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by cappuccino
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where did the Buddha teach about "The Three Basic Facts of Existence"?
Replies: 14
Views: 217

Re: Where did the Buddha teach about "The Three Basic Facts of Existence"?

The three marks of existence are impermanence, unsatisfactoriness,
and all phenomena are not-self.
by cappuccino
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On Verification
Replies: 60
Views: 885

Re: On Verification

binocular wrote:
everyone has to ask whether to commit, day to day
(Not from a sotapanna onwards, for example.)
some pause
by cappuccino
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On Verification
Replies: 60
Views: 885

Re: On Verification

the one thing you can't do is procrastinate indefinitely
by cappuccino
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On Verification
Replies: 60
Views: 885

Re: On Verification

their answer is delay

everyone has to ask whether to commit, day to day
by cappuccino
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On Verification
Replies: 60
Views: 885

Re: On Verification

binocular wrote: I have no doubt that I would attain nirvana if I committed to Buddhism.
what is higher or better than nirvana? there is nothing
by cappuccino
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is an Arahant?
Replies: 14
Views: 205

Re: What is an Arahant?

you might have read them all, a thousand time each
whoa!

that is an Arahant
by cappuccino
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is an Arahant?
Replies: 14
Views: 205

Re: What is an Arahant?

The Milindapanha implies that lay people do/did attain enlightenment.

It is just that they all ordained or died within 7 days or less.


:shrug:
by cappuccino
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is an Arahant?
Replies: 14
Views: 205

Re: What is an Arahant?

I checked the 2 you mentioned
by cappuccino
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is an Arahant?
Replies: 14
Views: 205

Re: What is an Arahant?

I don't know of any


well, except the Buddha
by cappuccino
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Rebirth might be real
Replies: 41
Views: 639

Re: Rebirth might be real

there is a middle option between extremes

neither annihilation, nor the same identity for eternity
by cappuccino
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Rebirth might be real
Replies: 41
Views: 639

Re: Rebirth might be real

continued survival.

the state or quality of having existence or substance.
by cappuccino
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Rebirth might be real
Replies: 41
Views: 639

Re: Rebirth might be real

existence is reality

let's just accept that
by cappuccino
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Rebirth might be real
Replies: 41
Views: 639

Re: Rebirth might be real

bridif1 wrote:
cappuccino wrote: what did you say?

I can't hear you because you don't exist
You're not being fair.
A real, fixed, essential you does not exist, an so it cannot be pinned down.
I exist
by cappuccino
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Rebirth might be real
Replies: 41
Views: 639

Re: Rebirth might be real

what did you say?

I can't hear you because you don't exist
by cappuccino
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Rebirth might be real
Replies: 41
Views: 639

Re: Rebirth might be real

you don't exist, OK, sure