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by Bundokji
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependent origination and sleeping
Replies: 26
Views: 2462

Re: Dependent origination and sleeping

Obviously there is no one correct way of approaching this, but i was thinking more in the line of the relationship between sleeping and the idea of non-existence. The role it plays in objectifying our experience including our sense of time, and the ideas we hold about death, what is temporary and w...
by Bundokji
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependent origination and sleeping
Replies: 26
Views: 2462

Re: Dependent origination and sleeping

The issue of lucid dreaming is interesting. As form indicated in a previous post, dreams is covered excessively in both western psychology and eastern philosophy. I am more interested in sleeping and its relation to how we conceive or comprehend "absence", or linking it more directly to DO as per j...
by Bundokji
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is being a victim of rape 'kamma vipaka'
Replies: 67
Views: 9880

Re: Is being a victim of rape 'kamma vipaka'

Exactly. This degree of specificity falls well under the umbrella of the four unthinkables/inconjecturables. That the precise workings of kamma are inaccessible (AN 4.77), helps in understanding why trying to figure out such a specific issue like this is a fruitless endeavor. There are dozens and d...
by Bundokji
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is being a victim of rape 'kamma vipaka'
Replies: 67
Views: 9880

Re: Is being a victim of rape 'kamma vipaka'

Salutations fellow Dhamma-farers, What would your answer to the question 'Are rape victims people who are experiencing Karma vipaka? be' What discourses from the pāḷi canon are you aware of that this topic could potentially involve? I would personally dismiss the question as not the best way to und...
by Bundokji
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependent origination and sleeping
Replies: 26
Views: 2462

Re: Dependent origination and sleeping

No difference as far as conventional dreams are concerned. There seem to be many dreams one does not remember in wake state as one does not remember past lives. So it is difficult to say whether there is sleep without dreams. Lucid sleeping/dreaming is like cessation of ignorance in wake state. Sle...
by Bundokji
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependent origination and sleeping
Replies: 26
Views: 2462

Re: Dependent origination and sleeping

In dependant origination the second conditioning is avidya paccaya sankara and the next is sankara paccaya vingnana. Sankara is mainly threefold kaya sankara, vaci sankara and citta sankara while kaya sankara is connected to breathing. While sleeping one breaths and the condition sankara is partial...
by Bundokji
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependent origination and sleeping
Replies: 26
Views: 2462

Re: Dependent origination and sleeping

form wrote: Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:44 am Sorry, I don't know how to explain to you properly.
Quite the opposite! Thanks for sharing what you know :anjali:
by Bundokji
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependent origination and sleeping
Replies: 26
Views: 2462

Re: Dependent origination and sleeping

How do you understand the role of sleeping in the way we perceive the world? It's similar to intoxication in that both sleep and intoxication are typically desired, experienced as pleasurable, and resorted to as escapes from the troubles of life. Both sleep and intoxication operate on the premise "...
by Bundokji
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependent origination and sleeping
Replies: 26
Views: 2462

Re: Dependent origination and sleeping

When one is asleep, unconscious prevails. Impulses that are normally suppressed have the opportunity to express themselves. Dreams and fantasies become alive to satisfy desires, to balance the cravings. The contact are with mind objects only. If one can go into a sleeping state while awake, that is...
by Bundokji
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependent origination and sleeping
Replies: 26
Views: 2462

Re: Dependent origination and sleeping

NO dependent origination in deep sleep but if someone touch u and wake then DO starts.. DO needs contact and conciousness of contact,,, in dreamless deep sleep not possible in absent of powerful stimulus To say there is no DO origination in deep sleep is DO in action. The Buddha made a distinction:...
by Bundokji
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependent origination and sleeping
Replies: 26
Views: 2462

Dependent origination and sleeping

The Buddha taught:
This being, that is;
from the arising of this, that arises;
this not being, that is not;
from the cessation of this, that ceases.
How do you understand the role of sleeping in the way we perceive the world?

Thanks
by Bundokji
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everyone.
Replies: 5
Views: 13164

Re: Hello everyone.

Welcome :hello:
by Bundokji
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Ok buddhism is true but my reaction is depression
Replies: 36
Views: 19385

Re: Ok buddhism is true but my reaction is depression

Hello everyone, So I have been questioning buddhism for a while now and come to realise infact it is the truth. However my reaction is depression. I feel like this worldly things are useless but this makes me depressed and not energetic to find liberation . I hope you all understand my question. I ...
by Bundokji
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Are we Alt-Buddhists?
Replies: 37
Views: 9551

Re: Are we Alt-Buddhists?

Maybe my thinking is too worldly, but i find it strange to criticize free membership forums. Some membership can turn out to be unpleasant to both site admins and users, but again, if something is offered for free, the least one can do is to keep personal impressions to themselves considering that h...
by Bundokji
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do insects communicate with humans? I rescued a drowning bee, and it said, "thanks man!"
Replies: 19
Views: 2083

Re: Do insects communicate with humans? I rescued a drowning bee, and it said, "thanks man!"

The following story is from Alan Watts's book "the way of zen": The Ch’uan Teng Lu records a fascinating encounter between Tao-hsin and the sage Fa-yung, who lived in a lonely temple on Mount Niu-t’ou, and was so holy that the birds used to bring him offerings of flowers. As the two men were talking...