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by robertk
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does a Buddha Suffer after Enlightenment
Replies: 28
Views: 320

Re: Does a Buddha Suffer after Enlightenment

Even now there is no James or Robert in the deepest sense. And also there was no Buddha as some sort of existant being. There are, and were, however, the five khandhas, namarupa, arising and passing away. This is basic Dhamma, but get it right and other aspects will be clear. Thanks Robert. There a...
by robertk
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Abhidhamma teachings in the Suttas
Replies: 8
Views: 1221

Re: Abhidhamma teachings in the Suttas

Sroberto wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:56 pm
Unbelievable.
So this monk thinks there is no tipitaka, just a dvipitaka.
And he takes pride in being heretical.
Wow.
by robertk
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does a Buddha Suffer after Enlightenment
Replies: 28
Views: 320

Re: Does a Buddha Suffer after Enlightenment

Greetings suffering . However , we can't refer the Buddha as the body and mind ?! Can we ? If we refer Buddha as his body(and mind) that is false ! If we don't refer Buddha as the body (and mind) , how are you going to determine what or which is in the suffering or not ?! Shall we define what or wh...
by robertk
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cautious about practicing consistent vipassana with mental health issues?
Replies: 18
Views: 305

Re: Cautious about practicing consistent vipassana with mental health issues?

[quote=robertk post_id=478544 time=1529789450 user_i a few issues I have with the various technique Hi RobertK. It's Andrew Levin from Long Island.. I post once in a while on dhammastudygroup and I believe we have talked over the years... Please forgive me (again) for not following up in posting to...
by robertk
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cautious about practicing consistent vipassana with mental health issues?
Replies: 18
Views: 305

Re: Cautious about practicing consistent vipassana with mental health issues?

a few issues I have with the various technique schools. They often lead to people having intense experiences which they identify as some stage of vipassana or even higher. Imgram is an obvious example, but even lesser levels of delusion are not good. Then some people have experiences which are very ...
by robertk
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Kiri Amma Dana - Sri Lanka
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: Kiri Amma Dana - Sri Lanka

That is lovely..kind of..?
or strange ritual, not sure which.
by robertk
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?
Replies: 118
Views: 1222

Re: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?

I deliberately said I don't care about scient ists as opposed to science itself I'm afraid I don't understand your antipathy towards scientists. Mostly they are just people doing a job. I'm not antipathetic towards scientists, I am apathetic & distrusting. From Scott Adams Claim that you heard of a...
by robertk
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Guilt and Shame
Replies: 24
Views: 1286

Re: Guilt and Shame

Pseudobabble wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:42 am
robertk wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:35 am


Some fart freely, some try to hide and silence it. Which one is correct?
Well, I'll leave that question up to the philosophers.
Its like a Zen koan.
:twothumbsup:
by robertk
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Guilt and Shame
Replies: 24
Views: 1286

Re: Guilt and Shame



It is like a fart. Some fart freely, some try to hide and silence it. Which one is correct
Well, I'll leave that question up to the philosophers.
by robertk
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?
Replies: 64
Views: 881

Re: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?

I like the viriya of the dedicated group: so we can be appreciative of that.

:anjali:
by robertk
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Linguistics Reason: Ananda Memorized Sutta For The Other, But Sariputta Memorized Abhidhamma That Buddha Directly Taught
Replies: 23
Views: 1312

Re: Linguistics Reason: Ananda Memorized Sutta For The Other, But Sariputta Memorized Abhidhamma That Buddha Directly Ta

salayatananirodha wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:42 am
Why was abhidhamma not recited at the first council then? :thinking:
it was indeed recited at the first council.
by robertk
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Evolution, Big Bang
Replies: 41
Views: 414

Re: Evolution, Big Bang

Re Omniscience from scott http://groups.yahoo....p/message/72473 Tika to Visuddhimagga, VII,note 7. "'Is not unobstructed knowledge (anaavara.na-~naana) different from omniscient knowledge (sabba~n~na-~naana)? Otherwise the words, 'Six kinds of knowledge unshared [by disciples]' (Ps.i.3) would be co...
by robertk
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Evolution, Big Bang
Replies: 41
Views: 414

Re: Evolution, Big Bang

This is an old reply to an academic Dear Dighanaka, I reply to your post about why you think we should look to academics, rather than the Theravada tradition, to find the truth about aspects of what the Buddha taught. Dighanaka QUOTE I should prefer to limit it to modern academic scholars with exper...
by robertk
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: insight requires access concentration?
Replies: 4
Views: 292

insight requires access concentration?

As several of us have said "dry" is somewhat confusing characterisation of such practices, since insight requires, according to the commentaries, to develop the jhana factors to access-concentration level. And that is what such practices aim for. That would imply that it is partly a samatha practic...