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by bodom
Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Taking refuge in attachment, aversion and ignorance?
Replies: 16
Views: 209

Re: Taking refuge in attachment, aversion and ignorance?

[1] "There is the case where you recollect the Tathagata: 'Indeed, the Blessed One is worthy and rightly self-awakened, consummate in knowledge & conduct, well-gone, an expert with regard to the world, unexcelled as a trainer for those people fit to be tamed, the Teacher of divine & hu...
by bodom
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Los Angeles
Replies: 4
Views: 55

Re: Greetings from Los Angeles

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi :)
Replies: 8
Views: 101

Re: Hi :)

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Trier Germany.
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: Hello from Trier Germany.

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 4
Views: 42

Re: Greetings

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Late Introduction and background
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: Late Introduction and background

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from darkest Yorkshire
Replies: 9
Views: 258

Re: Hello from darkest Yorkshire

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: HI there!
Replies: 5
Views: 58

Re: HI there!

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The meaning of "aggregates subject to clinging are suffering"
Replies: 35
Views: 688

Re: The meaning of "aggregates subject to clinging are suffering"

Sobhana wrote:Why didn't the Buddha just say: aggregates are suffering?

I'd like to hear from you.


There only heavy when you pick them up.

:namaste:
by bodom
Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Hey aflatun, Happy Birthday!
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: Hey aflatun, Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday!

:namaste:
by bodom
Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Germany
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: Hello from Germany

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: My criticism of Thanissaro and other "half selfers"
Replies: 175
Views: 2134

Re: My criticism of Thanissaro and other "half selfers"

He argues that the view that "there is no self" is not right view but actually an obstacle on the path and that the question is unanswerable and it was meant to be used just as a strategy to remove clinging. From Thanissaro: Some people have misinterpreted the teaching on not self to mean...
by bodom
Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello. My first post.
Replies: 6
Views: 154

Re: Hello. My first post.

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from rural TN
Replies: 7
Views: 135

Re: Hello from rural TN

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: My criticism of Thanissaro and other "half selfers"
Replies: 175
Views: 2134

Re: My criticism of Thanissaro and other "true selfers"

Then the Blessed One took up a little bit of soil in his fingernail and said to that bhikkhu: [...] “There is not even this much feeling … perception … volitional formations … consciousness that is permanent, stable, eternal, not subject to change, and that will remain the same just like eternity i...
by bodom
Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: My criticism of Thanissaro and other "half selfers"
Replies: 175
Views: 2134

Re: My criticism of Thanissaro and other "true selfers"

I would like to see in black and white where Thanissaro talks of an eternal consciousness. I often hear people accuse him of this but never seem to quote anything by him to support this. Do I really need to do this ?.... Yes you do. You started this thread. The burden of proof is on you . :namaste:
by bodom
Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: My criticism of Thanissaro and other "half selfers"
Replies: 175
Views: 2134

Re: My criticism of Thanissaro and other "true selfers"

Greetings, This is a total straw man. :strawman: Thanissaro and the Buddha explain that all dhammas are not self. Neither say anything is self, so to suggest this is what "not-self" implies is erroneous. Metta, Paul. :) Well how about the eternal consciousness idea ? Is consciousness self...
by bodom
Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: greetings from Romania
Replies: 9
Views: 213

Re: greetings from Romania

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahant with greed and aversion
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Re: Arahant with greed and aversion

dhammarelax wrote:Dear friends

Could you give me the sutta refference that says the from time to time the arahant changes his perception to balance his greed/aversion, he changes it to perceive the beutifull in the ugly eg


You won't find a sutta that describes an Arahant with greed and aversion.

:namaste:
by bodom
Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can Anyone explain Ajahn Chah's Experience ?
Replies: 13
Views: 283

Re: Can Anyone explain Ajahn Chah's Experience ?

As Ajahn Chah himself says of the experience : When I came out of this condition, I returned to my normal state of mind, and the question arose, "What was that?" The answer came, 'These things are just what they are; there's no need to doubt them:' Just this much said, and my mind could ac...

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