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by Polar Bear
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Neighbours dog pooing on my lawn
Replies: 14
Views: 267

Re: Neighbours dog pooing on my lawn

I have a new neighbour whose dog poops on my lawn and he doesn't clean it up. I've put up a sign to say to clean it up. I'll see how it goes. Would it be un-buddhist if I started taking the poo and dumping on his lawn if they don't clean it up from mine? Nah, it’s his dog, so his poo. You should de...
by Polar Bear
Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2230
Views: 104291

Re: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread

cappuccino wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:21 am
Polar Bear wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:16 am
Nibbana is not some substantial thingy-
the Other Shore, the Island
Out of curiosity, did you read the suttas I posted above?
by Polar Bear
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2230
Views: 104291

Re: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread

What is Nirvana? It is the Unformed, the Unconditioned, the End, the Truth, the Other Shore , the Subtle, the Everlasting , the Invisible, the Undiversified, Peace, the Deathless , the Blest, Safety, the Wonderful, the Marvellous, Nibbæna, Purity, Freedom, the Island , the Refuge , the Beyond. ~ S ...
by Polar Bear
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The conspiracy to end all conspiracies
Replies: 12
Views: 516

Re: The conspiracy to end all conspiracies

The conspiracy to end all conspiracies will be the conspiracy that general AI develops that we are not even capable of finding out about or perhaps even comprehending. “The period of time occupied by organic intelligence is just a thin sliver between early life and the long era of the machines.” - L...
by Polar Bear
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is the idea that Nibbāna is seen at each of 4 stages of awakening canonical?
Replies: 77
Views: 3097

Re: Is the idea that Nibbāna is seen at each of 4 stages of awakening canonical?

I have always read that the fruit of each stage occurs when the mind experiences Nibbāna...I have never read this in any actual sutta. Is it canonical? If so, is it just in the Abhidhamma or elsewhere? It’s straightforwardly inferable from the Suttas. Were it the case that the sotāpanna had not see...
by Polar Bear
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A few questions about nibbana
Replies: 16
Views: 495

Re: A few questions about nibbana

I think the simple functional approach to nibbana found in the suttas below is preferable to metaphysical speculations and what-have-you. Then Moliyasivaka the wanderer went to the Blessed One and exchanged courteous greetings with him. After an exchange of friendly greetings & courtesies, he sat to...
by Polar Bear
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)
Replies: 109
Views: 3048

Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

Regarding Syria, I think it is very unlikely Russia would directly attack the US navy. It's in neither country's interest, nor the world's for that matter, to go to war. Except there's one little but very important nuance to consider - that is - Putin's sanity. After 18 years of ultimate power he i...
by Polar Bear
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: When did you learn the significance of connection?
Replies: 9
Views: 232

Re: When did you learn the significance of connection?

if no grass existed ever, life would continue to unfold and spin, exactly as it does now. No it wouldn’t. Humans evolved in grasslands and so did many large mammals. Without grasslands, we’d never have existed. The first civilizations are also founded on the domestication of grasses, think rice and...
by Polar Bear
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: nāma means name
Replies: 54
Views: 1063

Re: vsm asubha

Definitely not. I don't take refuge in non-Buddhist non-practitioners plus Buddhism is a path of realisation. I’m afraid our methodology for understanding ancient texts is so different that there is no point in further conversation. Not that I think you have to understand ancient brahminical ideas ...
by Polar Bear
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: nāma means name
Replies: 54
Views: 1063

Re: vsm asubha

name-form is right, mentality-materiality is wrong Yeah, I think it’s important to keep name-form as the translation to preserve the allusion to brahminical ideas. The Brahminical ideas would obviously be different to Buddhist ideas. If these two ideas would be the same, the religions would be the ...
by Polar Bear
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: nāma means name
Replies: 54
Views: 1063

Re: vsm asubha

dylanj wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:16 am
name-form is right, mentality-materiality is wrong



Yeah, I think it’s important to keep name-form as the translation to preserve the allusion to brahminical ideas.

:anjali:
by Polar Bear
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: nāma means name
Replies: 54
Views: 1063

Re: nāma means name

I think of the aggregates as referring to experience generally, and similarly subject to lust and delight. Do you see name+form and the aggregates as equivalent? And what about consciousness? Name= feeling, apperception, intention, contact, and attention Form is form Form, feeling, and apperception...
by Polar Bear
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: nāma means name
Replies: 54
Views: 1063

Re: nāma means name

And rather than trying to get back to some primal state which is itself a form of grasping and spinning around in name and form, the Buddhist eliminates ignorance and thereby transcends name and form via the elimination of delight and lust for name and form, name and form being a way of referring t...
by Polar Bear
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: nāma means name
Replies: 54
Views: 1063

Re: nāma means name

Dīgha Nikāya 15 Name = Brahmanism Nāmarūpa-vyākaraṇa (Sanskrit: नामरुपव्याकरण ), in Hindu philosophy, refers to the process of evolution of differentiation into names and forms i.e. to the unfolding of the primal state into the manifest world prior to which unfolding there was nothing that existed;...
by Polar Bear
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dukkha as a property of the objects.
Replies: 9
Views: 282

Re: Dukkha as a property of the objects.

The dukkha inherent in the objects is the dukkha in the sense of not ultimately satisfying. Objects can never bring complete satisfaction because they are impermanent and contingent so if you crave and cling to them then you suffer. But if you see with wisdom that these objects are ultimately unsati...