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by NuanceOfSuchness
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism: just another "truth"?
Replies: 128
Views: 23401

Re: Buddhism: just another "truth"?

Hello, I’ve been having doubts lately about buddhist teachings, whether in written form or in talks given by monks. I feel that as soon as the topic discussed goes beyond the limits of "mundane" comprehension and goes on to describe things that mere mortals can only accept on faith, the dissonance ...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question on DO
Replies: 76
Views: 7588

Re: Question on DO

If, by the stroke of pure luck, there exists the six-sense bases (your body) https://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=13799 Thank you. It is often very tricky when speaking in these regions. What you'll find is that many people are just not ready to intuit these kinds of understandings. Bud...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question on DO
Replies: 76
Views: 7588

Re: Question on DO

How does name and form condition six sense bases? 6 sense bases are biological structures. Form is the phenomena of emptiness extrapolated into perceptions, feelings and words by another phenomena from that same emptiness which we call Tom, John, Mark. If refers back onto itself and mistakes itself...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can anger arise without self-views?
Replies: 44
Views: 5811

Re: Can anger arise without self-views?

1. Is it possible to have the arising of anger without "I", "mine", "myself", etc; and also without "them", "him", "her", "other", etc ?? Reading behind your words, it seems what you are actually asking is: is there perfection? Perfection is an idea that is just that: an idea. It is an idea that is...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What are your strategies to work with abandonment of craving? (Right effort)
Replies: 17
Views: 2684

Re: What are your strategies to work with abandonment of craving? (Right effort)

I noticed when I fail in restraint, I generally then fail in abandonment. There seems to be no way back. :strawman: How do you work with abandonment? Continuous mindfulness. This is delivered most succinctly by Crazy cloud: the continues effort of mindfulness all through the meditation session and ...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What causes the arising of another perception in jhāna?
Replies: 23
Views: 2213

Re: What causes the arising of another perception in jhāna?

Once jhana is experienced the very qualities of that jhana are now perceived through the clinging aggregates. Hence, one takes ownership of the experience of jhana. The suttas appear to say in many places the Arahant Buddha & Disciples (such as SN 28.2 ) experienced jhana. Venerable Ānanda saw Vene...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What experiences Nirvana?
Replies: 155
Views: 11527

Re: What experiences Nirvana?

Then what continues in the state of Nibbana, what is doing the nirvanaing? If nothing apprehends, not in the profane sense but the sacred sense, what meaning does nirvana hold if there is no ""experience"" of it. This would be tantamount to annhiliationism. Then what continues in the state of Nibba...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What experiences Nirvana?
Replies: 155
Views: 11527

Re: What experiences Nirvana?

What apprehends Nirvana, if consciousness and awareness are just aggregates. How can something be apprehended without sentience? Nothing apprehends Nirvana. These are terms of language used as a conventional way to illustrate that an event has taken place. Language is funny like that. Language has ...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What experiences Nirvana?
Replies: 155
Views: 11527

Re: What experiences Nirvana?

cappuccino wrote: Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:16 pm
NuanceOfSuchness wrote: Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:15 pm Nothing apprehends Nirvana.
one apprehends while alive


death is not annihilation


hence one apprehends while dead
One apprehends only trinkets and baubles - the learned image of enlightenment from whence the tradition you choose to indoctrinate yourself henceforth.
by NuanceOfSuchness
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What experiences Nirvana?
Replies: 155
Views: 11527

Re: What experiences Nirvana?

What apprehends Nirvana, if consciousness and awareness are just aggregates. How can something be apprehended without sentience? Nothing apprehends Nirvana. These are terms of language used as a conventional way to illustrate that an event has taken place. Language is funny like that. Language has ...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What causes the arising of another perception in jhāna?
Replies: 23
Views: 2213

Re: What causes the arising of another perception in jhāna?

And so, after some time, I saw the drawbacks of sensual pleasures and cultivated that, and I realized the benefits of renunciation and developed that. Then my mind was eager for renunciation; it was confident, settled, and decided about it. I saw it as peaceful. And so, quite secluded from sensual ...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sutta Interpretation
Replies: 12
Views: 2677

Re: Sutta Interpretation

What is your understanding of what is being said here? Then, when the night had advanced, a certain devatā of stunning beauty, illuminating the entire Jeta’s Grove, approached the Blessed One. Having approached, he paid homage to the Blessed One, stood to one side, and said to him: “How, dear sir, ...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there a Scientific explanation to "Colored light rays that came out of the Buddha's body"
Replies: 18
Views: 3931

Re: Is there a Scientific explanation to "Colored light rays that came out of the Buddha's body"

Hello Everyone, Is there a scientific explanation to "Colored light rays that came out of the Buddha's body" during the 4th week after enlightenment. I was Googling this question but couldn't find the answer. Tried to find it on this forum with no luck. I hope someone will point me to the right dir...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: It seems more effective to imagine the layers of the human body than just the skeleton
Replies: 3
Views: 6581

Re: It seems more effective to imagine the layers of the human body than just the skeleton

... Great practice! Bringing to mind another person's skeletal structure, I find it helpful to stroke my teeth with my tongue so that I could know both my skeletal structure along with those in sight. I would often see people as skeletons especially sat on the bus. Sometimes their bones, having no ...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Miscellaneous Photos
Replies: 83
Views: 208608

Re: Miscellaneous Photos

Greetings, Blogger won't let the picture be embedded in this post, but this link has a picture I took in the Shrine Room at FWBO HQ in Bethnal Green, London. It's interesting how the facial features on Buddha rupas often in time come to reflect the facial features of the locals. http://2.bp.blogspo...