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by beeblebrox
Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4229
Views: 258888

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Hi Chownah,

I apologize for trying to say that your argument was a perversion on someone's intention.

:anjali:
by beeblebrox
Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4229
Views: 258888

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Hi Ron,

Is that limited to the vegans, in this thread?

:anjali:
by beeblebrox
Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:44 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4229
Views: 258888

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Ron-The-Elder wrote: And finally: "Do threads like this ever end?"
Hi Ron,

Yes. When will it end?

Also, where do you see the hubris?

:anjali:
by beeblebrox
Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4229
Views: 258888

Re: the great vegetarian debate

chownah wrote: Then don't work in those industries and don't buy anything from any store that sells meat because in shopping there you are supporting the meat industry.
chownah
Hi Chownah,

I don't buy meat. It's that simple. You don't need to try pervert it into something else.

:anjali:
by beeblebrox
Sat Jun 28, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The most efficient way of cultivating metta?
Replies: 15
Views: 1286

Re: The most efficient way of cultivating metta?

Though you guys seem to have a lowered opinion of Bhante V, I've been reading some of his work and I want to try and see if it works, if that's all right. Hi Ninjbyte, I think the main issue on here that some people have with the bhante is the way he seem to misrepresent (or "puts down") other teac...
by beeblebrox
Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The most efficient way of cultivating metta?
Replies: 15
Views: 1286

Re: The most efficient way of cultivating metta?

What does Ven. Vimalaramsi teach that's different in the metta practice? I'm not familiar with it.

:anjali:
by beeblebrox
Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The most efficient way of cultivating metta?
Replies: 15
Views: 1286

Re: The most efficient way of cultivating metta?

Hi Ninjbyte, The bodhisattva path isn't part of Theravada (though at least one teacher wrote about it, Ven. Ledi Sayadaw)... it is Mahayanist, so you don't need to worry about it. The main goal is just to discern suffering, how it arises and what would lead to its cessation. I think that a metta pra...
by beeblebrox
Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The most efficient way of cultivating metta?
Replies: 15
Views: 1286

Re: The most efficient way of cultivating metta?

And what is right resolve? Being resolved on renunciation, on freedom from ill-will, on harmlessness: This is called right resolve." More on right intention here . ~~~ If you cannot help others directly reach happiness, can you still help yourself? About the link - that's my question... is loving-k...
by beeblebrox
Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Kamma, Vipaka and Rebirth
Replies: 42
Views: 5485

Re: Kamma, Vipaka and Rebirth

Actually each of those seventeen moments you mention is a completely new and different consciousness. Different yes, but I don't think completely new. It is constructed out of what was in the previous moment. Or else there would've been a "brand new" birth, with a completely clean slate... not a "r...
by beeblebrox
Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is No-Self?
Replies: 145
Views: 8053

Re: What is No-Self?

You don't waste time thinking about it and find an appropriate place. That is because you have a transient self in control - a master up in your noggin flicking switches. With self abolished an arahant does not have a master up there. Hi No_Mind, I wish I have the time to participate in a deeper wa...
by beeblebrox
Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is No-Self?
Replies: 145
Views: 8053

Re: What is No-Self?

But then the question arises - if the self disappears how does the arahant perform daily tasks. I think the arahant performs daily tasks without relying on any idea of self. For example to put it bluntly - when you are in a bus and you want to pee your self tells you not to pee till you find a rest...
by beeblebrox
Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Seed liberation during the night, what shoud a bhikkhu do?
Replies: 15
Views: 1249

Re: Seed liberation during the night, what shoud a bhikkhu d

Why the.... I don't even know .... He wouldn't be wearing his robe at night - would he? Why would the robe become messy? And it's highly unlikely a Monk would have this issue (if you will pardon the phrase). Maybe a young novice, or an inexperienced śrāmaṇera would, but I doubt very much a fully-or...
by beeblebrox
Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Levitation and a Simple Bhikkhu
Replies: 152
Views: 9152

Re: Levitation and a Simple Bhikkhu

Aki, "western" is a false construction. Seems like it has become a part of your worldview, now... welcome to it. You could learn how to practice with it, or not. Dear Aki, I would like to apologize for this part of my post. It was inappropriate, and uncalled for... so I'm sorry about it. I apprecia...
by beeblebrox
Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Levitation and a Simple Bhikkhu
Replies: 152
Views: 9152

Re: Levitation and a Simple Bhikkhu

The Buddha gave the same answer when asked the second time. At the third request, the Buddha told him about the three kinds of miracles which he had known and realized by his own insight. The first was the miracle of psychic power (iddhi patihariya) consisting in the ability to become many and pass...
by beeblebrox
Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:26 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Levitation and a Simple Bhikkhu
Replies: 152
Views: 9152

Re: Levitation and a Simple Bhikkhu

Hi SarathW,

Thank you for sharing this miracle of a teaching. This is why I have faith.

:anjali:
by beeblebrox
Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Levitation and a Simple Bhikkhu
Replies: 152
Views: 9152

Re: Levitation and a Simple Bhikkhu

Viscid wrote:Let us say that these iddhis (Levitation, Teleportation, Precognition) all occur. What is common to them is that they are all obtained through strong meditative accomplishment.
They're also not unique to Dhamma practitioners.

:anjali:
by beeblebrox
Sat Jun 14, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A logical reasoning that maybe proves there is a self
Replies: 74
Views: 4478

Re: A logical reasoning that maybe proves there is a self

The word nidassana means "pointing at," so the anidassanam means "not pointing at." Nidassana means an illustration, an example, a characteristic, as in to give an illustration of something. Anidassana as a adjective should then mean "unillustatable", something being anidassana meaning we can't ill...
by beeblebrox
Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A logical reasoning that maybe proves there is a self
Replies: 74
Views: 4478

Re: A logical reasoning that maybe proves there is a self

The primary anatta teaching tells us that the five aggregates are not self, and that the twelve ayatanas are not self, but that doesn't tells us whether a self exists or not. So let's talk about another instance where Buddha mentions the self, and seems to talk about it's existence. Buddha states t...
by beeblebrox
Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Great Betrayal of Theravada Buddism
Replies: 39
Views: 2807

Re: The Great Betrayal of Theravada Buddism

the Dhamma wasn't meant for laity in the first place and thus compromise had to be invented to engage them in it and keep as benefactors of the Order There are many, many suttas directed addressed specifically to laypeople and householders by the Buddha himself. There are suttas where householders ...
by beeblebrox
Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Levitation and a Simple Bhikkhu
Replies: 152
Views: 9152

Re: Levitation and a Simple Bhikkhu

And the TOS that we agreed at the point of registration doesn't say either. I can see many other threads and posts that will not point to the cessation of dukkha. Hi Denisa, Since when is recognizing the dukkha and then trying to point out the way to its cessation a bad thing? Where I said "recogni...