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by Ceisiwr
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Are there Classical Theravada arguments against Hindu monism/non-dualism and the self that are based on logic? Or...
Replies: 27
Views: 440

Re: Are there Classical Theravada arguments against Hindu monism/non-dualism and the self that are based on logic? Or...

P1) The All is is the totality of experience. P2) We cannot speak of anything existing outside of the All. P3) To speak of a self outside of the All is a meaningless statement. P4) Within the All there is no self found. P5) Stating there is a self is not a statement of truth or reality. P6) That whi...
by Ceisiwr
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Memorization and the Oral Tradition
Replies: 404
Views: 8276

Re: Memorization and the Oral Tradition

Pascal2 If an oral tradition were more reliable than a written one, why even bother using books? The invention of mass print and the internet makes the printed word more reliable these days. Before all that writing let alone publishing was quite an elitist adventure. There was of course elitism wit...
by Ceisiwr
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Memorization and the Oral Tradition
Replies: 404
Views: 8276

Re: Memorization and the Oral Tradition

Pascal2 If an oral tradition were more reliable than a written one, why even bother using books? The invention of mass print and the internet makes the printed word more reliable these days. Before all that writing let alone publishing was quite an elitist adventure. There was of course elitism with...
by Ceisiwr
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Against Nāgārjuna
Replies: 33
Views: 656

Re: Against Nāgārjuna

PeterC86
I celibrate Nagarjuna, and everyone who fully understands his teaching. Apparently there are more people who found Nibbana through fully understanding the middle way!
It’s not the middle way. It’s an extreme reaction.
by Ceisiwr
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Against Nāgārjuna
Replies: 33
Views: 656

Re: Against Nāgārjuna

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by Ceisiwr
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Against Nāgārjuna
Replies: 33
Views: 656

Re: Against Nāgārjuna

PeterC86 But what is being cognized if empty of self/substance? Everything that is cognised is empty of self/substance, but not everything which is cognised is empty of existence. Some things which are cognised are empty of substance and essence and so existence (concepts). Others exist apart from c...
by Ceisiwr
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Against Nāgārjuna
Replies: 33
Views: 656

Re: Against Nāgārjuna

PeterC86 If that what is being cognized is empty of self, has cognition then not become empty of essence? That being cognised would be empty of substance . That which cognised would not be empty of essence , since if it were empty of essence there would be no cognition of that which is empty of subs...
by Ceisiwr
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Cause and Condition - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: Cause and Condition - Fact or Fiction?

DooDoot Are u sure Abhidhamma actually says or infers the above? I fully admit I could be wrong and I will look further into it, but my understanding at the moment is that cause and condition have no sabhāva. Having no sabhāva they are therefore not ultimate realities but are concepts that arise due...
by Ceisiwr
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Against Nāgārjuna
Replies: 33
Views: 656

Against Nāgārjuna

Greetings, As we all know, Nāgārjuna is one of the most respected and followed Buddhist philosophers since the Blessed One himself. He is quite popular even among those who claim to follow Theravāda. It is said that he argued for a return to the Middle Way and a move away from the realist extremes o...
by Ceisiwr
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 178
Views: 1821

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

Mahabrahma Please don't disparage other Buddhists trying to lead you on the right path. You will get to the right place in your life however, however soon or far. Buddhism is about Metta and nothing else. So no matter what, you will go far. You will never let go of the Dhamma if you keep Loving othe...
by Ceisiwr
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Cause and Condition - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Cause and Condition - Fact or Fiction?

Greetings,

Hetu (cause) and condition (paccaya) are not ultimate realities. That being so would it be safe to say that the conditionality of life is a construct of the mind, in an almost Kantian manner?
by Ceisiwr
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 178
Views: 1821

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

He slept with a 9 year old. Even if we ignore that, he beheaded quite a large number of Jews and waged war. Doesn't sound like he was a Buddha to me. I feel your atheistic tendencies are causing you to misunderstand things I'm not an "atheist" as commonly understood. I'm judging him based on the Dh...
by Ceisiwr
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Re-Birth
Replies: 19
Views: 384

Re: Re-Birth

What is this “you”? You could say the entire purpose of Buddhism is to figure that out. My simple answer would be Love . Love is non-self. The Buddha taught that any idea of a self is simply a case of ignorantly clinging to one or more of the aggregates. At Savatthi. “Bhikkhus, those ascetics and b...
by Ceisiwr
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 178
Views: 1821

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

What about when he beheaded a few hundred Jews or slept with a 9 year old? I knew you heard this lie somewhere and that's why I didn't mention Muhammad at first. He never raped anyone, He didn't rape a 9 year old. He never had intercourse with anyone under the age of 18 and it was all by proper Lov...
by Ceisiwr
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 178
Views: 1821

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

Mahabrahma By far Muhammad too, but He set out to save people living in a certain way in a certain part of the world and teach them proper ways to live morally, eat meat in more civilized ways, be warriors righteously instead of for plundering others. There are a lot of things in the Quran meant spe...