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by Antaradhana
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:12 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: cessation of consciousness
Replies: 32
Views: 2015

Re: cessation of consciousness

Hi all, I am unable to make sense of the following, among many other things, of Pattica Samuppada. "From the cessation of consciousness comes the cessation of name-&-form" The paticcasamuppada explains the cycle of conditioned births. When there is no kamma leading to the formation of consciousness...
by Antaradhana
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is formations? (A streamenterer dont crave for formations)?
Replies: 10
Views: 1777

Re: What is formations? (A streamenterer dont crave for formations)?

Sankhara is a polysemantic word. In the explanation of paticcasamuppada, it means the intentional actions of body, speech and mind, leading to the formation of vinnana and nama-rupa in future birth (therefore they are referred to as formative). Sankharakkhandha is a collection of numerous mental con...
by Antaradhana
Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Is it good karma to be born as a westerner?
Replies: 26
Views: 6177

Re: Is it good karma to be born as a westerner?

There is kamma that leads to birth in a pleasant environment: in the world of devas or in the world of people, in a wealthy family, in high society, having no need, having satisfaction in the five strands of sensual pleasures. Good behavior and generosity in past lives lead to this fruit. There is k...
by Antaradhana
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do the Pali suttas say observing the five precepts is a "gradual training"?
Replies: 67
Views: 4236

Re: Do the Pali suttas say observing the five precepts is a "gradual training"?

It is best to try to follow all five rules. Since breaking the rules can lead to birth in the suffering worlds. But if we compare which is better: follow what you can now, or not follow at all, then it is better to follow at least what you can now.
by Antaradhana
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 560
Views: 204729

Re: Jhana

but I was kinda being sarcastic here. On a public forum on Theravada is that not quite an insult to Bahia, to compare him with the Kassapa disciples, the fire worshippers? Do you want to tell the whole true story? since I do not have the time to copy entire section from Mahavagga. Perhaps you never...
by Antaradhana
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 560
Views: 204729

Re: Jhana

Pulsar wrote: Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:24 amwhat you practice cannot be buddhist jhana :candle:
I have not yet sufficiently developed the necessary qualities of the mind to enter into jhana. This is a very high condition.
by Antaradhana
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Worshipping to the gods in early Buddhism
Replies: 19
Views: 2120

Re: Worshipping to the gods in early Buddhism

Buddha condemned only bloody sacrifices, during which people took the lives of breathing creatures, but he did not condemn bloodless sacrifices, and said that such sacrifices would be beneficial. SN 3.9 Sacrifice At Sāvatthī. Now at that time a big sacrifice had been set up for King Pasenadi of Kosa...
by Antaradhana
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 560
Views: 204729

Re: Jhana

According to suttas they practiced non-buddhist jhanas. I do not deny this, but these did not enable them the knowledge of 4 Noble Truths, what Buddha is credited with. Jhanas and formless realms are not buddhist or non-buddhist achievements.These are the same states that any being who practices re...
by Antaradhana
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 560
Views: 204729

Re: Jhana

Antaradhana regarding your earlier claim yogi in a box who survived for 40 days I was joking about the experiment, but here is the thing not even the unawakened Bodhisatta could do that. At one point in his ascetic practice, he was determined for insight, that he tried non-breathing trance. That al...
by Antaradhana
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pure consciousness awareness is the unconditioned.
Replies: 72
Views: 10121

Re: Pure consciousness awareness is the unconditioned.

you already eternally exist / existed nothing will change that since there isn't a self to annihilate that's the right way to think of it There are volatile, suffering, and impersonal dhammas that exist due to conditioning by past dhammas. The existence, eternity, or annihilation of personality is ...
by Antaradhana
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: N8P - Gradual or not gradual ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2063

Re: N8P - Gradual or not gradual ?

Nwad wrote: Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:35 pm
Antaradhana wrote: Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:38 pm The sequence of stages of the Eightfold Path of Aryans is the most optimal.
Hello _/\_
So for you there is no possible development of one stage without fully developed previous ?
Hi
It is reckless to try to swim over a stormy stream without learning to swim.
by Antaradhana
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pure consciousness awareness is the unconditioned.
Replies: 72
Views: 10121

Re: Pure consciousness awareness is the unconditioned.

annihilation is extreme the middle position is advisable but eternity isn't the other extreme eternal identity is the other extreme The destruction and eternal existence - implies the presence of self. Whereas the self does not exist and never existed, only suffering exists. Since there is no self,...
by Antaradhana
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pure consciousness awareness is the unconditioned.
Replies: 72
Views: 10121

Re: Pure consciousness awareness is the unconditioned.

(smacks you with a stick) :shrug: You should not brandish sticks if you cannot grasp even the theoretical foundations of anatta. you should recognize your own existence & deal in reality Puggala is a convention of communication in the world. Even Buddha used the pronoun "I", for the convenience of ...
by Antaradhana
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pure consciousness awareness is the unconditioned.
Replies: 72
Views: 10121

Re: Pure consciousness awareness is the unconditioned.

cappuccino wrote: Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:21 pm
Antaradhana wrote:There is no self that would be eternal or annihilated.
(smacks you with a stick)

:shrug:
You should not brandish sticks if you cannot grasp even the theoretical foundations of anatta.
by Antaradhana
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pure consciousness awareness is the unconditioned.
Replies: 72
Views: 10121

Re: Pure consciousness awareness is the unconditioned.

who would be destroyed "Well then, friend Kotthita, does the Tathagata not exist after death?" "Friend, that too has not been declared by the Blessed One: 'The Tathagata does not exist after death.'" Any of the four statements about the Tathagata after death is incorrect, since it has a prerequisit...