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by cappuccino
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is nirvana an impossible dream?
Replies: 12
Views: 101

Re: Is nirvana an impossible dream?

alfa wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:42 am
Is nirvana an impossible dream, then?
Samsara is the impossible dream

Nirvana is the possible awakening
by cappuccino
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sutta source that the Buddha does not have a path?
Replies: 21
Views: 279

Re: Sutta source that the Buddha does not have a path?

budo wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:12 pm
The four conditions of a sotapanna is
more is required than you seem to think
by cappuccino
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sutta source that the Buddha does not have a path?
Replies: 21
Views: 279

Re: Sutta source that the Buddha does not have a path?

budo wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:21 pm
even Sariputta and Mogallana attained sotapanna just by hearing one verse
the two chief disciples of Gautama Buddha?

your experience may be different
by cappuccino
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sutta source that the Buddha does not have a path?
Replies: 21
Views: 279

Re: Sutta source that the Buddha does not have a path?

budo wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:34 pm
According to the suttas attaining sotapanna is very easy
it's difficult, like splitting a hair with an arrow
by cappuccino
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is timeless model of the dependent origination of conditioned phenomena?
Replies: 32
Views: 393

Re: What is timeless model of the dependent origination of conditioned phenomena?

Then, as I considered this thoroughly, the insight and comprehension dawned on me: 'Ignorance being present the formations come to be; the formations are conditioned by ignorance.' And so we have it like this: 'Conditioned by ignorance are the formations, conditioned by the formations is consciousn...
by cappuccino
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is timeless model of the dependent origination of conditioned phenomena?
Replies: 32
Views: 393

Re: What is timeless model of the dependent origination of conditioned phenomena?

Ivy Piyen wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:55 am
Hello, what kind of forum is this?!
learn to be calm
by cappuccino
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is timeless model of the dependent origination of conditioned phenomena?
Replies: 32
Views: 393

Re: What is timeless model of the dependent origination of conditioned phenomena?

retrofuturist wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:29 am
Idappaccayatā, of which paticcasamuppada is an elaboration, is indeed crucial.
that all things arise and exist due to certain causes, and cease once these causes are removed
by cappuccino
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is timeless model of the dependent origination of conditioned phenomena?
Replies: 32
Views: 393

Re: What is timeless model of the dependent origination of conditioned phenomena?

Dependent origination was an insight after his enlightenment.

It isn't crucial.
by cappuccino
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: A question about ego death
Replies: 26
Views: 590

Re: A question about ego death

Zom wrote:"Self" just can't appear and disappear.
Seeing impermanence of "self" is the teaching.
Zom wrote:Thanissaro is terrible in explaining anatta. He is an eternalist who believes in True Self, unfortunately.
3 strikes
by cappuccino
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: If everything ceases, is Buddhism the way to bring the ultimate cessation of the cycle of rebirth? What's after?
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: If everything ceases, is Buddhism the way to bring the ultimate cessation of the cycle of rebirth? What's after?

The Dhamma, the truth taught by the Buddha, is uncovered gradually through sustained practice. The Buddha made clear many times that Awakening does not occur like a bolt out of the blue to the untrained and unprepared mind. Rather, it culminates a long journey of many stages: Just as the ocean has a...
by cappuccino
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How is Vijjā developed?
Replies: 7
Views: 104

Re: How is Vijjā developed?

read the scriptures every day
by cappuccino
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Dukka arises (Samudaya) and perishes (Nirodha) the same time?
Replies: 53
Views: 662

Re: Is Dukka arises (Samudaya) and perishes (Nirodha) the same time?

SarathW wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:53 pm
By the way, I felt that many of this forum has seen Nibbana.
:shrug:
by cappuccino
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Dukka arises (Samudaya) and perishes (Nirodha) the same time?
Replies: 53
Views: 662

Re: Is Dukka arises (Samudaya) and perishes (Nirodha) the same time?

SarathW wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:12 pm
Good posting Right View.
You have seen Nibbana.
why do you say this?
by cappuccino
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 961
Views: 62855

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Although consciousness changes, you couldn't separate yourself from it,
you couldn't annihilate your consciousness. Why even try?