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by cappuccino
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karma is everything!
Replies: 76
Views: 732

Re: Karma is everything!

Buddha was in a state without stress

whether he suffered… from pain… is irrelevant
by cappuccino
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Citta and Vinnana?
Replies: 40
Views: 362

Re: What is the difference between Citta and Vinnana?

the forest teachers are right


Nirvana is everlasting…
S 43.1-44
by cappuccino
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Citta and Vinnana?
Replies: 40
Views: 362

Re: What is the difference between Citta and Vinnana?

DooDoot wrote:The suttas appear to always say vinnana is a "dependent" phenomena
partly, partly not
by cappuccino
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Does "khaya" always mean "complete destruction"?
Replies: 6
Views: 72

Re: Does "khaya" always mean "complete destruction"?

jhana is calmness

dhamma should be simplified, rather than complexified
by cappuccino
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Does "khaya" always mean "complete destruction"?
Replies: 6
Views: 72

Re: Does "khaya" always mean "complete destruction"?

first, what is jhana?
by cappuccino
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: four kinds of deeds and rebirth, beings out of beings and more
Replies: 40
Views: 732

Re: four kinds of deeds and rebirth, beings out of beings and more

analysis won't necessarily lead to faith

faith is necessary to accept rebirth
by cappuccino
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: four kinds of deeds and rebirth, beings out of beings and more
Replies: 40
Views: 732

Re: four kinds of deeds and rebirth, beings out of beings and more

sam·sa·ra
noun
the cycle of death and rebirth to which life in the material world is bound.
by cappuccino
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karma is everything!
Replies: 76
Views: 732

Re: Karma is everything!

suffering isn't really the issue, rather stress is the issue

the first truth is about stress, not suffering
by cappuccino
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karma is everything!
Replies: 76
Views: 732

Re: Karma is everything!

Sam Vara wrote: but doesn't really address this topic
So
by cappuccino
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karma is everything!
Replies: 76
Views: 732

Re: Karma is everything!

Sam Vara wrote: If there is some factor called stress, then how is it differentiated from the stress we experience when we are in great pain?
stress isn't differentiated from stress

it's differentiated from the absence of stress
by cappuccino
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karma is everything!
Replies: 76
Views: 732

Re: Karma is everything!

Dinsdale wrote: When you say "stress", do you mean dukkha?
yes
by cappuccino
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karma is everything!
Replies: 76
Views: 732

Re: Karma is everything!

So if he has feelings that are dukkha , I'm perplexed as to how it could intelligibly be said that he did not suffer… he didn't have stress… Yes, that might be one way of looking at it; although in terms of ordinary language, his afflicted painful situation still looks like it would be stressful. t...
by cappuccino
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karma is everything!
Replies: 76
Views: 732

Re: Karma is everything!

Sam Vara wrote:So if he has feelings that are dukkha, I'm perplexed as to how it could intelligibly be said that he did not suffer…
he didn't have stress
by cappuccino
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karma is everything!
Replies: 76
Views: 732

Re: Karma is everything!

alfa wrote:The Buddha attained nirvana at 29. But he suffered until 80.
life is stress, rather than life is suffering