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by TRobinson465
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jambudipa
Replies: 51
Views: 1270

Re: Jambudipa

so if ur born into the realm of the four great kings? your just born in sri lanka? There is no "realm". The "Deva" has been wrongly misinterpreted as a Deva realm. Although its not so. There is a Deva realm and also a Deva clan/tribe. The Deva clan are just normal human beings. so what are Tusita a...
by TRobinson465
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jambudipa
Replies: 51
Views: 1270

Re: Jambudipa

so if ur born into the realm of the four great kings? your just born in sri lanka? There is no "realm". The "Deva" has been wrongly misinterpreted as a Deva realm. Although its not so. There is a Deva realm and also a Deva clan/tribe. The Deva clan are just normal human beings. Ok. Sure. Cannot elo...
by TRobinson465
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jambudipa
Replies: 51
Views: 1270

Re: Jambudipa

Āṭānāṭiya Sutta The thirty-second sutta of the Dighanikāya, taught at the Gijjhakūṭa (D.iii.194 ff). The Four Great Kings (Cattāro Mahārājāno) having set a guard over the four quarters, visited the Buddha. Having saluted him and sat down with hosts of other yakkhas, Vessavaṇa told the Buddha that th...
by TRobinson465
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Responding to Critics and Anti-Buddhists
Replies: 18
Views: 826

Re: Responding to Critics and Anti-Buddhists

When you encounter someone who doesn't understand that putting their hand in the fire burns them, what do you do? You remind yourself that you may also be putting your hand in fires that you are blind to, which is what we're all doing until we attain full enlightenment. Yes theres this part also. I...
by TRobinson465
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Responding to Critics and Anti-Buddhists
Replies: 18
Views: 826

Re: Responding to Critics and Anti-Buddhists

“Take a foolish person who memorizes the teaching—statements, songs, discussions, verses, inspired sayings, legends, stories of past lives, amazing stories, and analyses. But they don’t examine the meaning of those teachings with wisdom, and so don’t come to a reflective acceptance of them. They ju...
by TRobinson465
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...
Replies: 28
Views: 1571

Re: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...

LuisR wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:44 pm
Now that we know the Satipatthana Sutta is not authentic?
whoa whoa whoa. when did this happen? can you give me a link?
by TRobinson465
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Against the stream centers shutting down
Replies: 52
Views: 2579

Re: Against the stream centers shutting down

pilgrim wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:11 am
So it was quite perplexing when I went online and learnt that in the west, there are retreats for men, for women, for LBGT, for blacks, etc. And all this is done so that people feel "comfortable". Just weird for me too
They dont separate retreats by men and women where your from?
by TRobinson465
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jambudipa
Replies: 51
Views: 1270

Re: Jambudipa

how interesting.
by TRobinson465
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jambudipa
Replies: 51
Views: 1270

Re: Jambudipa

Was there also a Magadha with a capital called Rajgir, and Kosala with a capital called Savatthi in sri lanka at about this time? Ruled by people named Bimbasara, Ajatashatru and Pasenadi? If so it seems almost like Sri Lanka and India were stealing each others names.
by TRobinson465
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Is monk allowed to criticise another monk?
Replies: 10
Views: 1166

Re: Is monk allowed to criticise another monk?

Although the dispute between bhikkhu bodhi and ven. thanissaro seems to not really fit these cases. more like a disagreement than actual criticism/insults.
by TRobinson465
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Near death experiences
Replies: 8
Views: 365

Re: Near death experiences

Hello, What are your thoughts on near death experiences? Most NDEs have 3 common scenarios. A place of light and joy. A place of darkness and suffering. Or a simple out of body experience. Do you think these are real or is the "near death" brain playing tricks. I'm particularly interested in your t...
by TRobinson465
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Is monk allowed to criticise another monk?
Replies: 10
Views: 1166

Re: Is monk allowed to criticise another monk?

It seems like this shouldn't be allowed. Unless im reading the rule wrong it seems to break one of the pacittaya rules. ‘If a monk speaks abusively, he commits an offense entailing confession.’” Speaks abusively: he abuses in ten ways: about caste, about name, about family, about work, about craft, ...
by TRobinson465
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Near death experiences
Replies: 8
Views: 365

Near death experiences

Hello, What are your thoughts on near death experiences? Most NDEs have 3 common scenarios. A place of light and joy. A place of darkness and suffering. Or a simple out of body experience. Do you think these are real or is the "near death" brain playing tricks. I'm particularly interested in your th...
by TRobinson465
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 718
Views: 47171

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Hello: Come on, let the guy be, all the forum ganging up against Lal its pretty rude. Regards. I agree its rude, although to be fair pretty much all of the forum is like this for anything that doesnt fit within mainstream DW doctrine (or as DW ppl would say "the suttas" because their interpretation...
by TRobinson465
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 718
Views: 47171

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Hello: Come on, let the guy be, all the forum ganging up against Lal its pretty rude. Regards. I agree its rude, although to be fair pretty much all of the forum is like this for anything that doesnt fit within mainstream DW doctrine (or as DW ppl would say "the suttas" because their interpretation...