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by robertk
Sun May 27, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Heinous kamma?
Replies: 5
Views: 82

Re: Heinous kamma?

I This is not schism but can this be considered grave kamma? It would all depend on what was said and why, the rightness or wrongness of what you said, and the relative "merit" of the monks. in this day and age it is not so easy to find virtuous monks who really understand Dhamma and Vinaya- althou...
by robertk
Sun May 27, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhamma and Abortion
Replies: 64
Views: 1725

Re: Dhamma and Abortion

DooDoot wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 9:41 am
Dhammarakkhito wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 3:55 am
consciousness descends into the womb at conception
Can you refute this monk? I would like to hear a debate between this monk & you. :popcorn:



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by robertk
Sun May 27, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: can discover path by own efforts?
Replies: 17
Views: 130

Re: can discover path by own efforts?

Where is the path if there is no one to walk it? The way I understand there is a person walk the path. When you come to the destination there is no more a person to walk. Because you come to the destination. (person)...... and this person who walks the path, and who floats off or vanishes, after re...
by robertk
Sun May 27, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Heinous kamma?
Replies: 5
Views: 82

Re: Heinous kamma?

you might be one cause for disharmony betwen monks. But only monks can make a schism, not laypeople.
by robertk
Sun May 27, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: can discover path by own efforts?
Replies: 17
Views: 130

Re: Arguments in favor of being able to hear in the first jhana

[ You are saying that when you learn something about your experience it is because of the teacher. I am not sure that this is the case. You learned it and it is factual for you. You did the work. The teacher might have told you to do the work but they didn't make you learn what you learned. My own ...
by robertk
Sun May 27, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: can discover path by own efforts?
Replies: 17
Views: 130

Re: Arguments in favor of being able to hear in the first jhana

Why do we have to quote either? If you see the fact of something, do you need further proof of it through reading about it? This seems odd to me. You seem to hold the Buddha as the ONLY authority. Of course, you are free to do that, but this does not authenticate anything. Your own factual experien...
by robertk
Sun May 27, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: can discover path by own efforts?
Replies: 17
Views: 130

Re: Arguments in favor of being able to hear in the first jhana

. Where is the path if there is no one to walk it? Do you really conceptualize yourself walking a path? There is no doer of a deed, or one who reaps the result. Phenomena alone flow on, no other view than this right." Visuddhimagga XIX19 QUOTE "This is mere mentality-materiality, there is no being,...
by robertk
Sat May 26, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: can discover path by own efforts?
Replies: 17
Views: 130

Re: Arguments in favor of being able to hear in the first jhana

. Where is the path if there is no one to walk it? Do you really conceptualize yourself walking a path? There is no doer of a deed, or one who reaps the result. Phenomena alone flow on, no other view than this right." Visuddhimagga XIX19 QUOTE "This is mere mentality-materiality, there is no being,...
by robertk
Sat May 26, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can I apply Anatta to inanimate objects?
Replies: 9
Views: 125

Re: Can I apply Anatta to inanimate objects?

from mikenz here: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=31973 Notes from Bhikkhu Bodhi's translation:  “Venerable sir, how should one know, how should one see so that, in regard to this body with consciousness and in regard to all external signs, I-making, mine-making, and the underlying tend...
by robertk
Sat May 26, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Should starbucks allow non- customers to use restrooms and seating?
Replies: 33
Views: 382

Re: Should starbucks allow non- customers to use restrooms and seating?

Why is Starbucks being singled out .. is any shop on main street now liable to throw open their restroom to passers by? Is a luxury hotel on main street liable to allow their lobby and restroom to be used by anyone and everyone Starbucks is singled out as they have a firm policy - announced to grea...
by robertk
Sat May 26, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can I apply Anatta to inanimate objects?
Replies: 9
Views: 125

Re: Can I apply Anatta to inanimate objects?

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn22/sn22.059.nymo.html "So, bhikkhus any kind of form [rupa, matter] whatever, whether past, future or presently arisen, whether gross or subtle, whether in oneself or external, whether inferior or superior, whether far or near, must with right understand...
by robertk
Sat May 26, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW
Replies: 138
Views: 1259

Re: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW

. This trend has even been embraced by certain Theravada bhikkhus such as Bhikkhu Bodhi, whose mode of Engaged Buddhism was spoken about previously here . What do we do then about and for the so-called "Engaged Buddhist"? And if we allow the "Engaged Buddhists" (who are typically left-wing in terms...
by robertk
Sat May 26, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1518
Views: 113203

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Brilliant series of posts Luewenhook.
by robertk
Fri May 25, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Should starbucks allow non- customers to use restrooms and seating?
Replies: 33
Views: 382

Re: Should starbucks allow non- customers to use restrooms and seating?

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-22/customers-rage-starbucks-turns-homeless-shelter Starbucks' controversial decision to enable every Tom, Dick, and non-paying Harry to use their restrooms has sparked equal parts criticism and praise, mirroring the nation's increasingly extreme partisan perspe...
by robertk
Fri May 25, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Should starbucks allow non- customers to use restrooms and seating?
Replies: 33
Views: 382

Should starbucks allow non- customers to use restrooms and seating?

Disclosure: I have a starbucks 5 minutes walk away from my apartment.
by robertk
Fri May 25, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Thoughts and Suffering
Replies: 26
Views: 490

Re: Thoughts and Suffering

The other sense doors have only neutral feeling. Really? Why then do I get irritated with the yappy dog barking next door? another aspect: although the feeling that arises at the ear door when sound is contacted ( vedana associated with sota vinnana) is always neutral, it ( the hearing consciousnes...
by robertk
Thu May 24, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Monks in private jets pass test
Replies: 148
Views: 21929

Re: Monks in private jets pass test

Mr Man wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 2:49 pm
Phra Buddha Isara disrobed, detained
A rare piece of good news from Thailand.
by robertk
Wed May 23, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Theravada in Vietnam
Replies: 38
Views: 5481

Re: Theravada in Vietnam

I am flying to Hanoi tonight to meet with Sujin Boriharnwanaket and many others, to discuss Abhidhamma and the development of insight in daily life.Will stay for 3 nights. Discussions in English and Vietnamese.
If anyone wants to join let me know.
by robertk
Tue May 22, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The truth about egg yolks?
Replies: 55
Views: 7633

Re: The truth about egg yolks?

Bangkok Post - The world's window on Thailandtoggle menu https://m.bangkokpost.com/news/world/1470741/an-egg-a-day-may-keep-the-doctor-away-study-claims NEWS NEWS > WORLD An egg a day may keep the doctor away, study claims 22 May 2018 at 19:15 WRITER: AFP FacebookTwitterGoogle+LINE PARIS: For decade...