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by sphairos
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: I want to stop taking clozapine and the injection for (Schizophrenia)
Replies: 10
Views: 141

Re: I want to stop taking clozapine and the injection for (Schizophrenia)

Please, take the medications. The last break was not long ago. You need a stable remission, that would last a significant period of time (perhaps, 10 years or so), and that would be confirmed by your doctor. The new medications for that disease are very safe.

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by sphairos
Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: An important insight from the comparative Dhammapada work on the formation of early Buddhist canons
Replies: 2
Views: 100

An important insight from the comparative Dhammapada work on the formation of early Buddhist canons

I've just come across the conclusion reached by ven. Ānandajoti in his "A Study of the Dhammapada collection". In the light of this it may be suggested that what was established at the 1st Council was not a Canon as such, but a set of baskets (piṭaka) for the collection of the materials that were be...
by sphairos
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Unconditioned
Replies: 464
Views: 5325

Re: Unconditioned

... Have you heard about polysemy ? It is when the words sound similarly, but mean entirely different things? The language is tricky... The "cit" "piling up" is a totally different word than the root "cit" "observe", "notice". They come from different PIE words, with different meaning. They only so...
by sphairos
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Unconditioned
Replies: 464
Views: 5325

Re: Unconditioned

... kāya is indeed likely from the PIE * ku̯ei- Pokorny Etymon: 2. ku̯ei- 'to stow, gather, pile up' https://lrc.la.utexas.edu/lex/master/1089#Skt But then the question rises: why not cāya ? As other Sanskrit reflexes are all with "c". But citta and cit are of different origin, from the PIE *ku̯ei(...
by sphairos
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Unconditioned
Replies: 464
Views: 5325

Re: Unconditioned

coffeendonuts wrote: Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:31 pm
sphairos wrote: Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:52 pm Because the Buddha said that the states of Shiva and Atman are not final
Where?
Brahmajāla-sutta etc.
by sphairos
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Unconditioned
Replies: 464
Views: 5325

Re: Unconditioned

Let's put it this way. The lack of clinging to anything as a self is the true Atman, the state of Shiva. For those who cringed, I'm interested in why it caused such a reaction. Because the Buddha said that the states of Shiva and Atman are not final, are not totally devoid of suffering, subject to ...
by sphairos
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Unconditioned
Replies: 464
Views: 5325

Re: Unconditioned

EDIT: It's Kathāvatthu and is part of the stance recorded therein that “Nibbāna exists and retains its state as Nibbāna.” It appears to be a polemicized-against Sarvastivadin doctrine. Yes, it's the Theravāda position there. They use the uncontested by anyone (maybe except the Sautrāntikas) thesis ...
by sphairos
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Unconditioned
Replies: 464
Views: 5325

Re: Unconditioned

... Rather, the Buddha "was shrinking" the whole universe to the "size" of human perception channels... As Sue Hamilton brilliantly argues in the above mentioned paper. Brillantly nonsensical, considering that the six fields of (sensory) experiences are the fifth link (nidāna) of paṭiccasamuppāda. ...
by sphairos
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Unconditioned
Replies: 464
Views: 5325

Re: Unconditioned

... ... Thanks for your reply, it is indeed very interesting. I did not know about that finding or suggestion of Gonda, as he wrote too much about all kinds of things, but it resonates with my own understanding gained through the reading of those Vedic texts. Looking forward to the more detailed di...
by sphairos
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: "Gata" translated as "Immersed"
Replies: 42
Views: 788

Re: "Gata" translated as "Immersed"

I would translate this line from the Paṭisambhidāmagga-aṭṭhakathā , mentioned by Assaji, Sā hi tesu kāyesu gatā pavattāti kāyagatāti vuccati. [the sati] that [is] gone in/into these bodies [i.e.] happening/going on [there] is known as the one gone to the body. Taking the first, literal meaning of t...
by sphairos
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Unconditioned
Replies: 464
Views: 5325

Re: Unconditioned

By saying "there is Atman " I am making a synthetic a posteriori proposition. It could be the case that there is Atman , but it might turn out that there is no Atman . When I finally experience Atman it would no longer be a synthetic a posteriori proposition. It would be a simple a posteriori one, ...
by sphairos
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: "Gata" translated as "Immersed"
Replies: 42
Views: 788

Re: "Gata" translated as "Immersed"

I would translate this line from the Paṭisambhidāmagga-aṭṭhakathā , mentioned by Assaji, Sā hi tesu kāyesu gatā pavattāti kāyagatāti vuccati. [the sati] that [is] gone in/into these bodies [i.e.] happening/going on [there] is known as the one gone to the body. Taking the first, literal meaning of th...
by sphairos
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: "Gata" translated as "Immersed"
Replies: 42
Views: 788

Re: "Gata" translated as "Immersed"

In http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/study/bodymind.html I see Aj Thanissaro translating Kayagata-sati as "Mindfulness Immersed in the Body" Seems like a stretch to me to translate "gata" as "immersed". What do you think? Gata grammatically is exactly the same as the English "gone", past participl...
by sphairos
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why we cannot remember our past lives?
Replies: 130
Views: 8052

Re: Why we cannot remember our past lives?

Thanks for sharing your understanding, it's an interesting view you have :anjali: "Becoming" is a mental defilement or "asava" rather than state of reincarnation. Superstition is not understanding. The "human plane" in Buddhism appears to be a state of virtue rather than a state of walking on two l...
by sphairos
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why we cannot remember our past lives?
Replies: 130
Views: 8052

Re: Why we cannot remember our past lives?

Yes, indeed. Too much pain and uncomfortable things there. This is IMHO also the reason why people vehemently oppose the very possibility of rebirth. But why, then, enormous amounts of love, pleasure and fulfilment, which must also be there, don't balance that pain out? I don't know much about the ...