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by TRobinson465
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: where is Maha Kasappa now?
Replies: 42
Views: 11220

Re: where is Maha Kasappa now?

I found this paper and thought it'd be relavent to this thread. https://www.academia.edu/12430761/The_Nibb%C4%81na_of_Mah%C4%81kassapa_the_Elder_Notes_on_a_Buddhist_Narrative_Transmitted_in_Thai_and_Lao_Literature?email_work_card=title Its about the end of Maha kassapa's life in the thai and lao bud...
by TRobinson465
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Are gods bored and can they meditate?
Replies: 79
Views: 1681

Re: Are gods bored and can they meditate?

"Tushita Heaven 兜率天・覩史多天 (Skt; Jpn Tosotsu-ten or Toshita-ten) The Tushita Heaven. This is also Sanskrit and means “contentment”. This is the Heaven of Contentment. There are inner and outer courts in the Tushita Heaven. The inner court is where Maitreya Bodhisattva now lives, the outer court is wh...
by TRobinson465
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Vibhanga vs Patimokkha
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: Vibhanga vs Patimokkha

Im aware of thier forum. i just dont want to make another account and don't like much of what goes on on that forum anyways so i didnt want to make an account just for one question.
by TRobinson465
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Vibhanga vs Patimokkha
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Vibhanga vs Patimokkha

Hello all, I'm sure many of you are familiar with suttacentral and their way of navigating texts. The site makes a distinction between the Vibhanga and the patimokkha. Does anyone here understand what the difference is? When i read the texts in the Vibhanga it shows basically what i thought was the ...
by TRobinson465
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: buddha was born in INDIA?
Replies: 19
Views: 1252

Re: buddha was born in INDIA?

Indian subcontinent was a place where asceticism was common and people were spiritually and meditatively developed, and they already believed in the possibility of a Buddha (an enlightened one) arising. thus the prophecy prince siddhartha got after he was born. I also remember seeing in a documentar...
by TRobinson465
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: fruits of giving
Replies: 1
Views: 1298

fruits of giving

Hello, Two things. I remember someone showing me a chart about the fruits of giving and the weight of each. For instance, animals > immoral humans > humans who keep 5 precepts etc. Does anyone know where this is from and where i can find it? I am not talking about the Velama sutta, which I am alread...
by TRobinson465
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: DhammakAya TipiTaka edition
Replies: 14
Views: 3295

Re: DhammakAya TipiTaka edition

Actually upon further inspection, I think your right that the pdfs provided isnt the critical edition in question. As they do not seem to match the format on the website. (although in my defense i didnt initially claim they were when i provided them). http://dhammachaitipitaka.org/technologyintegrat...
by TRobinson465
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: DhammakAya TipiTaka edition
Replies: 14
Views: 3295

Re: DhammakAya TipiTaka edition

Sutta Pitaka https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NVn_mJ8wYiAt3U3GJi8f9fKxJlep2J5D/view?usp=sharing Vinaya Pitaka (i think this is just partial) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Xm1mXubSFSBAn27RZ4YhQSH6-uqfUP2J/view?usp=sharing This isn't the Dhammakaya Tipiṭaka edition, - this is old Pāli Text Society...
by TRobinson465
Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: No self and self not exist
Replies: 21
Views: 3797

Re: No self and self not exist

Actually i take back what i said in the first part of my post above. It actually is relavent to the OPs question. I was too quick to judge. Apologies. :anjali:
by TRobinson465
Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: No self and self not exist
Replies: 21
Views: 3797

Re: No self and self not exist

In this DW topic of Dhammakaya replaces "anatta" with "atta" in their Tipitaka! This is pretty off topic and has nothing to do with the OPs question. But since this is isn't even accurate I think i should point out this thread here. https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?p=482775#p482775 Included ar...
by TRobinson465
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: No self and self not exist
Replies: 21
Views: 3797

Re: No self and self not exist

The five aggregates are not self. Namely, your form, sensations, perception, mental formations and conciousness are not self and you shouldnt cling to them or think of them as such. That is the teaching of the Buddha. You should not however, extrapolate this teaching of the Buddha to mean something ...
by TRobinson465
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Big beings?
Replies: 21
Views: 4319

Re: Big beings?

why could there only be one buddha per world? What would be the reason for that? Well there can only be one universal monarch per world system too because a universal monarch rules the whole world system using his wheel jewel to travel between realms. There obviously can't be two sovereigns at a ti...
by TRobinson465
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Big beings?
Replies: 21
Views: 4319

Re: Big beings?

confusedlayman wrote: Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:19 am
1000 brahma realms is part of 31 planes.. its not 3100 planes of existance... which means one buddha at a time in unlimited world
Actually there is only about 20 or so Brahma realms in the 31 planes. I think in this case he was talking about the Brahma realms as a whole being one thing.
by TRobinson465
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Big beings?
Replies: 21
Views: 4319

Re: Big beings?

Also, there is a sutta where the Buddha explains "there can only be one Buddha at a time per Solar System". So it is fair to assume there are Buddhas in other solar systems, where pretty much same thing happens. Regards. I'm pretty sure it's not one Buddha at a time per Solar System. I remember mor...
by TRobinson465
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: types of bodisattvas
Replies: 6
Views: 2388

Re: types of bodisattvas

It has anything to do with .. ?? Over time, a more varied analysis of bodhisattva careers developed focused on one's motivation. This can be seen in the Tibetan Buddhist teaching on three types of motivation for generating bodhicitta. According to Patrul Rinpoche's 19th century Words of My Perfect ...