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by Saengnapha
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist
Replies: 76
Views: 3032

Re: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist

I have cut and pasted this conversation from another thread into this one in case anyone has further thoughts regarding what is described below. chownah, If you see that our entire experience is a myth, the myth of self and others, the myth of the world being real, wouldn't this myth include Buddhis...
by Saengnapha
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Evolution, Big Bang
Replies: 41
Views: 356

Re: Evolution, Big Bang

Pretty much our entire experience is a myth....the myth of the self....the myth of others....the myth of the "world out there that is real". This is what we get when we see our mythos for just exactly what it is. chownah chownah, If you see that our entire experience is a myth, the myth of self and...
by Saengnapha
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?
Replies: 27
Views: 213

Re: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?

Except there *is* a chasm, and it *is* causing the very issues I discussed. We could claim this is a thing to do with ditthi, but we can't claim it isn't a thing affecting our board right now. It's important to understand some discussions about what exists in a conventional and ultimate level is de...
by Saengnapha
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Evolution, Big Bang
Replies: 41
Views: 356

Re: Evolution, Big Bang

Pretty much our entire experience is a myth....the myth of the self....the myth of others....the myth of the "world out there that is real". This is what we get when we see our mythos for just exactly what it is. chownah chownah, If you see that our entire experience is a myth, the myth of self and...
by Saengnapha
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?
Replies: 36
Views: 241

Re: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?

So with confidence you actively intend and make a serious effort to personally fathom the teachings instead of just believing. This would mean you would have to get rid of all preconceived ideas, abandon all of your thinking. If you did this, the chances are you would not chase after any teachings ...
by Saengnapha
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?
Replies: 27
Views: 213

Re: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?

So to prevent that from happening here I think we need to be a bit more honest about how we intend to address this large chasm between those with faith, and those without it and I think we should try and approach this in a friendly way, but I think there really needs to be a standard for how to dea...
by Saengnapha
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?
Replies: 36
Views: 241

Re: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?

Yes, BUT the suttas have been changed, edited, recompiled, retconned, deleted, added, invented, and mucked around with many many times. So it's all dodgy. You just have to use your common sense, and a bit of critical analysis. Yes, and see whether the methods of practice described lead to something...
by Saengnapha
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Evolution, Big Bang
Replies: 41
Views: 356

Re: Evolution, Big Bang

Pretty much our entire experience is a myth....the myth of the self....the myth of others....the myth of the "world out there that is real". Seeing thus, the well-instructed disciple of the noble ones grows disenchanted with form, disenchanted with feeling, disenchanted with perception, disenchante...
by Saengnapha
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Without the knowledge , is there a self ?
Replies: 35
Views: 500

Re: Without the knowledge , is there a self ?

Just by living a normal life, one develops the sense of 'me'. But you have to have knowledge, which is the result of experience, in order to develop this sense of 'me' and articulate it. I don't understand the difficulty of explaining this. I'm certainly not the one who made it difficult or complic...
by Saengnapha
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the cause for craving is feeling ?
Replies: 20
Views: 227

Re: Does the cause for craving is feeling ?

How does one give up ignorant tendency with regard to neutral feeling ?! I hope Mike or others weigh in on this question. Ha! I wish I knew how to give up ignorant tendencies... :tongue: Just stop trying to do something about them. It is your effort and energy that you give to resistance and trying...
by Saengnapha
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Without the knowledge , is there a self ?
Replies: 35
Views: 500

Re: Without the knowledge , is there a self ?

The short answer is yes. It is impossible for anyone to do anything without knowledge. It is how we learn to function in the world and with others. You simply refer to your bodily actions as mine, not his or hers. This doesn't imply that there is an actual entity inside of the body. It is just how ...
by Saengnapha
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Without the knowledge , is there a self ?
Replies: 35
Views: 500

Re: Without the knowledge , is there a self ?

I meant exactly what I asked you: Does that kid in your scenario need any knowledge/education for him to do things that benefit himself? Does he need any knowledge/training to have a sense of "I", "mine", and "myself"? The short answer is yes. It is impossible for anyone to do anything without know...
by Saengnapha
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: can you be superstitious in buddhism
Replies: 18
Views: 308

Re: can you be superstitious in buddhism

robertk wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:48 pm
It would be hard to find, en masse, a more superstitious group than Thai people, so sure you can be rabidly superstitious, and still buddhist.
Most Asians seem to share this trait.
by Saengnapha
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can a wholesale dismissal of Non-Theravada traditions result in Ariyupavadantaraya
Replies: 51
Views: 779

Re: Can a wholesale dismissal of Non-Theravada traditions result in Ariyupavadantaraya

I am neither arguing for or against Zen practice. However, if they are indeed trying to become Buddhas, isn't a Buddha an Ariya? Since your knowledge of Zen practice is limited, why comment on things you don't know about? I am just asking if there is a reason to believe that the 8FNP is at all real...
by Saengnapha
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can a wholesale dismissal of Non-Theravada traditions result in Ariyupavadantaraya
Replies: 51
Views: 779

Re: Can a wholesale dismissal of Non-Theravada traditions result in Ariyupavadantaraya

Investigate it for yourself. Why take my word for it? As i wrote in the OP; A question for those well-familiar with non-Theravada traditions and text I probably would not take your word for it but if you could substatiate your opinions it could definitely sway my opinion. This thread is me investig...