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by nrose619
Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Deities?
Replies: 6
Views: 1754

Deities?

What deities exist in Buddhism? I know Mara is one. Are there any others?
by nrose619
Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Is the mind permanent?
Replies: 14
Views: 2118

Re: Is the mind permanent?

I thought so! the video just confused me as all because he said the mind is separate from the body but I now realize he was simply explaining the continuation of mind and not that it is permanent.
by nrose619
Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Is the mind permanent?
Replies: 14
Views: 2118

Is the mind permanent?

I was watching a video of a monk explaining shutting off the five senses during deep meditation and just experiencing the mind. He said the mind is separate from the body and is something that continues (4:00-5:00 in video). Is the mind permanent? because if it is rebirth would be easier to understa...
by nrose619
Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gravity and Impermanence?
Replies: 24
Views: 4001

Re: Gravity and Impermanence?

That didn't answer my question but perhaps I should have rephrased my statement of impermanence. Also could you explain what my "misunderstanding" is instead of sending me a link to a forum to dig through? Sorry; the link is to this forum, where a very similar question was asked already. Phrasing i...
by nrose619
Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gravity and Impermanence?
Replies: 24
Views: 4001

Re: Gravity and Impermanence?

That didn't answer my question but perhaps I should have rephrased my statement of impermanence. Also could you explain what my "misunderstanding" is instead of sending me a link to a forum to dig through?

thanks,
-Nick
by nrose619
Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gravity and Impermanence?
Replies: 24
Views: 4001

Gravity and Impermanence?

I have a philosophy club at my school and in today's meeting I said that almost everything is impermanent. One person disagreed saying that the law of gravity is permanent it was always here and always will be. I said gravity is dependent on mass therefore it is not a permanent self sustaining force...
by nrose619
Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:57 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Teachers?
Replies: 11
Views: 2822

Teachers?

Did any of you look for a teacher of some sort? and is it required to have a teacher? can I practice without one? because I don't know of any Theravadan teachers around where I live.
by nrose619
Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What or who receives kamma's results?
Replies: 18
Views: 1432

Re: What or who receives kamma's results?

The word "You" is being used in a purely conventional sense, and not in an ultimate sense. We need to use conventional terms in speech because there are only four things that are part of ultimate reality, and they are: Rupa, Citta, Cetasika, and Nibbana. If we didn't use conventional terms, it woul...
by nrose619
Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What or who receives kamma's results?
Replies: 18
Views: 1432

Re: What or who receives kamma's results?

If the "self" is an illusion what receives the results of kamma? all the best, -Nick Consciousnesses do arise in the context of self (consciousness "I", consciousness "me", consciousness "mine").That isn't an illusion isn't it? So consciousnesses may reap what they have sown :sage: Didn't the Buddh...
by nrose619
Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What or who receives kamma's results?
Replies: 18
Views: 1432

Re: What or who receives kamma's results?

If the "self" is an illusion what receives the results of kamma? all the best, -Nick I think that there is some confusion here about what the teaching of Anatta actually means. A lot of people think it means "I don't exist" but that's not quite right. It means something more along the lines of "My ...
by nrose619
Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What or who receives kamma's results?
Replies: 18
Views: 1432

Re: What or who receives kamma's results?

nibbuti wrote:
nrose619 wrote:what is "who" if "self" is an illusion?
The question "what is 'who'" is not valid since no 'somebody' was mentioned before (just a who-statement that the Buddha rejected, providing an alternative).

Please read the link above carefully friend.

:anjali:
Read it wrong. My apologies :anjali:
by nrose619
Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What or who receives kamma's results?
Replies: 18
Views: 1432

Re: What or who receives kamma's results?

Looking for a "what" is just the same as if you were to say that a self receives the results. Although you have removed the idea of self, the mind continues to force some concept to be the receiver. Why? Because logic says there is supposed to be an answer to that question. The way I understand it,...
by nrose619
Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What or who receives kamma's results?
Replies: 18
Views: 1432

Re: What or who receives kamma's results?

"'The one who acts is the one who experiences [the result of the act]
yes, but what is "who" if "self" is an illusion?
by nrose619
Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What or who receives kamma's results?
Replies: 18
Views: 1432

What or who receives kamma's results?

If the "self" is an illusion what receives the results of kamma?

all the best,
-Nick
by nrose619
Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism and apathy?
Replies: 6
Views: 2020

Buddhism and apathy?

One of my friends studies Buddhism for a world religions class he is taking, and when we were conversing he mentioned Buddhism often pointed to signs of apathy ( lack of feeling or emotion/lack of interest or concern) I said this is not always the case since Buddhism often advocates the virtues of c...