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by robertk
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Avijja translated as "Insentience"
Replies: 33
Views: 721

Re: Avijja translated as "Insentience"

I think you've hit it on the head! This was described almost to the word by my friend U.G. Krishnamurti talking about his 'calamity' and trying to explain what had happened to him to his friends around him. Bhante used the term 'mindlessness'. All forms of consciousness (always associated with the ...
by robertk
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Avijja translated as "Insentience"
Replies: 33
Views: 721

Re: Avijja translated as "Insentience"

Avijja in paticcasamuppada has nothing to do with knowledge or its absence (ignorance). It is simply the term used to describe the state, where all activities - emotional and perceptual - are absent. Previously Bhante was using the word 'unconsciousness' in order to describe avijja, but most people...
by robertk
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are there any account of Sotapanna was reborn as a human while Buddha alive?
Replies: 7
Views: 119

Re: Are there any account of Sotapanna was reborn as a human while Buddha alive?

SarathW wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:47 am
Thanks. Then why we can’t call them Anagami?
If they were anagami they couldn't be reborn as devas.
by robertk
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1254
Views: 92666

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

After Paris Twenty countries including Britain, Canada and New Zealand have joined an international alliance to phase out coal from power generation before 2030. The Powering Past Coal Alliance was unveiled at the COP23 climate talks in Bonn, German Included Niue :namaste: Kim I think tiny Niue wou...
by robertk
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1254
Views: 92666

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

yes , those articles are quite old. The link I supplied gives the latest figures I believe.
by robertk
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1254
Views: 92666

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

The question is when will alternative energy become cheaper than its more pollutive counterparts. Solar and wind are already the cheapest source of energy in many places and situations already. If you google something like 'power generation cheapest' or something similar I think you may be surprise...
by robertk
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: The arising of the four paths endures for only one mind-moment
Replies: 52
Views: 1227

Re: The arising of the four paths endures for only one mind-moment

Hi,
It is not that the fruition keeps rearising but that once the fruition arises then for every moment after fruition ( until the next path) one is still a sotapanna and so on..
by robertk
Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: The arising of the four paths endures for only one mind-moment
Replies: 52
Views: 1227

Re: The arising of the four paths endures for only one mind-moment

Hello: It would be very interesting to see what abhidhamma followers think about the Suttas posted by Zom, because i still don´t understand how can they justify that view. Regards. Which part needs explaining? Hello Robert: a)Just to be clear: If a person follows abhidhamma, does he agree with the ...
by robertk
Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: The arising of the four paths endures for only one mind-moment
Replies: 52
Views: 1227

Re: The arising of the four paths endures for only one mind-moment

2600htz wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:03 pm
Hello:

It would be very interesting to see what abhidhamma followers think about the Suttas posted by Zom,
because i still don´t understand how can they justify that view.

Regards.
Which part needs explaining?
by robertk
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Joke!!! 2.0
Replies: 70
Views: 1805

Re: Joke!!! 2.0

when you lie about your prior sheepdog experience on your resume.
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by robertk
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: The arising of the four paths endures for only one mind-moment
Replies: 52
Views: 1227

Re: The arising of the four paths endures for only one mind-moment

In the Atthasalini - The expositor PTS (translator : maung tin). P58. Triplets in the Matika " The Discourse on LOKUTTARA (transcendental). "He cultivates the Jhana means that he evolves, produces the ecstatic jhana of one momentary flash of consciousness. because it goes forth from the world, from ...
by robertk
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Joke!!! 2.0
Replies: 70
Views: 1805

Re: Joke!!! 2.0

Awesome :tongue:
by robertk
Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Animals Reborn In Heaven?
Replies: 15
Views: 284

Re: Animals Reborn In Heaven?

Mostly in the Jataka and dhammapda commentaries.
For example Kanthka, the Bodhisatta's horse, who was reborn in tavitimsa immediately upon his death.
by robertk
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The crux of Buddhist practice - where and how do we cut the chain of Dependent Origination?
Replies: 34
Views: 810

Re: The crux of Buddhist practice - where and how do we cut the chain of Dependent Origination?

Saengnapha wrote: ↑Huike said to Bodhidharma, “My mind is anxious. Please pacify it.” Bodhidharma replied, “Bring me your mind, and I will pacify it.” Huike said, “Although I’ve sought it, I cannot find it.” “There,” Bodhidharma replied, “I have pacified your mind.” Reminiscent of the saying: "The ...
by robertk
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: DhammicView of Kamma: Categorizing the Kamma
Replies: 4
Views: 612

Re: DhammicView of Kamma: Categorizing the Kamma

Visuddhimagga CHAPTER XIX Purification by Overcoming Doubt15.note3 Vism-mhþ “Herein, the weighty ripens first of all and that is why it is so called. When weighty kamma is lacking, what has been much done ripens. When that is lacking, death-threshold kamma ripens. When that too is lacking, then kamm...
by robertk
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Delhi's air pollution hazardous on Diwali
Replies: 8
Views: 250

Re: Delhi's air pollution hazardous on Diwali

Was mich nicht umbringt macht mich stärker.
Nietzsche “What does not kill him makes him stronger.”

I was in Delhi a few years back- it's way easier on the lungs than say Los Angeles in the early 1980s.
by robertk
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Muhammad - Worthy of respect?
Replies: 154
Views: 2964

Re: Muhammad - Worthy of respect?

:anjali:
good post!
by robertk
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist
Replies: 44
Views: 782

Re: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist

Saengnapha wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:37 pm
robertk wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:23 am
it would be interesting to.hear more about U.G....
Not sure what you would like to know. Is there something in particular?
Anything at all. Maybe an interesting anecdote..
by robertk
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist
Replies: 44
Views: 782

Re: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist

it would be interesting to.hear more about U.G....
by robertk
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahants, Aversion and Suicide
Replies: 14
Views: 314

Re: Arahants, Aversion and Suicide

It should be noted that, of course, neither Godhika, Vakkali or channa were arahats at the time of attempting suicide, they attained after.