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by DooDoot
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Old age, Sickness and Death
Replies: 10
Views: 210

Re: Old age, Sickness and Death

Reference to what? That jīvita is a type of rūpa? Check any Abhidhamma book, chapter on rūpa. If you cannot find, let me know, I'll point it to you (I don't provide now, because I'm not sure, what exactly you are asking). Personally I regard "āyuno saṃhāni" ("diminishing life faculty") in SN 12.2 t...
by DooDoot
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Two Nibbana elements
Replies: 12
Views: 147

Re: Two Nibbana elements

There is of course just one Nibbana, but what the sutta is pointing out is that whilst alive the Arahant still has to experience past kamma in the form of the aggregates whilst at the end of life these aggregates cease without remainder. Obviously any speculation beyond that is not wise. Do you agr...
by DooDoot
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Two Nibbana elements
Replies: 12
Views: 147

Re: Two Nibbana elements

The point is these two words are used synonymously in the Pali texts, parinibbāna and its derivatives are not reserved exclusively for the death of an arahant. Do you mean such as: Not grasping, they’re not anxious. Not being anxious, they personally become extinguished. Anupādiyaṃ na paritassati, ...
by DooDoot
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Old age, Sickness and Death
Replies: 10
Views: 210

Re: Old age, Sickness and Death

From Manual of Abhidhamma, Compendium of conditionality; Birth and decay-and-death are not enumerated separately among the twenty modes because they are characteristics of mind and matter, not ultimate realities. I see. So they are concepts? The above doesn't answer the question because neither the...
by DooDoot
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Which to purchase, Vibhanga or Commentary?
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: Which to purchase, Vibhanga or Commentary?

Sutta Central appears to have the Vibhanga translated.
by DooDoot
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Two Nibbana elements
Replies: 12
Views: 147

Re: Two Nibbana elements

the first nibbana element, there are agreeable and disagreeable, feelings of pleasure and pain. Yes. It appears so. in case of nibbana with no residue left the experiences what are not delighted in are extinguished. Yes. It appears the term "delight" does not refer to "agreeable and disagreeable, f...
by DooDoot
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Work and sila
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: Work and sila

My work energy is certainly too lax. How can I strengthen it? As I suggested, it is difficult unless you are forced to put food on your table & a roof over your head. What a blessing that you enjoyed all your jobs, I'm happy for you. Thank you. However, what I wrote was definitely in the "past tens...
by DooDoot
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Censorship
Replies: 42
Views: 358

Re: Censorship

Should it be our job to censor or limit any message? Buddhism is about a path of living that has a foundation of morality. It seems OK to censor immoral things (such as pornography) but not OK to censor moral things (such as the truth of major problems, such as the causes of suffering, causes of wa...
by DooDoot
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Work and sila
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: Work and sila

Work is 'livelihood', namely, the good fortune of being able to earn life's requisites of food, clothing, shelter & medicine. It is terrible to not have a job and be deficient of money. The Buddha included 'livelihood' in his Path. The above said, I have personally never had an employee job I didn't...
by DooDoot
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Conscious Nirodha and Fake Dhamma
Replies: 34
Views: 419

Re: Conscious Nirodha and Fake Dhamma

Pondera wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:11 am
There is no mention of Nirodha Samapatti in the “avoidance” sutta you quoted.
if u wish to continue engaging in denial, then its your choice. kind regards :smile:
by DooDoot
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Conscious Nirodha and Fake Dhamma
Replies: 34
Views: 419

Re: Conscious Nirodha and Fake Dhamma

Not a single mention of Nirodha Samapatti in the above quote - therefore: irrelevant. Its relevant. Are you saying Nirodha Samapatti can be reached without entering the immaterial dimensions? :shrug: And the purpose of right concentration, ultimately, is to enter the signless immersion of the heart...
by DooDoot
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Conscious Nirodha and Fake Dhamma
Replies: 34
Views: 419

Re: Conscious Nirodha and Fake Dhamma

Where is your so called “Nirodha Samapatti Buddha avoidance” suttas? Below: "One discerns that 'If I were to direct equanimity as pure & bright as this towards the dimension of the infinitude of space and to develop the mind along those lines, that would be fabricated. One discerns that 'If I were ...
by DooDoot
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Tired of the meaningless cycle in modern life (RANT)
Replies: 16
Views: 324

Re: Tired of the meaningless cycle in modern life (RANT)

I still have mother to take care of. Not sure if I'm okay with leaving my sister to take care of her. It would be selfish of me. I personally don't regard it as selfish if your sister can take care of her. What country do you live in? You can always live in a monastery in your home country. You don...
by DooDoot
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Conscious Nirodha and Fake Dhamma
Replies: 34
Views: 419

Re: Conscious Nirodha and Fake Dhamma

MN 111 is “fake dhamma” is already “old news” for “most of us” . This link Anupada Sutta (MN 111) - Its status as an EBT might interest you: I will eventually build up the argument that MN 111 post-dates the Abhidhamma quite considerably, as it already contains ideas from the Commentaries that are ...
by DooDoot
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Conscious Nirodha and Fake Dhamma
Replies: 34
Views: 419

Re: Conscious Nirodha and Fake Dhamma

And yet the last thing the Buddha does before passing away is scale up the Jhanas all the way to Nirodha Samapatti Yes. Buddha was probably showing off he still had total mastery of his mind. and then back down to fourth and then emerge and pass away. Yes. It appears Buddha passed away not any jhan...