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by tiltbillings
Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Are there any other schools of Buddhism, besides Theravada, that are not non-dual?
Replies: 29
Views: 2332

Re: Are there any other schools of Buddhism, besides Theravada, that are not non-dual?

Actually in the Mūlamadhyamakakārikā Nagarjuna does not use the term advaya, not does he talk about "nonduality." If advaya is used in terms of the Madhyamaka, it is a much later development. Just looked this up. You're right, I posted an unwarranted assumption :toilet: I did find that the term adv...
by tiltbillings
Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thought substitution vs. Observing feeling
Replies: 208
Views: 16802

Re: Thought substitution vs. Observing feeling

. . . "That's better" ... "Thank you for sharing your opinions; however, I find nothing in them, or their delivery, that is compelling." That overall condescending tone of yours, won't mask the hard facts. Buddha did talk about a "doer" and an "other". Sorry that it goes against your thirty plus ye...
by tiltbillings
Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Paṭicca-samuppāda a "Scientific" Theory of Everything?
Replies: 21
Views: 1464

Re: Is Paṭicca-samuppāda a Theory of Everything?

Have to make amends (though not my fault completely). I am not one to back away from swallowing my pride. What do you guys think? Is Paṭicca-samuppāda a Theory of Everything? Or, an even broader question, is the Dhamma supposed to explain "everything" as some seem to hold or is it more a limited ep...
by tiltbillings
Wed Oct 05, 2016 4:59 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Interpenetrationality
Replies: 89
Views: 9369

Re: Interpenetrationality

------------- Interpenetrationality. Damdifino what this word is supposed to mean in a practical sense. If you are asking about my sticking of the compound affix "-ality" on the end of "Interpenetration", it is technically a redundancy, but one that is well attested in the English language, which, ...
by tiltbillings
Wed Oct 05, 2016 4:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Paṭicca-samuppāda a Theory of Everything?
Replies: 25
Views: 1649

Re: Is Paṭicca-samuppāda a Theory of Everything?

Thanks for posting this. I think your synopsis of the essay is intriguing enough for me to want to read it. I agree with his ideas in what you posted, particularly about what he said in what I left in place below. For me this is quite congruent with vipassana practice. . . . As Hamilton puts it the ...
by tiltbillings
Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thought substitution vs. Observing feeling
Replies: 208
Views: 16802

Re: Thought substitution vs. Observing feeling

ToVincent wrote: . . .
Thank you for sharing your opinions; however, I find nothing in them, or their delivery, that is compelling.
by tiltbillings
Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thought substitution vs. Observing feeling
Replies: 208
Views: 16802

Re: Thought substitution vs. Observing feeling

ToVincent wrote: . . .
That's better.
by tiltbillings
Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Are there any other schools of Buddhism, besides Theravada, that are not non-dual?
Replies: 29
Views: 2332

Re: Are there any other schools of Buddhism, besides Theravada, that are not non-dual?

Actually in the Mūlamadhyamakakārikā Nagarjuna does not use the term advaya, not does he talk about "nonduality." If advaya is used in terms of the Madhyamaka, it is a much later development. Just looked this up. You're right, I posted an unwarranted assumption :toilet: I did find that the term adv...
by tiltbillings
Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Are there any other schools of Buddhism, besides Theravada, that are not non-dual?
Replies: 29
Views: 2332

Re: Are there any other schools of Buddhism, besides Theravada, that are not non-dual?

Everything is brahman, everything is nothing; either way he's still saying everything is the same thing. "[E]verything is nothing" is not what Nagarjuna is saying. And even if he were "Everything is brahman, everything is nothing; either way he's still saying everything is the same thing" is not an...
by tiltbillings
Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Are there any other schools of Buddhism, besides Theravada, that are not non-dual?
Replies: 29
Views: 2332

Re: Are there any other schools of Buddhism, besides Theravada, that are not non-dual?

Since what is now termed as 'non-dual' came about with with the works of Nagarjuna and his interpreters as well as later Yogacara thinkers, I would say that any early Buddhist schools like Sautrantika and Sarvastivad are also not to be seen as 'nondual'. Nagarjuna used the term "non-dual?" No, as y...
by tiltbillings
Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Are there any other schools of Buddhism, besides Theravada, that are not non-dual?
Replies: 29
Views: 2332

Re: Are there any other schools of Buddhism, besides Theravada, that are not non-dual?

Javi wrote:Since what is now termed as 'non-dual' came about with with the works of Nagarjuna and his interpreters as well as later Yogacara thinkers, I would say that any early Buddhist schools like Sautrantika and Sarvastivad are also not to be seen as 'nondual'.
Nagarjuna used the term "non-dual?"
by tiltbillings
Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Please convince me that Theravada Buddhism is NOT a non-dual school
Replies: 13
Views: 742

Re: Please convince me that Theravada Buddhism is NOT a non-dual school

Oops I started to type out a post about my negative experience with the other school but i just realized my OP mentioning the Mayahana in the way that I did could be seen as negative towards that school so I'll delete that section completely. A couple of things. You probably should have left your m...
by tiltbillings
Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Please convince me that Theravada Buddhism is NOT a non-dual school
Replies: 13
Views: 742

Re: Please convince me that Theravada Buddhism is NOT a non-dual school

zan wrote:
I came to Theravada from a non-dual school that taught there is no difference between samsara and Nirvana, there is ultimately no right or wrong and other such teachings that I found to be harmful.
And what school might that be?
by tiltbillings
Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Interpenetrationality
Replies: 89
Views: 9369

Re: Interpenetrationality

Interpenetrationality. Damdifino what this word is supposed to mean in a practical sense.