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by pegembara
Wed May 27, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Dependent Origination an expression of self-view?
Replies: 24
Views: 628

Re: Is Dependent Origination an expression of self-view?

are you saying I am is false? Not at all. "I am" is merely dukkha. I am is a fetter AGREE hence it's false NOT REALLY It can be true or false depending on which shore one is standing on. True or falsehood are merely viewpoints. The Buddha never declared it as true or false. The relevant question is...
by pegembara
Tue May 26, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Dependent Origination an expression of self-view?
Replies: 24
Views: 628

Re: Is Dependent Origination an expression of self-view?

What about the third possibility? are you saying I am is false? No at all. "I am" is merely dukkha. If "you are" real, then all insults and denigration would then be real for you. If "you are" body then you are subject to aging, sickness, and death. "You" would then want to live a full, enriched li...
by pegembara
Tue May 26, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Dependent Origination an expression of self-view?
Replies: 24
Views: 628

Re: Is Dependent Origination an expression of self-view?

Is Dependent Origination an expression of self-view? Even the idea of that there is a five aggregate seems to be a self-view. What is your opinion on this? Because there has to be a self so there is a always a self view; even no-selfers have a self view, i.e. that they are the body only and there i...
by pegembara
Mon May 25, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Dependent Origination an expression of self-view?
Replies: 24
Views: 628

Re: Is Dependent Origination an expression of self-view?

Is Dependent Origination an expression of self-view? Even the idea of that there is a five aggregate seems to be a self-view. What is your opinion on this? The 5 aggregates are a burden. If you choose to regard them as yours, they become your burden. The task is to lay them down or at least try. Ev...
by pegembara
Sun May 24, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhathu-vibhanga sutta question?
Replies: 43
Views: 1304

Re: Dhathu-vibhanga sutta question?

Because external consciousness would be someone else's consciousness and you wouldn't be directly conscious of it. *** Consciousness is not here or there or in the past or future. Although the objects of consciousness may defer, my consciousness and yours are the same! It isn't young or old, male o...
by pegembara
Sun May 24, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhathu-vibhanga sutta question?
Replies: 43
Views: 1304

Re: Dhathu-vibhanga sutta question?

Consciousness is not here or there or in the past or future. Although the objects of consciousness may defer, my consciousness and yours are the same! It isn't young or old, male or female, etc? Unlike "space" as per the sutta description, consciousness has no boundaries. One could, of course, argue...
by pegembara
Sat May 23, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can craving arise before volition
Replies: 32
Views: 847

Re: Can craving arise before volition

cakkhuñca paṭicca rūpe ca uppajjati cakkhuviññāṇaṃ. tiṇṇaṃ saṅgati phasso. phassapaccayā vedanā. In dependence on the eye and forms, eye-consciousness arises. The meeting of the three is contact. With contact as condition, feeling. Ever had the experience of looking for lost keys which is right unde...
by pegembara
Sat May 23, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can craving arise before volition
Replies: 32
Views: 847

Re: Can craving arise before volition

Dear members , Would it be possible for craving to arise before volition take place , before perception take place , before feeling take place , before contact take place ? Or they all take place at the same moment ? Without contact as condition there is no feeling, perception, craving or volition....
by pegembara
Fri May 22, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Not Identifying with Form or Not Conceiving Form?
Replies: 18
Views: 935

Re: Not Identifying with Form or Not Conceiving Form?

During the night he got up three times thinking it was morning. Rattiyā sudaṃ tikkhattuṃ vuṭṭhāsi pabhātanti maññamāno. Addasā kho bhagavā āyasmantaṃ sāriputtaṃ āyasmantaṃ lakuṇḍakabhaddiyaṃ sekhaṃ maññamānaṃ bhiyyoso mattāya anekapariyāyena dhammiyā kathāya sandassentaṃ samādapentaṃ samuttejentaṃ ...
by pegembara
Mon May 18, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: see it originate, see it stay, see it cease without reminder
Replies: 3
Views: 423

Re: see it originate, see it stay, see it cease without reminder

Contemplate the arising of dukkha and how it keeps arising again and again, and the cause for this. Namely: When this is, that is. From the arising of this comes the arising of that. When this isn't, that isn't. From the cessation of this comes the cessation of that. As an example: "He abused me, he...
by pegembara
Sat May 16, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thinking and Letting go or 'being the not knowing'
Replies: 16
Views: 572

Re: Thinking and Letting go or 'being the not knowing'

Knowing the nature of existence and then letting go is not the same as ‘being the not knowing’. It’s also not simply thinking and letting go of thoughts.

There’s a suggestion that this was understood by Anathapindika.
“Hearing this the householder Anathapindika cried loudly and tears streamed down.”
by pegembara
Sat May 16, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Eckhart Tolle. Your opinion?
Replies: 60
Views: 2874

Re: Eckhart Tolle. Your opinion?

I think his life is improved which is good. if he is enlightened, why not he preach 8NP? also enlighteneed beings cant live 24 hours in lay life he should pass in nibbana or become monk of order. but he is enjoying nice food in metropolitian city More importantly, is he practising or embodying the ...
by pegembara
Sat May 16, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Eckhart Tolle. Your opinion?
Replies: 60
Views: 2874

Re: Eckhart Tolle. Your opinion?

I think his life is improved which is good. if he is enlightened, why not he preach 8NP? also enlighteneed beings cant live 24 hours in lay life he should pass in nibbana or become monk of order. but he is enjoying nice food in metropolitian city More importantly, is he practising or embodying the ...
by pegembara
Fri May 15, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The conditionality of vinnana in the suttas - different formulations
Replies: 83
Views: 2586

Re: The conditionality of vinnana in the suttas - different formulations

If sound vibrations are present but no one is around does, ear-consciousness(sota vinnana) arise? What if someone is around but no sound vibrations are present? Ditto for all the other senses. Without sounds can the "one who hears" be discerned? Without experiences can the "one who experiences" be d...