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by DooDoot
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Awareness vs Mindfulness?
Replies: 21
Views: 546

Re: Awareness vs Mindfulness?

Cause_and_Effect wrote: Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:01 pm No.
Later. :strawman: :jedi:
by DooDoot
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rest in peace
Replies: 14
Views: 179

Re: Rest in peace

Cause_and_Effect wrote: Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:57 pm Perhaps "may he fare on well" would be appropriate. But it is also cultural and situational. Within a western culture and the one life or one resurection model, RIP is the normal parlance.
Its appears both views above are examples of 'eternalism'.
by DooDoot
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Chinese Dharmapada T210 Verse 9
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: Chinese Dharmapada T210 Verse 9

The mind is the root of the dharmas, the mind is their master(,) and the mind commands them. The word "commands" above is actually very interesting because it would only include into "dharmas" what can be commanded. For example, in his 2nd sermon, the Buddha made very clear what cannot be commanded...
by DooDoot
Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are khandas in itself impermanent?
Replies: 4
Views: 57

Re: Are khandas in itself impermanent?

devaloka wrote: Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:13 pm What is this twelvefold voidness?
A concoction of the Master Chef name Buddhaghosa. ;)
by DooDoot
Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Dhammapada: Kill mother & father
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: Dhammapada: Kill mother & father

Hi DooDoot, interesting thread. What's your interpretation? Hi Alex. On face value, without the later commentary, my 1st impression is it means to abandon attachment towards one's parents & family, as follows: "So, at a later time, while still young, a black-haired young man endowed with the blessi...
by DooDoot
Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Classical Theravada, the Realist Buddhism
Replies: 59
Views: 1181

Re: Classical Theravada, the Realist Buddhism

Ultimately nibbāna exists externally and independently, and is not "mediated via the sense bases". Sounds wrong. “Master Gotama, it is said: ‘Directly visible nibbāna, directly visible nibbāna.’ In what way is nibbāna directly visible, immediate, inviting one to come and see, applicable, to be pers...
by DooDoot
Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Classical Theravada, the Realist Buddhism
Replies: 59
Views: 1181

Re: Classical Theravada, the Realist Buddhism

There is no such sharp distinction between vinnana and mano wherebye one could make such assertions that one is the forerunner of experience and one is not. Mind (Mano) in the forerunner of experience. And all experience is mind-made. The above is unsubstantiated and is plainly wrong. I already pos...
by DooDoot
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Without discoverable beginning
Replies: 24
Views: 390

Re: Without discoverable beginning

If Samsara has a beginning, it would postulate a first cause The suttas appear to say ignorance is the 1st cause: Bhikkhus, this is said: ‘A first point of ignorance, bhikkhus, is not seen such that before this there was no ignorance and afterward it came into being https://suttacentral.net/an10.61...
by DooDoot
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can we accept secular Buddhism as Buddhism?
Replies: 132
Views: 6959

Re: Can we accept secular Buddhism as Buddhism?

Mount Sumeru is Indian medieval mythology, it's not part of the Buddha's original teachings. This is shown by the fact that the myth exists in both Hindu and Jain teachings. So Mount Sumeru is Indian medieval mythology but not devas with lifespan of many eons? :shrug: :roll: Recall that the Pali Ca...
by DooDoot
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Nibbana unnatural? unnatural?
Replies: 35
Views: 450

Re: Is Nibbana unnatural? unnatural?

Nibbana is an uncreated element and so fully part of 'nature'. It is simply the unconditioned element, as opposed to the conditional elements we are used to as part of Samsara. MN 1 appears to say a fool can cling to the nibbana element. Therefore, it appears if a fool clings to the nibbana element...
by DooDoot
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Classical Theravada, the Realist Buddhism
Replies: 59
Views: 1181

Re: Classical Theravada, the Realist Buddhism

I'm not proficient ... :goodpost: from the Gil Fronsdal commentary he states that the Pail canon is unique in using the expression 'all phenomena/dhammas are made by mind'. The above is obviously wrong. For example, SN 22.82 says the physical body is caused by the four physical elements (cattāro kh...
by DooDoot
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Awareness vs Mindfulness?
Replies: 21
Views: 546

Re: Awareness vs Mindfulness?

Sati-sampajjana means 'mindfulness and clear conprehension'. It is consistent with secular and popular mindfulness the term itself doesn't have to involve Buddhist wisdom teachings. No. Sampajjana involve Buddhist wisdom teachings. When SN 47.35 briefly defines 'sampajana', it uses the word "vidita...
by DooDoot
Thu Jul 29, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Awareness vs Mindfulness?
Replies: 21
Views: 546

Re: Awareness vs Mindfulness?

Mindfulness as it has become popularized is sati- sampajanna. "Sati-sampajanna" means "keeping-in-mind situational-wisdom". Popularized mindfulness does not include a Buddhist wisdom factor. Some of the overly pedantic Buddhist scholarship which tries to equate mindfulness solely with 'sati' is som...
by DooDoot
Thu Jul 29, 2021 3:24 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Dhammapada: Kill mother & father
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Dhammapada: Kill mother & father

Dear DW forum The Dhammapada and I assume its later Commentary say: Verse 294. The Destroyer Who Reaches Nibbana One’s mother and father having slain and then two warrior kings, a realm as well its treasurer, one goes immune, a Brahmin True. Explanation: The brahmin kills the mother - craving, kills...
by DooDoot
Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Translating SN 15.1, SN 22.99, etc ???
Replies: 8
Views: 119

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

Coëmgenu wrote: Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:54 am Fine, the mind of the being.
No. I said the suttas refer to the being-delusion of the mind rather than the mind of a being.

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