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by bridif1
Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: AN 4.131: bardo/antarabhava?
Replies: 32
Views: 11259

Re: AN 4.131: bardo/antarabhava?

It appears anatta is not related to these mundane teachings. MN 117 says there are two distinct types of dhamma but you appear to be mixing them up. ... What lives? Where do the suttas refer to tendencies (anusaya) transmitted from past to future "lives"? Thanks ... Stream of consciousness is not f...
by bridif1
Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: AN 4.131: bardo/antarabhava?
Replies: 32
Views: 11259

Re: AN 4.131: bardo/antarabhava?

... Just in case, I'm using this sutta as a reference for some of these ideas: SN 44.9 "And at the moment when a being sets this body aside and is not yet reborn in another body, what do you designate as its sustenance then?" "Vaccha, when a being sets this body aside and is not yet reborn in anoth...
by bridif1
Fri Dec 11, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: AN 4.131: bardo/antarabhava?
Replies: 32
Views: 11259

Re: AN 4.131: bardo/antarabhava?

Interesting idea but what exactly is practising Dhamma during this intermediate state between lives? If this "intermediate state" has no eyes, ears, nose, tongue & body, it must only be the mind. What are the sense objects of this disembodied mind because a mind requires sense objects to realise th...
by bridif1
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: how do devas protect metta practitioner?
Replies: 16
Views: 1835

Re: how do devas protect metta practitioner?

It's one thing to be rational and scientific, but it's no longer rational when one rejects anything that their limited tool kit can't explain. Most of the times, when some people talk about "events without explanation", those events are actually "highly unlikely and with low probability of ocurrenc...
by bridif1
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Alexander Wynne: Sariputta or Kaccāna? A preliminary study of two early Buddhist philosophies of mind and meditation
Replies: 43
Views: 22008

Re: Alexander Wynne: Sariputta or Kaccāna? A preliminary study of two early Buddhist philosophies of mind and meditation

Wynne appears to be saying that MN 18 clearly considers papañca-saññā-sankhā as a problem, and that upekkhā-sati-parisuddhi in fourth jhāna consists of bare cognition in the sense of non-conceptual awareness. This makes sense to me. Hi Alex! If you don't mind, could you explain what do you mean by ...
by bridif1
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Idealism Revisited
Replies: 412
Views: 41541

Re: Idealism Revisited

Hi Ceisiwr! If you don't mind, can I ask you a few questions about your opinion on certain matters? 1) If I didn't misunderstand what you wrote, I think you imply that whatever 'substance' is, it should be permanent. Is that the only way to understand 'substance'? 2) Is substance synonym to 'noumeno...
by bridif1
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Hillside Hermitage and Ajahn Nyanamoli Thero
Replies: 18
Views: 6937

Re: Hillside Hermitage and Ajahn Nyanamoli Thero

Ceisiwr wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:56 pm About 4-5 weeks.
Thanks!

Have a nice day.
by bridif1
Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Hillside Hermitage and Ajahn Nyanamoli Thero
Replies: 18
Views: 6937

Re: Hillside Hermitage and Ajahn Nyanamoli Thero

Ceisiwr wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:12 pm It can take a while to arrive. My copy did.
Thanks for your answer!

Just to have some references, how much time did it take?

I live in Chile, in South America, so I think it would take a little longer than what most people have to wait.
by bridif1
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Hillside Hermitage and Ajahn Nyanamoli Thero
Replies: 18
Views: 6937

Re: Hillside Hermitage and Ajahn Nyanamoli Thero

If you want to receive a copy of Meanings send an e-mail with your name and address to [email protected].com. You will receive an invoice with the correct shippings costs (postage & packing) and instructions for payment. After we received your payment we'll send you the book. I hope that...
by bridif1
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nirvana is the Cessation of Consciousness
Replies: 51
Views: 4166

Re: Nirvana is the Cessation of Consciousness

... Please, DD, I'm trying to have a friendly conversation. I really don't understand why every discussion has to have such hostile and ironic to it. You've said in the past to not judge others, but I see you doing it all the time. There's no need for personal attacks. I am, just like everyone else...
by bridif1
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nirvana is the Cessation of Consciousness
Replies: 51
Views: 4166

Re: Nirvana is the Cessation of Consciousness

In SN 7.6 & elsewhere (such as DN 11 & MN 49), the word "uparujjhati" obviously does not mean "destruction" or "kayo". If "sense designations" were destroyed, how could the Buddha teach meditation, such as the designations "long" breathing and "short" breathing? Jata the Brahmin did not get enlight...
by bridif1
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nirvana is the Cessation of Consciousness
Replies: 51
Views: 4166

Re: Nirvana is the Cessation of Consciousness

If you see the word "annihilation", that's not enough to assert that one is an "annihilationist". AN 8.12 Obviously, AN 8.12 uses the word "annihilationist" as a metaphor rather than as a "doctrine", as it is usually used. Hi again! Yes, I agree. This is what I tried to say. I was trying to explain...
by bridif1
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nirvana is the Cessation of Consciousness
Replies: 51
Views: 4166

Re: Nirvana is the Cessation of Consciousness

if you speak of annihilation I will say your view is annihilation-ism Hi Cappuccino! I think that context is always something important to be considered. We have to look at things not in isolation, but in their relation with its surrounding context. One should always strive to find the original int...
by bridif1
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nirvana is the Cessation of Consciousness
Replies: 51
Views: 4166

Re: Nirvana is the Cessation of Consciousness

The Buddha was speaking to a non-Buddhist who already had their own meaning of nama-rupa. The Buddha did not invent the term 'nama-rupa' The sutta says the "tangle" is cut. I suggest newbies stick to the four noble truths (rather than vague suttas with terminology they don't understand). The fact i...
by bridif1
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nirvana is the Cessation of Consciousness
Replies: 51
Views: 4166

Re: Nirvana is the Cessation of Consciousness

It is very relevant because when SN 7.6 says to end 'nama-rupa', the meaning of 'nama-rupa' is different to how the Buddha defined 'nama-rupa'. And was not the Buddha aware of the difference in interpretation and understanding of namarupa? Also, remember that, in the discourse, it was the Buddha th...