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by ToVincent
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Unconditioned
Replies: 176
Views: 2305

Re: Unconditioned

Try this bit : https://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?p=601919#p601919 Nonsense. Again: how can a cause originate in its consequence, when the consequence originates from the cause that is external and prior to it. And again: "the Munī, free from the naming from the ci, escapes and can no longer...
by ToVincent
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Unconditioned
Replies: 176
Views: 2305

Re: Unconditioned

... Rather, the Buddha "was shrinking" the whole universe to the "size" of human perception channels... As Sue Hamilton brilliantly argues in the above mentioned paper. Brillantly nonsensical, considering that the six fields of (sensory) experiences are the fifth link (nidāna) of paṭiccasamuppāda. ...
by ToVincent
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Unconditioned
Replies: 176
Views: 2305

Re: Unconditioned

And now, we have kāya as a root !?!?!© And more interestingly, nibbāna experienced by the mano. !?!?!© Also, for the 10000000 time, amata=nibbāna !?!?!© Knowing directly all the world, The Enlightened One who understands Opened the door to the deathless state By which the safety of Nibbāna may be re...
by ToVincent
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Unconditioned
Replies: 176
Views: 2305

Re: Unconditioned

√ चि ci
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by ToVincent
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there a sutta in the Pali Canon where someone holds the view "all is unreal" and the Buddha addresses this view?
Replies: 34
Views: 643

Re: Is there a sutta in the Pali Canon where someone holds the view "all is unreal" and the Buddha addresses this view?

Whatever in different ways the pericope: "Yo nāccasārī na paccasārī, Sabbaṃ vitathamidanti ñatva loke" might be translated in the late and therefore dubious Snp 1.1, it certainly does not mean "unreal" - as far as a proper historical lexicography is concerned. Vitatha - vi (prefix of negation) - tat...
by ToVincent
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there a sutta in the Pali Canon where someone holds the view "all is unreal" and the Buddha addresses this view?
Replies: 34
Views: 643

Re: Is there a sutta in the Pali Canon where someone holds the view "all is unreal" and the Buddha addresses this view?

Snp 1.1 is not SN 1.1 And Snp 1 to Snp 3 are acknowledged to be late suttas. Therefore, the doubtful two sentences and their no less doubtful and interpretative translations: "Yo nāccasārī na paccasārī, Sabbaṃ vitathamidanti ñatva loke" must be taken with a grain of salt, as big as Brobdingnag. Vṛtr...
by ToVincent
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Translation of SN 22.100 Dutiyagaddulabaddha sutta and its Agama parallel SA 267
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: Translation of SN 22.100 Dutiyagaddulabaddha sutta and its Agama parallel SA 267

... Your translation looks alright to me. Just one more thing though. Nowadays, in modern hindi, caraṇa is a stag beetle (with ~1200 species and many colors) . https://duckduckgo.com/?q=stag+beetle+colors&t=ofa&ia=images&iax=images Also if 鳥 is translated as "bird" in the Chinese text — "bird" does...
by ToVincent
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How to meditate?
Replies: 10
Views: 320

Re: How to meditate?

There are basic meditation instructions in the little book "Finding the Missing Peace– a Primer of Buddhist Meditation " by Ajahn Amaro: https://www.amaravati.org/dhamma-books/finding-the-missing-peace-a-primer-of-buddhist-meditation/ Ajahn Chah,... emphasised that we should approach meditation in ...
by ToVincent
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Made by oneself (attakata) - created by another (parakata)
Replies: 0
Views: 74

Made by oneself (attakata) - created by another (parakata)

SN 5.9 / SA 1203 / SA2 219 (Extracts only) ::::::::::::::::::: SN 5.9 ::::::::::::::::::: Theravāda school (A bhikkhuni to Māra): This represented (reflected) form [bimba = mirror], is not made by oneself, Nor is this misery made by another. It has come to be dependent on a motive/"impulse"/~cause (...
by ToVincent
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Question about guarding the six sense-doors
Replies: 13
Views: 314

Re: Question about guarding the six sense-doors

Does this constant mindfulness of that which is pleasant, painful, and neither-pleasant-nor-painful, entail that I think like this literally all the time? For example, while working at a restaurant, should I be mentally mindful of all of my physical actions on the job ("touching, touching", etc.)? ...
by ToVincent
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Question about guarding the six sense-doors
Replies: 13
Views: 314

Re: Question about guarding the six sense-doors

Does this constant mindfulness of that which is pleasant, painful, and neither-pleasant-nor-painful, entail that I think like this literally all the time? For example, while working at a restaurant, should I be mentally mindful of all of my physical actions on the job ("touching, touching", etc.)? ...
by ToVincent
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: covid vaccine: yea or nay?
Replies: 79
Views: 4053

Re: covid vaccine: yea or nay?

If this topic is about whether or not you intend to take a vaccine for coronavirus, then one should be more accurate about what they call a vaccine. Up to now what is avalaible is genetic therapy - not "vaccine". ?!?!? © covid genetic therapy: yea or nay (in the here and now) ? And variances are not...
by ToVincent
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ānāpānasati
Replies: 73
Views: 15829

Re: Ānāpānasati

sati of in-and-out breathing Indeed. Sati" has two meanings: __________ 1- from the Vedic smṛti स्मृति (√ smṛ), meaning "thinking upon" (calling to mind, ~"mindful") [TĀr. ChUp. MBh.]. ___________ 2- from सति sati = साति sāti = सन्ति santi = gaining , obtaining, acquisition (RV.) Sati as "obtention...
by ToVincent
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Questions of Metteyya
Replies: 63
Views: 7770

Re: The Questions of Metteyya

Spiny Norman wrote: Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:12 pm Tell me about it :tongue:
Well, as I just told you: "ambiguity,..."
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by ToVincent
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Questions of Metteyya
Replies: 63
Views: 7770

Re: The Questions of Metteyya

To quote Father McGuire in Father Ted: "I'm terribly confused, Ted" 😆 https://youtu.be/GFTgkibl7DU I'm not trying to convince the maras on this forum — they are too stuck-up by their moha - I'm just trying to show the humans (not yet fallen in the net of quislingism), that ambiguity and guile* are ...