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by Polar Bear
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is the idea that Nibbāna is seen at each of 4 stages of awakening canonical?
Replies: 40
Views: 1663

Re: Is the idea that Nibbāna is seen at each of 4 stages of awakening canonical?

I have always read that the fruit of each stage occurs when the mind experiences Nibbāna...I have never read this in any actual sutta. Is it canonical? If so, is it just in the Abhidhamma or elsewhere? It’s straightforwardly inferable from the Suttas. Were it the case that the sotāpanna had not see...
by Polar Bear
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A few questions about nibbana
Replies: 15
Views: 316

Re: A few questions about nibbana

I think the simple functional approach to nibbana found in the suttas below is preferable to metaphysical speculations and what-have-you. Then Moliyasivaka the wanderer went to the Blessed One and exchanged courteous greetings with him. After an exchange of friendly greetings & courtesies, he sat to...
by Polar Bear
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)
Replies: 96
Views: 1881

Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

Regarding Syria, I think it is very unlikely Russia would directly attack the US navy. It's in neither country's interest, nor the world's for that matter, to go to war. Except there's one little but very important nuance to consider - that is - Putin's sanity. After 18 years of ultimate power he i...
by Polar Bear
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When did you learn the significance of connection?
Replies: 9
Views: 167

Re: When did you learn the significance of connection?

if no grass existed ever, life would continue to unfold and spin, exactly as it does now. No it wouldn’t. Humans evolved in grasslands and so did many large mammals. Without grasslands, we’d never have existed. The first civilizations are also founded on the domestication of grasses, think rice and...
by Polar Bear
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: nāma means name
Replies: 54
Views: 919

Re: vsm asubha

Definitely not. I don't take refuge in non-Buddhist non-practitioners plus Buddhism is a path of realisation. I’m afraid our methodology for understanding ancient texts is so different that there is no point in further conversation. Not that I think you have to understand ancient brahminical ideas ...
by Polar Bear
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: nāma means name
Replies: 54
Views: 919

Re: vsm asubha

name-form is right, mentality-materiality is wrong Yeah, I think it’s important to keep name-form as the translation to preserve the allusion to brahminical ideas. The Brahminical ideas would obviously be different to Buddhist ideas. If these two ideas would be the same, the religions would be the ...
by Polar Bear
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: nāma means name
Replies: 54
Views: 919

Re: vsm asubha

dylanj wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:16 am
name-form is right, mentality-materiality is wrong



Yeah, I think it’s important to keep name-form as the translation to preserve the allusion to brahminical ideas.

:anjali:
by Polar Bear
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: nāma means name
Replies: 54
Views: 919

Re: nāma means name

I think of the aggregates as referring to experience generally, and similarly subject to lust and delight. Do you see name+form and the aggregates as equivalent? And what about consciousness? Name= feeling, apperception, intention, contact, and attention Form is form Form, feeling, and apperception...
by Polar Bear
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: nāma means name
Replies: 54
Views: 919

Re: nāma means name

And rather than trying to get back to some primal state which is itself a form of grasping and spinning around in name and form, the Buddhist eliminates ignorance and thereby transcends name and form via the elimination of delight and lust for name and form, name and form being a way of referring t...
by Polar Bear
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: nāma means name
Replies: 54
Views: 919

Re: nāma means name

Dīgha Nikāya 15 Name = Brahmanism Nāmarūpa-vyākaraṇa (Sanskrit: नामरुपव्याकरण ), in Hindu philosophy, refers to the process of evolution of differentiation into names and forms i.e. to the unfolding of the primal state into the manifest world prior to which unfolding there was nothing that existed;...
by Polar Bear
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dukkha as a property of the objects.
Replies: 9
Views: 230

Re: Dukkha as a property of the objects.

The dukkha inherent in the objects is the dukkha in the sense of not ultimately satisfying. Objects can never bring complete satisfaction because they are impermanent and contingent so if you crave and cling to them then you suffer. But if you see with wisdom that these objects are ultimately unsati...
by Polar Bear
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sexual misconduct
Replies: 11
Views: 243

Re: Sexual misconduct

Check out the old thread here on dhammawheel Porn Free for 90 Days and the website from that thread Your Brain on Porn

:anjali:
by Polar Bear
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism & Amulets?
Replies: 9
Views: 135

Re: Buddhism & Amulets?

"Endowed with these five qualities, a lay follower is an outcaste of a lay follower, a stain of a lay follower, a dregs of a lay follower. Which five? He/she does not have conviction [in the Buddha's Awakening]; is unvirtuous; is eager for protective charms & ceremonies; trusts protective charms & ...
by Polar Bear
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Beautiful and inspiring words about Nibbana
Replies: 22
Views: 593

Re: Beautiful and inspiring words about Nibbana

Seeing the world's deep misery, we both went forth
And are now both free of cankers, with well-tamed minds.
Cooled of passions, we have found deliverance;
Cooled of passions, we have found our freedom.

- Thig 4.1
:anjali:
by Polar Bear
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Creating a Practice When Life is Hard
Replies: 25
Views: 603

Re: Creating a Practice When Life is Hard

Thanks for posting the article. It was interesting and practical to read how the author maintained and developed her Adhiṭṭhāna/determination despite an obstructive amount of dukkha.

:anjali:
by Polar Bear
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dana
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: Dana

I don't know about specific rules now, but I think as far as I have heard, monks are not allowed to ask for many things directly, except when they are invited to do so, and, in case of an emergency, like starving, freezing, dehydrating, sickness: for food, water, shelter and medicine, i.e. the four...
by Polar Bear
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Anxiety
Replies: 29
Views: 692

Re: Anxiety

Given what you’ve said I think it probably isn’t a spinal problem but nevertheless it could be a contributing factor. I had an acute pain in my upper rib cage that I thought was from a muscle I pulled their once but it turned to be a spinal problem and getting my back adjusted and doing a couple of ...
by Polar Bear
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?
Replies: 125
Views: 2864

Re: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?

Coëmgenu wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:25 pm
Hey everybody! Pay attention to us! We're cool too!


:tongue:
Of course, we’d never forget the 51st state :tongue:

I kid, I kid. Seriously though, thanks for not wiping out your wildlife the way the US did in the 19th century.
by Polar Bear
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?
Replies: 125
Views: 2864

Re: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?

Mkoll wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:04 am

If we secede I vote for adopting this flag.

Image

:guns:
I’ll second that
by Polar Bear
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Eyes Open Or Closed During Practice?
Replies: 19
Views: 365

Re: Eyes Open Or Closed During Practice?

In yoga classes I was taught to keep the eyes open and to look down (while keeping the head straight of course) and find a single spot to let the eyes rest on the ground a few feet in front of me. In Buddhist practice I think it is most often taught to close the eyes but not always. When I meditate,...