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by cappuccino
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does birth & death is destined or probability ?
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Does birth & death is destined or probability ?

An intention for the highest possible rebirth, will work.

I know not what your highest is…
by cappuccino
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Intentional or deliberate lie meaning ?
Replies: 12
Views: 144

Re: Intentional or deliberate lie meaning ?

The slightest of all the results coming from telling falsehoods is that, when one becomes a human being, it leads to being falsely accused.
by cappuccino
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Free Book Going for Broke: Travelogs of a Buddhist Monk
Replies: 1
Views: 213

Re: Free Book Going for Broke: Travelogs of a Buddhist Monk

September 11 story is very interesting
by cappuccino
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cut down the forest (lust), but not the tree?
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Cut down the forest (lust), but not the tree?

The tree is the desire for Nirvana.
by cappuccino
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: homosexuality
Replies: 16
Views: 404

Re: homosexuality

lust is misguided

leads to suffering
by cappuccino
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: MN 120: why are bhikkhus aspiring for the household life?
Replies: 15
Views: 331

Re: MN 120: why are bhikkhus aspiring for the household life?

actually a human rebirth is helpful

that didn't occur to me
by cappuccino
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha ever state flatly...
Replies: 27
Views: 505

Re: Did the Buddha ever state flatly...

you need a , somewhere
by cappuccino
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: MN 120: why are bhikkhus aspiring for the household life?
Replies: 15
Views: 331

Re: MN 120: why are bhikkhus aspiring for the household life?

Take a mendicant who has faith, ethics, learning, generosity, and wisdom.
I don't think this refers to Buddhist monks.

Nor lay followers.
by cappuccino
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: enlightening by hearing the dhamma
Replies: 11
Views: 226

Re: enlightening by hearing the dhamma

TRobinson465 wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:57 am
Why, then, are there stories of people attaining enlightenment just hearing the Buddha speak?
Reading, I find myself glossing over the important instructions.

Missing something…
by cappuccino
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Not self - Ven. Yuttadhammo got it wrong too?
Replies: 30
Views: 632

Re: Not self - Ven. Yuttadhammo got it wrong too?

Form, O monks, is not-self; if form were self, then form would not lead to affliction and it should obtain regarding form: 'May my form be thus, may my form not be thus'; and indeed, O monks, since form is not-self, therefore form leads to affliction and it does not obtain regarding form: 'May my fo...
by cappuccino
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wrong Livelihood: Monk’s Alms round
Replies: 16
Views: 357

Re: Wrong Livelihood: Monk’s Alms round

For with whatever judgment you judge, you will be judged;
and with whatever measure you measure, it will be measured to you.
by cappuccino
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination
Replies: 61
Views: 1069

Re: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination

It's good for women

therefore it's good
by cappuccino
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination
Replies: 61
Views: 1069

Re: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination

Mr Man wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:19 pm
And what is the motivation?
In helping others, one helps oneself. In hindering others, one hinders oneself.
by cappuccino
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination
Replies: 61
Views: 1069

Re: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination

I would think blocking anyone, male or female,
is evil.
by cappuccino
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana as experience
Replies: 15
Views: 217

Re: Nibbana as experience

Nirvana is an everlasting state.