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by santa100
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: About Buddhist hell . .
Replies: 67
Views: 38343

Re: About Buddhist hell . .

Aloka wrote: Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:12 pm He's dead now.
:anjali:
May he has a good (physical) rebirth! :namaste:
by santa100
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bh. Nyanamoli on 1st jhana, cessation of speech and rebirth
Replies: 17
Views: 310

Re: Bh. Nyanamoli on 1st jhana, cessation of speech and rebirth

SDC wrote: Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:02 pm Image
Nice (unintentional) breakdancing though :tongue:
by santa100
Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: About Buddhist hell . .
Replies: 67
Views: 38343

Re: About Buddhist hell . .

Hi Santa, On that occasion we were discussing Vajrayana practice and a book by another Tibetan teacher, not the Pali Canon. From what I remember of the conversation, it involved a lot of what I'd call "common sense" rather than delving into the "realms" of the unverifiable. Stay safe & well. With m...
by santa100
Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Space depends on what?
Replies: 49
Views: 303

Re: Space depends on what?

rhinoceroshorn wrote:If all forms disappeared, space would still exist, even if it could not be discerned.
Space is conditioned just like form. It expands and contracts, and even goes "out of scope" at the point of singularity before requiring a triggering event, the Big Bang to come into existence and expand.
by santa100
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: About Buddhist hell . .
Replies: 67
Views: 38343

Re: About Buddhist hell . .

I never thought that heaven or hell were real places in Buddhism, in contrast to Western religions. Heaven and hell are states of mind. Yes, my first teacher (who was Tibetan) told me that the realms were different states of mind. . Need to be absolutely clear here, did your Tibetan teacher told yo...
by santa100
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Reflections on Christian Monasticism
Replies: 0
Views: 70

Reflections on Christian Monasticism

Great video about renunciants from other traditions:

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by santa100
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: DN1 question
Replies: 7
Views: 137

Re: DN1 question

Why does the first being who re-arose at the empty palace of Brahmā possesses longer life, greater beauty, and greater authority than the beings who re-arose there after him while they both came from Ābhassara Brahma-world? Because sharing the same realm-of-origin is not the determining factor for ...
by santa100
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: how do devas and brahmas look?
Replies: 21
Views: 343

Re: how do devas and brahmas look?

any description about their physical aggregate features shown in sutta? Then, taking Ven. Nanda by the arm — as a strong man might flex his extended arm or extend his flexed arm — the Blessed One disappeared from Jeta's Grove and reappeared among the devas of the heaven of the Thirty-three [Tāvatiṃ...
by santa100
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: DN16: How to explain this WRONG explanation about earthquakes?
Replies: 96
Views: 880

Re: DN16: How to explain this WRONG explanation about earthquakes?

I understand your point, santa, and no, I didn't understand what he said. :lol: Good. Honesty is a key prerequisite for success in science. One simply won't be able to b.s. his way thru when it comes to science for every single word of his will be put under the microscope for examination. I hold th...
by santa100
Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: DN16: How to explain this WRONG explanation about earthquakes?
Replies: 96
Views: 880

Re: DN16: How to explain this WRONG explanation about earthquakes?

Please, don't try to convince me this is any right. It's obviously wrong. It's interesting that a seemingly scientific-leaning person like you already shut down your mind for abstract reasoning and further investigation. If there's anything we can learn out of science, its' that it constantly evolv...
by santa100
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can someone reconcile these two Buddhist concepts of self for me please
Replies: 34
Views: 525

Re: Can someone reconcile these two Buddhist concepts of self for me please

If the All is all that is knowable and that All is empty of self then we cannot say that a self exists anywhere. Flawed logic. Seems like you have no clue what your talking about. All that is knowable to a cat, a dog, or even a human cannot be automatically generalized/applied to the All All. You a...
by santa100
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can someone reconcile these two Buddhist concepts of self for me please
Replies: 34
Views: 525

Re: Can someone reconcile these two Buddhist concepts of self for me please

I think you are missing the point. The All is the Totality of what can be known, and it’s all empty of self. I think your mistaken the narrower context of "The All" for its broader one. Ven. Bodhi's citing Comy's explanation to address this exact point in "Connected Discourses": Spk: The all (sabba...
by santa100
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can someone reconcile these two Buddhist concepts of self for me please
Replies: 34
Views: 525

Re: Can someone reconcile these two Buddhist concepts of self for me please

I think you are missing the point. The All is the Totality of what can be known, and it’s all empty of self. I think your mistaken the narrower context of "The All" for its broader one. Ven. Bodhi's citing Comy's explanation to address this exact point in "Connected Discourses": Spk: The all (sabba...
by santa100
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can someone reconcile these two Buddhist concepts of self for me please
Replies: 34
Views: 525

Re: Can someone reconcile these two Buddhist concepts of self for me please

You're simply proving my original point: non-self is clearly scoped for the Five Aggregates. So, I have to repeat,you''ll need to provide any exact quote that provides an explicit blanket statement saying there is absolutely no self whatsoever, in whatever way, shape, or form, at anywhere, any plac...
by santa100
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can someone reconcile these two Buddhist concepts of self for me please
Replies: 34
Views: 525

Re: Can someone reconcile these two Buddhist concepts of self for me please

The relevant point that addresses the OP's inquiry is that there's nowhere in the suttas where there's an explicit blanket statement saying there is absolutely no self whatsoever, in whatever way, shape, or form, at anywhere, any place, any entity, any time. Feel free to provide any exact quotes to...