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by Saengnapha
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What experiences happiness in Nibbana?
Replies: 54
Views: 1008

Re: What experiences happiness in Nibbana?

Well, that's essentially what he is reported to have said himself. :focus: :heart: Mike So someone gets to repeat this as truth ? And, what was the context of him saying that? Lots of assumptions are being made. Sorry, I've no idea what you are objecting to. I was referring to this: There are some ...
by Saengnapha
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts
Replies: 140
Views: 2230

Re: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts

( copied from another thread ) I'm still not clear how your approach to insight is substantially different from the Buddhist one. Looking at experience is certainly one way of describing satipatthana practice, for example. I don't have an approach to insight. Perhaps a gave a wrong impression. I do...
by Saengnapha
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What experiences happiness in Nibbana?
Replies: 54
Views: 1008

Re: What experiences happiness in Nibbana?

Abusive posts and material removed. Contributors, please remember that abusive language disrupts discussion and will not be allowed. To me, when someone says something like this: Buddha, alone of all teachers and gurus, taught total and complete selfless ness', this is abusive. Wake up. :tantrum: W...
by Saengnapha
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Off-topic posts from: enlightenment in theravada
Replies: 34
Views: 612

Re: enlightenment in theravada

There is simply no answer for some questions like what is enlightenment? The destruction of greed, the destruction of hatred, and the destruction of delusion? Those are the effects. It doesn't really say what enlightenment is. And, the effects are what you have been told happens so it is not really...
by Saengnapha
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The benefits of silence
Replies: 49
Views: 1583

Re: The benefits of silence

Since you mention it again, where do we get the idea of how people should be? Isn't this a constructed image based on past experiences and memory, a conditioned response? Isn't this the kind of thing that causes dukkha? When the reality doesn't match the image, there is suffering, disappointment, d...
by Saengnapha
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What experiences happiness in Nibbana?
Replies: 54
Views: 1008

Re: What experiences happiness in Nibbana?

Abusive posts and material removed. Contributors, please remember that abusive language disrupts discussion and will not be allowed. To me, when someone says something like this: Buddha, alone of all teachers and gurus, taught total and complete selfless ness', this is abusive. Wake up. :tantrum:
by Saengnapha
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Off-topic posts from: enlightenment in theravada
Replies: 34
Views: 612

Re: enlightenment in theravada

cappucino's post can be read in (at least) two different ways. 1) Theravada is unique - that is to say, it is unlike (not identical to) Zen and/or Hinduism. 2) Theravada is unique, whereas Zen and Hinduism are NOT unique. I'm not sure which (if any) of these two cappuccino meant, but if I had to gu...
by Saengnapha
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Off-topic posts from: enlightenment in theravada
Replies: 34
Views: 612

Re: enlightenment in theravada

cappucino's post can be read in (at least) two different ways. 1) Theravada is unique - that is to say, it is unlike (not identical to) Zen and/or Hinduism. 2) Theravada is unique, whereas Zen and Hinduism are NOT unique. I'm not sure which (if any) of these two cappuccino meant, but if I had to gu...
by Saengnapha
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The benefits of silence
Replies: 49
Views: 1583

Re: The benefits of silence

Yes, why not? Nekkhamasitam domanassam is renunciate, as opposed to renunciant, sadness, grief, or distress. Now, you are defending your image as I said earlier. Your position is quite weak and only applicable in an intellectual way. Reality has a way of taking away all of this superficiality that ...
by Saengnapha
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Signs of Kali Yuga
Replies: 72
Views: 1503

Re: Signs of Kali Yuga

I have the treasure of the true dharma eye, I have nirvāṇa as wondrous citta, I know signless dharmatā, the subtle dharma-gate, which is not standing on written word, which is external to scriptures, which is a special dispensation, which is entrusted to Mahākāśyapa. नस्वातोनापिपरतोनद्वाभ्यांनाप्यह...
by Saengnapha
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Off-topic posts from: enlightenment in theravada
Replies: 34
Views: 612

Re: enlightenment in theravada

There is one more thing which puzzles me in Theravada Buddhism. Normally, Enlightenment is described in Buddhism the same way as in Hinduism (mokcha) which is just "The Sphere of Neither Perception nor Non- Perception" or some kind of state of mind which is reached via meditation. OK! But then in T...
by Saengnapha
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The benefits of silence
Replies: 49
Views: 1583

Re: The benefits of silence

Not always. I've often found that the mis-match between the image and the reality can give rise to positive states such as "renunciate sadness". A lay having renunciate sadness?? Yes, why not? Nekkhamasitam domanassam is renunciate, as opposed to renunciant, sadness, grief, or distress. Now, you ar...
by Saengnapha
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The benefits of silence
Replies: 49
Views: 1583

Re: The benefits of silence

The choices that we make are based on our interests. I've always been interested in certain Buddhist teachings, not particularly Theravada. I wanted to learn a bit more and I have. After all, I live in Theravadaville, in a sense. Yes, thanks - that makes sense. I'm not sure why you are asking me th...
by Saengnapha
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Signs of Kali Yuga
Replies: 72
Views: 1503

Re: Signs of Kali Yuga

Hi Chownah its in the forum for Connections to Other Paths, Its in the right place I'm not questioning the placement of this thread....I'm wondering what the connection is with theravda buddhism..... chownah Maybe you havent had enough good exposure to other ways of life that integrate. For me I ha...
by Saengnapha
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The benefits of silence
Replies: 49
Views: 1583

Re: The benefits of silence

You could say that I am looking at experience... Which is pretty much what Buddhist insight practice entails. I'm not trying to be rude or clever when I say most of the people that post here don't practice this way and are not really interested or 'ready' for insight. Insight is radical not therape...