"The notion of "I exist" is already wrong thinking"
Thanks for pointing out my wrong thinking.
Auto also wrote
" Instead, what exists has a witness or seer. In short whatever state, that state has a
Now I get it, how Samkhya, or whatever, who can keep track of the various sects of Brahmanism, or Hinduism. Are you here to educate Rita? there was a Hollywood movie by that title, my silly sense of
humor crawls all over me.
You inspired Pulsar to get into Saivism 101. In some regions Buddhism is infiltrated with this kind of hindu thought. Look who is witnessing now?
Hinduism is not one thing, a simile "There is not one jar of jam" It comes in various flavors. i.e. Apricot, Rhubaarb, whiskey, Happy Friday, Mango etc. Likewise Buddhism is not of a single flavor. Ideas of one has crept over to the other, stolen, borrowed? Result, many think there is hardly any difference between various Hindu sects, and Buddhist sects.
The only thing that sets apart the two Is the Jam of Dependent origination. It is of one flavor only, its recipe cannot be copied by the Hinduistic traditions.
Ones who knows the recipe know that Hinduism and Buddhism taught by Tathagata, are as far apart as the North pole and the South Pole.
Paticcasamuppada can neither be understood by reading, nor by engaging in endless argument.
It has to be experienced. The only way to experience it, is through the insights that come from Buddhist meditation. But many buddhists sweep under the rug meditaions akin to the 4 Buddhist jhanas,
saying it is not for the ordinary.
If so Paticcasamuppada is not for the ordinary, and consequently such ordinary folks perceive there is no difference in the jams of Hinduism and jams of Buddhism. But the jam of Paticcasamuppada lies beyond their reach, as much as it lies beyond the reach of Auto.
I will bring examples from the teachings of Saivism, to show you the tell tale marks of blatant stealing, even some sects of Jainism
have arisen due to this kind of theft, so some end up saying stuff like "Jainism is so similar to Buddhism, but it is lots more fun"
pali seem doesn't use word state, it uses 'asmi', 'atthi', I think these are derivatives from 'santi', which is used to denote the object what exists. Now make me understand better and where is the faults, since I'm guessing.
Unfortunately Pulsar's faith is not in a Pali dictionary, but in the Buddha, Dhamma, and Arahant
Be well dear Auto. Peace of mind is important for all of us.