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by chownah
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahants and magic tricks
Replies: 89
Views: 11792

Re: Arahants and magic tricks

I think you should clarify what you mean by an arahant being deceived and also what you mean by the trick working on them. In epistemology, there is always an underlying hypothesis. When a certain phenomena does not operate according to the hypothesis, this leaves us with one of two options: either...
by chownah
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahants and magic tricks
Replies: 89
Views: 11792

Re: Arahants and magic tricks

I know this might be a silly question, but is it possible that Arahants get deceived by a magic trick? What i mean is: they do not necessarily get impressed by it, but can the trick work on them without knowing how it works? I know how some magic tricks work but they still deceive me in that there ...
by chownah
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 262
Views: 34426

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

The religion of the Eight Stranded Flying Spaghetti Monster contains the eightfold path.
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by chownah
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: nama vs rupa and the immaterial realms?
Replies: 11
Views: 1252

Re: The Two Truths

I don't have much to say about the immaterial realms. I'm with you on this....but....it seems from what I've read that the key feature of the "immaterial realm" is the "immateriality" of the beings there.....this does not meant that there is no matriality in that realm but just that the being there...
by chownah
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Craving for aversion
Replies: 7
Views: 1049

Re: Craving for aversion

Is craving for aversion when someone seeks out things that disgust them?
Can someone have aversion for craving for aversion?
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by chownah
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Existence of Nibbana
Replies: 1194
Views: 74575

Re: On the Existence of Nibbana

chownah I'm glad that you have finally stated that atthi is not used directly with the specific word "nibbana". All those worldly metaphores used with respect to "nibbana" are introduced by "atthi".....but NEVER is "nibbana" introduced with "atthi".....if this is a coincidence it is truly a remarka...
by chownah
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Duality in Theravada
Replies: 27
Views: 2933

Re: Duality in Theravada

Who say there is no duality in Theravada? It is an important aspect in Theravada as it emphasises on balance on things, being relax, being natural etc. There are many contrasting pairs mentioned as well. Please bring some of those many contrasting pairs so that we can see what kinds of things you a...
by chownah
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Existence of Nibbana
Replies: 1194
Views: 74575

Re: On the Existence of Nibbana

chownah Your argument-that's-not-an-argument but is totally a non-eel wriggling post is merely an overly pedantic and trivial point. Yes, atthi is not used directly with the word specific word "nibbana". Atthi is however used to describe the dhamma that the word nibbana refers to. Nibbana can be ca...
by chownah
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Duality in Theravada
Replies: 27
Views: 2933

Re: Duality in Theravada

Who say there is no duality in Theravada? It is an important aspect in Theravada as it emphasises on balance on things, being relax, being natural etc. There are many contrasting pairs mentioned as well. Please bring some of those many contrasting pairs so that we can see what kinds of things you a...
by chownah
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Existence of Nibbana
Replies: 1194
Views: 74575

Re: On the Existence of Nibbana

… "And so, my friend … when you can't pin down the Tathagata as a truth or reality even in the present life — is it proper for you to declare, 'As I understand the Teaching explained by the Blessed One, a monk with no more effluents, on the break-up of the body, is annihilated, perishes, & does not...
by chownah
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Existence of Nibbana
Replies: 1194
Views: 74575

Re: On the Existence of Nibbana

:goodpost: It’s a strange argument since these are clearly all synonyms. They are all describing one thing, namely Nibbana. I don't think that I have presented an argument. I think I have pointed out something which is not found in the suttas namely the word "atthi" used in connection with "nibbana...
by chownah
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Existence of Nibbana
Replies: 1194
Views: 74575

Re: On the Existence of Nibbana

Certainly you can use whatever words you want to use but it seems that the suttas never use "atthi" with "nibbana". You can declare "Nibbana exists." but that is just your fabrication and the suttas never say that. chownah For some reason you distinguish the word 'nibbana' from its synonyms, as if ...
by chownah
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Existence of Nibbana
Replies: 1194
Views: 74575

Re: On the Existence of Nibbana

Nibbana is not the world, so we can use 'atthi' for Nibbana. Nibbana exists. Certainly you can use whatever words you want to use but it seems that the suttas never use "atthi" with "nibbana". You can declare "Nibbana exists." but that is just your fabrication and the suttas never say that. chownah...
by chownah
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Existence of Nibbana
Replies: 1194
Views: 74575

Re: On the Existence of Nibbana

Nibbana is not the world, so we can use 'atthi' for Nibbana. Nibbana exists. Certainly you can use whatever words you want to use but it seems that the suttas never use "atthi" with "nibbana". You can declare "Nibbana exists." but that is just your fabrication and the suttas never say that. chownah
by chownah
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Existence of Nibbana
Replies: 1194
Views: 74575

Re: On the Existence of Nibbana

Summary: the sutta you bring does not state that nibbana exists (atthi). … the unaging … … the stable … the undisintegrating … Indeed the sutta does use "atthi" for those worldly metaphores since those worldly metaphores do exist in the same sense that the items in the sutta on right view with effl...