YOU CANNOT POST. OUR WEB HOSTING COMPANY DECIDED TO MOVE THE SERVER TO ANOTHER LOCATION. IN THE MEANTIME, YOU CAN VIEW THIS VERSION WHICH DOES NOT ALLOW POSTING AND WILL NOT SAVE ANYTHING YOU DO ONCE THE OTHER SERVER GOES ONLINE.

Pubbekatahetuvada, etc - Dhamma Wheel

Pubbekatahetuvada, etc

A discussion on all aspects of Theravāda Buddhism
User avatar
Lazy_eye
Posts: 996
Joined: Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:23 pm
Location: Laurel, MD
Contact:

Pubbekatahetuvada, etc

Postby Lazy_eye » Thu May 02, 2013 7:10 pm

Hi all,

The Buddha is said to have rejected pubbekatahetuvada (past-life determinism) as the explanation for phenomena, as well as two other explanations: (a) agency of a God, and b) pure chance. I am having a little trouble finding the sutta passages where the Buddha states his position with regard to these three wrong views. Could someone point me in the right direction?

Thanks!

User avatar
mikenz66
Posts: 14947
Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:37 am
Location: New Zealand

Re: Pubbekatahetuvada, etc

Postby mikenz66 » Thu May 02, 2013 7:21 pm

Hi Lazy Eye,

I'm not sure if there is one sutta that covers all of those views, but several are in:
DN 2 Samaññaphala Sutta: The Fruits of the Contemplative Life
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

:anjali:
Mike

User avatar
daverupa
Posts: 5980
Joined: Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:58 pm

Re: Pubbekatahetuvada, etc

Postby daverupa » Thu May 02, 2013 8:58 pm


User avatar
polarbear101
Posts: 964
Joined: Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:39 am
Location: California

Re: Pubbekatahetuvada, etc

Postby polarbear101 » Fri May 03, 2013 12:42 am

"I don't envision a single thing that, when developed & cultivated, leads to such great benefit as the mind. The mind, when developed & cultivated, leads to great benefit."

"I don't envision a single thing that, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about such suffering & stress as the mind. The mind, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about suffering & stress."

User avatar
Lazy_eye
Posts: 996
Joined: Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:23 pm
Location: Laurel, MD
Contact:

Re: Pubbekatahetuvada, etc

Postby Lazy_eye » Fri May 03, 2013 12:55 am

Thank you, all! I had looked this up a couple years ago and found a sutta, but now couldn't remember which one it was.

I believe it was the Tittha.

:anjali:

plwk
Posts: 1464
Joined: Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:14 am

Re: Pubbekatahetuvada, etc

Postby plwk » Fri May 03, 2013 9:45 am



Return to “General Theravāda discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 22 guests

Google Saffron, Theravada Search Engine