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by ToVincent
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.
Replies: 80
Views: 2426

Re: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.

... It is not traditions but sectarian posturing that lead to schisms. . Not at all. It is adding to the original message that leads to schism. Like this Bon's reincarnated child lama stuff. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Bon-Tibetan-religion . If refferring to the Encyclopedia Britannica is a la...
by ToVincent
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.
Replies: 80
Views: 2426

Re: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.

What "traditions" could probably mean ? . Buddha was against schisms. So what "tradition" could probably mean ? . The all purpose of modern studies on Buddhism, is to find the common trunk to these schismatic traditions. That is to say, to extract the common parallels between the different EARLY sch...
by ToVincent
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.
Replies: 80
Views: 2426

Re: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.

. First of all you have to clarify if you are referring to pre-Buddhist or post-Buddhist Bon. There are serious differences between the two. But before that you have to understand that Bon was only recently recognised as a Buddhist tradition in Tibet. Up until the current Dalai Lama Bon was not con...
by ToVincent
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.
Replies: 80
Views: 2426

Re: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.

Tibetan "buddhism" is just a somewhat "Buddhist", perverted with Bon. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Bon-Tibetan-religion . .. . Ummmmm... That is not what the article says. The article does not say so; but Buddha does: . "It is because of this, seeing the danger of such super-powers (magic, mira...
by ToVincent
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.
Replies: 80
Views: 2426

Re: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.

Tibetan "buddhism" is just a somewhat "buddhism", perverted with Bon.

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Bon-Tibetan-religion
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by ToVincent
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.
Replies: 80
Views: 2426

Re: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.

Sankhārupapattisutta MN 120 MN 120 Saïkhàruppatti-sutta The Saïkhàruppatti-sutta, the “discourse on re-arising [in a particular way by means of an] aspiration”, describes how an aspiration can influence the mode of one's rebirth. A discourse in the Madhyama-àgama takes up the same topic, although i...
by ToVincent
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)
Replies: 102
Views: 2613

Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

let's hope that TakiDoni's "smart" missiles, are going
to be smart enough to refuse to be launched.
by ToVincent
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What does it mean external namarupa ?
Replies: 55
Views: 1255

Re: What does it mean external namarupa ?

Contact is more than just "the functional meeting of sense-base, sense-object and sense-consciousnes". But again you have failed to demonstrate this, based on what the suttas say. In the suttas phassa ( contact ) is just the meeting of the three. So the suttas seem to describe phassa as the arising...
by ToVincent
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What does it mean external namarupa ?
Replies: 55
Views: 1255

Re: What does it mean external namarupa ?

Wait a minute ! I am not saying that contact is a wrong word. I am saying that the scope of "contact" encloses the underlying meaning of an escheatment. When the uninstructed worldling is contacted by a feeling born of ignorance-contact, ‘I am’ occurs to him; ‘I am this’ occurs to him; ‘I will be’ a...
by ToVincent
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What does it mean external namarupa ?
Replies: 55
Views: 1255

Re: What does it mean external namarupa ?

This is the link https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=30370#p440038 Please note that you were part of this discussion. So why asking again ? - My view on this "sticking to wrong or too vague meanings", is that we are playing here the "dog chasing tail" kind of game. Which might be of some i...
by ToVincent
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What does it mean external namarupa ?
Replies: 55
Views: 1255

Re: What does it mean external namarupa ?

the above Tiṇṇaṃ saṅgati phasso Saṅgati (from saṅgacchati [saṁ+gacchati] [saṃ-gam] : come together). Union, combination. √ गम् gam to cause to go to any condition, cause to become (RV AV TS. SBr.). I see no reason why phasso, that I have already covered in the same way previously (do a search on "t...
by ToVincent
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What does it mean external namarupa ?
Replies: 55
Views: 1255

Re: What does it mean external namarupa ?

What is Yogācāra anyway ¿¿¿¿ That's the problem with people always looking beyond Buddhism, and making it EBT. I don't know post-"buddhist" stuff. I have parallels, and pre-Buddhist Vedic lexicography to make things clear. And I rely lightly on Chinese translations (late interpretations); if only to...
by ToVincent
Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What does it mean external namarupa ?
Replies: 55
Views: 1255

Re: What does it mean external namarupa ?

These are EBTs. They are substantiated in the Pāli Nikāyā. Chachakkasūtra = Chachakkasutta. They have the same content. The Chinese says "inner". Big deal. The problem is not so much in these petty discrepancies. The problem is that you are always mixing up your own interpretations in a sea of pseu...
by ToVincent
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What does it mean external namarupa ?
Replies: 55
Views: 1255

Re: What does it mean external namarupa ?

Parallels mean sutta/sutra that have the same text in the Nikayas AND the Agamas.
Two same texts in the Nikayas (or in the Agamas) do not make a parallel; and can't be relied upon as EBT.
by ToVincent
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What does it mean external namarupa ?
Replies: 55
Views: 1255

Re: What does it mean external namarupa ?

When we say the 6 consciousnesses , do we refer it as internal or external ? Oh come on James. You know better ! Have you ever heard of a "sound-consciousness" in the suttas ? Isn't it just an ear consciousness ? Don't let yourself be dragged by these neo-brahmanic/hinduist/tantric savant terms, th...
by ToVincent
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What does it mean external namarupa ?
Replies: 55
Views: 1255

Re: What does it mean external namarupa ?

Namarupa is seen differently in the Agamas (SA 298) and the Nikayas (SN 12.2). The former treats namarupa as the external namarupa, viz the khandhas. The latter as the internal namarupa, viz: contact (transfer of property of the external khandhas, to the internal sal ayatanani), feeling, perception,...
by ToVincent
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Israel calls on world Jewry
Replies: 62
Views: 2141

Re: Israel calls on world Jewry

Mediterranen drama, with a pinch of bumptious headlong northern mind - Hoho. I like the old Indian philosophy, first because the great mitochondrial genetic evolution took place in India. But mostly because the lesser mitochondrial evolutions, that took place later on, lead to a hark back in India. ...
by ToVincent
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Virtue for nibbana
Replies: 22
Views: 1055

Re: Virtue for nibbana

If nibbana is indeed beyond the sphere of all that is mentioned, no one is going to reach that place because the vehicle of 'travel' cannot go there, it is part of the dream of existence. Where did you get that from the suttas? Where did you get from Buddha, that the path is just a useless bunkum? ...
by ToVincent
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: materialism
Replies: 14
Views: 730

Re: materialism

.... Well, try to get out of the kama loka in your meditation; and you'll understand what demons and lower gods mean. This world is full of maras and brahmas, says Buddha. And He does say that often, in texts that are pretty early, as far as parallels are concerned. “There is a snare moving in the ...
by ToVincent
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Momentary blanking out of consciousness
Replies: 33
Views: 1274

Re: Momentary blanking out of consciousness

m0rl0ck wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:46 pm
I was using the word in its most mundane sense ie:
con·scious·ness
ˈkän(t)SHəsnəs/
O, I see!
You might find your answer at 1:00

I think it's all about frëk(t)eSHi/an.



:)