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by Bundokji
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahants and magic tricks
Replies: 89
Views: 8307

Re: Arahants and magic tricks

Say you hear a sound of dog barking. - That could be a real dog barking - That could be someone playing a record player - That could be sound like a dog comming from another source So for an Arahat he notes the sound as pleasant, unpleasant or neutral. So, by your analogy, the arahant cannot distin...
by Bundokji
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahants and magic tricks
Replies: 89
Views: 8307

Re: Arahants and magic tricks

Didn't Buddha say that the consciousness is a magicians trick? I am aware of that, which is based on being playful with reference points. Where does the trickery lies: the magician inside consciousnesses? or the consciousness where the magician appears? or both? or none? When Buddha say consciousne...
by Bundokji
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahants and magic tricks
Replies: 89
Views: 8307

Re: Arahants and magic tricks

It is important to consider the Bhaiy Sutta as well. "When, Bahiya, for you in the seen is merely what is seen... in the cognized is merely what is cognized, then, Bahiya, you will not be 'with that.' When, Bahiya, you are not 'with that,' then, Bahiya, you will not be 'in that.' When, Bahiya, you ...
by Bundokji
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahants and magic tricks
Replies: 89
Views: 8307

Re: Arahants and magic tricks

SarathW wrote: Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:08 pm Didn't Buddha say that the consciousness is a magicians trick?
I am aware of that, which is based on being playful with reference points. Where does the trickery lies: the magician inside consciousnesses? or the consciousness where the magician appears? or both? or none?
by Bundokji
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahants and magic tricks
Replies: 89
Views: 8307

Re: Arahants and magic tricks

See, you are aware of asking a silly question. Then why should one respond to that? You are asking because you are in doubt. Can your doubt be removed by any responses to your post? You are in doubt about Theravada doctrine which includes arahants. The possibly silly part of my question is that mag...
by Bundokji
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahants and magic tricks
Replies: 89
Views: 8307

Arahants and magic tricks

I know this might be a silly question, but is it possible that Arahants get deceived by a magic trick?

What i mean is: they do not necessarily get impressed by it, but can the trick work on them without knowing how it works?
by Bundokji
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Metta is only easy when I'm alone.
Replies: 9
Views: 3343

Re: Metta is only easy when I'm alone.

It seems like I am getting something wrong with metta. When I am alone and well rested and things are the way I like them it feels easy to generate strong metta. Then when I am around people I feel more sensitive and easily irritated and it turns into strong resentment. How do you keep your metta g...
by Bundokji
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Against Nāgārjuna
Replies: 95
Views: 10099

Re: Against Nāgārjuna

I did not study Nagarjuna, but based on your input, the blessed one taught: "'Consciousness, consciousness': Thus is it said. To what extent, friend, is it said to be 'consciousness'?" "'It cognizes, it cognizes': Thus, friend, it is said to be 'consciousness.' And what does it cognize? It cognizes ...
by Bundokji
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Concepts
Replies: 11
Views: 2998

Re: Concepts

Ceisiwr wrote: Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:11 pm At which point in the cognitive process do concepts arise?
Could you define the cognitive process? Do you take DO as a model to explain the cognitive process?
by Bundokji
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What is the Dhamma?
Replies: 12
Views: 4341

Re: What is the Dhamma?

A similar question was raised on a different forum. I hope you find some of the answers there beneficial and relevant

https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/wh ... amma/17285
by Bundokji
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: concept of luck
Replies: 25
Views: 1900

Re: concept of luck

"And what is the safe-bet teaching?
https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .than.html
by Bundokji
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: concept of luck
Replies: 25
Views: 1900

Re: concept of luck

Nama/rupa based knowledge implies the causal, which implies the physical, which implies the metaphysical. As such, the metaphysical is inseparable from this kind of knowledge and that includes luck,.
by Bundokji
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 256
Views: 17457

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

I think Taoism can lead to attaining right view
by Bundokji
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha teach about the unconscious mind?
Replies: 13
Views: 1232

Re: Did Buddha teach about the unconscious mind?

Not directly. The teachings on DO are presented as the middle path rooted in ignorance. The middle path rooted in ignorance is the path of intentional actions (good and bad kamma) or choice. In this stage of the practice, dependently originated phenomena is to be investigated which includes consciou...
by Bundokji
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Two Truths
Replies: 17
Views: 2575

Re: The Two Truths

I think the word "truth" itself is a convention to begin with. The interdependence between nama and rupa constructed a consciousness of which fabrications/conditions appear to meet and create a whole dependent on a vantage point. The ultimate is an act of reduction that assumes a beginning hence no ...