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by pegembara
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Existence and bhava
Replies: 17
Views: 632

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: 291

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: 1204

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: 2636

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: 2636

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: 1044

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: 592
Views: 19319

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: 2567

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: 2567

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: 2501

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...
by pegembara
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: seer and object (duality)
Replies: 17
Views: 2567

Re: seer and object (duality)

Is the Bahiya Sutta passage about the experience of "non-duality", the merging of knower and known, or is it describing the cessation of self-view? And what is the practical difference? IMO the root problem is the believe that there is a "self" that is experiencing or seeing. Once that "self" disap...
by pegembara
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: seer and object (duality)
Replies: 17
Views: 2567

Re: seer and object (duality)

quantum.jpg "Now, this is the path of practice leading to the cessation of self-identification. One assumes about the eye that 'This is not me, this is not my self, this is not what I am.' One assumes about forms... One assumes about consciousness at the eye... One assumes about contact at the eye....
by pegembara
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: seer and object (duality)
Replies: 17
Views: 2567

Re: seer and object (duality)

quantum.jpg "Now, this is the path of practice leading to the cessation of self-identification. One assumes about the eye that 'This is not me, this is not my self, this is not what I am.' One assumes about forms... One assumes about consciousness at the eye... One assumes about contact at the eye....
by pegembara
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: What are the meditation objects make you ignorant?
Replies: 11
Views: 694

Re: What are the meditation objects make you ignorant?

How do you see Anicca, Dukkha and Anatta in the breath? Breathing or "the process" occurs. "You" don't actually breath. Most of the time "you" aren't even aware of it. What if you suffer from asthma or pneumonia? Can you breathe in without having to breathe out? "Bhikkhus, breathing is not-self. We...