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by pegembara
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?
Replies: 38
Views: 450

Re: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?

I too am not a fan of ritualistic Buddhism but have no problem with the bowing and chanting. If you have trouble with the bowing, you need to honestly question why? “For he whose freedom of mind is not fully mature, Meghiya, these five things leads to maturity. “It can be expected, Meghiya, that for...
by pegembara
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: In Nibbana, is consciousness released or unentangled itself?
Replies: 19
Views: 234

Re: In Nibbana, is consciousness released or unentangled itself?

"Monks, whether or not there is the arising of Tathagatas, this property stands — this steadfastness of the Dhamma, this orderliness of the Dhamma: All processes are inconstant. Both conditioned and unconditioned are present regardless there is arising of 'consciousness. For the arahant the activit...
by pegembara
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does conceit arises ?
Replies: 42
Views: 445

Re: How does conceit arises ?

Whenever you take anything to be yours or belonging to you, there is the assumption that a 'self' exists. That is the default view of 'worldling' or puthujana. That assumption is never questioned until the Buddha came along. "Individuals" tend to assume the above. So comparing 'my' body with 'yours...
by pegembara
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does conceit arises ?
Replies: 42
Views: 445

Re: How does conceit arises ?

So , comparing one self with other is a self view or not ? Self-view means identifying with the 5 aggregates which is more than simply comparing with other "selves". When you identify the body, thoughts and emotions as belonging to a self there isn't necessarily a comparison. is there? However, you...
by pegembara
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does conceit arises ?
Replies: 42
Views: 445

Re: How does conceit arises ?

Conceit(asmi-mana) is measuring or comparing oneself with others ie. equal, better or worse than. So , comparing one self with other is a self view or not ? Self-view means identifying with the 5 aggregates which is more than simply comparing with other "selves". When you identify the body, thought...
by pegembara
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does conceit arises ?
Replies: 42
Views: 445

Re: How does conceit arises ?

Conceit(asmi-mana) is measuring or comparing oneself with others ie. equal, better or worse than. https://dhammawiki.com/index.php/Asmi-mana It isn't necessarily "bad". "'This body comes into being through conceit. And yet it is by relying on conceit that conceit is to be abandoned.' Thus was it sai...
by pegembara
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana and unconcious state same?
Replies: 36
Views: 815

Re: Nibbana and unconcious state same?

Sounds pretty much like an object to me. it would be until the last stage What's left? The Absolute? The One? "Just as an oil lamp burns in dependence on oil & wick; and from the termination of the oil & wick — and from not being provided any other sustenance — it goes out unnourished; in the same ...
by pegembara
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana and unconcious state same?
Replies: 36
Views: 815

Re: Nibbana and unconcious state same?

Nirvana isn't an object of consciousness at least in the end it's a state of consciousness "There is the unborn....." "There is also the born, the conditioned..." Sounds pretty much like an object to me. https://www.lionsroar.com/attending-to-the-deathless/ Doesn't matter what you call it so long a...
by pegembara
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana and unconcious state same?
Replies: 36
Views: 815

Re: Nibbana and unconcious state same?

As you hinted, consciousness dependently arises. Consciousness is not "something" floating in ether. Consciousness without surface You mean "consciousness" with NIBBANA as the object. Without "consciousness" there really isn't anything to discuss. It is finished. There is, monks, an unborn[1] — unb...
by pegembara
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Hello, I need help understanding "desire"
Replies: 24
Views: 566

Re: Hello, I need help understanding "desire"

Then why is desirelessness described as a goal?
"He has cut off the whirlpool
And reached desirelessness,
The stream dried up now no longer flows.
The whirlpool cut off whirls no more.
This, even this, is suffering's end."

Cūḷavagga of the Udāna
by pegembara
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana and unconcious state same?
Replies: 36
Views: 815

Re: Nibbana and unconcious state same?

thanks guys, I am using conventional mind to think of final goal which is stupidity to core of universe. ANyway If if someone reached the final goal in this forum, pls reply to this thread and say if there is any awareness/conciousness type that is always there irrespective of dependent of other ag...
by pegembara
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Hello, I need help understanding "desire"
Replies: 24
Views: 566

Re: Hello, I need help understanding "desire"

All desires carry seeds of dukkha/unsatisfactoriness. That even include the desire to save the world, help one's friends and family, desire to have peaceful life etc. The only desire that can help end dukkha is the desire to end dukkha! That is the Noble 8FP. "'This body comes into being through cra...
by pegembara
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Мan does not exist (vijjamána / avijjamána)
Replies: 26
Views: 536

Re: Мan does not exist (vijjamána / avijjamána)

There is no such paramattha dhamma as the dhamma "man." Therefore, man does not exist. There's always photoshopping. No man, no problem . No man - no First Noble Truth. There is no real suffering when no one suffers. When dinosaurs roamed the earth ....... Form check, feeling check, perception chec...
by pegembara
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What if we accept birth, death and suffering as it is?
Replies: 58
Views: 830

Re: What if we accept birth, death and suffering as it is?

A cancer patient experiences shock and disbelief. Then anger and denial. Finally acceptance but rarely transcendence which relies on so called wisdom.
by pegembara
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Distinguishing equanimity from indifference
Replies: 16
Views: 326

Re: Distinguishing equanimity from indifference

A surgeon can remove a leg with equanimity in order to save a life.

On the other hand he can choose to be indifferent to a suicide bomber who accidentally blows off his leg and let him bleed to death.