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by Twilight
Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"
Replies: 223
Views: 6665

Re: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"

Heidegger :arrow: Heiddeger :arrow: Herdegger...what's next? https://images.pottermore.com/bxd3o8b291gf/3gifGgby2IQiIAAI8aiGcO/27c822d72f2eb5325a0bd0bbe6e4a63e/HarryPotter_WB_F1_HarryPotterWithHedwig_Still_100615_Land.jpg?w=320&h=240&fit=thumb&f=center&q=85 I was actually trying to find the guy on ...
by Twilight
Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"
Replies: 223
Views: 6665

Re: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"

Well at least he advises to do metta on these philosophical zombies Existentialist buddhism is based on Herdegger, Hussel, Satre and other postmodernist. Herdegger is the nr1 most influential postmodernist. Since you know more about this, are these guys solipsit or just existentialist buddhism ended...
by Twilight
Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"
Replies: 223
Views: 6665

Re: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"

Well you go check how other people have answered in this topic. There was you and Cownah, both of you newbies to buddhist existentialist school, answering the question like a normal person. It is good that I'm learning new terms and becoming a better philosopher by the day. If "postmoernist" wasn't ...
by Twilight
Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"
Replies: 223
Views: 6665

Re: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"

After a couple of months you will answer like this: http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=28776&start=140#p413671 And you will answer like that after been asked the question 4 times not just 2 times like you have did here or simply not answer at all. Thanks for telling me about "solipsism"...
by Twilight
Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"
Replies: 223
Views: 6665

Re: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"

I am of the opinion that you would continue to experience eating and sleeping etc yes.
I told you before you're not a proper postmodernist. Read some more existentialist buddhist books until you answer the question differently or at least be utterly confused and not know how to answer.
by Twilight
Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"
Replies: 223
Views: 6665

Re: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"

If you die, will I continue to exist ? Will I continue to eat, sleep, etc. even though I will not manifest in your internal phenomenological world cause you are not here anymore?
by Twilight
Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"
Replies: 223
Views: 6665

Re: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"

So you agree there exist external things such as floods that drown villages, fires that burn villages etc. and it is not all internal ? If you die, will your family, your city, other humans etc. continue to exist ?
by Twilight
Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"
Replies: 223
Views: 6665

Re: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"

Just read what I just posted from the same MN 28 sutta and tell me what is your opinion on these external and internal elements described there :anjali:
by Twilight
Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"
Replies: 223
Views: 6665

Re: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"

From the same MN 28 sutta: “What, friends, is the earth element? The earth element may be either internal or external. What is the internal earth element? Whatever internally, belonging to oneself, is solid, solidified, and clung-to; that is, head-hairs, body-hairs, nails, teeth, skin, flesh, sinews...
by Twilight
Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"
Replies: 223
Views: 6665

Re: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"

@Jojola: It is a "he" not a "she". My question is this: if paticcasamupadda is structural not temporal, then tell me what happens when ignorance disappears. Let's say you get enlightened tomorrow at hour 22:45. Do you vanish or will your body, consciousness, perception etc. continue to exist ? Since...
by Twilight
Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Romania just legalized corruption
Replies: 11
Views: 394

Re: Romania just legalized corruption

I hope too. I also wanted to say that even with all the anti-corruption magnificent success from 2012 onward, we still were doing bad with corruption. If I am not mistaken, we were number 49 in the world, one place above Cuba and one place below Jordan. Withing the EU, there is Greece - Bulgaria - R...
by Twilight
Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"
Replies: 223
Views: 6665

Re: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"

And another: “ If, friends, internally the eye is intact but no external forms come into its range , and there is no corresponding conscious engagement, then there is no manifestation of the corresponding section of consciousness. If internally the eye is intact and external forms come into its rang...
by Twilight
Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"
Replies: 223
Views: 6665

Re: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"

Also take a look at DN 5: He understands thus: ‘This is my body, having material form , composed of the four primary elements, originating from father and mother, built up out of rice and gruel, impermanent, subject to rubbing and pressing, to dissolution and dispersion. And this is my consciousness...
by Twilight
Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"
Replies: 223
Views: 6665

Re: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"

That sutta is pretty clear. Buddha even says about people who have failed to understand that sutta: When it is being thus explained … … and elucidated by the Tathagata, if anyone does not know and see, how can I do anything with that foolish worldling, blind and sightless, who does not know and does...
by Twilight
Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"
Replies: 223
Views: 6665

Re: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"

Yes and I have already expressed my position on the problem. Look at this computer in front of you. After 100 years, there will be nothing left of it. Not even the memory of it. Nothing. And it is the same for everything else in the world. All that exists right now in the world will vanish without r...
by Twilight
Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"
Replies: 223
Views: 6665

Re: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"

But as expected, you have not responded to any of my 2 questions at all :oops: :oops: :oops: Because your questions are irrelevant and unrelated to the subject matter you claim to be an expert on. Thank you for the explanation mr. Lawyer. But I was more curious in what the client had to say, since ...
by Twilight
Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"
Replies: 223
Views: 6665

Re: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"

I am not familiar with the commentarial or abbhidhabammic interpretation of sutta pitakka. But when it comes to the modern existential interpretations, modern abbhidhabammas - I consider them highly at odds with the suttas and this is what I am trying to prove in this topic. Buddhist existentialit s...
by Twilight
Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"
Replies: 223
Views: 6665

Re: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"

Buddha said one who has right view will never be "confused o inwardly perplexed about existence" :anjali: What do you think he meant by that? As you will recall, I don't think it has anything to do with "whether rocks exist". :anjali: Mike I actually don't recall well but I will search the sutta. T...
by Twilight
Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"
Replies: 223
Views: 6665

Re: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"

Ok first, I have no idea what question 2 has to do with Nanavira. :shrug: Second, the premise behind question number 1 is fallacious, paticcasamuppada is not temporal but structural, this is something Nanavira ingeniously reveals while abundantly citing authentic pali doctrine with impeccable accur...
by Twilight
Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"
Replies: 223
Views: 6665

Re: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"

SDC wrote:I also said that I didn't care...
I appreciate you were the only one here to at least express a honest opinion on the problem and did not eel-wriggle about it trying to avoid the question.