Search found 236 matches

by Sherab
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 721
Views: 50696

Re: Theravada against mathematics

When the Path is passed, from beginning to end, Nibbana manifests. This does not mean that Nibbana is conditioned kammically. This dhamma has no kammic reasons, but there are conditions for its manifestation. After certain combinations of the dhammas that make up the passage of the Path, Nibbana ma...
by Sherab
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 721
Views: 50696

Re: Theravada against mathematics

Can you go all the way from beginning to end, but not reach Nibbana? You cannot make something conditioned become unconditioned since what is conditioned and what is unconditioned are mutually exclusive. When you are in the dependently arisen regime, there is no beginning and there is no end. The o...
by Sherab
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 721
Views: 50696

Re: Theravada against mathematics

Is there no Ways to Nibbana?[/color] Yes there is no ways within the dependently arisen regime to Nibbana, because Nibbana is the cessation of all that are dependently arisen, and that have to include any dependently arisen ways within the dependently arisen regime. When the Path is passed, from be...
by Sherab
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 721
Views: 50696

Re: Theravada against mathematics

No dhamma combination ends with the manifestation of Nibbana? Yes no combination of conditioned dhammas can end with the manisfestation of Nibbana. This is because what is conditioned and what is unconditioned are mutually exclusive. This means that the complete passage of the Path, from beginning ...
by Sherab
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 721
Views: 50696

Re: Theravada against mathematics

My argument is not at all connected with what dhamma Nibbana is. It is enough that the achievement of Nibbana is a possible event. I disagree. Your argument can only hold for dhammas that are conditioned. Even if you redefined your argument to cover events, the events that are being covered are sti...
by Sherab
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 721
Views: 50696

Re: Theravada against mathematics

My argument is not at all connected with what dhamma Nibbana is. It is enough that the achievement of Nibbana is a possible event. I disagree. Your argument can only hold for dhammas that are conditioned. Even if you redefined your argument to cover events, the events that are being covered are sti...
by Sherab
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 721
Views: 50696

Re: Theravada against mathematics

The flow of conditioned dhammas must stop. And the number of past lives - segments of this stream in the past - is infinite. The number of "monkeys" is infinite, and they should have already "printed" the termination algorithm. Your argument is fine if nibbana is a conditioned dhamma. But it is not...
by Sherab
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 721
Views: 50696

Re: Theravada against mathematics

If the Path does not end with the attainment of Nibbana, then Nibbana is unreachable. The universe does not have an end, the path does have an end, Nibbana does not have a start or an end nor beginning, neither both and neither not both. The flow of conditioned dhammas must stop. And the number of ...
by Sherab
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can anyone refute this depressing viewpoint?
Replies: 35
Views: 3128

Re: Can anyone refute this depressing viewpoint?

Since the sad demise of the 'Lounge' section, I don't know where to post this, but as I'm finding the information herein depressing, I will place it here under 'health'. Through I try, I cannot refute what Sam Harris says in this talk. I hope someone listens to the talk in it's entirety, but I will...
by Sherab
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Dependent Origination deterministic?
Replies: 17
Views: 1421

Re: Is Dependent Origination deterministic?

Is Dependent Origination deterministic? Where do you find the free will in Dependent Origination? This question is a result of the following discussion. https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=33291 Definition of determinism from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th E...
by Sherab
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is everyting predetermined?
Replies: 25
Views: 2769

Re: Is everyting predetermined?

I don't think it's the kind of question that has any use to our practise. How it is answered is useful for practice. Past actions determined the present experience. Therefore the present is determinate. Present choices and the actions that follow determine future experience. Therefore the future is...
by Sherab
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?
Replies: 36
Views: 4518

Re: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?

All religions are like different cars all moving in the same direction people who don't see it like that have no light in their hearts- Ajahn chah. we have to remember Christianity Islam were founded after Buddhas life. In the bible it says be still and know that I am God. That sounds like choicele...
by Sherab
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Catuṣkoṭi analysis used by the Buddha himself
Replies: 2
Views: 390

Catuṣkoṭi analysis used by the Buddha himself

The Catuṣkoṭi form of analysis is often seen in Mahayana commentaries but I don't recall the Buddha actually using the Catuṣkoṭi form of analysis himself in the Suttas that I have read. I do recall the Buddha talking about it only in relation to the argument itself as used by his opponents. Would ap...
by Sherab
Sun Apr 06, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Why would a creator god need a creator god?
Replies: 98
Views: 9972

Re: Why would a creator god need a creator god?

Here's another good video: God is not a good theory. (I think I posted this link before.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ew_cNONhhKI