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by zan
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Land
Replies: 14
Views: 1332

Re: Land

Please note, this is a long post in support of the Abhidhamma view and surely some will disagree with it because they disagree with the Abhidhamma, so please keep in mind; this is not the place to prove the Abhidhamma/commentary wrong. I love a good debate, but we should respect the guidelines and d...
by zan
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Land
Replies: 14
Views: 1332

Re: Land

There are, bhikkhus, certain gods called 'non-percipient beings. DN 1 Body (matter) only, no mind. If you regard mind as feeling perception volition consciousness . Also, the world contracts and beings are not born there during this time which also shows matter not being dependent on mind. If the w...
by zan
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Land
Replies: 14
Views: 1332

Re: Land

“What is the cause, sir, what is the reason why the aggregate of form is found? ... "The four primary elements are the reason why the aggregate of form is found. -MN 109 “What, friends, is the water element? The water element may be either internal or external. What is the internal water element? W...
by zan
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: What sutta has this quote: "sabbena sabbam sabbattha sabbam kassaci kimhici"?
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: What sutta has this quote: "sabbena sabbam sabbattha sabbam kassaci kimhici"?

You should ask ven. Sujato, since the only instance of the phrase on the whole internet :jawdrop: is on his blog - https://sujato.wordpress.com/2011/05/13/vinnaṇa-is-not-nibbana-really-it-just-isn’t/ Do you realise how rare a unique search result is? :woohoo: Actually, it makes me suspect a spellin...
by zan
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: What sutta has this quote: "sabbena sabbam sabbattha sabbam kassaci kimhici"?
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: What sutta has this quote: "sabbena sabbam sabbattha sabbam kassaci kimhici"?

What sutta has this quote: "sabbena sabbam sabbattha sabbam kassaci kimhici"? And what does it translate to? Thanks! Fyi , if you look at Chinese translation , it says , If there were entirely and totally no manifestation at all , no matter what , no matter how , it is nonexistence . Regards Much a...
by zan
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: What sutta has this quote: "sabbena sabbam sabbattha sabbam kassaci kimhici"?
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: What sutta has this quote: "sabbena sabbam sabbattha sabbam kassaci kimhici"?

What sutta has this quote: "sabbena sabbam sabbattha sabbam kassaci kimhici"? And what does it translate to? It is from DN 15. I don't know how to translate it but I am merely exploring below: Jāti ca hi, ānanda , nābhavissa sabbena sabbaṃ sabbathā sabbaṃ kassaci kimhici , seyyathidaṃ — Suppose the...
by zan
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: What sutta has this quote: "sabbena sabbam sabbattha sabbam kassaci kimhici"?
Replies: 6
Views: 231

What sutta has this quote: "sabbena sabbam sabbattha sabbam kassaci kimhici"?

What sutta has this quote: "sabbena sabbam sabbattha sabbam kassaci kimhici"? And what does it translate to?

Thanks!
by zan
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What is Nibbana?
Replies: 31
Views: 1589

Re: What is Nibbana?

Nibbāna: Sanskrit nirvāna lit. 'ceasing' nir + Ö va to cease blowing, to become extinguished; according to the commentaries, 'freedom from desire' nir+ vana Nibbāna constitutes the highest and ultimate goal of all Buddhist aspirations, i.e. absolute ceasing of that life-affirming will manifested as...
by zan
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Non-sapmajañña varieties of sati
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: Non-sapmajañña varieties of sati

linked discourses 47 saṃyutta nikāya 47 4. not learned from anyone else 4. ananussutavagga 35. Mindful 35. Satisutta At Sāvatthī. Sāvatthinidānaṃ. “Mendicants, a mendicant should live mindful and aware. “Sato, bhikkhave, bhikkhu vihareyya sampajāno. This is my instruction to you. Ayaṃ vo amhākaṃ an...
by zan
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Has Bhikkhu Bodhi (quote, source)stated his opinion on sutta support for consciousness outside the five aggregates?
Replies: 21
Views: 933

Re: Has Bhikkhu Bodhi (quote, source)stated his opinion on sutta support for consciousness outside the five aggregates?

This is a Bikkhu Bodhi interpretation also, this Sutta is worth a good read, it should only take 10 minutes https://suttacentral.net/sn44.1/en/bodhi Basically, no matter what we take to be a being, these things do not have hold in Nibanna. The Buddha doesn't then say "but there is this other consci...
by zan
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Has Bhikkhu Bodhi (quote, source)stated his opinion on sutta support for consciousness outside the five aggregates?
Replies: 21
Views: 933

Re: Has Bhikkhu Bodhi (quote, source)stated his opinion on sutta support for consciousness outside the five aggregates?

Thanks. I've seen this before. He seems to answer the question: Is nibbana consciousness? But not: Is there such a thing as consciousness outside of the five aggregates? Please re-read the post again. He specifically referred to the "consciousness without feature"/Vinnanam Anidassanam. Basically so...
by zan
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Are vedana and vedayita two forms of the same word?
Replies: 17
Views: 362

Re: Are vedana and vedayita two forms of the same word?

Thank you! What follows? In MN 111, you can read how there is feeling, perception & consciousness in the first seven jhanas/attainments but then feeling, perception & consciousness are not mentioned in the 8th & 9th attainments. Oh! Thanks. Sorry I saw the colon at the end of your previous post's s...
by zan
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Are vedana and vedayita two forms of the same word?
Replies: 17
Views: 362

Re: Are vedana and vedayita two forms of the same word?

Thanks. So this is a grammar thing? But ultimately, a being utterly devoid of sanna and vinnana will not experience vedayati? Or the other way around, a being utterly devoid of the capacity to have vedayati (ex: one who had zero vedana because then they would have zero vedayati if I understand corr...
by zan
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Are vedana and vedayita two forms of the same word?
Replies: 17
Views: 362

Re: Are vedana and vedayita two forms of the same word?

So, since the suttas say that vedana, sanna and vinnana are conjoined, not disjoined (MN 43), does that mean that vedayati is conjoined to sanna and vinnana as well? Yes & no. When the mind has sanna & vinnana then vedana (the doer/noun) will also engage in vedayati (the doing/verb). However, sanna...
by zan
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Has Bhikkhu Bodhi (quote, source)stated his opinion on sutta support for consciousness outside the five aggregates?
Replies: 21
Views: 933

Re: Has Bhikkhu Bodhi (quote, source)stated his opinion on sutta support for consciousness outside the five aggregates?

Has Bhikkhu Bodhi ever stated, clearly, his opinion on whether or not the suttas support consciousness outside the five aggregates? He offered his take on it. See the old thread about the topic here Thanks. I've seen this before. He seems to answer the question: Is nibbana consciousness? But not: I...