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by boris
Mon May 02, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Timeless model of Paṭiccasamuppāda
Replies: 403
Views: 28005

Re: Timeless model of Paṭiccasamuppāda

"Paul Davy"
No, I proclaim neither existence nor non-existence.
The Dhamma is down the middle, between the two...
So your girlfriend neither exist nor non-exist, but what is the middle way in this case?
by boris
Mon May 02, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Timeless model of Paṭiccasamuppāda
Replies: 403
Views: 28005

Re: Timeless model of Paṭiccasamuppāda

To say "Body exist" and "I exist" are not statements on the same level. Bhava in Pali is supported by self-identification with things. For puthujjana and for arahat things are or exist, it is the attitude: This is mine, this I am , this is my self which makes difference.
by boris
Mon May 02, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Timeless model of Paṭiccasamuppāda
Replies: 403
Views: 28005

Re: Timeless model of Paṭiccasamuppāda

To think anything "actually exists" is to fabricate bhava, yet be ignorantly unaware that bhava is a product of fabrication and ignorance. I would say that statement To think anything "actually exists" is to fabricate bhava, yet be ignorantly unaware that bhava is a product of fabrication and ignor...
by boris
Mon May 02, 2016 4:50 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 1.49-52. Pabhassara Sutta. Luminous.
Replies: 18
Views: 2815

Re: AN 1.49-52. Pabhassara Sutta. Luminous.

In either case, there is no suggestion here that the “radiant mind” be connected with Nibbana. Quite the opposite: the whole point of the sutta is that it can be defiled, so it cannot be Nibbana. Bhikkhu Sujato It is rather strange interpretation, I would say that the whole point of the sutta is th...
by boris
Mon May 02, 2016 1:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Timeless model of Paṭiccasamuppāda
Replies: 403
Views: 28005

Re: Timeless model of Paṭiccasamuppāda

"With craving, holding" "With holding, being" Being? And by this you mean what? By that Nanamoli Thera understood concept "I am" - the main culprit of samsara and of dukkha. "So he has this seeing and he has also this attitude "I am", but as long as there is the attitude "I am" there is organizatio...
by boris
Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Kamma, Ethics and Hume
Replies: 37
Views: 2327

Re: Kamma, Ethics and Hume

Ethic usually is based on saddha. Who is intelligent enough to trust Lord Buddha, will keep 5 precepts, because he knows / believes that to break them would have a painful results. So authority is important: “Bhikkhus, for a faithful disciple who is intent on fathoming the Teacher’s Dispensation, it...
by boris
Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Timeless model of Paṭiccasamuppāda
Replies: 403
Views: 28005

Re: Timeless model of Paṭiccasamuppāda

Be wary of passing the judgment: obscure. To find something obscure poses no difficulty, elephants and poodles find many things obscure.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
by boris
Fri Apr 29, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nanamoli Thera on Truths
Replies: 4
Views: 817

Nanamoli Thera on Truths

Article may serve as a good introduction to Dhamma and since it is rather unknown, I think there is no harm to post it here. If a man is observant of the insecurity and pain in the world, and if he is not forgetful, he cannot but be impelled to put questions about the world and his relation to it. T...
by boris
Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Timeless model of Paṭiccasamuppāda
Replies: 403
Views: 28005

Re: Timeless model of Paṭiccasamuppāda

(...) The sheaves are, according to this text: name-&-form -- consciousness [/i], and according to the from one comes the other. Name and form and consciousness are conditioned, conditioning processes, which is to say that their relationship is also a dynamic process, as the text itself makes quite...
by boris
Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Timeless model of Paṭiccasamuppāda
Replies: 403
Views: 28005

Re: Timeless model of Paṭiccasamuppāda

Two sheaves of reeds standing leaning against one another, most obviously do not describe relation of cause and effect, but relation of dependence: when this is - this is. And this relation is atemporal, it says, whatever this is, it is only when this is. As to application in daily life, I am guess...
by boris
Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Timeless model of Paṭiccasamuppāda
Replies: 403
Views: 28005

Re: Timeless model of Paṭiccasamuppāda

Excellent! But if you read SDC's post, it seems that the Phenomenological reading has craving inbuilt into feeling, on account of the "this-this" interpretation. That flies in the face of MN 148. I do not now how you face MN 148, however, since cessation of craving is synonym of nibbana, craving as...
by boris
Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Timeless model of Paṭiccasamuppāda
Replies: 403
Views: 28005

Re: Timeless model of Paṭiccasamuppāda

I have yet to have yet see a well stated definition of "atemporality" and why it must be applied to paṭiccasamuppāda, and why once so applied make Dhamma practice better. I can provide description of atemporality, and this description comes from Sutta on paṭiccasamuppāda, "Very well then, Kotthita ...
by boris
Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Timeless model of Paṭiccasamuppāda
Replies: 403
Views: 28005

Re: Timeless model of Paṭiccasamuppāda

But in this case puthujjana may be temporarily free from sensual urges, nevertheless craving survives in the form of anusaya, usually translated as "underlying tendency". A couple of things: It is not that craving survives, as such; rather, I would read it as that the potential for craving survives...
by boris
Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Timeless model of Paṭiccasamuppāda
Replies: 403
Views: 28005

Re: Timeless model of Paṭiccasamuppāda

Excellent! But if you read SDC's post, it seems that the Phenomenological reading has craving inbuilt into feeling, on account of the "this-this" interpretation. That flies in the face of MN 148. I do not now how you face MN 148, however, since cessation of craving is synonym of nibbana, craving as...
by boris
Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Timeless model of Paṭiccasamuppāda
Replies: 403
Views: 28005

Re: Timeless model of Paṭiccasamuppāda

Excellent! But if you read SDC's post, it seems that the Phenomenological reading has craving inbuilt into feeling, on account of the "this-this" interpretation. That flies in the face of MN 148. I do not now how you face MN 148, however, since cessation of craving is synonym of nibbana, craving as...