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by santa100
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does a Buddha Suffer after Enlightenment
Replies: 21
Views: 227

Re: Does a Buddha Suffer after Enlightenment

Ānanda, I am now old, worn out, venerable, one who has traversed life’s path, I have reached the term of life, which is eighty. Just as an old cart is made to go by being held together with straps, so the Tathagata’s body is kept going by being strapped up. It is only when the Tathagata withdraws h...
by santa100
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?
Replies: 115
Views: 1107

Re: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?

Sam Vara wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:40 am
dylanj wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:02 am
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Dylan, many thanks for a very comprehensive answer. Appreciated. :anjali:
+1
by santa100
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How do you train for Sila?
Replies: 14
Views: 211

Re: How do you train for Sila?

I remember a member here calling another "you violent fatty" but I have no doubt he/she keeps all the precepts (he/she is a real serious practitioner) Notice the precepts apply to all three gateways: mind, body, and speech. One who calls another "violent fatty" apparently still needs to work more o...
by santa100
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which Sutta I this ?
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: Which Sutta I this ?

Probably a summarized version of Iti 1.9 - Iti 1.13
by santa100
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Without the knowledge , is there a self ?
Replies: 35
Views: 550

Re: Without the knowledge , is there a self ?

Just by living a normal life, one develops the sense of 'me'. But you have to have knowledge, which is the result of experience, in order to develop this sense of 'me' and articulate it. I don't understand the difficulty of explaining this. I'm certainly not the one who made it difficult or complic...
by santa100
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Without the knowledge , is there a self ?
Replies: 35
Views: 550

Re: Without the knowledge , is there a self ?

Just by living a normal life, one develops the sense of 'me'. But you have to have knowledge, which is the result of experience, in order to develop this sense of 'me' and articulate it. I don't understand the difficulty of explaining this. I'm certainly not the one who made it difficult or complic...
by santa100
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Without the knowledge , is there a self ?
Replies: 35
Views: 550

Re: Without the knowledge , is there a self ?

The short answer is yes. It is impossible for anyone to do anything without knowledge. It is how we learn to function in the world and with others. You simply refer to your bodily actions as mine, not his or hers. This doesn't imply that there is an actual entity inside of the body. It is just how ...
by santa100
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Without the knowledge , is there a self ?
Replies: 35
Views: 550

Re: Without the knowledge , is there a self ?

Do you think the animals has any notion of self according to Buddha's teaching ? Another redundant question. With all of your recently added criteria about "self" that makes it obviously impossible for even that kid in your scenario, why bother asking about animals? By the way, my questions did not...
by santa100
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Without the knowledge , is there a self ?
Replies: 35
Views: 550

Re: Without the knowledge , is there a self ?

I would say the kid without worldly education without a single word of knowledge , only able to survive instinctively like animal in the jungle . He would not have a sense of self in accordance with Buddha's teaching . Where the Buddha taught the self view means to take the five aggregates as somet...
by santa100
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Without the knowledge , is there a self ?
Replies: 35
Views: 550

Re: Without the knowledge , is there a self ?

What do you mean the kid have sense of self ? If you elaborate clearly maybe I can answer . I meant exactly what I asked you: Does that kid in your scenario need any knowledge/education for him to do things that benefit himself? Does he need any knowledge/training to have a sense of "I", "mine", an...
by santa100
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Without the knowledge , is there a self ?
Replies: 35
Views: 550

Re: Without the knowledge , is there a self ?

James Tan wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:35 am
You must be mistaken the feeling or sense of being alive to be the sense of having permanent self which is self view and self identity .
I asked you a very simple question and you're still unable to give a simple answer.
by santa100
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Without the knowledge , is there a self ?
Replies: 35
Views: 550

Re: Without the knowledge , is there a self ?

Self identity is the perception or recognition of one's characteristics as a particular individual, and sameness of a thing with itself. The sense of being alive (existence) is different from the sense of a permanent self ! The permanent being or permanent self which is self view is something occur...
by santa100
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Shambhala international
Replies: 17
Views: 305

Re: Shambhala international

He was an "interesting character" all right.
by santa100
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Without the knowledge , is there a self ?
Replies: 35
Views: 550

Re: Without the knowledge , is there a self ?

I think you are equating physical processes with a sense of self. Self identity is psychological. That is where suffering resides. No dhammas have a sense of self. A sense of self is an assumption not an ultimate reality. You equate rebirth with a self that dies and takes rebirth. This is not Buddh...