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by 5heaps
Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:14 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Materialism and Buddhism
Replies: 32
Views: 3874

Re: Materialism and Buddhism

Material things are all we can be certain of existing. To posit the existence of anything else requires assumptions to be made. you should really think about that over and over. its an amazing thing to say. as noam chomsky puts it, "what mind-body problem? we already got rid of the mechanical view ...
by 5heaps
Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:40 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Buddhism anti-thinking?
Replies: 129
Views: 9162

Re: Is Buddhism anti-thinking?

I can't help but wonder how you view people with whom you have genuine grievances. You seem quite spiteful. i am repeating what the Buddha said. better to fall off the cliff of eternalism than the cliff of nihilism. the words 'idiot' and 'stupid' denote people of low intelligence. You cannot have h...
by 5heaps
Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:03 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: What is Delusion?
Replies: 54
Views: 4500

Re: What is Delusion?

What exactly is delusion and how is it supposed to be removed? :coffee: delusion is an active misapprehension. there are 2 levels, conceptual misapprehension and innate misapprehension. innate misapprehension is a cognitive error almost inseparable from mental activity. to stop it you have to reach...
by 5heaps
Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: something endures unchanged for at least a certain interval
Replies: 399
Views: 28160

Re: something endures unchanged for at least a certain interval

Moreover, the individuation of phenomena requires apperceptive memory recognition (saññā) and conceptual designation (paññatti) for differentiation. All such individuation is fabricated, relational, and conventional, and therefore phenomena cannot be established as ultimately existent. this doesnt ...
by 5heaps
Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Buddhism anti-thinking?
Replies: 129
Views: 9162

Re: Is Buddhism anti-thinking?

basically, such fellows are just really stupid people. This actually says quite a lot about you 5heaps, and it is not good. obviously i am fudging the meaning of stupid a little bit. but not too much. a person can be really really really sharp and still be a complete and utter idiot. this is undeni...
by 5heaps
Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:11 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Materialism and Buddhism
Replies: 32
Views: 3874

Re: Materialism and Buddhism

Even our thoughts are material, electronic impulses between various neurons in the brain. not even the most materialistic scientist will claim that this has been scientifically verified. this is because correlation is not scientific evidence. furthermore they have not yet located the correlate for ...
by 5heaps
Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Past, Present & Future Illusory?
Replies: 21
Views: 1797

Re: Past, Present & Future Illusory?

Do you think there is a “raw world”? of course. awareness needs *gasp* something to be aware of. i wonder what you mean exactly by "attention is conditioned by [...] consciousness" though. consciousness is already conditioned since its dependent on its causes and conditions. therefore does the quot...
by 5heaps
Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation, conditionality, and anatta
Replies: 298
Views: 24131

Re: Meditation, conditionality, and anatta

This, btw, is one of the reasons for dukkha, the 1st NT. You can't control the aggregates so that only good stuff ever happens for ever and ever. Things happen due to impersonal causes & conditions and not due to Self Agency of the Agent standing behind 5 aggregates. did the Ajahn teach that the ob...
by 5heaps
Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:57 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Buddhism anti-thinking?
Replies: 129
Views: 9162

Re: Is Buddhism anti-thinking?

Last I heard Dawkins was still pretty vague about Buddhism stating: "It's a philosophy." or something to that accord, but clearly this shows the lack of thinking and exploration on his part as Buddhism in it's popular form is just as much a religion as Christianity. Yes, I recall being disappointed...
by 5heaps
Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6109
Views: 496952

Re: the great rebirth debate

thats offtopic. rebirth doesnt refer to just birth of i, it refers to other specific events (ie. the generation of consciousness due to the final moment of consciousness in this life) No that was a later idea. If Im right it came from Vasubandhu It was an attempt to try and cram Buddhadhamma into a...
by 5heaps
Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: sensing and cognizing
Replies: 40
Views: 2730

Re: sensing and cognizing

External object is Rupa, conceptualization is Nama External object is cause, conceptualization is effect without the cause there would be no effect there would be no conceptualizing mind the cause is impermanent, the effect is impermanent there is only arising, and passing away with metta did you w...
by 5heaps
Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6109
Views: 496952

Re: the great rebirth debate

Birth of "I" is the the result of ignorance based contact thats offtopic. rebirth doesnt refer to just birth of i, it refers to other specific events (ie. the generation of consciousness due to the final moment of consciousness in this life) Views about past or future arise via clinging no, as you ...
by 5heaps
Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What did the Buddha have to say about God?
Replies: 34
Views: 2450

Re: What did the Buddha have to say about God?

"anicca" and "khana" are two different words, though the latter is inexplicably tied up with the former. Yes, but they are not interchangeable words. ok if you dont accept that things are momentary, you have to explain what THING is impermanent. because we already did. the thing which is impermanen...
by 5heaps
Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6109
Views: 496952

Re: the great rebirth debate

"He understands as it really is, "impermanent form , ... consciousness." rebirth is a function of consciousness etc. once consciousness is understood rebirth is understood. a future instance or previous isntance of consciousness isnt a view, its an understanding of consciousness. a view about a fut...
by 5heaps
Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:30 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: something endures unchanged for at least a certain interval
Replies: 399
Views: 28160

Re: something endures unchanged for at least a certain interval

An nice example of an informal logical fallacy. i didnt use it as a proof for something else, i just stated the fact But who knows where your ideas come from, where they are grounded? my logic comes from kamma. if objects themselves cant maintain their characteristic natures as they are undergoing ...