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by TRobinson465
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: According to Orthodox Theravada only, in the suttas, is nibbana the self?
Replies: 23
Views: 854

Re: According to Orthodox Theravada only, in the suttas, is nibbana the self?

Well, the Suttas say " Sabbe dhamma anatta ", which is taken to mean that all things are devoid of self; and the contrast with all sankhara , or compounded phenomena, is often taken to mean that the "all things" include the unconditioned, or nibbana . Thank you. Which sutta is this quote from exact...
by TRobinson465
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Uposatha
Replies: 36
Views: 1860

Re: Uposatha

Id also like to point out that all the Buddhist holy days take place on full moons (vesak, magha and asalha). Is it explained anywhere why they take place on full moons specifically? just out of coincidence or something? or perhaps no coincidence but just not explained anywhere. which i would take a...
by TRobinson465
Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Uposatha
Replies: 36
Views: 1860

Re: Uposatha

Besides, what would you say to Astronauts on the moon? which phase are they affected by? Not that I dont agree with the points you have made (im really just asking if there is a scriptural or commentarial basis for this belief out of curiousity). but the moon phases would still exist even for ppl o...
by TRobinson465
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Uposatha
Replies: 36
Views: 1860

Re: Uposatha

paul wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:43 am
Personally I experience noticeable mental energy on the full moon day and a decrease around the new moon:
same with me on the full moon.
by TRobinson465
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Uposatha
Replies: 36
Views: 1860

Uposatha

Hi there, I am wondering if anyone knows any suttas/commentaries that explain why the full/new/half moons are special in Buddhism. I am aware of the customs of the arahants and such, i am just wondering if there is any explanation as to why these particular moon phases are special. Thanks in advance...
by TRobinson465
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Adultery precept: who is man/woman under protection?
Replies: 9
Views: 654

Re: Adultery precept: who is man/woman under protection?

Good morning ! I would like to know, what man or woman is considered as under protection ? I have a concrete example , if woman is no more with a father of her child, no no more sleeps in the same bed, if officially separated from him, but still living under the same roof. Is this woman concidered ...
by TRobinson465
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jambudipa
Replies: 59
Views: 2534

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: 59
Views: 2534

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: 59
Views: 2534

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: 1245

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: 1245

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: 2051

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: 3329

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: 59
Views: 2534

Re: Jambudipa

how interesting.
by TRobinson465
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jambudipa
Replies: 59
Views: 2534

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.