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by Coëmgenu
Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:54 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Translating SN 15.1, SN 22.99, etc ???
Replies: 7
Views: 69

Re: Translating SN 15.1, SN 22.99, etc ???

Fine, the mind of the being. Either way, the being "wanders," whether we specify that it is via his mind or not.

Truth be told, IMO, the import of the OP quote is that, amongst other things, the Buddha can see no beginning to both "beings" and "wanderings," amongst other functional synonyms.
by Coëmgenu
Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Translating SN 15.1, SN 22.99, etc ???
Replies: 7
Views: 69

Re: Translating SN 15.1, SN 22.99, etc ???

You can put "of" in front of your list in general or in front of each element separately. Each will be semantically equivalent, because, either way, the things doing the elements of the list are sentient beings. The adjective thing seems eccentric, but I'm not familiar with Pāli adjectives. I'm a to...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Translating SN 15.1, SN 22.99, etc ???
Replies: 7
Views: 69

Re: Translating SN 15.1, SN 22.99, etc ???

This is why we don't yet have "critical translations" of Buddhist scriptures. None of the versions given are a clause-for-clause translation. The list of genitives in Pāli should correspond to something like "of X's, of Y's, of Z's," etc. That is how translation of the Bible, for instance, is done. ...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Jul 28, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Any real life examples these days of Tetralemma (Catuskoti) fourfold negation? What would be the fifth ('true') corner?
Replies: 100
Views: 2382

Re: Any real life examples these days of Tetralemma (Catuskoti) fourfold negation? What would be the fifth ('true') corn

This should be simple. The Buddha does not use the word "stratagem," but teaches several to end craving. Because the Buddha did not use the word stratagem, it would be foolish to then assert that stratagems, maybe even strategy itself, is absent from the Buddha's teaching. Similarly, the Buddha neve...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Jul 28, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Any real life examples these days of Tetralemma (Catuskoti) fourfold negation? What would be the fifth ('true') corner?
Replies: 100
Views: 2382

Re: Any real life examples these days of Tetralemma (Catuskoti) fourfold negation? What would be the fifth ('true') corn

These lessons the buddha gives might be difficult to understand but they have nothing to do with the logical constructions that people see when they look at certain groupings of four views.... Several of the papers you've been directed to argue the opposite of what you talk about here, namely they ...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Any real life examples these days of Tetralemma (Catuskoti) fourfold negation? What would be the fifth ('true') corner?
Replies: 100
Views: 2382

Re: Any real life examples these days of Tetralemma (Catuskoti) fourfold negation? What would be the fifth ('true') corn

It may be that nagarajuna used the word "catuskoti" and I am not familiar with what all he proclaimed but I did skim quickly through the Mulamadhyamakakarika which is one of his most famous disertations I guess and is supposed to be where he introduces the idea of the catuskoti but when I searched ...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Any real life examples these days of Tetralemma (Catuskoti) fourfold negation? What would be the fifth ('true') corner?
Replies: 100
Views: 2382

Re: Any real life examples these days of Tetralemma (Catuskoti) fourfold negation? What would be the fifth ('true') corn

If anyone can find a sutta reference where the buddha or anyone else uses the word "tetralemma" or "catuskoti" I would be delighted to see it.....otherwise I think it is a misrepresentation when people talk about "the buddha's tetralemmas" with respect to the suttas.... You are moving the goalposts...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cessation of Feeling and Perception
Replies: 55
Views: 489

Re: Cessation of Feeling and Perception

Venerable Bodhi comments on AN 10.7. I found this from Mikenz66 here : “But of what was the Venerable Sāriputta percipient on that occasion?” “One perception arose and another perception ceased in me: ‘The cessation of existence is nibbāna; the cessation of existence is nibbāna.’ [1970] Just as, whe...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cessation of Feeling and Perception
Replies: 55
Views: 489

Re: Cessation of Feeling and Perception

From the Mahāvibhāṣa, something that might interest readers: Question: Why do you make this treatise? Answer: Because we declare our own theory, denying that of the other schools. The Dārṣṭāntikas (響喩者) and the Vibhajyavādins (分別論師) assert that a subtle mind (細心) is not annihilated in nirodhasamāpat...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:32 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Was Theravada a reaction to Mahayana movement?
Replies: 10
Views: 233

Re: Was Theravada a reaction to Mahayana movement?

"... Srilanka Theravada don't study or make academic papers about the functions of "Bodhisattva-Mahasattva" in Theravada monks,..." I don't know if "bodhisattva mahāsattva" is even used in the Pāli texts that the Theravāda tradition works with. On the ground, in Thailand or Sri Lanka etc., they mig...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cessation of Feeling and Perception
Replies: 55
Views: 489

Re: Cessation of Feeling and Perception

You don't have to talk to anyone that you don't want to talk to.
by Coëmgenu
Wed Jul 28, 2021 3:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cessation of Feeling and Perception
Replies: 55
Views: 489

Re: Cessation of Feeling and Perception

At the opening of AN 10.7, Venerable Ānanda asks Venerable Sāriputta, Could it be, reverend Sāriputta, that a mendicant might gain a state of immersion like this? He then describes a samādhi, very rarified, and concludes: [...] and yet they would still perceive. If he wanted to ask about saññavedayi...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Jul 28, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cessation of Feeling and Perception
Replies: 55
Views: 489

Re: Cessation of Feeling and Perception

Pondera wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 3:42 amIt is a “finer” and more “subtle” form of of perception and awareness. I have not posited a “new perception”. You straw man me.
Fine then. I'll apologize if I've misunderstood. Now, you're back to claiming that sañña does not cease in saññavedayitanirodha.
by Coëmgenu
Wed Jul 28, 2021 3:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cessation of Feeling and Perception
Replies: 55
Views: 489

Re: Cessation of Feeling and Perception

Pondera wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 3:25 amYou are confounding regular sanna with extra perceptual sanna.
"Extra-perceptual sañña?" Asañña sañña? The mind is already your "sixth sense." You are positing a "seventh sense" that is "extra-perception." This is beyond ridiculous, that you claim to lecture me on attainments and the suttas.
by Coëmgenu
Wed Jul 28, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cessation of Feeling and Perception
Replies: 55
Views: 489

Re: Cessation of Feeling and Perception

AN 11.7 is describing the saint in yogic equipoise, cognizing Nibbāna, just like AN 10.7. As Ven Sāriputta says, "bhavanirodho nibbānaṃ." But what you think the sutta is talking about is fundamentally flawed. The sutta you've cited has not been "without fail" because it is not talking about saññāved...