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by alfa
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Isn't Nibanna inevitable?
Replies: 12
Views: 259

Re: Isn't Nibanna inevitable?

I think most people have responded without actually reading the post. :tongue:
by alfa
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Isn't Nibanna inevitable?
Replies: 12
Views: 259

Re: Isn't Nibanna inevitable?

cappuccino wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:24 pm
alfa wrote: Before you say no, consider this.
it's only inevitable if you're seriously practicing the teaching
So u agree. Good.
by alfa
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Isn't Nibanna inevitable?
Replies: 12
Views: 259

Re: Isn't Nibanna inevitable?

“[...] will all the cosmos be led (to release), or a half of it, or a third?” When this was said, the Blessed One was silent. Then the thought occurred to Ven. Ānanda: “Don’t let Uttiya the wanderer acquire the evil viewpoint that, ‘When I asked him an all-encompassing question, Gotama the contempl...
by alfa
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Isn't Nibanna inevitable?
Replies: 12
Views: 259

Isn't Nibanna inevitable?

:namaste: Before you say no, consider this. A thing that is put together will be undone, sooner or later. We see it in physical objects. A table is destroyed, buildings are destroyed, even entire nations fall. Wouldn't this apply to us as well? I don't mean annihilationism. Even if one says somethin...
by alfa
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana and samsara are identical. Change my view.
Replies: 43
Views: 903

Re: Nibbana and samsara are identical. Change my view.

From David Loy's essay: [Nagarjuna's works] refute this thought-constructed distinction between objects and processes by analyzing how that very distinction distorts our understanding of causality, motion, perception, time, and so forth. Nagarjuna’s basic approach is almost always the same: The par...
by alfa
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Consciousness
Replies: 14
Views: 469

Re: Consciousness

form wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:15 am
cappuccino wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:01 am
form wrote: Is there still consciousness in post nibanna?
yes
That consciousness is it the same as the consciousness that appears in DO?
DO=conditioned consciousness. Nirvana=Unconditioned consciousness.
by alfa
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 504
Views: 11780

Re: Monastics and suicide

thepea wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:33 pm
alfa wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:35 am
cappuccino wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:16 pm
acceptance of euthanasia will lead to the worst karma


yet many will argue in favor of euthanasia


better safe than very sorry
What's a terminally ill person supposed to do? :shrug:
Die.
That's what euthanasia accomplishes. :shrug:
by alfa
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 504
Views: 11780

Re: Monastics and suicide

cappuccino wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:16 pm
acceptance of euthanasia will lead to the worst karma


yet many will argue in favor of euthanasia


better safe than very sorry
What's a terminally ill person supposed to do? :shrug:
by alfa
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Romanticism and Buddhist Practice
Replies: 45
Views: 1388

Re: Romanticism and Buddhist Practice

binocular wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:55 pm
No_Mind wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:00 pm
I tend to look at things with my heart and not my head.
How can you tell which is which?
When emotions rule and logic takes a backseat ...
by alfa
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 504
Views: 11780

Re: Monastics and suicide

cappuccino wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:52 am
almost everyone will be for euthanasia

but then again everyone is for everything detrimental
Why is euthanasia detrimental?
by alfa
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pope visits Thailand
Replies: 47
Views: 1451

Re: Pope visits Thailand

Greetings alfa, The Church is not a military force, so I do not know how masculinity or strength plays a role here. That's interesting. I will try not to speak on behalf of a Church which is not my own, but in my religion, Buddhism, the Buddha spoke in praise of manly effort. "Monks, there are thes...
by alfa
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pope visits Thailand
Replies: 47
Views: 1451

Re: Pope visits Thailand

Greetings, The church has evolved, which is why someone called it emasculated. Emasculated (at least in right-wing circles) means sensitive, progressive, and civilised. Or it means deprived of its masculinity, and rendered weak and ineffective, as per the dictionary. Kind regards. Metta, Paul. :) T...
by alfa
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pope visits Thailand
Replies: 47
Views: 1451

Re: Pope visits Thailand

I thought he was more open, more liberal, and therefore less judgmental of Buddhism? How could he possibly? He presides over an institution that believes itself to be the authority over the lives and deaths of everyone on this planet. The Catholic Church has been emasculated for a while now. Now, t...
by alfa
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pope visits Thailand
Replies: 47
Views: 1451

Re: Pope visits Thailand

So Buddhists here hate the Pope because unlike his predecessors, he doesn't call Buddhism demonic, he cares about the climate/environment, he's not misogynistic or racist. Okay.
by alfa
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pope visits Thailand
Replies: 47
Views: 1451

Re: Pope visits Thailand

Greetings, Unfortunately it probably won't amount to much, when the man regards himself as above the scriptures of his own tradition. Nice gesture, although I hope it doesn't serve to legitimize him at all in Thailand. Metta, Paul. :) I thought he was more open, more liberal, and therefore less jud...