soul theories and the Dhamma
Replies: 507
Views: 77132

Re: Soul theories and the Dhamma

SteRo wrote: That is appropriate. The absence of a conclusion stands for the irrelevance
well, coming to a conclusion could be a hindrance

hence we must think about it
by cappuccino
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Soul theories and the Dhamma
Replies: 507
Views: 77132

Re: Soul theories and the Dhamma

SteRo wrote:
cappuccino wrote: insight comes from reading

then practice
Perfect. Then practice on the basis of reading and you will realize the concept 'soul' as nothing but ignorance.
Buddha says there is a "jungle of views" about the soul

he says to avoid the jungle …

what is absent is a conclusion about the soul
by cappuccino
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A big problem . .
Replies: 13
Views: 101

Re: A big problem . .

lay life is impossible to practice perfectly
by cappuccino
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Soul theories and the Dhamma
Replies: 507
Views: 77132

Re: Soul theories and the Dhamma

SteRo wrote:
cappuccino wrote:
SteRo wrote: No problem. the scriptures won't liberate you.
they will actually
So you don't have to practice and attain insight since the scriptures will liberate you?
insight comes from reading

then practice
by cappuccino
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Soul theories and the Dhamma
Replies: 507
Views: 77132

Re: Soul theories and the Dhamma

SteRo wrote: No problem. the scriptures won't liberate you.
they will actually
by cappuccino
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Soul theories and the Dhamma
Replies: 507
Views: 77132

Re: Soul theories and the Dhamma

SteRo wrote: Say whatever you like. As long as you can't realize and accept the concept 'soul' as ignorance you have to work on what blocks that realization.
this is your idea

not found in the scriptures
by cappuccino
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Soul theories and the Dhamma
Replies: 507
Views: 77132

Re: Soul theories and the Dhamma

SteRo wrote:
cappuccino wrote:
SteRo wrote: No, soul is a product of formative ignorance.
that isn't the teaching
you seem to be attached to soul theories. No problem.
I said no theory
cappuccino wrote:the soul is a mystery

something we can't determine
by cappuccino
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Soul theories and the Dhamma
Replies: 507
Views: 77132

Re: Soul theories and the Dhamma

SteRo wrote: No, soul is a product of formative ignorance.
that isn't the teaching
by cappuccino
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Soul theories and the Dhamma
Replies: 507
Views: 77132

Re: Soul theories and the Dhamma

SteRo wrote:nothing but soul theory speculation.
the soul is a mystery

something we can't determine
by cappuccino
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Porn addict and painful and hard cleaning
Replies: 43
Views: 7390

Re: Porn addict and painful and hard cleaning

wolf1 wrote: I try the best to leave porn but I always find a problem.
Four Noble Truths
by cappuccino
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: SN Goenka - Theravada Dhammaduta extraordinaire
Replies: 50
Views: 5170

Re: SN Goenka - Theravada Dhammaduta extraordinaire

thepea wrote: I’m not even sure what a Buddhist consists of?
Buddhist = Learns from Buddha
by cappuccino
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Soul theories and the Dhamma
Replies: 507
Views: 77132

Re: Soul theories and the Dhamma

Consciousness without feature, without end, luminous all around Viññanam anidassanam. This term is nowhere explained in the Canon, although MN 49 mentions that it "does not partake in the allness of the All" — the "All" meaning the six internal and six external sense media (see SN 35.23). In this i...
by cappuccino
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam
Replies: 159
Views: 1897

Re: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam

DooDoot wrote:
cappuccino wrote:that is why the Buddha was silent
The Buddha was not silent except to Vachaggota
right… Sujato has not yet understood
by cappuccino
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam
Replies: 159
Views: 1897

Re: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam

Allow me to quote the scholar-monk Ven. Sujato: To be clear, the annihilationist view is that there is a self, but that self is destroyed (usually at the time of death). Clearly this is not what we mean when we say in English that “the self does not exist” to say the self does not exist is to imply...