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by pegembara
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do we only crave pleasant feelings? Or do we crave feeling aggregate as a whole?
Replies: 7
Views: 91

Re: Do we only crave pleasant feelings? Or do we crave feeling aggregate as a whole?

We also 'crave' unpleasant feelings. How else can you explain why we keep thinking about things that make us upset? We also crave neutral feeling and become upset when the peaceful feeling is disturbed. "There are these three kinds of feeling: a pleasant feeling, a painful feeling, and neither-pleas...
by pegembara
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Post sutta quotes that utterly rule out nibbana being consciousness or self
Replies: 41
Views: 435

Re: Post sutta quotes that utterly rule out nibbana being consciousness or self

Anatta=No thingness Nothingness is a jhana. Yes, from seeing no self. Buddha taught not self . Nothingness/void is not no 'thingness'! Because of no thingness - nothing can be grasped as 'self' or belonging to 'self'. Giving names to them eg. cappuccino/pegembara doesn't make them ultimately real. ...
by pegembara
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Post sutta quotes that utterly rule out nibbana being consciousness or self
Replies: 41
Views: 435

Re: Post sutta quotes that utterly rule out nibbana being consciousness or self

"Now what, bhikkhus, is the Nibbana-element with no residue left? Here a bhikkhu is an arahant... completely released through final knowledge. For him, here in this very life, all that is experienced, not being delighted in, will be extinguished . That, bhikkhus, is called the Nibbana-element with ...
by pegembara
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Post sutta quotes that utterly rule out nibbana being consciousness or self
Replies: 41
Views: 435

Re: Post sutta quotes that utterly rule out nibbana being consciousness or self

"Now what, bhikkhus, is the Nibbana-element with no residue left? Here a bhikkhu is an arahant... completely released through final knowledge. For him, here in this very life, all that is experienced, not being delighted in, will be extinguished . That, bhikkhus, is called the Nibbana-element with ...
by pegembara
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Eternal citta in "Theravada"? ---> probably Found.
Replies: 36
Views: 485

Re: Eternal citta in "Theravada"? ---> probably Found.

Speaking of annihilation - complete destruction or obliteration of the idea of being a 'being'. I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Savatthi at Jeta's Grove, Anathapindika's monastery. Then Ven. Radha went to the Blessed One and, on arrival, having bowed down to him sa...
by pegembara
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Correct apprehension of impermanence
Replies: 12
Views: 395

Re: Correct apprehension of impermanence

All that arises passes away. Going, going, gone. “Bhikshus,when the perception of impermanence, is cultivated, often developed, completely destroys all sensual lust, completely destroys all lust for form, completely destroys all lust for existence, completely destroys all ignorance, abolishes all "I...
by pegembara
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Why aren't volitional formations the only aggregate?
Replies: 21
Views: 288

Re: Why aren't volitional formations the only aggregate?

This rendering, as pointed out by Ven. Nanananda [Towards calm and insight, 1993] may best do justice to Buddha's effort to make his language understood to all, who are ready to open themselves to his message of salvation, without discrimination as to one's social and educational background. 'Prepe...
by pegembara
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Happiness does NOT exist
Replies: 16
Views: 278

Re: Happiness does NOT exist

"With regard to those brahmans & contemplatives who are of the view, of the opinion, that 'All is pleasing to me': That view of theirs is close to being impassioned, close to bondage, close to delighting, close to holding, close to clinging. With regard to those brahmans & contemplatives who are of...
by pegembara
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Self vs Not-Self
Replies: 12
Views: 208

Re: Self vs Not-Self

Greetings, You are right. Things being not self would imply that there is an actual self! Sorry, but this logic is absurd. To say "A is not B, therefore B exists" makes no sense whatsoever. This hand is not a unicorn... therefore there is an actual unicorn!? :shrug: I think not. Metta, Paul. :) The...
by pegembara
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Self vs Not-Self
Replies: 12
Views: 208

Re: Self vs Not-Self

Buddha teaches what the self is NOT. This doesn't mean that there is no self at all. You are right. Things being not self would imply that there is an actual self! But then there is the teaching Sabbe sankhara anicca, Sabbe sankhara dukkha, Sabbe dhamma anatta. Dhamma means all things(conditioned a...
by pegembara
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rareness of human birth
Replies: 35
Views: 689

Re: Rareness of human birth

See SN 12.17 "'The one who acts is the one who experiences [the result of the act]' amounts to the eternalist statement, 'Existing from the very beginning, stress is self-made.' 'The one who acts is someone other than the one who experiences'[2] amounts to the annihilationist statement, ' For one e...
by pegembara
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Who put's down the burden ?
Replies: 40
Views: 818

Re: Who put's down the burden ?

Annihilation An*ni`hi*la"tion (?), n. [Cf. F. annihilation.] 1. The act of reducing to nothing, or nonexistence; or the act of destroying the form or combination of parts under which a thing exists, so that the name can no longer be applied to it; as, the annihilation of a corporation. http://www.w...
by pegembara
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rareness of human birth
Replies: 35
Views: 689

Re: Rareness of human birth

This is not only a wrong view but a logical contradiction. If you're implying the individual/identity is nothing but a fabrication, then the individual never existed in the first place, only delusion did. The Buddha many times says "I was that brahman in that life". Also identity labels aside, you ...
by pegembara
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rareness of human birth
Replies: 35
Views: 689

Re: Rareness of human birth

But the individual called budo or Mark Twain will never again be reborn. This is not only a wrong view but a logical contradiction. If you're implying the individual/identity is nothing but a fabrication, then the individual never existed in the first place, only delusion did. The Buddha many times...
by pegembara
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Bhava and Jati?
Replies: 12
Views: 259

Re: What is the difference between Bhava and Jati?

Jati is conventional birth. Bhava- 'existence' Bhava Tanhā -craving for continuity of 'existence' “There are these three states of existence. What three? Existence in the sensual realm, the realm of luminous form, and the formless realm. These are the three states of existence. The noble eightfold p...