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by aflatun
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Vinnanam Anidassanam
Replies: 13
Views: 110

Re: Vinnanam Anidassanam

In fact according to orthodox Theravada that is exactly what it means Thank you for this Robert :anjali: Interestingly enough, that's basically what Nagarjuna thought it meant too. The interpretation is slightly different so I won't stress it in the classical forum (unless there is interest), but w...
by aflatun
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Livestream with Bhikkhu Analayo
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: Livestream with Bhikkhu Analayo

Video Link

Content starts around 6:30
by aflatun
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Should I read "Manual for Insight"?
Replies: 13
Views: 259

Re: Should I read "Manual for Insight"?

I’ve always enjoyed reading Ven. Mahasi, even though I’m neither partial to commentarial Theravada nor someone who practices bhavana in his particular “style”
by aflatun
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Inspiring Words
Replies: 137
Views: 9268

Re: Inspiring Words

When there is nothing left to surrender, nothing left to give, only then can we come to the end of the passage - the ending of consciousness and its personally subjective God. One glimpse of the Godhead, and no one would want God back. Bernadette Roberts Wow, very interesting! Thank you for sharing...
by aflatun
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 201
Views: 2499

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

Greetings, If you include Timeless/Atemporal/Structural & Multiple Lives I know a lunatic that would vote for it (me) I don't understand why the poll needs multiple options per line. Isn't it about which "resonates with you the most"? Even if you accept more than one, I'm sure one still "resonates ...
by aflatun
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 201
Views: 2499

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

binocular wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:20 pm
aflatun wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:49 pm
If you include

Timeless/Atemporal/Structural & Multiple Lives

I know a lunatic that would vote for it (me)
Count me in, and we'll take over the asylum!
:rolleye:

- - -

But seriously. We should not be making fun of ourselves this way.
:twothumbsup:
by aflatun
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 201
Views: 2499

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

Hi aflatun, dindale, DNS, What is the difference between "multiple lives model" and "three/two lives model"? :anjali: I'm actually not sure! I embraced it because whether we're talking about 1 or 1 million lives the same principle applies, i.e. all my prior births and deaths are "my" prior births a...
by aflatun
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 201
Views: 2499

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

If you include

Timeless/Atemporal/Structural & Multiple Lives

I know a lunatic that would vote for it (me)
by aflatun
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Inspiring Words
Replies: 137
Views: 9268

Re: Inspiring Words

Sight, hearing, smell, Taste, touch, and cognition— The experiential domain of these six faculties Are the objects that are seen and so forth. [III.1] Sight does indeed not see Its own identity. How can something that does not see itself See anything else either? [III.2] A solid establishment of si...
by aflatun
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mind lives on after death?
Replies: 40
Views: 1474

Re: Mind lives on after death?

The Abhidhamma texts seem to believe it does, citing a specific type of consciousness (patisandhi) on the mind continuum involved in ensuring continuity of the mind stream into the next rebirth. And this is also a great point Grigoris. I don't think Buddhists on the whole have had any issue with th...
by aflatun
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mind lives on after death?
Replies: 40
Views: 1474

Re: Mind lives on after death?

Sam Vara wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:22 am
aflatun wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:14 am
What naughty language the Mahanama Sutta uses!
:goodpost:

I don't know which is the more interesting: that sutta, or the lack of comment it provoked!
Hah! Indeed Sam, I was thinking the same thing yesterday when I noticed the deafening silence. :toilet:
by aflatun
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday SDC!
Replies: 11
Views: 126

Re: Happy birthday SDC!

Happy birthday dude! :heart:

Bill Dixon
by aflatun
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 201
Views: 2499

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

That would be most closest to the 'moment-to-moment only' option . . . But this is precisely what the "structuralist" (Nanavira, etc) rejects. It's as far from the moment to moment option as others. As a simple example, all process models posit that we can 'find" instances of contact unfold through...
by aflatun
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 201
Views: 2499

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

becoming a stream enterer is not about dependent arising Oh but it most certainly is! "And which are the four factors of stream-entry with which he is endowed? "There is the case where the disciple of the noble ones is endowed with verified confidence in the Awakened One: 'Indeed, the Blessed One i...
by aflatun
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 201
Views: 2499

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

Circle5 wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:41 pm
The DO sutta is just one out hundreds of suttas that constitute the "higher dhamma" section of the nikayas.
If you read past the titles you'll notice that the entire portion of the SN in question is actually about DO.
by aflatun
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 201
Views: 2499

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

cappuccino wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:59 pm
people over estimate the importance of DO

remember Buddha saw DO after his enlightenment, not before
:shock:

I believe you're underestimating it. For me, Nibbana is in fact synonymous with the seeing of DO, and apart from this there is no Nibbana to speak of.
by aflatun
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: All is one. Change my view.
Replies: 24
Views: 325

Re: All is one. Change my view.

I am curious as to whether or not there are any convincing arguments against this view? Not necessarily just that the Buddha said that oneness is an extreme that he did not teach, I already know that, I am wondering if there are any actual arguments that directly refute the idea of "oneness", eithe...
by aflatun
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What is Facebook?
Replies: 43
Views: 941

Re: What is Facebook?

rightviewftw wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:45 pm
Image
go away facebook
:goodpost:
by aflatun
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A few questions about nibbana
Replies: 15
Views: 316

Re: A few questions about nibbana

"It has been taught that the perfect knowledge of samsara is nirvana."

Nāgārjuna
Yuktiṣaṣṭikākārikā 6cd
Transl. Fernando Tola and Carmen Dragonetti
by aflatun
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is this the cutest dog in the world ?
Replies: 12
Views: 275

Re: Is this the cutest dog in the world ?

They are really adorable, but I prefer bully breeds my self. http://dogzone.tcwebsites.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/french-bulldog-names-2.jpg https://fallinpets.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Pitbull-puppy-with-his-parent-600x445.jpg That said I'm keen on adopting a pair of Dobermans s...