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by Judai
Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Anatta - a hindrance?
Replies: 374
Views: 15822

Re: Anatta - a hindrance?

It seems that the Pali Canon does consider Anatta to be a hindrance. SN 22.46 Impermanent (2) pg 885 At Savatthi. “Bhikkhus, form is impermanent…. Feeling is impermanent…. Preception is impermanent…. Volitional formations are impermanent…. Consciousness is impermanent. What is Impermanent is sufferi...
by Judai
Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The citta as a permanent self?
Replies: 102
Views: 8503

Re: The citta as a permanent self?

The Dhamma of a pure citta is like this: The citta is the Dhamma, the Dhamma is the citta. We call it a citta only as long as it is still with the body and the khandhas. Only then can we call it a pure citta, the citta of a Buddha, or he citta of an Arahant, after it passes from the body and khandh...
by Judai
Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:56 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality
Replies: 35
Views: 4257

Re: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality

as I said BOTH the Pali canon and Mahayana sutras are found in the Gandhara scrolls
by Judai
Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:53 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality
Replies: 35
Views: 4257

Re: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality

. . . You made the claim about the tathagatagarbha sutras, you need to support it. I did support the claim did you not even read what I posted???you might not know the name of all the Buddha nature sutras(Tathagatagarbha) what i highlighted in BLUE is the main Tathagatagarbha sutra so I have suppor...
by Judai
Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:48 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On Thanissaro Bhikkhu's anatta teachings
Replies: 356
Views: 31764

Re: On Thanissaro Bhikkhu's anatta teachings

SN 22.46 Impermanent (2) pg 885 At Savatthi. "Bhikkhus, form is impermanent.... Feeling is impermanent.... Preception is impermanent.... Volitional formations are impermanent.... Consciousness is impermanent. What is Impermanent is suffering. What is suffering is nonself. What is nonself should be ...
by Judai
Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:38 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On Thanissaro Bhikkhu's anatta teachings
Replies: 356
Views: 31764

Re: On Thanissaro Bhikkhu's anatta teachings

Yes, it does and it leads to suffering not to the end of suffering. SN 22.59 "Form, O monks, is not-self; if form were self, then form would not lead to suffering and it should obtain regarding form: 'May my form be thus, may my form not be thus'; and indeed, O monks, since form is not-self, theref...
by Judai
Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality
Replies: 35
Views: 4257

Re: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality

Judai, “… to be brutally honest …”, you haven’t the fund of knowledge to engage in these discussions. I tend to agree. To date, we haven't seen any textual support for Judai's bold knowledge claims. In the immortal words of Christopher Hitchens - An assertion made without evidence can be dismissed ...
by Judai
Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:16 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality
Replies: 35
Views: 4257

Re: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality

Judai, “… to be brutally honest …”, you haven’t the fund of knowledge to engage in these discussions. ad hominem attacks doesnt change the fact the Buddha said non self is suffering. It is not an ad hom. It is a very blunt statement of fact. no its ad hominem. you neglect the fact that his statemen...
by Judai
Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On Thanissaro Bhikkhu's anatta teachings
Replies: 356
Views: 31764

Re: On Thanissaro Bhikkhu's anatta teachings

The Buddha says that whatever is self does does not lead to suffering. The Buddha also said that whatever is non self leads to suffering. Hmm. “Bhikkhus, you may well cling to that doctrine of self that would not arouse sorrow, lamentation, pain, grief, and despair in one who clings to it. But do y...
by Judai
Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On Thanissaro Bhikkhu's anatta teachings
Replies: 356
Views: 31764

Re: On Thanissaro Bhikkhu's anatta teachings

Atta = soul = self Anatta= not-self = no-self It takes a self to declare there's no self. The Buddha used his self to declare the things that are not self. He knew taht declaring there is no self would be absurd. Where is this self 'you' talk about? What does it consist of? Where did the Buddha say...
by Judai
Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality
Replies: 35
Views: 4257

Re: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality

ancientbuddhism wrote:Judai, “…to be brutally honest…”, you haven’t the fund of knowledge to engage in these discussions.
ad hominem attacks doesnt change the fact the Buddha said non self is suffering.
by Judai
Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:21 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality
Replies: 35
Views: 4257

Re: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality

. . . You did not address my point. I don't care what the "sects' say, but I do care about what carefully done scholarship points to. Tatahagatgarbha sutras are quite late in terms of Buddhism in India, certainly postdating them by a very long time in comparison to the Nikayas/Agamas. I'll be happy...
by Judai
Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality
Replies: 35
Views: 4257

Re: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality

Did you read the Thanissaro Bhikkhu article ? He is one of the translators of the Pali Canon suttas. translating pali suttas doesn't change the fact the oldest carbon dated Buddhist texts are Buddha nature sutras and the Anguttara Nikaya (along with some other pali suttas and Mahayana sutra mixture...
by Judai
Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:37 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality
Replies: 35
Views: 4257

Re: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality

Did you read the Thanissaro Bhikkhu article ? He is one of the translators of the Pali Canon suttas. translating pali suttas doesn't change the fact...etc So you didn't bother to read the article then. I'm really not interested in continuing this conversation any further, its past my bedtime. Goodn...
by Judai
Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality
Replies: 35
Views: 4257

Re: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality

Did you read the Thanissaro Bhikkhu article ? He is one of the translators of the Pali Canon suttas. translating pali suttas doesn't change the fact the oldest carbon dated Buddhist texts are Buddha nature sutras and the Anguttara Nikaya (along with some other pali suttas and Mahayana sutra mixtures)
by Judai
Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality
Replies: 35
Views: 4257

Re: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality

Pure awareness in Buddhism is called Buddha nature. It is said that every living being has Buddha nature. Hi This is a Mahayana/Vajrayana concept and the Buddha himself didn't speak about "Buddha nature". You might like to read "Freedom from Buddha Nature" by Thanissaro Bhikkhu. http://www.accessto...
by Judai
Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: More troubling news
Replies: 80
Views: 11140

Re: More troubling news

lyndon taylor wrote:Is there any teaching of spanking in the sutra's???/
the kama sutra
(he you didnt say Buddhist sutra's you just said "sutra's")
by Judai
Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality
Replies: 35
Views: 4257

Re: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality

Actually no matter whether it is Buddhism or Advaita Vedanta, both systems talk about the same. In Buddhism we talk about consciousness, but we also talk about awareness. Pure awareness in Buddhism is called Buddha nature. It is said that every living being has Buddha nature. This nature is Pure Aw...
by Judai
Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality
Replies: 35
Views: 4257

Re: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality

Does Buddhism say "There is no ultimate reality, no brahman" or "It's of no use to speculate about ultimate reality, because it's unknowable." The first shuts out the possibility of brahman, the second doesn't. An ontological ‘ultimate’ is flat-out rejected throughout the Nikāyas, especially in the...
by Judai
Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Is cow urine a medicine?
Replies: 9
Views: 2949

Re: Is cow urine a medicine?

yes cow urine is a medicine,it helps with athletes foot.

of course any old urine works well with athletes foot.