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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: 832

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...
by robertk
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: The right to cause offense
Replies: 26
Views: 526

Re: The right to cause offense

Here is another extract from the article by ven. Pesala: One should criticise regarding known facts, and not repeat what is only hearsay. One should blame unwholesome states with one’s intention clearly set on benefit, not on disparaging others. Satire can also do this if it is well written such as ...
by robertk
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.
Replies: 163
Views: 4379

Re: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.

this is the pali.
no " angry mob" or indication that he was the intended victim.
Tena kho pana samayena aññenapi leḍḍu khitto āyasmato aṅgulimālassa kāye nipatati, aññenapi daṇḍo khitto āyasmato aṅgulimālassa kāye nipatati, aññenapi sakkharā khittā āyasmato aṅgulimālassa kāye nipatati
by robertk
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Books by Bhikkhu Pesala
Replies: 52
Views: 13226

Re: Books by Bhikkhu Pesala

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:10 pm
The War on Error was updated on 9/11/18 with a new section on The Right to Cause Offence

Perhaps someone could start a thread discussing the value of patience?
Thank you Venerable.

I opened a new topic here:
viewtopic.php?f=37&t=32876&p=488657#p488657
by robertk
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: The right to cause offense
Replies: 26
Views: 526

The right to cause offense

this is an extract from an article by Bhikkhu Pesala. Link to full article here https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=14926&start=45 and here www.aimwell.org/error.html#TheRighttoCauseOffence The Right to Cause Offence There has been much debate in the media recently about free speech and the...
by robertk
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.
Replies: 163
Views: 4379

Re: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.

3-? : The Buddha fearlessly confronted the robber and helped him to see the error of his ways. Then, in the face of tremendous opposition from the population, he allowed Angulimala to join the Sangha, and in due time he became an awakened Arahant. The karma of his previous deeds still followed him,...
by robertk
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.
Replies: 163
Views: 4379

Re: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.

more from Dhammapada Commentary (edited by Bhikkhu Pesala) Nobody Can Escape the Effects of Kamma 12. Na antalikkhe na samuddamajjhe, na pabbatānaṃ vivaraṃ pavissa Na vijjatī1 so jagatippadeso, yatthaṭṭhito mucceyya pāpakammā.127 12. Not in the s�, nor in mid-ocean, nor in a mountain cave, is found ...
by robertk
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.
Replies: 163
Views: 4379

Re: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.

so do other ppl who disagree with him. I didn't notice you posting any suttas quotes to support your ideas about kamma. Sure, you might quote MN 135 but we have discussed this together before. MN 135 (one sutta to baby brahma boy) does not refute the many lofty supramundane suttas supporting BS's p...
by robertk
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.
Replies: 163
Views: 4379

Re: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.

The vast majority of unenlightened beings act based on ill will, greed and delusion. If Kamma explains anything apart from the being's inner state (which affects his life's circumstances and others in the long run) then you would find the vast majority of humans either deformed or dead at a very yo...
by robertk
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.
Replies: 163
Views: 4379

Re: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.

Im just listening to a few talks by Bhante Sujato. It doesn't take long until you encounter his view of karma. Where is he getting these ideas from? It seems like he really believes his view point but then I think maybe his belief is some what fabricated to try and push his "early buddhism ideology...
by robertk
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What are you always getting ready for ?
Replies: 17
Views: 399

Re: What are you always getting ready for ?

]For what are you always getting ready eating and drinking and adorning yourself? Where are you going to take this body? Be diligent at all times in doing merits. Isn't that what takes you beyond the ocean of existence?[/size] (Lo-wáda Sangarava' - A poem of the 15th century by Venerable Vidagama M...
by robertk
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc
Replies: 46
Views: 1708

Re: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc

here is an account by a monk in the Mahasi group, who also seems to regard the attaining of jhana as difficult.Although I have a few issues with the article, on the point we are discussing it might be useful. https://www.budsas.org/ebud/ebmed020.htm There are two approaches in the practice of medita...
by robertk
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc
Replies: 46
Views: 1708

Re: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc

because if we look to the case of arhants, the jhana-arhants are the first to disappear while bare-insight arhants are the later ones. Then it shows how the qualities needed for jhana and pañña cultivation are lost in an inverse order of what happens with the rest of noble ones what do you mean in ...
by robertk
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc
Replies: 46
Views: 1708

Re: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc

Again in the Netti (746)it says that the Buddha teaches insight [alone] to one who is guidable (neyya) and teaches in detail to neyya. At this time (acording to the texts) there are only padaparama and neyya. Padaparama cannot attain in this life, although they can in future lives.. We - so the The...
by robertk
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc
Replies: 46
Views: 1708

Re: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc

My explanation for antaradhānakathā : After paṭisambhidā-arahanta finished at 1000 BE, then chalabhiñña-arahanta finished, then tevijja-arahanta, then sukkhavipassaka-arahanta at 2000 BE. Then it is the same cycle: paṭisambhidā-anāgāmi finished, then chalabhiñña-anāgāmi finished, then tevijja-anāgā...