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by form
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN22.62 Scope of language?
Replies: 23
Views: 282

Re: SN22.62 Scope of language?

This part of the nikaya supposingly about language is something I have marked with "to be investigated further" for many years.

After reading the replies here, I still wonder this. What has language got to do with the past, present, future? That is more like domain of time.
by form
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why the wealthiest person not buddhist ?
Replies: 40
Views: 741

Re: Why the wealthiest person not buddhist ?

It is hard to become rich from poor without being cunning. The chances are a lot a lot lower. Look around u, the advertising of all kinds. Medical drugs, comfort products etc. Without such advertising and marketing even the best product you invent will fail to sell well. Flatter your boss or just wo...
by form
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why the wealthiest person not buddhist ?
Replies: 40
Views: 741

Re: Why the wealthiest person not buddhist ?

To be wealthy from having nothing, to make lots of money one need to be cunning. To be born rich and without a special skill and without good money management skill, the fool and his money will soon be separated. Is there any real Buddhist that is cunning? Cunning according to the sutta is not a goo...
by form
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Q & A on my approach to kasina meditation
Replies: 18
Views: 545

Re: Q & A on my approach to kasina meditation

Hello all, Frank k has encouraged me to start a thread about my short PDF on kasina meditation - and the type of soft “jhana-like” states that I achieve with them. I’ve been able to conquer a really horrible case of lower back pain using these methods, and I’d be happy to share them with others who...
by form
Fri May 31, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Historically, why religions prosper?
Replies: 32
Views: 731

Re: Historically, why religions prosper?

Due to fear, insecurity from cravings.
by form
Fri May 31, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN14.11 Seven Elements
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: SN14.11 Seven Elements

DooDoot wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 11:23 pm
form wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 5:55 pm
Unconsciousness as in Freud's unconsciousness?
Unconsciousness as in asleep or knocked out.
Thanks for explaining.
by form
Thu May 30, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN14.11 Seven Elements
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: SN14.11 Seven Elements

Sujato translation is misleading. Read Bodhi version . I am more inclined to Bhikkhu Sujato's translation. Please discuss the terms highlighted in blue. 1. with perception. 2. with only a residue of conditioned phenomena. 3. of cessation. 1. With perception 3. With no perception, i.e. unconsciousne...
by form
Wed May 29, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Pannobhasa on homosexuality, transsexuality, and pandaka
Replies: 67
Views: 1525

Re: Pannobhasa on homosexuality, transsexuality, and pandaka

David Reynolds shares his (surprisingly mild, and apparently orthodox) views on sexual orientation, etc. This could have gone in the ordination or personal relationships sections, but seems to overlap. If we're talking about folks going to be ordained as full time monks, not sure why their sexual o...
by form
Tue May 28, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Pannobhasa on homosexuality, transsexuality, and pandaka
Replies: 67
Views: 1525

Re: Pannobhasa on homosexuality, transsexuality, and pandaka

Hi Form, I am sorry, since I have not studied the essay in great detail, so I am reluctant to comment. I posted the link because I thought it might be a helpful resource for those who want to dig into the meaning of the terms in the Vinaya. If you have technical questions, I suggest you post them o...
by form
Mon May 27, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Pannobhasa on homosexuality, transsexuality, and pandaka
Replies: 67
Views: 1525

Re: Pannobhasa on homosexuality, transsexuality, and pandaka

Hi C, You might find this essay interesting: The meaning of paṇḍaka in light of the Vedic and Jain scriptures https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/the-meaning-of-pa-aka-in-light-of-the-vedic-and-jain-scriptures/12894 :heart: Mike The third sex to contain all the neither this nor that? I don't under...
by form
Mon May 27, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Pannobhasa on homosexuality, transsexuality, and pandaka
Replies: 67
Views: 1525

Re: Pannobhasa on homosexuality, transsexuality, and pandaka

Hi C, So because I’m a bottom I can’t be ordained despite having had sex with less people when compared to the average straight male or female? ... You might find this essay interesting: The meaning of paṇḍaka in light of the Vedic and Jain scriptures https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/the-meanin...
by form
Sun May 26, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Pannobhasa on homosexuality, transsexuality, and pandaka
Replies: 67
Views: 1525

Re: Pannobhasa on homosexuality, transsexuality, and pandaka

At a Buddhist society I am familiar with, there are a few gays and lesbians. Almost all of them to not disturb others and are there genuinely to study the dhamma. They are just like normal students, willing to help others and the behaviours and topics they talk are normal. Only one that is there wit...
by form
Sun May 26, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Pannobhasa on homosexuality, transsexuality, and pandaka
Replies: 67
Views: 1525

Re: Pannobhasa on homosexuality, transsexuality, and pandaka

robertk wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 10:43 am
Ceisiwr wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 9:25 am
Wasn’t there also a monk who was infatuated with the Buddha’s looks within the suttas? Sounds pretty gay or bi to me.
the article starts with the story of Soreyya, a gay man who craved a monk
And he later became an arahat.
This is from which sutta?
by form
Thu May 23, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Semen retentive sex and Buddhist practice
Replies: 69
Views: 1693

Re: Semen retentive sex and Buddhist practice

It is best not to get married or even have a girlfriend, if u want to seriously practice meditation. The type of semen retention technique u mentioned is a technique of a particular taoist school. I am not surprised that certain Tibetan Buddhism schools have similar concepts. Such technique do not ...