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by Twilight
Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Original teachings of the Buddha
Replies: 75
Views: 8192

Re: Original teachings of the Buddha

Thank you Banthe. I never knew about that. But this is something extremely minor and very far away from claiming that "SN focus is only on the present time". There are also those repetitive suttas with "the past as impermanent 3 times" or "the past as no self 3 times etc. And many many other. The wa...
by Twilight
Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"
Replies: 223
Views: 25044

Re: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"

I have already explained you that you're perspective is NOT "phenomenological" at all and is just a normal human/normal buddhist perspective. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phenomenology_(philosophy) To be phenomenologycal, you should have responded that your family will not exist after you die and o...
by Twilight
Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"
Replies: 223
Views: 25044

Re: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"

And maybe you are curious why people perceive things differently. Why people can get to have different hobbies. Well, it is because every element has characteristics. And by moving the attention on a certain caracteristic, by constantly giving attention to that characteristic - certain feelings will...
by Twilight
Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"
Replies: 223
Views: 25044

Re: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"

That is not at all a phenomenological/existentialist/postmodernist perspective that you are explaining over there. It is a normal human perspective. Using the cool word "phenomenon" instead of the buddhist word "perception" does not make it "phenomenological perspective". And yes, perceptions differ...
by Twilight
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"
Replies: 223
Views: 25044

Re: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"

But will phenomena arise for other people than Cownah ? Are there other beings existing in the world, with their own phenomenological world, for witch phenomena will continue to appear even if cownah dies ?
by Twilight
Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The Two Wheels
Replies: 56
Views: 4502

Re: The Two Wheels

Why do people go to mahayana ? I'm from a country with 0,2% irreligious people so I was a christian before. After I became a buddhist, I went straight to theravada without even reading more than a wikipedia page about mahayana because I wanted to know what the central figure of the religion was sayi...
by Twilight
Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The Two Wheels
Replies: 56
Views: 4502

Re: The Two Wheels

I am absolutely shocked and so sad to hear this. I always taught there are like 10 theravadians for a mahayanist. Is this true at least for converts ? Born-into-buddhism do not count. And what is more sad is that there are only 4 Theravada countries left. I think Buddha prediction that his teachings...
by Twilight
Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Original teachings of the Buddha
Replies: 75
Views: 8192

Re: Original teachings of the Buddha

5. Evidence of the theory of the existence of past, future, and present time (Sarvastivada) in SA, as against the PaIi tradition's acceptance of only the existence of present time in SN. I've never saw such a thing in SN. There are numerous suttas about suffering in the past, in the present, in the...
by Twilight
Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The Two Wheels
Replies: 56
Views: 4502

Re: The Two Wheels

I find this extremely strange. I've read somewhere a tibetan guy complaining Theravada has a monopoly in the west. And giving the success of Mahasi, basically all people who start off as interested in meditation end up in Theravada. Is this really true that mahayana is equal or maybe even more popul...
by Twilight
Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The Two Wheels
Replies: 56
Views: 4502

Re: The Two Wheels

I just checked the news section and so many threads are locked: http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewforum.php?f=47 Why do they have double number of users online but double smaller number of guests ? Isn't Theravada much more popular in the west ? I had always been under the impression that Tibetan Budd...
by Twilight
Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The Two Wheels
Replies: 56
Views: 4502

Re: The Two Wheels

I just checked the news section and so many threads are locked: http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewforum.php?f=47

Why do they have double number of users online but double smaller number of guests ? Isn't Theravada much more popular in the west ?
by Twilight
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The Two Wheels
Replies: 56
Views: 4502

Re: The Two Wheels

to avoid transforming religious persuasion into identity politics, in an attempt to avoid overly unskillful sectarian polemics. I'm a borderline sectarian theravadian :evil: So it would have been good to include an option for me too There are definitely some, uh, "strong" (to put it mildly) persona...
by Twilight
Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"
Replies: 223
Views: 25044

Re: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"

It says that aggregates can be said to "exist", and there are other suttas that go to show precisely what "existence" means in the context of the Dhamma and how limited it is. Suttas like SN 12.15 speak of "to what extent is there right view" and explains that "when one sees the origination of the ...
by Twilight
Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"
Replies: 223
Views: 25044

Re: My criticism of Nanavira and other "existentialist"

What do you think about this ? 1 (1) Winds At Savatthı. “Bhikkhus, when what exists, by clinging to what, by adhering to what, does such a view as this arise: ‘The winds do not blow, the rivers do not flow, pregnant women do not give birth, the moon and sun do not rise and set but stand as steady as...