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by James Tan
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is craving ?
Replies: 25
Views: 195

Re: What is craving ?

Greetings , It seems that there is 2 version of Craving , Which is the correct one ? Or both are the same ? https://suttacentral.net/mn44/en/sujato “It’s the craving that leads to future rebirth, mixed up with relishing and greed, taking pleasure in various different realms. That is, craving for se...
by James Tan
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Supramundane Jhanas AS Nibbana
Replies: 45
Views: 498

Re: Supramundane Jhanas AS Nibbana

No. The higher fetters include craving. Lust for form jhana; lust for formless jhana; conceit & restlessness all include craving. Isn't that the restlessness hindrances include worries , and why does the higher fetters include Not the sloth and torpor in the list ? Does this mean the arahant still ...
by James Tan
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is craving ?
Replies: 25
Views: 195

Re: What is craving ?

if bhava explain as FUTURE Existence or Realm . Birth in any form is a result of craving. https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.009.than.html There are these four clingings: sensuality clinging, view clinging, precept & practice clinging, and doctrine of self clinging. This is called cling...
by James Tan
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is craving ?
Replies: 25
Views: 195

Re: What is craving ?

Let’s take a look . If you Want to walk from here to there is Not craving or attachment. Craves for Ice-cream (eg) IS craving . But , Wishing for continuous existence is Not Craving though . But is Thinking . To annihilate one self is Not Thirst / craving . as i understand it; wanting to be somewhe...
by James Tan
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is craving ?
Replies: 25
Views: 195

Re: What is craving ?

Afaik , becoming is CONTINUATION into sensual realm, fine material realm and non material realm . Craving , instead is, desiring to the 6 sense objects . Which is , I think , going after the sense (objects which gives rise) Pleasure . DESIRING to experience sense pleasure AGAIN is CRAVING . Thinkin...
by James Tan
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is craving ?
Replies: 25
Views: 195

Re: What is craving ?

how does craving for becoming is a craving ? like a craving for romance or entertainment, so is the craving for becoming. If one discerns that becoming is good or even as the lesser evil the mind is inclined to becoming. If one is averse to existence one might crave non-existence as one imagines it...
by James Tan
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Supramundane Jhanas AS Nibbana
Replies: 45
Views: 498

Re: Supramundane Jhanas AS Nibbana

It should be noticed that when the nutriment consciousness has stopped , so the craving is abandoned . With that , the mind attained release . "In that manner, I say, O monks, should the nutriment consciousness be considered. If the nutriment consciousness is comprehended, mind-and-matter are thereb...
by James Tan
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is craving ?
Replies: 25
Views: 195

Re: What is craving ?

Greetings , It seems that there is 2 version of Craving , Which is the correct one ? Or both are the same ? https://suttacentral.net/mn44/en/sujato “It’s the craving that leads to future rebirth, mixed up with relishing and greed, taking pleasure in various different realms. That is, craving for se...
by James Tan
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is craving ?
Replies: 25
Views: 195

Re: What is craving ?

Greetings , It seems that there is 2 version of Craving , Which is the correct one ? Or both are the same ? https://suttacentral.net/mn44/en/sujato “It’s the craving that leads to future rebirth, mixed up with relishing and greed, taking pleasure in various different realms. That is, craving for se...
by James Tan
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is craving ?
Replies: 25
Views: 195

Re: What is craving ?

both of the above are complementary, here is the Tanha Sutta; Sorry , I don't get the meaning . Sense Impressions are objectified, what one objectifies that one thinks about and explores, based on what one thinks about one is assailed by related notions and ideas. craving is basically a state of pe...
by James Tan
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is craving ?
Replies: 25
Views: 195

Re: What is craving ?

both of the above are complementary, here is the Tanha Sutta; "Monks, I will teach you craving: the ensnarer that has flowed along, spread out, and caught hold, with which this world is smothered & enveloped like a tangled skein, a knotted ball of string, like matted rushes and reeds, and does not ...
by James Tan
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is craving ?
Replies: 25
Views: 195

What is craving ?

Greetings , It seems that there is 2 version of Craving , Which is the correct one ? Or both are the same ? https://suttacentral.net/mn44/en/sujato “It’s the craving that leads to future rebirth, mixed up with relishing and greed, taking pleasure in various different realms. That is, craving for sen...
by James Tan
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sankhara in the paticasamuppada
Replies: 43
Views: 2065

Re: Sankhara in the paticasamuppada

For anyone interested : For Sharing . Below sutta is the description of the paticasamuppada process . Sankhara in the second link is the self view or formation . At the beginning of the link is ignorance . Because of ignorance contact , there arises feeling [ (perception & intention) ] , thereafter ...
by James Tan
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sankhara in the paticasamuppada
Replies: 43
Views: 2065

Re: Sankhara in the paticasamuppada

But , Prior to this you affirmed his view . As I posted many times, Bhikkhu Vupasama view can only be correct according to sutta if it accords with my explanation of the asava of becoming. Now, you should try to understanding basic morality about relationships because without it, life will be lonel...
by James Tan
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sankhara in the paticasamuppada
Replies: 43
Views: 2065

Re: Sankhara in the paticasamuppada

What I can say ... I said I will not reply again to your posts. SN 22.81 answers your question but you choose to ignore it. Whatever is posted from sutta, you seem to ignore it. But when Bhikkhu Vupasama says something not in sutta, you choose to believe it. :hello: We seems to be having different ...