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by Coëmgenu
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1158
Views: 131340

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

I'll decide what I post, thanks, along with what I consider to be of value. OK. This is exactly what happened in the past too. People (including bhikkhus) just bow out of the discussion when they do not have answers. In my opinion, vinnana is a key concept. If one wants to understand what Nibbana i...
by Coëmgenu
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Deleting account functionality
Replies: 4
Views: 780

Re: Deleting account functionality

Generate a random string of numbers you cannot remember. Write it down once. Change your password to that. Now destroy the paper.

Voila, account deleted.
by Coëmgenu
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is paññā, prajñā or prāṇa ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1435

Re: Is paññā, prajñā or prāṇa ?

When you add the participial kṛt affix ण ṇa, to the root वा √ vā, to make the noun निर्वाण nirvāṇa, you still have to give the affix a meaning. In the word nirvāṇa, there is the meaning of the preposition, the root, and the affix. So, strictly speaking, the affix is not a noun, but it has this mean...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nāgārjuna
Replies: 24
Views: 1720

Re: Nāgārjuna

But what do you think of this? All Buddhas either speak of self or speak of no self. All dharmas’ true aspect, within this, there is neither self nor no self. All dharmas’ true aspect is defined as mental activity’s and spoken language’s ending. There is no arising and no cessation, there is calm e...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nāgārjuna
Replies: 24
Views: 1720

Re: Nāgārjuna

When you use negative spin on your sentence, then you understand what i said. Now you asked question: 'what' That says you are pro Nagarjuna. Wiki search show he denies true self. You dislike Mahayana. You are mutual with Nagarjuna because of true self. I am not DylanJ, but I am confused by what yo...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nāgārjuna
Replies: 24
Views: 1720

Re: Nāgārjuna

Why just Nagarjuna? wouldn't anyone who does commentary and analysis fall under your fetish rule. What? My point is that Nāgārjuna takes directly from the early buddhist texts in his works When you use negative spin on your sentence, then you understand what i said. Now you asked question: 'what' T...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nāgārjuna
Replies: 24
Views: 1720

Re: Nāgārjuna

Even Venerable Sujāto's off-the-cusp unpublished translation was better than Kalupahana's. ātmety api prajñapitam anātmety api deśitam | “Self” is just a designation, and even “not-self” is just a teaching. buddhair nātmā na cānātmā kaścid ity api deśitam || The Buddha taught that there’s not even s...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nāgārjuna
Replies: 24
Views: 1720

Re: Nāgārjuna

This is the translation I have of the relevant verses from Kalupahana: "The Buddhas have make known the conception of self and taught the doctrine of no-self. At the same be, they have not spoken of something as the self or as the non-self." "When the sphere of though has ceased, that which is to b...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nāgārjuna
Replies: 24
Views: 1720

Re: Nāgārjuna

This is a wonderful thread. Yes, obviously Venerable Nāgārjuna had a thorough Buddhist education for his time (which is far more thorough than anything we could hope for in this day and age!) , but ultimately, IMO, Theravādin's who like Ven Nāgārjuna must compare even the words from him that seem le...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1158
Views: 131340

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

:rofl:
We can NEVER get answers to these questions by using Sanskrit literature
Mate, that tells me you didn't look at the Pāli. It's literally the same thing.
by Coëmgenu
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1158
Views: 131340

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

May I ask you what is the meaning of the word kāmacchanda? You may read the post " Key to Calming the Mind – The Five Hindrances " to know more about the five hindrances including kāmacchanda. So kamacchanda is translated as five sense desires in that article. My question is still the same. If one ...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Teaching of Master Paramahamsa Nithyananda
Replies: 2
Views: 445

Re: Teaching of Master Paramahamsa Nithyananda

I can't understand this man's accent :cry:

Can you summarize the similarities and differences you found?
by Coëmgenu
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Alchemy symbols as Kasina
Replies: 6
Views: 806

Re: Alchemy symbols as Kasina

Why do terra and earth have different symbols?

Why does fire have two different symbols?
by Coëmgenu
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Maraṇasati in non-buddhist literature
Replies: 7
Views: 1392

Re: Maraṇasati in non-buddhist literature

I wanted to respond to you, Zom, but I was unsure of how to do so politely. The clip you shared of orthodox Eastern Europe reminded me of accounts of naked śramaṇa, like Kassapa as attested to in SN41.9, and ascetics to acted like dogs, attested to in sources like DN 24, who sometimes apparently "di...
by Coëmgenu
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Maraṇasati in non-buddhist literature
Replies: 7
Views: 1392

Re: Maraṇasati in non-buddhist literature

This monk is dead to the world:
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His vestments hide his body, replaced as it is with outward symbols of the instruments of the passion, the devices used to kill Jesus.