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by dhammacoustic
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will everything be repeated in next life?
Replies: 16
Views: 547

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: 707

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.

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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: 62
Views: 1625

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: 1569

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: 1569

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...
by dhammacoustic
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: In which sutta does the Buddha explain what no self means?
Replies: 32
Views: 1569

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

'Natthattā' ti? (no self?) Natthattā may literally translate as "no self" but I sense the meaning includes an explicit belief in self, as explained in the Buddha's final comment (...) it includes that as well, but the buddha also states that he'd be siding with the ucchedavadin if he were to declar...
by dhammacoustic
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Among the Twelve Nidānas, why does Avijjā lead to Saṅkhāra?
Replies: 18
Views: 497

Re: Among the Twelve Nidānas, why does Avijjā lead to Saṅkhāra?

(...) why does Ignorance (Avijjā) lead to Fabrications (Saṅkhāra)? i think that the best description of the term avijja was given to us by the buddha: "not knowing suffering" .. so , not everyone is familiar with this suffering , the kind of suffering that can only be eradicated by "blowing out" , ...
by dhammacoustic
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: In which sutta does the Buddha explain what no self means?
Replies: 32
Views: 1569

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

“no-self” was NEVER declared by the buddha , it is an interpretation of the doctrine. anatta means not-self (or without self) according to nikaya buddhism. in many suttas the buddha teaches that the five khandhas (rupa—forms, vedana—sensations/feelings, sanna—perceptions, sankhara—combinations/tende...
by dhammacoustic
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Time
Replies: 15
Views: 490

Re: Time

What did Buddha says about notion of time ? arising, decay and alteration. uppado pannayati vayo pannayati thitassa annathattam pannayati — AN 3.47 By saying beginningless does it implied time ? time is not a unified-absolute, therefore beginnings are beginningless. Is it not the concept of infinit...
by dhammacoustic
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: No soul, consciousness confused?
Replies: 30
Views: 1204

Re: No soul, consciousness confused?

(...) Can there be rebirth but no karma? no. rebirth is karma. I mean when we die, obviously energy is released (atleast if nothing else from our decaying body), now if fetuses are going to be around, obviously this energy will move into one of the fetuses. As energy can neither be created, destroy...
by dhammacoustic
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: No soul, consciousness confused?
Replies: 30
Views: 1204

Re: No soul, consciousness confused?

“no soul” is a western interpretation mostly based on metaphysical misunderstandings and incorrect translations. there is no such teaching in buddhism. however, you shouldn't imagine a flying white ghost either.. if you're referring to anatta , it means that sensual/intellectual phenomena should not...
by dhammacoustic
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Living is Violence
Replies: 12
Views: 470

Re: Living is Violence

:namaste: To live is to do some basic violence at all levels. For physical survival, we eat plants or animals. That's violence. To survive in this world, we compete (which is also violence). Exploitation is violence. War is violence. Almost all existence is an act of violence. it's possible that it...
by dhammacoustic
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Vinnana depends on a dyad, it doesn't create one...
Replies: 93
Views: 5086

Re: Vinnana depends on a dyad, it doesn't create one...

vinnana is the bridge between nama and rupa. it ultimately means “cognition [of distinction]” , it encompasses our character as a whole. all that we are is vipakavinnana , therefore the third link is kammavinnana (that is, patisandhivinnana)..
by dhammacoustic
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 592
Views: 19307

Re: Monastics and suicide

just keep in mind that many a great people have committed suicide on this planet , and it's usually the deep, sensitive and thoughtful ones.. This is at the heart of this topic, we are talking about a human being who spent decades living by precepts and then broke one in a way that causes a terribl...