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by brahmabull
Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: dhammas
Replies: 58
Views: 4614

Re: dhammas

I would agree with the previous poster Nana that indeed there is no difference in views. The Mahayana/Vajrayana add special methods to 1) add merit to teach in the three realms; 2) go fast. 1) and 2), so they claim, but then I'd go with the claim of the Satipatthana Sutta. Buit again, stay on topic...
by brahmabull
Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: dhammas
Replies: 58
Views: 4614

Re: dhammas

I would agree with the previous poster Nana that indeed there is no difference in views. The Mahayana/Vajrayana add special methods to 1) add merit to teach in the three realms; 2) go fast.
by brahmabull
Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: dhammas
Replies: 58
Views: 4614

Re: dhammas

. . . Does not answer the question. I think it does. There is no object that objectively corresponds to what is perceived because it is perception itself that synthesizes its objects after having been conditioned approriately. Kind regards You are harboring a gross misunderstanding of impermanence....
by brahmabull
Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: http://www.protobuddhism.com/ (Ven. Punnaji)
Replies: 26
Views: 3992

Re: http://www.protobuddhism.com/ (Ven. Punnaji)

This guy gets it. He is fantastic. I'm in love.
by brahmabull
Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: dhammas
Replies: 58
Views: 4614

Re: dhammas

That is brilliant. Thanks for sharing that Tilt. For me, it describes the experience during insight meditation where Dhammas are perceived rising and falling in rapid succession, just like froth. Like bubbles effervescing. Waves of phenomena shimmering like auroras. Man that sounds so cool. What's ...
by brahmabull
Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Should the world exist?
Replies: 19
Views: 1200

Re: Should the world exist?

Sherab wrote:What does it mean to be beyond existence and non-existence?
12-links are birth and death, existence and non-existence. Nibbana is the deathless. "Consciousness without surface, without feature, luminous all around."
by brahmabull
Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: dhammas
Replies: 58
Views: 4614

Re: dhammas

Brahmabull i have to disagree with teaching that samsara is nibbana samsara is cycles of suffering it is 31 plains of existence it includes the sense sphere realm it includes the fine material realm it includes the immaterial realm if we look at the suttas the one is free from this world using unes...
by brahmabull
Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Should the world exist?
Replies: 19
Views: 1200

Re: Should the world exist?

So what was the point in proposing the alternative, given that it's illogical and imponderable? This hypothetical question is neither illogical nor imponderable. It's not illogical as this reality, as opposed to the one in which we live, is free from suffering.. and freedom from suffering is the go...
by brahmabull
Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Should the world exist?
Replies: 19
Views: 1200

Re: Should the world exist?

Answer: No. It arises from an error. But it is here nonetheless and worlds will continue to arise forever. There's no use celebrating it or pouting about it. Our job is to awaken from the dream and help others to do so as well.
by brahmabull
Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:43 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Cause and Result
Replies: 22
Views: 1412

Re: Cause and Result

DarwidHalim wrote::rofl:

May be.

Well, please don't assume I want to ask which one come first.

That silly topic Father and Son particularly is quite important.
This is the point at which those in the know will give you no further response. If we were face to face, you would be looking at a blank stare.
by brahmabull
Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:53 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Father And Son
Replies: 9
Views: 572

Re: Father And Son

The question is not just a simple one, which one come first, father or son? The question is a pointless one — like many of your previous questions. You're in danger of being added to my ignore list since I don't think you're really interested in learning about the Buddha's teaching. You're beginnin...
by brahmabull
Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Source of consciousness Vs Object of consciousness
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Re: Source of consciousness Vs Object of consciousness

DarwidHalim wrote:Let's use example between eyes consciousness and a car.

Without a car as an object, can we have eyes consciousness?
No. You have eye + car = eye perception.
by brahmabull
Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Cause and Result
Replies: 22
Views: 1412

Re: Cause and Result

DarwidHalim wrote:Oh yes, you are right.

However, that is not what I want to ask. What I want to ask is cause and result.

Can they occur simultaneously?
Irrelevant to a dhamma discussion. This topic is an endless metaphysical speculation.
by brahmabull
Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Cause and Result
Replies: 22
Views: 1412

Re: Cause and Result

DarwidHalim wrote:Dear Members,

Which one comes first, cause or result?

Can the cause and result exist simultaneously?
Cause and result is a mistranslation of kamma and phala. Kamma is activity. Phala is result. Of course first there is activity, then following that there is a result.
by brahmabull
Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: dhammas
Replies: 58
Views: 4614

Re: dhammas

The quoted Theravada view of dhamma is in complete agreement with Nagarjuna so long as you take the word "arising" to mean an arising in the sense of provisionally saying "arising" and not a "truly arising" arising, because Nagarjuna's main point was that conditional arising is no arising. Then, he ...
by brahmabull
Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why is it called illusion?
Replies: 40
Views: 1813

Re: Why is it called illusion?

Hold on. I asked what the term does refer to. Obviously you cannot give an answer but insist on the validity of the term. I would say that to exaggerate sense perception through labelling it with "reality" is a manifestation of clinging aggregates. So? Please give a sutta quote. I think you made th...
by brahmabull
Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why is it called illusion?
Replies: 40
Views: 1813

Re: Why is it called illusion?

Where does the pondering about "reality" come from when there is no capacity to say what the term "reality" shall refer to? What makes you think of nihilism? :shrug: This bit is nihilism if you are saying "there's no reality to refer to." That would be a view, a view of "no reality." To that view t...
by brahmabull
Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why is it called illusion?
Replies: 40
Views: 1813

Re: Why is it called illusion?

retrofuturist wrote:(In summary, Bhikkhu Bodhi believes in paramattha dhammas as ultimately extant things, and thus falls foul of Buddha's teachings such as SN 12.15)
Not really, b/c paramattha dhamma just means "beyond this nothing else can be said." It doesn't really mean "this is ultimate reality."
by brahmabull
Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why is it called illusion?
Replies: 40
Views: 1813

Re: Why is it called illusion?

Because seeing reality is like an illusion is very different with seeing reality is illusion. Where does the pondering about "reality" come from when there is no capacity to say what the term "reality" shall refer to? Kind regards The Buddha described the world as the six-senses. The Buddha was not...
by brahmabull
Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:57 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why is it called illusion?
Replies: 40
Views: 1813

Re: Why is it called illusion?

Thanks retro for your offer. I am just challenging some of our views. Because seeing reality is like an illusion is very different with seeing reality is illusion. "With the arises of this comes the arising of that..." <--This is the illusory nature of all phenomena. The Buddhist definition of illu...