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by tiltbillings
Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thought substitution vs. Observing feeling
Replies: 208
Views: 10708

Re: Thought substitution vs. Observing feeling

ToVincent wrote: . . .
Thank you for sharing your opinions.
by tiltbillings
Wed Oct 05, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thought substitution vs. Observing feeling
Replies: 208
Views: 10708

Re: Thought substitution vs. Observing feeling

ToVincent wrote: . . .
This is just an opinion based on hard facts, from the suttas with strict parallels.
Facts as you, in your opinion, understand them. Thank you for sharing them.
by tiltbillings
Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 76960

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

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by tiltbillings
Wed Oct 05, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thought substitution vs. Observing feeling
Replies: 208
Views: 10708

Re: Thought substitution vs. Observing feeling

ToVincent wrote: . . .
Thank you for sharing your opinions about facts and such.
by tiltbillings
Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Are there any other schools of Buddhism, besides Theravada, that are not non-dual?
Replies: 29
Views: 1695

Re: Are there any other schools of Buddhism, besides Theravada, that are not non-dual?

Actually in the Mūlamadhyamakakārikā Nagarjuna does not use the term advaya, not does he talk about "nonduality." If advaya is used in terms of the Madhyamaka, it is a much later development. Just looked this up. You're right, I posted an unwarranted assumption :toilet: I did find that the term adv...
by tiltbillings
Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thought substitution vs. Observing feeling
Replies: 208
Views: 10708

Re: Thought substitution vs. Observing feeling

. . . "That's better" ... "Thank you for sharing your opinions; however, I find nothing in them, or their delivery, that is compelling." That overall condescending tone of yours, won't mask the hard facts. Buddha did talk about a "doer" and an "other". Sorry that it goes against your thirty plus ye...
by tiltbillings
Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Paṭicca-samuppāda a "Scientific" Theory of Everything?
Replies: 21
Views: 958

Re: Is Paṭicca-samuppāda a Theory of Everything?

Have to make amends (though not my fault completely). I am not one to back away from swallowing my pride. What do you guys think? Is Paṭicca-samuppāda a Theory of Everything? Or, an even broader question, is the Dhamma supposed to explain "everything" as some seem to hold or is it more a limited ep...
by tiltbillings
Wed Oct 05, 2016 4:59 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Interpenetrationality
Replies: 89
Views: 6967

Re: Interpenetrationality

------------- Interpenetrationality. Damdifino what this word is supposed to mean in a practical sense. If you are asking about my sticking of the compound affix "-ality" on the end of "Interpenetration", it is technically a redundancy, but one that is well attested in the English language, which, ...
by tiltbillings
Wed Oct 05, 2016 4:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Paṭicca-samuppāda a Theory of Everything?
Replies: 25
Views: 1120

Re: Is Paṭicca-samuppāda a Theory of Everything?

Thanks for posting this. I think your synopsis of the essay is intriguing enough for me to want to read it. I agree with his ideas in what you posted, particularly about what he said in what I left in place below. For me this is quite congruent with vipassana practice. . . . As Hamilton puts it the ...
by tiltbillings
Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thought substitution vs. Observing feeling
Replies: 208
Views: 10708

Re: Thought substitution vs. Observing feeling

ToVincent wrote: . . .
Thank you for sharing your opinions; however, I find nothing in them, or their delivery, that is compelling.
by tiltbillings
Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thought substitution vs. Observing feeling
Replies: 208
Views: 10708

Re: Thought substitution vs. Observing feeling

ToVincent wrote: . . .
That's better.
by tiltbillings
Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Are there any other schools of Buddhism, besides Theravada, that are not non-dual?
Replies: 29
Views: 1695

Re: Are there any other schools of Buddhism, besides Theravada, that are not non-dual?

Actually in the Mūlamadhyamakakārikā Nagarjuna does not use the term advaya, not does he talk about "nonduality." If advaya is used in terms of the Madhyamaka, it is a much later development. Just looked this up. You're right, I posted an unwarranted assumption :toilet: I did find that the term adv...
by tiltbillings
Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Are there any other schools of Buddhism, besides Theravada, that are not non-dual?
Replies: 29
Views: 1695

Re: Are there any other schools of Buddhism, besides Theravada, that are not non-dual?

Everything is brahman, everything is nothing; either way he's still saying everything is the same thing. "[E]verything is nothing" is not what Nagarjuna is saying. And even if he were "Everything is brahman, everything is nothing; either way he's still saying everything is the same thing" is not an...
by tiltbillings
Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Are there any other schools of Buddhism, besides Theravada, that are not non-dual?
Replies: 29
Views: 1695

Re: Are there any other schools of Buddhism, besides Theravada, that are not non-dual?

Since what is now termed as 'non-dual' came about with with the works of Nagarjuna and his interpreters as well as later Yogacara thinkers, I would say that any early Buddhist schools like Sautrantika and Sarvastivad are also not to be seen as 'nondual'. Nagarjuna used the term "non-dual?" No, as y...
by tiltbillings
Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Are there any other schools of Buddhism, besides Theravada, that are not non-dual?
Replies: 29
Views: 1695

Re: Are there any other schools of Buddhism, besides Theravada, that are not non-dual?

Javi wrote:Since what is now termed as 'non-dual' came about with with the works of Nagarjuna and his interpreters as well as later Yogacara thinkers, I would say that any early Buddhist schools like Sautrantika and Sarvastivad are also not to be seen as 'nondual'.
Nagarjuna used the term "non-dual?"
by tiltbillings
Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Please convince me that Theravada Buddhism is NOT a non-dual school
Replies: 13
Views: 549

Re: Please convince me that Theravada Buddhism is NOT a non-dual school

Oops I started to type out a post about my negative experience with the other school but i just realized my OP mentioning the Mayahana in the way that I did could be seen as negative towards that school so I'll delete that section completely. A couple of things. You probably should have left your m...
by tiltbillings
Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Please convince me that Theravada Buddhism is NOT a non-dual school
Replies: 13
Views: 549

Re: Please convince me that Theravada Buddhism is NOT a non-dual school

zan wrote:
I came to Theravada from a non-dual school that taught there is no difference between samsara and Nirvana, there is ultimately no right or wrong and other such teachings that I found to be harmful.
And what school might that be?
by tiltbillings
Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Interpenetrationality
Replies: 89
Views: 6967

Re: Interpenetrationality

Interpenetrationality. Damdifino what this word is supposed to mean in a practical sense.
by tiltbillings
Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Are there any other schools of Buddhism, besides Theravada, that are not non-dual?
Replies: 29
Views: 1695

Re: Are there any other schools of Buddhism, besides Theravada, that are not non-dual?

To my knowledge there are not. Does anyone know? Most mainstream Mahayana teaches non-dualism as well. I was under the assumption that non-dualism of one variety or another was a common Buddhist staple of most presently existing schools, sects, and dispensations. Wellllll. Maybe. See what a bit Her...