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by Tennok
Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: from name-&-form as a requisite condition comes consciousness.?
Replies: 13
Views: 173

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

=DooDoot post_id=628782 time=1623817467 user_id=14001] Therefore, consciousness must always have a requisite condition. 1. In sense organ explanation, the sense organs are the requisite condition for the arising of consciousness. 2. In namarupa explanation, namarupa is the requisite condition for t...
by Tennok
Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Awareness vs Mindfulness?
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: Awareness vs Mindfulness?

SarathW post_id=629127 time=1623969184 user_id=5915] What is the Pali word for awareness and mindfulness? Sampajanna and sati. Smapajanna is translated as "clear comprehension" or"situational awarness" . It provides a contects to sati. Sampajanna and sati can work in tandem as "sati sampajanna". Aj...
by Tennok
Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependent origination???
Replies: 27
Views: 553

Re: Dependent origination???

Kasper Hauser, Mowgli, .... Ashin Teyanya.... :shrug: . Yeah, too much weird references in one post could be annyoing, I'm sorry about that. What I meant is that humans rarely live without influence or input form other humans. And historical Kasper Hauser was one of them. https://en.wikipedia.org/w...
by Tennok
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: from name-&-form as a requisite condition comes consciousness.?
Replies: 13
Views: 173

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

1) from name-&-form as a requisite condition comes consciousness https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn12/sn12.067.than.html Then: 2) Dependent on eye & forms, eye-consciousness arises [similarly with the rest of the six senses]. The meeting of the three is contact. With contact as a requis...
by Tennok
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependent origination???
Replies: 27
Views: 553

Re: Dependent origination???

asahi wrote: Actually without associating with bad people when born into this world people are in ignorant state and with no knowledge whatsoever . Not that after associating with bad people then we turn ignorant . I see your point, in the sutta it looks like there was some nice tabula rasa, before ...
by Tennok
Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependent origination???
Replies: 27
Views: 553

Re: Dependent origination???

[quote=DooDoot our views not not similar because sankhara in D.O. is not volition (cetana). the suttas say where volition arises: Feeling, perception, intention , contact, and attention— Vedanā, saññā, cetanā , phasso, manasikāro— this is called nama. idaṁ vuccatāvuso, nāmaṁ; https://suttacentral.ne...
by Tennok
Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependent origination???
Replies: 27
Views: 553

Re: Dependent origination???

Greetings Tennok, Sankharas aka volitions aren't free at all. How so? They're only constrained by ignorance. They're not fatalistic. You're free to be free of ignorance, by following and fulfilling the Noble Eightfold Path. Then the only fabrications will be suddhaṃ saṅkhārasantatiṃ (i.e. sankharas...
by Tennok
Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependent origination???
Replies: 27
Views: 553

Re: Dependent origination???

DooDoot post_id=627660 time=1623367409 user_id=14001] There is no such thing as free will. Beings are pushed & pulled by underlying ignorance, underlying tendencies (instincts) or, otherwise, wisdom learned from the suffering caused by previous ignorance & tendencies. I hold similiar viev. So calle...
by Tennok
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 7017
Views: 994682

Re: the great rebirth debate

I would like to see new explanations about rebirth rather than bringing to our attention english translations of the same Suttas (MN 36, SN 22.79, etc.) over and over. It only makes me more and more agnostic about the topic. I found one argument about literal rebirth particularly convincing and str...
by Tennok
Fri Jun 04, 2021 5:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: About renouncing and contentment
Replies: 48
Views: 775

Re: About renouncing and contentment

But how to diminish that stress. Is it possible to be poor but happy? To be ccntent having no opportunities? To be sick without the stress? What is the right way to struggle for happiness? What is worth doing and what is better left aside? I often struggled with this paradox...that I have to pursue...
by Tennok
Fri Jun 04, 2021 3:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Visuddhimagga
Replies: 106
Views: 2043

Re: Visuddhimagga

DooDoot wrote: "it appears u never read the suttas, that say one of wrong view goes to hell. what is "moral" about slandering or fondling with the Buddha & the Dhamma? " Look, the interpretation od the Dhamma, in which Gautama learned about his previous lifetimes during his Awakening night, is not m...
by Tennok
Sat May 29, 2021 5:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Visuddhimagga
Replies: 106
Views: 2043

Re: Visuddhimagga

Ceisiwr wrote: A former member Sylvester used to make this point quite a lot: There is no "conditioned by" anywhere in the Pali suttas, considering that the past participle for pacceti (it conditions) has not even been used in any of the DO passages in the suttas viewtopic.php?f=13&t=26072&p=380276&...
by Tennok
Sat May 29, 2021 5:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Visuddhimagga
Replies: 106
Views: 2043

Re: Visuddhimagga

DooDoot wrote in summary: 1. SN 12.2 says: "From birth as a requisite condition, then aging & death, sorrow, lamentation, pain, distress, & despair come into play." 2. MN 87 says: "My dear & beloved little son, my only child, has died. Because of his death... sorrow, lamentation, pain, distress, & ...
by Tennok
Fri May 28, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Visuddhimagga
Replies: 106
Views: 2043

Re: Visuddhimagga

Just to add point, Bhandantacariya Buddhaghosa did wrote this in Visuddhimagga: "Nor from a single cause arise One fruit or many, nor one fruit from many; 'Tis helpful, though, to utilize One cause and fruit as representative." - Chapter XVII, Page 623, Visuddhimagga 3rd ed :namaste: That's a very ...
by Tennok
Fri May 28, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Visuddhimagga
Replies: 106
Views: 2043

Re: Visuddhimagga

DooDoot wrote: The suttas say D.O. is difficult for "this generation" or for "worldlings". D.O. is not difficult for Buddhist practitioners. It is best to not revile the Noble Sangha. Instead, it is best & safe to say: "I don't know because i am puthujjana". [/quote] D.O. may not be difficult for yo...