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by Dinsdale
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The meeting of the three is contact
Replies: 30
Views: 832

Re: The meeting of the three is contact

I still don't get it. Consciousness arises in dependence upon a duality (eye and form), but then another duality ( of self and other) is somehow created by contact? This doesn't make sense. And there is still no simple and practical explanation of what phassa actually is. How is phassa different fro...
by Dinsdale
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The meeting of the three is contact
Replies: 30
Views: 832

Re: The meeting of the three is contact

The Buddha said: Dependent on the eye & forms there arises eye-consciousness. The meeting of the three is contact. Why the Buddha did not say: the meeting of the two is contact? What are the two? the eye and forms are the two, which is contact! Eye consciousness is the outcome of the eye and form, ...
by Dinsdale
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?
Replies: 46
Views: 1027

Re: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?

I still think it's a convoluted approach. Why teach a dyad if the dyad doesn't actually exist? Why not just say the dyad doesn't exist? https://suttacentral.net/sn35.92/en/bodhi Why go to great lengths teaching a system of classification if it's all unreal? Why bother? Why teach a model based on du...
by Dinsdale
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?
Replies: 46
Views: 1027

Re: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?

Greetings, The question remains, why did the Buddha teach duality so extensively if he really intended to teach non-duality? I'm not seeing a convincing explanation so far. Oh well, only you can right your views... it's not the task of others who are not your teacher. Kind regards. Metta, Paul. :) ...
by Dinsdale
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?
Replies: 46
Views: 1027

Re: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?

Greetings, Why not just say the dyad doesn't exist? I regularly tell you that things don't exist... But are you an arahant yet? Perhaps the Buddha is a better teacher than I and there's a reason he taught in such a way that enables people to see the Dhamma for themselves? Metta, Paul. :) The questi...
by Dinsdale
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?
Replies: 46
Views: 1027

Re: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?

form wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:36 am
Cos he doesn't know there is an organ called brain and he doesn't know how the nervous system functions.
It might have just been to present a comprehensive model.

If you need an ear to hear sounds, then what do you need to "hear" thoughts? You need a mano! :thumbsup:
by Dinsdale
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?
Replies: 46
Views: 1027

Re: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?

I still think it's a convoluted approach. Why teach a dyad if the dyad doesn't actually exist? Why not just say the dyad doesn't exist? https://suttacentral.net/sn35.92/en/bodhi Why go to great lengths teaching a system of classification if it's all unreal? Why bother? Why teach a model based on dua...
by Dinsdale
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?
Replies: 46
Views: 1027

Re: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?

I will add that my view is that this is because the mind base is a fabrication and it is not what is fabricated as a mind base which is important but rather it is the process of fabricating the mind base which needs to be examined. chownah So , Buddha fabricated a mind base to point to others in or...
by Dinsdale
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why birth and death has one to one relationship?
Replies: 14
Views: 416

Re: Why birth and death has one to one relationship?

SarathW wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:08 pm
Why birth and death has one to one relationship?
Why can't we reborn as multiple personalities (more than one person)?
The suttas say that we're "heirs to our kamma", which seems to exclude the possibilty of sharing.
by Dinsdale
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Suffering as a gateway to the truth
Replies: 98
Views: 1822

Re: Suffering as a gateway to the truth

After his enlightenment, the Buddha conveyed what he knew through the four noble truths: suffering, the cause(s) of suffering, the end of suffering and the path to end it. The teachings utilizes worldly approaches to the truth: by teaching using verbal communication, the Buddha utilized the corresp...
by Dinsdale
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Veganism: a host of issues.
Replies: 117
Views: 3086

Re: Veganism: a host of issues.

This must be practiced: Never to eat meat that has been seen, heard, or suspected having been killed for one specifically. would you be happy to know that the thing you got is stolen? now just think same for meat, are you happy if you know that an animal is killed? It's a good question. I've heard ...
by Dinsdale
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Internal and External
Replies: 68
Views: 1275

Re: Internal and External

:console: Retrofuturist and dinsdale, I brought this in a previous post and I think it bears directly on your discussion. It seems to be giving a pretty good indication of what external is in the second paragraph where it says "consciousness follows the drift of (lit.: 'flows after') the theme of th...
by Dinsdale
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Internal and External
Replies: 68
Views: 1275

Re: Internal and External

Retro, my explanation of internal and external is supported by MN140, which makes a clear distinction between internal and external elements. The distinction is described in terms of inside and outside the body, eg bodily fluids are compared to the ocean (water element). Meanwhile the suttas describ...
by Dinsdale
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Internal and External
Replies: 68
Views: 1275

Re: Internal and External

Yamaka Sutta "He gets attached to form, clings to form, & determines it to be 'my self.' He gets attached to feeling... He gets attached to perception... He gets attached to fabrications... He gets attached to consciousness, clings to consciousness, & determines it to be 'my self.' These five cling...
by Dinsdale
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali term: samsāra
Replies: 26
Views: 691

Re: Pali term: samsāra

So is samsara equivalent to DO? Or does it specifically describe the bhava nidana?