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by cappuccino
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: An escape from painful feeling aside from sensual pleasure.?
Replies: 18
Views: 186

Re: An escape from painful feeling aside from sensual pleasure.?

pain is not the problem, the problem is incessant stress

stress continuing without pause or interruption
by cappuccino
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Back to self!
Replies: 65
Views: 868

Re: Back to self!

soul can't be figured out

best to set it aside
by cappuccino
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What Have You Learned
Replies: 7
Views: 487

Re: What Have You Learned

think of tiny insight, repeated, repeated

it's a journey on foot, small steps
by cappuccino
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Back to self!
Replies: 65
Views: 868

Re: Back to self!

It is rather curious that certain commentators, such as Ven Thanissaro, argue that anattā means “not self” rather than “no self”, for the distinction between “not-self” and “no-self” is not found in Pali. If I — being asked by Vacchagotta the wanderer if there is no self — were to answer that there...
by cappuccino
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2241
Views: 141689

Re: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread

K, what never arose won't cease

types of consciousness arise and cease

consciousness just is
by cappuccino
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Back to self!
Replies: 65
Views: 868

Re: Back to self!

‘If form were self, this form would not lend itself to dis-ease. It would be possible [to say] with regard to form, “Let my form be thus. Let my form not be thus.” But precisely because form is not self, this form lends itself to dis-ease. And it is not possible [to say] with regard to form, “Let my...
by cappuccino
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Writings/Books: Buddha time versus our time
Replies: 14
Views: 180

Re: Writings/Books: Buddha time versus our time

form wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:48 pm
cappuccino wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:03 pm
this teaching is available, this is a miracle

that's all I know
The dhamma u mean?
The dhamma
by cappuccino
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada is actively growing in the West. What is your take on what the future of that may bring?
Replies: 35
Views: 537

Re: Theravada is actively growing in the West. What is your take on what the future of that may bring?

Bundokji wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:13 pm
cappuccino wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:02 pm
skepticism results in ignorance
Maybe, but unwarranted beliefs is definitely not the answer.
right view is heaven and hell

reconcile this if you can
by cappuccino
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada is actively growing in the West. What is your take on what the future of that may bring?
Replies: 35
Views: 537

Re: Theravada is actively growing in the West. What is your take on what the future of that may bring?

Bundokji wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:51 pm
they recognize that the these are human inventions, not god given absolutes. And in a way, this is a huge improvement.
the Enlightened view is heaven and hell


skepticism is ignorance
by cappuccino
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Writings/Books: Buddha time versus our time
Replies: 14
Views: 180

Re: Writings/Books: Buddha time versus our time

this teaching is available, this is a miracle

that's all I know
by cappuccino
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wisdom vs will
Replies: 13
Views: 189

Re: Wisdom vs will

have the will to apply wisdom

that's all
by cappuccino
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Theravada for Beginner
Replies: 32
Views: 492

Re: Theravada for Beginner

Zolbec wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:29 pm
Hey, guys. Do you think I should start by studying
The Eightfold Path or Mindfulness (Anapanasati)?
just study relentlessly
by cappuccino
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Theravāda avoid elitist interference in the affairs of others?
Replies: 32
Views: 503

Re: Does Theravāda avoid elitist interference in the affairs of others?

better to study this teaching for a single day

than living another hundred years - not studying this teaching
by cappuccino
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is nirvana an impossible dream?
Replies: 15
Views: 223

Re: Is nirvana an impossible dream?

alfa wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:42 am
Is nirvana an impossible dream, then?
Samsara is the impossible dream

Nirvana is the possible awakening