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by bridif1
Sun May 12, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependent origination=Nirvana?
Replies: 30
Views: 2465

Re: Dependent origination=Nirvana?

by understanding "dependent arising" you will understand Nirvana There's a difference between understanding something, and the the thing being understood. The description of DO (i.e. the second Noble Truth) is like a finger pointing to the moon; the processes of DO themselves are the moon itself. T...
by bridif1
Sat May 11, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependent origination=Nirvana?
Replies: 30
Views: 2465

Re: Dependent origination=Nirvana?

how could it be wrong? … it's the teaching Hi cappuccino! The teaching about DO is right, i.e. it says something real about reality or some aspect of it; in this case, about the arising of dukkha. But DO as a happening process is something to be stopped. In that sense, DO is the wrong path and the ...
by bridif1
Fri May 10, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependent origination=Nirvana?
Replies: 30
Views: 2465

Re: Dependent origination=Nirvana?

SN 12.3 appears to say dependent origination is the wrong path ( micchāpaṭipada ). Case closed. how could it be wrong? … it's the teaching Hi cappuccino! The teaching about DO is right, i.e. it says something real about reality or some aspect of it; in this case, about the arising of dukkha. But DO...
by bridif1
Fri May 10, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: No self theory do I get it right?
Replies: 109
Views: 10213

Re: No self theory do I get it right?

When i am aware its me who is aware. Its that simple. If you ask me, that sounds like a circular reasoning, for instance: God exists because the Bible says so. The stories in the Bible are real because they are the word of God. Or maybe like a circular definition, for instance: Good: it is the qual...
by bridif1
Fri May 10, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependent origination=Nirvana?
Replies: 30
Views: 2465

Re: Dependent origination=Nirvana?

“I considered: ‘This Dhamma that I have realized is profound, hard to see and hard to understand, peaceful and sublime, unattainable by mere reasoning, subtle, to be experienced only by the wise.’ But this generation delights in worldliness, takes delight in worldliness, rejoices in worldliness. It...
by bridif1
Fri May 10, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: No self theory do I get it right?
Replies: 109
Views: 10213

Re: No self theory do I get it right?

Reacting to light doesn’t mean there is consciousness. skin cells have consciousness, you feel when something touch your skin, you can also go to that organ consciosuenss and try to feel different things, like lets feel the clothes around me, or pressures what come from sitting etc. why then plants...
by bridif1
Wed May 08, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the immediate body is a kind of vipaka ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1054

Re: Does the immediate body is a kind of vipaka ?

Since kamma is intention, and since "I am" the heir of "my" past kamma (or, in other words, a past being which is causally connected to the present being that "I" call "me" did something intentionally, which is the things the present being is experiencing right now), how am "I" responsible for the ...
by bridif1
Wed May 08, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the immediate body is a kind of vipaka ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1054

Re: Does the immediate body is a kind of vipaka ?

I want to post a few quotes from the book " The Paradox of Becoming ", by Thanissaro Bhikkhu. These might be relevant to the discussion: In Chapter One, he tells us this about 'bhava' as "becoming": In this account, present kamma plays a predominant role in the change of becoming. As craving acquire...
by bridif1
Tue May 07, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the immediate body is a kind of vipaka ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1054

Re: Does the immediate body is a kind of vipaka ?

Now since we haven't developed the supernormal powers to see folks' past lives, we don't know anything for sure, but at the same time we can't say that that "lousy hand" one was dealt with is entirely 100% by sheer chance alone due to a thing the Buddha taught called Kamma. But that's past Kamma. H...
by bridif1
Tue May 07, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: No self theory do I get it right?
Replies: 109
Views: 10213

Re: No self theory do I get it right?

you don't think practically I hope I'm understanding your point properly... I think that seeing anattā in the way I understand it (which is not a perspective invented by me, by the way; I just learnt about it and tried to see what were the results of putting into practice) is incredibly practical. ...
by bridif1
Tue May 07, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: No self theory do I get it right?
Replies: 109
Views: 10213

Re: No self theory do I get it right?

... As I understand, asmimana is the residue of a whole life thinking in terms of and assuming a self which is the same from birth to death. As a self was assume to exist permanently there, an obvious result is comparing that self to others, seeing it as superior, inferior or equal to those other s...
by bridif1
Tue May 07, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ajahn Chah Zen Theravada?
Replies: 52
Views: 13086

Re: Ajahn Chah Zen Theravada?

I don't talk about everything I practice or know or believe, so to conclude what I said, with that in mind: It's just something I read, and may have mixed it up in some way or ways possibly. Sorry, it's just a thing I half-remember -- not sure if I even got it basically correct -- so it's basically...
by bridif1
Mon May 06, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: No self theory do I get it right?
Replies: 109
Views: 10213

Re: No self theory do I get it right?

well it seem you will stay with the "there is no self" part intead of practice and develop mind to abandon different kinds aquistions of selves and finding a deathless, unborn one. The thing is, I'm so insistent with this point because I'm convinced (not just theoretically, but through practice and...
by bridif1
Mon May 06, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: No self theory do I get it right?
Replies: 109
Views: 10213

Re: No self theory do I get it right?

"And so, Anuradha — when you can't pin down the Tathagata as a truth or reality even in the present life — is it proper for you to declare, 'Friends, the Tathagata — the supreme man, the superlative man, attainer of the superlative attainment being described, is described otherwise than with these ...
by bridif1
Mon May 06, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: No self theory do I get it right?
Replies: 109
Views: 10213

Re: No self theory do I get it right?

look at here for answer: https://suttacentral.net/dn1/en/sujato The Realized One’s body remains, but his attachment to rebirth has been cut off. Ucchinnabhavanettiko, bhikkhave, tathāgatassa kāyo tiṭṭhati. As long as his body remains he will be seen by gods and humans. Yāvassa kāyo ṭhassati, tāva n...