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by cappuccino
Thu May 24, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why vibhava is a type of bhava in Dependent Origination?
Replies: 21
Views: 232

Re: Why vibhava is a type of bhava in Dependent Origination?

only stress and the cessation of stress


only stress and the cessation of stress
by cappuccino
Thu May 24, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why vibhava is a type of bhava in Dependent Origination?
Replies: 21
Views: 232

Re: Why vibhava is a type of bhava in Dependent Origination?

The one truly gone is untraceable even in the here & now. Speaking in this way, teaching in this way, I have been erroneously … misrepresented by some who say, ' He declares the annihilation, destruction, extermination of the existing being.' But as I am not that, as I do not say that, so I have bee...
by cappuccino
Thu May 24, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why vibhava is a type of bhava in Dependent Origination?
Replies: 21
Views: 232

Re: Why vibhava is a type of bhava in Dependent Origination?

annihilation ism is not about self really

it's about being annihilated regardless of self

you think that's possible?
by cappuccino
Thu May 24, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why vibhava is a type of bhava in Dependent Origination?
Replies: 21
Views: 232

Re: Why vibhava is a type of bhava in Dependent Origination?

why is the meaning annihilation?

perhaps you think losing self belief will annihilate you?

self belief is only a belief

death of any kind, will not affect you
by cappuccino
Mon May 21, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism exclusive ?
Replies: 107
Views: 1114

Re: Is Buddhism exclusive ?

Buddhism is an opportunity. Nothing is more beneficial…

Nothing is more wasteful than… wasting this opportunity.
by cappuccino
Mon May 21, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism exclusive ?
Replies: 107
Views: 1114

Re: Is Buddhism exclusive ?

binocular wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 7:29 pm
You're just making statements of faith. I can talk to a Christian and they will, with the same confidence as you here, assure me that Christianity is true
Christianity is beneficial.

Christians hope others will benefit.

Atheists are wary of benefit.
by cappuccino
Sun May 20, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If mind = brain
Replies: 136
Views: 1738

Re: If mind = brain

Volition or will is the cognitive process by which an individual decides on and commits to a particular course of action.
= karma
by cappuccino
Sun May 20, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If mind = brain
Replies: 136
Views: 1738

Re: If mind = brain

Mr Man wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 7:23 pm
cappuccino wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 7:14 pm
karma remembers who you are, even if you become someone else…
So kamma is something separate from you? How does kamma hold memory?
saying karma is impersonal doesn't make sense

that's all
by cappuccino
Sun May 20, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If mind = brain
Replies: 136
Views: 1738

Re: If mind = brain

Saengnapha wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 11:54 am
Circle5 wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 11:53 am
Saengnapha wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 11:49 am

There is no experiencer of change.
There is no experiencer of change even with a belief in a self existing in the organism. There never was a self to begin with, just the opinion that it is, based on lack of information.
Even Advaita says this.
No self is Advaita, not self is Buddhism.
by cappuccino
Sun May 20, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If mind = brain
Replies: 136
Views: 1738

Re: If mind = brain

karma remembers who you are, even if you become someone else…

that doesn't seem impersonal, it seems very personal…
by cappuccino
Sun May 20, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Thoughts and Suffering
Replies: 26
Views: 493

Re: Thoughts and Suffering

you would be doing something right… if you can ignore thinking
by cappuccino
Sun May 20, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Thoughts and Suffering
Replies: 26
Views: 493

Re: Thoughts and Suffering

very much in the background, rather than being a parade
by cappuccino
Sun May 20, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Thoughts and Suffering
Replies: 26
Views: 493

Re: Thoughts and Suffering

Saengnapha wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 2:07 pm
cappuccino wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 12:06 pm
Some teachers advise to ignore thinking, in order to transcend it.
But that doesn't quite do it, does it?
You don't stop thinking, you stop worrying about it.
by cappuccino
Sun May 20, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Thoughts and Suffering
Replies: 26
Views: 493

Re: Thoughts and Suffering

Saengnapha wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 4:35 am
cappuccino wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 5:16 pm
A long time is spent worrying about thinking.

At some point you lose interest and it no longer matters!
Some people would call that complacency.
Some teachers advise to ignore thinking, in order to transcend it.
by cappuccino
Sat May 19, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are the asavas the default state of mind?
Replies: 10
Views: 188

Re: Are the asavas the default state of mind?

there is no default

there is a beforelife and an afterlife
by cappuccino
Sat May 19, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Thoughts and Suffering
Replies: 26
Views: 493

Re: Thoughts and Suffering

On the spiritual path…

A long time is spent worrying about thinking.

At some point you lose interest and it no longer matters!
by cappuccino
Sat May 19, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is looking at pornography considered sexual misconduct?
Replies: 13
Views: 460

Re: Is looking at pornography considered sexual misconduct?

Monks, there are these four perversions of perception, perversions of mind, perversions of view.

Perceiving constancy in the inconstant,
pleasure in the stressful,
self in what's not-self,
attractiveness in the unattractive


Vipallasa Sutta: Perversions
by cappuccino
Fri May 18, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is looking at pornography considered sexual misconduct?
Replies: 13
Views: 460

Re: Is looking at pornography considered sexual misconduct?

the problem with porn is how disgusting and foul it is

it truly is offensive
by cappuccino
Thu May 17, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How can you apply chariot simile to a shadow?
Replies: 11
Views: 220

Re: How can you apply chariot simile to a shadow?

no self
does bring up self as a reality that isn't there


whereas not self
doesn't bring up self as a reality that isn't there