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by Zenny
Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mysticism in buddhism?
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: Mysticism in buddhism?

Gombrich might be a good place to start. In his paper Religious Experience in Early Buddhism (1997), he says that the general western understanding of the Buddha's enlightenment is that it was a mystical experience. He quotes William James on this, who thinks that mystical experiences in various re...
by Zenny
Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mysticism in buddhism?
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: Mysticism in buddhism?

Back in the first half of the 20th century the forest Monks in Thailand and Burma had a reputation for being wild and unknown and really into almost unknown deep meditation, deeper meditation than anyone saw in regular Buddhism in Thailand. But now that kind of life has become much more well-known ...
by Zenny
Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Atman in Buddhism? (Nikaya)
Replies: 150
Views: 1130

Re: Atman in Buddhism? (Nikaya)

Oh I have learnt a lot today! Anatta,the five aggregates and dependent origination,all a house of cards denying real human agency. All sophistry. No wonder you dogmatic ones have a lot of dukkha! And my,you run from truth! Here's a clue to curtail your dukkha. More meditation in everyday life and le...
by Zenny
Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependent origination???
Replies: 27
Views: 521

Dependent origination???

So if phenomenon are dependently originated and contain no self.
Then what becomes of human free will,choice and agency?
If volition is one of the five aggreegates and the aggregates are not from you,or in your control,then how do you have intention or a choice to do good deeds???
by Zenny
Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Atman in Buddhism? (Nikaya)
Replies: 150
Views: 1130

Re: Atman in Buddhism? (Nikaya)

So. Who can explain what is it that chooses to do good deeds if volition is not under your control?
And where does choice fit into dependent origination?
I guarantee not ONE can explain this without contradiction.
by Zenny
Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Atman in Buddhism? (Nikaya)
Replies: 150
Views: 1130

Re: Atman in Buddhism? (Nikaya)

Lol! Are you enlightened oh Buddha? I did not say that. I don't claim to be enlightened but I am learning in accordance to what the EBT contains. I am unenlightened but willing to be open minded and practice accordingly. You have clearly made flawed rhetorics and called another the sophist, how iro...
by Zenny
Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Atman in Buddhism? (Nikaya)
Replies: 150
Views: 1130

Re: Atman in Buddhism? (Nikaya)

It's so ironic. Dogmatic buddhists call everybody else unenlightened,but they themselves admit they are not Buddha's,AKA,unenlightened.
Consistency not really in these sectarians vocabulary is it!
by Zenny
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Atman in Buddhism? (Nikaya)
Replies: 150
Views: 1130

Re: Atman in Buddhism? (Nikaya)

dicsoncandra wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:56 pm
Zenny wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:48 pm
dicsoncandra wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:47 pm

And have I not said in the beginning thaf the self exists for the unenlightened? so there you go, you get what you want I didn't even deny it :smile:
Lol! Are you enlightened oh Buddha?
by Zenny
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Atman in Buddhism? (Nikaya)
Replies: 150
Views: 1130

Re: Atman in Buddhism? (Nikaya)

The sophists ploy. Just repeat sanskrit or pali slogans when your logic fails!
by Zenny
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Atman in Buddhism? (Nikaya)
Replies: 150
Views: 1130

Re: Atman in Buddhism? (Nikaya)

Dependent origination. An infinite regress,that has no concept of individual will. So who or what attends!!!???
Sophistry.
by Zenny
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Atman in Buddhism? (Nikaya)
Replies: 150
Views: 1130

Re: Atman in Buddhism? (Nikaya)

dicsoncandra wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:47 pm
Zenny wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:46 pm
dicsoncandra wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:45 pm

It's futile. You're closed off. If it takes a forum post to understand then anyone would pass the bar exam.
You mean you can't explain. What a loser.
Next!
This guy is 2 years old lmao. Everyone gets to see your arguments anyway, they'll decide
Loser.
by Zenny
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Atman in Buddhism? (Nikaya)
Replies: 150
Views: 1130

Re: Atman in Buddhism? (Nikaya)

Coëmgenu wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:45 pm "Don't run off and leave me with no one to talk to..."
I have multiple resources and talkers monk.
by Zenny
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Atman in Buddhism? (Nikaya)
Replies: 150
Views: 1130

Re: Atman in Buddhism? (Nikaya)

Paticcasamuppāda in relation to the five aggregates. I have repeated this. Not wasting my time. If you're genuine to learn another's viewpoint before refuting it then at least do some research then only come back In English,explain your "truth"? Don't run off because your scared. It's futile. You'r...
by Zenny
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Atman in Buddhism? (Nikaya)
Replies: 150
Views: 1130

Re: Atman in Buddhism? (Nikaya)

Also, suggest to watch the video on fault-finding mind. I have clearly answered and clarified with the follow up and you ignored my previous comment regarding your false rhetorics. You can't even answer what or how you attend. Paticcasamuppāda in relation to the five aggregates. I have repeated thi...
by Zenny
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Atman in Buddhism? (Nikaya)
Replies: 150
Views: 1130

Re: Atman in Buddhism? (Nikaya)

Sure, all the best. Why can't you stop your will? You're not even answering the question. It's a contraditction in terms. Attending means letting go of attachment, aversion and delusion when feeling feels, perceiving perceives and so on as i wrote Because the will is what I am. Its like asking can ...