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by dhamma_spoon
Sun Aug 01, 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Moment to moment rebirth
Replies: 69
Views: 3871

Re: Moment to moment rebirth

That stands even if physical birth and death are not factored in. Yes, and that's the beauty of this concept. Tep :stirthepot: ---- What concept? :shrug: I am sorry, Sunrise. The concept was discussed earlier but the layer of messages burried it deep down. Here is what I wrote earlier : "Rebirth" i...
by dhamma_spoon
Sun Aug 01, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is a belief in rebirth necessary for practice?
Replies: 33
Views: 2917

Re: Is a belief in rebirth necessary for practice?

I would say that karma and rebirth are inextricaly intertwined and hence it is hardly possible to elieve in one without the other. Understanding that the law of karma is real is surely one of the requirements before attaining to Sotapanna..?? Certainly for myself an understanding that the Buddha pr...
by dhamma_spoon
Sun Aug 01, 2010 2:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Moment to moment rebirth
Replies: 69
Views: 3871

Re: Moment to moment rebirth

Tep I have to ask...do you know that this image :stirthepot: means "to make trouble" ? If that IS what you mean then ok... :tongue: Thanks, my friend. No, I sincerely did not! But I think of it as a Dhamma pot with a stirring spoon -- a peaceful interpretation. So when you see this image again, thi...
by dhamma_spoon
Sun Aug 01, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Confused about Buddhism
Replies: 44
Views: 3849

Skills of a Good Cowherd

:focus: Hi, Retro - I strongly feel that you are pushing these intelligent members to move into the direction you want as if they were your cows. Develop the skills of a good cowherd : The Blessed One said: "Monks, a cowherd endowed with eleven factors is incapable of looking after a herd so that i...
by dhamma_spoon
Sun Aug 01, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Moment to moment rebirth
Replies: 69
Views: 3871

Re: Moment to moment rebirth

PeterB wrote:That stands even if physical birth and death are not factored in.
Yes, and that's the beauty of this concept.

Tep :stirthepot:
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by dhamma_spoon
Sun Aug 01, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Moment to moment rebirth
Replies: 69
Views: 3871

Re: Moment to moment rebirth

Aloka wrote:
porpoise wrote:
dhamma_spoon wrote:
But what is it that is reborn in every moment?

P

Atta (self)


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Hi, Aloka --

You don't mean the kind of atta that is permanent, do you? :jawdrop:
by dhamma_spoon
Sun Aug 01, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Moment to moment rebirth
Replies: 69
Views: 3871

Re: Moment to moment rebirth

Nothing is reborn. ... All there are to be found are conditions which are the product of conditions. Sounds good to me. P Hi Porpoise, Shonin - Dhamma_spoon: "The 'death' and 'rebirth' in every moment is just a logical deduction and extrapolation of the original dependent origination (Paticcasamupp...
by dhamma_spoon
Sun Aug 01, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Moment to moment rebirth
Replies: 69
Views: 3871

Re: Moment to moment rebirth

"Moment to moment rebirth" does not appear to be a consistent expression. Is moment meant to negate "continuum" (or "life")? If yes, neither is there a "continuum" (i.e. "life") that can be perceived nor is there a "moment" that can be perceived. But both, a "continuum" (i.e. "life") and a "moment"...
by dhamma_spoon
Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Moment to moment rebirth
Replies: 69
Views: 3871

Re: Moment to moment rebirth

a thing doesnt have the power to endure for a second moment because it's dependent upon causes and conditions, and those causes and conditions are constantly changing. on the other hand its not as though you are bob in one moment and then jim in the next.. there is still some sort of continuation p...
by dhamma_spoon
Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:33 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Confused about Buddhism
Replies: 44
Views: 3849

Re: Confused about Buddhism

Kenshou wrote:Eh? It's just a phrase, you silly people. :thinking:
Well, what did you expect? I am just a silly spoon hanging in the Dhamma pot! :stirthepot:
by dhamma_spoon
Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Confused about Buddhism
Replies: 44
Views: 3849

Re: Confused about Buddhism

imagemarie wrote:
you know the drill
:woohoo:
Yeah, so let him "drill" us through. :guns:
by dhamma_spoon
Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:10 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Confused about Buddhism
Replies: 44
Views: 3849

Re: Confused about Buddhism

OcTavO wrote:
Kenshou wrote:But joy never stays and suffering always returns, too.
^^^^
:thumbsup:
Hi, OcTavo and Kenshou -

Does the same suffering return time after time, or is it a different one? :stirthepot:
by dhamma_spoon
Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:27 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Confused about Buddhism
Replies: 44
Views: 3849

Re: Confused about Buddhism

Hi, El Gallo - Let's have a conversation ! El Gallo: 'I am wondering if I could state my beliefs and see if anyone could tell me just how and where my beliefs contrast with theravada buddhism? That would be a great starting litmus test to see where I stand in relation to the subject.' Dhamma Spoon: ...
by dhamma_spoon
Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:58 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi, from Texas.
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: Hi, from Texas.

El Gallo wrote:Hello. I saw this forum and thought I might join. Nice to be here. :coffee:
Welcome, Gallo!
It is also nice for a Texan like me to welcome another Texan like you. :hug:

Tep
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by dhamma_spoon
Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Maha Sudassana Sutta
Replies: 5
Views: 885

Re: Maha Sudassana Sutta

Thank you for reading and responding Dhamma Spoon! All things in the world are insubstantial. When one realizes this truth, one feels wearied of suffering. This is the way of purification. ~Scott Hi, friend Antropolis - You're right about "the way of purification". I must contemplate more on nibbid...