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by JohnK
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the cause for craving is feeling ?
Replies: 20
Views: 244

Re: Does the cause for craving is feeling ?

...When a mendicant has given up these underlying tendencies, they’re called a mendicant without underlying tendencies, who sees rightly, has cut off craving, untied the fetters, and by rightly comprehending conceit has made an end of suffering.” https://suttacentral.net/sn36.3/en/sujato#sc1 :heart...
by JohnK
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the cause for craving is feeling ?
Replies: 20
Views: 244

Re: Does the cause for craving is feeling ?

Greetings , ...What is the main cause for craving to arise ? My understanding: The proximate cause is the arising of the "underlying tendencies" to react to pleasant feeling with desire, painful feeling with aversion, and neither painful nor pleasant feeling with ignorance. What causes these tenden...
by JohnK
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the cause for craving is feeling ?
Replies: 20
Views: 244

Re: Does the cause for craving is feeling ?

Greetings , ...What is the main cause for craving to arise ? My understanding: The proximate cause is the arising of the "underlying tendencies" to react to pleasant feeling with desire, painful feeling with aversion, and neither painful nor pleasant feeling with ignorance. What causes these tenden...
by JohnK
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: New book by Y. Karunadasa
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: New book by Y. Karunadasa

not sure if it is a new book, or a new edition or printing. It seems like the book has been around for awhile I received an email titled 'New Releases" which included a pitch for this book -- hence my post here. However, it appears that you are probably right -- just a "new release" for Wisdom. I d...
by JohnK
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Gender and the Sakyadhita
Replies: 15
Views: 404

Re: Gender and the Sakyadhita

Do you think Buddhism has a specific stance on gender and gender roles, especially the roles of women? Hello, Marko. Like Christianity, Buddhism is not monolithic, so the question itself is a bit tricky. Here on this Theravada forum, as you have seen, many will point you to the Pali Canon for the r...
by JohnK
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What’s your interpretation of the Mucalinda Sutta (Ud 2.1)?
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: What’s your interpretation of the Mucalinda Sutta (Ud 2.1)?

The Naga King Mucalinda ...praising the life of solitude and the removal of the afflictions... My understanding (from the Thanissaro translation) is that the Buddha praised solitude etc. in the exclamation/verse: ...the Blessed One on that occasion exclaimed: Blissful is solitude for one who’s cont...
by JohnK
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What’s your interpretation of the Mucalinda Sutta (Ud 2.1)?
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: What’s your interpretation of the Mucalinda Sutta (Ud 2.1)?

I was wondering how the community would interpret it, particularly the events leading up to the closing verse. I'm not sure the newly awakened Buddha really needed the protection from disturbance offered by the naga king (he withstood the armies of MARA, so what's some nasty weather?), but it was m...
by JohnK
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: New book by Y. Karunadasa
Replies: 3
Views: 201

New book by Y. Karunadasa

Any thoughts on this book?
The "praise" seems to be exclusively from academics although the blurb says for general readers AND scholars.
https://www.wisdompubs.org/book/early-b ... ngs/praise
I am not an academic and am not familiar with the author or his writing style.
by JohnK
Thu May 31, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums
Replies: 95
Views: 2211

Re: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums

Thank you to DW staff for the poll, listening to diverse opinions, and working with that complexity to come up with significant changes. I hope it works well. However it turns out, your wholesome intentions are assumed, appreciated, and of course are central to your kamma!
:anjali:
by JohnK
Fri May 25, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW
Replies: 139
Views: 1918

Re: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW

"Dhamma Wheel is an environment for the discussion of Theravada Buddhism." If that is truly the purpose of DW, then it suggests to me that any discussion of news and current events should be primarily about how they might relate to issues of Theravada Buddhism (vs. "here is my general opinion as a ...
by JohnK
Fri May 25, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW
Replies: 139
Views: 1918

Re: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW

I almost never look at that sub-forum -- the topic is not why I am here at DW. However, I think the question of if and how it should continue could be considered in the context of the purpose of DW (in fact, that phrase is in one of the possible responses in the poll). Perhaps there is a DW "mission...
by JohnK
Tue May 15, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What are Thanissaro Bhikkhu's views on an intermediate state?
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: What are Thanissaro Bhikkhu's views on an intermediate state?

Hello all, Do any of you know what Thanissaro Bhikkhu's views are on whether or not there is an intermediate state between rebirths? I was just reading the "readings" section of his Selves and Not-Self . This is from one of the suttas he cites: There is the case where an uninstructed...doesn't disc...
by JohnK
Sun May 13, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependent origination in practice for householders
Replies: 9
Views: 314

Re: Dependent origination in practice for householders

Under the Bodhi Tree by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu. https://www.wisdompubs.org/book/under-bodhi-tree Maybe this: Paticcasamuppada Thanks for that link -- I'll add it to my reading list. Based on a quick glance, it appears that it is a more technical/scholarly presentation (for example, explicitly discussin...
by JohnK
Thu May 10, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Transcendent Virtue
Replies: 1
Views: 222

Transcendent Virtue

"Their hearts dwell in the nourishment of virtue." "Good and evil are accomplished through the heart; activities are something separate." The term " Transcendent Virtue " is new to me, so I thought I would share. Here it is from Ajaan Lee's The Path to Peace and Freedom as quoted in Thanissaro Bhik...
by JohnK
Wed May 09, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Musings about Tantra...
Replies: 19
Views: 379

Re: I disrobed and returned to "normal" life

I must try it. Sounds good. I was making a small joke based on the possible two meanings of your reply "bang on!" First I suspect is the one you intended: "Yes, Sam, you hit the nail on the head as to why I am now leaningh away from monastic life." Second: "Bang" being slang in some places for sexu...