Search found 940 matches

by oushi
Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Exploring Cula-dukkhakkhandha Sutta
Replies: 53
Views: 3788

Re: Exploring Cula-dukkhakkhandha Sutta

Milindapanha III.19: "You say that if a layman attains arahantship he must either enter the Order that very day or die and attainparinibbàna. Yet if he is unable to find a robe and bowl and preceptor then that exalted condition of arahantship is a waste, for destruction of life is involved in it." ...
by oushi
Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What is Enlightenment?
Replies: 56
Views: 3893

Re: What is Enlightenment?

The question is whether duhkha is equivalent to life itself. Thus when we speak about the "cessation of duhkha ", does this necessarily entail the cessation of life? I basically have no Dhamma teacher and so I don't have anyone I know, who knows what they're talking about, who can really answer thi...
by oushi
Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:02 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A Physicalist Theory of Mind
Replies: 254
Views: 21725

Re: A Physicalist Theory of Mind

"Soul", or should we say volition, is like gravity. It even has the same feature of attraction. But is gravity physical?
World manifests as a result of many, overlapping dimensions. Physicality is just a feature of one of those dimensions.
by oushi
Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Exploring Cula-dukkhakkhandha Sutta
Replies: 53
Views: 3788

Re: Exploring Cula-dukkhakkhandha Sutta

I can risk an assertion, that he will progress normally until transformation takes place. Then then family structure will collapse, or it will be ready to function without a householder. This is what I am trying to do, as a householder. I'm creating conditions which facilitate a development of indep...
by oushi
Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Exploring Cula-dukkhakkhandha Sutta
Replies: 53
Views: 3788

Re: Exploring Cula-dukkhakkhandha Sutta

I could see the second paragraph being a point of confusion... "Mahanama, that very mental quality is what is unabandoned within you so that there are times when the mental quality of greed... the mental quality of aversion... the mental quality of delusion invades your mind and remains. For if tha...
by oushi
Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Exploring Cula-dukkhakkhandha Sutta
Replies: 53
Views: 3788

Re: Exploring Cula-dukkhakkhandha Sutta

The Buddha took the bowl of milk Not in this sutta. Indeed, in this sutta, we see an example of the subtle sense of spiritual individuality that claims awakening. I think we see a realistic person that observes and analyses reality surrounding him. The result of this inquiry is pleasure, free from ...
by oushi
Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Exploring Cula-dukkhakkhandha Sutta
Replies: 53
Views: 3788

Re: Exploring Cula-dukkhakkhandha Sutta

Lindama wrote:The Buddha took the bowl of milk
Not in this sutta.
by oushi
Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Exploring Cula-dukkhakkhandha Sutta
Replies: 53
Views: 3788

Re: Exploring Cula-dukkhakkhandha Sutta

Yes, I only wanted a clarification, since the the second story may appear as unfinished. It all comes down to pleasure of no stress and no suffering. In that sense, this sutta is a profound teaching that presents both the problem and the solution, in simple and unquestionable way. Lindama, it is cle...
by oushi
Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:37 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Exploring Cula-dukkhakkhandha Sutta
Replies: 53
Views: 3788

Re: Exploring Cula-dukkhakkhandha Sutta

Dwelling sensitive to unalloyed pleasure is greater than sensual pleasure. It what sense? It is pleasure that is not derived from sensuality. Or more specifically, it is not the pleasure that is derived from the contact with external and worldly objects (based of sense desire), but a refined pleasu...
by oushi
Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:24 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Exploring Cula-dukkhakkhandha Sutta
Replies: 53
Views: 3788

Re: Exploring Cula-dukkhakkhandha Sutta

dude wrote:Dwelling sensitive to unalloyed pleasure is greater than sensual pleasure.
It what sense?
by oushi
Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:20 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Exploring Cula-dukkhakkhandha Sutta
Replies: 53
Views: 3788

Re: Exploring Cula-dukkhakkhandha Sutta

Thank you santa100.

@LastLegend, it's a really good lecture, find some time to read it whole. Then we may talk about it.
by oushi
Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:22 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Exploring Cula-dukkhakkhandha Sutta
Replies: 53
Views: 3788

Exploring Cula-dukkhakkhandha Sutta

I would like to invite everyone to this great sutta that I found on access to Insight site. Cula-dukkhakkhandha Sutta: The Lesser Mass of Stress It is remarkable. I can see it as a great way to introduce someone to Buddhism, and a very deep teaching at the same time. Buddhas description of this ingr...
by oushi
Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Who is it that hears?
Replies: 20
Views: 2831

Re: Who is it that hears?

You know too much about this koan.
If I tell you that you got it all wrong, you will return to the koan.
If I tell you that you got it right, you will feel dissatisfied after awhile, and you will return to the koan.
So, I will simply say, return to the koan. :smile:
by oushi
Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The absolute truth in one sentence
Replies: 63
Views: 6412

Re: The absolute truth in one sentence

Delusions do not exist, everything is real.
by oushi
Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The absolute truth in one sentence
Replies: 63
Views: 6412

Re: The absolute truth in one sentence

There is no absolute truth only relative lies? Best one so far. Except that my statement, since it is being expressed at the relative level, is not true! By extension neither is the above statement. (ie it is not true that it is not true) By extension neither is the above statement. (ie it is not t...
by oushi
Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The absolute truth in one sentence
Replies: 63
Views: 6412

Re: The absolute truth in one sentence

Sherab Dorje wrote:There is no absolute truth only relative lies?
Best one so far.
by oushi
Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Did i reach nirvana?
Replies: 22
Views: 4436

Re: Did i reach nirvana?

Last year i had basically a "psychedelic like experience" in which all my life unlocked to the age of 5.This wasn't a flash, it was slowly.I was practically reborn.The conection to the source was very strong as i experienced infinite bliss and from that point my crown chakra opened.DId i reach enli...
by oushi
Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Mans desires must overshadow his needs!
Replies: 35
Views: 2107

Re: Mans desires must overshadow his needs!

Not only. It is quite shameful that no religion even talked about the second mind withing our mind. It was discovered by scientists few decades ago. Right brain hemisphere consciousness, has it's own way of perceiving and understanding the world around. It is that non-verbal part which communicates...
by oushi
Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Mans desires must overshadow his needs!
Replies: 35
Views: 2107

Re: Mans desires must overshadow his needs!

You suggest surrendering to manipulation? Even those cunning ones, who are exploiting us through unconscious, did not came up with such an idea. Or maybe they did? Nevertheless, those who can change your unconscious, are controlling you. What do you mean by the term unconscious? Do you mean, like, ...
by oushi
Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Mans desires must overshadow his needs!
Replies: 35
Views: 2107

Re: Mans desires must overshadow his needs!

Lindama wrote:it is not we who are acting....
You suggest surrendering to manipulation? Even those cunning ones, who are exploiting us through unconscious, did not came up with such an idea. Or maybe they did?
Nevertheless, those who can change your unconscious, are controlling you.

Go to advanced search