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by sentinel
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Existence of Nibbana
Replies: 1194
Views: 74576

Re: On the Existence of Nibbana

I have already put forward arguments based on the suttas and supported by the Aṭṭhakathā and Abhidhamma as to why nibbana is not simply the cessation of greed, hatred and delusion. So those attained sotapanna eliminated 3 fetters without realising nibbana ? and does stream enterer takes nibbana as ...
by sentinel
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Existence of Nibbana
Replies: 1194
Views: 74576

Re: On the Existence of Nibbana

Cessation (of suffering) ie nibbana doesnt equate with annihilation but then......
by sentinel
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Request for help to Ordain under Ajahn Suchart Abhijato (Wat Yan) or Ajahn Brahm
Replies: 24
Views: 19139

Re: Request for help to Ordain under Ajahn Suchart Abhijato (Wat Yan) or Ajahn Brahm

Thanks, interesting. Have you been in this monastery? Is it suitable for intensive meditation or are there a lot of duties/noise/lay people? I'm looking for a place to stay for about a month focusing mainly on meditation. Would you recommend this place? Hi Volo Not sure if the place suit you or eve...
by sentinel
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Existence of Nibbana
Replies: 1194
Views: 74576

Re: On the Existence of Nibbana

Is there arahant without 4 rupa jhana ? It appears there are arahants without the 4 rupa jhana . Those freed by wisdom are . “There is nothing, Sāriputta, that these five hundred monks have done by way of body or speech that I would criticize. For of these five hundred monks, sixty have the three kn...
by sentinel
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Bringing the mind to stillness
Replies: 14
Views: 8137

Re: Bringing the mind to stillness

Why not deal with mental illness first and find out the cause to get relieve from it .
by sentinel
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Challenging Ajaan Suchart's 'indestructible mind' thesis
Replies: 31
Views: 6758

Re: Challenging Ajaan Suchart's 'indestructible mind' thesis

In the same way, I tell you, is the nutriment of physical food to be regarded. When physical food is comprehended, passion for the five strings of sensuality is comprehended. When passion for the five strings of sensuality is comprehended, there is no fetter bound by which a disciple of the noble o...
by sentinel
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Being aware from...
Replies: 28
Views: 15997

Re: Being aware from...

Take away the attention , would there be consciousness ?
by sentinel
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: SDC stepping down as a moderator
Replies: 25
Views: 36569

Re: SDC stepping down as a moderator

Thank you SDC .
:namaste:
by sentinel
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: How to be happy about other people's achievements, when you don't have it?
Replies: 19
Views: 19192

Re: How to be happy about other people's achievements, when you don't have it?

How to be happy ? Perhaps share their happiness in your mind or heart thinking everyone actually should be happy and live abundantly without lacking in materials and not like those living in poverty . Just like If other people suffers , sicks and penniless we would feel sads for them . Now we have t...
by sentinel
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Existence of Nibbana
Replies: 1194
Views: 74576

Re: On the Existence of Nibbana

confusedlayman wrote: Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:10 am dont cling to my words too..
:jumping:

:woohoo:
by sentinel
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Living remotely isn't for the unenlightened?
Replies: 7
Views: 1837

Re: Living remotely isn't for the unenlightened?

Surely newbies are not encouraged to do so . It seems to have trainings under a good teacher or dhamma adept that could help us trains in the forest is necessary . For a novice that is a dangerous move . Learning precepts follows by suttas first then proceeds to meditation is more
appropriate .
by sentinel
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Existence of Nibbana
Replies: 1194
Views: 74576

Re: On the Existence of Nibbana

confusedlayman wrote: Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:51 am
complete BS

buddha also said nibbana us unarisin.. means it doesnt exist? dont be fooled by words... pls dont cling to any concept or ideas or anything and u are in nibbana
:rofl:

Try hard not to cling to your words .
:lol:
by sentinel
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: From Mahayana to Theravada
Replies: 41
Views: 20886

Re: From Mahayana to Theravada

My understanding is Mahayana & Vajrayana has Theravada as it basis in practicing before one could really start practicing the Mahayana or even Vajrayana path . It is a most difficult path to follow (assuming three paths are equally valids) . Of course this is entirely different topics . Once you get...
by sentinel
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Existence of Nibbana
Replies: 1194
Views: 74576

Re: On the Existence of Nibbana

The Question is : What did Buddha say on nibbana ? Buddha affirmed what arises perishes but that is not nibbana . What Buddha didnt affirmed was eternal self ?! What Buddha posited was no self (per five aggregates) get annihilated right ?! Can there be an existence beyond our sensory known existence...
by sentinel
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: annihilationism and puriso
Replies: 41
Views: 16515

Re: annihilationism and puriso

Please define
non existence. self . annihilation . nibbana .
According to suttas of course .



Thanks