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by dhammacoustic
Wed May 17, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Self = Kamma
Replies: 6
Views: 580

Self = Kamma

“action” and “actor” are not two separate phenomena. the concept “self” (actor), is subsequently «added» to the «action». So it is not the case that “a will that executes the action” exists, for action itself is the will, which is also the execution (here, assigning different names with different co...
by dhammacoustic
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why there is no God
Replies: 22
Views: 1769

Re: Why there is no God

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:stirthepot:
by dhammacoustic
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Plato's Simile of the Sun
Replies: 4
Views: 521

Re: Plato's Simile of the Sun

It is not only Plato who wrote similes on Sun. Akhenaton in Egypt a king of Egypt about 1000years B.C . Gave up his beautiful queen and the kingdom and worshipped the sun . He wrote poems to.the sun. Then we find 108 names from the vedas all which can be scientifically explained name of Shiva inclu...
by dhammacoustic
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Plato's Simile of the Sun
Replies: 4
Views: 521

Re: Plato's Simile of the Sun

I don't think Plato's theory of Forms is compatible with the Dhamma.

(PS: you can read Hegel's Science of Logic to see the fallacies in Platonic thinking)
by dhammacoustic
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Sutta Central
Replies: 11
Views: 1187

Re: Sutta Central

David N. Snyder wrote:I got in, just now. Sometimes that happens with this site too, I just hit refresh and it loads okay.
I have been getting the same error for about a week now :shrug:
by dhammacoustic
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Sutta Central
Replies: 11
Views: 1187

Sutta Central

I can't seem to access the site from my laptop, I've tried different browsers and VPNs.

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Is anyone else getting this problem?
by dhammacoustic
Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Isn't liberation a matter of chance?
Replies: 11
Views: 1049

Re: Isn't liberation a matter of chance?

because even our will is caused by various conditions. I believe this is a metaphysical statement, and not something the Buddha taught. Simply, thinking “oh my will is caused by various conditions” , is not going to help.. Then, instead of getting lost in the metaphysics of language, the Buddhist s...
by dhammacoustic
Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Taking refuge in attachment, aversion and ignorance?
Replies: 19
Views: 1027

Re: Taking refuge in attachment, aversion and ignorance?

SarathW wrote:Why One (Arahant) dwells in suffering if one is without reverence and deference"?
Perhaps, he was able to attain nibbanic transcendence at will, but he also had to live, think and talk like a normal human being at times, so that he could interact with people and teach..
by dhammacoustic
Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: “Mind Changing Brain Changing Mind”
Replies: 0
Views: 514

“Mind Changing Brain Changing Mind”

Thought I'd share this. The knowledge of neuroscience has doubled in the last twenty years. It will probably double again in the next twenty years. I think that neuropsychology is, broadly, about where biology was a hundred years after the invention of the microscope: around 1725. In contrast, Buddh...
by dhammacoustic
Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to remove ignorance ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1260

Re: How to remove ignorance ?

Eat less, spend as much time as possible in nature, read, listen to, and contemplate the Dhamma continually, restrain the senses, train the body to sleep less, prefer solitude to company, maintain right-concentration whenever possible. "Monks, ignorance is the leader in the attainment of unskillful ...
by dhammacoustic
Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibanna = freedom from body?
Replies: 6
Views: 655

Re: Nibanna = freedom from body?

So can't we say nibanna is basically liberation from the body?
If we think of the body as a tangible object that is grasped, then nibbana is liberation from that grasping
/which is at the root of attachment = "my body".
by dhammacoustic
Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What Is The Need Of Studying Philosophy?
Replies: 34
Views: 2154

Re: What Is The Need Of Studying Philosophy?

http://www.quotehd.com/imagequotes/authors5/ludwig-wittgenstein-philosopher-what-is-your-aim-in-philosophy-to.jpg Philo-sophia is the love of wisdom, and I'd say that it's an opportunity to go beyond formal logic. We have to acknowledge the fact that all empirical sciences were born out of the womb...
by dhammacoustic
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 695636

Re: Word Association Game

Theory
by dhammacoustic
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is this world a product of my own mind ?
Replies: 68
Views: 3338

Re: Is this world a product of my own mind ?

The world is a product of kamma.