Search found 2524 matches

by robertk
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can a sotāpanna committ suicide?
Replies: 90
Views: 1246

Re: Can a sotāpanna committ suicide?

voluntary starvation She couldn't eat due to her depression. She wasn't trying to starve to death. It's interesting that she was a sakadagami and had depression. A modern trend found in some Buddhists is the "arahantification of sotapannas" believing sotapannas are almost on a par with arahants and...
by robertk
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can a sotāpanna committ suicide?
Replies: 90
Views: 1246

Re: Can a sotāpanna committ suicide?

... Anyway i would like to hear some actual argumentation for these wild commentarial theories that are firmly clung to by so many. Many Theravadin traditions reject commentary, some even reject the Abhidhamma, if all Theravadin litterature is to be held to be true then the Waharaka Cult is also Th...
by robertk
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can a sotāpanna committ suicide?
Replies: 90
Views: 1246

Re: Can a sotāpanna committ suicide?

voluntary starvation
She couldn't eat due to her depression. She wasn't trying to starve to death.
by robertk
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Gandhabba
Replies: 37
Views: 1404

Re: The Gandhabba

Samyutta 44:9 "When, Vaccha, a being has laid down this body but has not yet been reborn in another body, I declare that it is fuelled by craving. For on that occasion craving is its fuel." B.Bodhi: "Spk contends that at the death moment itself the being is said to be 'not yet reborn' because the re...
by robertk
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Gandhabba
Replies: 37
Views: 1404

Re: The Gandhabba

It's wrong to say that the word had been used to mean nothing. But I'll agree with your above statement with a little bit of explanation to prevent misunderstanding. The word is not used to mean a being that travels from one place to another during the rebirth. Also, the word is not used to mean a ...
by robertk
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahant and Vibhava Tanha
Replies: 13
Views: 129

Re: Arahant and Vibhava Tanha

654. I do not long for death; I do not long for life but I await my time, as a servant his wages. 655. I do not long for death; I do not long for life; but I await my time, attentive and mindful. Revata, Thag Does Channa waited for his time ? Volovsky has already cited the Commentary on another thr...
by robertk
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: About paññatti 'concept'
Replies: 18
Views: 609

Re: About paññatti 'concept'

Khandhas, āyatanas, dhātus are not ultimate reality, according to the SN/SA suttas. They are rittaka 'without reality' and su~n~naka 'just empty' (e.g. SN 22.95, SN 35.197. Cf. Choong MK, The F. rittaka means void- it is void of anything lasting, void of self . khandhas , ayantanas and dhatus are r...
by robertk
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: I give up
Replies: 42
Views: 604

Re: I give up

It's okay, just do Life meditation . And then you could go back to more formal sitting practice when you are ready. Life meditation seems to be the most natural form of meditation to me. When i look at different threads on the forum (including this one) i notice that disagreements is surprisingly w...
by robertk
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can a sotāpanna committ suicide?
Replies: 90
Views: 1246

Re: Can a sotāpanna committ suicide?

In the case of Godhika ( see commentary by bikkhu bodhi)he attained arahant as a jiivitasamasiisii, one who attains the goal and the end of life at same time. ( same as with channa and vakkali I think). so apparently he slit his throat, felt aversion to the pain or fear, and used those objects to de...
by robertk
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can a sotāpanna committ suicide?
Replies: 90
Views: 1246

Re: Can a sotāpanna committ suicide?

rightviewftw wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:34 am
and putthujhanas attain arahantship by killing themselves
well yes, Godhika, vakkali and Channa were all putthujana and became arahat during the act of suicide.
by robertk
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can a sotāpanna committ suicide?
Replies: 90
Views: 1246

Re: Can a sotāpanna committ suicide?

No arahat committed suicide in Theravada.
by robertk
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Vinaya Comparison of Monastery Allowances
Replies: 23
Views: 1821

Re: Vinaya Comparison of Monastery Allowances

Interesting article.
by robertk
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Understanding Vinnana and Namarupa is the key to Nibbana?
Replies: 35
Views: 694

Re: Understanding Vinnana and Namarupa is the key to Nibbana?

Understanding Vinnana and Namarupa is the key to Nibbana? After much contemplation, I came up with the above idea. I The way I understand living Arahants do not have the Vinnana but they still have the Namarupa. When the Arahant attains Parinibbana the Namarupa come to an end. Now I invite the foru...
by robertk
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What exactly is the "lifespan" of a deva?
Replies: 17
Views: 588

Re: What exactly is the "lifespan" of a deva?

DooDoot wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:28 am

If a deva does not have a physical body, how does a deva age and how does a deva have a "lifespan"? I

:)
All devas have physical bodies. It is only the beings in the arupabrahma world thst are sans rupa( and thus no body) . They exist due to the force of kamma.
by robertk
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?
Replies: 36
Views: 1518

Re: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?

From another post: 3- Sometimes i feel that Buddhists are not so different from other human beings except the terminology they use. Maybe the wishful thinking i have that Buddhism is radically different can be a cause of disappointment. https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?p=487365#p487365 I can b...