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by cappuccino
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: suffering is caused by ????
Replies: 25
Views: 1682

Re: suffering is caused by ????

Dinsdale wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:51 am
So the goal is cessation of consciousness?
the goal is the cessation of suffering, no more, no less


people try to add more, because well, whatever
by cappuccino
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajahn Brahm
Replies: 28
Views: 1346

Re: Ajahn Brahm

jhana is just calmness
by cappuccino
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Jordan Peterson - Developing Your Inner Psychopath
Replies: 14
Views: 2163

Re: Jordan Peterson - Developing Your Inner Psychopath

On very many occasions the Buddha explained the disadvantages of an angry temper. Here is one of his admonitions: Suppose some bandits catch one of you and sever his body limb from limb with a two-handed saw, and if he should feel angry thereby even at that moment, he is no follower of my teaching. ...
by cappuccino
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: According to Orthodox Theravada only, in the suttas, is nibbana the self?
Replies: 23
Views: 639

Re: According to Orthodox Theravada only, in the suttas, is nibbana the self?

Dinsdale wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:51 am
Is Nibbana only "in here" as an experience, or is it also "out there" in some sense?
Thus, friends, you should train yourselves … Because these are amazing people, hard to find in the world, i.e., those who dwell touching the deathless element with the body.
Cunda Sutta
by cappuccino
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anicca not impermanence
Replies: 14
Views: 367

Re: Anicca not impermanence

Manopubbangama wrote:Anatta is a far more radical idea to accept than anicca.
You see Anatta via Anicca.
by cappuccino
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: According to Orthodox Theravada only, in the suttas, is nibbana the self?
Replies: 23
Views: 639

Re: According to Orthodox Theravada only, in the suttas, is nibbana the self?

being selfless doesn't destroy you

otherwise this path wouldn't be fit for anyone
by cappuccino
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: According to Orthodox Theravada only, in the suttas, is nibbana the self?
Replies: 23
Views: 639

Re: According to Orthodox Theravada only, in the suttas, is nibbana the self?

Zom wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:35 pm
but nibbana is always there, and so it remains after the death of arahant. For me such kind of view is "nibbana = true self".
I don't think Nirvana = true self. I also don't think Nirvana is annihilation.
by cappuccino
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: According to Orthodox Theravada only, in the suttas, is nibbana the self?
Replies: 23
Views: 639

Re: According to Orthodox Theravada only, in the suttas, is nibbana the self?

For him … not being delighted in, will become cool right here.
Samsara is sweat.

Nirvana is air conditioning.
by cappuccino
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the Tathagata exist after death?
Replies: 18
Views: 318

Re: Does the Tathagata exist after death?

Zom wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:15 pm
From Thanissaro Bhikkhu:
Yes, and this is his wrong view.
the arising of the knowledge of not self
vs
no self
by cappuccino
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there a wrong way to becoming a Buddhist?
Replies: 14
Views: 877

Re: Is there a wrong way to becoming a Buddhist?

the wrong way is an hour once or twice a day


the right way is you're never bored
by cappuccino
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What would you do if there is no rebirth ?
Replies: 58
Views: 1617

Re: What would you do if there is no rebirth ?

if you were enlightened you would believe

that makes rebirth true

you're a Buddhist, it should be accepted
by cappuccino
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What would you do if there is no rebirth ?
Replies: 58
Views: 1617

Re: What would you do if there is no rebirth ?

tonight you could die, and be reborn unaware of this teaching

a mistake could be made, after a while, you would find yourself in hell perhaps

suffering for millions of years, and millions of lives could pass

until this opportunity comes again
by cappuccino
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What would you do if there is no rebirth ?
Replies: 58
Views: 1617

Re: What would you do if there is no rebirth ?

"I stayed in the sort of places that are awe-inspiring and make your hair stand on end, such as park-shrines, forest-shrines, & tree-shrines. And while I was staying there a wild animal would come, or a bird would make a twig fall, or wind would rustle the fallen leaves. The thought would occur to ...
by cappuccino
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What would you do if there is no rebirth ?
Replies: 58
Views: 1617

Re: What would you do if there is no rebirth ?

Yes, brahman, so it is. It's not easy to endure isolated forest or wilderness dwellings. It's not easy to maintain seclusion, not easy to enjoy being alone. The forests, as it were, plunder the mind of a monk who has not attained concentration. Before my Awakening, when I was still an unawakened Bod...