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by SamKR
Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Phenomenology question - view about the world
Replies: 114
Views: 7978

Re: Phenomenology question - view about the world

... In of itself the eye as rūpa is a non-relational void. One might say that it "exists" in a non-sensual way, but such an existence would have no meaning, i.e. it would be outside the pathways the Buddha speaks of. To postulate the "existence" of such a non-relational whole would be an act of spe...
by SamKR
Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Phenomenology question - view about the world
Replies: 114
Views: 7978

Re: Phenomenology question - view about the world

I think it is impossible to know which view is correct....knowing this is out of range. If someone has found a way to know this I would like to hear it. chownah Its the same old arguements again and again. All conjecture, all construal. Impossible to know. If it was possible to know it would be kno...
by SamKR
Sun Sep 11, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Phenomenology question - view about the world
Replies: 114
Views: 7978

Re: Phenomenology question - view about the world

Hi Sam, Personally I go for option (2) and assume something "out there". Sp when crossing a busy "road" I do make a point of avoiding moving "cars" and "buses". ;) Are you implying that not having a view about something "out there" means when crossing a road one would not avoid cars? Perhaps not. I...
by SamKR
Sun Sep 11, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Phenomenology question - view about the world
Replies: 114
Views: 7978

Re: Phenomenology question - view about the world

If you don't believe that cars and buses are real, why bother avoiding them? First, what do you mean by "real"? I also believe that cars and buses are undoubtedly real (my definition of real) as they appear. I just don't assume that they are out there independent of existence/consciousness/name. Bo...
by SamKR
Sun Sep 11, 2016 6:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Phenomenology question - view about the world
Replies: 114
Views: 7978

Re: Phenomenology question - view about the world

If you don't believe that cars and buses are real, why bother avoiding them? First, what do you mean by "real"? I also believe that cars and buses are undoubtedly real (my definition of real) as they appear. I just don't assume that they are out there independent of existence/consciousness/name. Bo...
by SamKR
Sun Sep 11, 2016 5:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Phenomenology question - view about the world
Replies: 114
Views: 7978

Re: Phenomenology question - view about the world

Personally I go for option (2) and assume something "out there". Sp when crossing a busy "road" I do make a point of avoiding moving "cars" and "buses". ;) Are you implying that not having a view about something "out there" means when crossing a road one would not avoid cars? Perhaps not. I strongl...
by SamKR
Sun Sep 11, 2016 5:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Phenomenology question - view about the world
Replies: 114
Views: 7978

Re: Phenomenology question - view about the world

Pulga, While I may not agree to or have understood fully what you are saying I like this: In order for matter to exist it must appear, i.e. it must be manifest through nāma . Whatever appears is what is present. Whatever does not appear as seen, heard, and sensed can only appear (or be present) as c...
by SamKR
Sun Sep 11, 2016 4:26 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Soul theories and the Dhamma
Replies: 469
Views: 32562

Re: Soul theories and the Dhamma

Thanks, Sylvester.
by SamKR
Sun Sep 11, 2016 4:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Phenomenology question - view about the world
Replies: 114
Views: 7978

Re: Phenomenology question - view about the world

I did not select any of the options. View 2) is definitely wrong (in my opinion). This view can never be verified in direct experience. Regarding view 1) I think that the part "The "external world" has no substance" is correct, since nothing has a substance let alone the concept "external world". Bu...
by SamKR
Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:50 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Vipassana problem, being vs observing
Replies: 13
Views: 1335

Re: Vipassana problem, being vs observing

My awareness became more and more subtle to the point where meditation was being rather than doing. I am not a teacher but let me just express my thoughts: A "real" meditation is "being" rather than doing (without being submerged or involved in the illusion of a doer/thinker/observer/ be -er; but i...
by SamKR
Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:42 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why Buddhism Need Not Be Scientific?
Replies: 76
Views: 4001

Re: Why Buddhism Need Not Be Scientific?

mikenz66 wrote:
This is why I find attempts to relate this or that recent science theory to Dhamma so amusing and puzzling. The science theories are, by their nature, transient and ultimately inaccurate. If they were not, there would be nothing to work on...
Me too.
:thumbsup:
by SamKR
Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:37 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Soul theories and the Dhamma
Replies: 469
Views: 32562

Re: Soul theories and the Dhamma

Some people in the no-self camp think this same way: "If you don't say there is no soul, this means you're saying there is a soul." Well, the targets of this "reasoning" do expose themselves eventually. Ven T's famous not-self strategy is supposed to point the way to the post-mortem consciousness o...
by SamKR
Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Re: Mahāyāna Sutras?
Replies: 83
Views: 6145

Re: Mahāyāna Sutras?

Let me invoke Ajivaka Sutta already quoted by plwk "In this way, householder, you have answered yourself: 'Those who teach a Dhamma for the abandoning of passion, for the abandoning of aversion, for the abandoning of delusion — their Dhamma is well-taught. Those who have practiced for the abandoning...
by SamKR
Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:48 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Sanskrit Version of Pali Suttas
Replies: 6
Views: 986

Re: Sanskrit Version of Pali Suttas

Hi Mike, I'm not sure what you mean by "Pali Suttas in Sanskrit translation". I mean translation of Pali Suttas into Sanskrit just like we have translations of Pali Suttas to English. Roman script is okay, Devanagari would be nice. Since Sanskrit and Pali are very close and similar the translation w...
by SamKR
Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Sanskrit Version of Pali Suttas
Replies: 6
Views: 986

Re: Sanskrit Version of Pali Suttas

Thanks, Mike and ToVincent, I have not found Pali Suttas in Sanskrit translation in SuttaCentral. Also, even if I find Sanskrit in Roman, I am not sure I much I can depend upon the transliteration tool. ToVincent, I am aware of http://www.tipitaka.org/deva/ but that is Pali in Devanagari script. Wha...