Search found 2595 matches

Go to advanced search

by santa100
Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: right view of the fruits of release of mind
Replies: 28
Views: 1755

Re: right view of the fruits of release of mind

I agree that the version rendered by Thanissaro Bhikkhu is much clearer to understand. It seems to address the original question of this thread. So, according to Thanissaro, while "practicing" Right View (the first "fold" of the Noble Eight-fold Path), if it is supported by the 5...
by santa100
Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "I feel horrified, humiliated, and disgusted"
Replies: 24
Views: 1901

Re: "I feel horrified, humiliated, and disgusted"

Many thanks to Bhikkhu Pesala! the "seen" and the "scene" is a perfect example for the Buddha Teaching was an oral tradition before the monks wrote it down a few centuries after the Buddha's parinibbana. So, a safe approach when studying the suttas is not to focus too much on the...
by santa100
Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "nonattached attachment"
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: "nonattached attachment"

The Brahmana Sutta is a wonderful sutta where Ven. Ananda explains to the Brahman Unnabha that the path of Dhamma is one with a definite goal — the abandoning of desire — which can only be attained by developing a strong desire to end desire... http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn51/sn51.01...
by santa100
Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the Arahat experiences affective feelings?
Replies: 11
Views: 815

Re: Does the Arahat experiences affective feelings?

What are the 2 outstanding traits of the Buddha? Perfect wisdom and perfect compassion. So, affective feelings in a Buddha is just the manifestation of His perfect compassion. Do those affective feelings carry any of the unfortunate side effects like: attachment, sorrow, lamentation? No. Bottom line...
by santa100
Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:52 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Sex with Courtesans and Married People
Replies: 41
Views: 5162

Re: Sex with Courtesans and Married People

Usually when the term "sexual misconduct" is mentioned, it means that's something bad, illegal, unwholesome...and especially something that one wants to hide or cover up. So, with that definition, before sex, ask your partner this question: "Suppose right now (just a big suppose), we'...
by santa100
Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dismembered, deformed and blind and still happy/joyus?
Replies: 15
Views: 1484

Re: Dismembered, deformed and blind and still happy/joyus?

It's obvious that feeling depressed only compound the already enormous misery if that situation ever occured. So, even without religion or philosophy, the only logical choice is either to cheer up or at least keep your cool. It's even better if one practices Buddhism because he/she always contemplat...
by santa100
Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:24 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Sex with Courtesans and Married People
Replies: 41
Views: 5162

Re: Sex with Courtesans and Married People

Yes, thank you, "by some accident, your friends, loved ones, relatives walk in"....that's it. That's what I meant when I tried to describe the principle of "transparency". That's all it is, precept, morality,...you know you have it if you have nothing to hide...
by santa100
Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 3 types of dukkha
Replies: 57
Views: 8813

Re: 3 types of dukkha

A wonderful article by Bhikkhu Bodhi on the subject:

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... ay_43.html
by santa100
Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Depression
Replies: 10
Views: 546

Re: Depression

Also don't forget the wonder drug against depression: exercise. It's all natural, cheap, and has no side effects! 30 minutes of this "drug" daily and you'll see significant improvement very soon..
by santa100
Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What defilement is this?
Replies: 16
Views: 1247

Re: What defilement is this?

Notice there's a pragmatic aspect to why craving and aversion should be avoided. When one craves or resents something or some situation, his/her mind is clouded with negative emotions, which in turn prevent him/her to find a good solution to that situation. So, when there's an issue, one should keep...
by santa100
Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:05 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: What kind of false speech breaks the precepts?
Replies: 7
Views: 1580

Re: What kind of false speech breaks the precepts?

I'd add that try to use untrue statement but benefitting as a last resort, only when you know that the benefit will help the listener to eventually see the truth for themselves. Beside, there're many ways to temporarily side-step the truth without saying "untrue" statement. Example, during...
by santa100
Sat Jun 11, 2011 4:13 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Sex with Courtesans and Married People
Replies: 41
Views: 5162

Re: Sex with Courtesans and Married People

Hey Alan, patience, close attention, and investigation are virtues of Theravadins. Don't jump to conclusion too quickly. Look at Chownah, at least he investigated and analyzed my statement. The reason I like Buddhism and the Theravada tradition because they're pragmatic. After all, if religions aren...
by santa100
Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:02 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Sex with Courtesans and Married People
Replies: 41
Views: 5162

Re: Sex with Courtesans and Married People

Obviously I'm lousy at describing well-intended ideas. I did use the world Suppose to raise a hypothetical situation to convey the "transparency" idea. I'm not advocating "exhibitionism" or anything. There's no way in....I would do that act in broad daylight in front of people. B...
by santa100
Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Love and lust
Replies: 31
Views: 2352

Re: Love and lust

To solve this common problem, one will need to have a well thought out strategy. And of course, you can find very effective strategies from the Buddha's teaching. Refer to the link below for 5 strategies the Buddha taught us to effectively handle an "unskillful" thought. I think the first ...
by santa100
Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Love and lust
Replies: 31
Views: 2352

Re: Love and lust

You definitely should try out the 5 strategies the Buddha taught us in the link I gave you. Try the first one out. It really helps, honestly. I myself feel depressed sometimes too. But then I remember what the Buddha taught and direct my mind to other themes. Now depend on your interest, there're so...
by santa100
Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Metaphor
Replies: 5
Views: 431

Re: Metaphor

From the Dhammapada's Yamakavagga: Pairs (http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/dhp/dhp.01.than.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) 19-20 If he recites many teachings, but — heedless man — doesn't do what they say, like a cowherd counting the cattle of others, he has no share i...
by santa100
Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:08 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How can a person just by meditating HELP all Beings?
Replies: 17
Views: 1779

Re: How can a person just by meditating HELP all Beings?

Ajahn Brahm's statement does make a lot of sense. Notice he said meditation benefits "All Beings", not just "Human Beings". Out of the 6 realms (hell, hungry ghosts, animal, human, asura, heaven), only 2 (human and animal) out of 6 posess this crude gross physical form. So obviou...
by santa100
Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:43 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is there a name for the day that all beings are liberated?
Replies: 23
Views: 1667

Re: Is there a name for the day that all beings are liberated?

The name varies depends on the "observer" or "frame of reference". To us, we don't know, so let's call it "day X". Now going back 1 day before that day (X-1), according to the last batch of beings about to become enlightened, they would call it "the last day"....
by santa100
Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is wrong release?
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Re: What is wrong release?

For example a person who kills his enemy and think I have released from my problems, am I correct? Is right release means Nirvana? So a person who attained Nirvana thinks “I release from bondage due to attachment, aversion and ignorance”. Anything that one did that was unwholesome and yet s/he thin...
by santa100
Fri Oct 23, 2015 3:36 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Are perversions wrong actions? For example this?
Replies: 31
Views: 2279

Re: Are pervertions wrong actions? For example this?

I do not like sex ( i am asexual or something like this) but i like to watch others while doing sex. I do such action only in my fantasy - i imagine peoples doing sex. The peoples are not real peoples, i just build up them with my fantasy so they are not real livings. Only fantasy. If i do it inten...

Go to advanced search

Google Saffron, Theravada Search Engine