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by dhammacoustic
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Rebirth admission would collapse modern science
Replies: 172
Views: 13493

Re: Rebirth admission would collapse modern science

Rebirth is usually denied outright in materialist society. If it were admitted, it would collapse the whole edifice of purely materialistic modern science , because it is impossible to explain with that same science. Ergo, they try to deny the existence of rebirth all together. any statement that i...
by dhammacoustic
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is the world just a projection of the mind?
Replies: 409
Views: 37404

Re: Is the world just a projection of the mind?

Regarding “reality”. What you see is what you get. The All is all you get. Even if you transcend it you do so by eliminating “contact” with it. You do not do so by eliminating “it itself”. if reality is empty of self/substance , then any a priori domain or authority is simply fictitious. when you s...
by dhammacoustic
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Relative truth vs Ultimate truth
Replies: 53
Views: 5221

Re: Relative truth vs Ultimate truth

(...) to put it another way, is there a dangerous tendency to take Right View as being THE view, as in THE Truth instead of being merely a useful concept? Thoughts? (...) all concepts belong to language and imagination (...) the usual mistake here is that, we utterly believe in language and think t...
by dhammacoustic
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6834
Views: 934734

Re: the great rebirth debate

AlexBrains92 wrote: Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:13 pm

What I call "food" is not "food" from the point of view of a stone.
Same goes for the concept "rebirth". It's ultimately a concept, and as such it can have a certain meaning for you but not for me.
and “the point of view of a stone” is not a concept?
by dhammacoustic
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6834
Views: 934734

Re: the great rebirth debate

(...) so I will have no problem doing it again, if only I find a clear explanation of the transfer of the same stream of consciousness from one body to another. you won't find a clear explanation because there is no such thing. consciousness, or human thought process is a conditional, temporal phen...
by dhammacoustic
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will everything be repeated in next life?
Replies: 16
Views: 1726

Re: Will everything be repeated in next life?

Placebo123 wrote: Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:32 pm (...) Im rather upset about the principle of rebirth and that the same suffering I hab in this life will just be repeated
the nature of our suffering is a result of near-infinite complexity. in order for it to repeat itself, the whole universe must repeat itself. so , no, it won't.
by dhammacoustic
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Conscience and Buddhism
Replies: 26
Views: 2374

Re: Conscience and Buddhism

PeterC86 wrote: Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:39 am Through insight into Dependent Origination, one realizes that one can not seperate wrong from right, through which, one's conscience dissolves.
then i guess a realized person may as well go out and start shooting people randomly , because he's now without conscience.

:jumping:
by dhammacoustic
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Either Buddhism is pure nihilism or dependent origination must be reinterpreted?
Replies: 65
Views: 5888

Re: Either Buddhism is pure nihilism or dependent origination must be reinterpreted?

Dependent origination doesn't allow for monism, nor plurality. what do you understand by the word monism? *** nihilism would deny nibbana.. There is, monks, an unborn — unbecome — unmade — unfabricated. If there were not that unborn — unbecome — unmade — unfabricated, there would not be the case th...
by dhammacoustic
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: In which sutta does the Buddha explain what no self means?
Replies: 32
Views: 4300

Re: In which sutta does the Buddha explain what no self means?

ven. dhammanando, right , thanks.. So in short, they believe in a self, a material one. Still a common view and sometimes called the scientific picture of the world. is there really a need to call it a "belief"?? self-denial is simply impossible, naturally all humans tend to identify themselves in s...
by dhammacoustic
Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: In which sutta does the Buddha explain what no self means?
Replies: 32
Views: 4300

Re: In which sutta does the Buddha explain what no self means?

yes, ucchedavadin believes in a self, (...) ucchedavadin doesn't "believe" in a self, they think that the four great elements alone create one's experience , ie, they're metaphysical materialists.. when they say "atta", they're basically talking about their bodily sensations, and thoughts, which th...
by dhammacoustic
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: In which sutta does the Buddha explain what no self means?
Replies: 32
Views: 4300

Re: In which sutta does the Buddha explain what no self means?

'Natthattā' ti? (no self?) Natthattā may literally translate as "no self" but I sense the meaning includes an explicit belief in self, as explained in the Buddha's final comment (...) it includes that as well, but the buddha also states that he'd be siding with the ucchedavadin if he were to declar...
by dhammacoustic
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Among the Twelve Nidānas, why does Avijjā lead to Saṅkhāra?
Replies: 18
Views: 1589

Re: Among the Twelve Nidānas, why does Avijjā lead to Saṅkhāra?

(...) why does Ignorance (Avijjā) lead to Fabrications (Saṅkhāra)? i think that the best description of the term avijja was given to us by the buddha: "not knowing suffering" .. so , not everyone is familiar with this suffering , the kind of suffering that can only be eradicated by "blowing out" , ...
by dhammacoustic
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: In which sutta does the Buddha explain what no self means?
Replies: 32
Views: 4300

Re: In which sutta does the Buddha explain what no self means?

“no-self” was NEVER declared by the buddha , it is an interpretation of the doctrine. anatta means not-self (or without self) according to nikaya buddhism. in many suttas the buddha teaches that the five khandhas (rupa—forms, vedana—sensations/feelings, sanna—perceptions, sankhara—combinations/tende...
by dhammacoustic
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Time
Replies: 15
Views: 1342

Re: Time

What did Buddha says about notion of time ? arising, decay and alteration. uppado pannayati vayo pannayati thitassa annathattam pannayati — AN 3.47 By saying beginningless does it implied time ? time is not a unified-absolute, therefore beginnings are beginningless. Is it not the concept of infinit...