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by bridif1
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Arahant's suicide
Replies: 208
Views: 16161

Re: Arahant's suicide

I don't know if this was already brought to the table, but isn't "painful feeling" translated as "dukkha-vedana"? Hi B. No. Its the opposite. "Dukkha-vedana" is translated as "painful feeling" (rather than "suffering feeling"). Regards :smile: Hahahahha, you're right, that's what I meant. In my hea...
by bridif1
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Arahant's suicide
Replies: 208
Views: 16161

Re: Arahant's suicide

DooDoot wrote: Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:39 am ...
Hi DD!

I don't know if this was already brought to the table, but isn't "painful feeling" translated as "dukkha-vedana"?

Is this even relevant for the discussion?
I'm honestly asking, because I'm not sure.

Kind regards!
by bridif1
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Masturbation of sens doors (poll)
Replies: 15
Views: 1216

Re: Masturbation of sens doors (poll)

In general, males are more visual beings, females are more of audio beings. Hi Form! I'm not sure of where this statement is coming from, but I think it's always useful to keep in mind that tendencies are not the same as "essence". As Sartre once said, "existence precedes essence", which I interpre...
by bridif1
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: DN 15: what does "nama-rupa" mean in DN 15?
Replies: 24
Views: 2063

Re: DN 15: what does "nama-rupa" mean in DN 15?

However, I am not sure DN 15 is about conceptually naming objects. It says: “Suppose there were none of the features, attributes, signs, and details by which the categories of mental or physical phenomena are found. Would either linguistic contact or impingement contact still be found?” DN 15 appea...
by bridif1
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: DN 15: what does "nama-rupa" mean in DN 15?
Replies: 24
Views: 2063

Re: DN 15: what does "nama-rupa" mean in DN 15?

I'm a really slow-reader, and I use to take my time to digest the ideas of these kind of "technical" texts. I haven't finished the book yet, but the summary of what I've grasped might be something along these lines: 1) Namarupa is a concept which encompassess most of our subjective experience of the...
by bridif1
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: DN 15: what does "nama-rupa" mean in DN 15?
Replies: 24
Views: 2063

Re: DN 15: what does "nama-rupa" mean in DN 15?

Hi DD! I'm not sure if this will be helpful in your research, but it certainly helped me to start mine. Here are two essays written by Bhikkhu Cintita about namarupa and viññana in the EBTs: Name and Form: nāmarūpa in the suttas Consciousness in the EBTs I hope they might be useful. Kind regards!
by bridif1
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6834
Views: 936094

Re: the great rebirth debate

So how does a state of mind get wrinkled skin, greyness of hair and bokeness of teeth? :shrug: https://suttacentral.net/sn12.2/en/bodhi States of mind change moment to moment. Bodily aging takes place over decades. See for example paragraphs 4 and 5 in SN12.61: https://suttacentral.net/sn12.61/en/s...
by bridif1
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6834
Views: 936094

Re: the great rebirth debate

dependent arising becomes irrelevant in a single life model Hi Cappuccino! In my opinion, DO is relevant if we understand it as the explanation about how suffering arises. I'm not saying, though, that it is only limited to that, but it certainly has helped me to understand the condition which give ...
by bridif1
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: About two qualities of the Dhamma
Replies: 21
Views: 1220

Re: About two qualities of the Dhamma

cappuccino wrote: Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:01 pm faith is necessary to develop, strengthen

I don't know why this is so difficult, for many
Hi Cappuccino!

Because the line between faith with reasonable evidence and superstition and fanatism is really blurry and not so easy to identify.

Kind regards!
by bridif1
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: About two qualities of the Dhamma
Replies: 21
Views: 1220

About two qualities of the Dhamma

Hi! I've seen in plenty of discussions and threads that there are some criteria to keep in mind while trying to separate the "real Dhamma" from the "fake" one. In AN 11:13 there is a fragment which tell us that: The teaching is well explained by the Buddha—visible in this very life, immediately effe...
by bridif1
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The relation about Dhamma and reality itself
Replies: 106
Views: 6681

The relation about Dhamma and reality itself

Hi, everyone!i just asked this question on Buddhism SE, and I'd love to know your thoughts as well. Here is the original discussion, if you're interested in seeing other answers give to this question. What is the orthodox position, the suttas' position or your position about the knowledge of reality...
by bridif1
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where is the line between Buddhism and Dhamma?
Replies: 53
Views: 4910

Re: Where is the line between Buddhism and Dhamma?

Dhamma can be understood as the natural laws and processes that influence and explain the events leading to dukkha, its arising and its cessation. Also, Dhamma can be the "duties" or deeds that come by understanding the above, and which indicate the most optimal, efficient and effective way to put a...
by bridif1
Sat May 18, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wouldn't be useful if Arahants reveal their state and achievements?
Replies: 44
Views: 3745

Re: Wouldn't be useful if Arahants reveal their state and achievements?

I thought people weren't supposed to talk about their attainments. Hi ChooChoo! That's exactly why this issue is so controversial and why I decided to ask about it. I wanted to know if the rule could be put aside in consideration of the power of scientific methods and the potential of education abo...
by bridif1
Fri May 17, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wouldn't be useful if Arahants reveal their state and achievements?
Replies: 44
Views: 3745

Re: Wouldn't be useful if Arahants reveal their state and achievements?

So yes, I don't think the arahats' acrobatics would bring the effect you wish for. Hi! What a wonderful and insightful answer! Now I just starting to notice this lack of interest and belief on the effectiveness of the Dhamma, so I agree on your point. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Kind regards!
by bridif1
Thu May 16, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karma and Intent
Replies: 11
Views: 1269

Re: Karma and Intent

The poor will be grateful to you. Your reputation improves and you should rejoice because you have done something good. What bad result do you expect? However, if you expect people to be grateful and to praise you for this but that didn't happen then you might have a degree of dukkha. On the other ...