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by Virgo
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is paññā, prajñā or prāṇa ?
Replies: 21
Views: 351

Re: Is paññā, prajñā or prāṇa ?

Hi ToVincent, Let me please, reformulate my question. Usually, prajñā is considered and translated as "wisdom". Which does not make much sense with the texts. Or at least, does it belong to the usual vagueness, that is proper to the establishment's conceptual jargon. The question is: "is prajñā prāṇ...
by Virgo
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Script Converter
Replies: 14
Views: 220

Re: Script Converter

System.out.print( " good job! ");

Kevin...
by Virgo
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Polyamorous relationships
Replies: 39
Views: 925

Re: Polyamorous relationships

You might enjoy some relevant reading:

https://www.dhammahome.com/book_en/topic/24

Kevin...
by Virgo
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there a mind ?
Replies: 22
Views: 450

Re: Is there a mind ?

James, for additional reading you might enjoy this book:

https://www.dhammahome.com/book_en/topic/22

:anjali: Kevin
by Virgo
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: a newbie saying hello
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: a newbie saying hello

Hi there, all- I am 29 years old and find myself being drawn towards exploring buddhism. It's always been in my peripheral as something that was interesting and seemed up my alley, but I have never been a very religious person and I just never pursued it. I will be 30 in about 6 months and I have a...
by Virgo
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there a mind ?
Replies: 22
Views: 450

Re: Is there a mind ?

We know the six sense media is the mind . But , we don’t know what mind is ? Different types of consciousness rely on different rūpas but mental consciousness arises based on a subtle rūpa in the heart. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/dhammastudygroup/conversations/topics/28744 All the best, :a...
by Virgo
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: According to Orthodox Theravada only, in the suttas, is nibbana the self?
Replies: 23
Views: 670

Re: According to Orthodox Theravada only, in the suttas, is nibbana the self?

No phenomena is self. There is, however, ditthi, which can take phenomena for a self:

http://www.vipassana.info/cetasikas18.html

Kevin...
by Virgo
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where are the arahants ?
Replies: 46
Views: 956

Re: Where are the arahants ?

It seems all the arahants were in the sutta but not here in reality . Existence of arahant is a myth . It appears that None has ever seen an arahant . Where can one find an arahant ? "The Commentary to the Sutta ³The Gotamid², in the Gradual Sayings, the Manorathapúraní, gives an additional explana...
by Virgo
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Aus
Replies: 7
Views: 806

Re: Hi from Aus

Welcome. :anjali:

Caoimhín
by Virgo
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Abhidhamma Resources
Replies: 58
Views: 35146

Re: Abhidhamma Resources

Introduction to Abhidhamma by Nina van Gorkom. https://alwell.gitbooks.io/introduction-to-abhidhamma/content/ Or download as Mobi or ePub file: https://legacy.gitbook.com/book/alwell/introduction-to-abhidhamma/details Other works by Nina (including ADL) from GitBook: https://legacy.gitbook.com/@alwe...
by Virgo
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is craving ?
Replies: 28
Views: 391

Re: What is craving ?

There are very good explanations in the Visuddhimagga.

Kevin...