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by DarwidHalim
Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A few ethics questions re: killing
Replies: 21
Views: 2811

Re: A few ethics questions re: killing

This is because you have the concept of death as something real death. If you really have death as just a erroneous pointer, you will really feel you never born and you never die. If this word die and born can cause discomfort, it shows that concept has deeply inside us. If someone who has ability t...
by DarwidHalim
Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Aggregate?
Replies: 231
Views: 22486

Re: Aggregate?

Yes. As we know, How we see determine our next action. We take out the wood statue of buddha from this temple and we use it as a fire wood. One monk say: you are sinful, you burn the statue of Buddha. Another monk say: you are stupid, I burn the wood. So, is that appearance a statue or a wood? They ...
by DarwidHalim
Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Aggregate?
Replies: 231
Views: 22486

Re: Aggregate?

He uses suttas and mindfulness practice. Yes, I just want to see which Sutta is that. Because the problem is this: He perceive aggregate as aggregate. (like in MN1) This main conflict is the first word of Aggregate. Actually the first word aggregate should not be aggregate, it should be just appear...
by DarwidHalim
Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Aggregate?
Replies: 231
Views: 22486

Re: Aggregate?

Ñāṇa wrote: Ven. Ñāṇananda has done some of the leg work on this.
Do you know where can I find his research work?

It will be interesting to see how He can draw the same conclusion with Chandrakirti.
by DarwidHalim
Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A few ethics questions re: killing
Replies: 21
Views: 2811

Re: A few ethics questions re: killing

In the kesi Sutta provided by Bhikku Pesala, we can see that even Buddha can kill someone. I do not see killing as killing. I see killing as just another form of activity. I can't really kill someone anyway, even I cut his head, in the next second he just appear in another form. When I decide to do ...
by DarwidHalim
Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A few ethics questions re: killing
Replies: 21
Views: 2811

Re: A few ethics questions re: killing

In my opinion, not all killing goes against ethics. There are situations you really have no choice according to your best judgement at that moment. You don't kill him for fun. You don't kill him because you are angry. You don't kill him because you are crazy. If because of buddhism, it makes us idio...
by DarwidHalim
Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Re: The Buddha/arahants/jhana and pain
Replies: 74
Views: 8248

Re: The Buddha/arahants/jhana and pain

Who is experiencing? Hi Darwid, Not who (a "thing"), but what (a process). Answer: the pañcaupādānakhanda . Best, Daniel Daniel, It is very important for us to differentiate between "......" and ....... The inability to differentiate "......" and ....... will hinder the liberation of that person in...
by DarwidHalim
Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Re: The Buddha/arahants/jhana and pain
Replies: 74
Views: 8248

Re: The Buddha/arahants/jhana and pain

Dropping labels and concepts, does not stop the appearances to manifest. Dropping labels and concepts, does not stop the thoughts to manifest. You can have millions of thoughts to manifest as results from various kammas- I am sitting, the fire is burning, this is tree, this is book, i am angry, I am...
by DarwidHalim
Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Re: The Buddha/arahants/jhana and pain
Replies: 74
Views: 8248

Re: The Buddha/arahants/jhana and pain

Dropping labels and conceptualizing does not stop the appearance (manifestation in experience) of that activity. (which, it should be noted, requires attention towards that, to be clearly manifest.) Darwid is making an overly big hullaballoo about dropping concepts, using that to foment the extreme...
by DarwidHalim
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Re: The Buddha/arahants/jhana and pain
Replies: 74
Views: 8248

Re: The Buddha/arahants/jhana and pain

In the past, I really differentiate what Is pleasant as absolutely / definitely pleasant. What is unpleasant as unpleasant. But the more I look at it, the more I can see for myself, it is just the game of my mind. Reality move just like that. When I see mountain eruption, before I see that as natura...
by DarwidHalim
Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Aggregate?
Replies: 231
Views: 22486

Re: Aggregate?

This sutta: "The world in general, Kaccaayana, inclines to two views, to existence or to non-existence. But for him who, with the highest wisdom, sees the uprising of the world as it really is, 'non-existence of the world' does not apply, and for him who, with highest wisdom, sees the passing away o...
by DarwidHalim
Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Aggregate?
Replies: 231
Views: 22486

Re: Aggregate?

The five groups are the heavy load, The seizing of the load is man[self]. Holding it is misery, Laying down the load is bliss. Laying down this heavy load, And no other taking up, By uprooting all desire, Hunger's stilled, Nibbaana's gained. http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn22/sn22.022....
by DarwidHalim
Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Aggregate?
Replies: 231
Views: 22486

Re: Aggregate?

Retro: Believing in aggregates is a more refined classification than believing in atman This is indeed very true. Actually, everyday we are killing ourselves. We are actually putting ourselves deeper and deeper into the mud. And the way we kill ourselves is very interesting. We reject the existence...
by DarwidHalim
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Aggregate?
Replies: 231
Views: 22486

Re: Aggregate?

Greetings Darwid, So, how can there are aggregate of feeling, perception, etc., when there is no owner? Since there is no owner that ever make them. Because when one erroneously perceives an owner for them, that "owner" itself is a perception etc. and lands back in the domain of the aggregates. Met...
by DarwidHalim
Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Aggregate?
Replies: 231
Views: 22486

Re: Aggregate?

Kirk,

Please try to avoid jargon, since jargon doesn't help.

If we want to use Pali, we need people who understand Pali. If we only understand one or two words, it is also no use.