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by JamesNhatHahn
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Thich Nhat Hahn's understanding of 'The Three Dharma Seals'
Replies: 32
Views: 671

Re: Thich Nhat Hahn's understanding of 'The Three Dharma Seals'

It's common knowledge in Buddhism that the word "suffering" does not quite capture the exact meaning of Dukkha. I don't like 'suffering'. I prefer unsatisfactory. Dukkha does not have one meaning in the suttas. There are three main meanings per context: 1. dukkha vedana = unpleasant feelings 2. duk...
by JamesNhatHahn
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Thich Nhat Hahn's understanding of 'The Three Dharma Seals'
Replies: 32
Views: 671

Re: Thich Nhat Hahn's understanding of 'The Three Dharma Seals'

The deniers of reincarnation deny 1 so are non-dharmic; wrong view about Noble Right View ... :focus: Noble truth 1 is clearly that reincarnation is suffering. And this fact that by suffering he means reincarnation is found all over. Like in the Dhammapada verse about trying to find the house build...
by JamesNhatHahn
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Thich Nhat Hahn's understanding of 'The Three Dharma Seals'
Replies: 32
Views: 671

Re: Thich Nhat Hahn's understanding of 'The Three Dharma Seals'

I can say more about this tomorrow.... lol Coëmgenu - i will answer swiftly today. He states in chapter 5: The argument, "Impermanent, therefore suffering, therefore nonself" is illogical. TNH is correct in principal but wrong according to the fixed law of the dhamma (wrongly translated by Coëmgenu...
by JamesNhatHahn
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:52 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Thich Nhat Hahn's understanding of 'The Three Dharma Seals'
Replies: 32
Views: 671

Re: Thich Nhat Hahn's understanding of 'The Three Dharma Seals'

He states that according to him, his interpretation is that the Three Characteristics are Impermanence (anitya), nonself (anatman), and nirvana. As opposed to how I understood them as Impermanence, nonself, and dukkha. Then make it four: impermanence, not-self, nirvana, dukkha. problem solved. Yes ...
by JamesNhatHahn
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Difficult and embarrassing problems with moral purity
Replies: 11
Views: 320

Re: Difficult and embarrassing problems with moral purity

A behavior addiction causing Insomnia? Please do explain. I have a lot of experience with drugs, withdrawal and insomnia related to it but I'm trying to understand what behavior youre referring too?? I can't think of one. You say you are embarrassed but there really is nothing to be embarrassed of. ...
by JamesNhatHahn
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:55 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Thich Nhat Hahn's understanding of 'The Three Dharma Seals'
Replies: 32
Views: 671

Thich Nhat Hahn's understanding of 'The Three Dharma Seals'

I'm currently reading a book written by Thich Nhat Hahn titled 'The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching - Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation'. It's an excellent book. There is one part I'm having some trouble with. Its Thay's(Thich Nhat Hahns name for short) interpretation of the Thre...