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by justindesilva
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Seer asita why he cry?
Replies: 11
Views: 160

Re: Seer asita why he cry?

seer asita was on tour in deva world suddenly the devas became happy (both ariya and non ariya deva) When asked devas reply that buddha was born as baby... then seer went to buddha kingdom and told buddhas dad that his son become buddha.. asita cried as he will be reborn n immaterial plane and cant...
by justindesilva
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Atanatiya sutta
Replies: 0
Views: 58

Atanatiya sutta

During a paritta sutta deshana (overnight), the question arise whether ATNATIYA sutta is now chanted at the end of parittha session early morning ( Sri Lanka) is in order to dispel the evil spirits gathered ( as invited in a session earlier). This cannot be a good belief. But can some one detail thi...
by justindesilva
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Re-Birth
Replies: 19
Views: 384

Re: Re-Birth

You. However you want to put it. As you pass from youth to middle age to old age, similarly you pass to another body after death. If you are Enlightened, you will not be bewildered by such a change. Please refer to Paticca samuppada. That explains the process of samsara. I refrain here from explain...
by justindesilva
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Re-Birth
Replies: 19
Views: 384

Re: Re-Birth

"what is reborn" is a complicated issue and there are innumerable threads about this. I recommend searching for those. Genetics have nothing to do with rebirth because genes only exist in the physical form, which isn't reborn. The body and its genes are born, ages, gets old, dies, rots, and disappe...
by justindesilva
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: More than one being in a single life
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: More than one being in a single life

confusedlayman wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:33 pm
form wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:30 pm I have seen in a sutta that some human are also asura.
maybe by tendency and behavior
It is a matter of the mind. Even the stages of Sovan, sakurdagami, anagami, Arhat are conversions of mind states.
Sura asura too are are states of the mind.
by justindesilva
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Alara Kalama and Uddakarama have the ability to see past lives?
Replies: 49
Views: 653

Re: Did Alara Kalama and Uddakarama have the ability to see past lives?

Past life memories are therefore outside of the domain of scientific enquiry. Of course, that doesn’t mean they are false or meaningless. I disagree that pasts life memories are necessarily otuside the domain of scientific inquiry. Just telling me the telephone number you had in your past life and ...
by justindesilva
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Alara Kalama and Uddakarama have the ability to see past lives?
Replies: 49
Views: 653

Re: Did Alara Kalama and Uddakarama have the ability to see past lives?

why? so he lived like a brahma in this same life and communicated with them ? The suttas do not say any psychic power was used to recollect past nivasa. You appear confused, again. Pubbenivasanussati is a state of mind (or sati) where one who has reached 4 th jhana has. This state of sati also call...
by justindesilva
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha teach about the unconscious mind?
Replies: 13
Views: 190

Re: Did Buddha teach about the unconscious mind?

What is the pali word for unconscious mind? From what I have read vingnana is awareness of the mind which is consciousness. The opposite when the mind is off vingnana or unconscious is avingnana or avingnanika. When the mind is not in contact with 5 senses is avingnana or unconscious and is possibl...
by justindesilva
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ekaggatā only in 2nd jhana onwards in Pali Canon?
Replies: 19
Views: 303

Re: Ekaggatā only in 2nd jhana onwards in Pali Canon?

Wikipedia says that according to the Pali Canon, only the 2nd jhana and onwards has ekaggatā as a feature. What are they citing here other than the texts cited on the Wikipedia page? Which jhana descriptions? Phassa , vedana, sangna, cetana, ekaggata, jivitendriya, manasikara are called sabba citta...
by justindesilva
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ekaggatā only in 2nd jhana onwards in Pali Canon?
Replies: 19
Views: 303

Re: Ekaggatā only in 2nd jhana onwards in Pali Canon?

Wikipedia says that according to the Pali Canon, only the 2nd jhana and onwards has ekaggatā as a feature. What are they citing here other than the texts cited on the Wikipedia page? Which jhana descriptions? Phassa , vedana, sangna, cetana, ekaggata, jivitendriya, manasikara are called sabba citta...
by justindesilva
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Alara Kalama and Uddakarama have the ability to see past lives?
Replies: 49
Views: 653

Re: Did Alara Kalama and Uddakarama have the ability to see past lives?

Buddha learned this technique with his own effort. What exactly is this "technique"? :shrug: Pubbenisanussati. Lord budda determined to receive enlightenment under the bo tree meditated with anapana sati bhavana. He then entering in to jhana was blessed with abijna (a mind state) and could see the ...
by justindesilva
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Duality in Theravada
Replies: 27
Views: 483

Re: Duality in Theravada

Who say there is no duality in Theravada? It is an important aspect in Theravada as it emphasises on balance on things, being relax, being natural etc. There are many contrasting pairs mentioned as well. Complicating Theravada damma is for those who try to follow buddhagosa and nagarjuna etc. If we...
by justindesilva
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Practicing at home vs going homeless?
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Re: Practicing at home vs going homeless?

confusedlayman wrote: Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:39 am is it possible to become anagami with bank account?
Yes with a zero balance.
by justindesilva
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Practicing at home vs going homeless?
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Re: Practicing at home vs going homeless?

Hello, What's better as in the title? Few things I think I needed are food, toilets, a solitude place, a charging wall, internet wifi. I have all of that at home, I have my own bed room that no one comes and disturb. I have no job and have total freedom at home, should I practice at home or going h...
by justindesilva
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are there any 1 main holy book in Buddhism?
Replies: 14
Views: 330

Re: Are there any 1 main holy book in Buddhism?

Hi, For example, Bhagavad gita is the main book for hinduism. Even though other scriptures are great for knowledge, but 1 main holy book is maybe enough in my understanding. For Buddhism, which book is it, or are they many books (how many books?), I want to buy them so I can start reading, I want t...