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by Sam Vara
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam
Replies: 159
Views: 2033

Re: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam

I am not conversing with you. I am providing guidance for readers to help them to not fall into the traps Ceisiwr and Sam Vara are in. That's good of you, but to spell it out, could you explain to readers exactly what trap you think Ceisiwr and I are in? You are unable to discern when you are cours...
by Sam Vara
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam
Replies: 159
Views: 2033

Re: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam

Even asserting "this is a metaphysical claim" in the context of seeing mere words is an extreme view far off the middle way teachings of the Buddha and only shows that the one asserting such hasn't practiced enough yet and misconstrues the Buddha's middle way teaching as a philosophical view in the...
by Sam Vara
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam
Replies: 159
Views: 2033

Re: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam

Even asserting "this is a metaphysical claim" in the context of seeing mere words is an extreme view far off the middle way teachings of the Buddha and only shows that the one asserting such hasn't practiced enough yet and misconstrues the Buddha's middle way teaching as a philosophical view in the...
by Sam Vara
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Funeral of Luang Por Baen
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: Funeral of Luang Por Baen

:candle: :candle: :candle:
by Sam Vara
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam
Replies: 159
Views: 2033

Re: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam

Sorry but I won't converse with you about that topic any further because you have shown earlier that you don't even follow the suttas but prefer the teachings of philosophers. That is why you are arguing on an utterly worldly level here. It's your prerogative to choose who you converse with, of cou...
by Sam Vara
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam
Replies: 159
Views: 2033

Re: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam

Nonsense. Could you please respond more courteously, rather than being dismissive, even if you don't agree with something? It is common parlance to say "there is no money" after having looked into one's purse and not finding money. 'There' refer to the purse. It might be common parlance, but the po...
by Sam Vara
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam
Replies: 159
Views: 2033

Re: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam

“There is no self” is a strong metaphysical claim. Not at all. If you look into your purse but can't find any money 'There is no money' isn't a strong metaphysical claim either. Looking into a purse and not finding money there is merely an empirical claim. Looking into a purse and saying that "ther...
by Sam Vara
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dear to your Self
Replies: 31
Views: 292

Re: Dear to your Self

I don’t get it. :shrug: I’m not saying it’s incorrect. I just don’t get it. I’ve been told I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed on occasion. Sorry, my fault for not explaining properly. I just mean that Pali uses the term we translate as "self" - atta - in different ways. Sometimes it might mean t...
by Sam Vara
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Neutering animals.
Replies: 15
Views: 229

Re: Neutering animals.

Keeping pets is not discouraged in the canon that I am aware of. Keeping agricultural or farming animals is discussed more I believe. Neutered animals live longer typically, so I am not sure there is an argument that is sutta based against keeping pets or neutering them. It would be up to personal ...
by Sam Vara
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Neutering animals.
Replies: 15
Views: 229

Re: Neutering animals.

Bundokji wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:44 pm
Does neutering animals remove the sexual desire? or merely remove the ability to copulate?
Normally, the desire as well.
by Sam Vara
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Neutering animals.
Replies: 15
Views: 229

Re: Neutering animals.

hermitwin wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:36 pm
My good friend is an animal lover.
Is there bad Karma when animal lovers neuter the animals?
As ever, it depends on the intention involved. Normally the intention is good, for reasons to do with the welfare of the animal and its owner and others that they meet. So good kamma, in that case.
by Sam Vara
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dear to your Self
Replies: 31
Views: 292

Re: Dear to your Self

I wonder how others interpret this use of the word “Self” against the standard teachings of “not-self”? I interpret it to mean that the word (rather like the archaic use of our term "soul") can be used to mean either an unchanging essence which is part of us; or as an identifier of a particular ind...
by Sam Vara
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dear to your Self
Replies: 31
Views: 292

Re: Dear to your Self

I wonder how others interpret this use of the word “Self” against the standard teachings of “not-self”? I interpret it to mean that the word (rather like the archaic use of our term "soul") can be used to mean either an unchanging essence which is part of us; or as an identifier of a particular ind...
by Sam Vara
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: What is the best translation of atthī’ti?
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: What is the best translation of atthī’ti?

Ceisiwr wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:43 pm
I’m having trouble translating “atthī’ti”. Any help would be much appreciated.
Hi Ceisiwr,

atthi means "is", "exists", or "is found to be", etc.

Putting a macron over the i to make it ī and adding ti just means that it comes at the end of a quote.
by Sam Vara
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Do we take this lifetime knowledge to the next life?
Replies: 14
Views: 314

Re: Do we take this lifetime knowledge to the next life?

Do we take this lifetime knowledge to the next life? Ven. Vijithanada argues that we accumulate a lot of knowledge (sanna or perception) from childhood to adulthood. He said, contrary to popular belief, we do not take this knowledge to the next life. What is your opinion? Sutta Samutta CD 2 Track 7...