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by Germann
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 721
Views: 19256

Theravada against mathematics

Theravada is not denying mathematics..... If the Theravada school is right, Claude Shannon is wrong: the total number of all possible chess games in 40 moves - is not limited. None of the mathematicians will agree with this. it just that you seem to think that mathematics has some validity as a des...
by Germann
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 721
Views: 19256

Theravada against mathematics

Chownah wrote: You are doing all the things which people do when they want to construct a mathematical model of something. What people do who construct mathematical models of something (people like newton or einstein) is after constructing their model they observe what actually happens in the actua...
by Germann
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 721
Views: 19256

Theravada against mathematics

Theravada school is contrary to mathematics. The number of all possible lives is similar to the Shannon number, it is also finite - and the Buddhist past is infinite. Any possible life should have already been realized, and Nibbana in each case should have already been achieved. For convenience, a ...
by Germann
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 721
Views: 19256

Your argument doesn't hold, Germann. Satta may be an illusion, but the causal links are real, hence not all possible events are realised. The finite set of possible lives is smaller than the infinite set of past lives. If life is possible and happens naturally or by accident, life has already happe...
by Germann
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 721
Views: 19256

Theravada against mathematics

Theravada school is contrary to mathematics. The number of all possible lives is similar to the Shannon number, it is also finite - and the Buddhist past is infinite. Any possible life should have already been realized, and Nibbana in each case should have already been achieved. For convenience, a ...
by Germann
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada school (Mahavihara tradition) comes from the Tamrashatiya school
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Tamrashatiya school comes from the Kashyapiya school

Tamrashatiya school comes from the Kashyapiya school.

Early History of the Spread of Buddhism and the Buddhist Schools. Nalinaksha Dutt. - р. 177
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by Germann
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada school (Mahavihara tradition) comes from the Tamrashatiya school
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Theravada school (Mahavihara tradition) comes from the Tamrashatiya school

According to L.S. Cousins, Theravada school (Mahavihara tradition) comes from the Tamrashatiya school, and Tamrashatiya was formed in the 2-3rd century AD (the life time of Nagarjuna). Tamraparnia (Tambapaṇṇiya) is, according to the text of the article, Tamrashatiya: L.S. Cousins, Tambapaṇṇiya and T...
by Germann
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Arahant's suicide
Replies: 200
Views: 4024

Tamrashatiya school

There is this phrase in Pali. Sarattha-ppakasini Buddhaghosa,s commentary on the Sanyutta-Nikaya edited by F.L.Woodward M.A. Vol.3 p. 267 "sotapanna, sakadagami-anagami-(araha)3-khinasavapi" note "3. VinA. omits" Note: is not in the Vinaya. About Arahants-suicide written only in canonical Comments....
by Germann
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Arahant's suicide
Replies: 200
Views: 4024

See the Pali original

I do no understand what you are posting....making something bold and large does not help. So....someone made up a story about what it says in some Commentary?....is that what you posted before? chownah The Pali original has this phrase. The information on Theravada.ru site is correct. I don't know ...
by Germann
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Arahant's suicide
Replies: 200
Views: 4024

Arahant's suicide

Among the two, the arahant expresses the highest benefit for others and for self, through his or her achievement of the highest emanicpation - arahatta. The bodhisattva idea involves a lesser being who is still clinging to ideas about self (as reflected in other beings he feels compelled to save), ...
by Germann
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Arahant's suicide
Replies: 200
Views: 4024

Re: Re:

So....someone made up a story about what it says in some Commentary? chownah There is this phrase in Pali. Sarattha-ppakasini Buddhaghosa,s commentary on the Sanyutta-Nikaya edited by F.L.Woodward M.A. Vol.3 p. 267 "sotapanna, sakadagami-anagami-(araha)3-khinasavapi" note "3. VinA. omits" Note: is ...
by Germann
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Arahant's suicide
Replies: 200
Views: 4024

Re: Arahant's suicide

Is Arahant's suicide a GOOD completion of the Path? If it is not, then why Arahant is not the Mahayana Bodhisattva (placing Benefit-For-The Other above Benefit-For-Itself)? Among the two, the arahant expresses the highest benefit for others and for self, through his or her achievement of the highes...
by Germann
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Arahant's suicide
Replies: 200
Views: 4024

Milinda Pañha

Milinda Pañha: "It was, your majesty, in order that the virtuous man, whose good qualities are so many, so numerous, so infinitely multiplied, who is such an embodiment and aggregation of good qualities, such a cause of welfare to men, might not perish, that The Blessed One, your majesty, out of com...
by Germann
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Arahant's suicide
Replies: 200
Views: 4024

So....it is a comment on a Commentary?......bring the Commentary's name in english and perhaps even a link so we can see if the Commentary supports what you are saying or whether it is just someones comment on the Commentary which might be what you claim as support. chownah This is a story about th...
by Germann
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Arahant's suicide
Replies: 200
Views: 4024

Saratthappakasini

Sarattha-ppakasini
Buddhaghosa,s commentary on the Sanyutta-Nikaya
edited by F.L.Woodward M.A. Vol.3

p. 267

"sotapanna, sakadagami-anagami-(araha)3-khinasavapi"

note "3. VinA. omits"

Note: is not in the Vinaya. About Arahants-suicide written only in canonical Comments.