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by Nicolas
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Guided meditations for anicca, dukkha, anatta
Replies: 16
Views: 569

Re: Guided meditations for anicca, dukkha, anatta

And what, Ānanda, is the perception of impermanence? Here, having gone to the forest, to the foot of a tree, or to an empty hut, a bhikkhu reflects thus: ‘Form is impermanent, feeling is impermanent, perception is impermanent, volitional activities are impermanent, consciousness is impermanent.’ Th...
by Nicolas
Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: rhinoceroshorn ordained
Replies: 30
Views: 1144

Re: rhinoceroshorn ordained

Respect :bow: :bow: :bow:
by Nicolas
Sun Mar 21, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Understanding Anatta, Rebirth, and Materialism
Replies: 20
Views: 654

Re: Understanding Anatta, Rebirth, and Materialism

Regarding the latter point, these quotes may be of interest: Now it's possible, Ananda, that some wanderers of other persuasions might say, 'Gotama the contemplative speaks of the cessation of perception & feeling and yet describes it as pleasure. What is this? How can this be?' When they say that, ...
by Nicolas
Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: hardback pocket dhammapada
Replies: 6
Views: 633

Re: hardback pocket dhammapada

Hi salayatananirodha,

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by Nicolas
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there a sutta in the Pali Canon where someone holds the view "all is unreal" and the Buddha addresses this view?
Replies: 34
Views: 1097

Re: Is there a sutta in the Pali Canon where someone holds the view "all is unreal" and the Buddha addresses this view?

Nicolas wrote: Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:32 am Kaccānagotta Sutta (SN 12.15)
For one who sees the origin of the world as it really is with correct wisdom, there is no notion of nonexistence in regard to the world.
[...]
‘All does not exist’: this is the second extreme.
(Adding the actual quote.)
by Nicolas
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Samsara must have an end?
Replies: 78
Views: 1814

Re: Samsara must have an end?

“And, Master Gotama, when having directly known it, you teach the Dhamma to your disciples for the purification of beings, for the overcoming of sorrow & lamentation, for the disappearance of pain & distress, for the attainment of the right method, & for the realization of unbinding, will all the c...
by Nicolas
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Is consciousness me? " ... 40 Days @ Pa Auk / Experiences of a Goenkaji's student
Replies: 23
Views: 3272

Re: "Is consciousness me? " ... 40 Days @ Pa Auk / Experiences of a Goenkaji's student

Are all newborned babys very near nirvana because they havent done something inmoral? A young tender infant lying prone does not even have the notion ‘identity,’ so how could identity view arise in him? Yet the underlying tendency to identity view lies within him. A young tender infant lying prone ...
by Nicolas
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Source of this quote
Replies: 2
Views: 1644

Re: Source of this quote

It is in the Visuddhimagga, a few pages before the end of chapter 16.

Nanamoli translates the passage there as:
For there is suffering, but none who suffers; Doing exists although there is no doer.
Extinction is but no extinguished person; Although there is a path, there is no goer.
by Nicolas
Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Refuge
Replies: 22
Views: 3570

Re: Refuge

Sidenote: when one takes refuge in the Sangha, it's in the ariya-sangha.
The Saṅgha of the Blessed One’s disciples is practising the good way, practising the straight way, practising the true way, practising the proper way; that is, the four pairs of persons, the eight types of individuals—this Saṅgha of the Blessed One’s disciples is worthy of gifts, worthy of hospitality, worthy of offerings, worthy of reverential salutation, the unsurpassed field of merit for the world. wrote:
by Nicolas
Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: We have a problem with the term annihilation
Replies: 137
Views: 10493

Re: We have a problem with the term annihilation

This may be relevant: Why now do you assume ‘a being’? Mara, is that your speculative view? This is a heap of sheer formations: Here no being is found. Just as, with an assemblage of parts, The word ‘chariot’ is used, So, when the aggregates exist, There is the convention ‘a being.’ It’s only suffer...
by Nicolas
Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: interrogation on aggregates
Replies: 1
Views: 4440

Re: interrogation on aggregates

Three aggregates associated with consciousness, conjoined by consciousness, generated by consciousness: Feeling, perception, sankhara. Form and consciousness are either not so, sometimes so, or neither so nor not so.
by Nicolas
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How does Buddhism explain Hindu moksha and Shaktih
Replies: 29
Views: 6996

Re: How does Buddhism explain Hindu moksha and Shaktih

(James Randi died a month ago, October 20.)
by Nicolas
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6950
Views: 962797

Re: the great rebirth debate

The literal meaning is inconsistent, that's the problem. My personal taste has nothing to do with that. If I take my ancestor's lives as my previous lives [...] This sounds like it is your personal taste, though. I still don't see the inconsistency. Your point is internally coherent but I don't und...
by Nicolas
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6950
Views: 962797

Re: the great rebirth debate

The literal meaning is inconsistent, that's the problem. My personal taste has nothing to do with that. What is the inconsistency? I'm guessing the meaning of SN 15.1 is essentially the same as SN 15.14, i.e. "the number of mothers you've had [in 'previous lives'] is larger than the number of twigs...