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Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 187
Views: 1940

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

Chinese Taoism have some aspects eight fold path because later taoism is a mixture of Taoism, Buddhism and Confucism. By the way, when the Buddha explained his dhamma, does he emphasise a lot on universal labels and standard Theravada definitions? Did he develop a standard set of definitions and sta...
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Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 187
Views: 1940

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

To argue that there is no eightfold path in other religions is something like arguing that only when climbing mount Everest you find camps. This eightfold path is just a signpost. It is not an absolute number. That is why you find it divided into three main categories. There is also the Noble tenfo...
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Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahants and magic tricks
Replies: 89
Views: 985

Re: Arahants and magic tricks

The Buddha and His Disciples themselves had great Transcendental powers, such as levitation, and the Buddha Himself would sometimes travel to other planets to get fruit for His Disciples. I am sure that there was a peaceful process in which the Sangha overcame bad witchcraft, in the forest there ar...
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Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahants and magic tricks
Replies: 89
Views: 985

Re: Arahants and magic tricks

The Buddha and His Disciples themselves had great Transcendental powers, such as levitation, and the Buddha Himself would sometimes travel to other planets to get fruit for His Disciples. I am sure that there was a peaceful process in which the Sangha overcame bad witchcraft, in the forest there ar...
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Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahants and magic tricks
Replies: 89
Views: 985

Re: Arahants and magic tricks

In the Buddha's days, are there people who are affected by witchcraft and looks for the Buddha and his chief disciples for help?
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Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahants and magic tricks
Replies: 89
Views: 985

Re: Arahants and magic tricks

Well, ultimately magic can be both in the realm of the real and unreal. An illusion, if you understand what a real illusion is, in reality, is unreal. Such as a phantom city or a thing that isn't really happening, though it seems like it is. I'm not talking about parlor trick magic here but the wor...
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Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahants and magic tricks
Replies: 89
Views: 985

Re: Arahants and magic tricks

Chownah, a temporary thing manifested in this temporary world but there in this world by it's means in whichever way it is practiced by people. I don't understand "there in this world by it's means in whichever way it is practiced by people." Does this mean that any thought or idea arising in an in...
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Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahants and magic tricks
Replies: 89
Views: 985

Re: Arahants and magic tricks

Those arahats that are Buddha students are all very different as in their capabilities, knowledge and character, other than they are fully liberated. A lot of their characteristics before enlightened, remained to be unique to them. So in such a way they are not consistent with each other in many reg...
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Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahants and magic tricks
Replies: 89
Views: 985

Re: Arahants and magic tricks

Now that u bring this up about witchcraft or black magic, it is quite surprising that I dun remember reading any account about such in the nikayas. Its probably a different way of naming things among different cultures. Devaddata's unskillful use of his psychic powers can be seen as a form of black...
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Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Birth, aging, illness and death
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Birth, aging, illness and death

Why is it he did not include attachments to non living possessions, moments of enjoyment, non material possessions like jhanas, reputation etc.? Because non-attachments, piti/sukha, jhanas are the important components that make up the raft that helps you cross over to the Nibbana shore. Only after ...
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Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahants and magic tricks
Replies: 89
Views: 985

Re: Arahants and magic tricks

It's important to perceive the world correctly, and there is a whole invisible world out there. It is good to accept what the Scriptures tell us about certain phenomena, especially the Scriptures of the path we have decided to follow, so that an actual framework based on Loving Teaching is develope...
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Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Birth, aging, illness and death
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Birth, aging, illness and death

DooDoot wrote: Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:18 am My guess is because the sutta is about abandoning the household life and pursuing a Noble Search. The examples listed in the sutta are the standard worldly acquisitions & attachments of householders.
Thank you for your reply. I will study it again with your suggestion in mind.
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Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahants and magic tricks
Replies: 89
Views: 985

Re: Arahants and magic tricks

For example, I can tell the Japanese "researcher" that claimed he can capture loving kindness or aversion in the microscopic structure of water is not true, but some monks are deceived by him.
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Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahants and magic tricks
Replies: 89
Views: 985

Re: Arahants and magic tricks

All arahants are enlightened but not all are clever.
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Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Birth, aging, illness and death
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Birth, aging, illness and death

Based on MN sutta named The Noble Search. The Buddha explained in the section of ignoble search as own body and possession of live stocks, slaves. These are subjected to birth.....death. Why is it he did not include attachments to non living possessions, moments of enjoyment, non material possession...