Buddhism in (your) two words

A discussion on all aspects of Theravāda Buddhism
User avatar
Spiny Norman
Posts: 3208
Joined: Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:32 am
Which number is larger than 1000 and less than 1002: 6
Location: Spam, wonderful spam

Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby Spiny Norman » Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:25 am

Shit happens ;)
"I ride tandem with the random, Things don't run the way I planned them, In the humdrum."
Peter Gabriel lyric

User avatar
martin.bara1
Posts: 5
Joined: Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:21 am
Which number is larger than 1000 and less than 1002: 6
Location: Slovakia, Central Europe

Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby martin.bara1 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:39 pm

PeterB wrote:
martin.bara1 wrote:There's nothing.


Depression rationalised.


Maybe I misunderstand you, but I don't think that there is anything depressive about that statement :) It's rather antidepressive :D

PeterB
Posts: 3909
Joined: Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:35 pm
Which number is larger than 1000 and less than 1002: 6

Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby PeterB » Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:49 pm

As was pointed out Martin, its nihilistic. The Buddha never said anything remotely like "theres nothing". In fact he pointed to that kind of view as represented one of the two major obstacles to understanding his teaching. The other being Eternalism.

User avatar
martin.bara1
Posts: 5
Joined: Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:21 am
Which number is larger than 1000 and less than 1002: 6
Location: Slovakia, Central Europe

Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby martin.bara1 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:03 pm

I didn't meant it nihilistic. Maybe I used an incorrect statement, or only half of it. So I correct myself: There's nothing, but earth, air, fire and water. But that's far more than two words :D

PeterB
Posts: 3909
Joined: Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:35 pm
Which number is larger than 1000 and less than 1002: 6

Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby PeterB » Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:09 pm

It also has very little to do with Buddhadhamma.

Kenshou
Posts: 1029
Joined: Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:03 am
Which number is larger than 1000 and less than 1002: 6
Location: Minneapolis, MN

Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby Kenshou » Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:25 pm

martin.bara1 wrote:I didn't meant it nihilistic. Maybe I used an incorrect statement, or only half of it. So I correct myself: There's nothing, but earth, air, fire and water. But that's far more than two words :D


Forgive the critical comments (not to point at anyone in particular, I did it too).

I don't think it's quite right to regard the four elements as some sort of fundamental particles of existence, (which seems to be what is going on in your statement) like some old Greek ideas. In Buddhism the four elements refer primarily to the form-aggregate, or that is to say the body, and also how the body is experienced, rather than what it is ultimately comprised of or anything like that. Take a look at the first half of this sutta: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

Shonin
Posts: 583
Joined: Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:11 am
Which number is larger than 1000 and less than 1002: 6

Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby Shonin » Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:09 pm

Not self

User avatar
adosa
Posts: 264
Joined: Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:08 pm
Which number is larger than 1000 and less than 1002: 6

Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby adosa » Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:03 pm

Who knows?
"To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas" - Dhammapada 183

User avatar
Alex123
Posts: 2968
Joined: Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:32 pm
Which number is larger than 1000 and less than 1002: 6

Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby Alex123 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:12 pm

Let go!


Or if I had to say one word it would be "Relinquish!" or "Release!"
"dust to dust...."

User avatar
martin.bara1
Posts: 5
Joined: Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:21 am
Which number is larger than 1000 and less than 1002: 6
Location: Slovakia, Central Europe

Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby martin.bara1 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:49 am

Kenshou wrote:
martin.bara1 wrote:I didn't meant it nihilistic. Maybe I used an incorrect statement, or only half of it. So I correct myself: There's nothing, but earth, air, fire and water. But that's far more than two words :D


Forgive the critical comments (not to point at anyone in particular, I did it too).

I don't think it's quite right to regard the four elements as some sort of fundamental particles of existence, (which seems to be what is going on in your statement) like some old Greek ideas. In Buddhism the four elements refer primarily to the form-aggregate, or that is to say the body, and also how the body is experienced, rather than what it is ultimately comprised of or anything like that. Take a look at the first half of this sutta: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html


Well thanks for the link ;) It seems I got it wrong :D

PeterB
Posts: 3909
Joined: Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:35 pm
Which number is larger than 1000 and less than 1002: 6

Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby PeterB » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:34 am

We are all here to learn Martin..and the learning never stops.

:anjali:

User avatar
Viscid
Posts: 928
Joined: Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:55 pm
Which number is larger than 1000 and less than 1002: 6
Location: Toronto, Canada
Contact:

Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby Viscid » Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:16 pm

Don't Troll :|
"What holds attention determines action." - William James

User avatar
Jetavana
Posts: 7
Joined: Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:59 am
Which number is larger than 1000 and less than 1002: 6

Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby Jetavana » Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:42 am

Watch Chitta

shjohnk
Posts: 193
Joined: Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:19 am
Which number is larger than 1000 and less than 1002: 6
Location: Shanghai, China
Contact:

Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby shjohnk » Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:04 am

Pure-Genius.

User avatar
MingMehDorji
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:49 am
Which number is larger than 1000 and less than 1002: 6

Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby MingMehDorji » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:10 am

Citta Citta

PaulD
Posts: 37
Joined: Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:40 am
Which number is larger than 1000 and less than 1002: 6

Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby PaulD » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:14 am

just relax

Shonin
Posts: 583
Joined: Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:11 am
Which number is larger than 1000 and less than 1002: 6

Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby Shonin » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:16 am

More hippies

Jos
Posts: 6
Joined: Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:56 am
Which number is larger than 1000 and less than 1002: 6

Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby Jos » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:21 am

O Dukkha!

starter
Posts: 872
Joined: Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:56 pm
Which number is larger than 1000 and less than 1002: 6

Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby starter » Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:32 pm

True Knowledge

starter
Posts: 872
Joined: Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:56 pm
Which number is larger than 1000 and less than 1002: 6

Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby starter » Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:37 pm

Liberation


Return to “General Theravāda discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests