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by bridif1
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nirvana is the Cessation of Consciousness
Replies: 51
Views: 1421

Re: Nirvana is the Cessation of Consciousness

... Please, DD, I'm trying to have a friendly conversation. I really don't understand why every discussion has to have such hostile and ironic to it. You've said in the past to not judge others, but I see you doing it all the time. There's no need for personal attacks. I am, just like everyone else...
by bridif1
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nirvana is the Cessation of Consciousness
Replies: 51
Views: 1421

Re: Nirvana is the Cessation of Consciousness

In SN 7.6 & elsewhere (such as DN 11 & MN 49), the word "uparujjhati" obviously does not mean "destruction" or "kayo". If "sense designations" were destroyed, how could the Buddha teach meditation, such as the designations "long" breathing and "short" breathing? Jata the Brahmin did not get enlight...
by bridif1
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nirvana is the Cessation of Consciousness
Replies: 51
Views: 1421

Re: Nirvana is the Cessation of Consciousness

If you see the word "annihilation", that's not enough to assert that one is an "annihilationist". AN 8.12 Obviously, AN 8.12 uses the word "annihilationist" as a metaphor rather than as a "doctrine", as it is usually used. Hi again! Yes, I agree. This is what I tried to say. I was trying to explain...
by bridif1
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nirvana is the Cessation of Consciousness
Replies: 51
Views: 1421

Re: Nirvana is the Cessation of Consciousness

if you speak of annihilation I will say your view is annihilation-ism Hi Cappuccino! I think that context is always something important to be considered. We have to look at things not in isolation, but in their relation with its surrounding context. One should always strive to find the original int...
by bridif1
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nirvana is the Cessation of Consciousness
Replies: 51
Views: 1421

Re: Nirvana is the Cessation of Consciousness

The Buddha was speaking to a non-Buddhist who already had their own meaning of nama-rupa. The Buddha did not invent the term 'nama-rupa' The sutta says the "tangle" is cut. I suggest newbies stick to the four noble truths (rather than vague suttas with terminology they don't understand). The fact i...
by bridif1
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nirvana is the Cessation of Consciousness
Replies: 51
Views: 1421

Re: Nirvana is the Cessation of Consciousness

It is very relevant because when SN 7.6 says to end 'nama-rupa', the meaning of 'nama-rupa' is different to how the Buddha defined 'nama-rupa'. And was not the Buddha aware of the difference in interpretation and understanding of namarupa? Also, remember that, in the discourse, it was the Buddha th...
by bridif1
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nirvana is the Cessation of Consciousness
Replies: 51
Views: 1421

Re: Nirvana is the Cessation of Consciousness

SN 7.6 was an exchange with a non-Buddhist. The language of the conversion is the language of Brahminism. Hi DD! I don't understand how is it relevant that the listener was a non-buddhist. In SN 42.7, the Buddha says that he teaches the Dhamma to all listeners. If the Dhamma is the truth, it is ind...
by bridif1
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nirvana is the Cessation of Consciousness
Replies: 51
Views: 1421

Re: Nirvana is the Cessation of Consciousness

Hi! By chance I was just reading an essay on the role of mamarupa and viññana in Dependent Co-arising. There, the author seem to suggest that with the gradual destruction of ignorance and cognitive distortions, there comes the destruction of sense and designation (quoting SN 7.6). The final result o...
by bridif1
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do Arahants experience non-neutral mental vedana?
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Do Arahants experience non-neutral mental vedana?

In terms of the effects of the attainment of arahantship over the arising of feelings (vedana): Do Arahants experience the arising of non-neutral (pleasure or displeasure) mental feelings? According to Sallatha Sutta, an Arahant will still experience physical feelings of pleasure and pain, but he wi...
by bridif1
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Results of past karma
Replies: 56
Views: 1610

Re: Results of past karma

Hi! I don't know if this was brought up before, but I'll put it anyway, in case it could point to something useful: SN 36.21 : On one occasion the Blessed One was dwelling near Rajagaha in the Bamboo Grove Monastery, the Squirrel's Feeding Place. There Moliyasivaka the wanderer went to the Blessed O...
by bridif1
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Results of past karma
Replies: 56
Views: 1610

Re: Results of past karma

Hi bridif1, but my question is where in the suttas do you find they say that the results one gets in this present life are strictly and exclusively due to his past-lives kamma only? Where do you see they rule out the effect of present-live kamma? Just because present-life kamma doesn't give immedia...
by bridif1
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Results of past karma
Replies: 56
Views: 1610

Re: Results of past karma

Wrong, working hard is a volitional/intentional act that'll result in some wholesome results either in this life or the next. Hi Santa100! I'm not saying that this interpretation is wrong; not at all. But have you considered that this line of thought is not thay different from the one christians ha...
by bridif1
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Vedana, Sankhara and Phasso in dependent origination
Replies: 21
Views: 683

Re: Vedana, Sankhara and Phasso in dependent origination

Hi Khemindas! In my opinion, DO is a model created to explain how a past namarupa (tainted by ignorance) gives rise to a new namarupa (tainted as well), after the "contact" link. If ignorance is still present, the first namarupa includes past kamma. After the physical impingement with the sense-door...
by bridif1
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Looking for sutta - Unskillful people don't know that they are
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: Looking for sutta - Unskillful people don't know that they are

Kim OHara wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:42 am
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Thanks Kim!
This is really useful to keep in mind.
I appreciate you sharing this.

Kind regards!
by bridif1
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Looking for sutta - Unskillful people don't know that they are
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: Looking for sutta - Unskillful people don't know that they are

Volo wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:27 am
Could it be this one?
Hi, kind Volo!

Yes, that was exactly the one I was thinking about.
I'm really thankful.

Have a wonderful day!