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by Sobeh
Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:43 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: something endures unchanged for at least a certain interval
Replies: 399
Views: 29487

Re: something endures unchanged for at least a certain interval

The resolution to the statement "unchanged for at least a certain interval" can be derived from Nanavira's theory of Fundamental Structure, in particular the first few sections of the Dynamic aspect. A knowledge of set theory is helpful.
by Sobeh
Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:04 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: something endures unchanged for at least a certain interval
Replies: 399
Views: 29487

Re: something endures unchanged for at least a certain interval

It's a good point: whether the same or different (and, perhaps to remind us, whether both the same and different or neither the same nor different), perception is nevertheless understandable as a human function. That's all the Dhamma needs to assert in order to be effective.
by Sobeh
Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 22.47: Samanupassana Sutta/Samanupassanaa Sutta
Replies: 15
Views: 3827

Re: SN 22.47: Samanupassana Sutta/Samanupassanaa Sutta

In a momentary model I imagine that we can replace "previous existence"/"future existence" as "cause"/"effect". In a momentary model, the words of Bhikkhu Bodhi are already off-base because they refer to past and future; changing such words ignores the important fact that Bhikkhu Bodhi renders "aka...
by Sobeh
Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Is this important to know?
Replies: 2
Views: 643

Re: Is this important to know?

Equanimous response = sadhu!
by Sobeh
Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 22.47: Samanupassana Sutta/Samanupassanaa Sutta
Replies: 15
Views: 3827

Re: SN 22.47: Samanupassana Sutta/Samanupassanaa Sutta

Having the Sutta describe a descent of the five sense faculties bothered me at first because the passage wasn't "six sense faculties", as elsewhere. In trying to tease out why the Buddha left the mind faculty aside until the next sentence, I found another passage in the Samyutta Nikaya that reflects...
by Sobeh
Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6109
Views: 514284

Re: Suttas relevant to Rebirth?

It might not be germane to most peoples interests, but I found that reading the Upanisads gave me a much better understanding of the histo-cultural context of the Dhamma, rebirth included.
by Sobeh
Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordination without parents permission, is that possible?
Replies: 21
Views: 5292

Re: Ordination without parents permission, is that possible?

So ordination sans parental permission can occur in cases where the parents are, through family tradition and/or the broader culture, going to add householder fetters to one so motivated? (i.e. an arranged marriage) I suppose it seems to reflect the intention of the pre-renunciate. In the Sutta, the...
by Sobeh
Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sitting for long hours
Replies: 38
Views: 3929

Re: Sitting for long hours

It's good to note the connection between mudras and shoulder placement - shoulder and back alignment should definitely take precedence over hand gymnastics.
by Sobeh
Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:21 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordination without parents permission, is that possible?
Replies: 21
Views: 5292

Re: Ordination without parents permission, is that possible?

It's the tenth question asked during the ceremony for higher ordination, I can't see a way around that. 1. Do you suffer from leprosy? 2. Have you got boils? 3. Have you got eczema? 4. Have you got tuberculosis? 5. Do you get epilepsy? 6. Are you a human being? 7. Are you a man? 8. Are you a free ma...
by Sobeh
Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Tibet and The Dalai Lama
Replies: 31
Views: 2593

Re: Tibet and The Dalai Lama

tiltbillings wrote:Are suggesting that this all just "tittle tattle?"
Tiracchána-kathá, actually.
by Sobeh
Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Can a Buddhist drink alcohol in moderation?
Replies: 224
Views: 31907

Re: Can a Buddhist drink alcohol in moderation?

Not the faults of others, nor what others have done or left undone, but one's own deeds, done and left undone, should one consider.

~Dhammapada -verse 50- (Pupphavagga - Flowers)
by Sobeh
Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:44 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Don't wear running shoes?
Replies: 33
Views: 4452

Re: Don't wear running shoes?

With proper technique and a moderate, reasonable conditioning period, most people can run barefoot. It's still inherent in our body mechanics, and only requires acclimation.
by Sobeh
Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:03 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: Snp 5.2 Tissa-metteyya-manava-puccha
Replies: 13
Views: 2694

Re: Snp 5.2 Tissa-metteyya-manava-puccha

If: Object <--- Subject is avijja; then Object <-- (thinker) --> Subject (to use the phrase in the passage) is undefiled in the middle. In other words: seen <-- seer is avijja; therefore seen <-- (seeing) --> seer is undefiled in the middle (referring here to the phrase "in the seen is only the seen...
by Sobeh
Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Are the laws of Kamma Revealed or Deduced?
Replies: 48
Views: 4079

Re: Are the laws of Kamma Revealed or Deduced?

It does not state that Kamma from one lifetime, following death, arises in another. (Right?) And what is the result of kamma? The result of kamma is of three sorts, I tell you: that which arises right here & now, that which arises later, and that which arises following that . This is called the res...
by Sobeh
Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2236
Views: 130827

Re: Nibbana vs. annihilation?

Are you saying that you think of the "Elements" as something akin to fundamental particles? its a common notion It's a sloppy generalization between two concepts developed to explain very different phenomena. Common or not, the notion is wholly flawed. If you wish to speak of elements (dhatu) at al...