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by DooDoot
Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The case that dependent origination in the Suttas refers to Rebirth is very strong.
Replies: 8
Views: 145

Re: The case that dependent origination in the Suttas refers to Rebirth is very strong.

SN 12.19 (kāyassa bhedā kāyūpago hoti, “when the body breaks up, he goes to a body”) In their famous jhana book, the Brahmali sect says "kaya" in MN 119 means the "mental body" or "collection of mental dhammas" experienced in jhana. But now they say "kaya" in SN 12.19 means "physical body" rather t...
by DooDoot
Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: DN 2 conclusively details: What is rūpa (form), and a-rūpa in four jhānas context?
Replies: 27
Views: 322

Re: DN 2 conclusively details: What is rūpa (form), and a-rūpa in four jhānas context?

one is accusative and one is nominative. The physical body contains a nervous system. When the physical body is calmed & purified via anapanasati, the nervous system starts to bliss out, which is the bliss later experienced in jhana. There comes a time when the bliss reaches its peak when the breat...
by DooDoot
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The case that dependent origination in the Suttas refers to Rebirth is very strong.
Replies: 8
Views: 145

Re: The case that dependent origination in the Suttas refers to Rebirth is very strong.

Selected points from Ajahn Brahmali's points on the relationship of rebirth and paticca samuppada. Ajahn Brahmali's ideas appear extremely weak and appear to not even qualify as "scholarship" but, instead, appear to be superficial personal interpretations or imaginings about words. I ask the questi...
by DooDoot
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Signs you will not attain enlightenment ?
Replies: 19
Views: 259

Re: Signs you will not attain enlightenment ?

Im not talking about signs you are not enlightened. Im talking about signs and ways to know that you will not reach any stage of enlightenment in this lifetime To me, both of the above are the same. If the mind is not reducing "self" now, how will it be done in the near future? What kamma are you n...
by DooDoot
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Signs you will not attain enlightenment ?
Replies: 19
Views: 259

Re: Signs you will not attain enlightenment ?

What are signs that you will not reach enlightened Obsession with self and future lives. To attain enlightenment, an absence of self-clinging & self-views is required. How will the mind be free from this ' selfing ' when it keeps obsessing about "my" enlightenment and "my" future lives. In this one...
by DooDoot
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhadasa (paticcasamuppada) His comments on the Commentaries
Replies: 53
Views: 688

Re: Buddhadasa (paticcasamupadda) His comments on the Commentaries

114. When he is confused about reappearance, instead of taking rebirth thus, “Birth in every case is manifestation of aggregates,” he figures that it is a lasting being’s manifestation in a new body. 115. When he is confused about the round of rebirths, instead of taking the round of rebirths as pi...
by DooDoot
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhadasa (paticcasamuppada) His comments on the Commentaries
Replies: 53
Views: 688

Re: Buddhadasa (paticcasamupadda) His comments on the Commentaries

113. But how does a man who is confused about these things perform these three kinds of formations? Firstly, when he is confused about death, instead of taking death thus, “Death in every case is break-up of aggregates,” he figures that it is a [lasting] being that dies, that it is a [lasting] bein...
by DooDoot
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhadasa (paticcasamuppada) His comments on the Commentaries
Replies: 53
Views: 688

Re: Buddhadasa (paticcasamupadda) His comments on the Commentaries

Paticcasamuppada. However, I remain convinced that the Buddha taught rebirth and that it is indeed a necessary corrollary of anatta and conditionality. The above appears not supported by sutta, unless we adhere to Sujato's translations. "Rebirth" ("upapatti") is never mentioned in Paticcasamuppada....
by DooDoot
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: DN 2 conclusively details: What is rūpa (form), and a-rūpa in four jhānas context?
Replies: 27
Views: 322

Re: DN 2 conclusively details: What is rūpa (form), and a-rūpa in four jhānas context?

DN 2 conclusively details: What is rūpa (form), and a-rūpa in four jhānas context? "Rupa" here does mean "physical form" but not for the illogical reasons posted incoherently in that messy blog. Such illogical desperate searching or clutching at straws demonstrates the existence of doubt about what...
by DooDoot
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Abhidhamma & the Commentaries indistinguishable from Hinduism?
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: Abhidhamma & the Commentaries indistinguishable from Hinduism?

If the scholars who say this could be cited, what they said it might be a base for a useful discussion. Buddhism's distinctiveness also diminished with the rise of Hindu sects. Though Mahayana writers were quite critical of Hinduism, the devotional cults of Mahayana Buddhism and Hinduism likely see...
by DooDoot
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: abhidhamma
Replies: 31
Views: 4643

Re: abhidhamma

What possible evidence can there be to justify this? The evidence is on this forum, as follows: The very present fact the promoters of Abhidhamma on this forum do not reply to my questions about Abhidhamma's apparent departure from Sutta shows the "self-discounted" nature of Abhidhamma by its own i...
by DooDoot
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Abhidhamma makes things really easy regarding interpretations of Dhamma
Replies: 34
Views: 6360

Re: Abhidhamma makes things really easy regarding interpretations of Dhamma

Analysis of Truth Monks, Sāriputta is able to declare, teach, disclose, describe, reveal, expound, and clarify the Four Noble Truths. ... “And, Venerables, what is birth? The birth, appearance, descent, or production of those beings amidst a group of beings; the manifestation of the aggregates; the...
by DooDoot
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Abhidhamma makes things really easy regarding interpretations of Dhamma
Replies: 34
Views: 6360

Re: Abhidhamma makes things really easy regarding interpretations of Dhamma

BrokenBones wrote: Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:10 pm How does a list of synonyms help in ones practice? If 'refrain' from killing doesn't make sense when you hear it then you've got a long road ahead.
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by DooDoot
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: sati n samma sati
Replies: 20
Views: 244

Re: sati n samma sati

SarathW wrote: Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:32 am However, could you explain why sense-door consciousness does not have Sati?
I think it 1st must be learned what 'sati' is. Obviously, if the above question is asked, what sati is is unknown.
by DooDoot
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: abhidhamma
Replies: 31
Views: 4643

Re: abhidhamma

If the abhidhamma was found to be a work of fiction, it would have been discounted as such by many through out its history. Buddhism became extinct in India and nearly extinct in Sri Lanka. This fact shows how "discounted" Abhidhamma & the Commentaries were, whose teachings are held by scholars to ...