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by Bundokji
Sat Mar 06, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Clinging to Views
Replies: 6
Views: 63

Re: Clinging to Views

Similar sutta is the Tittha sutta. Blind people were shown a part of the elephant (which constitutes a view point), and dependent on what they saw/felt, they described the elephant. When their descriptions did not match, they began to quarrel. The paradox of the parts vs the all is relevant and disc...
by Bundokji
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If we live in a simulation, how does this work with Buddhism?
Replies: 27
Views: 379

Re: If we live in a simulation, how does this work with Buddhism?

If we accept we are simulated, or living in a simulation, how does that work with Buddhism? That would make the Buddha some kind of "glitch" in the system. Another possibility is some sort of agreement between the glitch and the gatekeepers that allows the glitch to remain in exchange of not reveal...
by Bundokji
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Does Buddhism is an idealism?
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: Does Buddhism is an idealism?

I think the Buddha's teachings are too dynamic to be framed as "Buddhism is ...". Instead, it is better to focus on what the Buddha's teachings is designed to do. The mind seems to be relevant to the extent that it precedes mental states. What follows is that the quality of the mind affects how we e...
by Bundokji
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: is being a sugar daddy good kamma?
Replies: 21
Views: 295

Re: is being a sugar daddy good kamma?

Intercourse is the most straightforward/obvious sexual act, but what "sex" involves is a much wider concept than copulation. Buddhism teaches us to acknowledge meaningful differences. For example, actions are divided into mental, verbal and physical. We are taught to stop evil at its subtlest form (...
by Bundokji
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can Mara be real?
Replies: 65
Views: 1331

Re: Can Mara be real?

Mara worshipper perspective you mean. Satanists with their 666 worshipping Mara as a Buddha. They'll be shocked when they're reborn in hell and it ain't fun like they moronically think. I think the answers to the question "can Mara be real" are indicative of what people consider real to begin with....
by Bundokji
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can Mara be real?
Replies: 65
Views: 1331

Re: Can Mara be real?

Another illustration of Mara from a humanistic perspective
half buddha half devil.jpg
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by Bundokji
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sotapanna and namarupa
Replies: 71
Views: 1036

Re: Sotapanna and namarupa

Prof Gombrich and his student Sue Hamilton will explain name and form as the beginning of personal identity. It seems convincing from a practical point of the chain of DO. But that do not seem to be in agreement directly with the clear elaborations in SN12.2. I did not encounter Prof Gombrich and/o...
by Bundokji
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sotapanna and namarupa
Replies: 71
Views: 1036

Re: Sotapanna and namarupa

Maybe the implications of the above can take different forms among different schools of thought. The topic you started about the sotapanna is aptly reflected in the following verses: And who is the bearer of the burden ? Katamo ca, bhikkhave, bhārahāro? The person, it should be said; Puggalo tissa ...
by Bundokji
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sotapanna and namarupa
Replies: 71
Views: 1036

Re: Sotapanna and namarupa

SteRo wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:40 am It's putting into practice what is called "purification of view" in Vism.
Thanks :anjali:
by Bundokji
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sotapanna and namarupa
Replies: 71
Views: 1036

Re: Sotapanna and namarupa

SteRo wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:25 am I'd prefer to take 'sotapanna' as a condition or state of namarupa.
Would you mind explaining your preference?
by Bundokji
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sotapanna and namarupa
Replies: 71
Views: 1036

Re: Sotapanna and namarupa

SteRo wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:53 am So you think there is 'one' that attains and 'namarupa'?
If you take sotapanna as an attainment, then yes. Is there a problem?
by Bundokji
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sotapanna and namarupa
Replies: 71
Views: 1036

Re: Sotapanna and namarupa

The question is , the priority would be to establish the meaning of namarupa ? If one already had in mind fixed view on what is namarupa which may not be the case as its definition could be something else , then following the line with something in error will not bring us closer to answer your ques...
by Bundokji
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sotapanna and namarupa
Replies: 71
Views: 1036

Re: Sotapanna and namarupa

Their attachment to the name and form of the world will be significantly diminished at that point and will continue to diminish till extinguish. I have not come across any sutta that address this. I also think a sotapanna will not keep thinking about him being a sotapanna. But the confidence he has...
by Bundokji
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sotapanna and namarupa
Replies: 71
Views: 1036

Re: Sotapanna and namarupa

In conventional reality, name is believed to correspond to form, and this correspondence is the basis for identity. The above Hinduism appears to also be the teaching in DN 15. Maybe the implications of the above can take different forms among different schools of thought. It is not unreasonable to...
by Bundokji
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sotapanna and namarupa
Replies: 71
Views: 1036

Re: Sotapanna and namarupa

The Buddha calls this overstepping the teaching and is wrong view. What i was referring to is the cessation of ignorance about the assumption. What you quoted about overstepping is irrelevant to the point i was making. As for the rest of your post, i am not sure i understand your point of contentio...