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Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 2 different types of approaches to reading the Nikayas
Replies: 8
Views: 171

Re: 2 different types of approaches to reading the Nikayas

1) Read first and understand as what one mostly has no direct experience 2) Read and only accept what one has experience before Which style is more superior? Neither of these approaches say anything about the reader's intention for reading. Yet it is possibly the reader's intention that makes all t...
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Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The brain of the Albert Einstein
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Re: The brain of the Albert Einstein

I understand that those with no biological science background or interest may not like this topic. If u have watched the video, you will see scientists pointing out the difference in Einstein's brain and a normal brain. There are also scientists currently studying the physiological change with respe...
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Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 2 different types of approaches to reading the Nikayas
Replies: 8
Views: 171

2 different types of approaches to reading the Nikayas

1) Read first and understand as what one mostly has no direct experience

2) Read and only accept what one has experience before

Which style is more superior?
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Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The brain of the Albert Einstein
Replies: 7
Views: 364

The brain of the Albert Einstein



Although no one have seen the brain of the Buddha, I think it will not be normal in certain aspects.
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Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mystic beings
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Mystic beings

https://sg.yahoo.com/news/largest-flyin ... 00792.html

The remains of such large animals is very seldom found. Maybe this is why remains of a Naga etc. has never been seen before.
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Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha foresee that his teachings will become writings in mass distribution?
Replies: 12
Views: 308

Re: Did the Buddha foresee that his teachings will become writings in mass distribution?

In the Bible when some messengers had visions into the future, they may not describe certain things in terms contemporary person can understand. For example, in revelation some believes the flying locusts are actually helicopters. Surely the Buddha will also have communication gaps with someone from...
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Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How do you know that you are a once returner (Sakdagami)?
Replies: 12
Views: 498

Re: How do you know that you are a once returner (Sakdagami)?

Two kinds of people that know this and are very sure of it are:
1) real once returner

2) crazy people
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Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 4TN are not for everyone
Replies: 65
Views: 965

Re: 4TN are not for everyone

Is 4NT the heap of leaves the Buddha referred to?
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Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Differences between equanimity in 4th Jhana & 7 Foe
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Re: Differences between equanimity in 4th Jhana & 7 Foe

I dun see them as different equanimity. Just difference in intensity. There is a sutta in SN that mention the balance between concentration, equanimity and mindfulness has to be balanced to achieve enlightenment.
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Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha foresee that his teachings will become writings in mass distribution?
Replies: 12
Views: 308

Re: Did the Buddha foresee that his teachings will become writings in mass distribution?

Or did he intent his teachings to remain utter verses? And it is for those that can understand to get the message. The more versions, the more distortion.
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Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nama Rupa and Contact
Replies: 10
Views: 435

Re: Nama Rupa and Contact

Also, from sn12.2 there is this: From the cessation of consciousness comes the cessation of name-&-form. From the cessation of name-&-form comes the cessation of the six sense media. From the cessation of the six sense media comes the cessation of contact. From the cessation of contact comes the ce...
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Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Celibacy and physical health
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: Celibacy and physical health

Not sure whether this was stated in the pali canon but I heard this from a sermon. (This is about the male physiology.) Buddha has proven the existence of life force (prāna) and this is also widely used in Hinduism (according to the Venerable Thero who preached this sermon). When you release (ejacu...
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Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Celibacy and physical health
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: Celibacy and physical health

Is there any info in the nikaya that states Celibacy can lead to good physical health? Celibacy usually refer to just for male or both genders? The term used for Celibacy is Brahmacari. Abstaining from sex is only one aspect of celibacy. In fact brahmacari means superiority in spirituality. One sup...