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by cappuccino
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why Meditation Doesn't Work For Many People?
Replies: 10
Views: 181

Re: Why Meditation Doesn't Work For Many People?

simsapa wrote:
Stream entry is from understanding Dependent Arising
Method for this?
study the cause and effect


without the cause, the effect will cease
by cappuccino
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why Meditation Doesn't Work For Many People?
Replies: 10
Views: 181

Re: Why Meditation Doesn't Work For Many People?

Stream entry is from understanding Dependent Arising


Meditation isn't even necessary
by cappuccino
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth in lower states although has right view
Replies: 29
Views: 424

Re: Rebirth in lower states although has right view

sentinel wrote: Could you state how to practice right view ? And how it could overcome past kamma ?
this teaching is about right view and overcoming the past


hence follow this teaching now
by cappuccino
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Support of consciousness in Arupadhatu
Replies: 17
Views: 298

Re: Support of consciousness in Arupadhatu

Luis wrote: Can anyone shed some light on this?
consciousness can be by itself


the mind can be by itself
by cappuccino
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Hell being sound?
Replies: 10
Views: 199

Re: Hell being sound?

Buddha wrote:Not apart from awakening and austerity,
Not apart from sense restraint,
Not apart from relinquishing all,
Do I see any safety for living beings.
:candle:
by cappuccino
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth in lower states although has right view
Replies: 29
Views: 424

Re: Rebirth in lower states although has right view

confusedlayman wrote: so people don't believe in karma and rebirth later on?
they might become skeptical
by cappuccino
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth in lower states although has right view
Replies: 29
Views: 424

Re: Rebirth in lower states although has right view

confusedlayman wrote: same doubt I have… what right view?
Karma & rebirth is right view


Stream-entry is from understanding Dependent Arising


Such understanding is permanent
by cappuccino
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth in lower states although has right view
Replies: 29
Views: 424

Re: Rebirth in lower states although has right view

perhaps the evil kamma … was done by him earlier,

or wrong view was taken … at the time of his death.

And that was why
by cappuccino
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can i get rid of my good borderlinemerits?
Replies: 14
Views: 278

Re: Can i get rid of my good borderlinemerits?

user99 wrote: nothing matters anymore.
don't indulge in negativity
by cappuccino
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can i get rid of my good borderlinemerits?
Replies: 14
Views: 278

Re: Can i get rid of my good borderlinemerits?

user99 wrote: it doesn't give me any reward at all.
better than dark at the end of the tunnel


Try To Believe
by cappuccino
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dont worry about laylife, focus on sotapanna
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: Dont worry about laylife, focus on sotapanna

"Whatever phenomena arise from a cause: Their cause & their cessation.

Such is the teaching of the Tathagata, the Great Contemplative."


Dependent Arising
by cappuccino
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What’s More Enjoyable?
Replies: 10
Views: 218

Re: What’s More Enjoyable?

Pondera wrote: What is stopping you?
Not sure
by cappuccino
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What’s More Enjoyable?
Replies: 10
Views: 218

Re: What’s More Enjoyable?

Pondera wrote: Can you imagine a life without meditation?
I can't meditate
by cappuccino
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What’s More Enjoyable?
Replies: 10
Views: 218

Re: What’s More Enjoyable?

Meditation is for monks…
by cappuccino
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Ciggarettes
Replies: 17
Views: 472

Re: Ciggarettes

ShanYin wrote: Any tips on how to quit smoking?
Smoking is a reliable way to feel pain


And something wants pain