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by cappuccino
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Elders did not create paradoxes
Replies: 26
Views: 390

Re: The Elders did not create paradoxes

Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta wrote: I don't accept any consciousness whatsoever to be permanent or unconditioned.
Nibbana is not consciousness.
That's how I accept.
this is desire for non existence
by cappuccino
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is this theravada?
Replies: 11
Views: 125

Re: Is this theravada?

Mahayana
by cappuccino
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sexual Energy
Replies: 18
Views: 302

Re: Sexual Energy

however, you can look less, and less, and less
by cappuccino
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sexual Energy
Replies: 18
Views: 302

Re: Sexual Energy

until advanced enough?

an exercise in futility
by cappuccino
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Elders did not create paradoxes
Replies: 26
Views: 390

Re: The Elders did not create paradoxes

zan wrote:Might that be a permanent, unconditioned consciousness or nibbana as consciousness?
It is the Unformed, the Unconditioned, the End
~ S 43.1-44
by cappuccino
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Elders did not create paradoxes
Replies: 26
Views: 390

Re: The Elders did not create paradoxes

where is this explanation from? I disagree Directly from suttas. consider this…… Just as… the great ocean is vast, boundless, fills not up for all of the streams that flow into it. Precisely so Nibbæna is vast, boundless, fills not up for all of the living beings that pass thereunto. ~ Miln 315-323...
by cappuccino
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Elders did not create paradoxes
Replies: 26
Views: 390

Re: The Elders did not create paradoxes

Zom wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:45 pm
So it's never explained anywhere?
The best explanation is that mind ceases and this is nibbana
where is this explanation from?

I disagree
by cappuccino
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Elders did not create paradoxes
Replies: 26
Views: 390

Re: The Elders did not create paradoxes

Just as… the great ocean is vast, boundless, fills not up for all of the streams that flow into it. Precisely so Nibbæna is vast, boundless, fills not up for all of the living beings that pass thereunto. But again further, the great ocean is all in blossom, as it were, with the flowers of its waves...
by cappuccino
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Don't misrepresent the Blessed One
Replies: 26
Views: 425

Re: Don't misrepresent the Blessed One

samsarictravelling wrote:it seems ludicrous we are extinguished forever
we are extinguished, not annihilated,

there is a difference, in that we dwell, in the extinguished state
by cappuccino
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Don't misrepresent the Blessed One
Replies: 26
Views: 425

Re: Don't misrepresent the Blessed One

samsarictravelling wrote: Is Thanissaro Bhikkhu your teacher?
Buddha is my teacher
by cappuccino
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Don't misrepresent the Blessed One
Replies: 26
Views: 425

Re: Don't misrepresent the Blessed One

DooDoot wrote: The Yamaka Sutta appears to clearly say
Nirvana is not simple, not obvious
by cappuccino
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Don't misrepresent the Blessed One
Replies: 26
Views: 425

Re: Don't misrepresent the Blessed One

samsarictravelling wrote: (because you, cappuccino, believe in a separate self ('soul'?)

these Ajahns taught of a self ('soul'?) apart from the five khandas.
no, they don't teach a soul, nor will I

they don't teach annihilation, merely this is true
by cappuccino
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Don't misrepresent the Blessed One
Replies: 26
Views: 425

Re: Don't misrepresent the Blessed One

bridif1 wrote: Am I missing something?
quite a few people are missing the middle

the between extremes, is missed
by cappuccino
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Don't misrepresent the Blessed One
Replies: 26
Views: 425

Re: Don't misrepresent the Blessed One

Nirvana is not annihilation

not by any trick of logic, sorry

this teaching is difficult and subtle