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by dylanj
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: user on this forum with buddhanussati (itipiso...) in signature
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: user on this forum with buddhanussati (itipiso...) in signature

Our member Kusala has: "He, the Blessed One, is indeed the Noble Lord, the Perfectly Enlightened One; He is impeccable in conduct and understanding, the Serene One, the Knower of the Worlds; He trains perfectly those who wish to be trained; he is Teacher of gods and men; he is Awake and Holy. " It'...
by dylanj
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: user on this forum with buddhanussati (itipiso...) in signature
Replies: 3
Views: 331

user on this forum with buddhanussati (itipiso...) in signature

I recently saw a translation of the buddhanussati/itipiso formula in someone's signature on this forum, I really liked the translation, I went back to try and find it but had no luck. Anyone know who it is?
by dylanj
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Canonical reference that arahants were/are doctors, firefighters, politicians, etc.?
Replies: 39
Views: 1241

Re: Canonical reference that arahants were/are doctors, firefighters, politicians, etc.?

Is there sutta support for requiring one to provide sutta support for every statement? Please provide it or stop requesting one. "Herein again a monk might say:... ...This is Dhamma, this is Vinaya, this is the Master's teaching.' Now the words of that monk, are neither to be welcomed nor scorned, ...
by dylanj
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Canonical reference that arahants were/are doctors, firefighters, politicians, etc.?
Replies: 39
Views: 1241

Re: Canonical reference that arahants were/are doctors, firefighters, politicians, etc.?

I thought the discourses and the texts were not written down for a long time after the Buddha's passing and certainly not during his life. How could the Buddha have been referring to them then? Sounds to me like a sect's legitimisation and deligitimisation of other sects devise added much later. he...
by dylanj
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Canonical reference that arahants were/are doctors, firefighters, politicians, etc.?
Replies: 39
Views: 1241

Re: Canonical reference that arahants were/are doctors, firefighters, politicians, etc.?

there's medical advice in the vinaya. brief political advice in the suttas. but arahants would never take up any sort of profession, other than monasticism.
by dylanj
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Culadasa : An annoucement from Dharma Board
Replies: 42
Views: 2415

Re: Culadasa : An annoucement from Dharma Board

Digity wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:59 am
OMG! I stopped this book and switched to one from sakyong mipham. Today I find out he was accused of sexual assault too. Geez!
that's what u get for reading books addressed to seculars

read the buddha's words
by dylanj
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is classical Theravada mostly proven false by Nagarjuna?
Replies: 61
Views: 1866

Re: Is classical Theravada mostly proven false by Nagarjuna?

He never says samsara & nibbana are the same, he says they lack differentiation.

The text as a whole refutes the views of both identity & differentiation.
by dylanj
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Where does the work Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way conflict with Theravada?
Replies: 23
Views: 1126

Re: Where does the work Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way conflict with Theravada?

Insofar as theravada conflicts with early buddhism by positing abhidhammika realism, diversity/multiplicity of phenomena, elementary particles etc.

It doesn't conflict with early buddhism in any way at all
by dylanj
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is death ?
Replies: 23
Views: 787

Re: What is death ?

the form aggregate dies. the body breaks up.
by dylanj
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Help! Meaning of sankhara
Replies: 34
Views: 3071

Re: Help! Meaning of sankhara

it means preparations
by dylanj
Fri May 24, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: View-Clinging
Replies: 7
Views: 502

Re: View-Clinging

i knew this was gonna happen
:computerproblem:
by dylanj
Fri May 24, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: View-Clinging
Replies: 7
Views: 502

Re: View-Clinging

retrofuturist wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 7:49 am
Greetings Dylan,

Nice sutta extracts, but... is there a topic here, or is it just a "resource" topic on View Clinging?

Metta,
Paul. :)
the topic is view-clinging
by dylanj
Fri May 24, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: View-Clinging
Replies: 7
Views: 502

View-Clinging

Na h'eva saccāni bahūni nānā, aññatra saññāya niccāni loke, takkañ ca diṭṭhīusu pakappayitvā, 'saccaṁ musā'ti dvayadhammam āhu "There are no several and various truths,That are permanent in the world, apart from perception, It is by manipulating logic in speculative views, That they speak of two th...