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by pegembara
Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Confusion about eternally of "soul"
Replies: 64
Views: 8295

Re: Confusion about eternally of "soul"

I'm reminded of the ignoble vs the noble search. To say that deep sleep is nibbana (or parinibbana) I think is totally wrong. Sleep is subject to at least one of the list: birth, aging, sickness, death, sorrow and defilement. Deep sleep of any kind (unconsciousness, coma, etc) is impermanent and, t...
by pegembara
Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Confusion about eternally of "soul"
Replies: 64
Views: 8295

Re: Confusion about eternally of "soul"

According to the Buddha, rupa not only refers to the physical body but also includes everything in the universe as one entity! One entity? Please elaborate. The external world exists in dependence on the 5 senses represented by rupa. No eyes, no color; no ears, no sound, no body no temperature. We ...
by pegembara
Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:10 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Confusion about eternally of "soul"
Replies: 64
Views: 8295

Re: Confusion about eternally of "soul"

Nosta, Hope this helps Rupa = Form Nama = Feelings/ Memories/ Thoughts/ Consciousness ie. vedana/ sanna/ sankhara/vinnana According to the Buddha, rupa not only refers to the physical body but also includes everything in the universe as one entity! Sights, sounds, smells, tastes and touch are receiv...
by pegembara
Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:59 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Confusion about eternally of "soul"
Replies: 64
Views: 8295

Re: Confusion about eternally of "soul"

I am (still) doing some homework, and reading the links someone gave here. From what i understand, "we"/"i" is just the 5 skhandas. "we" are just sensations, volitions, toughts. Nibbana is reached when these cease to exist. So, can i conclude (and i know that i wrong, but i dont get where) that: 1)...
by pegembara
Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Confusion about eternally of "soul"
Replies: 64
Views: 8295

Re: Confusion about eternally of "soul"

Because permanence of any sort isn't a factual reality. The Suttas, time and again, hammer this point home, and consciousness is no exception. Yes, but this doesn't "touch" this out-of-world consciousness which will be ever after arahant's death. This would appear more to be Advaita than Buddhism. ...
by pegembara
Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is this "heart" that is released?
Replies: 27
Views: 3315

Re: What is this "heart" that is released?

"What gains total release from the five khandhas?" "The heart, of course, & the heart alone. It doesn't grasp or get entangled. No more poison of possessiveness, no more delusion, it stands alone. No saññas can fool it into following along behind them." The Ballad of Liberation from the Khandhas Aj ...
by pegembara
Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Is ownership just an illusion?
Replies: 20
Views: 2718

Re: Is ownership just an illusion?

I was watching this movie and one of the main character has a terminal disease and on her final moments in life with her lover by her side, she says "Suddenly I feel like...I have never owned anything at all" That line in the movie made me think about how much in our society we focus on acquiring t...
by pegembara
Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How do you suppose Karma works the way it does?
Replies: 27
Views: 3793

Re: How do you suppose Karma works the way it does?

The principle of Dependent Origination shows the interdependence and interrelation of all things in the form of a continuum. As a continuum, it can be analyzed from a number of different perspectives: In essence, this general principle corresponds to what is known in Pali as idappaccayata, the princ...
by pegembara
Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Sutta Readers: Shoot Me Down, Please
Replies: 120
Views: 14605

Re: Sutta Readers: Shoot Me Down, Please

Hi nowheat “And what is the right view that is without effluents, transcendent, a factor of the path? The discernment, the faculty of discernment, the strength of discernment, analysis of qualities as a factor for Awakening, the path factor of right view of one developing the noble path whose mind i...
by pegembara
Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:48 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How far back can you strip the Buddha's teachings?
Replies: 83
Views: 11300

Re: How far back can you strip the Buddha's teachings?

Thank you for posting this. I have had a serious disease and faced death. That disease has a possibility of recurrence so about once a year I am retested. With each test I face my mortality and fear of death. With each test my fear of death lessens. I hope over the next years my health situation wi...
by pegembara
Sat Oct 31, 2009 3:36 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How far back can you strip the Buddha's teachings?
Replies: 83
Views: 11300

Re: How far back can you strip the Buddha's teachings?

I don't see how eliminating karma and rebirth leaves a practical eightfold path to liberation, or a comprehensible set of four noble truths and am more than a little curious how any such system may retain the label "buddhism." Thanks. Karma is essential, rebirth not. Thank you for those quotations,...
by pegembara
Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:10 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How far back can you strip the Buddha's teachings?
Replies: 83
Views: 11300

Re: How far back can you strip the Buddha's teachings?

I don't see how eliminating karma and rebirth leaves a practical eightfold path to liberation, or a comprehensible set of four noble truths and am more than a little curious how any such system may retain the label "buddhism." Thanks. Karma is essential, rebirth not. It is also clear that Buddha ha...
by pegembara
Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How far back can you strip the Buddha's teachings?
Replies: 83
Views: 11300

Re: How far back can you strip the Buddha's teachings?

If anything should make me believe in rebirth, it must be this eternal rebirth-debate, which seems to be eternally reborn whenever buddhists meet! :lol: But the debate is confusing two very different issues and mixing them up. The first of these issues is: Does rebirth occur? The second is: Did the...
by pegembara
Fri Oct 30, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Mindful tricks or treats?
Replies: 7
Views: 1330

Re: Mindful tricks or treats?

Try this

Manual of Self-Awareness

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by pegembara
Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:59 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: what happens after death?
Replies: 18
Views: 3616

Re: what happens after death?

Chris[/quote] Why is there a gap in memory resulting from death consciousness? Like all people, I can't remember my previous life or infancy, and I can barely remember early childhood. But I can remember everything after that clearly. When you talk about rebirth-linking consciousness, how is this si...