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by sentinel
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the meaning of Asava ?
Replies: 30
Views: 2925

Re: What is the meaning of Asava ?

Avijja and āsava are interdependent; Āsavasamudayā avijjāsamudayo Avijjāsamudayā āsavasamudayo Avijjānirodhā āsavanirodho Asavanirodhā avijjānirodho With the arising of the Taints(āsava) there is the arising of ignorance With the arising of ignorance there is the arising of the taints(āsava) With t...
by sentinel
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The cause of cycle of birth and death ?
Replies: 9
Views: 179

Re: The cause of cycle of birth and death ?

justindesilva wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:06 pm
It is very clear that if one can get rid of clinging to desires (tanha) then the cause of next bhava ceases. That is where nirvana is explained as " no desires".
Can clinging to desire be destroyed without abandon the ignorance ?
by sentinel
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The cause of cycle of birth and death ?
Replies: 9
Views: 179

Re: The cause of cycle of birth and death ?

Dhammanando wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:04 am

With the ending of the āsavas, (1) one's actions are from then on no longer kammas and (2) the cycle of saṃsāra is ended. But #1 isn't the cause of #2. The ending of the āsavas is the cause of both.
Bhante , mind explain asava meaning ? how to end asava ?
by sentinel
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The cause of cycle of birth and death ?
Replies: 9
Views: 179

Re: The cause of cycle of birth and death ?

dharmacorps wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:58 pm
I believe the answer as far as dependent origination is concerned would be ignorance.
Well , the monk insist the reason for cycle of birth and death is karma ! To stop the route of karma is to end samsara i.e. cycle of birth and death .
:shrug:
by sentinel
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: The fetters to Stream Entry
Replies: 10
Views: 330

Re: The fetters to Stream Entry

sakkāya-diṭṭhi: I don't know what is the difference between sakkāya-diṭṭhi or asmi māna. Is there an appreciable difference between belief in a making a self view and the conceit of using the self as a standard to compare others with and the belief in the self-view? Does it only include the belief ...
by sentinel
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Either Buddhism is pure nihilism or dependent origination must be reinterpreted?
Replies: 56
Views: 890

Re: Either Buddhism is pure nihilism or dependent origination must be reinterpreted?

Nagarjuna flatly contradicts the suttas and ends up making literally everything non existant. He was not an agama/nikaya Buddhist though but a Mahayana so he's not wrong from that perspective and surely they explain it all somehow that it works out, but from a sutta perspective this is nothingness,...
by sentinel
Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana and samsara are identical. Change my view.
Replies: 51
Views: 1280

Re: Nibbana and samsara are identical. Change my view.

If Nibanna is samsara then you would already have attained Nibanna. Excellent point. Please elaborate. Premise A: Beings live in samsara Premise B: Nibanna and samsara is identical Conclusion: Those beings have attained Nibanna Nargajuna aims is to break your grasping . The main criteria is to poin...
by sentinel
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What Buddhism says about self-love?
Replies: 7
Views: 167

Re: What Buddhism says about self-love?

If self love as loving passionately and with deep affection , that is an attachment . But if being kind to oneself and caring , that is a necessity .
by sentinel
Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The cause of cycle of birth and death ?
Replies: 9
Views: 179

The cause of cycle of birth and death ?

What are the cause of cycle of birth and death ? I discussed with a Theravada monk , he said if one stop making kamma the cycle of birth and death would end . He says if in previous life one done some kamma , in this life ripening and one reaps the fruit , but one do not attach or feeling averse to ...
by sentinel
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Becoming in Dependant Origination
Replies: 60
Views: 1301

Re: Becoming in Dependant Origination

' Namarupa' is ultimate reality. 'People' is conventional language. When 'asava' arises, it pushes the namarupa to act. This causes self-view attachment to arise due to the namarupa, in terms of "I need this"; "I want this", etc. "Self-view" = "people". You appear to interpret namarupa without any ...
by sentinel
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependant Origination in Chinese
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: Dependant Origination in Chinese

In Chinese, 12 因缘法。The centre Chinese word can mean fate. I guess your mandarin are limited , that's why you mistook it as 缘分 (fate) or (predestined affinity) . 缘 alone meaning is 原因 reason; 因cause; 联系connection , 边edge , 顺着along . Example of the usage : 血缘 blood relationship 人缘 relations with peop...
by sentinel
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Becoming in Dependant Origination
Replies: 60
Views: 1301

Re: Becoming in Dependant Origination

DooDoot wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:05 am
Fermentation/asava is actually disturbing/oppressive, which is why it pushes 'people' (nama-rupa) to act.
How is it possible namarupa equivalent to people ?! :shrug:
by sentinel
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A Down-to-Earth Refutation of Spiritual Universalism???
Replies: 35
Views: 549

Re: A Down-to-Earth Refutation of Spiritual Universalism???

You refute yourself , you refute everyone else without exception .
by sentinel
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Atman of other religions in the Pali suttas
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: The Atman of other religions in the Pali suttas

The third teacher who does not have the view that in the present world there truly is a self, and who also does not have the view that in the afterlife there [truly] is a self ― this is the Tathāgata, the arahant, the fully awakened one, who in the present has abandoned craving, become separated fr...
by sentinel
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Either Buddhism is pure nihilism or dependent origination must be reinterpreted?
Replies: 56
Views: 890

Re: Either Buddhism is pure nihilism or dependent origination must be reinterpreted?

If everything is dependently originated, dependent origination doesn't exist. It cancels itself out. If the sutta did stated , then this statement is correct . However , everything (regarded as dependent originated) according to the teachings meant experiences that arises not about something extern...