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by SamKR
Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which sutta is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 627

Re: Which sutta is it?

Thanks, dhammarelax. But I think there is still another similar sutta which I am searching, but I could be wrong.
by SamKR
Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which sutta is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 627

Re: Which sutta is it?

Thank you, Mike. This sutta looks very close to what I am looking for. But I think there is another even shorter sutta which lists such hierarchy with knowledge of no-self on top.
by SamKR
Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which sutta is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 627

Which sutta is it?

There is a short sutta in Nikayas in which the Buddha more or less says that metta is more refined than dana and morality, insight is more refined than metta, and so on (I forgot what this sutta says exactly). Could you please tell me what sutta is it or give me a link?
:anjali:
by SamKR
Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:17 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 122116

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

To all the white guys (I'm a white guy by the way) arguing about being triggered and safe-spaces and the like let me ask you this: how would you feel if your wife were harassed just for being her? How would you feel if your son was physically assaulted? These things are happening here, now in the U...
by SamKR
Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:11 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 122116

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

It is trying to dispel the Clinton Campaign's myth, as perpetuated and amplified throughout the campaign by the mainstream media, that a Trump supporter is necessarily (to quote from the article) a “bigot,” “racist,” “chauvinist” or a “white supremacist”. Once people stop assuming those who disagre...
by SamKR
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:44 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 122116

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

It shows that people have the intellectual capacity to reflect upon and examine a situation in ways other than through the progressive left's favourite lens of "identity politics", whereby all issues are seen through the prism of the superficial characteristics (e.g. race, gender, sexuality, religi...
by SamKR
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:18 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 122116

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

It is trying to dispel the Clinton Campaign's myth, as perpetuated and amplified throughout the campaign by the mainstream media, that a Trump supporter is necessarily (to quote from the article) a “bigot,” “racist,” “chauvinist” or a “white supremacist”. Once people stop assuming those who disagre...
by SamKR
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:06 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Awareness and Self
Replies: 15
Views: 2121

Re: Awareness and Self

Who or what is it that experiences qualia for example. The constant inner narrative and experience though transient seems to appear to 'me'. No matter how many times I try to refute this there is still an 'I' that seems to acknowledge the experience or apprehend the sense experience. "If there are ...
by SamKR
Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:05 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 122116

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

Trump's presidency is a disaster not only for the USA but for the whole world. As an immigrant from South Asia and as a brown person, I feel much less safe and much more anxious in Trump's America. :( That is part of suffering of samsara.
I agree with what Harris says: youtube.com/watch?v=Az1JyDJ_iKU
by SamKR
Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2241
Views: 141700

Re: Is there consciousness in Nibbana?

...there is deep calm underneath everything that moves and changes. this calm never changes. an ever clear awareness. I understand well what Dzogchen and Mahayana are talking about. And I can't understand the Theravada buddism to the end because of these ideas that awareness (consciousness) is to b...
by SamKR
Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2241
Views: 141700

Re: Is there consciousness in Nibbana?

... I simply don't understand WHAT remains. The following words of wise Sariputta and the Buddha are worth considering: [Sariputta:] "The statement, 'With the remainderless stopping & fading of the six contact-media [vision, hearing, smell, taste, touch, & intellection] is it the case that there is...
by SamKR
Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Soul theories and the Dhamma
Replies: 480
Views: 45201

Re: what do no-selfers think the aggregates are?

If they really respect him so much they should actually look at what he said. Meaning? Instead of absorbing him as an avatar of Vishnu, they should read what he taught. There is no doubt that the Buddha is one of the important figures in Hinduism (at least in India and Nepal; I am a Hindu by birth ...
by SamKR
Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A question about the 1-life model
Replies: 38
Views: 1767

Re: A question about the 1-life model

I know rebirth is not dealt with in the 1-life model itself but I suppose there is a separate understanding of how rebirth works in a 1-life model context. "1-life model" does not necessarily mean there is no rebirth. I dislike this phrase "1-life model" but some interpretation of what it is referr...
by SamKR
Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sakkāyadiṭṭhi
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Sakkāyadiṭṭhi

What is Sakkāyadiṭṭhi according to the Pali Suttas? Which suttas directly define Sakkāyadiṭṭhi?
by SamKR
Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:44 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did the Buddha teach we have choice? (aka The Great Free Will v Determinism Debate)
Replies: 911
Views: 72430

Re: Free will vs determinism in Buddhism?

Is Buddhism by definition deterministic? If we are composed of 5 Khandas that are flowing without any influence of a 'self'' is there no free will in the religion? Also the Buddha talks about controlling the mind, but who or what can control the mind if there is no self to do so? Metta, In my under...