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by pegembara
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Duality, a necessary evil?
Replies: 34
Views: 350

Re: Is Duality, a necessary evil?

Ceisiwr wrote: Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:24 am
pegembara wrote: Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:32 am
Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don't charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.
Where is that quote from?
Lokavipatti Sutta: The Failings of the World
https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .than.html
by pegembara
Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Duality, a necessary evil?
Replies: 34
Views: 350

Re: Is Duality, a necessary evil?

Is Duality, a necessary evil? Buddha said not to be disturbed by the eight worldly conditions. "Monks, these eight worldly conditions spin after the world, and the world spins after these eight worldly conditions. Which eight? Gain, loss, status, disgrace, censure, praise, pleasure, & pain. These a...
by pegembara
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Let's discuss what exactly is "name and form" in DO
Replies: 112
Views: 1135

Re: Let's discuss what exactly is "name and form" in DO

Consciousness and namarupa are two sides of the same coin. They are conjoined(dependently arisen) ... there is no separation between them. In other words, the "world" is not separate from "consciousness". The separation starts only when there is clinging/upadana. Suffering arises whenever consciousn...
by pegembara
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Let's discuss what exactly is "name and form" in DO
Replies: 112
Views: 1135

Re: Let's discuss what exactly is "name and form" in DO

I believe only only two states are dreamless. Nibanna (permanent) or certain jhanas (temporarily halted). Is there an interpretation of the term Buddha as the awaken one? Likely name and form will still be present since I am using DO mechanisms and its rules will apply. Six sense doors includes the...
by pegembara
Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Let's discuss what exactly is "name and form" in DO
Replies: 112
Views: 1135

Re: Let's discuss what exactly is "name and form" in DO

My modern interpretation will be one that is compatible with modern psychology. Ignorance and volition (are impulses deeper in the psy), these are feedback from internal psy into consciousness, the inputs from external senses and external environments are "labelled" as name and form. Together and i...
by pegembara
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Let's discuss what exactly is "name and form" in DO
Replies: 112
Views: 1135

Re: Let's discuss what exactly is "name and form" in DO

Rupa=appearance, look, form https://educalingo.com/en/dic-ms/rupa Nama=name given to the appearance https://educalingo.com/en/dic-ms/nama Nama-Rupa is also present in dreams. "Very well then, Kotthita my friend, I will give you an analogy; for there are cases where it is through the use of an analog...
by pegembara
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the practical use of the concept of a citta?
Replies: 42
Views: 476

Re: What is the practical use of the concept of a citta?

It is "something" that can be developed and liberated or freed. “Luminous, monks, is the mind[citta].1 And it is defiled by incoming defilements.” “Luminous, monks, is the mind[citta]. And it is freed from incoming defilements.” “Luminous, monks, is the mind[citta]. And it is defiled by incoming def...
by pegembara
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ultimate stimulation ?
Replies: 13
Views: 223

Re: Ultimate stimulation ?

Neurotransmitters always get depleted and have to be replenished. There is no such thing as an endless supply of dopamine or oxytocin. That is the biological law. So no such thing as endless pleasure. All you have are waves that come and go. Try going from a bright room to a dark one and vice versa...
by pegembara
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ultimate stimulation ?
Replies: 13
Views: 223

Re: Ultimate stimulation ?

Neurotransmitters always get depleted and have to be replenished. There is no such thing as an endless supply of dopamine or oxytocin. That is the biological law. So no such thing as endless pleasure. All you have are waves that come and go. Try going from a bright room to a dark one and vice versa....
by pegembara
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: No reason to practice Buddhism without rebirth
Replies: 36
Views: 2050

Re: No reason to practice Buddhism without rebirth

Are you suggested there is a self or soul that has an individualized NDE & OBE? No, my research has lead me to the conclusion that NDEs and OBEs are hallucinations and nothing more than that. One point has come up a few times and I've ignored it until now: freeing yourself of suffering in this life...
by pegembara
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What does ego mean?
Replies: 30
Views: 396

Re: What does ego mean?

My query is if I make up my mind to wake up at 5 AM and meditate, to refuse alcohol, to refuse meat, .. why is that not ego? I could as well say I give up my ego .. and I surrender and drink as much as I want .. Even wanting to be liberated .. or taking few steps in that direction .. browsing DW, l...
by pegembara
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: death of forum member dylanj
Replies: 44
Views: 1420

Re: death of forum member dylanj

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by pegembara
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: No reason to practice Buddhism without rebirth
Replies: 36
Views: 2050

Re: No reason to practice Buddhism without rebirth

Hi everyone, I've recently read "What the Buddha taught" and I've been having a few doubts about the four noble truths, so I thought I'd just ask here to see if anyone can clarify. I was thinking about the first noble truth and I think it kind of loses it's sting when you don't believe in literal r...
by pegembara
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: 1st hindrance: sensual desire or covetous?
Replies: 8
Views: 1704

Re: 1st hindrance: sensual desire or covetous?

"'This body comes into being through craving . And yet it is by relying on craving that craving is to be abandoned.' Thus was it said. And in reference to what was it said? There is the case, sister, where a monk hears, 'The monk named such-and-such, they say, through the ending of the fermentation...
by pegembara
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Never imagine a desire is a trivial thing
Replies: 13
Views: 11201

Re: Never imagine a desire is a trivial thing

Only the right kind of desire can lead to the end of desire. "'This body comes into being through craving. And yet it is by relying on craving that craving is to be abandoned.' Thus was it said. And in reference to what was it said? There is the case, sister, where a monk hears, 'The monk named such...