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by Pulsar
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 557
Views: 204394

Re: Jhana

Dearest Visigoth: i used the phrase Force of kamma , like someone might use the phrase "Force of Metta" not as a principle of Physics, where it is written Newton's second law states that force is proportional to what is required for an object of constant mass to change its velocity, which  is equal ...
by Pulsar
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: "Gata" translated as "Immersed"
Replies: 42
Views: 787

Re: "Gata" translated as "Immersed"

Kumara wrote From the above: This Pali expression kāyagatā sati should not be construed as mindfulness directed to the physical body, because kāya here refers not to the physical body alone, but to “an individual that is able to perceive through his senses” as Kuan (2008 , pp. 99–103) demonstrated. ...
by Pulsar
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Unconditioned
Replies: 464
Views: 5300

Re: Unconditioned

Donut wrote My view is Shiva, Buddha, Atman, Nirvana...different expressions. It's the clinging that's at issue. This is so true. Donut clings to the view that Shiva, Buddha, Atman, Nirvana are different expressions. For the one who has understood Nibbana as the "Void" poetically at least, what is t...
by Pulsar
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Unconditioned
Replies: 464
Views: 5300

Re: Unconditioned

Coëmgenu joked the Buddha never says. As to "if not, why not," it's clearly because the Buddha is a Madhyamaka and doesn't believe that nibbana exists. Seriously, your single joke attracted me to the thread. It is so funny, I love your jokes. Then you wrote Ven. Nagasena said (...) Now I understand ...
by Pulsar
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 557
Views: 204394

Re: Jhana

Metta sutta , It is ten short verses long and it extols both the virtuous qualities and the meditative development of Metta. In the first verse, one has a glimpse of perfect peace AKA nibbana. The treasured gathas conclude with  "one is not again subject to birth" Begun with a glimpse of Nibbana, w...
by Pulsar
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: 8-fold path mindfulness vs DN 2 mindfulness
Replies: 32
Views: 1924

Re: 8-fold path mindfulness vs DN 2 mindfulness

DooDoot wrote Establishing the mindfulness towards the four objects of satipatthana means establishing a mind that does not cling to the four objects; that maintains the right view towards the four objects; that maintains no covetousness & distress towards the four objects. Mindfulness is not "aware...
by Pulsar
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Samsara must have an end?
Replies: 78
Views: 974

Re: Samsara must have an end?

Vinc wrote Are you enlightened? What do you mean by enlightenment? OP continued  If no, how can you know that there is no self? Do you just believe it, because it's the "official" buddhist doctrine? Who made no-self the official Buddhist doctrine? S/He continues Didn't the Buddha himself say that on...
by Pulsar
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Samsara must have an end?
Replies: 78
Views: 974

Re: Samsara must have an end?

It's hard to deny that much in the Pali canon is redactions and myths. wrote donuts. But for those who can see the genius behind the canon shining through the events and golden phraseology, myths and redactions matter not. Myths help relax, in between the sights of the Beloved Founder. For those wh...
by Pulsar
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Samsara must have an end?
Replies: 78
Views: 974

Re: Samsara must have an end?

DooDoot wrote: ↑Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:29 am coffeendonuts wrote: ↑Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:23 am We, essentially, can never run away from ourselves. You can't escape the knowing. True you cannot escape the fact that DooDoot is brilliant at times. Over time I have come to appreciate his wisdom, even though...
by Pulsar
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Samsara must have an end?
Replies: 78
Views: 974

Re: Samsara must have an end?

coffeendonuts wrote I suspect it is common because there is something fundamentally wrong with it. Or could it be because there are generally in society too many people with dust in their eyes, at least the folks here, that I have come to know have less dust in their eyes, than you have. You have a ...
by Pulsar
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: 8-fold path mindfulness vs DN 2 mindfulness
Replies: 32
Views: 1924

Re: 8-fold path mindfulness vs DN 2 mindfulness

Dearest sphairos you wrote Please, explain, what "goes against everything that Buddha has taught"? I wrote it under your explanation of Satipatthana or Samma Sati which went like this. and in four anupassanās of satipaṭṭhāna there is no viññāṇa. There is mental process(es), citta (mentality, mind et...
by Pulsar
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: 8-fold path mindfulness vs DN 2 mindfulness
Replies: 32
Views: 1924

Re: 8-fold path mindfulness vs DN 2 mindfulness

sphairos replied But these two are obviously different words... Buddha wouldn't call things different names if he didn't want so and meant the same thing by them. What two words are you referring to? You wrote  Viññāṇa is a quite tricky term. So it is possible that some are confused by the term Vinn...
by Pulsar
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: 8-fold path mindfulness vs DN 2 mindfulness
Replies: 32
Views: 1924

Re: 8-fold path mindfulness vs DN 2 mindfulness

sphairos wrote and in four anupassanās of satipaṭṭhāna there is no viññāṇa. There is mental process(es), citta (mentality, mind etc.), but it is a totally different concept than viññāṇa. This goes against everything that Buddha has taught. How do you define Vinnana? How do you understand Vinnana? Wi...
by Pulsar
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 557
Views: 204394

Re: Jhana

Visigoth wrote  "Residues of Nama/dhamma or intentions move over from one life to another." By residues of Nama/dhamma or intentions I meant the resultant Kamma. Buddha has said Kamma is intention. To clarify that thought I will bring in a sutta. excerpt, SN 22.55 (3) Inspired Utterance "if in my pa...
by Pulsar
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: cessation of consciousness
Replies: 32
Views: 1937

Re: cessation of consciousness

DooDoot wrote For example, SN 12.58 refers to the "entering into play/preoccupation" or "descent" of nama-rupa due to craving: At Savatthī. “Bhikkhus, when one dwells contemplating gratification in things that can fetter, there is a descent (avakkanti) of nama-and-rupa. With name-and-form as conditi...