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by cappuccino
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jambudipa
Replies: 33
Views: 292

Re: Jambudipa

Another reference is from the Buddhist text Mahavamsa, where the emperor Ashoka's son Mahinda introduces himself to the Sri Lankan king Devanampiyatissa as from Jambudvipa, referring to what is now the Indian subcontinent.
by cappuccino
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT
Replies: 128
Views: 2296

Re: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT

Soul is nowhere refuted in the scriptures.
by cappuccino
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT
Replies: 128
Views: 2296

Re: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT

Consciousness (as we know it) is about eyes, ears, tongue, etc.
by cappuccino
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT
Replies: 128
Views: 2296

Re: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT

Consciousness without feature,
without end,
luminous all around

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... html#fnt-1
by cappuccino
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT
Replies: 128
Views: 2296

Re: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT

before you say the other extreme is the eternal

that's not accurate, the other extreme is constant identity

Nirvana is eternal
by cappuccino
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT
Replies: 128
Views: 2296

Re: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT

I said far too seriously, this is the middle way

rather than the extreme way

annihilation is an extreme
by cappuccino
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT
Replies: 128
Views: 2296

Re: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT

the very words and language used to approximate will confuse you - if you take each word far too seriously
by cappuccino
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT
Replies: 128
Views: 2296

Re: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT

I already understand

mostly it's difficult to teach someone
by cappuccino
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT
Replies: 128
Views: 2296

Re: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT

the reconciling is that Nirvana is beyond

therefore difficult to describe

one may approximate
by cappuccino
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT
Replies: 128
Views: 2296

Re: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT

approximation
noun
a value or quantity that is nearly but not exactly correct
by cappuccino
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT
Replies: 128
Views: 2296

Re: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT

you're quoting a middle view and interpreting it as an extreme view
by cappuccino
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT
Replies: 128
Views: 2296

Re: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT

Nirvana is a refuge

annihilation conflicts with a refuge
by cappuccino
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT
Replies: 128
Views: 2296

Re: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT

Nirvana is a state, a type of consciousness

Nirvana is not a lack of consciousness
by cappuccino
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT
Replies: 128
Views: 2296

Re: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT

Nirvana is said to be everlasting

that's not eternal ism

eternal ism is about constancy of identity


(identity is inconstant)
by cappuccino
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT
Replies: 128
Views: 2296

Re: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT

consciousness without feature is a state of mind

one who realizes Nirvana retains that state of mind

everlasting