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Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are we hypocrites?
Replies: 24
Views: 384

Re: Are we hypocrites?

When one is faking knowingly or worse not, knowlingly = hypocrite. Not being true to oneself. That is a crime in any higher learning.
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Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.
Replies: 163
Views: 3698

Re: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.

I just dont see evidence that sex b4 marriage always breaks the third precept.... See. You are at it again. Engaged in careless speech. :| U think everything is an insult cuz u think too highly of yourself. Oh dear. You wished to be "very careful" with kamma but rejected MN 130 and continue to post...
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Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.
Replies: 163
Views: 3698

Re: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.

Karma could be just tendencies that increase the probabilities of certain occurance depending on its "weight" cause by the degree of the past mental action. The Buddha is teaching about the escape from karma, in other words no more rebirth.

So what is bhante sujato talking about?
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Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.
Replies: 163
Views: 3698

Re: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.

Greetings diamind, Such questions would be best put to Bhikkhu Sujato over at Sutta Central, but since you ask... Can anyone give the history of Bhante sujato He was in an indie band once. ...and what he represents in the buddhist world? A sutta / "Early Buddhism" worldview, in stark contrast to a ...
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Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Third Eye Meditation
Replies: 51
Views: 1350

Re: Third Eye Meditation

In my opinion, if u want direct early buddhist instruction on this it is quite impossible, even materials of anuruddha do not have any. Alternatively, u will have to look at non buddhist sources like from theosophy leadbeater and motoyama, non theosophy like gopikrishnan, u will find detailed yoga i...
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Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anatta, Self?
Replies: 54
Views: 2666

Re: Anatta, Self?

Some western teachers will teach as no permanent soul. That is one way to express it. But it is usually the listeners that interpret this in their own way. If there is no continuity, there will be no past lives. The accounts in the nikaya obviously indicates there is past and future existence as lon...
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Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anatta, Self?
Replies: 54
Views: 2666

Re: Anatta, Self?

I was thinking about this a few hours ago. Then i typed in the words, atman buddhism in google, and i found this page. See for yourself, not all theravada buddhism experts have the same view on this issue.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%80tman_(Buddhism)
by form
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The sequence of the four noble truths
Replies: 15
Views: 287

Re: The sequence of the four noble truths

It is a medical model.
by form
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Authenticity. From: Why Read the Suttas?
Replies: 33
Views: 675

Re: Authenticity. From: Why Read the Suttas?

This is a great thread.
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Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which suttas do you consider as the most important?
Replies: 37
Views: 4769

Re: Which suttas do you consider as the most important?

LuisR wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:20 pm
Now that we know the Satipatthana sutta is a forgery whould we stick to the anapanasati sutta?
Really? What is the evidence?
by form
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism and memory
Replies: 26
Views: 460

Re: Buddhism and memory

Is there any sutta that directly use the term "living in the present moment"? Here: SN 1.10 Arañña Sutta: A Face So Calm [Devata:] Those who abide in the forest, Peaceful, living the holy life; Those who eat but a single meal; — why is it their face is so calm? [The Buddha:] They do not grieve over...
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Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism and memory
Replies: 26
Views: 460

Re: Buddhism and memory

The word sati relates to memory. And what is the faculty of mindfulness? There is the case where a monk, a disciple of the noble ones, is mindful, highly meticulous, remembering & able to call to mind even things that were done & said long ago. SN 48.10 More interesting answers found here: https://...
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Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism and memory
Replies: 26
Views: 460

Re: Buddhism and memory

the term "memory" has not been explicitly mentioned or included in the teachings. There are three levels of the mind according to teaching. Latent, transgression and manifestation. The three levels of the mind above seems to be three levels of defilements. B. Bodhi wrote in his book, the 8 fold pat...
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Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism and memory
Replies: 26
Views: 460

Re: Buddhism and memory

The Buddha's teachings almost entirely deal with what is going on in the present moment, so perhaps he saw expounding on memory as unnecessary. There is paccavekkhana (reviewing, recollecting, bringing to mind), which is a conducted form of memory and not exactly what you speak about. Memory is ult...