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by Spiny Norman
Sun Jun 20, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What Does “Paccayā” Mean in Paṭicca Samuppāda?
Replies: 3
Views: 30

Re: What Does “Paccayā” Mean in Paṭicca Samuppāda?

Basically one thing depending on another. It can apply to events and processes.

https://www.wisdomlib.org/definition/paccaya
by Spiny Norman
Sat Jun 19, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Take off your spectacles
Replies: 83
Views: 3577

Re: Take off your spectacles

If you want to make your own meditation center and raise the money to keep it open, you can make the rules. Otherwise, this just seems like a personal attack on a group that isn't here to respond. Worse, it is a temptation to respond with personal attacks against you and your attitudes. All you had...
by Spiny Norman
Sat Jun 19, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Terms: Cakkhu, Sota, Ghāna, Jivhā, Kāya, Mano
Replies: 20
Views: 10842

Re: Pali Terms: Cakkhu, Sota, Ghāna, Jivhā, Kāya, Mano

What I mean is: if rūpa in nāmarūpa is the four great elements, it means that in DO, eye already exists in the level of nāmarūpa. What differentiates it from salāyatana is the sensitivity of the latter. A festering corpse has rūpa, not āyatanas, to illustrate. Yes, and the sense-bases (ayatana) dep...
by Spiny Norman
Sat Jun 19, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Upādāyarūpaṁ
Replies: 44
Views: 403

Re: Upādāyarūpaṁ

If we say a tree is mainly earth element, how is the sound of a tree falling "composed" of earth element? Well , if following the suttas those are of mahabhuta and made of mahabhuta . If the five external sense objects are not made of or even derive from mahabhuta which is equivalent to rupa (& agg...
by Spiny Norman
Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Upādāyarūpaṁ
Replies: 44
Views: 403

Re: Upādāyarūpaṁ

asahi wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:57 pm According to agama 所造 means made of , or build of .
According to that particular translation, perhaps.
by Spiny Norman
Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Upādāyarūpaṁ
Replies: 44
Views: 403

Re: Upādāyarūpaṁ

asahi wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:54 pm Fyi according to bhikkhu suddhasa translation he also used composed instead of derived .
"Composed of" doesn't make sense though.

If we say a tree is mainly earth element, how is the sound of a tree falling "composed" of earth element?
by Spiny Norman
Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Upādāyarūpaṁ
Replies: 44
Views: 403

Re: Upādāyarūpaṁ

asahi wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:50 pm Rupa are both in the sense are of four great elements and composed or derived from four great elements .
"Composed of" and "derived from" are quite different though.
by Spiny Norman
Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Risk of taking vaccine jab
Replies: 107
Views: 2210

Re: Risk of taking vaccine jab

DNS wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:41 pm
Spiny Norman wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 5:54 pm Unless you think Doctor Evil is behind it? :tongue:
There couldn't possibly be some evil doctor behind this could there be??

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Poor bloke. He obviously found Trump's ignorance embarrassing.
by Spiny Norman
Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Upādāyarūpaṁ
Replies: 44
Views: 403

Re: Upādāyarūpaṁ

According to Agama (&SN) , the physical body and external five sense bases are the four great elements , composed of four great elements . SA306 此四是无色阴。 身根是色阴 。此名为人。如上说。乃至灭尽。涅盘。缘意。法生意识.三事和合触。触俱生受。想.思。此四无色阴.四大。士夫所依。此等法名为人。 Body is rupa aggregate SA55 世尊告諸比丘 :「我今當說陰及受陰。 云何為陰? 若所有諸色,若過去、若未來、若現在,若內、若外,...
by Spiny Norman
Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Risk of taking vaccine jab
Replies: 107
Views: 2210

Re: Risk of taking vaccine jab

On a sober note, I find it quite devastating. We were invited to the neighbours recently, really lovely people and complete Corona conspiracists. It was also not a topic they entertained any dissenting opinions about. We would've been open for a discussion, but like religion, it was not up for deba...
by Spiny Norman
Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Reality
Replies: 19
Views: 199

Re: Reality

What is reality? Is every experience a mere concept, or not? Is there a reality behind some concepts and not others, or not? I have my own view, but I’m interested in hearing the position of other members? What exactly do you mean by "concept" here, and how does this differ from giving something a ...
by Spiny Norman
Sat Jun 19, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Reality
Replies: 19
Views: 199

Re: Reality

What is reality? Is every experience a mere concept, or not? Is there a reality behind some concepts and not others, or not? I have my own view, but I’m interested in hearing the position of other members? What exactly do you mean by "concept" here, and how does this differ from giving something a ...
by Spiny Norman
Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Retrofuturist's Brief Sutta-Based Refutation of Abhidhamma
Replies: 259
Views: 3854

Re: Retrofuturist's Brief Sutta-Based Refutation of Abhidhamma

retrofuturist wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 8:59 am
(Setting aside the fact this is another attempt at ex-communication, and that's what prompted me to start this topic...)
And setting aside the fact there is nobody to do the ex-communicating anyway....
by Spiny Norman
Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: from name-&-form as a requisite condition comes consciousness.?
Replies: 24
Views: 300

Re: from name-&-form as a requisite condition comes consciousness.?

asahi wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 8:56 am
Spiny Norman wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 8:46 am Yes. That's the only thing we can know for sure.
I dont think you can know the object itself , not without labeling and interpretation , you only knows the "experience" in regard to the sense object .
Yes, you're right. We experience perceptions of objects.
by Spiny Norman
Sat Jun 19, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: from name-&-form as a requisite condition comes consciousness.?
Replies: 24
Views: 300

Re: from name-&-form as a requisite condition comes consciousness.?

Imo the sutta talks about seen as the seen doesnt meant non duality . The meaning should be that the attachment isnt there , the seen is just a eyes conscoiusness . Is the "the seen" eye-consciousness, or is it the visual sense-object? Can you know the visual sense object itself ? Yes. That's the o...