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by Coëmgenu
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Guidelines for Early Buddhism subforum
Replies: 0
Views: 1

Guidelines for Early Buddhism subforum

I would suggest that discussions in "Early Buddhism" oughtn't be hairbrained personal theories but rather cite materials directly from EBTs and established scholars dealing with them.
by Coëmgenu
Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Bhava
Replies: 22
Views: 6143

Re: Pali Term: Bhava

The above does not appear to be true. For example, MN 38 says "bhava ceases" when the eye sees the form, as follows: Is this your new favorite quotation to proliferate on the forum? This is the second time you've proliferated this mistake here, at least, within the past two days. Your misconstrual ...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The meaning of "rupabhava" & "arupabhava"
Replies: 40
Views: 881

Re: The meaning of "rupabhava" & "arupabhava"

The bottom line is if a certain individual (ekacco puriso) gets angry & deluded about Pali, this is obviously a form of "bhava". Therefore, the questions is: "what type of bhava is it?" No, it's not. This is just you stating your thesis over and over again, like I pointed out before. The scripture ...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Sep 22, 2021 3:54 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The meaning of "rupabhava" & "arupabhava"
Replies: 40
Views: 881

Re: The meaning of "rupabhava" & "arupabhava"

This sort of nonsense doesn't belong in the Pali forum, tbh. You gave an example, etc., etc. It matters little the example if there's no Pali behind it, especially in this subforum. I understand that you have "an idea," a special theory, whatever you want to call it, about the meaning of the two wor...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Buddha didnt go vegan ?
Replies: 74
Views: 993

Re: Why Buddha didnt go vegan ?

Goodbye Gwi. I hope you have fun.
by Coëmgenu
Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there mind independent reality?
Replies: 21
Views: 207

Re: Is there mind independent reality?

I voted 5. Seems to me to say there are mind independent “things” lends itself to substance metaphysics, but the alternative is to deny substance which lends itself to Phenomenalism and idealistic immaterialism. Do you consider the thesis of your "Existence of Nibbāna" thread to be a substance meta...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Alms round in non-Buddhist countries
Replies: 8
Views: 121

Re: Alms round in non-Buddhist countries

Well, they give out the same bookmarks, the two I've encountered. Perhaps they don't come from some kind of organization.
by Coëmgenu
Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Tathagata a concept ?
Replies: 59
Views: 655

Re: Is Tathagata a concept ?

cappuccino wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:02 pm
Coëmgenu wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:59 pm Absence of car is "not no car?"
empty car
Yes. Earlier, you said that in your opinion "empty of X" means "not no X."
by Coëmgenu
Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Alms round in non-Buddhist countries
Replies: 8
Views: 121

Re: Alms round in non-Buddhist countries

There's a problem with fake monks in Toronto. They ask for money and, when they see a $20 in your wallet as you give them a fiver, they ask for the 20 instead. They come from some kind of Amitābha cult of some sort. If you give them money, they give you an allegedly-blessed Amitābha bookmark. I used...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there mind independent reality?
Replies: 21
Views: 207

Re: Is there mind independent reality?

I voted option 1.
by Coëmgenu
Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: All Exists
Replies: 130
Views: 2919

Re: All Exists

Returning to the matter of "time" and Theravāda, this can be found at the outset of Chapter 5 on page 101 of Abhidhamma Studies: A Buddhist Exploration of Consciousness and Time by Mahāthera Ñāṇaponika. It quotes the Dhammasaṅgaṇī commenting on the phrase "At a time when..." from its first paragraph...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Buddhist Schools of the Small Vehicle - The Mahāsāṃghika
Replies: 20
Views: 599

Re: The Buddhist Schools of the Small Vehicle - The Mahāsāṃghika

I just found a French translation of the first 12 fascicles of EĀ by a Venerable Tao Ngan. French to English is a lot easier than Middle Chinese to English. I'll see if there's anything interesting in them.
by Coëmgenu
Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Seiza (Japanese sitting) suitable for meditation? Any experience to share?
Replies: 7
Views: 160

Re: Seiza (Japanese sitting) suitable for meditation? Any experience to share?

It's probably like the so-called "Asian squat," which is actually a normal deep squat and isn't particularly Asian at all. People have trouble with it if they haven't built the muscles up. They end up eccentrically overstraining their bodies.
by Coëmgenu
Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Tathagata a concept ?
Replies: 59
Views: 655

Re: Is Tathagata a concept ?

Absence of car is "not no car?" If the car's not there, it's not there. Maybe someone is suggesting that "the car" is merely elsewhere? Maybe, but it is not so in the case of the ātman. The absence of the ātman does not mean that the ātman is merely "elsewhere" to be found by the diligent seeker.
by Coëmgenu
Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: No-self in the Agama and its Mahavastu Parallel.
Replies: 19
Views: 312

Re: No-self in the Agama and its Mahavastu Parallel.

There either is a self or there isn't one If we take those two premises seriously, we will never say "there is a self" or "there's no self" as an ontological statement, a statement about what there is or there is not. We will not use that method . But we can say "the world (aka experience, your dom...