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by bkmudita
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Has Bhikkhu Bodhi (quote, source)stated his opinion on sutta support for consciousness outside the five aggregates?
Replies: 21
Views: 926

Re: Has Bhikkhu Bodhi (quote, source)stated his opinion on sutta support for consciousness outside the five aggregates?

Has Bhikkhu Bodhi ever stated, clearly, his opinion on whether or not the suttas support consciousness outside the five aggregates? If so, could someone provide the quote and source? I posted this in Theravada for Beginners because any discussion on consciousness outside the five aggregates quickly...
by bkmudita
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Circumstances vs How we react to them
Replies: 16
Views: 410

Re: Circumstances vs How we react to them

Hope this sutta can help: “Bhikkhus, when the uninstructed worldling is being contacted by a painful feeling, he sorrows, grieves, and laments; he weeps beating his breast and becomes distraught. He feels two feelings—a bodily one and a mental one. Suppose they were to strike a man with a dart, and ...
by bkmudita
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Non-self and Returners
Replies: 7
Views: 272

Re: Non-self and Returners

Kāmayogayutto, bhikkhave, bhavayogayutto āgāmī hoti āgantā āgantvā itthattaṃ. Kāmayogavisaṃyutto, bhikkhave, bhavayogayutto anāgāmī hoti anāgantā itthattaṃ. Kāmayogavisaṃyutto, bhikkhave, bhavayogavisaṃyutto arahā hoti, khīṇāsavo”ti. Etamatthaṃ bhagavā avoca Bhikkhus, one bound by the bond of sensu...
by bkmudita
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Non-self and Returners
Replies: 7
Views: 272

Non-self and Returners

when we say someone is non-returner, or someone has one more return, or someone has a maximum of seven returns, does it imply certain continuity linguistically? Is it a bad translation? If not, does this seeming continuity conflict with the nonself principle?
by bkmudita
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: what happens to our mind consciousness when we die
Replies: 17
Views: 570

Re: what happens to our mind consciousness when we die

SN 12.19 (9) The Wise Man and the Fool “Bhikkhus, for the fool, hindered by ignorance and fettered by craving, this body has originated. For the fool that ignorance has not been abandoned and that craving has not been utterly destroyed. For what reason? Because the fool has not lived the holy life f...
by bkmudita
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: what happens to our mind consciousness when we die
Replies: 17
Views: 570

what happens to our mind consciousness when we die

SN Part V The Great Book (Mah̄vagga) Chapter XI 55 Sotāpattisaṃyutta Connected Discourses on Stream-Entry 21 (1) Mahānāma (1) “Don’t be afraid, Mahānāma! Don’t be afraid, Mahānāma! Your death will not be a bad one, your demise will not be a bad one.338 When a person’s mind has been fortified over a ...
by bkmudita
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: what's the nature of consciousness, and its relationship with time
Replies: 50
Views: 1199

what's the nature of consciousness, and its relationship with time

Saying consciousness, it's citta in general, and vinnana in particular. what's their relationship anyway? what's the nature of consciousness? what's the relationship between the 4 elements(earth, water, fire, wind) and consciousness? we know time is related with matter(rupa), time is relative. does ...
by bkmudita
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How Vinnana (consciousness) and Namarupa (mind and form) ceased?
Replies: 12
Views: 407

Re: How Vinnana (consciousness) and Namarupa (mind and form) ceased?

How Vinnana (consciousness) and Namarupa (mind and form) ceased? It saysin Dependent Origination: - Vinnana Paccaya Namarupa - Namarupa Paccaya Vinnana If Vinnana and Namarupa inter related how it can be ceased? What is the mechanism? nāma is the mental component of the person, while rūpa refers to...
by bkmudita
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Suffering as a gateway to the truth
Replies: 98
Views: 2485

Re: Suffering as a gateway to the truth

Correct me if i am wrong, but at the outset he had no direct knowledge of the cycles of death and rebirth. What he saw was sickness, old age, death and an ascetic. Knowledge of his previous lives came at a very late stage of his enlightenment, so his initial search for the truth had nothing to do w...
by bkmudita
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Suffering as a gateway to the truth
Replies: 98
Views: 2485

Re: Suffering as a gateway to the truth

After his enlightenment, the Buddha conveyed what he knew through the four noble truths: suffering, the cause(s) of suffering, the end of suffering and the path to end it. The teachings utilizes worldly approaches to the truth: by teaching using verbal communication, the Buddha utilized the corresp...
by bkmudita
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Birth is ended ?
Replies: 13
Views: 479

Re: Birth is ended ?

Vishuddhimagga 253. Rebirth-process becoming briefly is aggregates generated by kamma. It is of nine kinds, according as it is said: “Herein, what is rebirth-process becoming? Sense-desire becoming, fine-material becoming, immaterial becoming, percipient becoming, non-percipient becoming, neither-pe...
by bkmudita
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mindfulness v Meditation
Replies: 21
Views: 1306

Re: Mindfulness v Meditation

I am with "Mindfulness is the Path to the Deathless". look at this sutta: AN 4 V. ROHITASSA 41 Samādhi bhāvanā suttaṃ (Development of Samādhi Sutta) “Bhikkhus, there are these four developments of samādhi (Samādhi Bhāvanā). What four? (1) There is a development of samādhi that leads to dwelling happ...
by bkmudita
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: N8P - Gradual or not gradual ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1321

Re: N8P - Gradual or not gradual ?

interesting point that the eight factors are not sequential, there are suttas can support this: 1. in the AN 4 V. ROHITASSA 41 Samādhi bhāvanā suttaṃ (Development of Samādhi Sutta) “Bhikkhus, there are these four developments of samādhi (Samādhi Bhāvanā). What four? (1) There is a development of sam...