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by robertk
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Sujin Boriharnwanaket: quotes
Replies: 16
Views: 1480

Re: Sujin Boriharnwanaket: quotes

From nina van gorkom Dhamma at the Foundation, Dec 1 ’18, No 2. Acharn:If there is not enough foundation knowledge one may take pañña of the level of pariyatti for right awareness, for vipassana. After being told that seeing is nama and visible object is rupa and then practise vipassana, that is imp...
by robertk
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can a sotāpanna committ suicide?
Replies: 103
Views: 2540

Re: Can a sotāpanna committ suicide?

Volovsky wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:46 am

But there are accounts of overestimating one's arahantship (may be also other fruits). If reviewing knowledge appears in each case, how would this be possible?
A sotapanna (for example) would never imagine he was a Anagami, but a putthujana could think he was anything.
by robertk
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: A Trojan horse: Thanissaro bhikkhus response to Bhikkhu Analayo
Replies: 21
Views: 784

Re: A Trojan horse: Thanissaro bhikkhus response to Bhikkhu Analayo

http://www.abhidhamma.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=59

This is a thread with posts from 12 -15 years ago (some by ven Dhammanando) about the issue.
by robertk
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: A Trojan horse: Thanissaro bhikkhus response to Bhikkhu Analayo
Replies: 21
Views: 784

Re: A Trojan horse: Thanissaro bhikkhus response to Bhikkhu Analayo

A new article by thanissaro that is a response to the criticism he's received by bhikkhu Analayo and Brahmali for denying the validity of bhikkhuni ordination. https://www.dhammatalks.org/vinaya/TrojanHorse.html From the above link: Part V contains what I feel are the most serious issues in this ar...
by robertk
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can a sotāpanna committ suicide?
Replies: 103
Views: 2540

Re: Can a sotāpanna committ suicide?

what I would like to know, is if there is some kind of Saul of Tarsus moment when you are blinded by the light of stream entry and you actually know it yourself. I do know the Abhidhammic prescription but it doesn't tell you if you are aware of it. The monk (or layman) may not know exactly how much...
by robertk
Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Sujin Boriharnwanaket: quotes
Replies: 16
Views: 1480

Re: Sujin Boriharnwanaket: quotes

Dhamma talk at Foundation, Nov 24. no 1.translated by nina van gorkom sujin: Just to understand that all realities are dhamma is not enough, it has to be now. Khanda: past, present, future . Khanda is what arises and falls away. The Buddha often spoke about upadana-khandha, khanda of grasping. Q: do...
by robertk
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: alcohol
Replies: 24
Views: 1145

Re: alcohol

justindesilva wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:05 am



Thankfully I never had any liquor all my life. Yesterday (21st) was my 76th birthday. r.
Congratulations on both counts!

:anjali:
by robertk
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: alcohol
Replies: 24
Views: 1145

alcohol

THE FIRST BOOK OF THE MINOR COLLECTION (KHUDDAKANIKÄYA) I undertake the training precept of abstention from any opportunity for negligence due to liquor, wine, and besotting drink. Shrinking, abstinence, from evil, From besotting drink refraining, Diligence in True Ideals: This is a supreme good ome...
by robertk
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can a sotāpanna committ suicide?
Replies: 103
Views: 2540

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: 103
Views: 2540

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: 103
Views: 2540

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: 1997

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: 1997

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: 250

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: 907

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...