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by Zom
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: cessation of consciousness
Replies: 32
Views: 950

Re: cessation of consciousness

What about the time of full enlightenment? D.O. has nothing to do with this moment, it is not about that at all. Are you saying that the dependent cessation(nirodha) sequence only happens once when the arahant dies while the dependent origination happens many times? Sequence is there to show the gr...
by Zom
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism: just another "truth"?
Replies: 127
Views: 21984

Re: Buddhism: just another "truth"?

Buddhism is, of course, not a religion. Religion is only a belief in allmighty, omniscient and intrinsically wholesome god, gods or powers. Everything else is not a religion. There is nothing of the like in Theravāda. Definitions may differ, but essensialy it is the religion. All religious aspects ...
by Zom
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism: just another "truth"?
Replies: 127
Views: 21984

Re: Buddhism: just another "truth"?

And then it matters not one iota that there was a man named Gotma who attained something 2000+ years ago, because even if there wasn't, you can be confident in the taste of your own freedom. ... Kamma is self evident. As a personal opinion this is okay, but this is not what Buddha taught. Buddhism ...
by Zom
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism: just another "truth"?
Replies: 127
Views: 21984

Re: Buddhism: just another "truth"?

What if Bhuddism actually had the same effect? Years of self-imposed conditioning until your perceptions finally align with the texts? This is not really how Dhamma is to be practised. I mean, don't have to force yourself to believe in things - this is not how it works. You have to start with an at...
by Zom
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:52 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: cessation of consciousness
Replies: 32
Views: 950

Re: cessation of consciousness

What's your view on the correct interpretation of consciousness ceasing in DO? It is very simple. Ignorance and formations refer to the present life where enlightenment is attained. When formations are no more, they don't generate new consciousness and nama-rupa for the next life. No more next life...
by Zom
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: cessation of consciousness
Replies: 32
Views: 950

Re: cessation of consciousness

No. It is literally supported by many suttas, such as SN 22.53:
This sutta doesn't explain DO consciousness link. It just explains why consciousness can become clean.
by Zom
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: cessation of consciousness
Replies: 32
Views: 950

Re: cessation of consciousness

1)in dependent origination one interpretation is that without ignorance there is the "cessation of defiled consciousness".
This is a wrong interpretation.
by Zom
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: cessation of consciousness
Replies: 32
Views: 950

Re: cessation of consciousness

How should one understand this cessation of consciousness? Does that cessation mean that one will will be devoid of any of such sensory consciousness? What could of existing you may conceive devoid of consciousness? It's pretty straightforward. It just ceases to exist: consciousness, feelings, perc...
by Zom
Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Space depends on what?
Replies: 66
Views: 15723

Re: Space depends on what?

If all forms disappeared, space would still exist, even if it could not be discerned.
I don't see anything on which space depends to exist.
Why isn't space unconditioned?
Depends on time, and time depends on space :reading: 8-)
by Zom
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there a Scientific explanation to "Colored light rays that came out of the Buddha's body"
Replies: 18
Views: 3869

Re: Is there a Scientific explanation to "Colored light rays that came out of the Buddha's body"

Is there a scientific explanation to "Colored light rays that came out of the Buddha's body" during the 4th week after enlightenment.
Sure. Scientific explanation for "Colored light rays that came out of the Buddha's body" is: a literary embellishment of the religious myth.
by Zom
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can someone reconcile these two Buddhist concepts of self for me please
Replies: 34
Views: 2789

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

Can someone please reconcile the two following ideas for me: "In fact, the one place where the Buddha was asked point-blank whether or not there was a self, he refused to answer." Hello. He refused to make a direct statement, because direct statement would lead the listener to "more bewilderment", ...
by Zom
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What is the meaning of MN 44 verse 11.2 ???
Replies: 15
Views: 6529

Re: What is the meaning of MN 44 verse 11.2 ???

Brahma Viharas are basically jhanas.
They can lead to jhanic states, but they are not.
MN 127.
by Zom
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What is the meaning of MN 44 verse 11.2 ???
Replies: 15
Views: 6529

Re: What is the meaning of MN 44 verse 11.2 ???

(Micha-samadhi, for example.) I doubt this is the right explanation, as it tends to say that all and everything good and beneficial is included in the Noble eightfold path, but nothing good and beneficial exists outside of it. Though it is clear that the Noble eightfold path misses a lot of Dhamma....
by Zom
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?
Replies: 176
Views: 18241

Re: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?

that Nibbana is a type of permanent consciousness.
This is just an eternalism.
by Zom
Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is nibbāna dependently originated at the sense base?
Replies: 53
Views: 10856

Re: Is nibbāna dependently originated at the sense base?

The view "nibbana is a thing" is close to lust, close to bondage, close to delighting, close to holding, close to clinging. (c)
The view "nibbana is a fact of cessation" is close to non-lust, close to non-bondage, close to non-delighting, close to non-holding, close to non-clinging. (c)