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by equilibrium
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Can we know what the Buddha taught?
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: Can we know what the Buddha taught?

There are many who knows Buddhism exist but few truly follows the teachings.
There are many who teaches but few truly knows / understands..... via realisation of the teachings.
by equilibrium
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: cant control in real life
Replies: 13
Views: 4347

Re: cant control in real life

.....“dream” and the so called “real life” isn’t the same.....you’ve already confirmed it as a “dream”.....because you have awaken from it. ....”real life” isn’t real either.....the only reason you call it real is because you haven’t awaken from it either!.....hence under delusion. It’s like being t...
by equilibrium
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment
Replies: 1063
Views: 161709

Re: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment

It is rare to know what Enlightenment really is. Most people have strange ideas about it. And then only a few of those really try to get it. The failure rate is almost perfect and nothing beats a daily practice for a constant reminder of this fact. Places like this forum should be full of finders r...
by equilibrium
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: what is the sutta that says the ending of conciousness..
Replies: 12
Views: 3388

Re: what is the sutta that says the ending of conciousness..

cappuccino wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:44 am
justindesilva wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:39 am May I suggest that consciousness can be replaced with citta
I don't know,

I know the goal is everlasting
Would the word “awareness” appeal to you?
by equilibrium
Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question about consciousness, nibbana and ultimate reality in Theravada
Replies: 17
Views: 14347

Re: Question about consciousness, nibbana and ultimate reality in Theravada

.....becoming nothing etc..
If this were the case.....Nibbana would not be possible !

It ought to be experienced !
by equilibrium
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana
Replies: 171
Views: 19619

Re: Nibbana

.....birth and death are one thread.....the illusion.

One can conquer the illusion of birth and death by reaching Nibbana.....that transcends.....all dualities.....

.....how can one die as one were never born.....?
by equilibrium
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana
Replies: 171
Views: 19619

Re: Nibbana

.....reaching the unconditioned.
by equilibrium
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha die?
Replies: 52
Views: 5219

Re: Did the Buddha die?

.....Birth and death are merely illusions! AN 10.81: "Just as a red, blue, or white lotus born in the water and growing in the water, rises up above the water and stands with no water adhering to it, in the same way the Tathagata — freed, dissociated, & released from these ten things — dwells with u...
by equilibrium
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam
Replies: 159
Views: 7349

Re: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam

it's about self (no-self) Its irrelevant. There is really not much difference between no-self and not-self. For example, the Buddha said things are empty of self. Empty of self or without self or no self is not much different...... No-self is annihilation based on delusion. Not-self is transient......
by equilibrium
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Awareness as the goal
Replies: 212
Views: 9855

Re: Awareness as the goal

AN 10.81:
Just as a red, blue, or white lotus born in the water and growing in the water, rises up above the water and stands with no water adhering to it, in the same way the Tathagata — freed, dissociated, & released from these ten things — dwells with unrestricted awareness.
by equilibrium
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Either Buddhism is pure nihilism or dependent origination must be reinterpreted?
Replies: 65
Views: 5658

Re: Either Buddhism is pure nihilism or dependent origination must be reinterpreted?

Nibbana does exist according to the suttas. It is said to be a thing (dhamma). But since it is not part of DO, it does not solve the issue. If nothing exists but nibbana, we have all already reached nibbana, since that's all there is. If you're correct and it can't be said to exist, then there's li...
by equilibrium
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Either Buddhism is pure nihilism or dependent origination must be reinterpreted?
Replies: 65
Views: 5658

Re: Either Buddhism is pure nihilism or dependent origination must be reinterpreted?

Or there's some other explanation that truly avoids this extreme. Truly, not just saying that extreme should be avoided, but solving the issue satisfactorily. Teaching teaches via the “ middle way ” which avoids the extremes.....to allow one to escape. To truly solve it, one must reach the uncondit...
by equilibrium
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: He directly knows X as X : what does that mean?
Replies: 18
Views: 1721

Re: He directly knows X as X : what does that mean?

"The Tathagata — a worthy one, rightly self-awakened — directly knows earth as earth. Directly knowing earth as earth, ..... An experience which is “ unconditioned ” and beyond the “ ALL ”.....which is “ directly ” experienced.....hence the word knowing. Knows.....refers the the Thus-one gone.....T...
by equilibrium
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Timeless objects or not?
Replies: 7
Views: 2481

Re: Timeless objects or not?

Mundane is conditioned.....therefore subject to time.
Supramundane is unconditioned.....therefore not subject to time.

In terms of "mentality".....the difference is ignorance.....i.e. one is aware their experience is conditioned.....while knowing it's an illusion......which includes "time".
by equilibrium
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism and What it Offers
Replies: 73
Views: 5294

Re: Buddhism and What it Offers

Ito 43: "The escape from that is: calm, permanent, beyond inference, unborn, unproduced, the sorrowless, stainless state, the cessation of stressful qualities, the stilling of fabrications, bliss" AN 3.47: “Bhikkhus, there are these three characteristics that define the unconditioned ❗️ What three? ...