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by Zom
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Armenian PM Sarkisian Resigns, Thousands Celebrate
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: Armenian PM Sarkisian Resigns, Thousands Celebrate

If everything sounds so similar to you, consider this one little fact: Thousands of Russians migrate to US every year (~250.000 Russians are playing annual "Green Card" lottery for US citizenship). No americans migrate to Russia every year 8-) The only people who migrate to Russia are those from bro...
by Zom
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Re: Vinnanam Anidassanam. General Theravada Version.
Replies: 38
Views: 622

Re: Vinnanam Anidassanam. General Theravada Version.

Craving, clinging, ignorance, delusion, conceit... everything fits here .)
by Zom
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Re: Vinnanam Anidassanam. General Theravada Version.
Replies: 38
Views: 622

Re: Vinnanam Anidassanam. General Theravada Version.

I can let go, because it's not annihilation
You will let go until you pick it up again in this case ) Craving is bad, get rid of it.
by Zom
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Re: Vinnanam Anidassanam. General Theravada Version.
Replies: 38
Views: 622

Re: Vinnanam Anidassanam. General Theravada Version.

annihilation cannot be a worthy goal

nirvana is a worthy goal

hence nirvana cannot be annihilation

to seek annihilation is suicidal, madness
Don't worry. There is nothing valuable to keep - cravings, clingings and ignorance included 8-) So you can safely let go of everything.
by Zom
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Armenian PM Sarkisian Resigns, Thousands Celebrate
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: Armenian PM Sarkisian Resigns, Thousands Celebrate

What's wrong with your country? 1. Unimaginable corruption on all levels of government, including Putin himself with (at the very minimum) 2 billion dollars stolen money . 2. Neo-totalitarism, persecution of all political forces which offer an alternative to Putin. This results even in murders . 3....
by Zom
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Armenian PM Sarkisian Resigns, Thousands Celebrate
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: Armenian PM Sarkisian Resigns, Thousands Celebrate

Ye, very nice. Our country will be the last prolly. Too many tv-zombified people. When they all die out, young generation will do the change.
by Zom
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Re: Vinnanam Anidassanam. General Theravada Version.
Replies: 38
Views: 622

Re: Vinnanam Anidassanam. General Theravada Version.

how can Contact upon which the delineation of Consciousness depends occur without Four Primary Elements having a footing? No footing means they don't settle inside the mind, at least, in Buddha's answer. Why? Because craving for them is no more in arahant's mind. If we add your [cravings for] it re...
by Zom
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: middle path and the three views
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: middle path and the three views

I am confused about one thing The confusion is about middle path and the three views being, nonbeing and being-and-nonbeing. This is not really that hard to understand. All wrong views on this matter are based entirely and without an exception on so called "self-views" or "views about self", also k...
by Zom
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Re: Vinnanam Anidassanam. General Theravada Version.
Replies: 38
Views: 622

Re: Vinnanam Anidassanam. General Theravada Version.

Essentially, you seem to be asserting the Buddha taught about a secret 7th consciousness to a householder named Kevatta in DN 11 You've got it wrong. Vinnanam Anidassanam can be any kind of 6-class consciousness, which is devoid of greed, hatred, and delusion. There is no "special nibbanic consciou...
by Zom
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Re: Vinnanam Anidassanam. General Theravada Version.
Replies: 38
Views: 622

Re: Vinnanam Anidassanam

Here long & short
coarse & fine
fair & foul
name & form
are all brought to an end.
How to read it:

Here, [cravings for] long & short
coarse & fine
fair & foul
name & form -
are all brought to an end.
by Zom
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Re: Vinnanam Anidassanam. General Theravada Version.
Replies: 38
Views: 622

Re: Vinnanam Anidassanam. General Theravada Version.

Split from this Classical Theravada thread: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=31737#p468800 mikenz66 Vinnana is a limb of DO. This vinnana has the bases of 5 aggregates. But vinnanam anidassansm is beyond DO as it means Consciouness without surface or without features. Vinnanam anidassan...
by Zom
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is this missing ingredient between Jhanas and Nibbana?
Replies: 21
Views: 290

Re: What is this missing ingredient between Jhanas and Nibbana?

What is this missing ingredient between Jhanas and Nibbana?
Right Views is that missing ingredient.
by Zom
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Which translation do you prefer: V Thanissaro or V Bodhi's ?
Replies: 54
Views: 3905

Re: Which translation do you prefer: V Thanissaro or V Bodhi's ?

Ven Bodhi's versions are supreme. Ven Thanissaro's eternalism terms like "unbinding" or "becoming" is a failure.
by Zom
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Is MN 140 a fake sutta?
Replies: 8
Views: 291

Re: Is MN 140 a fake sutta?

On what grounds do you consider a sutta to be a not-fake? 8-)
by Zom
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why are you practising Buddhism?
Replies: 26
Views: 532

Re: Why are you practising Buddhism?

The goal in the Nikayas isn’t the worldly improvements above One of the goals in Nikayas *is* wordly improvements. Buddha keeps saying again and again: 1) happiness in this life 2) in future lives 2) of nibbana. but even though I can say the goal is Cessation Of Existence, I’m not really sure where...
by Zom
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 231
Views: 3365

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

That's how I understand it. I don't know why all the fuss about it. Because suttas never go into details, and people do want them -) Gombrich makes the interesting observation (I'm not sure if it's true) that DO is unique in that there is an account of the Buddha saying that it is deep and extremel...
by Zom
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 231
Views: 3365

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

My opinion is that DO has nothing to do with 1-2-3 lives or moment-to-moment-ness. It just shows generally how and why suffering exists, without any kind of precise details. Key to such opinion is Upanisa sutta: "Just as, monks, when rain descends heavily upon some mountaintop, the water flows down ...
by Zom
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If _you_ don't believe in rebirth, can _you_ be reborn?
Replies: 54
Views: 787

Re: If _you_ don't believe in rebirth, can _you_ be reborn?

We need at least a provisional list of wrong views! If we take 3 cases where Buddha connects rebirth in hell/animal world with views, we ll see that these are: - a belief "I'm a bad person, I did bad things, and thus I will be (must) born in hell". - a belief "War is good, soldiers are nice, killin...
by Zom
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If _you_ don't believe in rebirth, can _you_ be reborn?
Replies: 54
Views: 787

Re: If _you_ don't believe in rebirth, can _you_ be reborn?

An example of the former are the Kalamas; the Buddha didn't tell them that they are sure to be reborn as animals or in hell, but taught them about the four assurances. There is no single statement in the suttas that "one who doesn't believe in rebirth will get rebirth in hell". So, this statement i...
by Zom
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If _you_ don't believe in rebirth, can _you_ be reborn?
Replies: 54
Views: 787

Re: If _you_ don't believe in rebirth, can _you_ be reborn?

Stevenson's studies on rebirths is a physical survey only. It does not mention or has no reference to one's beliefs or even the religions of his study personel. His studies showed that different people without belief in reincarnation or "next life" or "heaven" (whatever) were born again as human be...