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by robertk
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Buddhism Left or Right leaning?
Replies: 108
Views: 1435

Re: Is Buddhism Left or Right leaning?

the Buddha certainly spoke with merchants and people who bought from mrechants. samyutta nikaya (bodhi translation) 53 (3) Dhammadinna On one occasion the Blessed One was dwelling at Bārāṇasī in the Deer Park at Isipatana. [407] Then the lay follower Dhammadinna, together with five hundred lay follo...
by robertk
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha say "Vinnana paccaya Vinnana"?
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Re: Did Buddha say "Vinnana paccaya Vinnana"?

SarathW wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:31 am
robertk wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:03 am
In the Patthana one of the conditions for citta is Anantara paccaya: the citta that arises now conditions the following citta.
Are Citta and Vinnana the same?
of course.
by robertk
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha say "Vinnana paccaya Vinnana"?
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Re: Did Buddha say "Vinnana paccaya Vinnana"?

In the Patthana one of the conditions for citta is Anantara paccaya: the citta that arises now conditions the following citta.
by robertk
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Role of 'garava'
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: Role of 'garava'

can you supply the part where garava is mentioned.
by robertk
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: where is Maha Kasappa now?
Replies: 40
Views: 654

Re: where is Maha Kasappa now?

cappuccino wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:20 pm
seeker242 wrote: Eternalism isn't the teaching
Yes, but eternity is the teaching
This is the classical Theravada forum. Not "connections to other paths".
warning issued.
by robertk
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 358
Views: 20714

Re: Coronavirus

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by robertk
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dhamma on Zoom: welcome
Replies: 115
Views: 8089

Re: Dhamma on Zoom: welcome

Thanks for discussion today - no control, abhidhamma, momentariness , meditation, daily life, bowing etc
by robertk
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dhamma on Zoom: welcome
Replies: 115
Views: 8089

Re: Dhamma on Zoom: welcome

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3387441540
After a long break..
Today at 11:00 am riyahd time
by robertk
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Householder Rejection of Monastics
Replies: 55
Views: 991

Re: Householder Rejection of Monastics

robertk And tradition has it that those bhikkhus only who know Abhidhamma are true preachers of the Dhamma; the rest, though they speak on the Dhamma, are not preachers thereof. And why? They, in speaking on the Dhamma, confuse the different kinds of Kamma and of its results, the distinction betwee...
by robertk
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Householder Rejection of Monastics
Replies: 55
Views: 991

Re: Householder Rejection of Monastics

laypeople can give to whom they wish-. However the wise will not support the folly of reckless monks. The Expositor (Atthasalini). B Commentary On The Dhammasangani The First Book Of The Abhidhamma Pitaka. Translated by Pe Maung Tin. pp. 35-38, Thus as rehearsed at the Council, the Abhidhamma is a P...
by robertk
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Householder Rejection of Monastics
Replies: 55
Views: 991

Re: Householder Rejection of Monastics

Layfollowers do not have to give alms to bhikkhus they know are corrupt or wrongviewers , disparages of saddhadhamma (we can see even monks sometimes disparage Abhidhamma for example). also see this: https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/thanissaro/bmc2.pdf The Community, if it wants to, may i...
by robertk
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it a schism making action?
Replies: 36
Views: 752

Re: Is it a schism making action?

layperson if he tries to divide sangha will be rejected by monks and people trust monks, not layman. but monks create schism then community starts to divide What about buddhologists and academic scholars? Scholars are not monks, and people like me find scholars are more reliable, at least historica...
by robertk
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth in lower states although has right view
Replies: 31
Views: 663

Re: Rebirth in lower states although has right view

Any reason for why you are pretty sure? A lot, actually. First of all, such theory isn't supported by the suttas. It can be extrapolated (this is what Commy does), but texts themselves never say that. While talking about kamma, Buddha say that it will bring its result "either here in this life, or ...
by robertk
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth in lower states although has right view
Replies: 31
Views: 663

Re: Rebirth in lower states although has right view

and so we can lead a perfectly moral life now and still end up in a lower realm because of some bad deed committed hundreds, thousands, millions or more years in the past. This is a poor commentarial theory. I'm pretty sure kamma doesn't work that way and is always limited to several nearby lifetim...
by robertk
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Tikas
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: Tikas

all these have sutta, commentary and tika https://www.dhammatalks.net/Books11/Bhikkhu_Bodhi-Discourse-All-Embracing_Net_of_Views.pdf https://www.amazon.com/Great-Discourse-Causation-Mahanidana-Commentaries/dp/9552401178/ref=sr_1_14?crid=2K4KRWVUXZDDO&dchild=1&keywords=bhikkhu+bodhi+books&qid=1592925...