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by DarrenM
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: In the Buddha's Words - Open Source Version
Replies: 23
Views: 21803

Re: In the Buddha's Words - Open Source Version

It’s been like that a week or 2 now.
by DarrenM
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: In the Buddha's Words - Open Source Version
Replies: 23
Views: 21803

Re: In the Buddha's Words - Open Source Version

Anyone know what’s wrong with the noblepath.org website? Are Ven. B. Bodhi stalks available anywhere else?
by DarrenM
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Oldest Suttas or Vaggas
Replies: 6
Views: 479

Re: Oldest Suttas or Vaggas

Great, Thankyou all for your replies. :smile:
by DarrenM
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Oldest Suttas or Vaggas
Replies: 6
Views: 479

Oldest Suttas or Vaggas

Are there any books or studies recommended for the oldest Pali Canon Suttas or Vaggas?
by DarrenM
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link
Replies: 100
Views: 2323

Re: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link

LINK NO. 2: SANKHARA (VOLITION) Ignorance of the Dhamma conditions the second link Sankhara (volition). Sankhara is defined as follows: “There are these three sankhara – kaya sankhara (body volition), vaci sankhara (speech volition), citta sankhara (mind volition).” The suttas do not explain furthe...
by DarrenM
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Self is an Illusion
Replies: 44
Views: 2271

Re: Self is an Illusion

The self exists. Only the body exists, not self. Only the mind exists, not self. Only consciousness exists, not self. If the body (or mind, or consciousness) exists then self also exists. Both are abstractions based on conditions like direct experiences and their interpretations. It depends upon wh...
by DarrenM
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: ‘This is not mine, this I am not, this is not my self.’
Replies: 7
Views: 542

‘This is not mine, this I am not, this is not my self.’

“Therefore, bhikkhus, any kind of form whatsoever, whether past, future, or present, internal or external, gross or subtle, inferior or superior, far or near, all form should be seen as it really is with correct wisdom thus: ‘This is not mine, this I am not, this is not my self.’ “Any kind of feelin...
by DarrenM
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Identity View
Replies: 17
Views: 1008

Re: Identity View

So in line with this Sutta, Identity is “these five clinging Aggregates”. Identity View comes about when an ordinary person “regard form as self, self as having form, form in self, or self in form”, and the sane for the other 5 Aggregates. This means the Sutta is presuming a view that Self has some...
by DarrenM
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Identity View
Replies: 17
Views: 1008

Re: Identity View

So in line with this Sutta, Identity is “these five clinging Aggregates”. Identity View comes about when an ordinary person “regard form as self, self as having form, form in self, or self in form”, and the sane for the other 5 Aggregates. This means the Sutta is presuming a view that Self has somet...
by DarrenM
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Identity View
Replies: 17
Views: 1008

Re: Identity View

One may regard material form as self, and 2. Self as possessed of material form, but I cannot grasp 3. Material form as in self, or 4. Self as in material form. (1) I am this body; (2) this is my body; (3) my self includes this body; (4) my self/soul exists/dwells within this body/material form. Ju...
by DarrenM
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Identity View
Replies: 17
Views: 1008

Re: Identity View

I seem to recall once creating a table with aggregates as columns and these four possibilities as rows; I then put a check mark in each cell where I thought I might hold such a view to some extent. I recall that, for me anyway, the "checked" views varied by which aggregate I was considering. So, on...
by DarrenM
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Identity View
Replies: 17
Views: 1008

Identity View

I’m reading MN44- Cūlavedalla Sutta (The Shorter Series of Questions and Answers). I’ve read before about the twenty kinds of identity view but struggle to grasp the last 2 of the group of 4 for each aggregate. Taking material form for example I understand how 1. One may regard material form as self...
by DarrenM
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Dictionaries
Replies: 46
Views: 32092

Re: Pali Dictionaries

That’s great, thanks Pitakele.
by DarrenM
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Atman
Replies: 55
Views: 2076

Re: Atman

Namaste Darren Your probably in the wrong place to ask this type of question Its a bit like walking into a protestant church and asking what they think of Catholics You wont get answer without any personal bias. Gotama didnt talk in English for a start. So unless there is a real honest study done b...
by DarrenM
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Atman
Replies: 55
Views: 2076

Re: Atman

Firstly, I’m not an expert on Hinduism or Atman, but I’ve been reading some of the Hindu views on Atman, which the Buddha seems to reject in the Suttas, or is he?? The Buddha was concerned with the sense of "possessiveness" aka "attachment". The Buddha was concerned with not regarding things as "I"...