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by DooDoot
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Phassa and the cessation of phassa?
Replies: 141
Views: 15928

Re: Phassa and the cessation of phassa?

As far as phassa is concerned, and to put it simply: "As long as there is "sense-consciousness" in sālāyatana ; and not mere "consciousness" that has established itself in the khandhas of the nāmarūpa nidāna - there is "transfer of possession" of these khandhas at phassa". And the all "appropriatio...
by DooDoot
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Phassa and the cessation of phassa?
Replies: 141
Views: 15928

Re: Phassa and the cessation of phassa?

ToVincent, I do not know enough pali to be able to understand what you are saying. I can not tell if you are agreeing with me, disgreeing with me, both, neither or something else entirely. I wouldn't be concerned with it because Dhammapada 1, about 'mano', is unrelated to the topic of 'phassa', whi...
by DooDoot
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Anālayo’s e-learning course on the Nibbana sermons by Bhikkhu Katukurunde Ñāṇananda
Replies: 90
Views: 20437

Re: Bhikkhu Anālayo’s e-learning course on the Nibbana sermons by Bhikkhu Katukurunde Ñāṇananda

A note of clarification: The concept of "noble" does not imply enlightenment. It refers to the four pairs of attainment (stream entry, once return, etc.)....of which only one half of one pair has reached enlighenment. At least this is what I have read about in the suttas. Perhaps there are other pl...
by DooDoot
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Anālayo’s e-learning course on the Nibbana sermons by Bhikkhu Katukurunde Ñāṇananda
Replies: 90
Views: 20437

Re: Bhikkhu Anālayo’s e-learning course on the Nibbana sermons by Bhikkhu Katukurunde Ñāṇananda

- you: in many places in the suttas contact is said to be void of self. - me: Really? - O! - I thought the all paṭiccasamuppāda was void of self. Where do the Pali suttas teach like this? Please quote? How can paṭiccasamuppāda be void of self when self-view is arising in paṭiccasamuppāda; where bec...
by DooDoot
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Anālayo’s e-learning course on the Nibbana sermons by Bhikkhu Katukurunde Ñāṇananda
Replies: 90
Views: 20437

Re: Bhikkhu Anālayo’s e-learning course on the Nibbana sermons by Bhikkhu Katukurunde Ñāṇananda

chownah wrote: Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:08 am I doesn't literally mean "literal". That would mean that there are no similes or metaphores which clearly there are. I think it means more like there are no trick questions....or something similar.
I was referring to the core essence teachings.

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by DooDoot
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Anālayo’s e-learning course on the Nibbana sermons by Bhikkhu Katukurunde Ñāṇananda
Replies: 90
Views: 20437

Re: Bhikkhu Anālayo’s e-learning course on the Nibbana sermons by Bhikkhu Katukurunde Ñāṇananda

"You take things to narrowly". You take things too much, to the letter, (like a newbie). The suttas say the Buddha said his teaching is straightforward, open, free from patchwork, i.e., " literal " (MN 22; DN 16, etc). I teach the Dhamma which is lovely in its beginning, lovely in its middle and lo...
by DooDoot
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Anālayo’s e-learning course on the Nibbana sermons by Bhikkhu Katukurunde Ñāṇananda
Replies: 90
Views: 20437

Re: Bhikkhu Anālayo’s e-learning course on the Nibbana sermons by Bhikkhu Katukurunde Ñāṇananda

You have a tendency to generalize and "spread out" a little bit too much, for me. This comment is not in reference to anything I have written. To the contrary, this comment is very applicable to your own posts & not at all application to my posts, despite its irrelevance is any reasonable discussio...
by DooDoot
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Anālayo’s e-learning course on the Nibbana sermons by Bhikkhu Katukurunde Ñāṇananda
Replies: 90
Views: 20437

Re: Bhikkhu Anālayo’s e-learning course on the Nibbana sermons by Bhikkhu Katukurunde Ñāṇananda

Again, like when you see a picture of Picasso - what you see is the form, feeling, perception, synergies and consciousnes that Picasso has put in his painting. Once that picture gets in your sensorial eye; after having been "sensualized" in the external sensory field of experience (aka external sen...
by DooDoot
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Phassa and the cessation of phassa?
Replies: 141
Views: 15928

Re: Phassa and the cessation of phassa?

Within the Sanskrit pre & post close Buddhist era texts (ChUp. & MBh.), the root meaning of phassa (sparśa), has the following meaning: - Fall to the lot of, a.k.a. escheat - viz. a transfered possession (possession whose ownership changes). - Come upon >> take possession of. (Root spṛś) From MN 14...
by DooDoot
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: "Atta" as prefix in a wholesome development
Replies: 2
Views: 1332

Re: "Atta" as prefix in a wholesome development

These wholesome "atta" words will be in "conventional language", as found in the Attavagga: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/dhp/dhp.12.budd.html Maybe the word you are looking for from the SN is attasampadā: https://suttacentral.net/search?query=Attasampada (list of suttas) sampadā fortun...
by DooDoot
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Anālayo’s e-learning course on the Nibbana sermons by Bhikkhu Katukurunde Ñāṇananda
Replies: 90
Views: 20437

Re: Bhikkhu Anālayo’s e-learning course on the Nibbana sermons by Bhikkhu Katukurunde Ñāṇananda

My quote above was just some parts I copied from the first sermon. The story starts like this: Well, this seems lucid enough as a definition but let us see, whether there is any justification for regarding feeling, perception, intention, contact and attention as 'name'. Suppose there is a little ch...
by DooDoot
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Phassa and the cessation of phassa?
Replies: 141
Views: 15928

Re: Phassa and the cessation of phassa?

My understanding is dependent origination means every condition ( nidana ) is polluted by ignorance. For example, SN 22.81 has the term ' avijjā­samphas­sa­jena ', which is translated as 'ignorant contact' or 'contact with ignorance'. Regards form as self. That regarding, bhikkhus, is a formation......
by DooDoot
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 63
Views: 7722

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

...the culture, alienation of large numbers of people, increased secularization, perhaps other factors too? I recall reading a very old anthropologist essay from the 1940s or so about certain relationship criteria, such as dominance-submission; conformity-independence; exhibitionism-meekness, etc, ...
by DooDoot
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 63
Views: 7722

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Not at all, out of compassion we can look for solutions and that is what is being discussed. Of course, participating in News discussions and this sub-forum in general is voluntary, not compulsory. Am I generalising to say these shootings happen far more in the USA than in the rest of the Western w...
by DooDoot
Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Who are the (modern) protestant Buddhists?
Replies: 68
Views: 8720

Re: Who are the (modern) protestant Buddhists?

Who are the protestant Buddhists, past and modern? To me, Protestantism is the doctrine based on false Biblical interpretation of easy salvation, i.e., via faith alone rather than by both faith & deeds. I think the Buddhist Protestants are similar, who take it for granted most faith believers will ...