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by Lucas Oliveira
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Heavenly Pleasure
Replies: 13
Views: 610

Re: Heavenly Pleasure

Verse 200. Happily They Live - Undefiled We for whom there’s nought live indeed so happily, joy-stained we’ll be like resplendent gods. http://www.buddhanet.net/dhammapada/images/IDP200@50dpiRGB.jpg Explanation: Happily we live, who have no property to worry about. Feeding on joy we live like deitie...
by Lucas Oliveira
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Validating Mount Meru
Replies: 9
Views: 346

Re: Validating Mount Meru

Buddhist view In Buddhism Main articles: Buddhist cosmology and Mount Meru (Buddhism) According to Buddhist cosmology, Mount Meru (or Sumeru) is at the centre of the world[16] and Jambūdvīpa is south of it. It is 80,000 yojanas wide and 80,000 yojanas high according to the Abhidharmakośabhāṣyam[17][...
by Lucas Oliveira
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Is the Sutta Nipata the oldest and therefore the only truly reliable text in the canon?
Replies: 24
Views: 1851

Re: Is the Sutta Nipata the oldest and therefore the only truly reliable text in the canon?

Ceisiwr wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:41 pm
If we accept that parts of it are the oldest that doesn’t mean the rest are unreliable.
:goodpost:

:namaste:
by Lucas Oliveira
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Viññāṇa
Replies: 19
Views: 635

Re: Viññāṇa

See in self concept of Hindus and Buddhist. Hindus actually believe in 2 self, self of individual and self of god or self of high energy and they want to merge the two. Buddhist don’t have “I” because they root out ignorance. Non-Buddhist when study Buddhism comes to regard “I” during initial train...
by Lucas Oliveira
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Viññāṇa
Replies: 19
Views: 635

Re: Viññāṇa

Words themselves have no implicit meaning. For example, the word 'self' has a different meaning in Buddhism, Hinduism, English, etc. Similarly, the word 'vinnana' the Buddha used as one of three conditions for the arising of sense contact. The older & newer meanings are not really relevant to Buddh...
by Lucas Oliveira
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Viññāṇa
Replies: 19
Views: 635

Re: Viññāṇa

That is to say: When there is no more maintenance of consciousness (SN 12.11 - SN 12.39) SN 12.11 appears about the maintenance of "beings" ("sattanam") rather than the maintenance of "consciousness", "A being" ("satta") is a self-view, per SN 23.2 & SN 5.10. When there is no descent of consciousne...
by Lucas Oliveira
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Viññāṇa
Replies: 19
Views: 635

Re: Viññāṇa

Citta—The Mind’s Essential Knowing Nature. The following comments about the nature of the citta have been excerpted from several discourses given by Ãcariya Mahã Boowa. OF FOREMOST IMPORTANCE IS THE CITTA, the mind’s essential knowing nature. It consists of pure and simple awareness: the citta simp...
by Lucas Oliveira
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Motivation to Reach Nibbana
Replies: 154
Views: 2538

Re: Motivation to Reach Nibbana

The Buddha taught that the unenlightened life is suffering; but that there is a way out of suffering. To those who have attained to high levels of insight there is little to no suffering. https://dhammawiki.com/index.php/Buddha Nibbana (Pali), nirvana (Sanskrit), is the highest spiritual state and ...
by Lucas Oliveira
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Uposatha Observance Club
Replies: 312
Views: 106057

Re: Uposatha Observance Club

February - 2020 Full Moon - 8, Sat Magha Puja Māgha Pūjā is the second most important Buddhist festival,[1] celebrated on the full moon day of the third lunar month[2] in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Sri Lanka and on the full moon day of Tabaung in Myanmar. It celebrates a gathering that was held betw...
by Lucas Oliveira
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Funeral of Luang Por Baen
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: Funeral of Luang Por Baen

:candle:

:anjali:
by Lucas Oliveira
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastery may be destroyed by fire in the next few days
Replies: 67
Views: 3493

Re: Monastery may be destroyed by fire in the next few days

Update on Fires in Bundanoon and Santi Posted: 17/1/20 We’re feeling very grateful for some most welcome rain across Eastern Australia in the last 2 days! Bundanoon area hasn’t had a lot yet (maybe between 10-15mls), but its a start… Misty and cooler temps all help to dampen the fires as well. http...
by Lucas Oliveira
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Quotable Thanissaro
Replies: 1548
Views: 200616

Re: The Quotable Thanissaro

Is a mountain heavy? It may be heavy in and of itself, but as long as we don't try to lift it up, it won't be heavy for us. This is a metaphor that one of my teachers, Ajaan Suwat, often used when explaining how to stop suffering from the problems of life. You don't deny their existence — the mount...