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by Zom
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?
Replies: 223
Views: 2779

Re: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?

You likely can’t eel wrig your way out of this one ... for instance and in particular ... It seems you just still can't grasp the meaning of what I say. But I'll try again. It depends on how you read the passage. Perhaps you consider here two types of perception, where "cessasion of being" is one, ...
by Zom
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?
Replies: 223
Views: 2779

Re: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?

there is likely no sutta that describes Nirvana as a cessation of perception
Even worse (for you 8-) ) - as there are texts (especially in SN 35 and SN 22 chapters) which describe it as cessation of literally everything .)
by Zom
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arguments against the Pali Canon being authentic?
Replies: 41
Views: 682

Re: Arguments against the Pali Canon being authentic?

What are the arguments that suppose that the Pali Canon is not the literal word of The Buddha? Or that there is nothing at all in the Pali Canon that goes back to the Buddha? The very question should sound like: "What are the arguments that suppose that the Pali Canon is the literal word of The Bud...
by Zom
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?
Replies: 223
Views: 2779

Re: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?

please post from a sutta?
Please re-read the thread, all suttas are there.
by Zom
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Which translation do you prefer: V Thanissaro or V Bodhi's ?
Replies: 72
Views: 5030

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

I am not sure which in which context you are taking issue with "becoming" but "unbinding" always seemed like a synonym for unraveling or disentanglement, ultimately the end or a cessation of "a tangle", so i don't mind it. The very translation is incorrect and misleading. The word nirvāṇa, states S...
by Zom
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?
Replies: 223
Views: 2779

Re: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?

Knowledge of release is no different than release itself. Discernment of release; vision of release - these are all synonymous with release. Furthermore, knowledge cannot be non-percepient. Have you ever known your self to be unconscious? When you wake up, you may recall that you were unconscious f...
by Zom
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?
Replies: 223
Views: 2779

Re: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?

how is this different from the statement "after death there is nothing more, all that was is annihilated and there is no more existence". In other words how is Parinibbana of an Arahant different from the idea that naive materialists would hold to be "non-existence after death"? No difference, of c...
by Zom
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?
Replies: 223
Views: 2779

Re: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?

However, do you think knowledge and vision of release can be discerned without a mental faculty (of some sort). How do you explain away “knowledge” and “vision”. Here, the Buddha says in AN 11.1 Can be discerned retrospectively. 1. what is the difference between parinibbana and annihilation of a be...
by Zom
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?
Replies: 223
Views: 2779

Re: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?

Please correct me if I have any misunderstandings. Everything is correct. As for "being", a small but important remark, is that there is in reality actually no "being", but what people call "being" is simply "dukkha". Hence arahant Vajira said this: “Why now do you assume ‘a being’? This is a heap ...
by Zom
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?
Replies: 223
Views: 2779

Re: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?

i think Zom you think that in a context of entire life, like after cessation of perception you may get hit by a rock and you don't feel a thing. I think you are missing the point of dependent origination. You think that after nibbana there is no dependent origination anymore? Vice versa, it seems y...
by Zom
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?
Replies: 223
Views: 2779

Re: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?

MN 59. How can one be non-percipient of pleasure? That's exactly the question those non-buddhist ascetics asked (they asked about feeling, but feeling comes along with perception). Buddha answers: " 'It's not the case, friends, that the Blessed One describes only pleasant feeling as included under ...
by Zom
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?
Replies: 223
Views: 2779

Re: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?

Is one non-percipient in parinibbana?
The very idea of "one in parinibbana" (or, final nibbana, to be more precise) is a wrong view (eternalist self-view).
by Zom
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni in the First Buddhist Council
Replies: 23
Views: 316

Re: Bhikkhuni in the First Buddhist Council

Did Upali recite the Vinaya that applied to both the Bhikkhu and Bhikkhuni? Yes. Suttas sometimes mention wise bhikkhus, who know both Vinayas. I think only male arahants assembled there. And yes, 500 means just "many". But still, this was only a small part of a bigger Sangha. As for the word, I re...
by Zom
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?
Replies: 223
Views: 2779

Re: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?

two can play at that game 8-) This principle I have discovered is deep, hard to see, hard to understand, peaceful, sublime, beyond the scope of reason, subtle, comprehensible to the astute. But people like attachment, they love it and enjoy it. It’s hard for them to see this thing; that is, specific...