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by JiWe2
Tue May 15, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Ivanka Trump arrives to watch the slaughter
Replies: 32
Views: 715

Re: Ivanka Trump arrives to watch the slaughter

The "true" capital is in Shechem. Jerusalem was the capital of Judah, not Israel, but Judah dominated in the end and made Jerusalem the capital for the whole kingdom. Shechem was the site where the Lord gave the Canaanite's land to Abraham's offspring: Genesis 12: 1 The LORD said to Abram, "Go fort...
by JiWe2
Mon May 14, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: VIDEO: White woman calls police on Blacks having a BBQ at the lake.
Replies: 44
Views: 860

Re: VIDEO: White woman calls police on Blacks having a BBQ at the lake.

The municipal code had something about charcoal type grills not being allowed, but would you do something like this? No, I wouldn't. But if I wanted charcoal bbq I'd try to use a place where charcoal bbq is allowed. And if I wasn't aware of the rules and regulations and someone mentioned them to me...
by JiWe2
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Judaism & Brahmanism vs Buddhism & Christianity
Replies: 25
Views: 620

Re: Judaism & Brahmanism vs Buddhism & Christianity

No_Mind wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:51 pm
Any more conjectures that you wish to share ..
No. Now the conjectures are balanced to my liking. 8-)
by JiWe2
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Judaism & Brahmanism vs Buddhism & Christianity
Replies: 25
Views: 620

Re: Judaism & Brahmanism vs Buddhism & Christianity

Hinduism never attacked Buddhism in any way (other than at debates) so "Hinduism defeated Buddhism" is wrong statement. Please do not invent history (rather dangerous since most who visit this forum have no idea of ancient Indian history). Buddhism declined because it lost popularity and due to Isl...
by JiWe2
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Pacceka Buddha translated as Lonely Buddha ?
Replies: 24
Views: 521

Re: Pacceka Buddha translated as Lonely Buddha ?

Khuddaka Nikaya The Collection of Little Texts 13. Apadana — Stories Biographies, in verse, of the Buddha, 41 Paccekabuddhas ("silent" Buddhas), 549 arahant bhikkhus and 40 arahant bhikkhunis. Many of these stories are characterized by flowery paeans celebrating the glory, wonder, magnificence, etc...
by JiWe2
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?
Replies: 174
Views: 3635

Re: Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?

If you take the problem with samsara seriously, then the situation is a bit like in the movie Armageddon, where an asteroid is threating all life on earth. Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck decide to leave their daughter/girlfriend Liv Tyler in order to save the world and in the end they destroy that ast...
by JiWe2
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada in 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 1814

Re: Theravada in 2018

Here's an old story how the Buddha's teaching got more followers: Then the venerable Assaji,having dressed in the morning, taking his bowl and robe, entered Rājagaha for almsfood. He was pleasing whether he was approaching or departing, whether he was looking in front or looking behind, whether he w...
by JiWe2
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can we attain Nibbana in this day and age?
Replies: 79
Views: 1477

Re: Can we attain Nibbana in this day and age?

The Buddha said the suttas will be the teacher when he is gone. This is the answer I was waiting for. But I am looking for the exact word and the Sutta reference. :twothumbsup: The Blessed One’s Final Exhortation: Now the Blessed One spoke to the Venerable Ānanda, saying: “It may be, Ānanda, that t...
by JiWe2
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ajahn Brahm Responds To "Secular Mindfulness"
Replies: 56
Views: 1438

Re: Ajahn Brahm Responds To "Secular Mindfulness"

I watched yesterday this recent talk by B. Alan Wallace on "The Buddhist Science of Mind." Lots of interesting stuff re: mind, brain, materialism, empirical science, samadhi, different possible dimensions of the concept "mind" etc. and even secular mindfulness is mentioned. This presentation has som...
by JiWe2
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are we nouns or verbs?
Replies: 12
Views: 270

Re: Are we nouns or verbs?

There are nouns, there are verbs, there are processes. "We" are not nouns, "we" are not verbs, "we" are not processes.

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by JiWe2
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Sāriputta in the Mahāparinibbāna sutta?
Replies: 14
Views: 580

Re: Sāriputta in the Mahāparinibbāna sutta?

Phew. I finished the sutta. More than 7 hours did it take me. Last two times I read it (back in 2007 and ca. 2012), it took me about 5 hours, but today I also had breaks and a few other extraneous things to attend to. I was also more attentive while reading it and enjoyed it more than before. It is...
by JiWe2
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Righteous Anger
Replies: 8
Views: 466

Re: Righteous Anger

One sutta comment regarding anger: Having Slain At Savatthi. Standing to one side, that devatā addressed the Blessed One in verse: “Having slain what does one sleep soundly? Having slain what does one not sorrow? What is the one thing, O Gotama, Whose killing you approve?” The Blessed One: “Having s...
by JiWe2
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Ignoring jury duty request
Replies: 29
Views: 1976

Re: Ignoring jury duty request

Yeah, living according to the laws/rules/regulations of one's surrounding community is usually good for one's peace of mind. And a peaceful mind is often beneficial in one's buddhist practice. This thread reminded me of Plato's Crito (tr. by G.M.A. Grube): SOCRATES: “Reflect now, Socrates,” the laws...
by JiWe2
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Bhikkhu Anālayo’s e-learning course on the Nibbana sermons by Bhikkhu Katukurunde Ñāṇananda
Replies: 80
Views: 6396

Re: Bhikkhu Anālayo’s e-learning course on the Nibbana sermons by Bhikkhu Katukurunde Ñāṇananda

"Now the child has recognised the rubber ball not by the name that the world has given it, but by those factors included under 'name' in nāma-rūpa, namely feeling, perception, intention, contact and attention." "This shows that the definition of nāma in nāma-rūpa takes us back to the most fundament...
by JiWe2
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Bhikkhu Anālayo’s e-learning course on the Nibbana sermons by Bhikkhu Katukurunde Ñāṇananda
Replies: 80
Views: 6396

Re: Bhikkhu Anālayo’s e-learning course on the Nibbana sermons by Bhikkhu Katukurunde Ñāṇananda

.... The only reference as a pre-Bhuddist text in yours galore, is the reference to the Bṛi. Up.6.5.3. And it has the meaning of **explained**, as in: "These white Yajuses (sacrificial formulas) are **explained** by Yājnavalkya". Here **explained** means: "in his view". As in "what he deems to be"....
by JiWe2
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Bhikkhu Anālayo’s e-learning course on the Nibbana sermons by Bhikkhu Katukurunde Ñāṇananda
Replies: 80
Views: 6396

Re: Bhikkhu Anālayo’s e-learning course on the Nibbana sermons by Bhikkhu Katukurunde Ñāṇananda

In Pali, Akkheyya is the gerund of akkhāti (in SN 1.20 above) Akkhāti,[ā + khyā] - to declare, tell. Sanskrit, Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch: ākhyā (von khyā mit ā) f. Benennung, Name khyā — ā — 4) "benennen, Jmd" oder "Etwas als Etwas bezeichnen" ; mit zwei acc.: saptasāmopagī...
by JiWe2
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Bhikkhu Anālayo’s e-learning course on the Nibbana sermons by Bhikkhu Katukurunde Ñāṇananda
Replies: 80
Views: 6396

Re: Bhikkhu Anālayo’s e-learning course on the Nibbana sermons by Bhikkhu Katukurunde Ñāṇananda

Those who did not register (like me!) need not fear. From the link that Mike gave: The last day to register was April 20. In late July/early August, we will publicly post all the content from this lecture series. :woohoo: Not sure when they made these Nibbāna Lectures of Bhikkhu Anālayo available, ...
by JiWe2
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The racial appearance of the Buddha: Vasala 'outcaste'
Replies: 47
Views: 7562

Re: The racial appearance of the Buddha: Vasala 'outcaste'

The primary piece of evidence that Beckwith provides for the Buddha being Scythian is that the epithet Śakamuni, in its Gāndhārī spelling, could be inter- preted to mean ‘Sage of the Sakas’, i.e. an eastern branch of the Scythian people, rather than the usual ‘Sage of the Sakyans’, i.e. a clan that...
by JiWe2
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Is insight practiced in or out of jhana?
Replies: 25
Views: 1308

Re: Is insight practiced in or out of jhana?

"Whatever qualities there are in the first/second/third/fourth jhana — [...] — he ferreted them out one after another. Known to him they arose, known to him they remained, known to him they subsided. He discerned, 'So this is how these qualities, not having been, come into play. Having been, they v...
by JiWe2
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Introductory resources
Replies: 43
Views: 26143

Re: Introductory resources

The Life and Teachings of the Buddha, According to the oldest texts, Compiled from various sources by Allan R. Bomhard (2015) "This work started out as a revision of the 4th edition (1988) of The Buddha and His Teachings by Nārada Mahāthera (1898—1983). However, so many changes have been made and so...