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by santa100
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 301
Views: 3062

Re: Theravada against mathematics

The infinity of past lives follows from the absence of the first element in the chain of elements (dhammas). This infinity is enough for the theorem to be valid. Obviously that's a claim, not a proof, for you really don't know how infinite into the future it's gonna take for you and me to "print". ...
by santa100
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 301
Views: 3062

Re: Theravada against mathematics

With respect to any flow from the dhammas on which the concept of a living being superimposes, in the past there will be an infinite number of dhammas of that flow. Any stream of dhammas has no beginning. Therefore, each stream - being an endless succession of events - should already contain the ac...
by santa100
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 301
Views: 3062

Re: Theravada against mathematics

The probability of detecting an event in an infinite series of events is either 1 or 0. If the achievement of Nibbana refers to possible events, it must be found in an infinite series of past events: the probability of finding It in the past is 1. But how infinite is that infinite series of past ev...
by santa100
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there such a thing as collective kamma ?
Replies: 10
Views: 222

Re: Is there such a thing as collective kamma ?

Do you think is there such a thing as collective kamma ? Collective kamma ultimately also boils down to individual kammas. Ancient battles usually involved grand armies of hundreds of thousands troops and when one side won, it wasn't a pretty picture for the other side. Lots of killing, pillaging, ...
by santa100
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Dukkha jati punappunam
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: Dukkha jati punappunam

Why care about that past if, with a totally new identity, we don’t feel hurt? I think you already answered your own question with this: Yes, there is the current experience of dukkha which we better deal with first Notice that past and present are all relative. What you consider the present now wou...
by santa100
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Girl Cinca : Was it among THE EIGHT GLORIOUS VICTORIES?
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: The Girl Cinca : Was it among THE EIGHT GLORIOUS VICTORIES?

The Buddha miraculously made the bandages, extra clothing fall apart, revealing her deceit, that she was not even pregnant. Actually it was Sakka who exposed her tricks: Just at that moment, Sakka’s throne became hot. Reflecting, he perceived the reason: “Cincamanavika is accusing the Tathagata of ...
by santa100
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha say gods exist?
Replies: 20
Views: 464

Re: Did Buddha say gods exist?

I found that the above discussion is a bit ambiguous to me. Ven. Bodhi's version is a bit clearer: [the brahmin student Sangārava:] But how is it, Master Gotama, are there gods?” [the Buddha:] “It is known to me to be the case, Bhāradvāja, that there are gods.” “But how is this, Master Gotama, that...
by santa100
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Study should only be done with the intention of freeing ?
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: Study should only be done with the intention of freeing ?

He had emphasized that the Pariyatti should be done with the Nissaranajjhasaya (Nissarana Ajjhasaya) and if not it will lead even to the destruction of the Sasana apart from personal downfall. He had mentioned a story about a scholar-monk who was the main cause for dis-continuation the Sasana of Ka...
by santa100
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why thought (vitakka) is not consider as something mental (mano/citta) ?
Replies: 46
Views: 668

Re: Why thought (vitakka) is not consider as something mental (mano/citta) ?

Will be happy to answer. But you've been continuously dodging my 2 questions: Your questions are unbeneficial, imo. To answer them would be Wrong Speech for me. Sutta says Right Speech is beneficial. Unfortunately you've started Wrong Speech long ago. It's good that you recognize it now. Better lat...
by santa100
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why thought (vitakka) is not consider as something mental (mano/citta) ?
Replies: 46
Views: 668

Re: Why thought (vitakka) is not consider as something mental (mano/citta) ?

please. Evidence. Where did the Buddha teach the following in the suttas? Feeling/Perception obviously are related to mind/citta. But technically they're not classified as elements within the Citta group. Instead they belong to the Cetasika/Mental Factors group, which is bound up with the Citta gro...
by santa100
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why thought (vitakka) is not consider as something mental (mano/citta) ?
Replies: 46
Views: 668

Re: Why thought (vitakka) is not consider as something mental (mano/citta) ?

DooDoot wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:41 am
santa100 wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:39 am
Then please provide the exact link...
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=2169
Exact link to the Exact evidence backing up your claim that: "Since Abhidhamma often contradicts sutta, it seems obvious the Abhidhamma writers were not Arahants." please.
by santa100
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why thought (vitakka) is not consider as something mental (mano/citta) ?
Replies: 46
Views: 668

Re: Why thought (vitakka) is not consider as something mental (mano/citta) ?

Please provide evidence to your claim: "Since Abhidhamma often contradicts sutta, it seems obvious the Abhidhamma writers were not Arahants." This has been discussed elsewhere. :focus: Then please provide the exact link to the exact evidence backing up your claim that: "Since Abhidhamma often contr...
by santa100
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why thought (vitakka) is not consider as something mental (mano/citta) ?
Replies: 46
Views: 668

Re: Why thought (vitakka) is not consider as something mental (mano/citta) ?

You've just dismissed the Abhidhamma, an entire Pitaka within the Ti-Pitaka as papanca? the most vivid proof of DooDoot's papanca in action. The Buddha was the perfect teacher. Buddha did not speak the Abhidhamma. Since Abhidhamma often contradicts sutta, it seems obvious the Abhidhamma writers wer...
by santa100
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why thought (vitakka) is not consider as something mental (mano/citta) ?
Replies: 46
Views: 668

Re: Why thought (vitakka) is not consider as something mental (mano/citta) ?

Feeling/Perception obviously are related to mind/citta. But technically they're not classified as elements within the Citta group. Instead they belong to the Cetasika/Mental Factors group, which is bound up with the Citta group. The Comy. used the analogy of the King and his retinue to describe thi...
by santa100
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why thought (vitakka) is not consider as something mental (mano/citta) ?
Replies: 46
Views: 668

Re: Why thought (vitakka) is not consider as something mental (mano/citta) ?

We'll see about that. The fact is, I quoted MN 118, but you & SarathW continue to rebel against the Dhamma. So far I only see James Tan having a problem with what you wrote. James appears to be only begging me to answer his question. "Rebel against the Dhamma" eh? Your Papanca obviously knows no bo...