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by Polar Bear
Wed May 09, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Buddha omniscient
Replies: 29
Views: 3711

Re: Buddha omniscient

Are you asserting that he was capable of knowing what we are doing right now if he had just directed his attention to the future?

Also can you provide the actual words from the sutta pitaka where the Buddha says "I am omniscient and all-seeing"
by Polar Bear
Wed May 09, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Secular view - The Future of Religion
Replies: 80
Views: 6871

Re: Secular view - The Future of Religion

It makes sense to me, but I'm not gonna subscribe to it. I think it also kinda fits in with neuroscientist Sam Harris' suggestion that everyone should meditate and should even spend long periods of time on retreat. For alot of people, Stepehen's and Sam's position makes more sense because honestly m...
by Polar Bear
Wed May 09, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy Birthday Bhante Yuttadhammo!
Replies: 16
Views: 856

Re: Happy Birthday Bhante Yuttadhammo!

Happy Birthday Bhante! Keep up the good work with the youtube videos, they're inspiring. May you achieve the final goal and complete the Holy life whereby men go from their homes into homelessness in this life! Oh yeah, and I know it's a time to celebrate but try not to break that 5th precept today ...
by Polar Bear
Wed May 09, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Where does sense consciousness occurs?
Replies: 23
Views: 2726

Re: Where does sense consciousness occurs?

. All consciousness arises in the brain. Without the brain there is no consciousness in the body or the eyes,ears,nose, tongue, intellect. Eye consciousness occurs in the brain and is dependent on the brain. Be real, seriously. There is a reason people die when they get shot in the head. There is a...
by Polar Bear
Wed May 09, 2012 7:17 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Where does sense consciousness occurs?
Replies: 23
Views: 2726

Re: Where does sense consciousness occurs?

Why try to relate Rupa to what science says. The Buddha and arahats knew more about rupa than anything science will ever know. BUT rupa can be translated as materiality. It is what is touched or smelt or seen or heard. And it is also those extremely subtle rupas such as eye base , ear base, nose ba...
by Polar Bear
Wed May 09, 2012 5:42 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat
Replies: 155
Views: 9884

Re: Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat

Hey everyone, I wanted to say this forum is great, its filled with open minded people and so many interesting contributions. i have a very important question to investigate . Was Buddha a human being, an average man, living a normal life before experiencing enlightenment? Why does everyone focus on...
by Polar Bear
Wed May 09, 2012 3:04 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 897

Re: Hello

Welcome aboard, despite your skepticism I think the best thing you can do is start meditating and differentiating between skillful and unskillful. Even if some claims in buddhism aren't true that doesn't mean there isn't lots of wisdom to be gained by practicing. Think of buddhism as an old well tha...
by Polar Bear
Wed May 09, 2012 2:56 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat
Replies: 155
Views: 9884

Re: Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat

Volcommerce you may be a nice person and you may have had experiences that are significant for you. However I think that it just no good idea to label oneself publicly with a term that is the focus of so much collective reification, fantasy, wanting, exaggeration and devotion. Kind regards :goodpost:
by Polar Bear
Wed May 09, 2012 2:53 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Is Free Will an Illusion?
Replies: 5
Views: 663

Re: Is Free Will an Illusion?

bleh
by Polar Bear
Tue May 08, 2012 11:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Understanding Dependent Origination
Replies: 28
Views: 2787

Re: Understanding Dependent Origination

Greetings, Don't get me started! :tongue: Actually, I did prepare a one-pager outlining my understanding of Dependent Origination quite some time ago, and I've been meaning to revisit it (as these things should be a work in progress, as understanding becomes more refined), but I haven't got around ...
by Polar Bear
Tue May 08, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Understanding Dependent Origination
Replies: 28
Views: 2787

Re: Understanding Dependent Origination

Sweet, Thanks

:namaste:
by Polar Bear
Tue May 08, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Understanding Dependent Origination
Replies: 28
Views: 2787

Understanding Dependent Origination

Hey everyone, I'm surprised dhamma wheel doesn't have a giant Dependent Origination thread. Anyway, how do you guys understand D.O., it's so complex I tried writing out how i thought of it but then I realized that was insufficient so I deleted that and was just hoping for some input from people with...
by Polar Bear
Tue May 08, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Awake at the Wheel: Mindful Driving
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Re: Awake at the Wheel: Mindful Driving

I wonder if there's a course on mindful beach cruiser riding
by Polar Bear
Tue May 08, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 636199

Re: Word Association Game

sandwich
by Polar Bear
Tue May 08, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat
Replies: 155
Views: 9884

Re: Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat

Ladies and gentlemen, I have been led here,... I have achieved... I believe...I just realized ... I am an arahat... I'm not fond ... I am overwhelmed ... I have read ... I've always found ... I am ... I would say... I pride myself (!)...I've never valued... I've always pursued...I believe I have......