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by form
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "And are the three aggregates included under the noble eightfold path, lady, o
Replies: 5
Views: 50

Re: "And are the three aggregates included under the noble eightfold path, lady, o

Thanks, Volvo. I could not locate that thread. But I need further clarifications. What I understand is that each limb of Noble Eightfold Path is consist of three aggregate of Sila, Samadhi, and Panna. The notes on your question on bhikkhu bodhi's translation is the same as what u understand as stat...
by form
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the Buddha ever define "mind" ?
Replies: 31
Views: 168

Re: Does the Buddha ever define "mind" ?

cappuccino wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:30 am
form wrote: One of the six door senses i think.
why would you think this?
Technically. If it is just based on the operations of six sense bases.

If based on thereotically, it is aggregates after aggregates, forming and disintegrating.
by form
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the Buddha ever define "mind" ?
Replies: 31
Views: 168

Re: Does the Buddha ever define "mind" ?

cappuccino wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:22 am
chownah wrote: The mind is one of the sense bases....
where is this teaching?
One of the six door senses i think.
by form
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is breath considered as a nutriment?
Replies: 9
Views: 93

Re: Is breath considered as a nutriment?

I think these just mean the physics of particles expressed in solid, liquid, air and energy potentials, which is the cause and conditions for materiality. the sutta appears to say: And what is form? The four great existents [the earth property, the liquid property, the fire property & the wind prop...
by form
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is breath considered as a nutriment?
Replies: 9
Views: 93

Re: Is breath considered as a nutriment?

And what is form? The four great existents [the earth property, the liquid property, the fire property & the wind property ] and the form derived from them: this is called form. From the origination of nutriment comes the origination of form. From the cessation of nutriment comes the cessation of f...
by form
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is breath considered as a nutriment?
Replies: 9
Views: 93

Re: Is breath considered as a nutriment?

Nutriment is defined as something that is essential to support. If u like in theravada language, means cause and conditions necessary for existence and continuity of a being. In the sutta, that are food, contact, consciousness, volition. Common sense will tell, oxygen is also included although it di...
by form
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do Arahants need to sleep?
Replies: 9
Views: 92

Re: Do Arahants need to sleep?

They sleep but they dun dream.
by form
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is breath considered as a nutriment?
Replies: 9
Views: 93

Re: Is breath considered as a nutriment?

It just means our body needs oxygen to maintain.
by form
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dharma Ending Age
Replies: 13
Views: 288

Re: Dharma Ending Age

:clap:
cappuccino wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:19 am
I think the larger context of time is very ancient

& merely inherited by the peoples of India
Ok. It could be true, as human values and morals as a society seems rather bad nowadays.
by form
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dharma Ending Age
Replies: 13
Views: 288

Re: Dharma Ending Age

Kali Yuga (Dark Age) Ends in 2025 I read through the thread on kali yuga here and on wikit seems like a hindu belief. Is there anything mentioned in the nikayas on this? The only thing i remember is the Buddha did give an estimation on an occasion based on if he should allow female to be ordinated....
by form
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dharma Ending Age
Replies: 13
Views: 288

Re: Dharma Ending Age

According to theravada, are our age near to the end already?
by form
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The human body and Tanha
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: The human body and Tanha

Old karma. Hunger, thirst, cold are overcomed by using and going against it.
by form
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What (kamma) causes a person to be Pandaka?
Replies: 14
Views: 222

Re: What (kamma) causes a person to be Pandaka?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhis ... rientation

There are lots if info in the above link. Check it out and see.
by form
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: arhat afflicted with neurodegenerative diseases ?
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: arhat afflicted with neurodegenerative diseases ?

Very difficult question to answer, especially since we don't really know what causes dementia, or all that much about what the interior experience of alzheimers is like, and we don't really know who is an arahant or not. If arahants never got alzheimers, we wouldn't really know it. Or, if arahants ...
by form
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What (kamma) causes a person to be Pandaka?
Replies: 14
Views: 222

Re: What (kamma) causes a person to be Pandaka?

Thank you bodom for your reply. I remember this sutta from AN. All the senses were mentioned here. So when in other sutta when mentioned form (only) of the opposite sex is tempting a person, we can assume that the others like sounds, tactile etc. are equally present? If so, why didnt the buddha ment...