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by cappuccino
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: How do I start out in the Theravada tradition?
Replies: 10
Views: 229

Re: How do I start out in the Theravada tradition?

Understanding the teaching is the first priority.
by cappuccino
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Would this break the first precept?
Replies: 6
Views: 128

Re: Would this break the first precept?

I recently read that, and maybe it is relevant here.
by cappuccino
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2142
Views: 78333

Re: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread

By seeking the other shore, you won't fall off the edge
of the earth…
by cappuccino
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Would this break the first precept?
Replies: 6
Views: 128

Re: Would this break the first precept?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naraka_(Buddhism)
the length of a being's stay in a Naraka is not eternal, though it is usually incomprehensibly long, from hundreds of millions to quintillions of years
by cappuccino
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: What is my ancestry? who cares.
Replies: 20
Views: 278

Re: What is my ancestry? who cares.

I'm 10% coffee.
by cappuccino
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What would a sotapanna do?
Replies: 69
Views: 635

Re: What would a sotapanna do?

how immoral is it?

(doesn't seem very immoral)
by cappuccino
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: You never die!
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: You never die!

There is nothing in particular that "you" refers to.

It merely refers to you.
by cappuccino
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: You never die!
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: You never die!

You will not be affected
by losing a body that is not you.

You will not cease
by losing a body that is not you.
by cappuccino
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What does spirit mean in Buddhism?
Replies: 21
Views: 253

Re: What does spirit mean in Buddhism?

No_Mind wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:47 am
Buddhism then believes with no ambiguity that existence without a corporeal body is possible. Have I reached a fair conclusion?

A physical body is the strange thing. Most of existence is spirit-ual.
by cappuccino
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Paranoid-schizoid position
Replies: 39
Views: 500

Re: Paranoid-schizoid position

"The drinking of fermented & distilled liquors — when indulged in, developed, & pursued — is something that leads to hell, leads to rebirth as a common animal, leads to the realm of the hungry shades. The slightest of all the results coming from drinking fermented & distilled liquors is that, when ...
by cappuccino
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: masturbation what's wrong?
Replies: 550
Views: 97947

Re: masturbation what's wrong?

comedy is perverse, mostly

perversity is normal though, a normal thing
by cappuccino
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Three Marks of Existence
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: Three Marks of Existence

unsatisfying is just one aspect

mainly life is difficult

that's how I understand it
by cappuccino
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: masturbation what's wrong?
Replies: 550
Views: 97947

Re: masturbation what's wrong?

But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Matthew 6:3
by cappuccino
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: masturbation what's wrong?
Replies: 550
Views: 97947

Re: masturbation what's wrong?

in the pleasure is pain

in the pretty is foul

see?
by cappuccino
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2142
Views: 78333

Re: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread

the truth is already true

form is not self already

hence nirvana is not annihilation
by cappuccino
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why so few Western Buddhists?
Replies: 159
Views: 2452

Re: Why so few Western Buddhists?

No_Mind wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:55 pm
and it is dead .. taking all of its desires with it .. nothing survives
Annihilation?
by cappuccino
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: materialism
Replies: 14
Views: 418

Re: materialism

Dhammarakkhito wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:26 am
is it just me or does it seem like a lot of early buddhists have materialist views.
karma and rebirth is right view

materialism is not right