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by Polar Bear
Mon May 14, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 669463

Re: Word Association Game

anicca
by Polar Bear
Mon May 14, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Nature of distractions, distractions in nature
Replies: 18
Views: 1289

Re: Self-Reflection

Our brains actually consume 3/4 of the energy gained from eating, if we weren't so smart we wouldn't need to eat nearly as much, so yes, the posters above are correct, you wasted far more energy thinking and writing than you would have by dodging the sprinkler and not giving it a second thought
by Polar Bear
Mon May 14, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Path and Nibbana
Replies: 42
Views: 3960

Re: Path and Nibbana

Hi everyone, Some have said: "nibbana is not a place ..." But in Ud 8.1 nibbana is said to be "that sphere" (tadaayatanam). right but there is also something the buddha called the six-sense spheres, and the six-sense spheres are not places they are the limitations of perception, so nibbana is that ...
by Polar Bear
Mon May 14, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 669463

Re: Word Association Game

fertilizer
by Polar Bear
Mon May 14, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 10
Views: 973

Re: Hello

Welcome aboard

Just remember that even the gods will die, nothing lasts forever :guns:
by Polar Bear
Mon May 14, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 669463

Re: Word Association Game

(animal) abuse
by Polar Bear
Mon May 14, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 669463

Re: Word Association Game

aversion
by Polar Bear
Mon May 14, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Beginingless times...
Replies: 5
Views: 567

Re: Beginingless times...

I don't know the answer to either of those questions but as regards the first one I think that the cosmos is not the same as samsara since the buddha achieved nibbana while still in the cosmos but I think they are rather besides the point. You're alive now, attend to the path while you can and don't...
by Polar Bear
Mon May 14, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 669463

Re: Word Association Game

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by Polar Bear
Mon May 14, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Beginingless times...
Replies: 5
Views: 567

Re: Beginingless times...

a beginning cannot be discerned... I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Savatthi at Jeta's Grove, Anathapindika's monastery. Then, as Ven. Malunkyaputta was alone in seclusion, this train of thought arose in his awareness: "These positions that are undeclared, set aside...
by Polar Bear
Mon May 14, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 669463

Re: Word Association Game

sage
by Polar Bear
Mon May 14, 2012 3:55 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Path and Nibbana
Replies: 42
Views: 3960

Re: Path and Nibbana

What is the difference between experience of Nibbāna vs Nibbāna itself? Can there be un-experienced Nibbāna? 1) good point, they probably are indistinguishable 2) I would have to guess no, nibbana is not some realm or state existing by itself Is that absence ( of greed, aversion and confusion ) exp...
by Polar Bear
Mon May 14, 2012 1:20 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Path and Nibbana
Replies: 42
Views: 3960

Re: Path and Nibbana

If Nibbāna is a consciousness that arises ... Doesn't that make Nibbāna temporal ( there wasn't consciousness of it before, now it is ) and conditioned ( by the factors that cause this "consciousness" to arise )? that is why I said experience of nibbana, I never said it was nibbana. Still though, t...
by Polar Bear
Mon May 14, 2012 12:55 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Path and Nibbana
Replies: 42
Views: 3960

Re: Path and Nibbana

A couple of problems here, first Nibbana is not a place, supposedly it is the lack of certain processes, here is an article from Thanissaro... http://mettarefuge.wordpress.com/2010/02/22/nirvana-is-a-verb-not-a-place/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; here is the problem though, Thaniss...
by Polar Bear
Sun May 13, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 669463

Re: Word Association Game

bakery