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by cappuccino
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Re: Vinnanam Anidassanam. General Theravada Version.
Replies: 38
Views: 627

Re: Vinnanam Anidassanam. General Theravada Version.

Zom wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:32 pm
you can safely let go of everything.
annihilation isn't safe

I can let go, because it's not annihilation
by cappuccino
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Re: Vinnanam Anidassanam. General Theravada Version.
Replies: 38
Views: 627

Re: Vinnanam Anidassanam. General Theravada Version.

to seek annihilation is suicidal, madness

if anything this teaching is about refuge, sanity
by cappuccino
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Re: Vinnanam Anidassanam. General Theravada Version.
Replies: 38
Views: 627

Re: Vinnanam Anidassanam. General Theravada Version.

Zom wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:57 am
Upon arahant's death this Vinnanam anidassanam ceases, stops to exist
annihilation cannot be a worthy goal

nirvana is a worthy goal

hence nirvana cannot be annihilation
by cappuccino
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: duality and non-duality in theravada
Replies: 10
Views: 194

Re: duality and non-duality in theravada

there is the realm of infinite consciousness, in Buddhist cosmology

there is the realm of nothingness

although "nirvana" transcends these realms
by cappuccino
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: middle path and the three views
Replies: 6
Views: 142

Re: middle path and the three views

a view, that there is a permanent self, which at some point ceases to exist (annihilationism)
the process isn't annihilated, simply by losing a sense of self

this is the difficult thing to understand

the process continues, and so annihilation isn't true
by cappuccino
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is this missing ingredient between Jhanas and Nibbana?
Replies: 21
Views: 291

Re: What is this missing ingredient between Jhanas and Nibbana?

"Sariputta my friend, which things should a virtuous monk attend to in an appropriate way?" "A virtuous monk, Kotthita my friend, should attend in an appropriate way to the five clinging-aggregates as inconstant … not-self." Silavant Sutta https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn22/sn22.122.t...
by cappuccino
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What makes a sutta fake/genuine?
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: What makes a sutta fake/genuine?

I merely accept the teaching as it is

in the past, I learned other teachings this way

I wonder if people ever learn, if they doubt
by cappuccino
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Is MN 140 a fake sutta?
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: Is MN 140 a fake sutta?

have faith
by cappuccino
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 231
Views: 3383

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

arising and ceasing is the nature of existence
by cappuccino
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Could sensual happiness be worked with?
Replies: 13
Views: 208

Re: Could sensual happiness be worked with?

Visakha for example,
entered the stream, then married
by cappuccino
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 231
Views: 3383

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

I understand ignorance leads to everything.

Then I think, so what.

More important is other teachings.
by cappuccino
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Children and parents
Replies: 11
Views: 156

Re: Children and parents

"Beings are the owners of their kamma, the heirs of their kamma; they are molded, formed and upheld by their kamma, and they inherit the results of their own good and bad deeds." Often enough this reflection has been proposed as a means to help us adjust to the vicissitudes in our personal fortunes...
by cappuccino
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Nibbana cessation of being?
Replies: 33
Views: 1098

Re: Is Nibbana cessation of being?

Dhammarakkhito wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:51 am
only suffering arises and only suffering passes away
this is true, but not the whole truth

cessation of existence is true, but not the whole truth
by cappuccino
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist cosmology explained
Replies: 8
Views: 162

Re: Buddhist cosmology explained

Well, Tolkien's races are partial parts of humanity.

Therefore, I guess it may be the same in Buddhism.
by cappuccino
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Re-birth is like having your own baby (child)
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Re-birth is like having your own baby (child)

you were different yesterday

you were someone else

many lifetimes have already passed :anjali:
by cappuccino
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist cosmology explained
Replies: 8
Views: 162

Re: Buddhist cosmology explained

justindesilva wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:52 pm
Nagas and yakkas are believed to be clans of people who lived in Sri Lanka
No
by cappuccino
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mind lives on after death?
Replies: 40
Views: 1495

Re: Mind lives on after death?

type of consciousness arises and ceases

consciousness is always operative

although consciousness is impersonal
by cappuccino
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 231
Views: 3383

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

What do you think, monks: Which is greater, the tears you have shed while transmigrating & wandering this long, long time — crying & weeping from being joined with what is displeasing, being separated from what is pleasing — or the water in the four great oceans?
Assu Sutta: Tears