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by DNS
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Dhamma friends!
Replies: 5
Views: 42

Re: Hello Dhamma friends!

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Existence of Nibbana
Replies: 420
Views: 5992

Re: On the Existence of Nibbana

Some rough comparisons, just to highlight what I think is the classical Theravadin's postion:- Jains: only the self is real and eternal, there is no other external reality Vedanta: only the self (atma) and the external Brahman is real (though in Advaita there is actually no duality of these 2) Clas...
by DNS
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Hi!

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question about Evidence of Nibanna
Replies: 58
Views: 940

Re: Question about Evidence of Nibanna

Hi Konchy: Secondly, if infinity does not exist, how did you came to the realization that the number of beings should have reached zero ? following you analogy, it could be the case that half the pond is currently filled, or 1/3, etc. I'm not agreeing with the OP, but can explain the thinking behin...
by DNS
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question about Evidence of Nibanna
Replies: 58
Views: 940

Re: Question about Evidence of Nibanna

cappuccino wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:34 pm
Buddhism isn't a game
It's an analogy, not to be taken literally. (the chess analogy)
by DNS
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question about Evidence of Nibanna
Replies: 58
Views: 940

Re: Question about Evidence of Nibanna

As for your mathematical hypothesis, it reminds me of an analogy by Ven. Dhammanando. For a game of chess to end within a finite number of moves, there must be rational players. Our inability to think outside the duality of existence and non-existence is akin to two players moving the horse one ste...
by DNS
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: annihilationism and puriso
Replies: 16
Views: 436

Re: annihilationism and puriso

auto, cappuccino, You both might be right, but is that Theravada? Note the poll where the plurality say it's nonexistence as we know it but not annihilation since there is no self to begin with. Not that the majority decides the truth, but that does seem to be the consensus among Classical Theravada...
by DNS
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from South Africa
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: Hello from South Africa

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question about Evidence of Nibanna
Replies: 58
Views: 940

Re: Question about Evidence of Nibanna

Buddhism … holds there is no soul. where? toldjaso (that this would turn into a self, no self, not self debate) ‘ Body is not self, feelings are not self, perception is not self, mental constructs are not self and consciousness is not self…When one sees this one becomes detached from these things, ...
by DNS
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question about Evidence of Nibanna
Replies: 58
Views: 940

Re: Question about Evidence of Nibanna

Being itself is wrong assumption... Correct, I was thinking of mentioning that in my post too, since the issue of 'not enough souls' is not an issue with Buddhism since it holds there is no soul. But I didn't mention that, knowing the OP would write back with something like "then what is reborn?" A...
by DNS
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question about Evidence of Nibanna
Replies: 58
Views: 940

Re: Question about Evidence of Nibanna

konchy wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:08 pm
The number of beings in the universe neither increases nor decreases.
According to who? Not the Buddha, he made it one of the unconjectures.

Maybe the number of beings does increase.
by DNS
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question about Evidence of Nibanna
Replies: 58
Views: 940

Re: Question about Evidence of Nibanna

Which is more likely to occur: a) a being attains parinibbana b) someone is born Of course it's b) several per second and then if you add animals, even several thousand or million per second. The Buddha did not answer if the universe is infinite or finite, but we could assume it is infinite, just fr...
by DNS
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Meditation timer
Replies: 9
Views: 240

Re: Meditation timer

Hi all, how do you all time your meditation sessions? A normal timer is loud and you can't easily add time without interrupting your session. I'm looking for something that is preferably mechanical or solar-powered. I don't like alarms because they can disturb your meditation or you end up anticipa...
by DNS
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 636
Views: 18193

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Also, mandatory vegetarianism? :| I didn't recall him saying mandatory vegetarianism, just making a plea for more vegetarianism and enthusiastically supporting it, so I listened to it again and yes around the 21' mark he asks something like "why isn't vegetarianism mandatory, knowing what we know w...
by DNS
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Are there any monographs on Jain monastic rules in English?
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: Are there any monographs on Jain monastic rules in English?

Okay found the reference. After the death of Nathaputta, the leader of the ascetic Order of the Jains (Jinas),[10] there arose among his followers bitter contentions about his teaching, and consequently there was a loss of devoted adherents and of support. The Jains had also learned what Moggallana ...