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by Akhandha
Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
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Re: Is there consciousness in Nibbana?

SarathW wrote:
Freedom to do anything.
Who said that you have to do things.
This is the unrest.
It's boring to death to do nothing! I hate doing nothing.
SarathW wrote:
So, it's unconscious state.
No it is the remainder less perception and feeling.
no perception + no feeling = uncosciousness
no use of such a remainder.
by Akhandha
Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
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Re: Is there consciousness in Nibbana?

Consciousness is a part of five aggregate. So Nibbana is not consciousness. So, it's unconscious state. Like Superman, you mean. Is that even possible in your opinion? Of course, it is possible. If you store your consciousness, you can do all you want. Consciousness (in my opinion) is like a seed e...
by Akhandha
Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
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Re: Is there consciousness in Nibbana?

Poor Buddha. It means he got into a prison without possibility of exit. Not a prison -- the opposite; being free without the possibility of going back to prison. Removing the possibility of incarnation and suffering. I can't understand. If it's so as Buddha says, what's the use of being Arahant if ...
by Akhandha
Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
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Re: Is there consciousness in Nibbana?

Can Buddha incarnate again at his will? Can he think, experience emotions, do anything at his will? Can he become conscious or inconscious at his will? No. All conditioned things ie. volition, thoughts, consciousness and emotions are not self. Poor Buddha. It means he got into a prison without poss...
by Akhandha
Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
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Re: Is there consciousness in Nibbana?

Do you mean empty space? Yes. What number of jhana is it? The Buddha still stands after the fire has gone out. Can Buddha incarnate again at his will? Can he think, experience emotions, do anything at his will? Can he become conscious or inconscious at his will? This is Nibbana, mind object. The vo...
by Akhandha
Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
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Re: Is there consciousness in Nibbana?

Seeing is "eye consciousness", hearing is "ear consciousness" What about seeing mental pictures and hearing mental sounds (thoughts)? What are they perceived by? By mind? About forms: there is an endless black space without forms. What is it? What is it perceived by? Though presumably consciousness...
by Akhandha
Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
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Re: Is there consciousness in Nibbana?

Nicolas wrote: What about cessation of perception & feeling?
Yes, no feeling, no thinking, no perception, neither subject nor object. Just about it I say: end of consciousness (awareness).
by Akhandha
Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
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Re: Is there consciousness in Nibbana?

The idea of "if there's something not available to direct perception which can reload the processes" is not in line with the discoveries made upon direct knowing. This idea comes from my experience. It is so when I'm alive: consciousness can disappear and rearises again. It makes me suppose this me...
by Akhandha
Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
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Re: Is there consciousness in Nibbana?

Nicolas wrote: There is the guarantee that they won't arise again, birth is ended, there is no craving, no fuel for becoming.
As for Buddha's teaching - yes. But if there is SOMETHING (not available for direct perception) which can reload all the processes, so the Buddha's theory crumbles to dust.
by Akhandha
Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
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Re: Is there consciousness in Nibbana?

The Blessed One said, "What is the All? Simply the eye & forms, ear & sounds, nose & aromas, tongue & flavors, body & tactile sensations, intellect & ideas. This, monks, is called the All. [1] Anyone who would say, 'Repudiating this All, I will describe another,' if questioned on what exactly might...
by Akhandha
Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
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Re: Is there consciousness in Nibbana?

Spiny Norman wrote: I've also heard vinnana anidassana desccribed as "consciousness without surface", so perhaps it transcends the usual subject-object duality?
You mean, a consciousness which is aware of everything at once?
by Akhandha
Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
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Re: Is there consciousness in Nibbana?

SarathW wrote:
Any consciousness has an object. What's the object of this vinnana anidassana?
You hit the nail.
This is a very good question.
:clap:
;)
by Akhandha
Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
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Re: Is there consciousness in Nibbana?

Is there consciousness in Nibbana? There is vinnana anidassana, which Bhikkhu Nanananda describes as the non-manifestive consciousness of the Arahant, and Bhikkhu Bodhi describes as the Arahants consciousness during the meditative experience of Nibbana. Yes, I've heard about vinnana anidassana. I d...
by Akhandha
Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
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Re: Is there consciousness in Nibbana?

the perception of impermanence is a great practice forms of energy change all the time, but the energy itself never disappears. there is deep calm underneath everything that moves and changes. this calm never changes. an ever clear awareness. I understand well what Dzogchen and Mahayana are talking...
by Akhandha
Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
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Re: Is there consciousness in Nibbana?

Not clinging, he is not agitated. Being unagitated, he personally attains Nibbāna. He understands: ‘Destroyed is birth, the holy life has been lived, what had to be done has been done, there is no more for this state of being.’” What's good in non-existence?... never_doing_nothing.... oh, so boring...