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by Coëmgenu
Fri May 26, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Alaya Vinnana and Manas is not supported in Theravada?
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: Why Alaya Vinnana and Manas is not supported in Theravada?

Is there not something in either Abhidhamma or the Commentaries, in Theravāda, that is translated into English as "relinking consciousness"? This is most likely analogous to ālayavijñāna, but lacking the larger Yogācāra perspective that informs and is tied to ālayavijñāna.
by Coëmgenu
Fri May 19, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Politics forum
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Politics forum

I unsubscribed to the Politics forum a while ago because I simply couldn't handle the negativity (I was going though some stuff at the time). I would like to post in the politics forum the following post: Is Donald Trump actually getting impeached? I just read an article claiming that it was "o...
by Coëmgenu
Thu May 18, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: Gāmi/Gāmiñca & the "-ñca" suffix
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: Gāmi/Gāmiñca & the "-ñca" suffix

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:[...]
Thank you, Venerable.
by Coëmgenu
Thu May 18, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: Gāmi/Gāmiñca & the "-ñca" suffix
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Gāmi/Gāmiñca & the "-ñca" suffix

Greetings all, A few questions upcoming: in the Asaṅkhatasutta , SN 43.12, we encounter this opening: “Asaṅkhatañca vo, bhikkhave, desessāmi asaṅ­kha­ta­gāmiñca maggaṃ. Taṃ suṇātha. Katamañca, bhikkhave, asaṅkhataṃ? Yo, bhikkhave, rāgakkhayo dosakkhayo mohakkhayo—idaṃ vuccati, bhikkhave, asaṅkhataṃ....
by Coëmgenu
Thu May 18, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: The Buddha spoke pali by Stefan Karpik
Replies: 30
Views: 1550

Re: The Buddha spoke pali by Stefan Karpik

This basicly means that, according to Oberlies some dialect, splitting from the same root-language at an earlier stage, later developed into Pāli. Isn't it even simpler and more elegant to simply note that some Prākrits (like Pāli) preserved different elements of their common Indo-European heritage...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is fishing breaking the precept?
Replies: 204
Views: 3233

Re: Is fishing breaking the precept?

Who among them is responsible for killing the rabbits? Answer: Only the farmer. The rest are all blameless. Forgive me if I ask a redundant or foolish question, bhante, but in such a scenario, what would be the best action for the farmer? Should the farmer cease to kill the rabbits? Or is there ano...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On Buddhist Transhumanism
Replies: 16
Views: 508

Re: On Buddhist Transhumanism

I think that from a Buddhist perspective, Transhumanism doesn't change much. Exactly, no amount of technological wizardry (unless it is quite literally that to us, wizardry) is going to fundamentally end suffering. That being said, if medicine is available, why not pursue that technology? One could...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Japanese Buddhism And Killing
Replies: 46
Views: 1496

Re: Japanese Buddhism And Killing

These approaches work if, as Chownah says, you actually understand the ecosystem you are working with. Apparently the Native Americans used to set huge swaths of America on fire back in the day to keep the soil fertile! Then Europeans came in and "Europeanized" the landscape of America. I...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Watching the docu Samsara by Ron Fricke.
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: Watching the docu Samsara by Ron Fricke.

I'm more inclined towards Baraka but this is a worthy sequel The only trouble with Baraka, for me, is that I can't figure out what is being said with all of the footage of staring faces. Ron Fricke seems to be making some kind of statement about anthropology, and about a certain voyeurism inherent ...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Watching the docu Samsara by Ron Fricke.
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: Watching the docu Samsara by Ron Fricke.

This is my favourite movie, hands down.
by Coëmgenu
Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do Western Buddhists believe in Kamma at a granular level?
Replies: 25
Views: 652

Re: Do Western Buddhists believe in Kamma at a granular level?

Sorry, I don't quite follow what you mean. I meant in a sutta in MN, there are mentioning of hell warden coming to lead a dead person away to face judging and punishing. I dun believe that any way. But it never surprised me why such content will be in a sutta. In theory, if there were a "liter...
by Coëmgenu
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Asankhata apart from nibbana in early buddhist schools
Replies: 34
Views: 2775

Re: Asankhata apart from nibbana in early buddhist schools

Where did you find this quote in the sutta? "the Blessed One would not say, 'A monk with no more effluents, on the break-up of the body, is annihilated, perishes, & does not exist after death .'" Yamaka Sutta http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn22/sn22.085.than.html Yes, that...
by Coëmgenu
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do Western Buddhists believe in Kamma at a granular level?
Replies: 25
Views: 652

Re: Do Western Buddhists believe in Kamma at a granular level?

But do they accept Kamma at a real life micro level? If they face great misfortune out of the blue do they believe they must have done some wrong in past life (or this life) for which they are being punished? Who punishes? Punishment requires a punisher. Kamma is not any one "person" or a...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Asankhata apart from nibbana in early buddhist schools
Replies: 34
Views: 2775

Re: Asankhata apart from nibbana in early buddhist schools

cappuccino wrote:
Coëmgenu wrote:Isn't this a bit of a misquotation?


No.
I've been looking for you quote and I cannot find it. There seems to be several lines close to what you wrote, but none with that exact same contents.

Where did you find this quote in the sutta?
by Coëmgenu
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Asankhata apart from nibbana in early buddhist schools
Replies: 34
Views: 2775

Re: Asankhata apart from nibbana in early buddhist schools

cappuccino wrote:The Blessed One would never say that the saint does not exist after death.
Yamaka Sutta
Isn't this a bit of a misquotation? You forgot to add a "[...]", which is always a good idea to include when you alter a quote, yes?
by Coëmgenu
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do Western Buddhists believe in Kamma at a granular level?
Replies: 25
Views: 652

Re: Do Western Buddhists believe in Kamma at a granular level?

But do they accept Kamma at a real life micro level? If they face great misfortune out of the blue do they believe they must have done some wrong in past life (or this life) for which they are being punished? Who punishes? Punishment requires a punisher. Kamma is not any one "person" or a...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Asankhata apart from nibbana in early buddhist schools
Replies: 34
Views: 2775

Re: Asankhata apart from nibbana in early buddhist schools

The Blessed One would never say that on the dissolution of the body the saint who has lost all depravity is annihilated, perishes, and does not exist after death. Yamaka Sutta The standard Buddhist responce to this is: because the saint never existed, he can never be annihilated. I don't find it ex...
by Coëmgenu
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1594
Views: 128029

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

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by Coëmgenu
Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Why we pay homage to Buddha?
Replies: 41
Views: 1224

Re: Why we pay homage to Buddha?

Even Buddha wanted some thing to respect and homage. So he kept Dhamma as his teacher. Your use of the word "homage" here is incorrect. You are using it as a verb and it is a noun everywhere that I have seen except obscure archaic poetic expression. You can say "it is good to respect...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Asankhata apart from nibbana in early buddhist schools
Replies: 34
Views: 2775

Re: Asankhata apart from nibbana in early buddhist schools

In a recent talk Ven. Sujato references the fact that the Theravadin school is the only early Buddhist school that recognised only one unconditioned element, nibbana. Other schools apparently had lists of other phenomena they considered unconditioned, besides nibbana. The most infamous of other his...

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