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by Kuluru
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 30
Views: 1437

Re: Shannon number great, but not infinite.

A life without reaching Nibbana corresponds to a lost chess game. Life with the achievement of Nibbana corresponds to the won chess game. If it is possible to win this game, then such a chess game - life with the achievement of Nibbana - is included in the final set of all possible games. All possi...
by Kuluru
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Lying: Is it Acceptable?
Replies: 45
Views: 3484

Re: Lying: Is it Acceptable?

[1] In the case of words that the Tathagata knows to be unfactual, untrue, unbeneficial (or: not connected with the goal), unendearing & disagreeable to others, he does not say them. [2] In the case of words that the Tathagata knows to be factual, true, unbeneficial, unendearing & disagreeable to o...
by Kuluru
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: (Why) Did the Buddha grief his family?
Replies: 14
Views: 1152

Re: (Why) Did the Buddha grief his family?

Hello, [...] So why did he go into the forest (to hide?) after the death of the Shakya clan and saying he felt empty after the deaths of Sariputra and Maugdalayana? The Buddha didn't say that he "felt empty". He said ( Ukkacela Sutta , emphasis mine): "Bhikkhus, this assembly appears to me empty now...
by Kuluru
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Where is Sakyamuni Buddha?
Replies: 61
Views: 4867

Re: Where is Sakyamuni Buddha?

Hello,
mechashivaz wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:56 pm
Where is Sakyamuni Buddha?
Where is the end of suffering?
by Kuluru
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Desire and Aversion
Replies: 22
Views: 1915

Re: Desire and Aversion

Am I doing something bad by eliminating sex completely out of my life? From the Dhammika Sutta : "Now I shall tell you the household’s rule, by practising which one’s a good hearkener [...] Let the intelligent person live a celibate life, as one would avoid a pit of glowing coals; but being unable ...
by Kuluru
Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is the creation of the universe story in Buddhism?
Replies: 15
Views: 1909

Re: What is the creation of the universe story in Buddhism?

Hello,
Ervin wrote:What is the creation story of the world we live in according to Buddhism?
From a different angle: "The world we live in" is a world of the senses, so we don't have to look very far for the beginning and the end.
by Kuluru
Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: What happens with passing out?
Replies: 9
Views: 1306

Re: What happens with passing out?

Hello, Do you know of any buddhist explanations about it? Impermanence. Dependent origination. What happens when one passes out? Our experience is based on senses ("mind" is also a sense). If their functionality is impaired, the experience changes/ceases accordingly. Can a buddha pass out/be knocked...
by Kuluru
Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The aggregates -- an object that encompasses all phenomena
Replies: 5
Views: 709

Re: The aggregates -- an object that encompasses all phenomena

Hello,
prsvrnc wrote:[...]
The experience of ownership/selfhood is always in regard to "something". And that "something" is the five aggregates. They encompass both the internal and external aspects of any situation you can find yourself in.
by Kuluru
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Meditative concentration on impermanence (for example)
Replies: 13
Views: 1748

Re: Meditative concentration on impermanence (for example)

Hello, When one practices meditative concentration on a meditative object such as impermanence, for example, how is it that one can focus on it single-pointedly [...] You focus on that meditative object single-pointedly by making that object the lens through which you look at things. So instead of l...

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