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by cappuccino
Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What exactly the meaning of Nirodha in Buddhism?
Replies: 36
Views: 299

Re: What exactly the meaning of Nirodha in Buddhism?

Spiny Norman wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:50 am leaving just "awareness". But what's the Pali term for this awareness, and where does it appear in the suttas?
Viññanam anidassanam

Kevatta Sutta

MN 49 mentions that it "does not partake in the allness of the All"
by cappuccino
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What exactly the meaning of Nirodha in Buddhism?
Replies: 36
Views: 299

Re: What exactly the meaning of Nirodha in Buddhism?

cappuccino wrote: Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:39 pm Moral of the story?

Stop trying to enjoy candy bars

(Not worth it)
of course a lay person might still

:shrug:
by cappuccino
Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What exactly the meaning of Nirodha in Buddhism?
Replies: 36
Views: 299

Re: What exactly the meaning of Nirodha in Buddhism?

Candy bars have led to your death & divorce & bankruptcy


Moral of the story?


Stop trying to enjoy candy bars


(Not worth it)
by cappuccino
Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What exactly the meaning of Nirodha in Buddhism?
Replies: 36
Views: 299

Re: What exactly the meaning of Nirodha in Buddhism?

asahi wrote: Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:19 am then where do you start from in the beginning of your practice?
Contact with a candy bar leads to feeling pleasure


Hence you want more, craving


Thus you are born (in order to enjoy candy bars)


Which includes death, stress, suffering
by cappuccino
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Koan and its relation to Theravada Tipitaka?
Replies: 13
Views: 167

Re: Koan and its relation to Theravada Tipitaka?

Ceisiwr wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:10 pm I still don’t quite understand the point of Koans. Can you put it in a way a Theravādin might somewhat understand?
Maha-parinibbana Sutta wrote:there is nothing, Ananda, with regard to the teachings that the Tathagata holds to the last with the closed fist of a teacher who keeps some things back
by cappuccino
Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Poll: Abhidhamma and Theravada.
Replies: 50
Views: 692

Re: Poll: Abhidhamma and Theravada.

Dhamma Chameleon wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:30 pm I can't agree or disagree with any of these statements, but personally consider Abhidhamma superfluous and therefore unnecessary to understanding Buddhadhamma or reaching the goal. It doesn't ring true to me in the way the suttas generally do.
:goodpost:
by cappuccino
Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: In your view, understanding, Parinibbana is:
Replies: 202
Views: 158479

Re: In your view, understanding, Parinibbana is:

It is the Unformed, the Unconditioned, the End,

the Island,
the Refuge, the Beyond.
~ S 43.1-44
by cappuccino
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Those rejecting Abhidhamma Pitaka itself (regardless of commentaries) are not actual Theravadins (nor Vibhajjavadins)
Replies: 57
Views: 11095

Re: Those rejecting Abhidhamma Pitaka itself (regardless of commentaries) are not actual Theravadins (nor Vibhajjavadins

Coëmgenu wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:46 pm What a madhouse this place is!
ignorance makes it possible to participate in life


without ignorance you would find nothing of interest


nor would anything be rewarding
by cappuccino
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 7017
Views: 994402

Re: the great rebirth debate

asahi wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:42 am On annihilation of the self
living beings have a view like this and speak like this
by cappuccino
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Problem With Hell
Replies: 18
Views: 665

Re: The Problem With Hell

Pondera wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:05 am There are many good people in the world who are destined for a happy afterlife.
by cappuccino
Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:25 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Problem With Hell
Replies: 18
Views: 665

Re: The Problem With Hell

Pondera wrote: Sat May 08, 2021 12:46 am At what point do we discard the warnings of Hell and welcome the prospects of Heaven?
He trains himself, having undertaken the training rules, seeing danger in the slightest fault.

Sikkha Sutta
by cappuccino
Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: how to deal with demons
Replies: 68
Views: 3489

Re: how to deal with demons

Pondera wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:26 am The trick is to shut the voices up completely.

It’s a day to day struggle.
ignore a friend and they will leave you alone


treat the voices such
by cappuccino
Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: how to deal with demons
Replies: 68
Views: 3489

Re: how to deal with demons

Dhammavamsa wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:36 am Are you sure those people normal in term of mental health?
the voice I hear is only imaginary


talking to myself


I don't actually hear
by cappuccino
Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: how to deal with demons
Replies: 68
Views: 3489

Re: how to deal with demons

Pondera wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:26 am Every day is a struggle from morning to night to battle with these entities. Every moment is captured as a defeat or a victory.
everyone has a voice in their head


well I cannot speak for everyone


but I would think so