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by Zom
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Buddha hasn't forgotten about us
Replies: 58
Views: 404

Re: The Buddha hasn't forgotten about us

Don't be a lazy, careless Buddhist Zom. Know what eternalism is and isn't. Indeed, don't be careless, read thoughtfully what Buddha says in hundreds of suttas about sakkaya-ditthi. You can start with DN1, but MN 102 for example is a nice (overlooked often) text as well. MN 22 too. The problem is, e...
by Zom
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Buddha hasn't forgotten about us
Replies: 58
Views: 404

Re: The Buddha hasn't forgotten about us

there are lots of eternalists, prolly you are one of them,
Hardly 8-) Eternalists are those who pushes forward ideas about eternal mind, transcendent buddhas, indescribable nibbana, etc etc etc. Backdoor to samsara is opened wide for them -)
by Zom
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Buddha hasn't forgotten about us
Replies: 58
Views: 404

Re: The Buddha hasn't forgotten about us

Buddha said he is not a human, while being alive having a human body. Depends on translation. Ven. Bodhi puts it this way: (1) “Could you be a deva, sir?”696 “I will not be a deva, brahmin.” (2) “Could you be a gandhabba, sir?”697 “I will not be a gandhabba, brahmin.” (3) “Could you be a yakkha, si...
by Zom
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Money
Replies: 12
Views: 2334

Re: Money

Hi, I'm having difficulties between me and my wife when it comes to our wealth. Both of us work full time with 2 young children. My feeling is that my wife squanders our income on various fads (health fads, makeovers, etc), spending online, clothes, alcohol, etc. We both have good wages coming into...
by Zom
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Buddha hasn't forgotten about us
Replies: 58
Views: 404

Re: The Buddha hasn't forgotten about us

Buddha is not a person and the Nibbana is not a place.
HE'S GONE buddy! He's gone!
Only selfish conceit wants to be remembered anyways.
This. 8-)


For those who likes Transcendent Buddha there is a nice Mahayana religion nearby 8-)
by Zom
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can a sotāpanna committ suicide?
Replies: 81
Views: 1076

Re: Can a sotāpanna committ suicide?

IB Horner writes ""
It's a pity only theravadin commentaries survived. It would be really interesting and beneficial to read commentaries from other earliest schools 8-)
by Zom
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahant and Vibhava Tanha
Replies: 13
Views: 115

Re: Arahant and Vibhava Tanha

The question is , What is Lust , Desire , Craving ,
Is this Has to do with 5/6 sense objects only ?!
Or nothing to do with wishes to live and die?
Of course it has. To live is, actually, to experience 6/12 sense bases.
by Zom
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahant and Vibhava Tanha
Replies: 13
Views: 115

Re: Arahant and Vibhava Tanha

Vibhava is annihilation of bhava . Vibhavatanha is craving for non-existence. The crucial word here is craving. While vibhava is nowhere explained in the suttas, still, there is a lot about craving, which doesn't actually lead out of samsara. I think bhavatanha is simple (but fundamental) desire to...
by Zom
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Gandhabba
Replies: 37
Views: 1347

Re: The Gandhabba

It doesn't really make sense, if that's just it. There has to be more material. Otherwise there is an antarabhāva. And we know that no such thing exists in Theravāda. Orthodox theravadins don't care much about cogency in such uncomfortable doctrine cases. They just say "this is what is meant" and y...
by Zom
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Gandhabba
Replies: 37
Views: 1347

Re: The Gandhabba

eternal changing soul is perhaps correct. Eternal cannot exist without unchanging, since if something is changing, then it exists because of particular impermanent conditions, and when they cease, this thing ceases too. This is called Iddapaccayata, the main buddhist principle. One's personal samsa...
by Zom
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Gandhabba
Replies: 37
Views: 1347

Re: The Gandhabba

So the gandhabba is something like a "virtual being" in the manner of a "virtual particle"? As far as I understood, Commy just says that it is a dying person, that's it .) While I generally enjoy his hermeneutics of Theravada, I find that his 'gandhabba' sounds a bit too much like a soul for me; es...
by Zom
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can a sotāpanna committ suicide?
Replies: 81
Views: 1076

Re: Can a sotāpanna committ suicide?

then what are the evidences he was ariya before that?
Most clear evidences are in Channa sutta SN 35.87. Channa does say there a statement, elsewhere identified as samma-ditthi. Putthujana doesn't have such view.
by Zom
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Rapture and Pleasure (Piti Sukha) Experienced in Nibbana? It Seems So!
Replies: 113
Views: 2440

Re: Are Rapture and Pleasure (Piti Sukha) Experienced in Nibbana? It Seems So!

I know scholar monks who disagree with that.
World-known Eternalist Thanissaro, yes, I know 8-) Quite strange how some learned buddhists end up with being brahmanists :roll:
by Zom
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Rapture and Pleasure (Piti Sukha) Experienced in Nibbana? It Seems So!
Replies: 113
Views: 2440

Re: Are Rapture and Pleasure (Piti Sukha) Experienced in Nibbana? It Seems So!

clearly that is what it means, do you want to read the chapter? It is called Experiencing Nibbana. Yes, impermanent conditioned arahant's consiousness aka "vinnyana adissana" is experiencing nibbana. That is what he says, and all other scholar monks .) The consiousness itself is NOT nibbana. Nibban...
by Zom
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Rapture and Pleasure (Piti Sukha) Experienced in Nibbana? It Seems So!
Replies: 113
Views: 2440

Re: Are Rapture and Pleasure (Piti Sukha) Experienced in Nibbana? It Seems So!

Sure lets end it with a Mahasi Sayadaw quote;
I hope you do understand that he doesn't mean that "vinnyanam adissanam" = "nibbana" 8-)