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by auto
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Foundations of Human Life - A road to Nirvana for the West
Replies: 163
Views: 5568

Re: Foundations of Human Life - A road to Nirvana for the West

I expanded the explanations in the last chapter, and fixed some errors. I also added buttons at the bottom of every chapter, at the recommendation from someone here. @Auto; Nothing can't be defined. Also, there is nothing, and only nothing, beyond nothingness. It seems to me that you don't really s...
by auto
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: hetusamuppannā ca dhammā.
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Re: hetusamuppannā ca dhammā.

this maybe help to understand the picture https://suttacentral.net/an6.93/en/sujato “Mendicants, these six things can’t be done. “Chayimāni, bhikkhave, abhabbaṭṭhānāni. What six? Katamāni cha? A person accomplished in view can’t take conditions to be permanent, happiness, or self. They can’t do deed...
by auto
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: hetusamuppannā ca dhammā.
Replies: 1
Views: 110

hetusamuppannā ca dhammā.

https://suttacentral.net/an6.97/en/sujato “Mendicants, these are the six benefits of realizing the fruit of stream-entry. “Chayime, bhikkhave, ānisaṃsā sotāpattiphalasacchikiriyāya. What six? Katame cha? You’re bound for the true teaching. You’re not liable to decline. You suffer only for a limited ...
by auto
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: upekkhā- a substance?
Replies: 0
Views: 79

upekkhā- a substance?

https://suttacentral.net/mn140/en/sujato And what does that consciousness know? Tena ca viññāṇena kiṃ vijānāti? It knows ‘pleasure’ and ‘pain’ and ‘neutral’. ‘Sukhan’tipi vijānāti, ‘dukkhan’tipi vijānāti, ‘adukkhamasukhan’tipi vijānāti. .. They know: ‘With the cessation of that contact to be experie...
by auto
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Satta asaññino: Why are non-percipient beings related to the 4th jhana ???
Replies: 14
Views: 183

Re: Satta asaññino: Why are non-percipient beings related to the 4th jhana ???

sanna http://dictionary.sutta.org/browse/s/saññā Saññā,(f.) [fr.saṁ+jñā] (pl.saññāyo and saññā -- e.g.M.I,108) 1.sense,consciousness,perception,being the third khandha Vin.I,13; M.I,300; S.III,3 sq.; Dhs.40,58,61,113; VbhA.42.-- 2.sense,perception,discernment,recognition,assimilation of sensations,a...
by auto
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Foundations of Human Life - A road to Nirvana for the West
Replies: 163
Views: 5568

Re: Foundations of Human Life - A road to Nirvana for the West

https://suttacentral.net/an7.24/en/sujato they don’t stop half-way after achieving some insignificant distinction, they can expect growth, not decline. how do you know your realization of nirvana isn't insignificant distinction? also there were a teacher Araka who taught dhamma, at that time, https:...
by auto
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Satta asaññino: Why are non-percipient beings related to the 4th jhana ???
Replies: 14
Views: 183

Re: Satta asaññino: Why are non-percipient beings related to the 4th jhana ???

https://suttacentral.net/an7.44/en/sujato in case of planes of consciousness its 7 , you won't find 4th and 9th “Mendicants, there are these seven planes of consciousness. What seven? There are sentient beings that are diverse in body and diverse in perception, such as human beings, some gods, and s...
by auto
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Anicca
Replies: 23
Views: 702

Re: Anicca

Bhava One does not see just "what is"; but "according to what have become". yathābhūtaṁ - the "bhū" refer to bhava? cool, i agree i think for now. Evam-etaṁ yathābhūtaṁ sammappaññāya passato Seeing like this with right wisdom as it really is .. cittaṁ virajjati, vimuccati anupādāya āsavehi. the mind...
by auto
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Foundations of Human Life - A road to Nirvana for the West
Replies: 163
Views: 5568

Re: Foundations of Human Life - A road to Nirvana for the West

if you not believe in that there is self feeling feelings then there isn't. If you believe in there is a self then there is. do you know why it is like that? it is because of designation. You seem don't take that notion into account when preaching but genuinely believe there isn't a self out there t...
by auto
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Anicca
Replies: 23
Views: 702

Re: Anicca

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/dn/dn.09.0.than.html "And then, with the complete transcending of the dimension of the infinitude of consciousness, [thinking,] 'There is nothing,' enters & remains in the dimension of nothingness. .."Now, when the monk is percipient of himself here, then fro...
by auto
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Anicca
Replies: 23
Views: 702

Re: Anicca

https://www.ancient-buddhist-texts.net/Texts-and-Translations/Dhammatthavinicchaya/01-Three-Marks.htm Rūpaṁ, bhikkhave, aniccaṁ, 1. Form, monastics, is impermanent, 2. yad-aniccaṁ taṁ dukkhaṁ, 2. that which is impermanent is suffering, 3. yaṁ dukkhaṁ tad-anattā. 3. that which is suffering is without...
by auto
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Foundations of Human Life - A road to Nirvana for the West
Replies: 163
Views: 5568

Re: Foundations of Human Life - A road to Nirvana for the West

That's only a small part of it all, I tried to describe the path to Nirvana in a way that should be more easy for western minds to understand. Nirvana can be explained from a rational and logical perspective. That is what I did, because western minds are often conditioned to read texts which use lo...
by auto
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Anicca
Replies: 23
Views: 702

Re: Anicca

https://suttacentral.net/mn140/en/sujato They understand: So evaṃ pajānāti: If I were to apply this equanimity, so pure and bright, to the dimension of infinite space, my mind would develop accordingly. ‘imañce ahaṃ upekkhaṃ evaṃ parisuddhaṃ evaṃ pariyodātaṃ ākāsānañcāyatanaṃ upasaṃhareyyaṃ, tadanud...
by auto
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Anicca
Replies: 23
Views: 702

Re: Anicca

It is good to bring that particular vipariṇam case. "Change" is a late Vedântas meaning. the √ नम् nam means to ward off (prevent from happening) RV. In our case, the closest Buddhist meaning for pariṇam is ripen, mature (ŚvetUp.). When form has passed, ceased, and not ripened, its designation, lab...
by auto
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Anicca
Replies: 23
Views: 702

Re: Anicca

Sorry, I should have said vipariṇam, instead of vipariṇa. vi-pari-nam; with [p. p. vipariṇāta] and [act. vipariṇāma]. It is good to bring that particular vipariṇam case. "Change" is a late Vedântas meaning. the √ नम् nam means to ward off (prevent from happening) RV. In our case, the closest Buddhi...