Why consciousness is impermanent?

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Why consciousness is impermanent?

Postby purple planet » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:11 am

Why consciousness is impermanent ? and what is permanent ?

i thought what we are is the consciousness and that is the permanent thing - that and karma -no ?
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Re: Why consciousness is impermanent?

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Re: Why consciousness is impermanent?

Postby purple planet » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:54 am

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Re: Why consciousness is impermanent?

Postby DAWN » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:57 am

Concsiousness is impermanent because it conditioned. Constructed
Nibbana is permanent and not conditioned. Not constructed

Consiousness is a picture
Nibbana is a canvas

A dhamma is a building
Concsiousness is a stairs
Nibbana is a groud
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Re: Why consciousness is impermanent?

Postby Hanzze » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:58 am

Maybe this is useful to understand:
Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: Why consciousness is impermanent?

Postby piotr » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:03 am

Bhagavaṃmūlakā no, bhante, dhammā...

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Re: Why consciousness is impermanent?

Postby whynotme » Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:32 am

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Re: Why consciousness is impermanent?

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Re: Why consciousness is impermanent?

Postby DAWN » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:47 am

Sabbe dhamma anatta
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Re: Why consciousness is impermanent?

Postby whynotme » Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:17 am

Thank you DAWN,

Actually no one calls me whynotme, only on internet ppl call me whynotme

@ equilibrium,

OK, consciousness is impermanent because there is nibbana

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Re: Why consciousness is impermanent?

Postby Hanzze » Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:46 am

Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: Why consciousness is impermanent?

Postby acinteyyo » Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:33 pm

Thag 1.20. Ajita - I do not fear death; nor do I long for life. I’ll lay down this body, aware and mindful.

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Re: Why consciousness is impermanent?

Postby purple planet » Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:57 pm

Just to make sure for you guys consciousness=mindfulness right ?
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Re: Why consciousness is impermanent?

Postby vinasp » Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:09 pm

Hi Hanzze,

Quote: "When the aggregates arise, decay and die, O bhikkhus, every moment you are born, decay and die"

That is a very interesting statement. Can you provide a source, where does it come from?

I do not think that it is found in the any of the four main Nikaya's, but I could be wrong.

Regards, Vincent.

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Re: Why consciousness is impermanent?

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Thag 1.20. Ajita - I do not fear death; nor do I long for life. I’ll lay down this body, aware and mindful.

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Re: Why consciousness is impermanent?

Postby vinasp » Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:52 pm

Hi everyone,

I think that I have found the source of that quotation. It is from: What the Buddha
Taught, by Walpola Rahula.

"When the Aggregates arise, decay and die, O Bhikkhu, every moment you are born, decay
and die." (note 1) [from page 33.]

"Note 1. Prmj.I(PTS), p.78.'Khandhesu jayamanesu jiyamanesu miyamanesu ca khane khane
tvam bhikkhu jayase ca jiyase ca miyase ca.' This is quoted in the Paramatthajotika
Commentary as the Buddha's own words. So far I have not been able to trace this passage
back to its original text."

Regards, Vincent.

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Re: Why consciousness is impermanent?

Postby Goofaholix » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:58 am

Because everything is impermanent.

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Re: Why consciousness is impermanent?

Postby Hanzze » Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:33 am

Everything?
Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: Why consciousness is impermanent?

Postby DAWN » Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:37 am

Every "Thing" :namaste:
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Re: Why consciousness is impermanent?

Postby Hanzze » Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:03 am

Every "Thing"? Really?
Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_


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