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by pegembara
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Among the Twelve Nidānas, why does Avijjā lead to Saṅkhāra?
Replies: 18
Views: 411

Re: Among the Twelve Nidānas, why does Avijjā lead to Saṅkhāra?

Avijja is not realising that "All" is burning. Without disenchantment(nibbida) sankhara(preparations will keep arising). The sequence “nibbidā virāgā nirodhā". "Bhikkhus, all is burning. And what is the all that is burning? "The eye is burning, forms are burning, eye-consciousness is burning, eye-co...
by pegembara
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sankhara or dhamma?
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Re: Sankhara or dhamma?

This has indubitably been asked many times, but the words are so common I'm not going to even attempt to search the forum for an answer, so I was hoping wise folk here could help me. Sabbe sankhara anicca. Sabbe sankhara dukkha. Sabbe dhamma anatta. Is this statement true: Sabbe dhamma anicca? Is t...
by pegembara
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Existence and bhava
Replies: 17
Views: 517

Re: Existence and bhava

IMO namarupa is the 5 aggregates or the totality of experience or the "world"(loka). "I will teach you the origination of the world & the ending of the world. Listen & pay close attention. I will speak." https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn12/sn12.044.than.html Origin of stress and ending ...
by pegembara
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: In which sutta does the Buddha explain what no self means?
Replies: 28
Views: 1037

Re: In which sutta does the Buddha explain what no self means?

Self means dukkha. You can work out from this what liberation from dukkha means. Hint- The complete absence of self views. No I, me or mine stories. "This is how he attends inappropriately: 'Was I in the past? Was I not in the past? What was I in the past? How was I in the past? Having been what, wh...
by pegembara
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Existence and bhava
Replies: 17
Views: 517

Re: Existence and bhava

Now what, bhikkhus, is the Nibbana-element with no residue left? Here a bhikkhu is an arahant... completely released through final knowledge. For him, here in this very life, all that is experienced, not being delighted in, will be extinguished. That, bhikkhus, is called the Nibbana-element with no...
by pegembara
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Existence and bhava
Replies: 17
Views: 517

Re: Existence and bhava

Does the existence meaning as alive and existing carry same meaning as bhava or becoming or continuation ? What then is No coming back to renewed existence ? Not being Alive and Not Existing ? Not Existing appear to be a kind of annihilation . “It is because of ignorance, this great delusion, that ...
by pegembara
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What decides my choices and actions?
Replies: 10
Views: 252

Re: What decides my choices and actions?

What/who acts is not a valid question. The proper way is to ask what condition leads to those choices and actions? "You" feel hot, so "you" turn up the cooler for example. Perhaps it is contact at the six senses and so forth. "Lord, who feels?" "Not a valid question," the Blessed One said. "I don't ...
by pegembara
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: No soul, consciousness confused?
Replies: 30
Views: 1030

Re: No soul, consciousness confused?

Hello everyone, I'm really sorry these are basic questions but i did a search on this forum about these all but still confused. So if there is no soul in buddhism what goes to the next life? If it is consciousness that goes to the next life, how can you say body doesn't make consciousness, so when ...
by pegembara
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Namarupa as name & form or mentality & materiality ?
Replies: 63
Views: 1423

Re: Namarupa as name & form or mentality & materiality ?

If one were to look at the interplay between namarupa and vinnana, namarupa is the "known" ie. the seen, heard, smelled, tasted, touched, felt, perceived,(re)-cognised. Basically the objects of six senses(ayatana) or the conditioned or the All. Mind-matter sounds reasonable. The Blessed One said, "W...
by pegembara
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Namarupa as name & form or mentality & materiality ?
Replies: 63
Views: 1423

Re: Namarupa as name & form or mentality & materiality ?

Rupa is a Sanskrit word meaning "form," which refers to the appearance of physical objects in yogic, Hindu and Buddhist philosophy. It is said that rupa is not just the physical existence of an object, but also its tangible nature. Therefore, the concept of rupa also encompasses the impression that ...
by pegembara
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: arhat afflicted with neurodegenerative diseases ?
Replies: 21
Views: 784

Re: arhat afflicted with neurodegenerative diseases ?

The arahant has woken up from the dream of existence. Like Humpty Dumpty, he/she cannot be put together again. The pieces remain broken.

IMO
by pegembara
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 524
Views: 12829

Re: Monastics and suicide

Thanks. It is a good sutta to prove that Buddha did not approve of suicide. The sutta shows that asubha meditation is not suitable for many and anapanasati is safer. And the Buddha was not infallible. Now on that occasion the Blessed One, with many lines of reasoning, was giving the monks a talk on...
by pegembara
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: seer and object (duality)
Replies: 17
Views: 1162

Re: seer and object (duality)

Then acc to bahia sutta, we should not eat and just dye? In process of eating only eating act is there. Eating act is to continue the aggregates so if aggregares are disease why continue its action? You are getting it wrong. Aggregates are not the problem. You mistakenly taking them to be you or yo...
by pegembara
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: seer and object (duality)
Replies: 17
Views: 1162

Re: seer and object (duality)

Then acc to bahia sutta, we should not eat and just dye? In process of eating only eating act is there. Eating act is to continue the aggregates so if aggregares are disease why continue its action? You are getting it wrong. Aggregates are not the problem. You mistakenly taking them to be you or yo...
by pegembara
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why is consciousness 6-fold in the suttas?
Replies: 40
Views: 1236

Re: Why is consciousness 6-fold in the suttas?

Why is consciousness 6-fold in the suttas? Why is that particular model of consciousness used? Why split up consciousness in this way? Why not just say that consciousness takes different objects at different times? The only difference between ear and eye consciousness is the object of consciousness...