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by Coëmgenu
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nagarjuna as the true interpret of the doctrine?
Replies: 123
Views: 8323

Re: Nagarjuna as the true interpret of the doctrine?

Something that would be helpful here is an account of how Ven Nāgārjuna interpreted the 12 links of DO: Two deluded actions arise from three deluded causes; seven uncontrolled results arise from those two deluded actions. Again, three deluded causes arise from these seven results. Such a wheel of li...
by Coëmgenu
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: haiku
Replies: 8
Views: 193

Re: haiku

Buddhist haikus hard.
Paṭiccasamuppāda
doesn't have five syl
by Coëmgenu
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "Venerable Buddhaghosa was a Hindu!"
Replies: 58
Views: 1603

Re: "Venerable Buddhaghosa was a Hindu!"

Consider the Sermon of the Net of Brahmā, the first sutta in the Dīghanikāya. There's lots of views of Brahmins there, indicating a flourishing cosmopolitan religious landscape likely marked by extreme diversity. Some of the (wrong) views presented within the great net of views are very much like Ad...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "Venerable Buddhaghosa was a Hindu!"
Replies: 58
Views: 1603

Re: "Venerable Buddhaghosa was a Hindu!"

You can't think of a time when the Buddha discussed the notion of an Ātma that hops between bodies, perhaps even discusses notions of what happens after death, with a Brahmin?
by Coëmgenu
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "Venerable Buddhaghosa was a Hindu!"
Replies: 58
Views: 1603

Re: "Venerable Buddhaghosa was a Hindu!"

"Just dissolve into that Brahman. You're Atman anyways!" What evidence is there MN 97 is equating the Brahmanistic Brahma world with Hindu Atman or Brahman ? Brahma in the suttas appears to equate with metta bhavana or the 1st jhana. For example: Then they meditate spreading a heart full of love to...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "Venerable Buddhaghosa was a Hindu!"
Replies: 58
Views: 1603

Re: "Venerable Buddhaghosa was a Hindu!"

I suppose their response could be something like saying "There is karma but no owner of it" is the same as denying karma and rebirth becauae if there is no owner of it then no one in particular will be reborn because of it. Karma after all means "action"; you can't deny there is action, only that t...
by Coëmgenu
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "Venerable Buddhaghosa was a Hindu!"
Replies: 58
Views: 1603

Re: "Venerable Buddhaghosa was a Hindu!"

But I think Coemgenu mistakes in interpretting "Hindu" as meaning someone who believes in Atman. Because in this case by "Hindu" they mean the Caravakan school of Hinduism. I don't think I'm talking about Cārvāka. What do you mean above? Cārvāka believes neither in karma nor rebirth. That's their "...
by Coëmgenu
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "Venerable Buddhaghosa was a Hindu!"
Replies: 58
Views: 1603

Re: "Venerable Buddhaghosa was a Hindu!"

MN 97 says: Then the thought occurred to Ven. Sariputta, "These brahmans are set on the Brahma world. What if I were to teach Dhanañjanin the brahman the path to union with the Brahmas?" https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.097.than.html This is an excellent illustration of modern Hindu i...
by Coëmgenu
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Arahant's suicide
Replies: 208
Views: 8775

Re: Arahant's suicide

the bursting of a bubble isn't a crime however, if you burn someone alive, that's serious stuff which is to say, it depends In keeping with the newly found suicide (unwilling) theme, if an arhats kills himself, is it even a suicide? When Migalaṇḍika killed many of the assemble, was it murder? Were ...
by Coëmgenu
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Arahant's suicide
Replies: 208
Views: 8775

Re: Arahant's suicide

Who changed the title of my post to "arahant's suicide?" That's weird. I bet it was my old frenemy: retrofuturist. Buddha didn't commit suicide he entered the dimension of Nirvana If you believe in the Buddha's omniscience, that means that the Buddha voluntarily ended the existence of his material b...
by Coëmgenu
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "Venerable Buddhaghosa was a Hindu!"
Replies: 58
Views: 1603

Re: "Venerable Buddhaghosa was a Hindu!"

:spy: extremism. You mean this ? :twothumbsup: That's a modern symptom of an old problem. But yes, moreso to do with a certain moderator who has since left SuttaCentral for reasons related to "self-care." I think she needed it. MN 97 says: Then the thought occurred to Ven. Sariputta, "These brahmans...
by Coëmgenu
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "Venerable Buddhaghosa was a Hindu!"
Replies: 58
Views: 1603

Re: "Venerable Buddhaghosa was a Hindu!"

What if I told you that "Brahminism" is just ancient Hinduism? Would that blow your mind? Its not. Brahminism is Brahminism. Do you talk to a lot of Hindus? Brahmin scriptures are Hindu scriptures. Hindu mantras are discussed by the Buddha in the Pāli Canon. He discusses these mantras with Brahmins...
by Coëmgenu
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "Venerable Buddhaghosa was a Hindu!"
Replies: 58
Views: 1603

Re: "Venerable Buddhaghosa was a Hindu!"

You've already said that there were no Hindus at the time of the Buddha. That's a red flag. You've claimed that Judaism isn't hereditary. That's a red flag. Sorry but there was no Hinduism when Buddha was alive and Abraham was not a different race to the Babylonians he was born into. Genetic studie...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "Venerable Buddhaghosa was a Hindu!"
Replies: 58
Views: 1603

Re: "Venerable Buddhaghosa was a Hindu!"

The thread will likely stall. I don't think anyone is going to defend the notion that Ven Buddhaghosa was a Hindu. Respectfully, you probably don't know enough of the Visuddhimagga & the suttas to contribute to such a thread. Respectfully, I think I actually might, rather than probably don't. I mig...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Rebirth admission would collapse modern science
Replies: 172
Views: 6548

Re: Rebirth admission would collapse modern science

When Shabbetai Ẓevi met Sultan Mehmed IV, Mehmed suggested that arrows be rained on Shabbetai Ẓevi. If he survived, he was truly the Masîḥ. Sultan Mehmed IV wasn't very learned necessarily, despite being a fancy-fancy. His own Masîḥ, Christ, had died by Roman soldiers. Where did he get the idea tha...