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by justindesilva
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dreams.?
Replies: 12
Views: 137

Re: Dreams.?

Justin, is there a link to the sutta you mention..? I found one version but no mention of anything that could be interpreted as you say. Some more ideas : alaya vijnana - a fourth century Mahayana concept meaning roughly a storehouse of kamma seed anusaya - latent tendencies The answer may be in sa...
by justindesilva
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dreams.?
Replies: 12
Views: 137

Re: Dreams.?

Where are dreams.? Where do they come from.? Why are they..? ____ A researcher Dr.Azad Uduman , ( hypnotists society) with an american university explains that our consciousness is partitioned in to 3 compartments, past ( past events stored) present ( ongoing consciouness) and future ( where future...
by justindesilva
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Finding something someone has lost
Replies: 14
Views: 220

Re: Finding something someone has lost

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:54 pm
It is also theft in the UK.

Finders Keepers
I have often seen that Roman dutch law and karma do not tally. Eg. Death for a killer is the RD law punishment.
3 months imprisonment for a theft. Yet will such a punishment wave off karma.
by justindesilva
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Emotional intimacy only for couples? Why is it not needed?
Replies: 17
Views: 396

Re: Emotional intimacy only for couples? Why is it not needed?

Why is it not needed? dogs need it, trees don't Buddhism is sort of like nature Prince Siddhartha was emotionally tied up to princess Yasodara as long as they were husband and wife. When prince Siddhartha decided to go in to solitude he forced his emotions to be suppressed which meant to break off ...
by justindesilva
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right Livelihood and Abortion
Replies: 22
Views: 285

Re: Right Livelihood and Abortion

When Angulimala as directed by his teacher went on killing people to collect 1000 fingers he did not accumulate Karma because he did it on instruction and was not his intention. Lord Buddha stopped him before he would kill his mother and preached him to become an Arhant no sooner following this inc...
by justindesilva
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right Livelihood and Abortion
Replies: 22
Views: 285

Re: Right Livelihood and Abortion

Greetings, When Angulimala as directed by his teacher went on killing people to collect 1000 fingers he did not accumulate Karma because he did it on instruction and was not his intention. Got anything to support this perspective? Following that logic, would abortion suddenly become OK because it's...
by justindesilva
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right Livelihood and Abortion
Replies: 22
Views: 285

Re: Right Livelihood and Abortion

My question is, is this wrong livelihood This is not a negative act, just as it not a negative act - an autopsy of the corpses by a pathologist. The doctor who does the abortion - commits murder. If you do not want such a specialty, then all is well. When Angulimala as directed by his teacher went ...
by justindesilva
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Finding something someone has lost
Replies: 14
Views: 220

Re: Finding something someone has lost

The precept is to not take that which is not given to you. If you drop your wallet on the street, are you giving it away? This is the principle of 2nd precept. If it is lost and found it means it is not earned dutifully. Hence if the real owner can not be found the best thing to be done is to give ...
by justindesilva
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right livelihood or harmlessness
Replies: 14
Views: 389

Re: Right livelihood or harmlessness

For example, the ascetic way of life of hermits and monks is not necessarily beneficial to health. The right means of livelihood are the means that would not contribute to the violation of the 5 rules for the laity and the rules of Patimokkha for bhikkhu. No more, no less. :goodpost: We should be i...
by justindesilva
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Past slander of the Buddha = hell?
Replies: 12
Views: 238

Re: Past slander of the Buddha = hell?

I am not a Buddhist scholar, but I cannot imagine that severe of a cause and effect of speaking what you felt to be true at the time. That is different than a person who has taken refuge in the Buddha, Dharma and the Sangha who then intentionally seeks to cause harm to the Buddha through words and ...
by justindesilva
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Citta and Vinnana?
Replies: 60
Views: 939

Re: What is the difference between Citta and Vinnana?

What is the difference between Citta and Vinnana? Where do you find Citta in Dependent Origination? Please quote some Sutta to support your answer. Citta gives rise to 52 cetasika which define the quality of citta arising and it is these cetasika which defines klesa or aklesa. Vingana in turn acts ...
by justindesilva
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Citta and Vinnana?
Replies: 60
Views: 939

Re: What is the difference between Citta and Vinnana?

What is the difference between Citta and Vinnana? Where do you find Citta in Dependent Origination? Please quote some Sutta to support your answer. Citta gives rise to 52 cetasika which define the quality of citta arising and it is these cetasika which defines klesa or aklesa. Vingana in turn acts ...
by justindesilva
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN22.62 Scope of language?
Replies: 23
Views: 388

Re: SN22.62 Scope of language?

What are these three? “Mendicants, there are these three scopes of language, terminology, and descriptions. They’re uncorrupted, as they have been since the beginning. They’re not being corrupted now, nor will they be. Sensible ascetics and brahmins don’t look down on them. “Tayome, bhikkhave, niru...
by justindesilva
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: when is the end of suffering?
Replies: 24
Views: 590

Re: when is the end of suffering?

Hi all, When do you think is the end of suffering, . Greetings Zachary What is suffering if you mind defining ? If suffering is from ignorance , sankhara to birth , old age , death the whole mass of sufferings ? Then it would be clear , suffering stop at death ends . Regards We as beings are here o...
by justindesilva
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN22.62 Scope of language?
Replies: 23
Views: 388

Re: SN22.62 Scope of language?

SN22.62 Scope of language? Wha the message of this sutta in your words? https://suttacentral.net/sn22.62/en/sujato After reading a sinhala version I undersrand......... Nir utpatthi is literally no births. This refers to pancendriya rupa vedana sanna sankara vingnana. Once any of the pancendriya ap...