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by form
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where is iddhi?
Replies: 12
Views: 157

Re: Where is iddhi?

I am sure there are still in today era. Just that if one claims such power, he will get into unnecessary trouble or be treated as a liar or insane one. Also, iddhi has its limitations, it can't solve many serious problems.
by form
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Six sense base without sense object any sense consciousness ?
Replies: 75
Views: 712

Re: Six sense base without sense object any sense consciousness ?

Did you ever have experience like this. U have constructed and experience as such, but when u were meditating, u realise that was a terrible misunderstanding, and u realised the true occurrence. That can be quite long ago. So unconscious in a Freudian sense not really as it is literally.
by form
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Six sense base without sense object any sense consciousness ?
Replies: 75
Views: 712

Re: Six sense base without sense object any sense consciousness ?

So what does "higher consciousness" in dhammapada means?
by form
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Six sense base without sense object any sense consciousness ?
Replies: 75
Views: 712

Re: Six sense base without sense object any sense consciousness ?

Say you are looking at a tree , there is eyes vs tree , eye consciousness (seeing tree) occurs , but say your mind immersing in thinking of something , your attention not at the tree , then there is no eye consciousness ? The seeing or eye consciousness is not there because your awareness shifted ....
by form
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Six sense base without sense object any sense consciousness ?
Replies: 75
Views: 712

Re: Six sense base without sense object any sense consciousness ?

This topic needs to be examined with modern physiology and psychology to make any sense.
by form
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Form is emptiness
Replies: 89
Views: 1437

Re: Form is emptiness

If heart sutra is not words of the Buddha why is it potrayed as such in the drama? Just like this as I heard in many Mahayana sutra?
by form
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Form is emptiness
Replies: 89
Views: 1437

Re: Form is emptiness

In the Heart Sutra sunyata describes the lack of independent existence, phenomena nor existing "from their own side". It appears related to idappaccayata, the conditional nature of phenomena, and therefore related to the three marks. If empty is being substituted by the three marks, as one goes thr...
by form
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Form is emptiness
Replies: 89
Views: 1437

Re: Form is emptiness

Emptiness could just be another word for the three marks of existence. In the Heart Sutra sunyata describes the lack of independent existence, phenomena nor existing "from their own side". It appears related to idappaccayata, the conditional nature of phenomena, and therefore related to the three m...
by form
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Form is emptiness
Replies: 89
Views: 1437

Re: Form is emptiness

Emptiness could just be another word for the three marks of existence.
by form
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karma is everything!
Replies: 20
Views: 984

Re: Karma is everything!

One knows of a bad person that never suffer retribution, even died a peaceful death. One assumes, oh it is not just about one life time. Can one said nothing has been proven, all are just assumptions. Or just based on reading the suttas, I want to be a faith follower? Well, in AN, the Buddha told us...
by form
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN22.62 Scope of language?
Replies: 23
Views: 388

Re: SN22.62 Scope of language?

This part of the nikaya supposingly about language is something I have marked with "to be investigated further" for many years.

After reading the replies here, I still wonder this. What has language got to do with the past, present, future? That is more like domain of time.
by form
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why the wealthiest person not buddhist ?
Replies: 43
Views: 1002

Re: Why the wealthiest person not buddhist ?

It is hard to become rich from poor without being cunning. The chances are a lot a lot lower. Look around u, the advertising of all kinds. Medical drugs, comfort products etc. Without such advertising and marketing even the best product you invent will fail to sell well. Flatter your boss or just wo...
by form
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why the wealthiest person not buddhist ?
Replies: 43
Views: 1002

Re: Why the wealthiest person not buddhist ?

To be wealthy from having nothing, to make lots of money one need to be cunning. To be born rich and without a special skill and without good money management skill, the fool and his money will soon be separated. Is there any real Buddhist that is cunning? Cunning according to the sutta is not a goo...
by form
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Q & A on my approach to kasina meditation
Replies: 18
Views: 636

Re: Q & A on my approach to kasina meditation

Hello all, Frank k has encouraged me to start a thread about my short PDF on kasina meditation - and the type of soft “jhana-like” states that I achieve with them. I’ve been able to conquer a really horrible case of lower back pain using these methods, and I’d be happy to share them with others who...
by form
Fri May 31, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Historically, why religions prosper?
Replies: 32
Views: 846

Re: Historically, why religions prosper?

Due to fear, insecurity from cravings.