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by ToVincent
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Dhammadhatu
Replies: 8
Views: 263

Re: Dhammadhatu

Please cease these off-topic posts full of gibberish . Sounds that you have a hard time to understand simple things. What is up there is just: 1. the proper definition of dhātu. 2. the only setting for dhammadhātu, in the suttas with parallels (SN 14.1 & SN 41.2). 3. and the relation that the latte...
by ToVincent
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Dhammadhatu
Replies: 8
Views: 263

Re: Dhammadhatu

Hodgepodge means an argument (theory) made of incongruous ideas — That is to say, made of ideas that are lacking in harmonony, appropriateness, and compatibility. Again, if for instance, the element of instigation (ārabbhadhātu), the element of persistence (nikkamadhātu), etc.— in AN 6.38 — are part...
by ToVincent
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Idealism Revisited
Replies: 282
Views: 2191

Re: Idealism Revisited

It would appear that the earlier Sanskrit usage of dharmadhātu was largely corresponding to the Pāli usage of the term. A study of the root dha, in the pre and contemporary "Sanskrit" literature, gives us a more proper translation of dhammadhātu in Pali: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?p=5870...
by ToVincent
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Idealism Revisited
Replies: 282
Views: 2191

Re: Idealism Revisited

My question... is this, when you eat an apple what is there? The transformation (pātubhavati) of the four great elements; which are defined by Buddha as earth, etc. — and not as "hardness", etc. (as if this was some kind of higher knowledge [abhidhamma], coming out of nowhere). “The four great elem...
by ToVincent
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Idealism Revisited
Replies: 282
Views: 2191

Re: Idealism Revisited

The Abhidhamma denies that there is anything behind "hardness" or "coldness", since these phenomena are the ultimate realties. Early or Late Abhidhamma Pitaka? True or corrupted Abhidhamma pitaka? It might be difficult to know exactly what early Abhidhamma was, chronologically wise. On the other ha...
by ToVincent
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Idealism Revisited
Replies: 282
Views: 2191

Re: Idealism Revisited

... What "mind" are you refering to? Mano, ceto, citta ? You are so goddamn evasive, when it suits you. For Buddha's sake, call a cat a cat. ________ Quoting: “There is that sphere, monks, where there is no earth, no water, no fire, no air, no sphere of infinite space, no sphere of infinite conscio...
by ToVincent
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Idealism Revisited
Replies: 282
Views: 2191

Re: Idealism Revisited

The question is, did the Buddha subscribe to substance metaphysics or was he an empiricist? Substance metaphysics is obviously out, so that leaves us with empiricism. Empiricism leads to phenomenalism and so Idealism. First, as seen here, https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?p=586486#p586486 your ...
by ToVincent
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Idealism Revisited
Replies: 282
Views: 2191

Re: Idealism Revisited

I am making the claim that the Blessed One was an empiricist/Idealist, thus denying substance and "matter". Wrong claim! Buddha denied a self in paticcassamuppada, and advocated the transcendence of the kama, rupa and arupa lokas. All that you've been advocating so far, in this pseudo "idealism rev...
by ToVincent
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Idealism Revisited
Replies: 282
Views: 2191

Re: Idealism Revisited

... Etādisāyaṃ santāno , māyāyaṃ bālalāpinī; Vadhako esa akkhāto, sāro ettha na vijjati. Such is this continuum (√tan = extend , spread , be diffused [viz. substantial continuous flow = "I am Brahma" - "This is mine", of the Upanishads] ) This illusion, beguiler of fools. It is taught to be a murde...
by ToVincent
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: what is delusion ?
Replies: 7
Views: 461

Re: what is delusion ?

Moha in the pre-Buddhist literature: :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: In the Athava Veda: :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Agni *bewilders* the citta(s) of his opponents: "This Agni has *bewildered* all the cittas that were in your hearts". "Ayam agnir amūmuhad yāni cittāni vo h...
by ToVincent
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: MN8/DN15: ending of perceptions of impingement/resistance
Replies: 12
Views: 427

Re: MN8/DN15: ending of perceptions of impingement/resistance

You mean "The" Ṭhānissaro bhikkhu, who once and still speaks of "perceptions of resistance", (and "infinity of space") ? Unlimited gratitude to Ajahn Geoff, for having given us free access to the Sutta Piṭaka - so we can have now, the time to delve more deeply into the Pali grammar and historical le...
by ToVincent
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: MN8/DN15: ending of perceptions of impingement/resistance
Replies: 12
Views: 427

Re: MN8/DN15: ending of perceptions of impingement/resistance

Here I explore in detail the the infinite space dimension formula: ...... The solution to the OP's question comes from studying how the words patigha and nanatta are used in the suttas. PTS says: paṭi+gha = adj.suffix of ghan=han I'll challenge you to find here: https://dictionary.sutta.org/browse/...
by ToVincent
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: MN8/DN15: ending of perceptions of impingement/resistance
Replies: 12
Views: 427

Re: MN8/DN15: ending of perceptions of impingement/resistance

In the context of the arupa jhanas, what is exactly the disappearance of perceptions of resistance? What does it mean? How does it feel like? I thought it was stopping perceiving the body, as if it was not present anymore while in one of the arupas, but rereading those suttas I wonder if it means a...
by ToVincent
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Āditta: all is burning
Replies: 33
Views: 720

Re: Āditta: all is burning

Coëmgenu wrote: Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:07 pm
ToVincent wrote: Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:03 pm You seem to contradict yourself.
I'm sure that from your rarified perspective, a lot of things seem to be the case.
Ah ok !
by ToVincent
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Āditta: all is burning
Replies: 33
Views: 720

Re: Āditta: all is burning

Some persons of questionable qualifications on the forum think that vinayakammāni dippanti avinayakammāni na dippanti means the deeds of the discipline, they burn , and what are not the deeds of the discipline, they do not burn when it actually means, the deeds of the discipline, they make clear , ...