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by SDC
Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Everything is not us or mine
Replies: 10
Views: 191

Re: Everything is not us or mine

You can't escape the nature of choice. The body is there with experience, whether it is chosen or not. You can choose to just sit down and eventually starve and die, but that was a choice. There will always be choices, both wholesome and unwholesome. The Buddha taught the wholesome is better than un...
by SDC
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are feelings the gateway to Nibbana?
Replies: 23
Views: 331

Re: Are feelings the gateway to Nibbana?

DooDoot wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:10 pm
SDC wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:08 pm Won't argue that. "Things" is probably too simple in general without the appropriate context. Though "mental objects" can be hairy as well.
Piotr and friend appeared to offer a thorough analysis, here.
That thread is a gold mine. Thank you!
by SDC
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are feelings the gateway to Nibbana?
Replies: 23
Views: 331

Re: Are feelings the gateway to Nibbana?

DooDoot wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:03 pm
SDC wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:51 pm The term is vedanāsamosaraṇā sabbe dhammā.
I doubt "dhamma" here means "things". However, the quote certainly appears relevant. :smile:
Won't argue that. "Things" is probably too simple in general without the appropriate context. Though "mental objects" can be hairy as well.
by SDC
Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are feelings the gateway to Nibbana?
Replies: 23
Views: 331

Re: Are feelings the gateway to Nibbana?

DooDoot wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:35 pm
SDC wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:29 pm The Buddha did say that all things converge on feeling...
Really? If so, what does the above mean? :shrug:
See AN 10.58

AN 9.14 as well. The term is vedanāsamosaraṇā sabbe dhammā.

And then perhaps you can explain it. I was simply pointing it out.
by SDC
Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are feelings the gateway to Nibbana?
Replies: 23
Views: 331

Re: Are feelings the gateway to Nibbana?

Sensations are bodily touches ( phoṭṭhabba ). Feeling is the feeling of pleasant, unpleasant and neutral. A touch can be pleasant, but that experience constitutes two separate things, but is usually what people want to designate "sensation". If someone says, "I have a pleasant sensation", they've co...
by SDC
Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Big new Sutra translated
Replies: 26
Views: 402

Re: Big new Sutra translated

Nevertheless, I think it is always safe to assume that at the core of any work having both a doctrine and a central figure, there is always an attempt to synchronize with some notion of the origins of what is being described, even in cases of radical reinterpretation of that notion; the goal is alw...
by SDC
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Big new Sutra translated
Replies: 26
Views: 402

Re: Big new Sutra translated

Seems like this translation is a lot smashed into one place. I thought this too. But besides the variations in translation, the basic phrasing and many of the terms don't fit with the pali canon very well (qualitative I know). Perhaps the author tried to make parts of it sound like it was from the ...
by SDC
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Big new Sutra translated
Replies: 26
Views: 402

Re: Big new Sutra translated

SN 36.21 as well. I'll try to find some time later, but I really seems like an amalgam of encounters from wanderers around Rājagaha. Totally out on limb - it's just a theory at this point. The translators Introduction is chock full of scholarly connections and stuff. Wow that is quite a bit of info...
by SDC
Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Big new Sutra translated
Replies: 26
Views: 402

Re: Big new Sutra translated

SN 36.21 as well.

I'll try to find some time later, but I really seems like an amalgam of encounters from wanderers around Rājagaha. Totally out on limb - it's just a theory at this point.
by SDC
Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Big new Sutra translated
Replies: 26
Views: 402

Re: Big new Sutra translated

This "sutra" also partakes in AN 4.185.
by SDC
Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Big new Sutra translated
Replies: 26
Views: 402

Re: Big new Sutra translated

More precision please - 'but everything else seems to be there.' refers to everything but the Hells in the Big sutra is found in the SN & AN sources? Quid pro quo, Nicky. :D Go read both, and then you guide us into the weeds to see if its a parallel. I can't do all the lifting. Nope, too lazy for t...
by SDC
Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Big new Sutra translated
Replies: 26
Views: 402

Re: Big new Sutra translated

A bit of SN 12.24 and AN 4.30. SN 12.24 takes place near Rājagaha, includes "wanders of others sects" and Sariputta....as the summary suggests. Actually it seems as though the Buddha in SN 12.24 references the discourse he gives in AN 4.30, which is similar. No mention of hells in either though, bu...
by SDC
Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Big new Sutra translated
Replies: 26
Views: 402

Re: Big new Sutra translated

The major early Tibetan catalogers put this one in the Basic Path section, not the Mahayana. Scholars here can study to see if it or part of it is found in the Theravada Canon or not. https://read.84000.co/translation/toh287.html Here is the Summary: While on the way to Rājagṛha to collect alms, a ...
by SDC
Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Oppression of Women [in the Sangha]
Replies: 133
Views: 2676

Re: Oppression of Women [in the Sangha]

Another thought: if women are equal in every way and in everything to men, where are the texts and teachings, written, composed by women? 2500 years have passed since the Buddha, but we don't have any manual or commentary or even chanting book written or attributed to a woman (except the Verses of ...
by SDC
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Oppression of Women [in the Sangha]
Replies: 133
Views: 2676

Re: Oppression of Women [in the Sangha]

Another thought: if women are equal in every way and in everything to men, where are the texts and teachings, written, composed by women? 2500 years have passed since the Buddha, but we don't have any manual or commentary or even chanting book written or attributed to a woman (except the Verses of ...