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by dylanj
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Can a Buddhist drink alcohol in moderation?
Replies: 226
Views: 33152

Re: Can a Buddhist drink alcohol in moderation?

"Just as the ocean is stable and does not overstep its tideline; in the same way my disciples do not — even for the sake of their lives — overstep the training rules I have formulated for them... This is the second amazing & astounding quality of this Dhamma & Vinaya because of which, as they see i...
by dylanj
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: lice
Replies: 42
Views: 796

Re: lice

My answer would be: the precepts are training rules, not commandments; Exactly. It's a guide not a rule book. Just as the ocean is stable and does not overstep its tideline; in the same way my disciples do not — even for the sake of their lives — overstep the training rules I have formulated for th...
by dylanj
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: lice
Replies: 42
Views: 796

Re: lice

This thread seems to be alot about just a discussion of whether to kill them or not. There are two camps on this (maybe more)....on camp says don't its really bad and one says do its really not so bad.....I have never seen any discussion of this kind of thing (there have been many...mice...mosquito...
by dylanj
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: lice
Replies: 42
Views: 796

Re: lice

Just as the ocean is stable and does not overstep its tideline; in the same way my disciples do not — even for the sake of their lives — overstep the training rules I have formulated for them... This is the second amazing & astounding quality of this Dhamma & Vinaya because of which, as they see it...
by dylanj
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is cessation of perception and feeling arahatta
Replies: 12
Views: 1066

Re: Is cessation of perception and feeling arahatta

retrofuturist wrote:
Tue May 20, 2014 9:55 am
Greetings,
SarathW wrote:This shows that the Arahant experience Nibbana here and now.
This is very interesting!
Yes on both counts, and good that you see it. :thumbsup:

Metta,
Retro. :)
i know i'm late to the party but yes this is great, that's the exact significance of it
by dylanj
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: lice
Replies: 42
Views: 796

Re: lice

Sakka addressed Mātali in verse: “Do you see the nest in this tree? / It contains two eggs. If the chariot continues its course / it will strike the tree and break the eggs. I would rather throw my body / against the host of the asuras and lose my life / than harm these eggs.” https://suttacentral....
by dylanj
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nāgārjuna
Replies: 23
Views: 386

Re: Nāgārjuna

This is the translation I have of the relevant verses from Kalupahana: "The Buddhas have make known the conception of self and taught the doctrine of no-self. At the same be, they have not spoken of something as the self or as the non-self." "When the sphere of though has ceased, that which is to b...
by dylanj
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nāgārjuna
Replies: 23
Views: 386

Re: Nāgārjuna

But what do you think of this? All Buddhas either speak of self or speak of no self. All dharmas’ true aspect, within this, there is neither self nor no self. All dharmas’ true aspect is defined as mental activity’s and spoken language’s ending. There is no arising and no cessation, there is calm e...
by dylanj
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nāgārjuna
Replies: 23
Views: 386

Re: Nāgārjuna

It would be better if you stated in your own words what your point is, rather than presenting a long series of quotes. My point is that Nāgārjuna takes directly from the early buddhist texts in his works, a point that is demonstrated by the quotes without me having to say it, & a point that would h...
by dylanj
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nāgārjuna
Replies: 23
Views: 386

Re: Nāgārjuna

Sam Vara wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:36 am
dylanj wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:26 am
Sam Vara wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:19 am


It would be better if you stated in your own words what your point is, rather than presenting a long series of quotes.
My point is that Nāgārjuna takes directly from the early buddhist texts in his works
Thanks. Better late than never!
You are welcome.
by dylanj
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nāgārjuna
Replies: 23
Views: 386

Re: Nāgārjuna

These quotes are nicely cherry picked, but what about all the other statements that contradict with early buddhism? Where are those? Do they not exist or have they been left out? Nice post overall though It is my view that they do not exist. I would've gone on with the quotes & citations if I hadn'...
by dylanj
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nāgārjuna
Replies: 23
Views: 386

Re: Nāgārjuna

... It would be better if you stated in your own words what your point is, rather than presenting a long series of quotes. My point is that Nāgārjuna takes directly from the early buddhist texts in his works, a point that is demonstrated by the quotes without me having to say it, & a point that wou...
by dylanj
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nāgārjuna
Replies: 23
Views: 386

Re: Nāgārjuna

salayatananirodha wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:17 am
Since your post clearly lays nāgārjuna's writing alongside the dhamma, I don't think it necessarily belongs in "Connections...". Just because he has been labeled a mahāyāna thinker doesn't mean that he is.
not theravāda though

but idc what subforum it is in
by dylanj
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nāgārjuna
Replies: 23
Views: 386

Nāgārjuna

All Nāgārjuna quotes taken either from Mūlamadhyamakakārikā or Ratnāvalī https://i.imgur.com/bw3RUb1.jpg "If by renouncing a lesser happiness One may realize a greater happiness Let the wise one renounce the lesser Having regard for the greater Dhp 21.290 https://i.imgur.com/ehHTtsj.jpg "“His delive...
by dylanj
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Listening to music generates demerit
Replies: 14
Views: 366

Re: Listening to music generates demerit

Lay followers on eight or ten precepts deny themselves music; those on five allow themselves music. not to be nitpicky but it's not necessarily one or the other...i only aim for the 5 precepts full-time at the moment but i never listen to music voluntarily & haven't for a very long time. it's relat...