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by Lucas Oliveira
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Disrobing defeat or progress?
Replies: 26
Views: 784

Re: Disrobing defeat or progress?

Then Ratthapala, not long after the brahmans & householders of Thullakotthita had left, approached the Blessed One and, on arrival, said to him, "As I understand the Dhamma taught by the Blessed One, it's not easy, living at home, to practice the holy life totally perfect, totally pure, a polished ...
by Lucas Oliveira
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Merry Christmas to you and yours
Replies: 14
Views: 640

Re: Merry Christmas to you and yours

Feliz Natal Dhamma Wheel!

The Buddhamas Carol, Ode to the Vipassana Yogi
http://bhanterahula.blogspot.com/2016/1 ... ssana.html





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by Lucas Oliveira
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Uposatha Observance Club
Replies: 259
Views: 73004

Re: Uposatha Observance Club

December 22

Last Full Moon of the Year 2018


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by Lucas Oliveira
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the Tathagata exist after death?
Replies: 18
Views: 446

Re: Does the Tathagata exist after death?

Verse 21. Freedom Is Difficult Heedfulness is the Deathless path, heedlessness, the path to death. Those who are heedful do not die, heedless are like the dead. Explanation: The path to the Deathless is the perpetual awareness of experience. The deathless does not imply a physical state where the b...
by Lucas Oliveira
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Uposatha
Replies: 36
Views: 1860

Re: Uposatha

Many scientific works claiming that the Moon affects in some way the human being and others stating that it does not

We are blessed because we have the Buddha as Example.

Practicing ...

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by Lucas Oliveira
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Uposatha
Replies: 36
Views: 1860

Re: Uposatha

I think the motive of observing the phases of the Moon in the Buddhist tradition is something very serious. in this topic have been presented many scientific works that prove that the phases of the Moon greatly influence the body and mind of human beings. if we want to improve our practice of Thera...
by Lucas Oliveira
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Uposatha
Replies: 36
Views: 1860

Re: Uposatha

Bhaddekaratta Sutta: An Auspicious Day The title of this discourse has sparked some controversy, centered on the word "ratta." Modern translators in Asian vernaculars are unanimous in rendering it as "night," a reading seconded by Sanskrit and Tibetan versions of the discourse. Translators working ...
by Lucas Oliveira
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the Tathagata exist after death?
Replies: 18
Views: 446

Re: Does the Tathagata exist after death?

The Buddha has transcended existence!

The Buddha has been freed from existence and suffering.

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by Lucas Oliveira
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Uposatha
Replies: 36
Views: 1860

Re: Uposatha

Personally I experience noticeable mental energy on the full moon day and a decrease around the new moon: same with me on the full moon. I also feel it on the full moon. :anjali: Lunacy and the Full Moon Does a full moon really trigger strange behavior? https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/lu...
by Lucas Oliveira
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Uposatha
Replies: 36
Views: 1860

Re: Uposatha

Bhaddekaratta Sutta: An Auspicious Day The title of this discourse has sparked some controversy, centered on the word "ratta." Modern translators in Asian vernaculars are unanimous in rendering it as "night," a reading seconded by Sanskrit and Tibetan versions of the discourse. Translators working ...
by Lucas Oliveira
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Uposatha
Replies: 36
Views: 1860

Re: Uposatha

Does the moon have any effect on sea water?

Is our body 70% water?

if the moon has influence over water ... does it have any influence on anything more subtle like thoughts and emotions?

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by Lucas Oliveira
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Uposatha Observance Club
Replies: 259
Views: 73004

Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Full Moon

November 23


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by Lucas Oliveira
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Rapture and Pleasure (Piti Sukha) Experienced in Nibbana? It Seems So!
Replies: 121
Views: 4440

Re: Are Rapture and Pleasure (Piti Sukha) Experienced in Nibbana? It Seems So!

Furthermore if you really don't like the translation; "Consciousness without a feature" one can use "Consciousness non-manifesting" which is probably better but i am not sure which translation is word-perfect. However either way the expression of the verse still has the same referent because how yo...