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by zerotime
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Abhidhamma Resources
Replies: 52
Views: 29146

Re: Abhidhamma Resources

Dhammasangani tr. by U. Khine

https://uploadfiles.io/v67sy
by zerotime
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Critiquing the life of Stephen Hawking
Replies: 121
Views: 2807

Re: RIP Stephen Hawking

dylanj wrote: for example he says that this is the only universe, there was nothing before the big bang, there was no time before the big bang.
really? :shock:
it sounds really bizarre. How something can arise from a nothingness?
by zerotime
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Are spiritual people depressed and unhappy and poor?
Replies: 33
Views: 1214

Re: Are spiritual people depressed and unhappy and poor?

agree with your remarks about the market with the sadness. I think it is interesting the SN 35.97, in where the missing of joy appears to be related with a lack of restraint regarding the senses and intellect. In our times the overstimulation of the senses and using information is the rule, although...
by zerotime
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Are spiritual people depressed and unhappy and poor?
Replies: 33
Views: 1214

Re: Are spiritual people depressed and unhappy and poor?

https://amp.businessinsider.com/images/56b381f5dd0895c4558b46ad-960-946.png http://www.businessinsider.com/countries-largest-antidepressant-drug-users-2016-2 "The Blessed One said: "And how does one dwell in heedlessness? When a monk dwells without restraint over the faculty of the eye, the mind is...
by zerotime
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ajahn Brahm Responds To "Secular Mindfulness"
Replies: 56
Views: 1632

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: 56
Views: 1632

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: 56
Views: 1632

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: 56
Views: 1632

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: 56
Views: 1632

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: 56
Views: 1632

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: 56
Views: 1632

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: 69466

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: 69466

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: 1008

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: 2907

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...