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by Peril
Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:52 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: NDE Elements & Buddhist Experience
Replies: 7
Views: 928

Re: NDE Elements & Buddhist Experience

It's more likely that when we die it will come as a very sudden and unexpected which IMO would "bypass" the whole dying-brain experience.
by Peril
Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Painful feelings cause craving?
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: Painful feelings cause craving?

Ahh, I see.

I have one more question. :)

If pleasure conditions "craving-for" and pain conditions "craving-against" then if someone were to have neutral feelings (e.g. they put themselves into a sensory deprivation tank) then what sort of craving would arise?
by Peril
Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Painful feelings cause craving?
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Painful feelings cause craving?

Hi Dhamma friends,

I'm curious how painful feelings can condition craving with respect to dependent origination?

Perhaps I'm thinking about this all wrong, but if I feel pain I don't crave more of it.

Thanks all!
by Peril
Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why doesn't heaven last forever?
Replies: 10
Views: 660

Re: Why doesn't heaven last forever?

Fish probably have no idea that land-dwelling creatures exist because from their point of view nothing can live outside of water. :shrug:

A deva's appearance is conditioned so they're doomed to vanish from the start.
by Peril
Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6087
Views: 421772

Re: Can you be a Buddhist and not believe in reincarnation?

The idea of reincarnating and eventually making it to Nirvana seems to me to be not far from Judeo-Christian ideas of the afterlife. Can you enlighten me? Judeo-Christians usually look forward to the afterlife, Buddhists don't usually look forward to rebirth. As for Nibbana, it's unconditioned peace.
by Peril
Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Paranoia
Replies: 10
Views: 820

Re: Paranoia

Doubt?
by Peril
Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: No place for spirituality in Theravada?
Replies: 95
Views: 5534

Re: No place for spirituality in Theravada?

Tricks are "magic" until you understand them, then they're just tricks.

Experiences are "spiritual" until you understand them, then they're just experiences.

I think Buddhism defeats spirituality.