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by dhammacoustic
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Dhamma and Science
Replies: 43
Views: 1115

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: 57
Views: 1108

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: 1029

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: 1029

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.
by dhammacoustic
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Who follows the noble path?
Replies: 15
Views: 486

Re: Who follows the noble path?

(...) Which means even the desire to practice the noble path is temporary. In a certain mental state, we follow the noble path. But that mental state will cease, as will our motivation to follow the path. And so on and so forth. :anjali: yes, it would seem so, in theory, ie when we are trapped insi...
by dhammacoustic
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Who follows the noble path?
Replies: 15
Views: 486

Re: Who follows the noble path?

:namaste: There is no self, only a mechanical karmic process that is mistaken for the self or "I". Isn't this realization enough? If one says no, this isn't enough and that one has to follow the noble path. Again, who is going to follow it? Which self? Which "I"? :anjali: i guess we're lost in sema...
by dhammacoustic
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism idealistic?
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Re: Is Buddhism idealistic?

i wouldn't say "unrealistically" but considering that the buddhist ethics (namely the noble eightfold path) form a teleological structure for the individual, yes... nonetheless , buddhism is not "idealism" in the platonic sense; (...) when this exists, that exists, when this arises, that arises, whe...
by dhammacoustic
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Listening to music generates demerit
Replies: 34
Views: 1954

Re: Listening to music generates demerit

Listening to music generates demerit (bad deeds, bad kamma)? Listening to music breaks the precepts of virtue? Who listens to music becomes a bad person? Does listening to music generate demerit as much as killing and stealing? i always listen to instrumental music while reading the suttas, helps m...
by dhammacoustic
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Possible for a psychic medium to channel the Buddha?
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: Possible for a psychic medium to channel the Buddha?

not possible.
(...) but on the dissolution of the body, beyond the end of his life, neither gods nor men shall see him.
by dhammacoustic
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: human population , Sutta
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: human population , Sutta

Sutta says in the old days world was crowded as hell. Villages, towns and capital cities were chicken flight apart. (...) i guess we could also say that the sutta is trying to communicate an idea ; greed leads to famine, people killing each other, etc. so it's a criticism of greed , and lust... nee...
by dhammacoustic
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: space, uncompounded?
Replies: 14
Views: 736

Re: space, uncompounded?

:anjali: Even though the excerpt is from a sūtra, a lot of it reads like other early buddhist texts, and I couldn't locate a clear answer on this question. The way I figured it was is that space is conditioned by the perception of form; is that correct? (...) yes , the appearance of space is a cond...
by dhammacoustic
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Majjhima 146 :If consciousness is the shadow of the Rupa how there could be a re-birth?
Replies: 11
Views: 316

Re: Majjhima 146 :If consciousness is the shadow of the Rupa how there could be a re-birth?

(...) “Is it true that this pernicious view has arisen in you, Sāti: ‘As I understand the Dhamma taught by the Blessed One, it is this consciousness itself that runs on, fares on, not another?’” “That is so, Lord. As I understand Dhamma taught by the Blessed One: It is this consciousness itself tha...
by dhammacoustic
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 673
Views: 13505

Re: Theravada against mathematics

Logic, and logical analysis, depend on abstraction and formalisation. Any logical term, be it an 'x', a 'y', or a dog, is only what it is in the scope of analysis as a result of the process of abstraction and formalisation. We say, a dog has four legs, a table has four legs, blah, blah. What is rel...
by dhammacoustic
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 673
Views: 13505

Re: Theravada against mathematics

Theravada proposes to take on faith the mathematically impossible model of reality: its school Abhidhamma contradicts the theory of probability. The concept of "satta" in the Theravadin Abhidhamma is the concept of not-existent (satta-pannatti is the avijjamana-pannatti). There was no one who could...
by dhammacoustic
Wed May 17, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Self = Kamma
Replies: 6
Views: 717

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...