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by dhammacoustic
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nirvana is the Cessation of Consciousness
Replies: 51
Views: 1080

Re: Nirvana is the Cessation of Consciousness

if it doesnt arise, then why u call it conciousness and give it object status. we call space but space itself doesn't exist. is it similar to that? as you can see, our tools of communication do that. you don't have to use the word “consciousness” if you don't want to , i just use it to denote what ...
by dhammacoustic
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nirvana is the Cessation of Consciousness
Replies: 51
Views: 1080

Re: Nirvana is the Cessation of Consciousness

sorry I mean the first one, not one that arises based on contact. can u tell me sutra about absolute conciousness? what is nutrient for that?, how it arise? what condition it depend? it doesn't depend on anything, it doesn't “arise” , and it's not really “it” (not an “object”) , keep in mind that a...
by dhammacoustic
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nirvana is the Cessation of Consciousness
Replies: 51
Views: 1080

Re: Nirvana is the Cessation of Consciousness

Can you explain about the latter type of conciousness ? Or give sutta so i read it? vinnana? simply “phenomenal consciousness” , it's relative.. https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn25/sn25.003.than.html https://www.accesstoinsight.org/ati/tipitaka/mn/mn.038.than.html sorry I mean the firs...
by dhammacoustic
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What could rouse more conviction?
Replies: 14
Views: 292

Re: What could rouse more conviction?

suffering → faith → direct insight into the truth of things ..
by dhammacoustic
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nirvana is the Cessation of Consciousness
Replies: 51
Views: 1080

Re: Nirvana is the Cessation of Consciousness

confusedlayman wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:25 pm
Can you explain about the latter type of conciousness ? Or give sutta so i read it?
vinnana? simply “phenomenal consciousness” , it's relative..

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .than.html
https://www.accesstoinsight.org/ati/tip ... .than.html
by dhammacoustic
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nirvana is the Cessation of Consciousness
Replies: 51
Views: 1080

Re: Nirvana is the Cessation of Consciousness

there are two consciousnesses , absolute and relative.....consciousness-as-a-temporal-experience, namely vinnana [in theravada terminology], is the latter. nibbana is the cessation of that..
by dhammacoustic
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Consciousness gets matured ?
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: Consciousness gets matured ?

the sutta is pretty self-explanatory i think : if you’re involved, you’re not free. If you’re not involved, you’re free.
sentinel wrote:What is the meaning here that consciousness get matured ?

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it grows, becomes more and more conscious of phenomena, causes more attachment.
by dhammacoustic
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?
Replies: 78
Views: 1778

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

of course you can.

live ethically, establish a firm faith , and keep training your mind. that's all you need.
by dhammacoustic
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Hello, I need help understanding "desire"
Replies: 24
Views: 832

Re: Hello, I need help understanding "desire"

(...) To sum up, it the purpose of a Buddhist to remove all types of desire, or just some of them? If you only need to remove some of them, why is this not specified? (instead of just saying: “desire is the root of all suffering”) the purpose is to learn to disidentify with mental phenomena. desire...
by dhammacoustic
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Idealism
Replies: 141
Views: 3269

Re: Idealism

(...) All I can say is that there is no empirical evidence for matter and to claim that the world really exists, that it is independent and is as it is is antithetical to the dhamma and to reason. and you are saying this while your feet are on the ground and your hands are typing on a keyboard so t...
by dhammacoustic
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why the references to Brahma
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: Why the references to Brahma

i don't think brahma = the buddha either. https://www.wisdomlib.org/definition/uposatha (...) He is thus called a disciple of the noble ones undertaking the Brahma-Uposatha . He lives with Brahma. It is owing to Brahma that his mind is calmed, that joy arises, and that whatever defilements there are...
by dhammacoustic
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Dhamma and Science
Replies: 43
Views: 1579

Re: The Dhamma and Science

@clw_uk , the video below might be of interest to you:)

by dhammacoustic
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Paṭiccasamuppāda and Space
Replies: 58
Views: 1571

Re: Paṭiccasamuppāda and Space

there is no space without extension and vice versa , A cannot exist without B..
by dhammacoustic
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Nature of the Buddha’s omniscience
Replies: 24
Views: 1368

Re: Nature of the Buddha’s omniscience

(...) I struggle with the concept of the Buddha being “omniscient, but not omnipotent.” The later half certainly makes sense, but the first is more puzzling. why? omniscience is synonymous with omnipotence. if one is omniscient, one is naturally omnipotent. I don’t believe these words are synonymou...
by dhammacoustic
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Nature of the Buddha’s omniscience
Replies: 24
Views: 1368

Re: Nature of the Buddha’s omniscience

tpburnham wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:16 am
(...) I struggle with the concept of the Buddha being “omniscient, but not omnipotent.” The later half certainly makes sense, but the first is more puzzling.
why? omniscience is synonymous with omnipotence. if one is omniscient, one is naturally omnipotent.