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by cappuccino
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: Can we apply Yamaka Sutta to Puthujana?
Replies: 13
Views: 149

Re: Can we apply Yamaka Sutta to Puthujana?

the view "I have no self" is just as much a doctrine of self as the view "I have a self"

Alagaddupama Sutta
by cappuccino
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: Can we apply Yamaka Sutta to Puthujana?
Replies: 13
Views: 149

Re: Can we apply Yamaka Sutta to Puthujana?

"Don't say that, friend Yamaka. Don't misrepresent the Blessed One . It's not good to misrepresent the Blessed One, for the Blessed One would not say , 'A monk with no more effluents, on the break-up of the body, is annihilated, perishes, & does not exist after death .' But even though Ven. Yamaka w...
by cappuccino
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anatta, Self?
Replies: 43
Views: 2064

Re: Anatta, Self?

This is the song that never ends Yes, it goes on and on my friend Some people started singing it not knowing what it was And they'll never stop singing it forever just because This is the song that never ends Yes, it goes on and on my friend Some people started singing it not knowing what it was And...
by cappuccino
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anatta, Self?
Replies: 43
Views: 2064

Re: Anatta, Self?

Scholars Alexander Wynne and Rupert Gethin also take a similar position as Thanissaro Bhikkhu, arguing that the Buddha's description of non-self in the five aggregates does not necessarily mean there is no self, stating that the five aggregates are not descriptions of a human being but phenomena fo...
by cappuccino
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is alcohol dangerous?
Replies: 7
Views: 114

Re: Is alcohol dangerous?

"The drinking of fermented & distilled liquors — when indulged in, developed, & pursued — is something that leads to hell, leads to rebirth as a common animal, leads to the realm of the hungry shades. The slightest of all the results coming from drinking fermented & distilled liquors is that, when o...
by cappuccino
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: What is delusion?
Replies: 7
Views: 87

Re: What is delusion?

saying you "don't believe in" something

such as karma, afterlife
by cappuccino
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does "rapture more not of the flesh" refer to nibbana?
Replies: 23
Views: 391

Re: Does "rapture more not of the flesh" refer to nibbana?

How the Blessed One Passed into Nibbana And the Blessed One entered the first jhana. Rising from the first jhana, he entered the second jhana . Rising from the second jhana, he entered the third jhana. Rising from the third jhana, he entered the fourth jhana. And rising out of the fourth jhana, he ...
by cappuccino
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anatta, Self?
Replies: 43
Views: 2064

Re: Anatta, Self?

discussionbuddhist wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:10 pm
What is the difference between the annihilationist stance vs the alleged "no self" that was supposedly declared?

"no self" leads to thinking of annihilation, whereas "not self" doesn't

the teaching is "not self" rather than "no self"

Ananda Sutta
by cappuccino
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: God in the pali cannon
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: God in the pali cannon

And the beings who re-arose there after him also think: This must be Brahmā, the Great Brahmā, the Vanquisher, the Unvanquished, the Universal Seer, the Wielder of Power, the Lord, the Maker and Creator, the Supreme Being, the Ordainer, the Almighty, the Father of all that are and are to be . And we...
by cappuccino
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Captivates the Mind of a Man
Replies: 47
Views: 516

Re: Captivates the Mind of a Man

surveying the world with the eye of an Awakened One, the Blessed One saw beings with little dust in their eyes and those with much, those with keen faculties and those with dull, those with good attributes and those with bad, those easy to teach and those hard, some of them seeing disgrace and dang...
by cappuccino
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Nibbana cool down all temperaments & dissolve greed & enmity?
Replies: 40
Views: 564

Re: Does Nibbana cool down all temperaments & dissolve greed & enmity?

The Pali Canon offers sufficient evidence to dispense with the opinion of some interpreters that Nibbæna is sheer annihilation; even the more sophisticated view that Nibbæna is merely the destruction of defilements and the extinction of existence cannot stand up under scrutiny. Probably the most com...
by cappuccino
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does "rapture more not of the flesh" refer to nibbana?
Replies: 23
Views: 391

Re: Does "rapture more not of the flesh" refer to 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 Beyond.
~ S 43.1-44
by cappuccino
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does "rapture more not of the flesh" refer to nibbana?
Replies: 23
Views: 391

Re: Does "rapture more not of the flesh" refer to nibbana?

once having attained Nirvana, it is your state, everlasting
by cappuccino
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Quick death is worse than torture?
Replies: 21
Views: 351

Re: Quick death is worse than torture?

no one has the authority to murder

under no circumstances should you murder

fools assume they have the authority to murder, under "right" circumstances
by cappuccino
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Cautious about practicing consistent vipassana with mental health issues?
Replies: 20
Views: 707

Re: Cautious about practicing consistent vipassana with mental health issues?

said by the Arhat:
As even a little excrement is of evil smell, I do not praise even the shortest spell of existence, be it no longer than a snap of the fingers.