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by Sunrise
Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sitting for long hours
Replies: 38
Views: 3310

Re: Sitting for long hours

Spiny O'Norman wrote: I'd be interested to know what kind of meditation are you doing for these long periods?
Good question :reading:
by Sunrise
Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist Nuns out shopping? Behaviour?
Replies: 14
Views: 1148

Re: Buddhist Nuns out shopping? Behaviour?

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:If they were Theravāda nuns from the English Sangha Trust monasteries, then they observe ten precepts, and cannot handle money.
Do the 10 precepts state not to use money? I don't recall
by Sunrise
Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist Nuns out shopping? Behaviour?
Replies: 14
Views: 1148

Re: Buddhist Nuns out shopping? Behaviour?

I have seen theravadhin monks in my country handling money, using cell phones and even talking to women alone. Some of them have their own private cells with modern TV sets and comfortable high seats. They have late night meals, sleep in the daytime etc etc. All these are contradictory to the Vinaya...
by Sunrise
Wed Oct 13, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2132
Views: 74782

Re: Nibbana vs. annihilation?

gabrielbranbury wrote:
Sunrise wrote:Btw, the Buddha was a guy you know
The Buddha is Awake.

Sidartha was a guy. :rofl:


With Metta

Gabe
You take your time :mrgreen:
by Sunrise
Wed Oct 13, 2010 5:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2132
Views: 74782

Re: Nibbana vs. annihilation?

Btw, the Buddha was a guy you know
by Sunrise
Wed Oct 13, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2132
Views: 74782

Re: Nibbana vs. annihilation?

These three are the beings: `tayo 'me àvuso bhavà'. Being is the mind's behaviour in sensual thoughts, thinking about material and maintaining the mind in immaterial states.
Nibbana is the cessation of all these mental manifestations (bhava). It has nothing to do with ending physical existence.
by Sunrise
Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: viññāna-sota (mind-stream)
Replies: 10
Views: 1193

Re: viññāna-sota (mind-stream)

therefore there cannot be a 'stream' of vinnana I think abhidhammakas got this wrong Possibly. I have never seen vinnana talked of as a stream in the suttas. I have never seen vinnana talked of as existing independent of the sense bases in the suttas "Were someone to say, 'I will describe a coming,...
by Sunrise
Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2132
Views: 74782

Re: Nibbana vs. annihilation?

One objection to this is that consciousness is simply bare awareness of sense data and ideas, and it's absurd to think about consciousness without an object. Indeed. Were someone to say, 'I will describe a coming, a going, a passing away, an arising, a growth, an increase, or a proliferation of con...
by Sunrise
Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2132
Views: 74782

Re: Nibbana vs. annihilation?

If Nibbana is merely the extinguishing of all aggregates Nibbana is extinguishing of all mental defilement (greed, hatred and illusion) Monks, among things conditioned and unconditioned, dispassion is reckoned to be the best of them all; the crushing of infatuation, the removal of thirst, the uproo...
by Sunrise
Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2132
Views: 74782

Re: Nibbana vs. annihilation?

Specifically, it was proposed that if there is only one life, "instant nibbana" can be attained through suicide. But you believe there are other lives right? So you can safely assume that if you kill yourself you will be born again somewhere. what kind of state is Nibbana? Nibbana is the complete a...
by Sunrise
Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6089
Views: 425931

Re: Can Buddhism exist without the doctrine of reincarnation?

he taught cessation based on the knowledge of the ultimate nature of persons (including the heaps). this includes knowledge of mind, which when understood is synonymous with understanding rebirth. Ultimate nature of phenomena is : impermanence, suffering and not-self Let me ask you a question. Can ...
by Sunrise
Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6089
Views: 425931

Re: Can Buddhism exist without the doctrine of reincarnation?

it would be unfortunate if we decided to abandon the kamma part, just because we're only familiar with the popularized version of "karma." (A misconception which exists even in the Buddhist countries.) Noone abandoned anything. :smile: Kamma can be experienced in this life and even in this very mom...
by Sunrise
Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6089
Views: 425931

Re: Can Buddhism exist without the doctrine of reincarnation?

beeblebrox wrote:
I actually think that the rebirths (or so-called) and kamma are both integral parts of Buddhism
Literal rebirth is not an integral part of the four noble truths IMO. The Buddha taught suffering and the cessation. It can very well be applied to the moment
by Sunrise
Sun Oct 10, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Enlightenment in Theravada
Replies: 22
Views: 1526

Re: Enlightenment in Theravada

This sounds like it goes along with what Individual and David are saying about sudden realizations along the gradual path. I'm guessing we're supposed to assume Bahiya had been practicing in many former lives before being released upon hearing the Buddha's teaching. Well, we can only speculate. It ...
by Sunrise
Sun Oct 10, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6089
Views: 425931

Re: Can Buddhism exist without the doctrine of reincarnation?

Please show me where in this thread i have argued that "you cannot follow Buddhism without believing in [rebirth]". You have spent the last few days in the forum stressing on the fact that the literal rebirth is absolutely important and central to Buddhism. Is it impossible for someone to think tha...
by Sunrise
Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Enlightenment in Theravada
Replies: 22
Views: 1526

Re: Enlightenment in Theravada

Are there sudden realizations along the gradual path? Through hearing this brief explanation of the Dhamma from the Blessed One, the mind of Bahiya of the Bark-cloth right then and there was released from the effluents through lack of clinging/sustenance. Bahiya Sutta Although some scholars think t...
by Sunrise
Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6089
Views: 425931

Re: Can Buddhism exist without the doctrine of reincarnation?

Basically, it is one opinion versus another. No one said otherwise :shrug: Can Buddhism exist if rebirth is proven to be false? If proving rebirth false were possible, something would exist, but it would be not quite be the Buddha's teachings. Good luck chasing your own tail rebirth cannot be prove...
by Sunrise
Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6089
Views: 425931

Re: Can Buddhism exist without the doctrine of reincarnation?

tiltbillings wrote:You can follow the precepts, you can practice meditation without believing in rebirth. That is not an issue, but the Buddha taught rebirth. It is part of his teachings.
Are you getting off topic tiltbillings?
by Sunrise
Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6089
Views: 425931

Re: Can Buddhism exist without the doctrine of reincarnation?

And so, according to you, mundane right view and sila are not central parts of the dhamma, right? I take it you also reject the Buddha's "graduated path".... Let me repeat. Belief in rebirth is NOT central, essential, inseparable (whatever) part to Buddhism. Belief in rebirth is not an integral par...
by Sunrise
Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6089
Views: 425931

Re: Can Buddhism exist without the doctrine of reincarnation?

He's trolling
Hanzze wrote: :rules: haha dont get me wrong, just a troll. No waiting, rules!