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by Ceisiwr
Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:54 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why there is no re-linking consciousness
Replies: 55
Views: 13828

Re: Why there is no re-linking consciousness

So the Abhidhamma and Commentaries are based on misinterpretations of the Buddha's teaching which have persisted for over 2000 years? Metta Mike The commentaries are not the word of the buddha they are interpretations of his teachings by later followers. The Abhidhamma was a later addition. Remeber...
by Ceisiwr
Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:00 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Good passages from the Bible.
Replies: 22
Views: 4685

Re: Good passages from the Bible.

A Bodhisattva would cry out of compassion. A bodhisattva has not realised nibbana so there is a possibilty that they would, an arahant or buddha however would not. At least according to my understanding of the Dhamma. I have started a thread on this topic http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=...
by Ceisiwr
Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:50 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why there is no re-linking consciousness
Replies: 55
Views: 13828

Re: Why there is no re-linking consciousness

The whole re-linking consciousness teaching comes from a misinterpretation of the the Buddhas Teaching on Dependent Origination. Taking it as a model for rebirth it requires a re-linking consciousness but since the buddha did not teach Dependent Origination as a model of rebirth there is no re-linki...
by Ceisiwr
Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:44 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Nathan
Replies: 10
Views: 3156

Re: Hi from Nathan

Welcome :hello:
by Ceisiwr
Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:57 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Arahants Tears
Replies: 48
Views: 9387

Arahants Tears

This is something that was raised in a different thread that I thought would be quite interesting to discuss.

Can/Would an Arahant Cry?
by Ceisiwr
Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Good passages from the Bible.
Replies: 22
Views: 4685

Re: Good passages from the Bible.

Thank you Santeri for the link, i have read some of his work before but i still maintain that an arahant would not cry. It doesnt accord with my understanding of the Dhamma nor with what I have read in the Suttas

:namaste:
by Ceisiwr
Sun Feb 08, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Good passages from the Bible.
Replies: 22
Views: 4685

Re: Good passages from the Bible.

I dont suscribe to the idea that arahants can cry myself because based on my understanding an arahant wouldnt cry because to cry in pain is aversion which the arahant no longer experiences, and to cry from joy is delight which the arahant no longer experiences because the danger of delight leading t...
by Ceisiwr
Sun Feb 08, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Good passages from the Bible.
Replies: 22
Views: 4685

Re: Good passages from the Bible.

There are some who say an enlightened being can cry
by Ceisiwr
Sun Feb 08, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: a feeling of neither pleasure nor pain
Replies: 9
Views: 2677

Re: a feeling of neither pleasure nor pain

Thanks BBB so when it says without uprooting ignorance-obsession with regard to a feeling of neither pleasure nor pain, without abandoning ignorance and giving rise to clear knowing — would put an end to suffering & stress in the here & now: such a thing isn't possible. It means one becomes attached...
by Ceisiwr
Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: a feeling of neither pleasure nor pain
Replies: 9
Views: 2677

a feeling of neither pleasure nor pain

Ive always been a little confused to "a feeling of neither pleasure nor pain"

Does it mean a feeling of indefference?
by Ceisiwr
Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Good passages from the Bible.
Replies: 22
Views: 4685

Re: Good passages from the Bible.

I have heard this theory as well, seen a good documentary on it once. Theory goes that in his missing years he went to india and studied with buddhist monks and hindus before returning to his homeland to teach. There is another theory that he went to india then back home but survived the crucifixtio...
by Ceisiwr
Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Good passages from the Bible.
Replies: 22
Views: 4685

Re: Good passages from the Bible.

The main comparisons are between the moral aspects of love and compassion and patience

Simile of the saw and turn the other cheek for example

:namaste:
by Ceisiwr
Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Question about jhana
Replies: 5
Views: 1598

Re: Question about jhana

The Jhanas dont last forever, they just last a long time each time you go into one and each time you enter them the defilements of the mind are surpressed but not removed which is why jhanas dont give liberation. The reason you abandon the first and move onto the second is because you realise that t...
by Ceisiwr
Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: The Ethics of Non Action (General Theravada version)
Replies: 48
Views: 11549

Re: The Ethics of Not Action

Well it all depends on what the intention is of the individual at the time. However I cant see how watching someone drown would be anything other than unwholesome kamma.

The act not to act is an act itself

If one intends not to help then this is action and not non-action.