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by cappuccino
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do we find four stages of sainthood in Mahayana or Vajrayana?
Replies: 27
Views: 265

Re: Do we find four stages of sainthood in Mahayana or Vajrayana?

there is a desert

there is a fertile spot in a desert where water is found
by cappuccino
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: how do you do mettā
Replies: 10
Views: 152

Re: how do you do mettā

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

loving-kindness or benevolence
compassion
empathetic joy
equanimity
by cappuccino
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Beautiful and inspiring words about Nibbana
Replies: 20
Views: 345

Re: Beautiful and inspiring words about Nibbana

the End,
The Endless

the Naturally Non-distressed
by cappuccino
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Challenging the Sotapanna cannot break the Five Precepts View
Replies: 176
Views: 5622

Re: Challenging the Sotapanna cannot break the Five Precepts View

Buddha viewed dependent origination after his awakening.

So it cannot be necessary to reach awakening.
by cappuccino
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?
Replies: 130
Views: 1250

Re: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?

one doesn't need to join a war

it's not your business, war
by cappuccino
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?
Replies: 130
Views: 1250

Re: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?

even duels to the death can be avoided

and they often were avoided
by cappuccino
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why does a comedian go to hell or animal womb?
Replies: 52
Views: 627

Re: Why does a comedian go to hell or animal womb?

having made others intoxicated & heedless … is reborn in hell
by cappuccino
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Is the idea of multiple "degrees" of Arhat a later development?
Replies: 32
Views: 698

Re: Is the idea of multiple "degrees" of Arhat a later development?

Textual evidence that there can be arahats lacking mundane jhana is provided by the Susima Sutta … When the monks in the sutta are asked how they can be arahats without possessing supernormal powers of the immaterial attainments, they reply: "We are liberated by wisdom". The commentary glosses this...
by cappuccino
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Please explain Kalaka Sutta
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: Please explain Kalaka Sutta

Trump …

that's just how it is!
by cappuccino
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Is the idea of multiple "degrees" of Arhat a later development?
Replies: 32
Views: 698

Re: Is the idea of multiple "degrees" of Arhat a later development?

Why worry about jhana? Worry about stream entry.
by cappuccino
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why does a comedian go to hell or animal womb?
Replies: 52
Views: 627

Re: Why does a comedian go to hell or animal womb?

Thus the actor — himself intoxicated & heedless, having made others intoxicated & heedless — with the breakup of the body, after death, is reborn in what is called the hell of laughter.
by cappuccino
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Let's discuss Mount Sineru!
Replies: 35
Views: 463

Re: Let's discuss Mount Sineru!

Mount Kailash (Kailasa) is known as Mount Meru in Buddhist texts. It is central to its cosmology, and a major pilgrimage site for some Buddhist traditions.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Kailash
by cappuccino
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Let's discuss Mount Sineru!
Replies: 35
Views: 463

Re: Let's discuss Mount Sineru!

“Both formerly and now, it is only suffering that I describe, and the cessation of suffering.” The Buddha
by cappuccino
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stream Entry
Replies: 62
Views: 879

Re: Stream Entry

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soul#Buddhism If the word "soul" simply refers to an incorporeal component in living things that can continue after death, then Buddhism does not deny the existence of the soul. Instead, Buddhism denies the existence of a permanent entity that remains constant behind t...
by cappuccino
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why is Nirvana permanent?
Replies: 62
Views: 3757

Re: Why is Nirvana permanent?

It is the Unformed, the Unconditioned, the End,
the Truth, the Other Shore, the Subtle,
the Everlasting, the Invisible, the Undiversified,
Peace, the Deathless, the Blest, Safety,
the Wonderful, the Marvellous,
Nibbæna, Purity, Freedom,
the Island,
the Refuge, the Beyond.
~ S 43.1-44
by cappuccino
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why is Nirvana permanent?
Replies: 62
Views: 3757

Re: Why is Nirvana permanent?

It is the Unformed, the Unconditioned, the End,
the Truth, the Other Shore, the Subtle,
the Everlasting, the Invisible, the Undiversified,
Peace, the Deathless, the Blest, Safety,
the Wonderful, the Marvellous,
Nibbæna, Purity, Freedom,
the Island,
the Refuge, the Beyond.
~ S 43.1-44
by cappuccino
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why is Nirvana permanent?
Replies: 62
Views: 3757

Re: Why is Nirvana permanent?

rightviewftw wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:59 pm
Eternal, Permanent, Everlasting, Unmade … This is Impossible.

Those are the terms describing nirvana.

Except impossible.
by cappuccino
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why is Nirvana permanent?
Replies: 62
Views: 3757

Re: Why is Nirvana permanent?

Nirvana obviously isn't becoming, although it is a state,
a dimension, a refuge, etc.
by cappuccino
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why is Nirvana permanent?
Replies: 62
Views: 3757

Re: Why is Nirvana permanent?

I'm trying to correct a wrong view

it seems to be a desire to be annihilated