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Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Systematic way to learn and practice dhamma
Replies: 3
Views: 17

Re: Systematic way to learn and practice dhamma

cappuccino wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:54 pm
read the scriptures every day

trying to understand everything
It can be quite disorganized.
by form
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha addresses himself as the Buddha ?
Replies: 3
Views: 29

Re: Did the Buddha addresses himself as the Buddha ?

The term Tathagatha is considered as a word that should only only appears in relatively late pali suttas by Pande.
by form
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Systematic way to learn and practice dhamma
Replies: 3
Views: 17

Systematic way to learn and practice dhamma

So far I find by organising information as much as possible according to the 4nt and 8fold path is still the best scheme.

Any other good system?
by form
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Have you ever had suicidal thoughts?
Replies: 29
Views: 341

Re: Have you ever had suicidal thoughts?

...Unfortunately someone who considers suicide is probably mentally troubled and not in the best position to practice for nibanna. I think the more important question is, how to escape from suicidal thoughts, in accordance to dhamma? There may be instances of people who actually would be in need fo...
by form
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How four Brahama Viihara connected with the Jhana?
Replies: 46
Views: 704

Re: How four Brahama Viihara connected with the Jhana?

This may suggest that switching meditation objects if appropriately and timely can be beneficial in a meditation session to move up and down the ladder.
by form
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How four Brahama Viihara connected with the Jhana?
Replies: 46
Views: 704

Re: How four Brahama Viihara connected with the Jhana?

Thank you, Bhante. So can I say like this? The highest Jahana you can attain using Metta is the fourth Jhana. The highest Jahana you can attain using Kauna is the fourth Jhana + infinity space The highest Jahana you can attain using Mudhita is the fourth Jhana+infinity space+Infinity consciousness ...
by form
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why does a streamenterer only have 6 lives left to enlightenment?
Replies: 21
Views: 384

Re: Why does a streamenterer only have 6 lives left to enlightenment?

Dhammanando wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:12 am
form wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:28 am
The rebirth in high caste families information is from the suttas or commentaries?
Both glosses are from the commentaries. The kola in kolaṅkola is a modified form of kula, which in Indian texts in general refers to any families except low-caste ones.
Thank you.
by form
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why does a streamenterer only have 6 lives left to enlightenment?
Replies: 21
Views: 384

Re: Why does a streamenterer only have 6 lives left to enlightenment?

Family to family? What exactly does family means in this regard? In the commentaries it is sometimes glossed as rebirths in two or three further states of existence and sometimes more narrowly as two or three rebirths in high-caste human families. Thank you Bhante for the interesting info. The rebi...
by form
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why does a streamenterer only have 6 lives left to enlightenment?
Replies: 21
Views: 384

Re: Why does a streamenterer only have 6 lives left to enlightenment?

A monk ever told me that he suspect the Buddha only said after a couple of lives but later the record became 7 lives exactly, no more no less. Arriving at arahatta after a couple of lives would make one a "family-to-family" (or "clan-to-clan") stream-entrant, not a seven-times-at-most kind. What so...
by form
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How four Brahama Viihara connected with the Jhana?
Replies: 46
Views: 704

Re: How four Brahama Viihara connected with the 8 Jhana?

What is the logic behind equating four Brahama Vihara's to Jhanas? (i) one who abides in lovingkindness can easily apply his mind to a beautiful colour kasiṇa and quickly attain the beautiful liberation (i.e., jhāna based on a colour kasiṇa); (ii) one who abides in compassion recognizes the danger ...
by form
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How four Brahama Viihara connected with the Jhana?
Replies: 46
Views: 704

Re: How four Brahama Viihara connected with the Jhana?

Venerable Sir. Where in the Suttas does the Buddha advise to use Kasinas? Or is this purely commentary? The Suttas mention kasiṇas, but in a manner so terse and opaque that it's hard to understand what they're all about. The commentaries, especially the Visuddhimagga, are the source of the detailed...
by form
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why does a streamenterer only have 6 lives left to enlightenment?
Replies: 21
Views: 384

Re: Why does a streamenterer only have 6 lives left to enlightenment?

A monk ever told me that he suspect the Buddha only said after a couple of lives but later the record became 7 lives exactly, no more no less.
by form
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Among the Twelve Nidānas, why does Avijjā lead to Saṅkhāra?
Replies: 18
Views: 260

Re: Among the Twelve Nidānas, why does Avijjā lead to Saṅkhāra?

Avijja is not realising that "All" is burning. Without disenchantment(nibbida) sankhara(preparations will keep arising). The sequence “nibbidā virāgā nirodhā". "Bhikkhus, all is burning. And what is the all that is burning? "The eye is burning, forms are burning, eye-consciousness is burning, eye-c...
by form
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Among the Twelve Nidānas, why does Avijjā lead to Saṅkhāra?
Replies: 18
Views: 260

Re: Among the Twelve Nidānas, why does Avijjā lead to Saṅkhāra?

However, why does Ignorance (Avijjā) lead to Fabrications (Saṅkhāra)? Buddha describe the process of dependent origination because it portray the actual happening starting from ignorance . Ignorance is not attentive to the truth of the nature therefore not seeing the reality in which then led to th...