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by piotr
Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New book from Venerable Analayo
Replies: 8
Views: 1326

Re: New book from Venerable Analayo

Hi guys,

you can download this book now for free: https://www.academia.edu/32702524/Early ... on_Studies
by piotr
Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anatta, Sakkaya-ditthi (self view),Mana (pride)?
Replies: 25
Views: 1115

Re: Anatta, Sakkaya-ditthi (self view),Mana (pride)?

theY wrote:Only with lobha (desiring). Buddha and arahanta are still compare themselves with another. But they have not mana.

I guess, they don't have a māna mainly because they got rid of the notion "I am", which is a prerequisite for comparing oneself to others.
by piotr
Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anatta, Sakkaya-ditthi (self view),Mana (pride)?
Replies: 25
Views: 1115

Re: Anatta, Sakkaya-ditthi (self view),Mana (pride)?

Conceit or pride are not the best translations for māna since in the English they mean only "unduly favorable estimation of one's own abilities or worth; overly positive self-regard." Whereas māna in the Pāli means thinking about oneself as better, equal or worse from others.
by piotr
Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Fourfold Negation in the Pāli Canon
Replies: 11
Views: 613

Re: The Fourfold Negation in the Pāli Canon

Why [X; not-X; X and not-X; not-(X or not-X)] is called "The Fourfold Negation"? It obviously doesn't negate a proposition in four ways.
by piotr
Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Early Buddhism resources
Replies: 163
Views: 54191

Re: Early Buddhism resources

Bhikkhu Analayo: The Satipatthana Sutta

http://learn.wisdompubs.org/podcast/bhikkhu-analayo/
by piotr
Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How is sunna different to anatta?
Replies: 10
Views: 492

Re: How is sunna different to anatta?

There's good sutta introduction on this topic written by Thanissaro Bhikkhu: There [in the Canon] you find emptiness approached from three perspectives, treating it (1) as a meditative dwelling, (2) as an attribute of objects, and (3) as a type of awareness-release. The first approach is obviously t...
by piotr
Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Great anattā/anātman debate
Replies: 588
Views: 23682

Re: On anattā/anātman

Hi, here's very short sutta ( SN 1.25 ) for all who like to make a big deal out of language conventions and claim that there's something deeper going on: “If a bhikkhu is an arahant, Consummate, with taints destroyed, One who bears his final body, Would he still say, ‘I speak’? And would he say, ‘Th...
by piotr
Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Great anattā/anātman debate
Replies: 588
Views: 23682

Re: On anattā/anātman

Hi, The question is whether from this it follows that there is no soul, ever, anywhere --? In Samanupassana Sutta ( SN 22.47 ) the Buddha said that: Monks, whatever contemplatives or brahmans who assume in various ways when assuming a self, all assume the five clinging-aggregates, or a certain one o...
by piotr
Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Great anattā/anātman debate
Replies: 588
Views: 23682

Re: On anattā/anātman

Hi, Hi, jīva/sarīra was a dichotomy which wasn't taken up by the Buddha in his teachings. He famously rejected to answer if the soul (jīva) and the corpse (sarīra) are the same or different. Instead, to prevent from falling into sassata and uccheda possitions, he taught about name-form with cognizan...
by piotr
Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Great anattā/anātman debate
Replies: 588
Views: 23682

Re: On anattā/anātman

Hi, jīva/sarīra was a dichotomy which wasn't taken up by the Buddha in his teachings. He famously rejected to answer if the soul (jīva) and the corpse (sarīra) are the same or different. Instead, to prevent from falling into sassata and uccheda possitions, he taught about name-form with cognizance (...
by piotr
Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dharma Talks or Videos
Replies: 60
Views: 9611

Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

The Thai Forest Masters by Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu The Thai forest tradition is well-known for the style of its teachings–direct, down-to- earth . . . but very little has been written about the content of its teachings: the positions it took on controversial issues regarding virtue, concentration, disce...
by piotr
Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: A Review of Ven. Ñānavīra's "Notes on Dhamma"
Replies: 390
Views: 30907

Re: A Review of Ven. Ñānavīra's "Notes on Dhamma"

No, his idea is that phassa is contacting "me" with something which is not "me". As he says, otherwise his paṭiccasamuppāda model would make no sense because phassanirodha would be unintelligible. The same applies to feelings, conciousness, and so on.
by piotr
Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is animal euthenasia 'humane'?
Replies: 227
Views: 12841

Re: Is animal euthenasia 'humane'?

Hi,
tiltbillings wrote:Except for Ven Channa.
And Venerable Vakkali.
by piotr
Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Possible misconception of cessation of suffering?
Replies: 114
Views: 5531

Re: Possible misconception of cessation of suffering?

Hi acinteyyo , It seems to me that for example in SN 12.51 cessation ( nirodha ) is equated with nonexistence ( asata ) of things: “When there are utterly no volitional formations, with the cessation of volitional formations, would consciousness be discerned?” “No, venerable sir.” — Pari­vī­maṃ­sa­n...
by piotr
Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: A Review of Ven. Ñānavīra's "Notes on Dhamma"
Replies: 390
Views: 30907

Re: A Review of Ven. Ñānavīra's "Notes on Dhamma"

Hi Mike , I don't think they made any mistake in this regard. If you look into the Brahmajāla-sutta (DN 1) where ucchedavāda is disscused then you can see how this two issues are connected. For example in case of first view it's said: Herein, bhikkhus, a certain recluse or a brahmin asserts the foll...
by piotr
Sat Jun 13, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: A Review of Ven. Ñānavīra's "Notes on Dhamma"
Replies: 390
Views: 30907

Re: A Review of Ven. Ñānavīra's "Notes on Dhamma"

Hi Mike , The Buddha sometimes says in the suttas that he was accused of being an ucchedavādin because "he teaches the annihilation, the destruction, the extermination of an existing being (sato sattassa ucchedaṃ vināsaṃ vibhavaṃ paññāpeti) " ( MN 22 ). His response to this was that he teaches that ...
by piotr
Wed May 13, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What would like be like for an arhat?
Replies: 16
Views: 1526

Re: What would like be like for an arhat?

Hi, There's a great description of way of arahant's life in Dhatuvibhanga-sutta ( MN 140 ): "Sensing a feeling of pleasure, one discerns that it is fleeting, not grasped at, not relished. Sensing a feeling of pain... Sensing a feeling of neither pleasure nor pain, one discerns that it is fleeting, n...
by piotr
Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependent Origination as Process (or not).
Replies: 191
Views: 11537

Re: Dependent Origination as Process (or not).

Hi Dave And yet, some people feel that they can't possibly understand this topic unless they understand the 12-step program, but that's not the case. So, why then do people always seem to use the 12-step program to assess their understanding, or that of others? Maybe because of this? http://www.arro...
by piotr
Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependent Origination as Process (or not).
Replies: 191
Views: 11537

Re: Dependent Origination as Process (or not).

Hi Mike , My understanding, is that these processes generally take place over time. I realise that there are some who disagree and favour Ven Nanavira's "timeless" model. In that case, the questions I have posed are probably of little interest. I don't think that Ñāṇavīra is questioning the fact tha...
by piotr
Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependent Origination as Process (or not).
Replies: 191
Views: 11537

Re: Dependent Origination as Process (or not).

Hi acinteyyo I agree. There are so many variations that there seems to be no reason to think of the 12 link version as particularly special. The common point seems to be relational expansions of the noble truths, i.e. craving -> dukkha. :anjali: Mike Hm... I disagree because I actually don't perceiv...