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by NuanceOfSuchness
Fri May 29, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Buddha's final Nibbāna and solving the world's problems
Replies: 11
Views: 211

Re: The Buddha's final Nibbāna and solving the world's problems

Nibbana certainly does not depend on the world. Nibbana and world are symbiotic. Form is needed for the other. Without form there cannot be the realisation of nibbana. The flower sermon speaks this. It is precisely because there is a world that nibbana can be realised. How do you come to understand...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Thu May 28, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: ehipassiko
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Re: ehipassiko

sunnat wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 3:42 am
ehipassiko
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:namaste:
by NuanceOfSuchness
Sun May 24, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhathu-vibhanga sutta question?
Replies: 43
Views: 712

Re: Dhathu-vibhanga sutta question?

Then why Anatta-lakkhana sutta Buddha is talking about "past, future, or present, internal or external" Those things are wrapped up in the six-sense consciousnesses. By the very nature of the the six-sense consciousnesses, they seek more of the same, falling into delusions about space, time and loc...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Tue May 19, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The goal of Buddhism
Replies: 25
Views: 500

Re: The goal of Buddhism

The goal is the eradication of dukkha . The means are: the eradication of ignorance, the eradication of craving, the eradication of birth, etc. With the remainderless fading away and cessation of ignorance comes cessation of volitional formations; with the cessation of volitional formations, cessat...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Tue May 12, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Poll: What do you consider authoritative?
Replies: 39
Views: 1100

Re: Poll: What do you consider authoritative?

SDC wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 4:06 pm
The way I see it, the only authority is the right view, but it is an authority unto itself - a reference point for further progress once it is acquired. The only authority prior to right view is the inclination of the mind one finds most preferable.
:goodpost:
by NuanceOfSuchness
Mon May 11, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do we have an idealised image of Nibbana and the Buddha?
Replies: 36
Views: 619

Re: Do we have an idealised image of Nibbana and the Buddha?

Ceisiwr wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 5:57 pm

It seems that the Buddha is still under the sway of likes, dislikes

:)
Perception is a funny thing. What if you were to read it without your conditioned filters? - (rhetorical question)
by NuanceOfSuchness
Sat May 09, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation duration
Replies: 19
Views: 682

Re: Meditation duration

I mean i can't continue beyond certain point. Just get stuck there. What point to you expect to reach that is beyond where you find yourself being 'stuck'? It could be that you are holding yourself back because you are attaching to an idea of a point beyond where you are in the moment, and averse t...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Sat May 09, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Whole body Mindfulness and decreased pain
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: Whole body Mindfulness and decreased pain

Hello there, I have suffered from a chronic pain condition that affects my whole digestive area due to an immune disorder since I was 16 (currently 28). While I meditate on the breath or focus on different sensations of the body, the pain decreases or goes away for a while. But when I go back to re...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Sat May 09, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mara's advice
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: Mara's advice

ToVincent wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:53 pm
One thing for sure is that ambiguity is Mara's (and maras') fave.
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Was there a particular part you found to be ambiguous or was it the whole thing?

:reading:
by NuanceOfSuchness
Fri May 08, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Nibanna element
Replies: 30
Views: 1023

Re: Nibanna element

These are all very helpful, especially the part where it is basically confirmed that you can actually do something in regards to the actual element itself. I just wish it was more clear. But I do think that Paul has a point, about the actual state of non-doing it seems, although still somehow tryin...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Thu May 07, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Morning routine
Replies: 13
Views: 736

Re: Morning routine

What's the ideal morning routine of a monk right from the time he gets up? This monk here, he wakes, becomes aware that the mind has shifted from the sleeping state to the waking state, knows the position of the body in which ever place it is disposed, knows the movement of mind and feelings in cor...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Wed May 06, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: So Nagarjuna purportedly demonstrated that arising and ceasing do not occur, ever...
Replies: 98
Views: 1960

Re: So Nagarjuna purportedly demonstrated that arising and ceasing do not occur, ever...

Not a single answer that actually gave a good reason to keep practicing! The entire path is based on a system which involves arising and ceasing. Take that away and the path is meaningless. Unless someone can provide reasoning that explains otherwise then it seems open and shut. And no, riddling la...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Wed May 06, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajahn Brahm Says The Will is Empty
Replies: 17
Views: 616

Re: Ajahn Brahm Says The Will is Empty

Hi everyone, I was listening to this Vesak talk by Ajahn Brahm He gave an example of a bus driver who isn't there.(48:00). The will(volition) is the is bus driver but when we get up from our bus seat to go to the front of the bus to check theres no one there,its empty. Ajahn then says that's when w...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Wed May 06, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 49
Views: 1877

Re: Jhana

What's jhana? When and how does it happen? Jhana is a tedious - and later irritating - mundane mind state that occurs when thoughts and body are absorbed in tranquillity at the absence of the five hindrances. Why is it tedious? Because one must use jhana to obtain knowledge but when it is first stu...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Mon May 04, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why is citta not an aggregate or niddana?
Replies: 25
Views: 631

Re: Why is citta not an aggregate or niddana?

Also, as an add on question to that, where do things like thoughts come into it and what aggregate? Such as me thinking about the past or thinking of a beautiful women? Would thoughts also fall under the vinnana aggregate or would that be more sankhara? Thoughts are sankhara. Defilements, such as g...