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by boundless
Sat May 05, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 346
Views: 11228

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

what I meant in that post is that the Arahant does not "see",for example, "death" as a "death of a being". So, in this sense "death" ceases (i.e. there is a change in how "death" is seen). In my understanding, for proponents of the "structural model" this "change in understanding" means "cessation ...
by boundless
Fri May 04, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Monastic Interreligious Dialogue (DIMMID)
Replies: 47
Views: 3368

Re: Monastic Interreligious Dialogue (DIMMID)

Greetings all,

very interesting thread!

This article by Lance Cousins might be of interest: The stages of Christian mysticism and Buddhist purification

:anjali:
by boundless
Fri May 04, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bill V. on Theravadan nihilism
Replies: 21
Views: 1276

Re: Bill V. on Theravadan nihilism

I agree! It is implicit. Nibbana is permanent. Personally, I have no problem in saying this because eternalism is the view that “atta" is eternal. Also, in those two quotations Nibbana is even said to be “eternal” (sassata). To me, this is in perfect agreement with the suttas where nowhere it is sa...
by boundless
Thu May 03, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 346
Views: 11228

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

Hence, I wonder if "the cessation of the links" is best seen as structural while the "arising of the links" is best seen as sequential... Thinking of how birth, aging and death are described, it might be the other way way round, like a "winding down" of successive nidanas. Hello Dinsdale, what I me...
by boundless
Thu May 03, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bill V. on Theravadan nihilism
Replies: 21
Views: 1276

Re: Bill V. on Theravadan nihilism

Sometimes ideas can change very quickly. I have to say, however, that I have changed a bit my understanding of "dukkha". In fact, as it has been pointed to me e.g. here ,probably "dukkha" is best translated as "unsatisfying" when we refer to the "Three Marks", while "suffering" is the best translati...
by boundless
Wed May 02, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bill V. on Theravadan nihilism
Replies: 21
Views: 1276

Re: Bill V. on Theravadan nihilism

Hello Way~farer, Thank you for the answer! One is that what is 'timeless' is not the same as 'what has endless duration'. One can imagine 'something of great duration' in terms of a mountain peak, a post set fast, and other similes that are given in various texts. The idea here is of some entity or ...
by boundless
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 346
Views: 11228

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

DooDoot wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:02 pm
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Thank you for the response (and raising your objections)! :anjali:

I think that it is time for me to reflect more in depth on these issues.

:hello:
by boundless
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 346
Views: 11228

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

Let me summarize the “3” options. Thank you for that summary. I don't disagree. However, though there may be detailed differences between the interpretation of the nibbana "attainment" itself between the Classical Theravada, Your option 2, and possibly Ven Nananada's version, they have in common: 1...
by boundless
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 346
Views: 11228

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

Greetings Mike, That seems to be the traditional Theravada view, and it is also what Ven Nananda argues in his Nibbana Sermons: http://seeingthroughthenet.net/ https://www.buddhistinquiry.org/resources/bhikkhu-analayo-lectures This interpretation (that "Nibbana during life" is not something continuo...
by boundless
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 346
Views: 11228

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

Just to clarify, when I said in the previous message: I was referring to another interpretation, in fact. Of course, “contact with ignorance” does not restart. It is contact that ceases and restarts in that view as I understand it. In the view I was referring to, at "Nibbana during life" all links o...
by boundless
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 346
Views: 11228

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

... Greetings DooDoot, Thanks for your answer. It is generally said "sankhara" is the "broadest" term because of its broad range of meanings. Ok… Did I say something wrong? You might think that but that is not what is meant by "akaliko". “Akaliko” either means AFAIK “timeless” or “without delay”. E...
by boundless
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 346
Views: 11228

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

Also if "time" is related to change, then "without alteration/change" also means "atemporal/timeless" (i.e. the "unconditioned dhamma" is timeless - or "dhammas" if there is more than one "unconditioned dhamma" as some schools held...) I agree, and it appears that Nibbana is the only "timeless" or ...
by boundless
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 346
Views: 11228

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

You might decide that a timeless model cannot account for this. But if you want to try, my advice would be a start backwards. Is an Arahant subject to death? Hi, well, you are right. Better start backwards :thumbsup: Ok, I will try to make a decent answer, saying how I see it now. My answer is "two...
by boundless
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Vinnanam Anidassanam. Classical Version.
Replies: 27
Views: 1743

Re: Vinnanam Anidassanam

Greetings robertk and thank you for the explanation! Is it because "vinnana" has always an object according to orthodox Theravada, right? After all, it seems that awareness is always an awareness "of" something (e.g. even the consciousness referred in AN 10.6 seems to have Nibbana as an object...) ...