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by santa100
Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahant with greed and aversion
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: Arahant with greed and aversion

The OP's title is confusing for an arahant's already abandoned greed and aversion and so for him/her, the "work has been done". Notice the training in MN 152 's use of the phrase "if he wants" to indicate the already existing level of mastery: And how is one a noble one with deve...
by santa100
Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Are Buddhism and Buddhist monks in the west in real danger?
Replies: 22
Views: 441

Re: Are Buddhism and Buddhist monks in the west in real danger?

I'm not a member of the Ariya Sangha just yet, so i'm still quite "run of the mill" with everyone else my friend, and I could be completely and utterly wrong in what I'm saying, who knows. Thanks Bhante for the honest assessment. Just so I will also be honest with you as Kalyana-mittas. W...
by santa100
Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Are Buddhism and Buddhist monks in the west in real danger?
Replies: 22
Views: 441

Re: Are Buddhism and Buddhist monks in the west in real danger?

When the woman in the video dressed in the morning, do you really think she intentionally said " oh yeah Im going to wear this dress to disrespect the triple gem? Bhante, you already knew the answer so why even asked? You probably know Dependent Origination better than all of us run-of-the-mil...
by santa100
Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Are Buddhism and Buddhist monks in the west in real danger?
Replies: 22
Views: 441

Re: Are Buddhism and Buddhist monks in the west in real danger?

So because of the horniness of men, girls should be "briefed" how dress properly? Maybe somebody should brief monks how to meditate properly so they can remove their fetters, including their sexual desires. Then girls can run around naked if they want, wouldn't make a difference. I don't ...
by santa100
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Why was Mahāmoggallāna blue?
Replies: 7
Views: 108

Re: Why was Mahāmoggallāna blue?

Symbolic representation probably based on Buddhavamsa 1.57-1.59 where the Buddha's chief disciples were compared to a special symbol, for example, Sariputta as the Koranda flower, Moggallana as the Blue Lotus, Mahakassapa as Pure Gold, etc.
by santa100
Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravāda & World-Systems
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: Theravāda & World-Systems

According to Multiverse theory, a clean break period between world systems is valid relative to a particular universe. Eternal inflation theory says there're other parallel universe bubbles constantly popping up all the time. So from a larger frame of reference, there's really no clean break period ...
by santa100
Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: The Five Men at the Temple
Replies: 11
Views: 186

Re: The Five Men at the Temple

Good food for thought there. Just a small technical detail that needs correction regarding the meditation monk's cessation of perception and feeling attainment. If he really attained this level, then Mara wouldn't be able to touch him for that'd mean he'd already attained arahantship, or at the very...
by santa100
Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: The Five Men at the Temple
Replies: 11
Views: 186

Re: The Five Men at the Temple

Good food for thought there. Just a small technical detail that needs correction regarding the meditation monk's cessation of perception and feeling attainment. If he had truely attained this level, then Mara wouldn't be able to touch him for that'd mean he's already attained arahantship, or at the ...
by santa100
Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: The Five Men at the Temple
Replies: 11
Views: 186

Re: The Five Men who went to the Temple

My learning, knowledge, intelligence and memory are unrivalled amongst human beings... I am one of the most learned persons one would ever have the privilege to meet... I am considered one of the wisest and most compassionate Buddhist Masters of today's crop... I have consequently been able to achi...
by santa100
Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: A. Brahm's When Does Human Life Begin..?
Replies: 49
Views: 1247

Re: A. Brahm's When Does Human Life Begin..?

Maybe because it isn't an obvious point but a religious view you have and one that Buddhism may not share. Then there is the link you quoted for argument that other people can't read. Embryos aren't little human beings, in your paragraph below you even used the term "potential human beings&quo...
by santa100
Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: No Creator in Buddhism
Replies: 95
Views: 731

Re: No Creator in Buddhism

Basically Buddhism teaches spontaneous generation out of nowhere, with matter itself even popping into existence from nowhere . At least atheists and theists acknowledge an apriori something for things to arise from. They're trying to philosophize while Buddhists are just jamming their fingers in t...
by santa100
Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: No Creator in Buddhism
Replies: 95
Views: 731

Re: No Creator in Buddhism

On the other hand both theists and atheists actually address the question. To the theist God is the non-arisen thing from which all that arises arises; to the atheist eternal matter is the non-arisen thing from which all that arises arises. The Buddhist, however, just throws the word Paticcasamuppa...
by santa100
Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: No Creator in Buddhism
Replies: 95
Views: 731

Re: No Creator in Buddhism

Human beings generally have very complex nervous system, our physical and mental work together harmoniously in the so called a human being body. Human anatomy is not so simple but they're working "in order." We all have two eyes in our face, and other senses as well and they're generally ...
by santa100
Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anatta, Sakkaya-ditthi (self view),Mana (pride)?
Replies: 23
Views: 327

Re: Anatta, Sakkaya-ditthi (self view),Mana (pride)?

Isn't Mana is relevant to sensual realm as well? Of course the Ten Fetters apply to all 3 realms. For example, the 9th and 10th fetters of restlessness and ignorance are all pervasive. It's just that the five "higher" ones are more difficult to abandon than the five "lower" ones...
by santa100
Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Are Buddhism and Buddhist monks in the west in real danger?
Replies: 22
Views: 441

Re: Are Buddhism and Buddhist monks in the west in real danger?

Ah, Bhante's quick glance at the woman's boobs around 50th second. It'd be a good idea to brief that girl some proper Buddhist etiquette and dress code before doing the interview. Otherwise, sure, Buddhist monks everywhere, not only in the west, could be in real danger....due to their own lay suppor...
by santa100
Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theravada position on self-immolation
Replies: 41
Views: 1122

Re: Theravada position on self-immolation

Main point: Self immolation is so much more frequent in people of tibetan culture than in any other place or ethnic group in the world that it seems very obvious that there is a correlation between tibetan culture and self immolation. Something in the culture seems to be facilitating this act. chow...
by santa100
Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Everyone Attention In Nibbāna : Have You Even Known 5 Nibbāna/2 Nibbāna Using In Tipitaka?
Replies: 11
Views: 301

Re: Anyone Attention In A Nibbāna : Have You Even Known 5 Nibbāna/2 Nibbāna Using In Tipitaka?

A small but important correction: "Do like commentary-teacher: Memorize tipitaka correctly."
by santa100
Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theravada position on self-immolation
Replies: 41
Views: 1122

Re: Theravada position on self-immolation

I THINK THAT YES THEY DID. From the wikipedia artilce "Uyghurs": Of course you're entitled to your opinion. The thing is you haven't explicitly cited any hard link to support your point. At least, try to provide the exact equivalence to the Tibetan Empire Also, more directly realted to th...
by santa100
Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Everyone Attention In Nibbāna : Have You Even Known 5 Nibbāna/2 Nibbāna Using In Tipitaka?
Replies: 11
Views: 301

Re: Anyone Attention In A Nibbāna : Have You Even Known 5 Nibbāna/2 Nibbāna Using In Tipitaka?

You can see many "tadaṅganibbuto" below. You can search the reference of each line on google. I don't understand english version of tipitaka system, so it is very hard to me to make a reference link. I also have a terrible english skill. So translation to english is very hard to me. Anoth...
by santa100
Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and the Economy
Replies: 15
Views: 150

Re: Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and the Economy

Job security is a thing of the distant past. However, STEM or healthcare professions are still doing ok and pays are pretty decent. Liberal arts and social sciences majors will have tougher time finding jobs. Think carefully before you go into those fields. If you do, you'd better get a very high GP...

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