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by ToVincent
Sun May 31, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Jain Ideas Absorbed into the Dhamma
Replies: 12
Views: 229

Re: Jain Ideas Absorbed into the Dhamma

Thus we hear about a teacher who taught a practice of cultivation of the sense organs which had the result that the practitioner would not see any forms with the eye, nor hear any sounds with the ear. When the Buddha was informed about this, he commented that if this was cultivating the sense organ...
by ToVincent
Sat May 30, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Nibbāna & Asaṅkhata
Replies: 23
Views: 328

Re: Nibbāna & Asaṅkhata

Ah ok !
by ToVincent
Sat May 30, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Nibbāna & Asaṅkhata
Replies: 23
Views: 328

Re: Nibbāna & Asaṅkhata

Ceisiwr wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 12:35 pm
ToVincent wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 12:29 pm
I'm asking what the recipe is — not how the plate tastes like.
What you are asking is akin to asking me to describe the colour red to a blind man from birth. Sometimes language fails.
So you mean you can't describe what a sankhara dhamma is either?
Can't even put a word on that recipe?
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by ToVincent
Sat May 30, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Nibbāna & Asaṅkhata
Replies: 23
Views: 328

Re: Nibbāna & Asaṅkhata

I'm asking what the recipe is — not how the plate tastes like.
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by ToVincent
Sat May 30, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Nibbāna & Asaṅkhata
Replies: 23
Views: 328

Re: Nibbāna & Asaṅkhata

The question is what is an unconditioned dhamma? — not what the result is - viz. nibbāna. I understand easily what an unhurting dhamma is - viz. a dhamma that does not yield a hurting result. Namely a dhamma void of ill will, lust, delusion and craving (wherever the three former, and the latter are ...
by ToVincent
Sat May 30, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Nibbāna & Asaṅkhata
Replies: 23
Views: 328

Re: Nibbāna & Asaṅkhata

In Taoism 無為 also called 無欲 , Not grasping , being in natural state . Not seeking and not repelling . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 無 not 為 fabricate 無為 in buddhism means Not fabricating . 無為法 means unfabricated dhamma / unconditioned dhamma . Lexicography references please (dictionaries - texts) for: ...
by ToVincent
Sat May 30, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Nibbāna & Asaṅkhata
Replies: 23
Views: 328

Re: Nibbāna & Asaṅkhata

What the Chinese translation has to say about the "unconditioned", in this particular case. Strangely enough, we are faced with quite the same double meaning. But there is one thing that tends towards putting the "unconditioned" signification quite on the side. In the 44 suttas of the Asaṅkhata Saṃy...
by ToVincent
Sat May 30, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: nāma-rūpa in the Visuddhimagga
Replies: 20
Views: 240

Re: nāma-rūpa in the Visuddhimagga

The Visuddhimagga doesn't seem wrong on that one. Again (and again and again and.. ), the Agamas have the five khandhas in namarupa nidana https://justpaste.it/img/62c4c6b65f2a5beca39abc9703710f2f.png - And when nama descends in the saḷāyatana nidana, the Tipitaka defines nama as something specific ...
by ToVincent
Sat May 30, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Buddha and the Upanishads
Replies: 21
Views: 328

Re: The Buddha and the Upanishads

.... I quoted 1.4 because of this: In the beginning this world was only the self in the shape of a person. Looking around he saw nothing else than the self. He first said, 'I am'. Therefore arose the name of I. Therefore, even to this day when one is addressed he says first 'This is I". BṛĀrUp. 1.4...
by ToVincent
Fri May 29, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Buddha and the Upanishads
Replies: 21
Views: 328

Re: The Buddha and the Upanishads

For those who want to see how Buddhism is related to the Upanishads, I would advise them to start reading the 7th section of the 8th chapter of the Chandogya Upaniṣad, on the self. https://archive.org/stream/PrincipalUpanishads/129481965-The-Principal-Upanishads-by-S-Radhakrishnan#page/n503/mode/2u...
by ToVincent
Fri May 29, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Buddha and the Upanishads
Replies: 21
Views: 328

Re: The Buddha and the Upanishads

For those who want to see how Buddhism is related to the Upanishads, I would advise them to start reading the 7th section of the 8th chapter of the Chandogya Upaniṣad, on the self. https://archive.org/stream/PrincipalUpanishads/129481965-The-Principal-Upanishads-by-S-Radhakrishnan#page/n503/mode/2up...
by ToVincent
Fri May 29, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Buddha and the Upanishads
Replies: 21
Views: 328

Re: The Buddha and the Upanishads

ToVincent What conspiracy? The one where naughty professional indologists have it in for Buddhism and naughty Theravadins, and indeed ALL Buddhists until today, simply got it wrong and have it in for Buddhism and that only you know the way, truth and the light through your dodgy philology. Were Gal...
by ToVincent
Fri May 29, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Buddha and the Upanishads
Replies: 21
Views: 328

Re: The Buddha and the Upanishads

" Here we try to answer the question whether the early Upanißads were known to the authors of the early Buddhist texts. The answer we are obliged to accept is that no evidence has been presented so far that they were . ?!?!? I suppose the eminent" scholar" didn't even bother to read the Upanishads....
by ToVincent
Fri May 29, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Buddha and the Upanishads
Replies: 21
Views: 328

Re: The Buddha and the Upanishads

Oh! the two Veda scholars of DW (one of them a $100 dollar store indologist) are on the deck. They can teach you Veda alright. Who still reads Bronkhorst' nonsense? I dwelt in the Sanskrit department in Pune. One can ask oneself how ready are the heads of this department to cast Buddhism aside. Just...
by ToVincent
Fri May 29, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Nibbāna & Asaṅkhata
Replies: 23
Views: 328

Re: Nibbāna & Asaṅkhata

Khata as the past participle of kṣan = to wound. Correct, and asaṅkhata is from a different root, namely kṛ . Well, the all point of my previous posts, was to show that the √ kṛ. is used in the context of saṅkhata - and that the √ kṣan is used in the context of asaṅkhata. Two different things indee...