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by SamKR
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Stop thinking as extinction (nibana) ? Shortcut meditation?
Replies: 14
Views: 673

Re: Stop thinking as extinction (nibana) ? Shortcut meditation?

cappuccino wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:40 pm
dylanj wrote:When consciousness is unestablished
And so consciousness remains
No. I think that this is a wrong conclusion based on half a sentence of the translated sutta which itself could possibly be an inaccurate translation.
by SamKR
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Understanding Vinnana and Namarupa is the key to Nibbana?
Replies: 35
Views: 709

Re: Understanding Vinnana and Namarupa is the key to Nibbana?

Understanding Vinnana and Namarupa is the key to Nibbana? After much contemplation, I came up with the above idea. It is important to understand what exactly the meaning of Vinnana and Namarup in Dependent Origination. Vinnana has many meanings. The way I understand the Vinnana in DO means the rebi...
by SamKR
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which realm does the Mara belongs to ?
Replies: 14
Views: 466

Re: Which realm does the Mara belongs to ?

It was said that the Hindu God Shiva is Mara ? Shiva is known as the "destroyer" in some Hindu sects, so that would make some sense, I suppose. No, Shiva is not Mara. What is the source of this view? Shiva has the (or, one of the) highest status in Hinduism -- he is considered the Deva of the Devas.
by SamKR
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is it that take birth ?
Replies: 55
Views: 1795

Re: What is it that take birth ?

Hello , In the paticasamuppada , the Jati link ie birth , referring to what exactly ? Is it birth of a physical body ? A thought take birth ? If it is a thought , it should be at or after sanna link . Suttas and many related texts are very clear that birth includes birth of a new body (at re-birth)...
by SamKR
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Not self - Ven. Yuttadhammo got it wrong too?
Replies: 30
Views: 1009

Re: Not self - Ven. Yuttadhammo got it wrong too?

So Buddha has to come to this world to teach us that everything is not under your control? Is this the biggest discovery of Buddha on that night he enlightened? Does he have to practice eons to learn this? Is this what Buddha taught in Anatta Lakhana sutta? Whoever that Buddha was a very stupid one...
by SamKR
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Self is an Illusion
Replies: 44
Views: 2262

Re: Self is an Illusion

Self (or sense of self) arises. IMO this is a vital distinction which is often glossed over. Self and sense of self , these are quite different things. These two are taken as quite different things (sense of self and really existing self) until the realization of no-self But after realization of no...
by SamKR
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Not self - Ven. Yuttadhammo got it wrong too?
Replies: 30
Views: 1009

Re: Not self - Ven. Yuttadhammo got it wrong too?

In the following video Ven. Yuttadhammo said not-self means nothing under your control. Is this the Theravada teaching? This is not only Theravada teaching but also the teaching of Buddhism in general and even certain parts of Hinduism. Not self - Ven. Yuttadhammo got it wrong too? He did not get i...
by SamKR
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Self is an Illusion
Replies: 44
Views: 2262

Re: Self is an Illusion

The self exists. Only the body exists, not self. Only the mind exists, not self. Only consciousness exists, not self. If the body (or mind, or consciousness) exists then self also exists. Both are abstractions based on conditions like direct experiences and their interpretations. It depends upon wh...
by SamKR
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anicca, Dukkha, and Anatta refer to the consciousness?
Replies: 43
Views: 1017

Re: Anicca, Dukkha, and Anatta refer to the consciousness?

Moreover, why do we need third party validation (suttas), authority, or scripture based beliefs/analyses (I am not saying they are useless; they may be helpful), when direct ordinary experience is vivid and alive right now, and we can verify it right now - easily and with full certainty. If a take ...
by SamKR
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anicca, Dukkha, and Anatta refer to the consciousness?
Replies: 43
Views: 1017

Re: Anicca, Dukkha, and Anatta refer to the consciousness?

Moreover, why do we need third party validation (suttas), authority, or scripture based beliefs/analyses (I am not saying they are useless; they may be helpful), when direct ordinary experience is vivid and alive right now, and we can verify it right now - easily and with full certainty.
by SamKR
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anicca, Dukkha, and Anatta refer to the consciousness?
Replies: 43
Views: 1017

Re: Anicca, Dukkha, and Anatta refer to the consciousness?

There are many suttas that I think support the above. But I am not sure why you labeled the above post as solipsism (not that I find it a derogatory word, and I would be okay with it, but its mainstream definition does not seem to be in line with what my post is implying).
by SamKR
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anicca, Dukkha, and Anatta refer to the consciousness?
Replies: 43
Views: 1017

Re: Anicca, Dukkha, and Anatta refer to the consciousness?

SarathW wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:38 am
But you seem to deny a rock is impermanent
Yes rock is impermanent but is not Dukkha.
Rock (more accurately "rock-idea") is dukkha too. There is no rock (or at least you can never find it) as a consciousness-independent entity except as an idea and form - both of which are dukkha.
by SamKR
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anicca, Dukkha, and Anatta refer to the consciousness?
Replies: 43
Views: 1017

Re: Anicca, Dukkha, and Anatta refer to the consciousness?

You can never access "material objects" whose existence can never be verified in direct experience. So. In your opinion Rupa (form) does not refer to the physical object we can perceive with our senses? In my opinion, Rupa does not refer to "physical objects" which is a modern translation/interpret...
by SamKR
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anicca, Dukkha, and Anatta refer to the consciousness?
Replies: 43
Views: 1017

Re: Anicca, Dukkha, and Anatta refer to the consciousness?

Anicca, Dukkha, and Anatta refer to the consciousness? After much reading and thinking I am now convinced Anicca, Dukkha, and Anatta refer to consciousness, not for the material objects. What is your opinion? You are correct, in my opinion. You can never access "material objects" whose existence ca...
by SamKR
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the rupa khandhas in the five aggregates is referring to as materiality ?
Replies: 13
Views: 488

Re: Does the rupa khandhas in the five aggregates is referring to as materiality ?

In direct actuality there are just appearances which appear and disappear (to no one). For example, the vision/shape/color/touch 'of the laptop' are the direct appearances (where as 'of the laptop' is an idea). (Shapes and color do not exist independent of experiences. Actually, shapes/colors are th...