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by dhammacoustic
Wed May 06, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Eckhart Tolle. Your opinion?
Replies: 60
Views: 4442

Re: Eckhart Tolle. Your opinion?

Eckhart Tolle. Your opinion?
quite the gentleman and a skilled businessman :reading:
by dhammacoustic
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kamma of disseminating wrong dhamma
Replies: 25
Views: 1111

Re: Kamma of disseminating wrong dhamma

(...) He who explains what was not said or spoken by the Tathagata as said or spoken by the Tathagata. And he who explains what was said or spoken by the Tathagata as not said or spoken by the Tathagata. These are two who slander the Tathagata." https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an02/an02...
by dhammacoustic
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist Paradoxes I Still don't understand
Replies: 58
Views: 2687

Re: Buddhist Paradoxes I Still don't understand

Buddhism sometimes feels a little silly to me because of the following contradictions. 1. There is no separate self; everything is interconnected and interdependently arisen, we are completely and entirely social beings, we only exist with reference to our environment, our sphere of action is limit...
by dhammacoustic
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Rebirth admission would collapse modern science
Replies: 172
Views: 10744

Re: Rebirth admission would collapse modern science

Rebirth is usually denied outright in materialist society. If it were admitted, it would collapse the whole edifice of purely materialistic modern science , because it is impossible to explain with that same science. Ergo, they try to deny the existence of rebirth all together. any statement that i...
by dhammacoustic
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is the world just a projection of the mind?
Replies: 402
Views: 25236

Re: Is the world just a projection of the mind?

Regarding “reality”. What you see is what you get. The All is all you get. Even if you transcend it you do so by eliminating “contact” with it. You do not do so by eliminating “it itself”. if reality is empty of self/substance , then any a priori domain or authority is simply fictitious. when you s...
by dhammacoustic
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Relative truth vs Ultimate truth
Replies: 53
Views: 4567

Re: Relative truth vs Ultimate truth

(...) to put it another way, is there a dangerous tendency to take Right View as being THE view, as in THE Truth instead of being merely a useful concept? Thoughts? (...) all concepts belong to language and imagination (...) the usual mistake here is that, we utterly believe in language and think t...
by dhammacoustic
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6793
Views: 782656

Re: the great rebirth debate

AlexBrains92 wrote: Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:13 pm

What I call "food" is not "food" from the point of view of a stone.
Same goes for the concept "rebirth". It's ultimately a concept, and as such it can have a certain meaning for you but not for me.
and “the point of view of a stone” is not a concept?
by dhammacoustic
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6793
Views: 782656

Re: the great rebirth debate

(...) so I will have no problem doing it again, if only I find a clear explanation of the transfer of the same stream of consciousness from one body to another. you won't find a clear explanation because there is no such thing. consciousness, or human thought process is a conditional, temporal phen...
by dhammacoustic
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will everything be repeated in next life?
Replies: 16
Views: 1309

Re: Will everything be repeated in next life?

Placebo123 wrote: Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:32 pm (...) Im rather upset about the principle of rebirth and that the same suffering I hab in this life will just be repeated
the nature of our suffering is a result of near-infinite complexity. in order for it to repeat itself, the whole universe must repeat itself. so , no, it won't.
by dhammacoustic
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Conscience and Buddhism
Replies: 26
Views: 1657

Re: Conscience and Buddhism

PeterC86 wrote: Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:39 am Through insight into Dependent Origination, one realizes that one can not seperate wrong from right, through which, one's conscience dissolves.
then i guess a realized person may as well go out and start shooting people randomly , because he's now without conscience.

:jumping:
by dhammacoustic
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Either Buddhism is pure nihilism or dependent origination must be reinterpreted?
Replies: 65
Views: 4759

Re: Either Buddhism is pure nihilism or dependent origination must be reinterpreted?

Dependent origination doesn't allow for monism, nor plurality. what do you understand by the word monism? *** nihilism would deny nibbana.. There is, monks, an unborn — unbecome — unmade — unfabricated. If there were not that unborn — unbecome — unmade — unfabricated, there would not be the case th...
by dhammacoustic
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: In which sutta does the Buddha explain what no self means?
Replies: 32
Views: 3093

Re: In which sutta does the Buddha explain what no self means?

ven. dhammanando, right , thanks.. So in short, they believe in a self, a material one. Still a common view and sometimes called the scientific picture of the world. is there really a need to call it a "belief"?? self-denial is simply impossible, naturally all humans tend to identify themselves in s...
by dhammacoustic
Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: In which sutta does the Buddha explain what no self means?
Replies: 32
Views: 3093

Re: In which sutta does the Buddha explain what no self means?

yes, ucchedavadin believes in a self, (...) ucchedavadin doesn't "believe" in a self, they think that the four great elements alone create one's experience , ie, they're metaphysical materialists.. when they say "atta", they're basically talking about their bodily sensations, and thoughts, which th...