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by dhammacoustic
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahant or Rahat?
Replies: 8
Views: 199

Re: Arahant or Rahat?

the term is very old , and it still exists in many languages. in arabic, it was derived as ar-rahat, “ar” (روح ) meaning soul, and “rahat” (راحة)meaning breath. in turkish, rahat means “in peace” or “relaxed”. in hebrew, rahat (רַהַט) literally means “calm”. in a book i read long ago , it said that ...
by dhammacoustic
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: can enlightened being be reborn?
Replies: 13
Views: 476

Re: can enlightened being be reborn?

if Nibbana is unconsciousness state forever, nibbana is not unconsciousness state. if anything, it's the opposite.. then how did dependent origination arise first? I mean why first cause cant be found according to buddha? is it circular and not linear? even if its circular, there should be starting...
by dhammacoustic
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: New beings/minds formation
Replies: 19
Views: 339

Re: New beings/minds formation

(...) There is so much philosophy on this forum... People, we are going to die.... Most are subject still to the ghost realms, animal real, hell.... Ask questions that help us unravel the four noble truths... This sort of stuff really is pointless and also purely speculation it can be more efficien...
by dhammacoustic
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: New beings/minds formation
Replies: 19
Views: 339

Re: New beings/minds formation

(...) But is it same set of beings or minds going through this Cycle of lives? (...) "Is it true, Sāti, that this pernicious view has arisen in you — 'As I understand the Dhamma taught by the Blessed One, it is just this consciousness that runs and wanders on, not another'?" "Exactly so, lord. As I...
by dhammacoustic
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nirvana is the Cessation of Consciousness
Replies: 51
Views: 1292

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: 1292

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: 1292

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: 357

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: 1292

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: 1292

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: 146

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 ?

(...)
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: 1982

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: 875

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: 3722

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: 302

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...