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by PeterC86
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Saddhamma: the "seven true dhammas" of AN 7.67
Replies: 15
Views: 390

Re: Saddhamma: the "seven true dhammas" of AN 7.67

Greetings Peter, What does it mean to you to abandon the elements? For them to "find no hold"? Metta, Paul. :) Greetings Paul, Indeed. Nibbana is closer by than one might think, one only needs to find the way. Most people I have seen on this forum are just lost in trying to find meaning in the word...
by PeterC86
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Saddhamma: the "seven true dhammas" of AN 7.67
Replies: 15
Views: 390

Re: Saddhamma: the "seven true dhammas" of AN 7.67

Greetings, In the most recent Dhamma On Zoom conversation we briefly touched upon the sutta entitled AN 7.67: The Fortress . The sutta talks about seven true dhammas or qualities, that can provide an unshakeable support for the development of the jhanas. Whilst we didn't discuss it in the context o...
by PeterC86
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On Your Way Home - A Road to Nirvana for the West
Replies: 346
Views: 35515

Re: On Your Way Home - A Road to Nirvana for the West

I have one more thing to add; those who have been indoctrinated don't know that they have been indoctrinated, else they would not be indoctrinated. Theravada is a doctrine, and what you get is the blind leading the blind.
by PeterC86
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On Your Way Home - A Road to Nirvana for the West
Replies: 346
Views: 35515

Re: Foundations of Human Life - A road to Nirvana for the West

You can't :) that is why I explain that any prescription can never lead to Nibbana, and there can be no right or wrong behaviour, while Nibbana is unconditioned. Dear Peter, your posts here are starting to feel like trolling. Members here have not yet attained nibbana and are looking for reliable a...
by PeterC86
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On Your Way Home - A Road to Nirvana for the West
Replies: 346
Views: 35515

Re: Foundations of Human Life - A road to Nirvana for the West

if any prescription can never lead to nibbana? then y 8NP? are past arhants didnt reach acc to u? Can you please post in full sentences using complete words? This comes over as if you are to lazy to make full sentences, which puts effort on the one trying to understand you. In this case, I can't ev...
by PeterC86
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On Your Way Home - A Road to Nirvana for the West
Replies: 346
Views: 35515

Re: Foundations of Human Life - A road to Nirvana for the West

if any prescription can never lead to nibbana? then y 8NP? are past arhants didnt reach acc to u? Can you please post in full sentences using complete words? This comes over as if you are to lazy to make full sentences, which puts effort on the one trying to understand you. In this case, I can't ev...
by PeterC86
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On Your Way Home - A Road to Nirvana for the West
Replies: 346
Views: 35515

Re: Foundations of Human Life - A road to Nirvana for the West

If this is from someone claimed nibbana, then he is wrong. That is because that part of the teaching (chapter 6 in the book) does not refer to Nibbana, but is just a stepping stone towards letting go of consciousness. I think I also mentioned that to Doodoot, but I am not even going to look that up...
by PeterC86
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On Your Way Home - A Road to Nirvana for the West
Replies: 346
Views: 35515

Re: Foundations of Human Life - A road to Nirvana for the West

The above doesn't sound like Nirvana in Buddhism and the final stage of the experiential doctrine of Buddhism. Its sounds like Hinduism. If this is from someone claimed nibbana, then he is wrong. That is because that part of the teaching (chapter 6 in the book) does not refer to Nibbana, but is jus...
by PeterC86
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why is citta not an aggregate or niddana?
Replies: 83
Views: 2191

Re: Why is citta not an aggregate or niddana?

The Buddha was talking about the five groups of the citta in bodied form. The citta is mind. You are the citta. You are seeing this in a body, the body doesn't see it, your vision doesn't see it, you see it. The only thing I'd like to add to what you've already run into in this thread, is that ther...
by PeterC86
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On Your Way Home - A Road to Nirvana for the West
Replies: 346
Views: 35515

Re: On Your Way Home - A Road to Nirvana for the West

... Thanks for sharing your experience\non-experience, Peter. I notice a particular theme: that is that you are being crucified by the average run-of-the-mill person. This is the product of conditioning and it comes directly from the mistaken notion that you are in possession of something that they...
by PeterC86
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Without the Vinaya, would we all be living like animals?
Replies: 38
Views: 890

Re: Without the Vinaya, would we all be living like animals?

Forgot to mention that this comes from my experience, and Nibbana is not something that can be rationalized. Not being able to distinguish right from wrong is not a view. Do you see that you take your experience as true or right? "Nibbana is not something that can be rationalized. Not being able to...
by PeterC86
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Without the Vinaya, would we all be living like animals?
Replies: 38
Views: 890

Re: Without the Vinaya, would we all be living like animals?

Action is not dependent upon knowing right or wrong. That is the whole goal of Nibbana; to cut away this sense of self that is trying to distinguish between you and other. If I stand on the road, and a car is coming at me at high speed, I don't have to think if it is right or wrong to stay there.. ...
by PeterC86
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Without the Vinaya, would we all be living like animals?
Replies: 38
Views: 890

Re: Without the Vinaya, would we all be living like animals?

The base as to even establish right or wrong is gone. So what you are referring to does not apply. What do you mean with right? Or wrong? If you are trying to hunt a live deer but keep diving in an open ocean to look for it then it is wrong. If you are looking for safety, but keep blindly running i...
by PeterC86
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On your own authority
Replies: 15
Views: 381

Re: On your own authority

Don't think that 'saddhā' can be equated with conventional wordly 'belief'. I get what you mean, but in the end it all boils down to 'right view', which I came to realize as just belief. Recently I have learned from Ven. Dhammanando that 'right view' is considered to belong to the faculty of paññā:...
by PeterC86
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On your own authority
Replies: 15
Views: 381

Re: On your own authority

To me it seems that any other criteria than your own experience is giving away your authority. Although we seem to agree on the priority 1 as to commentaries (see original thread) that statement can be seriously misunderstood as advocating conceit. I don't see how it can be misunderstood with conce...