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by equilibrium
Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 45.159: Agantuka Sutta — For All Comers
Replies: 9
Views: 3142

Re: SN 45.159: Agantuka Sutta — For All Comers

Guest house is your head!
by equilibrium
Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Buddha as "one who knows" in Thai tradition
Replies: 25
Views: 3419

Re: The Buddha as "one who knows" in Thai tradition

Thai is just a label.....there is nothing behind it.....take it out of the equation.
by equilibrium
Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Aggregate?
Replies: 231
Views: 31999

Re: Aggregate?

There is a saying: One cannot SEE beyond what one cannot understand. The word SEE does not mean seeing by using the eyes, it uses the mind. It is the mind that one needs to set free, to do so, one would need to empty it first. Words are just words, don't be bounded by the words alone.....hence when ...
by equilibrium
Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Aggregate?
Replies: 231
Views: 31999

Re: Aggregate?

All experiences through our perception are empty, they are not real, when one "KNOWs" this, one would not use it or depend on it.
The key here is to understand WHY they are not real......remember you are a human being thinking as a human being which is a wrong view!
by equilibrium
Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mental vs physical feeling?
Replies: 10
Views: 1277

Re: Metal vs physical feeling?

Mental V Physical......Mind V Body..... Both of which are empty.....hence they are not real! What did you mean by empty? And what did you mean by not real? What is real? Regards. Empty is where you discover the pot of paint you purchased has no paint inside. (analogy) Mind & Body is part of a human...
by equilibrium
Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mental vs physical feeling?
Replies: 10
Views: 1277

Re: Metal vs physical feeling?

Mental V Physical......Mind V Body..... Both of which are empty.....hence they are not real! If I hit you in the nose, that would not hurt and you would not care? To answer you under the conditioned plane of human existence.....depending on how hard you hit your target, the pain would be directly p...
by equilibrium
Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:28 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Path and Nibbana
Replies: 42
Views: 6403

Re: Path and Nibbana

Time does not exist, you don't need to touch Nibbana to realize it.....For anything to exist it must depend on something else!
So how can "Time" exist on this planet called Earth?

The 6 sense spheres are all empty.....what you sense cannot be real.....it is real because you "believe" it is real.
by equilibrium
Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: is the 5th precept seen as "optional" by some?
Replies: 73
Views: 20090

Re: is the 5th precept seen as "optional" by some?

"Optional" is just a word, a barrier, a filter or a plateau created by the mind.....is it an excuse in the making? or has someone reached a limitation where one cannot reach beyond? The task in hand maybe an easy task for some but it can be an extremely difficult one for others to achieve....."optio...
by equilibrium
Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mental vs physical feeling?
Replies: 10
Views: 1277

Re: Metal vs physical feeling?

Mental V Physical......Mind V Body.....
Both of which are empty.....hence they are not real!
by equilibrium
Sun May 13, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is consciousness programmable?
Replies: 3
Views: 964

Re: Is consciousness programmable?

Unlikely to happen as humans cannot create perfection.....because perfection does not exist.....nothing does.
by equilibrium
Sat May 12, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: who is your real teacher?
Replies: 8
Views: 1532

Re: who is your real teacher?

The real teacher is the one you look at every morning when you look at the mirror..........it is not the one you can see.....it is the other one.....the one you cannot see.
by equilibrium
Sat May 12, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Rare human incarnation
Replies: 21
Views: 3245

Re: Rare human incarnation

If it's so rare and precious to be born a human being, how does the vastly increasing human population on the planet explain this? There are many other species that have gone extinct on earth let alone other planes of existence.....it is a good thing after all because those who are up and coming ha...
by equilibrium
Sat May 12, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Permanent, effortless concentration.
Replies: 14
Views: 1384

Re: Permanent, effortless concentration.

Everything which is perceived is unreal. To eliminate perception is to know things without the addition of what is unreal. This is interesting because everything perceived is unreal.....which is true. One can only remove the need of "perception" because he does not need it, he does not depend on it...
by equilibrium
Wed May 09, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat
Replies: 155
Views: 17588

Re: Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat

Volcommerce
You mentioned "realization".....What exactly is there to realise?
by equilibrium
Sun May 06, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Am I right in not giving money to a gambler?
Replies: 9
Views: 1692

Re: Am I right in not giving money to a gambler?

If the player is good, one can make money in poker, it is a skill game and not by chance or luck like those in casinos like roulette. A gambler is one where he does not know the difference and is based on luck to win, one cannot win in the long term if based on luck. A good player will only borrow m...