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by cappuccino
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 169
Views: 1712

Re: Slandering buddha

Sam Vara wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:13 pm
Who gets to decide whether someone is wrong?

One should find out the truth.
by cappuccino
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 169
Views: 1712

Re: Slandering buddha

ScottPen wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:56 am
Am I being heretic by suggesting this?
Faith is one of the five spiritual faculties.

Progress depends on faith.
by cappuccino
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 169
Views: 1712

Re: Slandering buddha

let's not slander other religions

other religions lead to heaven
by cappuccino
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 169
Views: 1712

Re: Slandering buddha

Buddhism is the subject of deep analysis and interpretation

some crazy behavior aside
by cappuccino
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: insight requires access concentration?
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: insight requires access concentration?

One approach, called the vehicle of calm
(samathayana), involves the prior development of calm meditation

Right, jhana is calm
by cappuccino
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 169
Views: 1712

Re: Slandering buddha

No, you should correct wrong views, you should debate outsiders

Perhaps by quoting from the scriptures
by cappuccino
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: How to understand AN 9.34 (my explanation).
Replies: 112
Views: 1936

Re: How to understand AN 9.34 (my explanation).

Life is difficult.

Nirvana is lack of difficulty.

The difficulty of the living and the dead.
by cappuccino
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gradual practice
Replies: 90
Views: 3069

Re: Gradual practice

life is short, I recommend intensity
by cappuccino
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gradual practice
Replies: 90
Views: 3069

Re: Gradual practice

you should research rumors, rather than gossip

he's a Buddhist
by cappuccino
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gradual practice
Replies: 90
Views: 3069

Re: Gradual practice

jhana is calm, that's all


Ramana Maharshi is an example in the last century
by cappuccino
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gradual practice
Replies: 90
Views: 3069

Re: Gradual practice

I agree, meditation is of trivial importance.

You are better sitting at a computer… reading.

Poor posture, good results!
by cappuccino
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bundles of reeds simile.
Replies: 114
Views: 1359

Re: Bundles of reeds simile.

retrofuturist wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:03 am
How do you "cultivate impermanence"?

“Perceiving impermanence, bhikkhus, developed and frequently practised, removes all sensual desire, removes all desire for material existence, removes all desire for becoming, removes all ignorance, and tears out all conceit of ’I am.’”
by cappuccino
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bundles of reeds simile.
Replies: 114
Views: 1359

Re: Bundles of reeds simile.

Dependent Origination is a context.

Cultivating impermanence is the practice.
by cappuccino
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gradual practice
Replies: 90
Views: 3069

Re: Gradual practice

The difficulty is the idea that it is difficult.

Then you don't seriously try…
by cappuccino
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gradual practice
Replies: 90
Views: 3069

Re: Gradual practice

Zom wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:55 pm
Yes, there are canonical stories about "superhumans"

A sage once said, the thought of difficulty is the obstacle.