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by DooDoot
Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The great discourse on the emptiness of dharmas
Replies: 24
Views: 2922

Re: The great discourse on the emptiness of dharmas

thomaslaw wrote: Sun Sep 26, 2021 3:52 am It is a result of previous action, but there is no doer (anatta).
Dukkha (as suffering) arises due to self-view. There is no dukkha without self-view. If dukkha did not arise from self-view, the Buddha would not have taught to give up self-view.
by DooDoot
Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The awareness itself is the unconditioned
Replies: 190
Views: 10373

Re: The awareness itself is the unconditioned

Cause_and_Effect wrote: Sun Sep 26, 2021 3:32 am namely ignorance as condition leading to intentions.
The suttas say intention is at namarupa. It is Abhidhamma that says sankhara is intention.
by DooDoot
Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The great discourse on the emptiness of dharmas
Replies: 24
Views: 2922

Re: The great discourse on the emptiness of dharmas

Coëmgenu wrote: Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:16 pm This sort of nonsense doesn't belong in this subforum.
It is the above that is nonsense because, as i posted, an equivalent does not appear to exist in the suttas. If the suttas say dependent origination is emptiness then you should quote the sutta. In other words, put up or shut up. :smile:
by DooDoot
Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The great discourse on the emptiness of dharmas
Replies: 24
Views: 2922

Re: The great discourse on the emptiness of dharmas

Ceisiwr wrote: Sun Sep 26, 2021 10:52 am This has nothing to do with your original comment. You approved of something the text was criticising.
Unsubstantiated. Regardless, in actuality, it is the self that dies. That is why the suttas don't say a Arahant dies. :ugeek:
by DooDoot
Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The great discourse on the emptiness of dharmas
Replies: 24
Views: 2922

Re: The great discourse on the emptiness of dharmas

thomaslaw wrote: Sun Sep 26, 2021 3:52 am Dukkha, being not real...
SN 12.17 appears to say dukkha is real.
by DooDoot
Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: 🟧 "Then, Māgandiya, associate with true men..." MN 75 (Week of September 26, 2021)
Replies: 9
Views: 2768

Re: 📍 "Then, Māgandiya, associate with true men..." MN 75 (Week of September 26, 2021)

Thoughts? I found the following compelling: “Māgaṇḍiya, suppose a person was born blind. They couldn’t see sights that are dark or bright, or blue, yellow, red, or magenta. They couldn’t see even and uneven ground, or the stars, or the moon and sun. Their friends and colleagues, relatives and kin w...
by DooDoot
Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: 🟧 "Then, Māgandiya, associate with true men..." MN 75 (Week of September 26, 2021)
Replies: 9
Views: 2768

Re: 📍 "Then, Māgandiya, associate with true men..." MN 75 (Week of September 26, 2021)

Ceisiwr wrote: Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:19 am Notice how nibbāna is known to others, and is connected with ideas of perfect health and happiness. Freedom from affliction.
The Buddha's nibbana was not known to others.
by DooDoot
Sun Sep 26, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The great discourse on the emptiness of dharmas
Replies: 24
Views: 2922

Re: The great discourse on the emptiness of dharmas

i thought I would share Thank you Ceisiwr. Your sharings of recent times (where you appear to develop total conviction in non-sutta doctrines without thoroughly examining those doctrines) has been extremely valuable to me. Its easy to see how Buddhism evolved from Sutta, to Paṭisambhidāmagga, to Ab...
by DooDoot
Sun Sep 26, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The use of the provisional self or 'degrees of self'
Replies: 93
Views: 4373

Re: The use of the provisional self or 'degrees of self'

Ceisiwr wrote: Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:34 am Are you think of this?
Ananda words. Since the nun lusted for Ananda, he must have been youngish.
by DooDoot
Sun Sep 26, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The awareness itself is the unconditioned
Replies: 190
Views: 10373

Re: The awareness itself is the unconditioned

Chapter 12 on Nibbana as a form of discernment covers it. Nibbana is an element rather than a type of wisdom. He is talking about a consciousness beyond the six sense base consciousness. The above does not exist in the Suttas. All sensory consciousness including the mind-consciousness and the mind ...
by DooDoot
Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The awareness itself is the unconditioned
Replies: 190
Views: 10373

Re: The awareness itself is the unconditioned

I don't care about personal opinions because I know it works. Ajahn Sumedho is using language in an unorthodox way. He is referring to consciousness unconditioned ( asaṅkhatā ) by defilements; however the Suttas do not appear to use the word "unconditioned" in this way. The Suttas say: “T...
by DooDoot
Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The great discourse on the emptiness of dharmas
Replies: 24
Views: 2922

Re: The great discourse on the emptiness of dharmas

“What is the great discourse on the emptiness of dharmas? It is this: Because this exists, that exists; because this arises, that arises. That is to say: Conditioned by ignorance, activities arise; because of activities, consciousness arises, and so on …, and thus arises this whole mass of sufferin...
by DooDoot
Sat Sep 25, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: My co-worker texted me her address...
Replies: 32
Views: 3258

Re: My co-worker texted me her address...

I’ve had many sexual experiences in the past In the days of my youth , before i learned what it means to be a hu-man, i used to try my often inept hand at chasing girls/ladies. i got a handful of 'yes', but more 'no'. When i stopped chasing ladies, i said many more "no" to them then i eve...
by DooDoot
Sat Sep 25, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The great discourse on the emptiness of dharmas
Replies: 24
Views: 2922

Re: The great discourse on the emptiness of dharmas

Ceisiwr wrote: Sat Sep 25, 2021 9:54 pm You do realise that is the wrong answer?
Sorry what whatever i write is correct. Regardless, since no question has been asked on this topic, there appears no such thing as a right or wrong "answer" here. :smile:
by DooDoot
Sat Sep 25, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The great discourse on the emptiness of dharmas
Replies: 24
Views: 2922

Re: The great discourse on the emptiness of dharmas

“And he may answer: It is the self that ages-and-dies. Aging-and-death belongs to the self; aging-and-death is the self. :bow: The above is what the Suttas teach, namely, it is the self that ages-and-dies. However, the suttas use the term "satta" ("being"). SN 23.2 & SN 5.10...