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by SDC
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Memorization and the Oral Tradition
Replies: 234
Views: 6062

Re: Memorization and the Oral Tradition

Do mind if I ask what you would be proving that one very famous monk from the Burmese tradition was unable to recite the entire Canon? I guarantee no one cares. Pascal cares. Finding that monks cannot recite the whole Canon would justify doubting that the Buddhist textual tradition is the accurate ...
by SDC
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Memorization and the Oral Tradition
Replies: 234
Views: 6062

Re: Memorization and the Oral Tradition

Don't stand on a premier layer of you argument as if showing MS was unable to recite the Canon doesn't prove there is an issue, as far as your criteria is concerned. I really can not understand much of what you have written here. Can I please ask you if English is your first language? You are adora...
by SDC
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Semen retentive sex and Buddhist practice
Replies: 102
Views: 41243

Re: Semen retentive sex and Buddhist practice

Theravada Buddhists are just as compassionate and caring as Mahayana Buddhists, it's not like Buddha's roots weren't based in altruism. But I fully understand what you mean, and it's okay. There are no ways people can be Buddhists without doing immense good for others, good is rooted in every Buddh...
by SDC
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Semen retentive sex and Buddhist practice
Replies: 102
Views: 41243

Re: Semen retentive sex and Buddhist practice

I am trying to look into it. Please do. There are thousands of suttas and many different themes all directed towards freedom from suffering. Your position so far would call many consistencies into question. Thank you. I suffer quite a lot in my life and it isn't always for me the primary goal to ge...
by SDC
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Semen retentive sex and Buddhist practice
Replies: 102
Views: 41243

Re: Semen retentive sex and Buddhist practice

Mahabrahma wrote: Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:47 am I am trying to look into it.
Please do. There are thousands of suttas and many different themes all directed towards freedom from suffering. Your position so far would call many consistencies into question.
by SDC
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Memorization and the Oral Tradition
Replies: 234
Views: 6062

Re: Memorization and the Oral Tradition

Do mind if I ask what you would be proving that one very famous monk from the Burmese tradition was unable to recite the entire Canon? I guarantee no one cares. You can not prove a negative . And if "no one cares", why even bother ask? Don't stand on a premier layer of you argument as if showing MS...
by SDC
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Semen retentive sex and Buddhist practice
Replies: 102
Views: 41243

Re: Semen retentive sex and Buddhist practice

The part of the text I am referring to is something the Sangha has been suffering with for a long time, but it isn't the Sangha's fault, not the original Vinaya's, someone has altered the text. I think you should explore the suttas more. The coals/snake analogy is tame compared to some other themes...
by SDC
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Memorization and the Oral Tradition
Replies: 234
Views: 6062

Re: Memorization and the Oral Tradition

There seems to be another issue with the alleged feat by Ven. Sayadaw. In most Buddhist web sites the feat is written as having taken placed in May 1954. However, in the GWR book the feat took place in May, 1974. On my website too , I have the correct date of 1954. The Chaṭṭhasaṅgāyana was held fro...
by SDC
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Semen retentive sex and Buddhist practice
Replies: 102
Views: 41243

Re: Semen retentive sex and Buddhist practice

Yes of course take my word for it, we as the Sangha have authority too. If we relied on only literal texts for all the rules and proper teachings and not eachother we would quickly get corrupted by people who change the literal texts without Buddhist authority. You're aware the entire Theravadin mo...
by SDC
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Semen retentive sex and Buddhist practice
Replies: 102
Views: 41243

Re: Semen retentive sex and Buddhist practice

It's a clear fabrication and an obvious seriously abusive analogy. He never said it. Use your good sense and remember the actual good words of the Buddha, because not everything people write down is authentic. In this case it is something used to disparage Him. Ok, well I'm just making you aware th...
by SDC
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Semen retentive sex and Buddhist practice
Replies: 102
Views: 41243

Re: Semen retentive sex and Buddhist practice

One disciple of the Buddha who broke the monastic rule against sex is told he would be better off if he stuck his penis in burning coals or in the mouth of a poisonous snake than in a woman. Do you know the Buddha at all? This is the kind of nonsense lies spread about "what the Buddha said" in orde...
by SDC
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Complete translations of Terigatha and Teragatha?
Replies: 16
Views: 1942

Re: Complete translations of Terigatha and Teragatha?

Unfortunately, the Wisdom/PTS versions for the four Nikayas and the Sutta Nipata (by Walsh, Nanamoli, Bodhi) with the older-school terminology, and footnotes, are not all free, though quite a few of Bhikkhu Bodhi's translation of key suttas are freely available, and are on Sutta Central. :heart: Mi...
by SDC
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ekaggatā only in 2nd jhana onwards in Pali Canon?
Replies: 19
Views: 278

Re: Ekaggatā only in 2nd jhana onwards in Pali Canon?

I think it is more likely that it is the cessation of "thinking and pondering" in the second jhāna that has caused the writer to assume there was none prior to that point. The cessation (settling) of "thinking and pondering" ("approaching & exploring") appears to be what "ekodibhāva" refers to. In ...
by SDC
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ekaggatā only in 2nd jhana onwards in Pali Canon?
Replies: 19
Views: 278

Re: Ekaggatā only in 2nd jhana onwards in Pali Canon?

With the stilling of applied and sustained though, I entered upon and abided in the second jhāna, which has self-confidence and singleness of mind ( ekodibhāva ) without applied and sustained thought, with rapture and pleasure born of concentration. So yeah, they seemed to have honed in on the sing...
by SDC
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ekaggatā only in 2nd jhana onwards in Pali Canon?
Replies: 19
Views: 278

Re: Ekaggatā only in 2nd jhana onwards in Pali Canon?

In my opinion, this simile from the suttas is the best description of one-pointed: Bhikkhus, whatever a bhikkhu frequently thinks and ponders upon, that will become the inclination of his mind. If he frequently thinks and ponders upon thoughts of renunciation, he has abandoned the thought of sensual...