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by Antaradhana
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pure consciousness awareness is the unconditioned.
Replies: 72
Views: 10037

Re: Pure consciousness awareness is the unconditioned.

The ultimate nibbana is the complete cessation of any consciousness. A Pyrrhic victory is a victory that inflicts such a devastating toll on the victor that it is tantamount to defeat. Consciousness is not I/Self, who would be destroyed. It is simply a conditional, suffering and painful process - t...
by Antaradhana
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Worshipping to the gods in early Buddhism
Replies: 19
Views: 2064

Re: Worshipping to the gods in early Buddhism

The vedic fire sacrifices (milk, grain, oil, flowers are thrown into the fire, accompanied by Vedic hymns or mantras). This is practiced now in buddhist countries. For example, in Sri Lanka in many buddhist monasteries there are hearth (kunda) for such sacrifices.
by Antaradhana
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: N8P - Gradual or not gradual ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2050

Re: N8P - Gradual or not gradual ?

The sequence of stages of the Eightfold Path of Aryans is the most optimal.
by Antaradhana
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 555
Views: 202992

Re: Jhana

You wrote Samans and yogi reach the same jhanas and formless realms as buddhist practices. The difference is only in the views and in the objects to which attention is directed in these states (among buddhists it is tilakhana). I do not subscribe to this view. For me these are mere mental prolifera...
by Antaradhana
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 555
Views: 202992

Re: Jhana

was that buddhist Dhyana or Vedic Dhyana? Samans and yogi reach the same jhanas and formless realms as buddhist practices. The difference is only in the views and in the objects to which attention is directed in these states (among buddhists it is tilakhana). Example from the suttas: Alara Kalama, ...
by Antaradhana
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pure consciousness awareness is the unconditioned.
Replies: 72
Views: 10037

Re: Pure consciousness awareness is the unconditioned.

Greetings, Unconstructed consciousness does not exist. Postulating this is the path to mahayana or advaita. The ultimate nibbana is the complete cessation of any consciousness. Depends what you think consciousness is. Greetings! Consciousness (viññāṇa) is the psyche process of that cognizes, i.e. r...
by Antaradhana
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 555
Views: 202992

Re: Jhana

To me that is baloney. In the fourth jhana, breathing completely stops. Yogi Haridas in the 19th century demonstrated this. He entered samadhi (fourth jhana or in formless spheres), European doctors noted a stop in breathing and heart, his students sealed all his bodily openings with wax, after whi...
by Antaradhana
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The names of sutras in which 12 nidanas are sorted for 3 lives
Replies: 47
Views: 4590

Re: The names of sutras in which 12 nidanas are sorted for 3 lives

Paticcasamuppada describe not three lives, but the principle of conditionality, which encompasses many lives. Avijja, for example, applies to all lives from beginningless times, a pile of suffering refers to possible future lives. 3-9 nidanas are processes that occur during one of the lives.
by Antaradhana
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Arahant's suicide
Replies: 208
Views: 15450

Re: Arahant's suicide

Germann, why are you not satisfied with the explanation that Arahant does not have a thirst for nonexistence, and that kaya-dukkha-vedana he imperturbably feels, out of compassion for others, to teach them the Dhamma?
by Antaradhana
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pure consciousness awareness is the unconditioned.
Replies: 72
Views: 10037

Re: Pure consciousness awareness is the unconditioned.

Unconstructed consciousness does not exist. Postulating this is the path to mahayana or advaita. The ultimate nibbana is the complete cessation of any consciousness.
by Antaradhana
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Arahant's suicide
Replies: 208
Views: 15450

Re: Arahant's suicide

Arahant continues to experience the kamma created in the past. The life span, sickness and death of the body is the result of past kamma. Arahant does not have a thirst for non-existence, so he will not kill himself (perhaps there are some exceptions when death is near, and the physiological torment...
by Antaradhana
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: jataka tales
Replies: 30
Views: 3752

Re: jataka tales

Can their storylines be taken seriously? 1. The early part of Jataka is only stanzas. 2. Even the stanzas of most Jataka hardly belong to the Buddha, most likely these are later writings. 3. All the allegations that this was in the past the Bodhisatta or one of his students are contained precisely ...
by Antaradhana
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why so much hostility towards Baby Boomer Buddhists?
Replies: 48
Views: 4541

Re: Why so much hostility towards Baby Boomer Buddhists?

binocular wrote: Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:30 amthe Americanization of Buddhism
Uncover what that means.
by Antaradhana
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Arahant's suicide
Replies: 208
Views: 15450

Re: Old age is dukkha

the Pali Arahant has Bodhichitta motivation. Not bodhichitta, but karuna. In the Canon it is said that Buddha and Arahants preach out of compassion for those who have little dust in their eyes, who can understand the Dhamma and attain awakening. For the sake of another's benefit, Arahant neglects o...
by Antaradhana
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Arahant's suicide
Replies: 208
Views: 15450

Re: Old age is dukkha

Germann wrote: Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:25 pmthe Pali Arahant has Bodhichitta motivation.
Not bodhichitta, but karuna. In the Canon it is said that Buddha and Arahants preach out of compassion for those who have little dust in their eyes, who can understand the Dhamma and attain awakening.