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by ToVincent
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Israel calls on world Jewry
Replies: 59
Views: 1334

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: 483

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: 411

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: 587

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.



:)
by ToVincent
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Momentary blanking out of consciousness
Replies: 33
Views: 587

Re: Momentary blanking out of consciousness

I don't think it has to do with the Buddhist "consciousness". Just about awareness. One must redefine consciousness. Vedanā means an experience, which when it occurs at satta's level, at the living being's level, in particular - in the Buddhist "world" of the saḷāyatana - is "felt" sensorially. And ...
by ToVincent
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Virtue for nibbana
Replies: 22
Views: 483

Re: Virtue for nibbana

If one could be consummate (perfect) in virtue would this alone lead to nibbana meaning if one only had wholesome speech, actions and used skillful methods to remove unwholesome thoughts and created wholesome thoughts? Hi befriend, I had a discussion on another forum about the need for jhānas to re...
by ToVincent
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Samkhya
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: Samkhya

Also, mike Cross, that sometimes posts on SC, has done a wonderful and stunning translation of the Book XII: Arāḍadarśano [Visit to Arāḍa] - (12.68 - 12.83), from the Buddhacarita.

http://mike-cross.buddhasasana.net/asva ... s-gold.pdf
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by ToVincent
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Samkhya
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: Samkhya

Sāṃkhya made simple https://justpaste.it/jnfu Sāṃkhya in Vedic & post-Vedic texts http://www.imagebam.com/image/d4ebb7445889333 From the "Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies - Vol IV - Sāṃkhya" Larson & Bhattacharya Sāṁkhyakārikā (first written occurrence about Sāṃkhya). http://milim.byethost7.com/F...
by ToVincent
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha teach we have choice? (aka The Great Free Will v Determinism Debate)
Replies: 909
Views: 38825

Re: Did the Buddha teach we have choice? (aka The Great Free Will v Determinism Debate)

Karma is from intentions, you have to intend something. If you have to intend, you can intend. Hence free will. That's exactly it. Whether or not you understand, Susīma, first comes knowledge of the stability (unmoving) of the Dhamma, afterwards knowledge of Nibbāna. Pubbe kho, susima, dhammaṭṭhiti...
by ToVincent
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn
Replies: 113
Views: 2395

Re: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn

But what often happens is that we resist what is arising and try to change it to what we wish would arise. Dosa about the dosa. And that is because of not understanding the conditioned nature of each moment. Another debunking is needed here about not being able to change things. I have shown in an ...
by ToVincent
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn
Replies: 113
Views: 2395

Re: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn

I think I understand. But remembering some of the secular mindfulness literature I have read, its generally emphasized that enjoyment is not the point, but awareness is. And that has to be debunked and clarified once and for all. Mindfullness' purpose is, before anything else, "recollection". Scien...
by ToVincent
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Internal / External - significance and meaning
Replies: 96
Views: 2454

Re: Internal / External - significance and meaning

Could you provide a clear and succinct response to the question I posed above: "But why would you want the external/internal distinction to go away?" From what I can gather about your approach, I would have thought this is a useful distinction to be aware of. My answer has not passed (twice) the TO...
by ToVincent
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1817
Views: 154432

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Gandhabba deva.
And beyond the four directions - neti, neti.
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by ToVincent
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Abhayagiri Community is safe
Replies: 28
Views: 963

Re: Abhayagiri Community is safe

... I repeat my question: Does anyone have the firefighters' testimony? - (or know where we can get it). The pictures are a real evidence, indeed! - All these ashes next to Ajhan Chah shrine is quite impressive - so such a wonderful occurrence must be related somewhere in the local press, by now. I...
by ToVincent
Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Abhayagiri Community is safe
Replies: 28
Views: 963

Re: Abhayagiri Community is safe

Does anyone have the firefighters' testimony? - (or know where we can get it).
They were stationed on premises (huge parking lot, Russian river 25 yards away).

https://www.google.com/maps/@39.3647327 ... a=!3m1!1e3
by ToVincent
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Internal / External - significance and meaning
Replies: 96
Views: 2454

Re: Internal / External - significance and meaning

But why would you want the external/internal distinction to go away? Because he is wise (SN 12.19). It is not so much a question of "letting it go away", the way you put it; but how the āyatana yields a sense-consciousness.(not the physical eye, and the sight ability parts of the āyatana - but its ...
by ToVincent
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: jhānaṃ why not jhāne
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: jhānaṃ why not jhāne

The word was jhānaṃ, which can only be nominative or accusative singular. The dative plural would be jhānānaṃ. True! How could I miss that one. That's my idiot-syncratic ways, I suppose. I was so eager to show what I had just found yesterday, on Bodhi's awkward translation of SN 48.3; that I conclu...
by ToVincent
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: jhānaṃ why not jhāne
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: jhānaṃ why not jhāne

Might be the special case of a dative of "advantage"; meaning " among ". "Among" the (group of) jhanas (plural). Like in the SN 48.3 embarrassing translation by Bodhi: Yato kho, bhikkhave, ariyasāvako imesaṃ pañcannaṃ indriy ānaṃ samudayañca atthaṅgamañca assādañca ādīnavañca nissaraṇañca yathābhūta...
by ToVincent
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Internal / External - significance and meaning
Replies: 96
Views: 2454

Re: Internal / External - significance and meaning

Quantum Eraser is about the choice that a photon makes - not about the choice that we make. The photon "acts the past", but we can't control it. There is no information sent back in time. When you "kill" the idler, by measuring it; the entangled pair is imprinted with what's occurring in its past. A...
by ToVincent
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Internal / External - significance and meaning
Replies: 96
Views: 2454

Re: Internal / External - significance and meaning

If the reality does not exist, then how is it that modern quantum theory - (not youtube plesiosaurian quantum buncombe - good for "moha-ted" kind of people :shock: :o :shock: ) - says that it is the detection of reality , that has the interfering probability amplitude waves vanish instantly. If the ...