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by ToVincent
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Existence of Nibbana
Replies: 1194
Views: 50345

Re: On the Existence of Nibbana

Ceisiwr wrote: Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:34 pm ToVincent

Ah so you are the messiah who will revive the Dhamma. Got it. Well aren’t we lucky.
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by ToVincent
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Existence of Nibbana
Replies: 1194
Views: 50345

Re: On the Existence of Nibbana

... Silly! Not that far, my boy. What I would call silly, is to be a low-life snitch - like a little mafia rat, playing virtuous among its kind. That I call silly. Silly would be like taking the anagram of Mara Vas (Light of Mara), to try to fool people. That I would call very silly. But having goo...
by ToVincent
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Existence of Nibbana
Replies: 1194
Views: 50345

Re: On the Existence of Nibbana

ToVincent And what is not Theravada in what I said above — If I may ask? The Theravadin position is that all dhammas are not-self. Did I ever say the contrary? Redefine dhamma. What's generating such an annoyance on your part? The constant derailing of threads in inappropriate sub-sections through ...
by ToVincent
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Existence of Nibbana
Replies: 1194
Views: 50345

Re: On the Existence of Nibbana

ToVincent ... :roll: Bear in mind this is the "General Theravada" sub-section of the page. If you want to go on promoting your views its best you do it in "Connections to other paths" section. And what is not Theravada in what I said above — If I may ask? What's generating such an annoyance on your...
by ToVincent
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Existence of Nibbana
Replies: 1194
Views: 50345

Re: On the Existence of Nibbana

Is Nibbana worth to be called self? of course not, because every form of conceit and identification is Dukkha: Your total ignorance about the Indian philosophy of the time, is confusing you; and results in a flawed logic. For the most part, Buddha adresseses the non-existence of a self within the W...
by ToVincent
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Entering jhana 1.
Replies: 52
Views: 15173

Re: Entering jhana 1.

Thank god we have the insight of ToVincent and his dodgy indology over the wisdom of the ancient Theras. Aren't we just lucky ;) Let's put it this way: - Your buddhagossa wrote his little gem, pretty much a millennium after Buddha's death. - Buddha had said that his Teaching would be corrupted afte...
by ToVincent
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Entering jhana 1.
Replies: 52
Views: 15173

Re: Entering jhana 1.

I must say that the Visuddhimagaga has been a great help to me. I had struggled for years on how to understand how to reach the arupa-niddesa (particularly space) - then evrything became clearer. Almost a millenium after Buddha died, another "utterance of Bhuddha" (buddha-ghosa) came to shed some li...
by ToVincent
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Entering jhana 1.
Replies: 52
Views: 15173

Re: Entering jhana 1.

Hello, To enter jhana 1 or even 2,3.. How do you meditate? Do you do the sati pathan 4 (watching body, feeling, mind, emotion) or do you just watch the in and out of breath or do you just watch the mind and the thoughts (vipassana). How do you enter jhana 1 and feel happy? Thank you. Follow the pro...
by ToVincent
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: difference between hoti and atthi
Replies: 6
Views: 4241

Re: difference between hoti and atthi

..... Here again that good old superiority complex of the Western world. The absolute need to pair Western philosophy with the Eastern one - while gently implying that the latter was not soooo radically distinctive, and without equal. And that, maybe... Under the cover of the "Universalist" deficie...
by ToVincent
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Existence of Nibbana
Replies: 1194
Views: 50345

Re: On the Existence of Nibbana

Groper's soup.
by ToVincent
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ajo, Amatta, Nibbāna & Vaya
Replies: 32
Views: 19003

Re: Ajo, Amata, Nibbāna & Vaya

auto wrote: Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:06 pm perhaps few words on it?
No auto.
Sorry — no ying-yang in this thread, please.

Plus amṛta is the negation of mṛta (past participle of mṛ).
Nothing to do with ṛta.
Please refer to this dictionary: https://sanskrit.inria.fr/DICO/index.fr.html
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by ToVincent
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ajo, Amatta, Nibbāna & Vaya
Replies: 32
Views: 19003

Re: Ajo, Amatta, Nibbāna & Vaya

Thankfully, the Buddha - once the correct lexicography is applied - has a simple way to speak.
These cittakkharā, cittabyañjanā, bāhirakā, fancy and nonsensical talks, outside the canon, are just pure verbiage lacking emptiness, profoundness and a supramundane dimension.
by ToVincent
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ajo, Amatta, Nibbāna & Vaya
Replies: 32
Views: 19003

Re: Ajāta, Amatta, Nibbāna & Vaya

Greetings TO MODERATOR: I REALLY DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THIS THREAD HAS BEEN TAKEN TO "CONNECTION TO OTHER PATHS" ?!?!? Explain point by point, please. Thank you. Because Discovering Theravada is a section for beginners to ask questions... not for others to raise obtuse points. Aside from that you're...
by ToVincent
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ajo, Amatta, Nibbāna & Vaya
Replies: 32
Views: 19003

Re: Ajāta, Amatta, Nibbāna & Vaya

What do you mean by: "tendency to advert to the Sanskrit, even when presented with the Buddha's actual words in Pali." I mean that in response to another question about the Buddha's lifespan you started to talk about his "following/believing in the Vedic creed"; and in an earlier thread you asked f...
by ToVincent
Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ajo, Amatta, Nibbāna & Vaya
Replies: 32
Views: 19003

Re: Ajāta, Amatta, Nibbāna & Vaya

. Originally, I did not open this thread in "connection to other paths". So, if you want to talk about "Taoist yoga", please feel free to open another thread. Thank you. i'm not discussing Taoist Yoga, the information is for context purposes. The point in the OP, is that there is an unborn both in ...