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by robertk
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karma is everything!
Replies: 20
Views: 892

Re: Karma is everything!

long discussion about Buddha having or not having dukkha moved to here
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by robertk
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does a Buddha Suffer after Enlightenment
Replies: 116
Views: 2321

Re: Karma is everything!

The Nettippakaraṇa: Herein, the world is, at one time or another, somewhat free from the unsatisfactoriness of pain (dukkhadukkhatā) as well as the unsatisfactoriness of change (vipariṇāmadukkhatā). Why is that? Because there are those in the world who have little sickness and are long-lived. But on...
by robertk
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Citta and Vinnana?
Replies: 47
Views: 489

Re: What is the difference between Citta and Vinnana?

https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?t=22202 They are in fact synonyms for the same reality 61:<Ya.m ca kho eta.m bhikkhave vuccati citta.m iti pi mano iti pi vi~n~na.m iti pi... "But that which is called Citta and Mano and Vinnana arises as one thing and ceases as another by day and night ." Samyu...
by robertk
Tue May 28, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Who do psychics talk to?
Replies: 11
Views: 398

Re: Who do psychics talk to?

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by robertk
Mon May 27, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Using Buddha's name commercially
Replies: 9
Views: 342

Re: Using Buddha's name commercially

Who could say no to this meal. A hit among those who live behind the kale and quinoa curtain.
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by robertk
Sun May 26, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Pannobhasa on homosexuality, transsexuality, and pandaka
Replies: 67
Views: 1537

Re: Pannobhasa on homosexuality, transsexuality, and pandaka

[quote=Then she revealed her former identi� and confessed the thought that had caused the sex change. The �iend advised the millionaire to ask the elder for forgiveness. As Mahākassapa was living nearby, she invited him for alms and asked for forgiveness. As soon as Mahākassapa forgave her, she cha...
by robertk
Sun May 26, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Pannobhasa on homosexuality, transsexuality, and pandaka
Replies: 67
Views: 1537

Re: Pannobhasa on homosexuality, transsexuality, and pandaka

Wasn’t there also a monk who was infatuated with the Buddha’s looks within the suttas? Sounds pretty gay or bi to me. the article starts with the story of Soreyya, a gay man who craved a monk And he later became an arahat. This is from which sutta? It is from Dhammapada commentary. https://www.goog...
by robertk
Sun May 26, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Pannobhasa on homosexuality, transsexuality, and pandaka
Replies: 67
Views: 1537

Re: Pannobhasa on homosexuality, transsexuality, and pandaka

Ceisiwr wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 9:25 am
Wasn’t there also a monk who was infatuated with the Buddha’s looks within the suttas? Sounds pretty gay or bi to me.
the article starts with the story of Soreyya, a gay man who craved a monk
And he later became an arahat.
by robertk
Sun May 26, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: MN 117: Is there an "eightfold path" with effluents ???
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: MN 117: Is there an "eightfold path" with effluents ???

From Ven. Dhammanando : https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=1566 Do clasical theravadan teachings hold that rebirth is an importan teaching within the texts? or do they hold that it happends but is not important to the aim of the path (Arahatship)? It is held to be an indispensible doctrine...
by robertk
Sat May 25, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: I heard that the Buddha said not to worship images of himself, if so, where is that recorded?
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: I heard that the Buddha said not to worship images of himself, if so, where is that recorded?

this pdf has some iseful background. In the early centuries there were only stupas ( with relics)and the bodhi tree to venerate https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.urbandharma.org/pdf1/01Shrines.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwiYxdPFqrfiAhW8TxUIHarBDN8QFjAKegQIARAB&usg=AOvVaw3RfDbn-Uoqtp...
by robertk
Sat May 25, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha give a raw deal to Susima?
Replies: 14
Views: 429

Re: Did Buddha give a raw deal to Susima?

the Sāratthapakāsinī (Commentary to Susima sutta) : Friend, we are liberated by wisdom” points out that “Friend! We are dry insight practitioners without jhāna, we are liberated by wisdom alone. Spk II 126,34–127,2: Paññāvimuttā kho mayaṃ, āvuso ti, āvuso, mayaṃ nijjhānakā sukkha-vipassakā paññā-mat...
by robertk
Wed May 22, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Coping with growing old
Replies: 33
Views: 758

Re: Coping with growing old

No_Mind wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 8:18 am
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For old times sake .. (maybe mods would frown)



P.S - As I grow older YouTube, it seems is becoming my best friend.

:namaste:
Here is a song for when you are Really old.

by robertk
Wed May 22, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The path of the dry-insight worker --- sukkhavipassaka
Replies: 13
Views: 571

Re: The path of the dry-insight worker --- sukkhavipassaka

There is the well known sutta about Susima - who was a sukkhavipassaka arahat , which doesn't need to be repeated here. Another is Cakkhupala Thera 1.95: https://tipitaka.fandom.com/wiki/Thera_1.95:_Cakkhupala Adapted from the Archaic Translation by Mrs. C.A.F. Rhys Davids. Commentary (Atthakatha) B...