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by robertk
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist
Replies: 15
Views: 198

Re: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist

Saengnapha wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:37 pm
robertk wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:23 am
it would be interesting to.hear more about U.G....
Not sure what you would like to know. Is there something in particular?
Anything at all. Maybe an interesting anecdote..
by robertk
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist
Replies: 15
Views: 198

Re: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist

it would be interesting to.hear more about U.G....
by robertk
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahants, Aversion and Suicide
Replies: 14
Views: 241

Re: Arahants, Aversion and Suicide

It should be noted that, of course, neither Godhika, Vakkali or channa were arahats at the time of attempting suicide, they attained after.
by robertk
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Mindfulness and modern ideas about it
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Mindfulness and modern ideas about it

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/mindfulness-would-be-good-for-you-if-it-werent-all-just-hype/2017/08/24/b97d0220-76e2-11e7-9eac-d56bd5568db8_story.html?utm_term=.fa2c0d00c201 Mindfulness would be good for you. If it weren’t so selfish. How a self-help trend warped a good idea. By Thomas Joine...
by robertk
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 82
Views: 2347

Re: Changes in attitudes towards global warming

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/opinion/tim-blair-were-paying-the-price-for-climate-alarmism/news-story/4bd7b580a369fa5f7068102c0ccf57f5 According to the media-­political complex, Tony Abbott’s excellent London speech on climate change madness was “from the fringe”, “bonkers” and “against the ...
by robertk
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Sound object for concentration meditation
Replies: 12
Views: 189

Re: Sound object for concentration meditation

Kantaka sutta,
lists impediments to concentration such as sound
paṭhamassa jhānassa saddo kaṇṭako
by robertk
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Abhidhamma: Is an abortion killing a living being?
Replies: 167
Views: 9031

Re: Abhidhamma: Is an abortion killing a living being?

https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=24585&hilit=abortion#p353991 visuddhimgga VIII 3 0. Herein, firstly the span has no sign because there is no definition such as: Just so much must be lived, no more than that. For beings [die in the various stages of the embryo, namely], at the time of th...
by robertk
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Evola: Dharma for Fascists
Replies: 49
Views: 647

Re: Evola: Dharma for Fascists

Thanks for the mention of Ven. Paññobhāso's blog, quite an accomplished writer and thinker based on my 15 minute perusal..
by robertk
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Evola: Dharma for Fascists
Replies: 49
Views: 647

Re: Evola: Dharma for Fascists

Our radio service [in Italy] is Americanised. Without any criterion of superior and inferior it just follows the fashionable themes of the moment and markets what is considered ‘acceptable’ - acceptable, that is, to the most Americanised section of the public, which is to say the most degenerate. (...
by robertk
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Orthorexia
Replies: 9
Views: 210

Orthorexia

https://www.thelocal.fr/20171007/orthorexia-when-healthy-eating-ends-up-making-you-sick People, it seems, have never been so afraid of their food - and, say some experts, an obsession with healthy eating may paradoxically be endangering lives. Twenty-nine-year-old Frenchwoman Sabrina Debusquat recou...
by robertk
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wrong view and Avici Hell
Replies: 28
Views: 461

Re: Wrong view and Avici Hell

Not all of the 62. only the extreme ones: compendium of abhidhamma p.207 "Wrong view(micchaadi.t.thi) becomes a full course of action when it assumes the form of one of the morally nihilistic views which deny the validity of ethics and the retributive consequences of action. Three such views are men...
by robertk
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Patticcasamupada: wrongly explained by Buddhaghosa
Replies: 16
Views: 391

Re: Patticcasamupada: wrongly explained by Buddhaghosa

Thank you Robert for sharing your knowledge of non-sutta teachings. Similar to these commentaries, my impression from browsing the Vsm is Buddhaghosa was covering many bases or interpretations; like presenting an 'Encyclopedia of Buddhism ' And thanks for your very amenable way of discussing these ...
by robertk
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Patticcasamupada: wrongly explained by Buddhaghosa
Replies: 16
Views: 391

Re: Patticcasamupada: wrongly explained by Buddhaghosa

Thanks for those links Venerable!
by robertk
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Patticcasamupada: wrongly explained by Buddhaghosa
Replies: 16
Views: 391

Re: Patticcasamupada: wrongly explained by Buddhaghosa

I think it is probably useful to try to figure out what Buddhaghosa was attempting to say. 5 questions: Again: it arises as a togetherness (saha), thus it is a coarising (samuppáda); but it does so having depended (paþicca—ger.) in combination with conditions, not regardless of them. Consequently: ...
by robertk
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why is the Visuddhimagga so influential, when it introduces teachings not sourced in the Pali Canon?
Replies: 112
Views: 1779

Re: Why is the Visuddhimagga so influential, when it introduces teachings not sourced in the Pali Canon?

Greetings DooDoot, Abhidhamma or commentaries... Thank you, Paul. No problem. I think the Vsm on Dependent Origination alone can be critiqued based on the Pali suttas. Likewise. Indeed, that's what venerables Nanavira, Buddhadasa and Nanananda (amongst others) have done. Metta, Paul. :) please see ...
by robertk
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Patticcasamupada: wrongly explained by Buddhaghosa
Replies: 16
Views: 391

Re: Patticcasamupada: wrongly explained by Buddhaghosa

r etrofuturist wrote: ↑Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:22 amLikewise. Indeed, that's what venerables Nanavira, Buddhadasa and Nanananda (amongst others) have done. Looking at Paticcasamuppada - Practical Dependent Origination by Ven. Buddhadasa Bhikkhu (of Thailand) (now deceased). He writes that p. 6 "...there...
by robertk
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Patticcasamupada: wrongly explained by Buddhaghosa
Replies: 16
Views: 391

Re: Patticcasamupada: wrongly explained by Buddhaghosa

retrofuturist wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:59 am
Greetings Robert,

robertk wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:56 am
We can use this thread to discuss where/if Buddhaghosa - the great Mahavihara Bhikkhu- taught the Dependent Origination wrongly.
Actually, we can't because the forum guidelines for this section will not allow it.


Metta,
Paul. :)
moved :tongue:
by robertk
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Patticcasamupada: wrongly explained by Buddhaghosa
Replies: 16
Views: 391

Patticcasamupada: wrongly explained by Buddhaghosa

DooDoot wrote: ↑Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:28 am Abhidhamma or commentaries... Thank you, Paul. No problem. I think the Vsm on Dependent Origination alone can be critiqued based on the Pali suttas. retrofuturist wrote: ↑Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:22 amLikewise. Indeed, that's what venerables Nanavira, Buddhadasa...
by robertk
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Religious pluralism
Replies: 20
Views: 291

Re: Religious pluralism

dear Phil and the modern atheist view is especially pernicious. The average man has been indoctrinated since school into believing that science has uncovered deep truths (e.g. evolution ) and fully expect that death is the end. It is the worst type of view. the good muslims, hindus and Christians se...