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by kverty
Sun May 06, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: suffering is caused by ????
Replies: 16
Views: 518

Re: suffering is caused by ????

Ignorance is what clouds our minds from seeing reality as it is and craving is what fuels and propels us forward in samsara, the two factors are inter-dependent. Remove craving and ignorance will vanish, but you can't root up craving entirely without practicing vipassana which gradually refines your...
by kverty
Sun May 06, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Mindfulness is the direct path?
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Mindfulness is the direct path?

Right mindfulness is one of the eight path factors but it is also described in the suttas (satipatthana sutta) as the direct path to nibbana. So if you practice the four bases for mindfulness you also practice the noble eightfold path? How do these two correspond to each other?
by kverty
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6108
Views: 462918

Re: the great rebirth debate

Ok so I acknowledge that this may have been debated to the point of almost an discernible beginning, but bear with me 'cause I couldn't search the thread for this specific query. So what I understand is that there are some buddhist who believe in moment-to-moment rebirth in this life only and conseq...
by kverty
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: George Soros is not the evil mastermind behind a liberal conspiracy.
Replies: 17
Views: 997

Re: George Soros is not the evil mastermind behind a liberal conspiracy.

I don't think there is anything such as an altruistic Billionaire, only out to do good. All billionaires almost by definition had to do something sneaky, unethical or dishonest in order to make all their money, even the Apple and Microsoft founders routinely ripped off software and engineering expe...
by kverty
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Favorite Metta technique
Replies: 19
Views: 1960

Re: Favorite Metta technique

Is it necessary to actually speak the metta phrases during the session, or do you invoke the metta feeling by mentally phrasing?
by kverty
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mind independent of body?
Replies: 24
Views: 1214

Re: Mind independent of body?

I'm well aware that mind can exist without a body, for example beings reborn in the formless realm. My concern is with the sensuous world mainly where beings are reborn with a physical body, during a lifespan mind and body are quite tightly bound up with each other. Maybe the mind is independent of ...
by kverty
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mind independent of body?
Replies: 24
Views: 1214

Mind independent of body?

I was watching this dhamma talk by Ajahn Brahm, at this point: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZZupDuprhU&t=18m45s He says mind is independent of body, how is this in accordance with dependent co-arising? I thought that mind and body arises in dependence on each other, if we alter the brain then th...
by kverty
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Victims of Buddhism
Replies: 56
Views: 1780

Re: Victims of Buddhism

This thread should be more aptly named Victims of hate and delusion. What these people are doing has not a thing to do with Buddhism or the Buddhas teachings. They are Buddhist in name only. The only killing the Buddha approved of is the killing of anger. It's a damn shame what's going on but it ha...
by kverty
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Victims of Buddhism
Replies: 56
Views: 1780

Re: Victims of Buddhism

Tatmadaw, Sangha and government must work together, Sitagu Sayadaw says in sermon to officers https://frontiermyanmar.net/en/tatmadaw-sangha-and-government-must-work-together-sitagu-sayadaw-says-in-sermon-to-officers Not all Buddhists agree with Sitagu Sayadaw’s militant message https://coconuts.co...
by kverty
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Victims of Buddhism
Replies: 56
Views: 1780

Re: Victims of Buddhism

Why quote Marx? As much as he has contributed on the subject of political and economical theory his manifesto is nothing but a personal approach on how the communist society will eventually unfold, he has it's own branch which is called Marxism . Because none of the other forms of "communism" have ...
by kverty
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Victims of Buddhism
Replies: 56
Views: 1780

Re: Victims of Buddhism

The theory of Marx and Engels of the inevitability of a violent revolution refers to the bourgeois state. The latter cannot be superseded by the proletarian state (the dictatorship of the proletariat) through the process of 'withering away", but, as a general rule, only through a violent revolution...
by kverty
Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Victims of Buddhism
Replies: 56
Views: 1780

Re: Victims of Buddhism

Yeah, this thread had to be created considering the atrocities carried out by buddhists against the rohingya in Myanmar. Are there victims of Buddhism? Or is it rather victims of geopolitical politics? I'd say it's rather complex and the latter. It involves migration, nationalism and many factors. ...
by kverty
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Victims of Buddhism
Replies: 56
Views: 1780

Victims of Buddhism

Yeah, this thread had to be created considering the atrocities carried out by buddhists against the rohingya in Myanmar.
by kverty
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism, Socialism/Communism and Capitalism
Replies: 109
Views: 5245

Re: Buddhism, Socialism/Communism and Capitalism

As Buddhists we obviously strive to better ourselves whilst also treating other sentient beings with loving kindness and compassion. To me, as lay Buddhists that also means we should choose our political ideologies carefully so as to not cause harm to ourselves and sentient beings. With that in min...
by kverty
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Debt to ones parents
Replies: 51
Views: 1428

Re: Debt to ones parents

It says right here "Why is that? Mother & father do much for their children. They care for them, they nourish them, they introduce them to this world." . Is it true for all parents? Yes, I think it is true for all parents. Do you have difficulty believing it because there are people who, convention...
by kverty
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Debt to ones parents
Replies: 51
Views: 1428

Debt to ones parents

From AN 2.32: "I tell you, monks, there are two people who are not easy to repay. Which two? Your mother & father. Even if you were to carry your mother on one shoulder & your father on the other shoulder for 100 years, and were to look after them by anointing, massaging, bathing, & rubbing their li...
by kverty
Wed May 31, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Simple question (finding a sutta in Satipatthana by Analayo)
Replies: 1
Views: 306

Simple question (finding a sutta in Satipatthana by Analayo)

I'm currently reading Satipatthana (The direct path to realization), having some minor trouble on finding the suttas in the footnotes, for example M I 246 on p.164 or M I 346 on p.167 or M I 398 (same page) in Satipatthana. I'm sure i'm missing something but I've tried to search the page for the num...
by kverty
Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: kamma question
Replies: 10
Views: 844

Yet another kamma question

I'm a bit confused as to how kamma is related to cetana and sankappa. Sometimes I read kamma is something that is accumulated or stored, with potential of giving later results - while cetana is the mental factor responsible for accumulating the kamma. Are there any differences between the two? Is sa...
by kverty
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Nibbana
Replies: 36
Views: 1698

Re: Nibbana

Ask yourself why you see this as something bad. I think he does not see this life as Anicca, Dukkha and Anatta. It appears he is seeking everlasting unchanging happiness in this world. (via six senses) I see it as something bad as it's equates to suicide and then an anihilation of, well everything....
by kverty
Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ignorance or craving as the cause of suffering?
Replies: 20
Views: 1036

Ignorance or craving as the cause of suffering?

According to the four noble truths, craving is the cause of suffering and by removing all forms of craving - craving for sensual pleasure, craving for existence and craving for non-existence - we become liberated. According to dependent origination, the first link in the round of births and the root...