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by cappuccino
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Gandhabba
Replies: 14
Views: 1069

Re: The Gandhabba

Zom wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:26 pm
it exists because of particular impermanent conditions, and when they cease, this thing ceases too. This is called Iddapaccayata, the main buddhist principle.
only different kinds of consciousness can cease

consciousness is unborn, so undying

ever changing
by cappuccino
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Gandhabba
Replies: 14
Views: 1069

Re: The Gandhabba

Eternal unchanging soul is wrong indeed, however, eternal changing soul is perhaps correct.

It's not refuted, it's not affirmed, it's left possible.
by cappuccino
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Rapture and Pleasure (Piti Sukha) Experienced in Nibbana? It Seems So!
Replies: 113
Views: 2409

Re: Are Rapture and Pleasure (Piti Sukha) Experienced in Nibbana? It Seems So!

Eternal ism is about unchanging consciousness.
Annihilation ism is about destroying consciousness.

Buddhism is at once both, neither.
Because consciousness changes, yet is not destroyed.
by cappuccino
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Rapture and Pleasure (Piti Sukha) Experienced in Nibbana? It Seems So!
Replies: 113
Views: 2409

Re: Are Rapture and Pleasure (Piti Sukha) Experienced in Nibbana? It Seems So!

Zom wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:54 pm
Nibbana is not viññāṇa. Really, it just isn’t.
The deathless element is not consciousness.

However, Nirvana isn't annihilation either.
by cappuccino
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Supramundane Jhanas AS Nibbana
Replies: 51
Views: 575

Re: Supramundane Jhanas AS Nibbana

smoking isn't from craving

same word, different meaning or implication
by cappuccino
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Supramundane Jhanas AS Nibbana
Replies: 51
Views: 575

Re: Supramundane Jhanas AS Nibbana

if you believe in karma you should be careful in this forum
by cappuccino
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Supramundane Jhanas AS Nibbana
Replies: 51
Views: 575

Re: Supramundane Jhanas AS Nibbana

the aggregates cannot cease, not sure why you would want them to

except, there are exceptions
by cappuccino
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out
Replies: 121
Views: 3517

Re: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out

Buddhism requires faith

Unless you develop faith, you cannot understand Nirvana
by cappuccino
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Supramundane Jhanas AS Nibbana
Replies: 51
Views: 575

Re: Supramundane Jhanas AS Nibbana

And what is perception? These six classes of perception — perception of form, perception of sound, perception of smell, perception of taste, perception of tactile sensation, perception of ideas: this is called perception [/color]. From the origination of contact comes the origination of perception. ...
by cappuccino
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Rapture and Pleasure (Piti Sukha) Experienced in Nibbana? It Seems So!
Replies: 113
Views: 2409

Re: Are Rapture and Pleasure (Piti Sukha) Experienced in Nibbana? It Seems So!

Zom wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:06 pm
that he doesn't mean that "vinnyanam adissanam" = "nibbana"
it would not be annihilation, hence what is it?
by cappuccino
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Stop thinking as extinction (nibana) ? Shortcut meditation?
Replies: 14
Views: 621

Re: Stop thinking as extinction (nibana) ? Shortcut meditation?

SamKR wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:59 am
cappuccino wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:40 pm
dylanj wrote:When consciousness is unestablished
And so consciousness remains
No. I think that this is a wrong conclusion based on half a sentence of the translated sutta which itself could possibly be an inaccurate translation.
there is more to this than that
by cappuccino
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Stop thinking as extinction (nibana) ? Shortcut meditation?
Replies: 14
Views: 621

Re: Stop thinking as extinction (nibana) ? Shortcut meditation?

it would seem thinking is crucial somehow

actually it doesn't matter so much

what matters is reading the scriptures
by cappuccino
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Stop thinking as extinction (nibana) ? Shortcut meditation?
Replies: 14
Views: 621

Re: Stop thinking as extinction (nibana) ? Shortcut meditation?

dylanj wrote:When consciousness is unestablished
And so consciousness remains
by cappuccino
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out
Replies: 121
Views: 3517

Re: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out

you have made a thing of nibbana It is the Unformed, the Unconditioned, the End, the Truth, the Other Shore, the Subtle, the Everlasting, the Invisible, the Undiversified, Peace, the Deathless, the Blest, Safety, the Wonderful, the Marvellous, Nibbæna, Purity, Freedom, the Island, the Refuge, the B...
by cappuccino
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out
Replies: 121
Views: 3517

Re: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out

rightviewftw wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:00 am
That is not all you are doing, you are also making vain and false accusations, making false statements, disrupting threads, confusing and annoying people.
I may be confusing and annoying you…

oh well