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by Katarzyna
Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Timeless model of Paṭiccasamuppāda
Replies: 403
Views: 28696

Re: Timeless model of Paṭiccasamuppāda

The individual is pancakhandhā as opposed to pañc'upādānakkhandhā . And while in a sense the individual is always present, it is the contingency of that presence that undermines and precludes his existence. I wonder if you would care to expand on the phrase: "undermines and precludes" ? I'm mystifi...
by Katarzyna
Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Lifespan of beings in the hell realm
Replies: 86
Views: 10098

Re: Lifespan of beings in the hell realm

Thanissaro is pretty spot on when it comes to the academic and secularist view of Buddhism... What Thanissaro says is no doubt a valid critique of the words that he attributes to the academic. But what kind of academic was it? I mean the quotation is hardly representative of the sort of things that...
by Katarzyna
Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Covetousness
Replies: 3
Views: 497

Re: Covetousness

As I understand it, to abstain from covetousness is a part of the ten wholesome courses of action. I'm not sure I understand the term "covetousness" 100%. If you see someone that has item X, and upon seeing the enjoyment this person receives with item X, you decide you'd like to get one yourself, w...
by Katarzyna
Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Lifespan of beings in the hell realm
Replies: 86
Views: 10098

Re: Lifespan of beings in the hell realm

Those were just speculations made by Gombrich and Gethin. Did you actually read them? I find it hard to believe that someone who had read (and understood) Gombrich's article and Gethin's chapter would describe them as "just speculations". To speculate is to conjecture without evidence, which is qui...
by Katarzyna
Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 2011
Views: 206678

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcGYY_T5-_E Eluveitie, Brictom LYRICS Sa senit conectos Onda bocca nene Rionti onda boca ne On barnaunom ponc nit Issintor sies eianepian Digs ne lisantim ne licia Ne rodatim biont Utu semnanom sagitiont Seuerim lissatim licia Tim anandognam acolut Utanit andognam da...
by Katarzyna
Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Lifespan of beings in the hell realm
Replies: 86
Views: 10098

Re: Lifespan of beings in the hell realm

I don't know. I don't pay much attention to what scholars say. Many of them don't practice the Dhamma anyway. They rely only on their intellect, which is very limited, and cannot penetrate deep into the Dhamma. That scholars don't practise the Dhamma does not prevent them from having astute and ins...
by Katarzyna
Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:00 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 2
Replies: 75
Views: 7610

Re: POTUS 2016, part 2

Donald Trump has 'fascinating parallels' with Caligula, says historian He did things differently to his forebears, the polar opposite of Tiberius’s and, before him, Augustus’ moral strategy. “Caligula had no interest in, no stake in the traditional values of Rome. He despised them. And he despised ...
by Katarzyna
Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:53 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Lifespan of beings in the hell realm
Replies: 86
Views: 10098

Re: Lifespan of beings in the hell realm

Hi zengen, Dear Aloka, with all due respect, I must point out that the description of the sufferings in hell are not mere speculation, but are explicitly stated in the Sutta. The Sutta also leaves no room for interpretation. The Buddha described the hell realms as he saw them with his Divine Eye. Di...
by Katarzyna
Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:49 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 2011
Views: 206678

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

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by Katarzyna
Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:13 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Oxford
Replies: 12
Views: 1624

Re: Hello from Oxford

Hi Paul, Wishing you a warm welcome. I was very happy to see Fuengsin's dedication page and would like to express my gratitude to you for posting it here. I used to know your mother a little when I was doing post-graduate research at Birmingham University in the 1980s. Her friend Prani (a square-jaw...
by Katarzyna
Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:22 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Lifespan of beings in the hell realm
Replies: 86
Views: 10098

Re: Lifespan of beings in the hell realm

Hi zengen, Most people will not win jackpot, even though they play lottery their entire lives. By the same logic, most beings will have to stay in the lower realms for a very long time. Sure. Which means that the probability of getting out quickly is low. But your earlier statement that I disagreed ...
by Katarzyna
Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:19 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 2011
Views: 206678

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

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by Katarzyna
Mon May 30, 2016 4:28 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Lifespan of beings in the hell realm
Replies: 86
Views: 10098

Re: Lifespan of beings in the hell realm

Queen Mallika, for example, is said to have spent only a week in hell and then emerged and was reborn in a heaven. I'm curious, how did Queen Mallika get out of hell so soon? As a human Mallika is said to have lived a generally spotless life, both as the king's consort and during many years as an u...
by Katarzyna
Mon May 30, 2016 2:12 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Lifespan of beings in the hell realm
Replies: 86
Views: 10098

Re: Lifespan of beings in the hell realm

Hi zengen, The Buddha taught that time passes very slowly in the hell realm, so a living being in hell can suffer for billions and trillions of human years before taking rebirth in higher realms. Can but not necessarily will . The big figures you quote are maximum life-spans of the beings in hell, n...
by Katarzyna
Mon May 30, 2016 1:51 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 2
Replies: 75
Views: 7610

Re: POTUS 2016, part 2

Hi Dan, Only if you want to fill your head full of angry drivel. Reading Hitchens I don't get the impression that he was an angry man. The book was highly recommended by Edward Said: "By far the best of all the books on the Clinton era."―Edward Said, Al-Ahram Weekly Though Said did admit that he him...