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by daverupa
Wed May 04, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Coffee, Chocolate and the 5th Precept
Replies: 66
Views: 5882

Re: Coffee, Chocolate and the 5th Precept

:alien: Well, sorry to bother y'all. Saying someone is on a crusade, presenting irrational and absurd information and then responding with a cartoon emoticon is so very good argumentation. If you are going to direct near-offensive comments at someone and then leave, why post at all for maybe no oth...
by daverupa
Tue May 03, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Coffee, Chocolate and the 5th Precept
Replies: 66
Views: 5882

Re: Coffee, Chocolate and the 5th Precept

:alien:

Well, sorry to bother y'all.
by daverupa
Tue May 03, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Coffee, Chocolate and the 5th Precept
Replies: 66
Views: 5882

Re: Coffee, Chocolate and the 5th Precept

...in a way, you could say that large doses of caffeine would have very similar effects as low doses of methamphetamine, or other drugs in the same category. This is absurd. Coffee has an effect, but so does sugar. You haven't demonstrated that it leads to heedlessness in the way that alcohol consu...
by daverupa
Tue May 03, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Precepts for Personal Practice
Replies: 29
Views: 2540

Re: Precepts for Personal Practice

It looks like various expansions on the 8 precepts alongside some pro-social specifics & other bhavana tidbits. But why set out a list of specifics, except to provide examples? Why not establish mindfulness & clear comprehension as general orientations, and practice creative application of Sila from...
by daverupa
Mon May 02, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Timeless model of Paṭiccasamuppāda
Replies: 403
Views: 28021

Re: Timeless model of Paṭiccasamuppāda

Are we talking about contact or feeling? It doesn't matter, since the arahant experiences both as a set of aggregates which are not clung to. When there is experience for the arahat, those things that used to be self are still there and what used to be contact is there as well, but it no longer bet...
by daverupa
Mon May 02, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Timeless model of Paṭiccasamuppāda
Replies: 403
Views: 28021

Re: Timeless model of Paṭiccasamuppāda

I'm trying to figure out what this timelessness claim is meant to support. It's got to be something important to warrant this ongoing defense, but I can't see what the point is.
by daverupa
Mon May 02, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Timeless model of Paṭiccasamuppāda
Replies: 403
Views: 28021

Re: Timeless model of Paṭiccasamuppāda

So, if an arahant experiences contacts, sometimes pleasant & sometimes painful & sometimes neutral, how can we say that "the paticcasamuppada" for an arahant is timeless?

Because, sometimes there is one sort of feeling, sometimes another sort of feeling. Sometimes - not timeless at all.
by daverupa
Mon May 02, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Timeless model of Paṭiccasamuppāda
Replies: 403
Views: 28021

Re: Timeless model of Paṭiccasamuppāda

Just wondering about something I would not consider any aspect of an arahant's experience to be contact because, when I also read He understands thus: ‘Birth is destroyed, the holy life has been lived, what had to be done has been done, there is no more coming to any state of being.’ “If he feels a ...
by daverupa
Mon May 02, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Where are the post-annihilationist monastics?
Replies: 65
Views: 6039

Re: Where are the post-annihilationist monastics?

vinasp wrote: Perhaps I don't really understand what your question is.
Annihilationism in the Suttas. Find citations & contexts. Or not. Thank you.
by daverupa
Sun May 01, 2016 11:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Where are the post-annihilationist monastics?
Replies: 65
Views: 6039

Re: Where are the post-annihilationist monastics?

I think that Wanderers decide to join the Sangha because they are impressed by the Buddha or his Disciples, and by the quality of the teachings. Sure, any aspect of the Triple Gem will attract them if they are attracted to Buddhism... There is no 'conversion' in the sense that they have to change t...
by daverupa
Sun May 01, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Where are the post-annihilationist monastics?
Replies: 65
Views: 6039

Where are the post-annihilationist monastics?

I decided that this was probably a very useful question to follow up on. First: (8) “Bhikkhus, of the speculative views held by outsiders, this is the foremost, namely: ‘I might not be and it might not be mine; I shall not be, and it will not be mine.’ For it can be expected that one who holds such ...
by daverupa
Sun May 01, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 2011
Views: 202089

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

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by daverupa
Sun May 01, 2016 2:04 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Goal of the path: "nirvana" vs "nirodha"?
Replies: 58
Views: 6831

Re: Goal of the path: "nirvana" vs "nirodha"?

Lazy_eye wrote:Is there some slight disagreement here as to whether existence exists?
I bet it's a case where the term 'existence' as 'permanence' is being thought about & argued, where 'existence' as 'currently-steady-state' (what we might call 'change-while-standing') is all that it needs to mean.
by daverupa
Sat Apr 30, 2016 1:29 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: just a quick chess game
Replies: 5
Views: 916

Re: just a quick chess game

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by daverupa
Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation traditions?
Replies: 7
Views: 1142

Re: Meditation traditions?

Most of the stuff you're hearing about is based on the Vipassana movement; this movement is a category within Buddhist meditation generally.