Search found 274 matches

by sunnat
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Form is emptiness
Replies: 115
Views: 3066

Re: Form is emptiness

The way I see it: . . The concept of emptiness has two parts. 1. An empty mindset or awareness in order to see reality as it really is. 2. That which one attains as the process of purification proceeds as a result of 1. From satipatthana sutta: "... "This is body!" Thus he develops his awareness to ...
by sunnat
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Form is emptiness
Replies: 115
Views: 3066

Re: Form is emptiness

Indeed. However it is possible that Buddha did say something like it and the monk, or author, is correctly paraphrasing and it's not just a opinion. This is the thread, from bottom of this page onwards, a discussion about whether it's Theravada or not : https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=5...
by sunnat
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Form is emptiness
Replies: 115
Views: 3066

Re: Form is emptiness

Yes. There was a fairly deep discussion on just that point on this forum in 2012. I don't think it was resolved. Both sides seem quite well schooled and certain. We'll see. With metta
by sunnat
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The most influential modern theravada books written
Replies: 17
Views: 540

Re: The most influential modern theravada books written

just to go way outside the box : The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac :smile:
by sunnat
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Form is emptiness
Replies: 115
Views: 3066

Re: Form is emptiness

http://www.chinabuddhismencyclopedia.com/en/index.php?title=Pa%E1%B9%ADisambhid%C4%81magga_Su%C3%B1%C3%B1at%C4%81kath%C4%81 Paṭisambhidāmagga Suññatākathā "What is supreme emptiness? This dhamma is supreme, this dhamma is superior, this dhamma is excellent: the calming of all fabrications, the relea...
by sunnat
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Form is emptiness
Replies: 115
Views: 3066

Re: Form is emptiness

You're right as written in the post it is B. :smile: tomorrow I'll go to the library and do a search. For some reason (I've mentioned this before) when I follow a link to sutta central from my android tablet, chrome, I always get a blank page so off to the library.

Thanks re Dhammapada
by sunnat
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Form is emptiness
Replies: 115
Views: 3066

Re: Form is emptiness

:anjali: Apparently there are more than 2000 suttas in that collection. I found a reference to the collection saying it contains that quote about nibbana and emptiness. It'll likely take some time to track the actual sutta down.
by sunnat
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana and unconcious state same?
Replies: 36
Views: 924

Re: Nibbana and unconcious state same?

:anjali: "perceptions as vedana is not felt by an individual say in a state of fainting mode or in sleep" - something is felt by a something when an individual is sleeping. Example: bed sores come to mind. Incapacitated people need to be manually turned so that they don't develop bed sores. Mobile p...
by sunnat
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Form is emptiness
Replies: 115
Views: 3066

Re: Form is emptiness

From the same : " 'Nibbana paranam sunnam' and 'Nibbanam paramam sukham', which translate as 'Nibbana is the supreme emptiness' and 'Nibbana is the supreme happiness'." :anjali: :heart:

apparently it's in the 'Samyutta Nikaya' collection of suttas
by sunnat
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Form is emptiness
Replies: 115
Views: 3066

Re: Form is emptiness

"truth-discerning awareness must be so impeccably clear that one has not the slightest feeling of "self" or "belonging to a self" for it to be called paramam sunnam, supreme emptiness. Supreme emptiness is Nibbana because it completely extinguishes the things that are on fire, the stream or whirlpoo...
by sunnat
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dreams.?
Replies: 15
Views: 364

Re: Dreams.?

Thank you. That led to an old topic here : https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?t=10807 And that led to : https://legacy.suttacentral.net/en/mil6.3.5 ‘Venerable Nāgasena,... "Or again, O king, just as the glory of a sun veiled in fog is imperceptible, as its rays, though they do exist, are unable t...
by sunnat
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dreams.?
Replies: 15
Views: 364

Re: Dreams.?

Justin, is there a link to the sutta you mention..? I found one version but no mention of anything that could be interpreted as you say. Some more ideas : alaya vijnana - a fourth century Mahayana concept meaning roughly a storehouse of kamma seed anusaya - latent tendencies The answer may be in san...
by sunnat
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dreams.?
Replies: 15
Views: 364

Re: Dreams.?

Wise words Volo. Thank you. 'ever happy may I be, may I from dukkha be free, with friends and neutral ones also, may my foes be happy too... Thanks for the links, Dinsdale. For some reason (it's been so for a while) whenever I follow a link to suttacentral.net I get a blank page?? The other link sta...
by sunnat
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dreams.?
Replies: 15
Views: 364

Dreams.?

Where are dreams.? Where do they come from.? Why are they..?

____