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by rhinoceroshorn
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: According to Classical Theravada, what is reborn?
Replies: 77
Views: 11724

Re: According to Classical Theravada, what is reborn?

cappuccino wrote: Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:08 pm karma is impersonal


otherwise you could control it


may my karma be such, may my karma not be such


you can't do this, because karma is not self
It's sad thinking we are just sepulchres of kamma. It feels like us but it's just moments of consciousness acting according to its conditionings.
by rhinoceroshorn
Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: According to Classical Theravada, what is reborn?
Replies: 77
Views: 11724

Re: According to Classical Theravada, what is reborn?

As far as I understood, yes. It's kamma that makes the I. It's not that kamma makes you you; it's that kamma makes you. In "I am the owner of my kamma", I don't take this to mean that that "I" exists somehow separately from the kamma, or that it is "I" who makes kamma. It's the other way around. Be...
by rhinoceroshorn
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does dependent origination describe the fetal development?
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: Does dependent origination describe the fetal development?

I understand it (and by it I mean it's many different versions, not just the orthodox 12 link chain) as a metaphysical critique of knowledge and view formation. Or, what produces suffering and how suffering can be ended. Ven. Ajahn Geoff explores this in his book The Shape of Suffering. Worth readi...
by rhinoceroshorn
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: AN 4.131: bardo/antarabhava?
Replies: 20
Views: 343

Re: AN 4.131: bardo/antarabhava?

Thank you for your contribution, Mr. Seeker. :anjali:
by rhinoceroshorn
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does dependent origination describe the fetal development?
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Does dependent origination describe the fetal development?

Isn't namarupa to salayatana basically describing it? A baby doesn't get the 5 senses until three weeks of gestation. Before that it's just a pile of mass. https://i.imgur.com/Chw1oOE.gif https://cdn2.momjunction.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Your-Unborn-Baby%E2%80%99s-Development.jpg https://cdn.b...
by rhinoceroshorn
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: AN 4.131: bardo/antarabhava?
Replies: 20
Views: 343

Re: AN 4.131: bardo/antarabhava?

This seems like a late sutta, no? kind of numerical, like a matika no reference to where the discourse took place no reference to who gave the discourse and in front of whom reference to the 4 stages of enlightenment reference to the 10 fetters has absolutely zero practical use Do all suttas referr...
by rhinoceroshorn
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: AN 4.131: bardo/antarabhava?
Replies: 20
Views: 343

Re: AN 4.131: bardo/antarabhava?

quote] Hi, are you're refering to the Tibetan Buddhist Bardo teachings?. I'm asking this because a number of years ago I received all the Bardo teachings and practices during a special Vajrayana retreat. Hello, I was using bardo more generally to refer to an intermediate state between lives, not ne...
by rhinoceroshorn
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: AN 4.131: bardo/antarabhava?
Replies: 20
Views: 343

Re: AN 4.131: bardo/antarabhava?

What person has given up the lower fetters and the fetters for getting reborn, but not the fetters for getting a continued existence? One extinguished between one life and the next. I always heard Theravada denies antarabhava like the plague, but this sutta seems to support its existence. https://s...
by rhinoceroshorn
Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Those rejecting Abhidhamma Pitaka itself (regardless of commentaries) are not actual Theravadins (nor Vibhajjavadins)
Replies: 31
Views: 446

Re: Those rejecting Abhidhamma Pitaka itself (regardless of commentaries) are not actual Theravadins (nor Vibhajjavadins

Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu once said he has never read Abhidhamma.
I read many of his books and listened to many of his dhammatalks and never heard him use the Abhidhammic terminology. Yet they are absolutely comprehensible and helpful.
I guess he doesn't care if he is or isn't a Theravadin. :shrug:
by rhinoceroshorn
Wed Dec 02, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Do everyone accept this refutation?
Replies: 12
Views: 203

Re: Do everyone accept this refutation?

thanks rhino, do u have any idea why arhant Tissa could have said that? he is also arhant Nobody can know if someone is or isn't a sotapanna, a sakadagami, an anagami, much less an arahant, ONLY a Buddha. Period. Arahants since Buddha's Parinibbāna are self-proclaimed. I don't know if Tissa was an ...
by rhinoceroshorn
Wed Dec 02, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Do everyone accept this refutation?
Replies: 12
Views: 203

Re: Do everyone accept this refutation?

That an Arhat can have a nocturnal emission. That an Arhat may be lacking in knowledge, have doubts or be excelled by others. That penetration and insight into the various stages of enlightenment is achieved gradually. That a layperson can become an Arhat. That one who has attained jhana continues ...
by rhinoceroshorn
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: AN 4.131: bardo/antarabhava?
Replies: 20
Views: 343

Re: AN 4.131: bardo/antarabhava?

Crosspost¡¡!¡!!!!!!¡!!!!!! :twisted:
I was more concerned about the existence of antarabhava/bardo, not attainments and their interactions in it.
by rhinoceroshorn
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: AN 4.131: bardo/antarabhava?
Replies: 20
Views: 343

Re: AN 4.131: bardo/antarabhava?

What person has given up the lower fetters and the fetters for getting reborn, but not the fetters for getting a continued existence? One extinguished between one life and the next. I always heard Theravada denies antarabhava like the plague, but this sutta seems to support its existence. https://s...
by rhinoceroshorn
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: DN16: How to explain this WRONG explanation about earthquakes?
Replies: 98
Views: 1132

Re: DN16: How to explain this WRONG explanation about earthquakes?

Though, it doesn't change the fact that earthquakes don't come from wind or water, it doesn't change the fact that it's water which stands on earth. Period.
You can keep pasting suttas here, it will not change reality.
by rhinoceroshorn
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: DN16: How to explain this WRONG explanation about earthquakes?
Replies: 98
Views: 1132

Re: DN16: How to explain this WRONG explanation about earthquakes?

I'm no materialist. But it doesn't mean I have to believe the Buddha was omniscient. ;) There is plenty of evidence of the Buddha not knowing about certain things in the suttas or even giving unscientific responses. Can you explain this , for example? This topic was absurdly ignored and you can see...