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by Sobeh
Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: something endures unchanged for at least a certain interval
Replies: 399
Views: 23489

Re: something endures unchanged for at least a certain interval

Perhaps this will be of some use: [L(etter) 08] 2 May 1964 to Mr. Wijerama Written by Ven. Ñanavira "You ask for Sutta references of passages where the Buddha has 'explained in specific terms the structure of change'. Beyond the two uppāda/vaya/thitassa aññathattam references (both given in ANICCA),...
by Sobeh
Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:25 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: something endures unchanged for at least a certain interval
Replies: 399
Views: 23489

Re: something endures unchanged for at least a certain interval

Who teaches this ? As I understand it, the flux idea occurs in his writings as a byproduct of contemporary discussions to which he was part, i.e. his correspondence and the writings he was sent. Apparently it was somewhat in vogue in such circles, perhaps to do with something quantum. But what is t...
by Sobeh
Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:28 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: David M.
Replies: 12
Views: 1029

Re: David M.

And so it is! Seven days until I depart... and what a fascinating group of folk with whom to explore the Dhamma! Perhaps I'll find occasion to take the pulse of Dhamma Wheel again; my understanding has been irrevocably aggrandized over these last months, so thank you, all, for that. ~peace~ :anjali:...
by Sobeh
Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Considering a Pilgrimage
Replies: 5
Views: 458

Re: Considering a Pilgrimage

Perhaps this site.
by Sobeh
Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:45 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: something endures unchanged for at least a certain interval
Replies: 399
Views: 23489

Re: something endures unchanged for at least a certain interval

I don't care to argue Nanavira's point, I only hope to clarify what the point is.

:heart:
by Sobeh
Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: something endures unchanged for at least a certain interval
Replies: 399
Views: 23489

Re: something endures unchanged for at least a certain interval

I'm unpacking Nanavira's thought for you on account of your question.
by Sobeh
Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:26 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: something endures unchanged for at least a certain interval
Replies: 399
Views: 23489

Re: something endures unchanged for at least a certain interval

"arising, persisting, ceasing": such are feelings, and when persisting in experience, they endure as a discreet percept such that we can differentiate which of the three we are experiencing. With anger, for example, we may readily identify "I am getting angry", "i am angry", and "i am calming down (...
by Sobeh
Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: something endures unchanged for at least a certain interval
Replies: 399
Views: 23489

Re: something endures unchanged for at least a certain interval

"something endures unchanged for at least a certain interval" Samadhi Sutta (AN 4.41): "And what is the development of concentration that, when developed & pursued, leads to mindfulness & alertness? There is the case where feelings are known to the monk as they arise, known as they persist , known a...
by Sobeh
Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: something endures unchanged for at least a certain interval
Replies: 399
Views: 23489

Re: something endures unchanged for at least a certain interval

Then obviously Nanavira is not particularly adept at expressing his ideas. I am simply reading the text of what he wrote as it is written, and I see no reason from how Nanavira wrote what he wrote not to take what he has written as it is written. If he meant to say something else, then he should ha...
by Sobeh
Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:15 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: something endures unchanged for at least a certain interval
Replies: 399
Views: 23489

Re: something endures unchanged for at least a certain interval

Let me ask: is Nanavira advocating that something endures unchanged for at least a certain interval? "There are these four ways of answering questions. Which four? There are questions that should be answered categorically [straightforwardly yes, no, this, that]. There are questions that should be a...
by Sobeh
Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:24 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: something endures unchanged for at least a certain interval
Replies: 399
Views: 23489

Re: something endures unchanged for at least a certain interval

IMO he did. I'll race you to stream-entry so we can check, what say you? :heart:
by Sobeh
Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Idappaccayatā
Replies: 18
Views: 5386

Re: Pali Term: Idappaccayatā

However I'm not convinced that "From the arising of this comes the arising of this " conveys it any more clearly than "From the arising of this comes the arising of that ." Spiny It's actually an essential distinction, thus: "But, Udāyi, let be the past, let be the future, I shall set you forth the...
by Sobeh
Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: something endures unchanged for at least a certain interval
Replies: 399
Views: 23489

Re: something endures unchanged for at least a certain interval

For thems who have not kept up with set theory since 9th grade, his point, in clear lucid English, is? To present a description of experience which conserves the appearance of permanence sensed by the putthujana while describing a fundamental structure which reveals the underlying fact of impermane...
by Sobeh
Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What if everyone in America becomes Buddhist?
Replies: 25
Views: 2260

Re: What if everyone in America becomes Buddhist?

Hooray for idle speculation?

:heart:
by Sobeh
Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:43 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: something endures unchanged for at least a certain interval
Replies: 399
Views: 23489

Re: something endures unchanged for at least a certain interval

The resolution to the statement "unchanged for at least a certain interval" can be derived from Nanavira's theory of Fundamental Structure, in particular the first few sections of the Dynamic aspect. A knowledge of set theory is helpful.
by Sobeh
Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:04 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: something endures unchanged for at least a certain interval
Replies: 399
Views: 23489

Re: something endures unchanged for at least a certain interval

It's a good point: whether the same or different (and, perhaps to remind us, whether both the same and different or neither the same nor different), perception is nevertheless understandable as a human function. That's all the Dhamma needs to assert in order to be effective.
by Sobeh
Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 22.47: Samanupassana Sutta/Samanupassanaa Sutta
Replies: 15
Views: 3584

Re: SN 22.47: Samanupassana Sutta/Samanupassanaa Sutta

In a momentary model I imagine that we can replace "previous existence"/"future existence" as "cause"/"effect". In a momentary model, the words of Bhikkhu Bodhi are already off-base because they refer to past and future; changing such words ignores the important fact that Bhikkhu Bodhi renders "aka...
by Sobeh
Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Is this important to know?
Replies: 2
Views: 497

Re: Is this important to know?

Equanimous response = sadhu!
by Sobeh
Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 22.47: Samanupassana Sutta/Samanupassanaa Sutta
Replies: 15
Views: 3584

Re: SN 22.47: Samanupassana Sutta/Samanupassanaa Sutta

Having the Sutta describe a descent of the five sense faculties bothered me at first because the passage wasn't "six sense faculties", as elsewhere. In trying to tease out why the Buddha left the mind faculty aside until the next sentence, I found another passage in the Samyutta Nikaya that reflects...