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by mikenz66
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: duality and non-duality in theravada
Replies: 56
Views: 1441

Re: duality and non-duality in theravada

1. In the suttas the description of the name+form nidana looks roughly equivalent to the five aggregates, so I fail to see how it could equate merely to the "objects seen" by "me". This interpretation seems to hinge on the idea of a mutual dependence of consciousness and name+form, and the interpla...
by mikenz66
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 20.3 Kula Sutta. Families.
Replies: 9
Views: 123

Re: SN 20.3 Kula Sutta. Families.

Loving kindness seems to commonly be invoked for protection. Here's a sutta about protection from animals: https://suttacentral.net/an4.67 ... I love the footless creatures, the two-footed I love, I love the four-footed, the many-footed I love. ... snakes and scorpions, centipedes, spiders and lizar...
by mikenz66
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 20.3 Kula Sutta. Families.
Replies: 9
Views: 123

Re: SN 20.3 Kula Sutta. Families.

Bhikkhu Bodhi's comments: “Bhikkhus, just as it is easy for burglars to assail those families that have many women and few men, so too it is easy for nonhuman beings to assail a bhikkhu who has not developed and cultivated the liberation of mind by lovingkindness. The simile is also at Vin II 256,16...
by mikenz66
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 20.3 Kula Sutta. Families.
Replies: 9
Views: 123

SN 20.3 Kula Sutta. Families.

SN 20.3 Kula Sutta. Families. Translated by Bhikkhu Sujato As a family with few men and many women is easily attacked, non-human beings may attack a mendicant without love. https://suttacentral.net/sn20.3 At Sāvatthī. “Mendicants, those families with many women and few men are easy prey for bandits...
by mikenz66
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?
Replies: 179
Views: 1983

Re: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?

cappuccino wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:27 pm
mikenz66 wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:15 pm
After that, the arahant continues until final breakup of the body.
Parinirvana isn't annihilation
Well, OK, I being brief. The body of the arahant continues until it breaks up... :tongue:

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Mike
by mikenz66
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?
Replies: 179
Views: 1983

Re: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?

Returning more to the topic, there are, it seems, no aggregates during the nibbana "experience". Sorry, but I still don't understand what you mean "nibbana experience". Isn't Nibbana basically a state of mind free from the taints? I'm talking about the cessation that is the topic of this thread. In...
by mikenz66
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?
Replies: 179
Views: 1983

Re: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?

"Well then, friend Kotthita, does the Tathagata not exist after death?" "Friend, that too has not been declared by the Blessed One: 'The Tathagata does not exist after death.'" Exactly, it's an invalid question: “Then is this your view: ‘A Realized One exists after death. This is the only truth, ot...
by mikenz66
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?
Replies: 179
Views: 1983

Re: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?

Is one non-percipient in parinibbana? The very idea of "one in parinibbana" (or, final nibbana, to be more precise) is a wrong view (eternalist self-view). Exactly. It's the same invalid question as "does a tathagata/arahant exist after death?", "does an arahant/tathagata experience dukkha?" and so...
by mikenz66
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?
Replies: 179
Views: 1983

Re: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?

I'm skeptical of this idea that there are "clinging aggregates" and "non-clinging aggregates". Can you explain what that would be like? "Clinging aggregates" are simply those aggregates currently being grasped. For example a lot of vedana is actually neutral, and therefore doesn't lead to grasping....
by mikenz66
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Touching Money
Replies: 31
Views: 390

Re: Touching Money

pilgrim wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:09 am
Thanks Robert. Could you cite the sutta please? and would you know the Pali word translated as money here?
The references are here: https://www.budsas.org/ebud/ebsut018.htm

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Mike
by mikenz66
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?
Replies: 179
Views: 1983

Re: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?

Here is a useful thread on the "clinging aggregates". Perhaps "clinging aggregates" should be discussed there: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=6867 However, one last point. In this thread there is a bit of an essay by Bhikkhu Sujato: https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/bhikkhu-bodhis-a...
by mikenz66
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Touching Money
Replies: 31
Views: 390

Re: Touching Money

SarathW wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:27 am
One issue Id like to raise is that if Ven Jayasara, for example, needs to travel
Why monks have to travel by automobiles and planes?
Can't they walk like Jason the wondering monk?
It's hard to get to New Zealand by walking...

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Mike
by mikenz66
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?
Replies: 179
Views: 1983

Re: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?

cessation, although not of perception and feeling Do show us a sutta that shows that the aggregates are present in the nibbana "experience"... Nibbana is described as the cessation of the taints. It is the clinging aggregates which cease, not aggregates per se. Note the distinction in the Khandha S...
by mikenz66
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Touching Money
Replies: 31
Views: 390

Re: Touching Money

It's not a credit card, its something that someone has put money on for me, not all that different then a lay person taking care of a bank account for you. I have a similar thing for the subways of NYC, a card that each time I use the price is deducted from the person's account. ... Thanks for all ...
by mikenz66
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the Tathagata is the title exclusively apply only to the Buddha ?
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: Does the Tathagata is the title exclusively apply only to the Buddha ?

Bhikkhu Analayo has some comments about this in his Dictionary entry: https://www.buddhismuskunde.uni-hamburg.de/pdf/5-personen/analayo/encyclopedia-entries/tathagata.pdf He comments that the tetralemma about the Tathagata is probably of non-Buddhist origin. I've heard (in recordings...) him mention...