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by DNS
Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cuti Citta as Buddhism in a Nutshell
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: Cuti Citta as Buddhism in a Nutshell

No, last thought moment is not the summum bonum of Buddhism. It may be important, but not the goal. I think there are some practices like that in Vajrayana Buddhism, but not Theravada.

What matters is your whole life (thoughts, deeds, actions, meditation), not one distinct final moment.
by DNS
Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is dhammawiki.com article on 'Last thought moment' correct?
Replies: 4
Views: 64

Re: Is dhammawiki.com article on 'Last thought moment' correct?

What is misleading? There are sutta references in the article. If you have evidence to the contrary, please post the sutta references.
by DNS
Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can we accept secular Buddhism as Buddhism?
Replies: 116
Views: 3617

Re: Can we accept secular Buddhism as Buddhism?

also known as lying to oneself Dr. Steve Brule on life after death. https://media1.tenor.com/images/cc2aacd77fc2bb11900cc05e55c7c4b2/tenor.gif?itemid=11799877 based on his hairdo, who cares what he says? Don't worry, he's not a real person, it's a fictional character (I didn't know either, I had to...
by DNS
Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhadasa (paticcasamuppada) His comments on the Commentaries
Replies: 64
Views: 1291

Re: Buddhadasa (paticcasamupadda) His comments on the Commentaries

The one thing which confuses me is the silence on rebirth if it was a later doctrine of questionable validity. We know there were Buddhists back then who took on the idea of a “person” which caused much controversy, yet there is not one record of an ancient early school taking the position of no-re...
by DNS
Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhadasa (paticcasamuppada) His comments on the Commentaries
Replies: 64
Views: 1291

Re: Buddhadasa (paticcasamupadda) His comments on the Commentaries

Greetings, I think it has many useful points and I certainly appreciate any book on this most profound teaching of Paticcasamuppada. However, I remain convinced that the Buddha taught rebirth and that it is indeed a necessary corrollary of anatta and conditionality. I'd just like to share the persp...
by DNS
Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Signs you will not attain enlightenment ?
Replies: 20
Views: 364

Re: Signs you will not attain enlightenment ?

And if you know you will not reach it whats next? I dont care about building good karma for better next lives. I just want to cease existing all together and no goal besides that I find worthwhile in any way and nobody can convince me otherwise or gaslight me into thinking otherwise. Craving for no...
by DNS
Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Do i decides what i Will do with my eyeblinks?
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: Do i decides what i Will do with my eyeblinks?

user99 wrote: Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:32 pm How do i decide it tho?
Eye blinking is almost always involuntary, just a natural reaction to lubricate the eyes. However, you could force blink whenever you want.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blinking
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blinking#Voluntary_blink
by DNS
Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why do we have unique fingerprints?
Replies: 13
Views: 191

Re: Why do we have unique fingerprints?

Why do we have unique fingerprints? Is this evidence to support Kamma Vipaka? I heard a Christian minister say that all fingerprints are unique and that this "proves" that we have a soul created by God. So I looked it up and actually there is a possibility that at least one other person (or primate...
by DNS
Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha say "let forget the words, let the meaning have remained"?
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: Did Buddha say "let forget the words, let the meaning have remained"?

Did Buddha say "let's forget the words, let the meaning have remained, or something similar"? If yes, which Sutta? It sounds like a fake Buddha quote, but perhaps might be a (bad) paraphrase of: " Monks, these two slander the Tathagata. Which two? He who explains a discourse whose meaning needs to ...
by DNS
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: අටුවා විමර්ශනය – අටුවාවන්හි නොගැලපෙන තැන් ඇති වූයේ කෙසේ ද? (Sinhala Atuwa)
Replies: 13
Views: 411

Re: අටුවා විමර්ශනය – අටුවාවන්හි නොගැලපෙන තැන් ඇති වූයේ කෙසේ ද?

It's okay to post in non-English languages, but to include the English translation with it. I got this from google translate: Comment Review - How did the inconsistencies in the comments come about? Commentary Review 9 - How did the inconsistencies in the comments come about? In Science, Tripitaka, ...
by DNS
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can we accept secular Buddhism as Buddhism?
Replies: 116
Views: 3617

Re: Can we accept secular Buddhism as Buddhism?

... Puggalavada views . Good link. Now I'm confused and don't know what's the difference between Theravada, Pudgalavada and Secular buddhism. May be Orthodox, Heterodox and Paradox respectively. Or alternatively, Theravada = no self or not self Pudgalavada = impermanent self Secular buddhism = who ...
by DNS
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from New York City
Replies: 10
Views: 442

Re: Hello from New York City

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Definition of the phrase "Excessive posting" (in ToS3j)
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Re: Definition of the phrase "Excessive posting" (in ToS3j)

I don't think we need any further revisions to that rule or any others at this time. As always and as retro noted, you can still report a post you believe is violating one of the terms of service. If someone is "chasing" you or bothering you, you could place them on foes list so that you don't see t...
by DNS
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Rhys Davids, Horner, Geiger - All these theories can not be allowed to pass without comment.
Replies: 16
Views: 401

Re: Rhys Davids, Horner, Geiger - All these theories can not be allowed to pass without comment.

same can be asked back: why should we believe Rhys Davids over him ? Yes, question all of them. I looked at their analysis, it makes sense (to me). Is Bowden, Asian? Oh, In case it was, would you be reluctant to accept his arguments over Rhys Davids ??? Regards. Of course not; why would that matter...