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by lostitude
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can one be reborn into several beings at the same time?
Replies: 36
Views: 917

Re: Can one be reborn into several beings at the same time?

Volo wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:22 pm
chownah wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:17 pm
Maybe someone can be reincarnated as a man and a woman and they marry and have children....would this be like incest?
chownah
No, masturbation.
Exactly, you can't have incest with yourself. I guess my question got the responses it deserved :P
by lostitude
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can one be reborn into several beings at the same time?
Replies: 36
Views: 917

Re: Can one be reborn into several beings at the same time?

I was asking, because on a few occasions I have noticed some remarkable traits in one given person that I have found in another, completely unrelated one, from another country/continent, which makes them look like they belong to the same "group", dare I say "entity", but maybe it's just me being sl...
by lostitude
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Levitation during meditation
Replies: 28
Views: 1343

Re: Levitation during meditation

In a scientific sense, it could be the mind's ability to change the density of the body. I read about such explanation in modern psychic ability (ESP) That does not sound scientific at all though. That is what I read on some reports on modern cases. And it seems to be a plausible scientific explana...
by lostitude
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Levitation during meditation
Replies: 28
Views: 1343

Re: Levitation during meditation

form wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:00 am
In a scientific sense, it could be the mind's ability to change the density of the body. I read about such explanation in modern psychic ability (ESP)
That does not sound scientific at all though.
by lostitude
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can one be reborn into several beings at the same time?
Replies: 36
Views: 917

Re: Can one be reborn into several beings at the same time?

cappuccino wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:56 pm
find several beings who are one if you can

I think you cannot, it's nonsense
It is not about being one, it's about having something in common in the way they are.
by lostitude
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can one be reborn into several beings at the same time?
Replies: 36
Views: 917

Re: Can one be reborn into several beings at the same time?

Thanks everyone. Some say yes, others say no, so I guess this means maybe. I was asking, because on a few occasions I have noticed some remarkable traits in one given person that I have found in another, completely unrelated one, from another country/continent, which makes them look like they belong...
by lostitude
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can one be reborn into several beings at the same time?
Replies: 36
Views: 917

Can one be reborn into several beings at the same time?

Hello,

I've been wondering this for a while. In theravada theory, is there a strict one-to-one match from life to life, or can one die and then give rise to many?

Thanks.
by lostitude
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Re-birth stories within Buddhas time.
Replies: 19
Views: 563

Re: Re-birth stories within Buddhas time.

There are even examples of being born as a human for 500 consecutive lives: Then the Blessed One, having directed attention to Ven. Pilindavaccha's previous lives, said to the monks, "Don't take offense at the monk Vaccha. It's not out of inner hatred that he goes around addressing the monks as if ...
by lostitude
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What depend it on how good i suceed to follow the eightfold path?
Replies: 33
Views: 1091

Re: What depend it on how good i suceed to follow the eightfold path?

I don't really see how the suttas can help me here. Well that's rather unfortunate. Nonetheless... I actually just read MN 117 as advised, and I'm none the wiser. It still looks like a beginningless cycle, with right view supposedly being at the beginning yet requiring preconditions that are suppos...
by lostitude
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What depend it on how good i suceed to follow the eightfold path?
Replies: 33
Views: 1091

Re: What depend it on how good i suceed to follow the eightfold path?

Thank you retrofuturist for the links. About the last two posts before this one I'm waiting now, I'm not sure what happened, you seem to have mistaken sunnat for me, and I understood neither your response not his response to yours.
by lostitude
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What depend it on how good i suceed to follow the eightfold path?
Replies: 33
Views: 1091

Re: What depend it on how good i suceed to follow the eightfold path?

But from what I hear, right view is not something anyone starts with, it is often slowly and gradually acquired through... effort and practice. So that sounds like a chicken or egg dilemma, yet the answer would be really helpful. Search ATI by keyword "catch-22" and read the finds. What's ATI? Gree...
by lostitude
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?
Replies: 78
Views: 1846

Re: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?

2/not seeing their point AND feeling uncomfortable performing them. I think the second case betrays a feeling of pride and superiority ( I understand it's pointless, and those silly people don't). I have experienced this myself in a "previous" spiritual life. If I am invited to bow to a statue and ...
by lostitude
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What depend it on how good i suceed to follow the eightfold path?
Replies: 33
Views: 1091

Re: What depend it on how good i suceed to follow the eightfold path?

Greetings Lostitude, From Right View comes Right Intention/Motivation. The suttas explain that Right View is the forerunner of the path. Metta, Paul. :) But from what I hear, right view is not something anyone starts with, it is often slowly and gradually acquired through... effort and practice. So...
by lostitude
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monks talking about their sex lives before they ordained
Replies: 30
Views: 1315

Re: Monks talking about their sex lives before they ordained

Just a note to the mods: the way some posts seem to have disappeared has rendered this thread absolutely meaningless. At least i can't make any sense of those two pages, except the first few messages.