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by justindesilva
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Animals
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Re: Animals

Is there any Theravada chanting or puja I can do for animal who has passed away? With my knowledge no chanting or Pooja. I have heard and seen people offering dhana to Sangha or poor unaffordable wishing a better punarbhava or abode for the dead animal. It will be a wholesome act benefitting both t...
by justindesilva
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Finding a sangha durring current events?
Replies: 8
Views: 210

Re:

In christianity there is the idea of the saint. Some churches take this seriously in particular ways. A saint for them is a person who has demonstrated certain qualities. There are also churches where the word is used for any and all members of that church irrespective of the particular qualities. ...
by justindesilva
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Finding a sangha durring current events?
Replies: 8
Views: 210

Re: Finding a sangha durring current events?

SakeFlip wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:44 pm
Hello, my practice stopped and is not seeking other platforms to continue. Are there virtual sanghas I would be able to join?
May I ask the need for a Sangha to practise buddhism.
Just follow the five precepts to start with and keep concentrated on breath as meditation.
by justindesilva
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why no metta for opposite gender?
Replies: 44
Views: 828

Re: Why no metta for opposite gender?

I came across this term by accident when looking for metta meditation in general. Lingavisabhāga - No metta for a person of opposite gender. Why? Can anyone shed any light. :? Found it here also but it says nothing about why https://buddhism.stackexchange.com/questions/12414/metta-for-dead-father :...
by justindesilva
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Other meditation suttas
Replies: 22
Views: 354

Re: Other meditation suttas

What are the most important meditation-focused suttas, other than the Satipatthana Sutta and the Anapanasati Sutta? Which ones have you found most helpful? One most important meditation is metta bhavana. Karaniys metta sutta explains what it is as explained by Lord Buddha. The importance and result...
by justindesilva
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sankara in Paticca samuppada
Replies: 10
Views: 277

Re: Sankara in Paticca samuppada

With ignorance as condition, (comes) the coactions ( Avijjāpaccayā saṅkhārā ). These coactions ( saṅkhārā) are the kāya, vacī and citta coactions. ------- Paccaya, [Ved. pratyaya - act. pratī] pratī = prati-√ इ i prati = towards √ इ i = - to flow ; to blow, to spread - to arise from - to appear , m...
by justindesilva
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: is there someone who has a satisfying lay life
Replies: 25
Views: 493

Re: is there someone who has a satisfying lay life

I do but lay life is limiting in many ways. Intention to ordain is right resolve, part of pañña, so don't give up on that. I too had the intention to be ordained. But being the only boy in the family, I had to marry to satisfy my parents. Yet I kept to the five precepts strictly and even today. Alo...
by justindesilva
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sankara in Paticca samuppada
Replies: 10
Views: 277

Re: Sankara in Paticca samuppada

Sankara is explained as kaya Sankara , vaci Sankara and citta Sankara and can be understood in nama Rupa. Hello Justin. Could you kindly clarify the above statement? Thank you In abhidamma pitaka by rev. Nyanathiloka pge 102 as Sankara - yamaka " There are three kinds of formations: Jaya Sankara ( ...
by justindesilva
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sankara in Paticca samuppada
Replies: 10
Views: 277

Re: Sankara in Paticca samuppada

Sankara is explained as kaya Sankara , vaci Sankara and citta Sankara and can be understood in nama Rupa. Hello Justin. Could you kindly clarify the above statement? Thank you In abhidamma pitaka by rev. Nyanathiloka pge 102 as Sankara - yamaka " There are three kinds of formations: Jaya Sankara ( ...
by justindesilva
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sankara in Paticca samuppada
Replies: 10
Views: 277

Sankara in Paticca samuppada

Avidya paccays Sankara is the first statement and Vingnana paccaya nama Rupa is the third step in the 12 links of Paticca samuppada. Sankara is explained as kaya Sankara , vaci Sankara and citta Sankara and can be understood in nama Rupa. But is it the same as Kaya, vaci, and citta in the first step...
by justindesilva
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The language used by brahmins
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: The language used by brahmins

I came across some posters of other forum says brahmins at Buddha times speaks magadha local language . what was the language used by the brahmins in daily to converse between themselves ? And what language used when the Buddha went approached the brahmins to preach ? How many type of language used...
by justindesilva
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why is citta not an aggregate or niddana?
Replies: 83
Views: 2067

Re: Why is citta not an aggregate or niddana?

How come they get translated differently if they are synonyms? I usually see vinnana translated as consciousness or awareness and citta nearly always as mind? But don’t think I have ever see the reverse translations used for these words (I.e vinnana as mind and citta and consciousness) In reference...
by justindesilva
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Nirvana a suicide in the good sense of the word?
Replies: 60
Views: 909

Re: Is Nirvana a suicide in the good sense of the word?

Is Nirvana a suicide in the good sense of the word? Meaning of Nirvana is getting into a state of mind with no desires. From this state a condition of rebecoming after death or rebirth does not arise. A cuticitta is not arising. Hence there is no wish here to kill ones own self. The conditions of P...
by justindesilva
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Loving kindness (metta) and compassion
Replies: 23
Views: 545

Re: Loving kindness (metta) and compassion

Question, can both be exercise together at the same time during a meditation moment? In fact metta is not limited but is part of illimitable state of Brahma vihara or unbounded states of mind, with an arhant. Metta , muditha, karuna , upekkha are all in an unbounded states of mind that spreads with...
by justindesilva
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Loving kindness (metta) and compassion
Replies: 23
Views: 545

Re: Loving kindness (metta) and compassion

Question, can both be exercise together at the same time during a meditation moment? In fact metta is not limited but is part of illimitable state of Brahma vihara or unbounded states of mind, with an arhant. Metta , muditha, karuna , upekkha are all in an unbounded states of mind that spreads with...