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by robertk
Sat Oct 01, 2022 11:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why do we need to talk about Concepts if it is Non-Existent?
Replies: 25
Views: 386

Re: Why do we need to talk about Concepts if it is Non-Existent?

Whatever this "discontinuous change", that we are "already seeing and knowing" is, it clearly isn't the impermanence that the arahats know. Mystification is simply another means of self-deception and hiding from the pressure of the obvious and inescapable truth of impermanence -...
by robertk
Sat Oct 01, 2022 9:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why do we need to talk about Concepts if it is Non-Existent?
Replies: 25
Views: 386

Re: Why do we need to talk about Concepts if it is Non-Existent?

So to get under the root of wrong view, and begin to dig it out there has to be seeing what is real and existent - but conditioned and impermanent- and what is non-existent, mere concept. But we all already seeing and knowing that things are impermanent, the problem is that we actively choosing to ...
by robertk
Sat Oct 01, 2022 6:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why do we need to talk about Concepts if it is Non-Existent?
Replies: 25
Views: 386

Re: Why do we need to talk about Concepts if it is Non-Existent?

No need to talk about it because simply serve no purpose . Actually we worldlings are immersed in concepts all day long. Learning to distinguish concepts and realities is integral to the path I would say. I'd have thought the distinction between right view and wrong view is more to the point. A cru...
by robertk
Sat Oct 01, 2022 3:00 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: We traveled through this whole Samsara, just because this “Mere” Non-Analysis
Replies: 23
Views: 305

Re: We traveled through this whole Samsara, just because this “Mere” Non-Analysis

Greetings, If it's universal, how does that help us see the three characteristics of it, in your tradition. Metta, Paul. :) It is, like other mental factors, simply an element that arises and performs its function. We deluded worldlings think I am having manisakara but it is merely an ephemeral, co...
by robertk
Fri Sep 30, 2022 12:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why do we need to talk about Concepts if it is Non-Existent?
Replies: 25
Views: 386

Re: Why do we need to talk about Concepts if it is Non-Existent?

asahi wrote: Fri Sep 30, 2022 12:33 pm No need to talk about it because simply serve no purpose .
Actually we worldlings are immersed in concepts all day long. Learning to distinguish concepts and realities is integral to the path I would say.
by robertk
Thu Sep 29, 2022 10:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is karma 100% of things ? karma VS 5 Niyamas
Replies: 9
Views: 142

Re: Is karma 100% of things ? karma VS 5 Niyamas

In vasetta sutta it is stated as Kammana vattathi loko , kammana vattathi paja which mean that the world is processed by karma and world (loko) is processed by kamma, further adding that kamma binds all like the hook of the axle which binds the wheel . :goodpost: I haven't read this one before :anj...
by robertk
Mon Sep 26, 2022 4:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Venerable Bodhi on War
Replies: 37
Views: 880

Re: Venerable Bodhi on War

:goodpost: DNS.
by robertk
Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 'Consciousness without Surface': Not Eternalism?
Replies: 424
Views: 4849

Re: 'Consciousness without Surface': Not Eternalism?

There is a recent thread on sc where a disciple of Ajarn Thate, a Thai forest master, defined this matter. https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/what-acharn-thate-did-and-did-not-teach/26104 What Acharn Thate did and did not teach HinMarkPeng 16d I have noticed that there have been a number of posts ...
by robertk
Mon Sep 19, 2022 7:03 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Honoring parents & cousins dealing in killing
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: Honoring parents & cousins dealing in killing

https://www.tipitaka.net/tipitaka/dhp/verseload.php?verse=124 Dhammapada Verse 124 Kukkutamittanesada Vatthu Panimhi ce vano nassa hareyya panina visam nibbanam visamanveti natthi papam akubbato. Verse 124: If there is no wound on the hand, one may handle poison; poison does not affect one who has n...
by robertk
Mon Sep 19, 2022 7:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does "rebirth" imply Hinduism or Brahmanism? Is "rebirth" not a Buddhist teaching?
Replies: 66
Views: 794

Re: Does "rebirth" imply Hinduism or Brahmanism?

Thanks Robert. :anjali: Do you know if in the OP Ven. Dhammanando is quoting, or providing his own direct teaching? It is from a book by Nina Van Gorkom. :heart: Thanks. One for later, after I've had my coffee! I may get back to you if there are bits I don't understand, if that's OK. Yes sure Maybe...
by robertk
Mon Sep 19, 2022 6:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does "rebirth" imply Hinduism or Brahmanism? Is "rebirth" not a Buddhist teaching?
Replies: 66
Views: 794

Re: Does "rebirth" imply Hinduism or Brahmanism?

Yes, that makes sense. The issue from that point of view is the fact that they are a stream, rather than random. Something is holding the dhammas together to make the people individuals. This old thread addresses this point. https://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?p=3872#p3872 Thanks Robert. :anj...
by robertk
Mon Sep 19, 2022 5:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does "rebirth" imply Hinduism or Brahmanism? Is "rebirth" not a Buddhist teaching?
Replies: 66
Views: 794

Re: Does "rebirth" imply Hinduism or Brahmanism?

If it's a re-birth, then there is continuity. It's not just birth then birth then birth. Even if unique, something must be tied to an antecedent for it to be a re -something. Sure, there is a flow of dhammas. Throughout this life there is re-craving, isn’t there? I think of people as individual str...
by robertk
Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Since 'death' is part of Samsara, and Nibbana is the 'deathless', there's no 'death' for the arahant
Replies: 143
Views: 1641

Re: Since 'death' is part of Samsara, and Nibbana is the 'deathless', there's no 'death' for the arahant

Path of purification xliii “ There are three kinds of death: death as cutting off, momentary death, and conventional death. Death as cutting off belongs to those whose cankers are exhausted [ Arahants]. Momentary death is that of each consciousness of the cognitive series beginning with life-continu...
by robertk
Sat Sep 17, 2022 11:02 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: So what's the go with Nagasena?
Replies: 8
Views: 232

Re: So what's the go with Nagasena?

See this thread

viewtopic.php?t=38255

In fact other sects copy many suttas from Theravada.