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by SamKR
Sun Sep 11, 2016 5:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Phenomenology question - view about the world
Replies: 114
Views: 7425

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: 28586

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: 7425

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: 1284

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: 3883

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: 28586

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: 5854

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: 943

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: 943

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...
by SamKR
Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If there is no self how can we reincarnate
Replies: 71
Views: 7291

Re: If there is no self how can we reincarnate

If our body and mind is nothing but rupa and nama rising and falling and there is no I or self, how can 'I' reincarnate if one dies non-enlightened? Thanks in advance The absolute view positions "there is self" and "there is no self" both are not declared by the Buddha (as far as I know based on Su...
by SamKR
Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:02 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Sanskrit Version of Pali Suttas
Replies: 6
Views: 943

Sanskrit Version of Pali Suttas

I am looking for Sanskrit version (in Devanagari Script) of Pali Suttas. Do they exist as published books or any online resources?
:anjali:
by SamKR
Fri Aug 05, 2016 3:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Great anattā/anātman debate
Replies: 588
Views: 29565

Re: On anattā/anātman

:thumbsup: He did not declare that because "There is no self" is a view which is not a right view. "There is self" is also another view which is not a right view. These two statements are analogous to "everything [inherently] exists" and "everything does not [inherently] exist" both of which are no...
by SamKR
Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Great anattā/anātman debate
Replies: 588
Views: 29565

Re: On anattā/anātman

The issue of whether or not there is a self is one for people intent simply on perpetual arguing, not for disciples of the Buddha intent on ending suffering. Let's all please wise up, accept that the Buddha did not teach anatta as a doctrine of "no self," nor did he ever teach the existence of a "t...
by SamKR
Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Great anattā/anātman debate
Replies: 588
Views: 29565

Re: On anattā/anātman

Or to declare that "There is no self." He repeatedly declared there is no self in the aggregates, The All. So where else might it be? Nibbana? Well, no, that is not described as a self, it is described as cessation of the taints. So effectively he did declare there is no self. No, effectively he di...
by SamKR
Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Great anattā/anātman debate
Replies: 588
Views: 29565

Re: On anattā/anātman

Yes, they're quite unambiguous in that they don't contain the Buddha stating that "There is no self," or recommending that we adopt such a view. You seem to be missing the admittedly subtle difference between viewing phenomena as "not self" and holding the view that "There is no self." Tragically, ...