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by justindesilva
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Atheistic Buddhism
Replies: 10
Views: 518

Re: Atheistic Buddhism

:goodpost:
This last post is an intelligent answer to the question of humans beings born as opapatika.
by justindesilva
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "the path is born"
Replies: 11
Views: 261

Re: "the path is born"

This is why and where a buddhist starts with panca sila. The first five factors of arya ashtanga marga is observed
here.
by justindesilva
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 214
Views: 17905

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Could you or anyone else please explain how the concept of "impermanence" was used by the Buddha to explain the arising of suffering in this world? It appears when Buddha taught about Anicca he was not talking about the transient nature of the Rupa. Could you give your opinion on the following post...
by justindesilva
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Mind and mind-object
Replies: 18
Views: 3363

Re: Mind and mind-object

I think of mind-objects are thoughts in their various subtle and gross forms, or mental images. These originate from seeded memory in the Sankhara formation and appear as mind-objects in consciousness. Attention and discrimination by consciousness towards these mind-objects, similar in nature to pe...
by justindesilva
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Atheistic Buddhism
Replies: 10
Views: 518

Re: Atheistic Buddhsm (attn: DootDoot)

Here I am only touching the point of opapathika births. Reference Mahasihanada sutta as noted by me. Accordingly there are 4 types of birth: 1. Birth from a womb ( mammals) 2.Birth from eggs( birds) 3. Birth from dampness or moisture( worms) 4. Births as spontaneous ( opapatika). The 4th , opapatik...
by justindesilva
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dangers of Meditation
Replies: 18
Views: 332

Re: Dangers of Meditation

Recently I read something online, can't find the link now. Anyway, the scholar says something like this: When we sit down and do nothing, it becomes hard for us, NOT because doing nothing is hard. But when we have nothing to do, we are forced to come face to face with the inner demons, subconscious...
by justindesilva
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Atheistic Buddhism
Replies: 10
Views: 518

Re: Atheistic Buddhsm (attn: DootDoot)

Can you please give an atheistic interpretation of that paragraph? So back to topic, this is the subject of MN 68 , which refers to all four noble attainments & explains why the Buddha (reportedly) made these declarations about the attainments of others. It seems obvious by the description of the s...
by justindesilva
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can we teach Anicca, Dukkha , Anatta without the teaching of rebirth and Kamma?
Replies: 43
Views: 434

Re: Can we teach Anicca, Dukkha , Anatta without the teaching of rebirth and Kamma?

I would find it easier to accept that label I don't think it is the right label. Perhaps I would call him/her a socially responsible Nhilist. If a person does not accept Dependent Origination, Noble Eightfold Path and Four Noble Truths, s/he is not a Buddhist. Are you a Buddhist? https://dhammawhee...
by justindesilva
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can we teach Anicca, Dukkha , Anatta without the teaching of rebirth and Kamma?
Replies: 43
Views: 434

Re: Can we teach Anicca, Dukkha , Anatta without the teaching of rebirth and Kamma?

If there is only 1 life , why want to Invest so much in trainings ? You can have a happy and stress-free life. I can have a happy and stress free life without training also . Recently an incident of a cruel killing of a leopard shown on TV showed the killer taking the dead carcus on his shoulders b...
by justindesilva
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Non-Returner
Replies: 56
Views: 603

Re: Non-Returner

I am talking about break up of the kaya. since this is literally a discussion about my option of words now. this is right. The word ""kaya" does not appear to necessarily mean the "physical body". This post is appreciated as a unique enquiry and informative dialogue. In the mean time may I point ou...
by justindesilva
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: pativiratō hōti - interesting translation from by puredhamma.net
Replies: 29
Views: 832

Re: pativiratō hōti - interesting translation from by puredhamma.net

Hi Justin, I am dead against kiling mice from any means as it leads against the 1st precept. But I have found because of this nature of mine the others at my home are suffering from various atrocities of mice. The only method of catching them was getting them trapped in a cage and delivering them f...
by justindesilva
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: pativiratō hōti - interesting translation from by puredhamma.net
Replies: 29
Views: 832

Re: pativiratō hōti - interesting translation from by puredhamma.net

@justindesilva You said: "Yet in dammacakkapavattana sutta the term anitya means nothing else but momentary change." Can you provide the Pali verse from the sutta and explain where it says anitya means momentary change? This is a critical point. " Anitya " is not a Pali word, it is a Sanskrit word....
by justindesilva
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A theme I noticed among buddhism and monks
Replies: 14
Views: 291

Re: A theme I noticed among buddhism and monks

In MN 38 the Buddha really admonishes and verbally attacks the monk Sāti, the Fisherman's son, calling him worthless and foolish. When Sati is sad and regretful, the Buddha kicks him while he's already down. All the monk did wrong was misunderstand a teaching. Well, it would seem Sati had obviously...
by justindesilva
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: pativiratō hōti - interesting translation from by puredhamma.net
Replies: 29
Views: 832

Re: pativiratō hōti - interesting translation from by puredhamma.net

[quote=DooDoot post @rightviewftw: [/quote] Not sure why you keep posting this. 99% of puthujjana would never do the above. Why lower moral standards by inferring not doing the above is somehow exemplary? :shrug: Causing sangha bheda (spreading wrong Dhamma is included here). Taking refuge in anyone...
by justindesilva
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: duality and non-duality in theravada
Replies: 56
Views: 1491

Re: duality and non-duality in theravada

Samadhi is not complete in itself, it must be balanced by insight thereby completing a duality, otherwise the practitioner would be following a Hindu path. Samadhi is often misunderstood. Why? Samadhi is often referred to as concentration only. Concentration of what. Concentration means focussing t...