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by seeker242
Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Consciousness doesn't depend on body+name but on form+name
Replies: 61
Views: 5472

Re: Consciousness doesn't depend on body+name but on form+name

I interpret rupa in nama-rupa as physical body, of course. That's how suttas explain it. Interesting to hear that, can you provide sutta quotes which show that rupa in namarupa is of course to be understood as physical body? I don't deny that rupa comprises the physical body but rupa is not just a ...
by seeker242
Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Everything is impermanent??
Replies: 18
Views: 3671

Re: Everything is impermanent??

Thanks for the comments! Good ones! :)
by seeker242
Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:54 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Everything is impermanent??
Replies: 18
Views: 3671

Everything is impermanent??

I hear people say things like "Everything is impermanent!" but is that really true? What do you all think? I hold the view that the truth of the Dhamma is not impermanent because it is not a thing that is "constructed", etc. The fact that the 5 aggregates have the nature of the 3 marks of existence ...
by seeker242
Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Bedbugs and the 1st precept
Replies: 29
Views: 8463

Re: Bed Bugs

Have you ever seen this? :smile:

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by seeker242
Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation, 5 hindrances, and the misconception
Replies: 33
Views: 6328

Re: Meditation, 5 hindrances, and the misconception

- MN 39 http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.039.than.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Where do you see the Sutta reference saying this in MN 39? What I see in MN 39 is this and it seems to me to be opposite of what you are saying. Abandoning the hindrances "And what mor...
by seeker242
Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation, 5 hindrances, and the misconception
Replies: 33
Views: 6328

Re: Meditation, 5 hindrances, and the misconception

Greetings, Do you care to demonstrate by way of recourse to examples? If you mean the example where it's mentioned in the Suttas, at least there are four sutta references: - DN 9 http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/dn/dn.09.0.than.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - DN 11 http...
by seeker242
Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Dhatu-vibhanga Sutta - MN 140
Replies: 31
Views: 4538

Re: The Dhatu-vibhanga Sutta - MN 140

Some reading on "Transcendental Dependent Arising" may clarify this some I think. :) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/bodhi/wheel277.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; So what I would say, is to cultivate your meditation practice so that you can "sees it thus as it actuall...
by seeker242
Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:15 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 7
Views: 1777

Hi!

Hi there! My name's John and I live in Florida. :) I've been practicing Buddhism for about 20 years or so and found this forum on the Internets and figured I would register and perhaps participate. I started practicing in a Zen tradition and still do. Although these past few years I've taken an inte...