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by santa100
Wed May 23, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Tanha and Upadana?
Replies: 13
Views: 156

Re: What is the difference between Tanha and Upadana?

From Vism. XVII.242 (see the highlighted parts): Craving is the aspiring to an object that one has not yet reached , like a thief’s stretching out his hand in the dark; clinging is the grasping of an object that one has reached, like the thief’s grasping his objective . These states oppose fewness o...
by santa100
Sun May 20, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Bangkok's death cafe
Replies: 17
Views: 308

Re: Bangkok's death cafe

DNS wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 9:15 pm
WW2 saying,
There are no atheists in foxholes
Exactly.
by santa100
Sun May 20, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 101
Views: 1469

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

Being very poor and being reasonably rich, my understanding is Dukkha in all unenlightened beings are the same. Obviously you've never been very poor. Me neither, but I did have a chance of watching the ghastly videos of starving children in Africa, literally walking skeletons with bloated bellies ...
by santa100
Sun May 20, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Bangkok's death cafe
Replies: 17
Views: 308

Re: Bangkok's death cafe

Actually, this raises an interesting question. Why can't a combat soldier contemplate on death? He can and he does. But it's a tiny bit different between the kind of contemplation done in the deadly heat of the jungle while staring down the gun nozzle of an enemy combatant 20 yards away versus that...
by santa100
Sun May 20, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 101
Views: 1469

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

Aloka wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 8:10 pm
Well...um... you could plan a revolution, santa, or alternatively look upon it all "as a tiger looks at grass".

Thank you for the chat. Goodnight :zzz:
Well...um... the "revolution" part is, again, entirely your idea, Aloka. Be well.
by santa100
Sun May 20, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 101
Views: 1469

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

So what? We don't live in an equal society, what about all the billionaires in other parts of the world? - get used to it! I'm not a royalist, but neither am I interested in reading sick jokes about them. They're human beings, they suffer in their own ways and who knows what's truly in their hearts...
by santa100
Sun May 20, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 101
Views: 1469

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

Prince Harry was in the British Army for about 10 years: and Prince William was a Royal Air Force helicopter rescue pilot for a few years. Of course they had to to generate enough positive public PR for the justification of maintaining a monarchy in 21st century. Have they ever carried out any miss...
by santa100
Sun May 20, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 101
Views: 1469

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

Imagine being born healthy, beautiful, rich, prestigious, never have to work one's behind off a single day to put food on the table and a roof over one's head, etc.. If the Six Realms were right here on earth, no doubt they wouldve belong to the Deva class, the very top tier of the food chain. In te...
by santa100
Sat May 19, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Why can't conceit and wrong view arise together?
Replies: 19
Views: 358

Re: Why can't conceit and wrong view arise together?

I think the confusion is in the word "together". You'll have to be more explicit in what sense do you mean: do you mean "simultaneously together" (time-wise), or "collectively together" (space-wise)? CMA only rejects the "simultaneous" part for the reasons already provided on pages 95 and 96. And ba...
by santa100
Sat May 19, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are the asavas the default state of mind?
Replies: 10
Views: 171

Re: Are the asavas the default state of mind?

If a car is still running, then it's true that it still has fuel in its tank as the default. Of course there's the exception of the "Arahant car" that still keeps running a bit longer after it has depleted all its "fuel" due to residual momentum but it will soon come to a full stop. Another importan...
by santa100
Sat May 19, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Why can't conceit and wrong view arise together?
Replies: 19
Views: 358

Re: Why can't conceit and wrong view arise together?

But according to the definition of "wrong view", when she's occupied with comparing herslef with another, she is seeing things in a distorted way (i.e., accompanied by wrong view). Am I correct? But if one citta is separated from another not by seconds, but milliseconds, microseconds, or even nanos...
by santa100
Tue May 15, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If mind = brain
Replies: 136
Views: 1638

Re: If mind = brain

Please read earlier DNS said , he said it is a good question , this probably is your biased . I think there is nothing for us to continue the conversation , maybe you dislike me and accused me a troll or whatever , it does not matter . I wish you good and well . I simply let the fact speaks for its...
by santa100
Tue May 15, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If mind = brain
Replies: 136
Views: 1638

Re: If mind = brain

Come on santa100 , By Accusing me anything does not Answer the question , what is the meaning of mind ?! Knowing that you're a troll, there's no use for me to give info. Why would I give you any more info. if after 61 posts in the other threads, you still troll with the same topic? An irony you kee...
by santa100
Tue May 15, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If mind = brain
Replies: 136
Views: 1638

Re: If mind = brain

Let's see what you said earlier : "There's no support in the Canon for that. The six sense bases are usually expressed as the five "physical" sense bases plus the mind. If the mind was the same as the brain, it would've been lumped together with the other five to be expressed as the six "physical" ...
by santa100
Tue May 15, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If mind = brain
Replies: 136
Views: 1638

Re: If mind = brain

I searched the mind , it does not come up with sutta provide definition . If there is one, perhaps I am not familiar with the search functionality . That's the problem. You only want to "search", but not to "read". Maybe if you spend some times to actually read the suttas, you'll be able to find ou...
by santa100
Tue May 15, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If mind = brain
Replies: 136
Views: 1638

Re: If mind = brain

James Tan wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 2:42 am
But, no specific definition found on mind itself .
I saw your Read icon and assume you're the type who loves to read and at least browses thru those suttas first before responding.
by santa100
Tue May 15, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If mind = brain
Replies: 136
Views: 1638

Re: If mind = brain

James Tan wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 2:29 am
No, I was wondering if you could refer sutta defining mind ?
There's a whole samyutta on the Salayatana here
by santa100
Tue May 15, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If mind = brain
Replies: 136
Views: 1638

Re: If mind = brain

James Tan wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 1:51 am
Can you refer to any sutta ?
There's no sutta that says mind is the brain. Can you?
by santa100
Tue May 15, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If mind = brain
Replies: 136
Views: 1638

Re: If mind = brain

If mind = brain There's no support in the Canon for that. The six sense bases are usually expressed as the five "physical" sense bases plus the mind. If the mind was the same as the brain, it would've been lumped together with the other five to be expressed as the six "physical" sense bases, but th...
by santa100
Sun May 13, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Practice The Four Protective Meditation?
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Re: Why Practice The Four Protective Meditation?

To see the reason why, it's important to see clearly the purpose of those meditations. These meditations are there primarily to protect you from....yourself, not only to ward off evil spirits and stuff: Metta bhavana to counter anger, Repulsiveness to counter lust, the Buddha against ignorance, and ...