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by zerotime
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ajahn Brahm Responds To "Secular Mindfulness"
Replies: 53
Views: 778

Re: Ajahn Brahm Responds To "Secular Mindfulness"

Schopenhauer was a force of nature, one of my favorite passages :twothumbsup: agree :) "In the case of the one who is dead, who has completed his time, his bodily fabrications have ceased & subsided, his verbal fabrications ... his mental fabrications have ceased & subsided, his vitality is exhaust...
by zerotime
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ajahn Brahm Responds To "Secular Mindfulness"
Replies: 53
Views: 778

Re: Ajahn Brahm Responds To "Secular Mindfulness"

Hi Mike, This is one of the points I was trying to stress in this thread: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=30921#p451130 Unfortunately, that thread seemed to wander off into other issues, and into blanket assertions that: "namarupa means XXX", rather than a careful discussion of what the...
by zerotime
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ajahn Brahm Responds To "Secular Mindfulness"
Replies: 53
Views: 778

Re: Ajahn Brahm Responds To "Secular Mindfulness"

I say the opposite. Materialism or Theism are creationisms. I say the opposite thing.
by zerotime
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ajahn Brahm Responds To "Secular Mindfulness"
Replies: 53
Views: 778

Re: Ajahn Brahm Responds To "Secular Mindfulness"

When brain injury occurs, mental impairment occurs. I think this is enough prima facie evidence for reasonable people that the existence of mind is somehow related to matter (materiality); despite the fact it cannot be definitively proved, either way. that's a good point. Neurons are very similar t...
by zerotime
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ajahn Brahm Responds To "Secular Mindfulness"
Replies: 53
Views: 778

Re: Ajahn Brahm Responds To "Secular Mindfulness"

This baseless, unverified & badly argued idea is unrelated to Buddhism. The Buddha never spoke like this. This kind of thinking is similar to Christians who try to argue that God created the universe. The Buddha spoke as follow: 1. This is suffering. 2. This is the arising of suffering. 3. This is ...
by zerotime
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ajahn Brahm Responds To "Secular Mindfulness"
Replies: 53
Views: 778

Re: Ajahn Brahm Responds To "Secular Mindfulness"

The arising of consciousness according the Buddha teaching depends of nama-rupa, and also the arising of nama-rupa depends from consciusness. 'Name-&-form doesn't exist when consciousness doesn't exist 'Consciousness doesn't exist when name-&-form doesn't exist. - SN 12.65 so there is not place for...
by zerotime
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ajahn Brahm Responds To "Secular Mindfulness"
Replies: 53
Views: 778

Re: Ajahn Brahm Responds To "Secular Mindfulness"

Yes, I've never been able to understand how the mind is separate from the brain. Is anyone able to explain this in plain English for me? Do you believe it is joined?. Then both are the same thing or different things? The arising of consciousness according the Buddha teaching depends of nama-rupa, a...
by zerotime
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How common is stream entry?
Replies: 527
Views: 63129

Re: How common is stream entry?

friend, you cannot enter the stream without permanently keeping the five precepts. see my comment earlier in the thread excerpting the sotāpanna handbook :redherring: What's the deep sense of "keeping the precepts"?. Should be referred to the the last minute, the last day, the last month, the last ...
by zerotime
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How common is stream entry?
Replies: 527
Views: 63129

Re: How common is stream entry?

I tend to agree with your assessment, but not the part about being heedless. Being mindful and diligent should be a condition for sotapanna. Perfect virtues come about on their own through right conduct, etc., and the intention of mindfulness and diligence. When you act in accordance with principle...
by zerotime
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: 30 hours without any sleep and counting
Replies: 23
Views: 488

Re: 30 hours without any sleep and counting

don't discard external reasons. There is a growing mass of people dragging this problem through years, and sometimes it has to do with electrical equipment in the home causing electrical fields, ultrasounds, waves, etc.. Specially in the bedroom. Here some general info: https://livingnow.com.au/slee...
by zerotime
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Stream-entry: Would you know?
Replies: 36
Views: 2230

Re: Stream-entry: Would you know?

But since a stream enterer has much more work to do... would such a person never, say, utter a harsh word or engage in a bit of idle chit-chat? I'm wondering if that's how "possessing virtues.. complete and perfect" should be understood. yes. Harsh speech is eradicated before arhanthood at the anag...
by zerotime
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: The arising of the four paths endures for only one mind-moment
Replies: 55
Views: 2270

Re: The arising of the four paths endures for only one mind-moment

theY wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:36 am
For my every replies, I have a very terrible english, and conversation manner.
no offense in your words!. Thanks for your contributions
by zerotime
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: The arising of the four paths endures for only one mind-moment
Replies: 55
Views: 2270

Re: The arising of the four paths endures for only one mind-moment

It seems that the Abhidhamma, and certainly the commentaries, in effect see the paṭipanna person as one who ‘is practising’ for the realization of the stream-entry-fruit only in the sense of ‘has been practising, but has now momentarily brought this to perfection’, rather than one who is currently ...
by zerotime
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: The arising of the four paths endures for only one mind-moment
Replies: 55
Views: 2270

Re: The arising of the four paths endures for only one mind-moment

theY wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:46 am
if that bhikkhu enlightening nibbāna as sotāpanna, and if then that sotāpanna go ahead to practice lokiya-magga for sakadāgāmi-ariya's enlightenment.
Do you know texts or works summarizing that practice of lokiya-magga at that point?. Curious to know how the practice can be focused at that point
by zerotime
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Debt to ones parents
Replies: 51
Views: 1046

Re: Debt to ones parents

Note that the Samacitta Sutta does not ascribe the debt to the fact that a child's parents conceived him and his mother then carried him to term. It ascribes it only to actions performed by the parents for the child's sake after he was born. That being so, I believe the sutta is most reasonably rea...
by zerotime
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What is it about Hollywood?
Replies: 40
Views: 1417

Re: What is it about Hollywood?

in other places there are explanations in that same frame, in where for every action there is a retribution of hell or heaven. This frame of explanation appears in many other situations. Just I note the actor's job or the Theater it is not in the list of the five ways of life to avoid taught by the ...
by zerotime
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Debt to ones parents
Replies: 51
Views: 1046

Re: Debt to ones parents

maybe the discussion is too much focused in "persons". The Buddha words on the reasons for that debt are rooted in the good actions not in the bad ones. For instance, a children will keep a debt for his life because the action of their parents by keeping the pregnancy 9 months, the feeding, etc. Sti...
by zerotime
Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Phassa and the cessation of phassa?
Replies: 141
Views: 3564

Re: Phassa and the cessation of phassa?

Ajahn Buddhadasa had some interesting words on phassa: "To explain the Paticcasamuppada theoretically or technically takes a long time. It could take one or two months for just this single matter, because in the field of theory it's been expounded more and more as a subject of psychology and philoso...
by zerotime
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Past Buddhas and Earth
Replies: 10
Views: 655

Re: Past Buddhas and Earth

whynotme wrote: The level of destruction of the later ones are larger than the former ones.
also when we go to sleep the world is destroyed in some level. Time and reality are strange things.
by zerotime
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Muhammad - Worthy of respect?
Replies: 154
Views: 4751

Re: Muhammad - Worthy of respect?

we should respect (despite no agreement) any person even criminals because people acts according conditions and kamma. So still more with the founders of the great religions. Cannot understand the later insistence in this board with Islam despite there is an high interest in the world to use the Isl...