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by cappuccino
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: B.sujato translates 'metta' as 'love'. That's horrible, and it's wrong.
Replies: 30
Views: 1173

Re: B.sujato translates 'metta' as 'love'. That's horrible, and it's wrong.

Don’t underestimate merit
(‘It won’t amount to much’)
A water jar fills,
even with water
falling in drops.
With merit — even if
bit
by
bit,
habitually —
the enlightened one fills himself full.
- Thanissaro Bhikkhu
by cappuccino
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: B.sujato translates 'metta' as 'love'. That's horrible, and it's wrong.
Replies: 30
Views: 1173

Re: B.sujato translates 'metta' as 'love'. That's horrible, and it's wrong.

The meditator is instructed to radiate out (to all beings in all directions) the states of:

loving-kindness or benevolence
compassion
empathetic joy
equanimity

These virtues are also highly regarded by Buddhists as powerful antidotes to negative mental states.
by cappuccino
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is purification of mind the Nibbana?
Replies: 9
Views: 178

Re: Is purification of mind the Nibbana?

Nirvana is a lot more than virtue
by cappuccino
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is there creator god actually there?just asking
Replies: 20
Views: 523

Re: Is there creator god actually there?just asking

Sam Vara wrote:
cappuccino wrote: lions and eagles are what God compares himself to


that's just a helpful metaphor
Isn't it more correct that lions and eagles are what people compare God to?
I don't know, but I stand by what I said
by cappuccino
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is there creator god actually there?just asking
Replies: 20
Views: 523

Re: Is there creator god actually there?just asking

lions and eagles are what God compares himself to


that's just a helpful metaphor
by cappuccino
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bahiya sutras - what's the significance?
Replies: 25
Views: 329

Re: Bahiya sutras - what's the significance?

Ajahn Sona sometimes says … a rock has no problem

why would he say so?

because a rock has no feelings
by cappuccino
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bahiya sutras - what's the significance?
Replies: 25
Views: 329

Re: Bahiya sutras - what's the significance?

Bahiya was being advised to " just be "

no indulgence in regret of the past

no indulgence in fear of the future

no feelings :quote:
by cappuccino
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Power and Oppression in Western Monasteries
Replies: 42
Views: 567

Re: Power and Oppression in Western Monasteries

the essence of everything is what is important

the only thing is people cannot handle the essence

they prefer to speak a lot instead
by cappuccino
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Power and Oppression in Western Monasteries
Replies: 42
Views: 567

Re: Power and Oppression in Western Monasteries

I'm a Buddhist, not Greenpeace
by cappuccino
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Power and Oppression in Western Monasteries
Replies: 42
Views: 567

Re: Power and Oppression in Western Monasteries

I note the facts but

from my perspective… you're indulging in drama (feelings)

there are two levels of discussion here
by cappuccino
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Power and Oppression in Western Monasteries
Replies: 42
Views: 567

Re: Power and Oppression in Western Monasteries

Try harder to appreciate exactly what I'm saying

Buddhism is about how you feel

If you're not feeling dukkha, the problem is solved
by cappuccino
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Power and Oppression in Western Monasteries
Replies: 42
Views: 567

Re: Power and Oppression in Western Monasteries

Do others hurt your feelings?

One can refuse to feel

Then no one can hurt your feelings
by cappuccino
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Phenomenology is not non-duality
Replies: 41
Views: 608

Re: Phenomenology is not non-duality

non-duality isn't taught in the scriptures


Advaita teaches non-duality
by cappuccino
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: can enlightened being be reborn?
Replies: 12
Views: 408

Re: can enlightened being be reborn?

"But, Master Gotama, the monk whose mind is thus released: Where does he reappear?" "'Reappear,' Vaccha, doesn't apply." "In that case, Master Gotama, he does not reappear." "'Does not reappear,' Vaccha, doesn't apply." "...both does & does not reappear." "...doesn't apply." "...neither does nor doe...