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by retrofuturist
Sun Sep 25, 2022 9:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Venerable Bodhi on War
Replies: 35
Views: 737

Re: Venerable Bodhi on War

Greetings, I got about half of the way through the article and got bored. Maybe I'll go back to it if the conversation warrants. The people of Ukraine, generally speaking are not Buddhists. (G'day Assaji :hello: ) Therefore what some Californian Buddhist thinks they should or should not do is as irr...
by retrofuturist
Sat Sep 24, 2022 9:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 'Consciousness without Surface': Not Eternalism?
Replies: 309
Views: 3450

Re: 'Consciousness without Surface': Not Eternalism?

Greetings cappuccino, No self is annihilationism No it's not. Annihilationism involves destroying something that exists. I’m aware of that interpretation It's not just "interpretation"... it's the English language. What do you think the word "annihilate" means? Can you "anni...
by retrofuturist
Sat Sep 24, 2022 7:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 'Consciousness without Surface': Not Eternalism?
Replies: 309
Views: 3450

Re: 'Consciousness without Surface': Not Eternalism?

Greetings Spiny, This, however is correct. Rather than "no self", the Buddha taught that "anything you might take as self, isn't". A subtle difference, but one that takes it from an speculative ontological view, to a true statement on the nature of anything experienced or conceiv...
by retrofuturist
Sat Sep 24, 2022 2:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 'Consciousness without Surface': Not Eternalism?
Replies: 309
Views: 3450

Re: 'Consciousness without Surface': Not Eternalism?

Greetings, His insight was that there is no such thing to begin with. No self is annihilationism No it's not. Annihilationism involves destroying something that exists. His insight wasn’t no self This, however is correct. Rather than "no self", the Buddha taught that "anything you mig...
by retrofuturist
Sat Sep 24, 2022 1:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What should I do if I’m having a difficult time fully processing dependent arising?
Replies: 34
Views: 511

Re: What should I do if I’m having a difficult time fully processing dependent arising?

Greetings, It seems that "dependent arising", "dependent origination", and "dependent co-arising" are simply different translations of paṭiccasamuppāda . At least in the texts I am familiar with: Likewise. We'll see what SteRo has to say about that. :popcorn: Metta, Pau...
by retrofuturist
Fri Sep 23, 2022 9:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Paññā and yoniso manasikāra
Replies: 102
Views: 2043

Re: Paññā and yoniso manasikāra

Greetings Alrac, Didn't you previously say wisdom was sankhata fabricated? If paticca-arising is fabricated from ignorance, how can wisdom, being a sankhata fabricated thing, also be paticca-fabricated from ignorance. You appear to be saying wisdom is paticca-fabricated from ignorance. You appear to...
by retrofuturist
Fri Sep 23, 2022 6:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Paññā and yoniso manasikāra
Replies: 102
Views: 2043

Re: Paññā and yoniso manasikāra

Greetings Alrac, Arising is dependent origination, per SN 12.10 or any other Sutta where you see the phrase "arising, arising". Maybe but the physical arising of bread in an oven due to yeast is different than the mental arising of craving for bread. Yes, the former has nothing to do with ...
by retrofuturist
Fri Sep 23, 2022 12:43 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Basically, when you ask this question, you are distrusting what we have and then you are on the quest for Buddhavajana
Replies: 9
Views: 226

Re: Basically, when you ask this question, you are distrusting what we have and then you are on the quest for Buddhavaja

Greetings,

Why are you recreating topics from other forums here? For what purpose?

You have no topic question, so this isn't really a discussion topic. It's just saying stuff... that would be better suited to a blog.

:thanks:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Sep 22, 2022 11:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Paññā and yoniso manasikāra
Replies: 102
Views: 2043

Re: Paññā and yoniso manasikāra

Greetings Alrac, I could not find where AN 3.47 refers to fabricated by ignorance. AN 3.47 just says: Arising is evident, vanishing is evident and change is evident . Arising is dependent origination, per SN 12.10 or any other Sutta where you see the phrase "arising, arising". Metta, Paul....
by retrofuturist
Thu Sep 22, 2022 10:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Paññā and yoniso manasikāra
Replies: 102
Views: 2043

Re: Paññā and yoniso manasikāra

Greetings Alrac, If all sankata-dhamma or paticcasamuppanne-dhamma (fabricated things) are to be let go of, then what use or benefit is there in systematizing them? What is meant by "to be let go of"? To not attach to them? Or to not utilize them? To be used, and then let go of. Like the r...
by retrofuturist
Thu Sep 22, 2022 7:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Paññā and yoniso manasikāra
Replies: 102
Views: 2043

Re: Paññā and yoniso manasikāra

Greetings Alrac, Thank you for your engagement with the topic. I'm struggling to understand the above question/intent. Is the above question asking if "paññā" is a " sankata-dhamma "? No, I'm taking as granted that it is fabricated, since the Noble Eightfold Path is fabricated. I...
by retrofuturist
Thu Sep 22, 2022 2:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Paññā and yoniso manasikāra
Replies: 102
Views: 2043

Re: Paññā and yoniso manasikāra

Greetings Misty, Has my curiosity gone astray here? Is this line of inquiry picking up the scent of its meaning? Only to the extent that it is yoniso manasikara being discussed rather than the mechanics of manasikara itself. I shared some thoughts on the mechanics of manasikara previously here and h...
by retrofuturist
Thu Sep 22, 2022 1:41 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: We traveled through this whole Samsara, just because this “Mere” Non-Analysis
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: We traveled through this whole Samsara, just because this “Mere” Non-Analysis

Greetings,

Where does manasikara fit in this schematic?

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Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Sep 21, 2022 11:31 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Future perils of Buddhism.
Replies: 18
Views: 399

Re: Future perils of Buddhism.

Greetings Sarath, No thanks, I'll stick to the Buddha's teachings... inclusive of the Ani Sutta, Simsapa Sutta and the four great references of the Mahaparinibbana Sutta. You're welcome to enjoy your scholastic sectarian treatises masquerading as Buddhavacana, if that makes you happy. All the best. ...
by retrofuturist
Wed Sep 21, 2022 11:02 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Future perils of Buddhism.
Replies: 18
Views: 399

Re: Future perils of Buddhism.

Greetings Sarath, Ven Gampaha Pemasiri talked about how Buddhism will be declined in the future. He specially mentioned the tendency for rejecting Abhidhamma among many other things. He equates a person who does not know Abhidhamma to a blind elephant in the middle of the jungle. Clearly the venerab...