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by Nicolas
Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Confused about MN 60
Replies: 15
Views: 198

Re: Confused about MN 60

zan wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:05 pm So, as per the Buddha's actual position, he would say that he knows and states that there definitely is a cessation of being?

I completely misunderstood the sutta, and he is speaking from the perspective of someone else?

Am I understanding you?
That is my understanding, yes.
by Nicolas
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Confused about MN 60
Replies: 15
Views: 198

Re: Confused about MN 60

The Buddha does know. The Buddha isn't referring to himself in this passage. "A wise man considers thus": this refers to one who does not know, and not knowing, doesn't make a claim, but upon reflection, inclines in one direction. The Buddha aligns with “there definitely is a cessation of being”, i....
by Nicolas
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 8 conditions for samma-sam-buddha
Replies: 14
Views: 1078

Re: 8 conditions for samma-sam-buddha

confusedlayman wrote: Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:18 pm R these from theraveda or mahayana?
Theravada. It's in the Buddhavamsa.
by Nicolas
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 8 conditions for samma-sam-buddha
Replies: 14
Views: 1078

Re: 8 conditions for samma-sam-buddha

Why do you assume a "first" sammasambuddha?
Bhikkhus, this samsara is without discoverable beginning. A first point is not discerned of beings roaming and wandering on hindered by ignorance and fettered by craving.
by Nicolas
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Please help. Buddhism teach we learn from suffering. I need a sutta.
Replies: 30
Views: 1586

Re: Please help. Buddhism teach we learn from suffering. I need a sutta.

Bundokji wrote: Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:21 pm If it was universal law, then animals would be able to understand the Buddha's teachings.
"If it was universal law, then animals would be able to understand the second law of thermodynamics."
by Nicolas
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Please help. Buddhism teach we learn from suffering. I need a sutta.
Replies: 30
Views: 1586

Re: Please help. Buddhism teach we learn from suffering. I need a sutta.

I say, bhikkhus, that faith too has a proximate cause; it does not lack a proximate cause. And what is the proximate cause for faith? It should be said: suffering. This noble truth of suffering is to be fully understood. Stress should be known. The cause by which stress comes into play should be kn...
by Nicolas
Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sequence of gradual training
Replies: 6
Views: 1016

Re: Sequence of gradual training

Thank you, great list!
I would recommend re-formatting your post into paragraphs for greater legibility.
by Nicolas
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why arhant cant be like lay people?
Replies: 13
Views: 2308

Re: Why arhant cant be like lay people?

[james] wrote: Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:40 am Is an Arahant expected to simply wait patiently for death?
Theragatha 11.1, 14.1, & 15.1 wrote: I don’t delight in death,
don’t delight in living.
I await my time
as a worker his wage.
I don’t delight in death,
don’t delight in living.
I await my time,
mindful, alert.
by Nicolas
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: An active moderator shouldn't enter debate
Replies: 31
Views: 14139

Re: An active moderator shouldn't enter debate

The moderators are doing an excellent job, they are some of the more civil and well-behaved members of this forum, and do a great job at separating their moderating power from their personal opinion. I may disagree with some of their personal opinions, but rarely with their moderation.
by Nicolas
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Early suttas that says sotapanna attained nibbana
Replies: 24
Views: 6757

Re: Early suttas that says sotapanna attained nibbana

If i think before 10 years, i had small body.... before 5 years, my body grown bigger than before 10 years ... then i see the impermanance of body compared to 10 years vs 5 years... is it conceptual thinking or direct experience? Conceptual thinking. You are thinking about your body in the past vs....
by Nicolas
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Early suttas that says sotapanna attained nibbana
Replies: 24
Views: 6757

Re: Early suttas that says sotapanna attained nibbana

confusedlayman wrote: Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:00 pm can u tell me difference between "resonable thinking vs pondering dhamma and accepting vs seeing as it is? this is confusing me sometimes
One is conceptual thinking, the other is direct experience, cintāmayā paññā vs. bhāvanāmayā paññā.
by Nicolas
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Early suttas that says sotapanna attained nibbana
Replies: 24
Views: 6757

Re: Early suttas that says sotapanna attained nibbana

This may be relevant: Friend Saviṭṭha, apart from faith, apart from personal preference, apart from oral tradition, apart from reasoned reflection, apart from acceptance of a view after pondering it, I know this, I see this: ‘Nibbāna is the cessation of existence.’ [...] Friend, though I have clearl...
by Nicolas
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Need Mudita Phrases
Replies: 14
Views: 5153

Re: Need Mudita Phrases

May I be free from jealousy.
May all living beings not be deprived of the good fortune they have attained.