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by Sunrise
Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: About nibbana
Replies: 71
Views: 9208

Re: About nibbana

Sunrise wrote: Bhante Vimalaramsi seems to be explaining this as a mere "total blackout" and does not lead to Nibbana i believe when he is describing the blackout thing he is criticizing the Mahasi method I didn't get any clue that he is specifically criticizing the Mahasi method but then again I h...
by Sunrise
Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Experience (of?) Nibbana
Replies: 83
Views: 13371

Re: Experience (of?) Nibbana

Whenever one is engaged in supramundane right view there is no generation of mental effluents at that time. Kind of what I am trying to say. "Super mundane right view" means that this view is not associated with effluents and a mind that recognizes the supermundane right view has no tendency to dev...
by Sunrise
Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Experience (of?) Nibbana
Replies: 83
Views: 13371

Re: Experience (of?) Nibbana

IMO the right view without effluents does not necessarily mean that the person who has the view is free from all mental defilement (aka attained Nibbana) but it means that this "view" does not lead to defilement or asava (desire), which is why it is a factor of the path to enlightenment.
by Sunrise
Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Experience (of?) Nibbana
Replies: 83
Views: 13371

Re: Experience (of?) Nibbana

Does the attainment of right view without effluents occur in the moment of Nibbana (or some other ariyan att/ainment)? I don't think so. It says: right view in one developing the noble path I think it is possible to possess right view as a practitioner who has not yet attained Nibbana. In fact, the...
by Sunrise
Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I Believe in Literal Rebirth - Poll
Replies: 229
Views: 25677

Re: I Believe in Literal Rebirth - Poll

Long experience Sunrise. I have seen many threads on the subject, the most notorious being the "never ending rebirth thread " on E Sangha and I have never seen one that did not generate more heat than light...including this one. Oh well, whatever... all I know is that I did not suffer here; only en...
by Sunrise
Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: About nibbana
Replies: 71
Views: 9208

Re: About nibbana

Many thanks Ian.
by Sunrise
Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I Believe in Literal Rebirth - Poll
Replies: 229
Views: 25677

Re: I Believe in Literal Rebirth - Poll

No doubt. I think he was implying that this particular topic invariably leads to unskillful discussion. It has becoming a rallying call both for the True Believer and for those who are less inclined to be literal. How did you conclude that all threads on rebirth invariably lead to suffering? It dep...
by Sunrise
Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I Believe in Literal Rebirth - Poll
Replies: 229
Views: 25677

Re: I Believe in Literal Rebirth - Poll

PeterB wrote:One of the wisest remarks I have read on the topic comes from the identical poll on ZFI, where Clyde said " discussions of this topic tend to increase suffering " or words to that effect.
Unskillful discussion on any topic will lead to suffering don't you think? :tongue:
by Sunrise
Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I Believe in Literal Rebirth - Poll
Replies: 229
Views: 25677

Re: I Believe in Literal Rebirth - Poll

I really think that this is you reading what you want to in to the articles, merely because you cannot accept that samsaric existence is dependent on factors outside of the material. Nope. It is because you have to accept unverifiable and mysterious notions like kamma binds you to "samsara" etc. or...
by Sunrise
Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: About nibbana
Replies: 71
Views: 9208

Re: About nibbana

IanAnd wrote:Opinions are like noses: everyone has one. What really matter is: are you able to quiet the mind and to be able to see "things as they are" and not be deluded by your own prejudices.
Thanks for your opinion Ian ;)
by Sunrise
Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: About nibbana
Replies: 71
Views: 9208

Re: About nibbana

You cannot explore (contemplate) matters of insight if your mind is completely blanked out (no possibility of thought, no decision—making process, no perception of time, consciousness is nondual making comprehension inaccessible, the five senses are fully shut off) and you are basking in "bliss" a ...
by Sunrise
Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I Believe in Literal Rebirth - Poll
Replies: 229
Views: 25677

Re: I Believe in Literal Rebirth - Poll

I cannot help but that that you have misread the meaning of the sutta Birth has several different meanings as I see it. So yes, suttas can be interpreted accordingly. I don't have time to go into details about this right now but even if I had, there would be little point in it :smile: This right vi...
by Sunrise
Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I Believe in Literal Rebirth - Poll
Replies: 229
Views: 25677

Re: I Believe in Literal Rebirth - Poll

Personally, I prefer to assume that the Buddha would not have used language which would cause his disciples to accept certain beliefs if those beliefs were not true. I prefer to think that the Buddha would not have presented fictitious tales as truth Personally I think the Buddha taught rebirth for...
by Sunrise
Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Meaning of Para loka vs paro loko
Replies: 16
Views: 4340

Re: Meaning of Para loka vs paro loko

yuttadhammo wrote:unless we want this to turn into another rebirth argument thread maybe we should just leave it at that.
I didn't intend to argue; just discuss

:namaste: