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by Dmytro
Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:37 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Sutta length as a proxy for authenticity
Replies: 27
Views: 3761

Re: Sutta length as a proxy for authenticity

Hi Retro, Do you think this is an accurate rule-of-thumb (if so, how accurate?) or are there other rules-of-thumb which provide a better pointer as to the accuracy of suttas and their legitimacy as artefacts that genuinely reflect the word of Buddha? In my opinion, this rule is misleading. There are...
by Dmytro
Sat Aug 15, 2009 6:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Visual: Non-time-delineated model of Dependent Origination
Replies: 74
Views: 9167

Re: Visual: Non-time-delineated model of Dependent Origination

Hi Retro, Ignorance has ceased, the supramundane consciousness has no found footing in name-and-form. "Person" is just a conventional designation for the perceived continuity and stability of the aggregates. This model of 'supramundane consciousness', 'conventional designation', the momentary interp...
by Dmytro
Sat Aug 15, 2009 6:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Visual: Non-time-delineated model of Dependent Origination
Replies: 74
Views: 9167

Re: Visual: Non-time-delineated model of Dependent Origination

Hi Retro, Don't fall into the trap of thinking about a "person" who is born, who dies, who is nama-rupa, whose consciousness alights here and there etc. ... there is no person, this is integral to the Buddha's teaching of the Dhamma. It is sad that annihilationist interpretation has gained so much c...
by Dmytro
Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Visual: Non-time-delineated model of Dependent Origination
Replies: 74
Views: 9167

Re: Visual: Non-time-delineated model of Dependent Origination

Hi Retro, Again, note that it speaks not only of the first moment of consciousness in this life, but also later in life at the time of the "young boy or girl", firstly indicating that it's not a "once in a lifetime" event indicating conception... rather, that is a repeated process throughout life (a...
by Dmytro
Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Visual: Non-time-delineated model of Dependent Origination
Replies: 74
Views: 9167

Re: Visual: Non-time-delineated model of Dependent Origination

Hi Tiltbillings,
I think your diagram nicely shows the mutual interacion of the various factors, which what I am getting at.
I think it's essential to understand what this model represents. I would describe it as self-reproduction, autopoiesis of suffering.

Metta, Dmytro
by Dmytro
Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Visual: Non-time-delineated model of Dependent Origination
Replies: 74
Views: 9167

Re: Visual: Non-time-delineated model of Dependent Origination

Hi clw_uk, No suttas put it as three lives, the one you mentioned does have wording that lends its self to a rebirth cosmology but its on its own. I have just also given a description from Sammaditthi sutta. Its interesting to note that there is an exact same version of the above sutta (theme, setti...
by Dmytro
Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Visual: Non-time-delineated model of Dependent Origination
Replies: 74
Views: 9167

Re: Visual: Non-time-delineated model of Dependent Origination

Greetings Retro, I disagree that the Mahanidana Sutta does anything of the sort. However, if you'd like to point me to a specific section, I'm happy to discuss. "'From birth as a requisite condition come aging and death.' Thus it has been said. And this is the way to understand how from birth as a r...
by Dmytro
Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Visual: Non-time-delineated model of Dependent Origination
Replies: 74
Views: 9167

Re: Visual: Non-time-delineated model of Dependent Origination

Hi Tiltbillings, Dmytro's illustration needs a few more arrows as to what conditions avijja. There are mutual links between āsava and avijja in Sammaditthi sutta: Āsavasamudayā avijjāsamudayo, āsavanirodhā avijjānirodho Avijjāsamudayā āsavasamudayo, avijjānirodhā āsavanirodho http://www.accesstoinsi...
by Dmytro
Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Visual: Non-time-delineated model of Dependent Origination
Replies: 74
Views: 9167

Re: Visual: Non-time-delineated model of Dependent Origination

Greetings Retro, I don't much fancy the blue flags ;) The chart is based on the suttas, including Mahanidana sutta, which describes the three lives. See also the article by Ven.Bhikkhu Bodhi: http://www.lioncity.net/buddhism/index.php?act=Attach&type=post&id=3220" onclick="window.open(this.href);ret...
by Dmytro
Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Visual: Non-time-delineated model of Dependent Origination
Replies: 74
Views: 9167

Re: Visual: Non-time-delineated model of Dependent Origination

Greetings,

Here's a dynamic chart of Conditioned Arising:

http://dhamma.ru/lib/paticcas.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Comments, feedback and suggestions for improvement are also welcome.

Metta, Dmytro
by Dmytro
Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Kasinas
Replies: 23
Views: 5024

Re: Kasinas

Hi Manapa, I suppose it would or may be similare to metta in a directional sense? but wonder if there are any more? There's more in: Cula-suññata sutta http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.121.than.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Maha-Rahulovada sutta http://www.accessto...
by Dmytro
Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Kasinas
Replies: 23
Views: 5024

Re: Kasinas

Hi Individual, Is "kasinas" meditation literally envisioning a circle or disc of color It's a popular legend. 'Kasina' means 'whole', and the aim of kasina practice is to make the mind one-pointed, single-focused on the basis of concentration: [4] "There are these ten totality-dimensions (kasina-aya...
by Dmytro
Fri Aug 07, 2009 6:12 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: To whom was the dhammapada given? What is the context?
Replies: 16
Views: 2759

Re: To whom was the dhammapada given? What is the context?

Hi, The full translation of the commentary can be found at: http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=Burlingame%2C%20Eugene%20Watson%20AND%20mediatype%3Atexts" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Various translations: http://buddhism.lib.ntu.edu.tw/BDLM/en/lesson/pali/lesson_pali3.htm" oncl...
by Dmytro
Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Bodhisattva Ideal in Theravada
Replies: 478
Views: 41217

Re: The Bodhisattva Ideal in Theravada

Hello Bhante Gavesako, Apart from the kings and other aspiring to be bodhisattvas, there is also an earlier tradition (first texts around 1st century) of very strict ascetic forest monks who were copying the Buddha's years of asceticism in order to cultivate the same level of parami so as to be rebo...
by Dmytro
Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: buddhists in jain texts?
Replies: 5
Views: 1765

Re: buddhists in jain texts?

Hi, You may enjoy the works: Jainism in Buddhist Literature http://jainfriends.tripod.com/books/jibljainismliterature.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Lord Mahavira and his times http://books.google.com/books?id=8-TxcO9dfrcC" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Best wish...