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by Idappaccayata
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Meditating by oneself
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Re: Meditating by oneself

It's extremely common. With the internet, one can make much more progress in isolation than in the past. Ultimately, the path is personal. Admirable friends are beneficial, but you have to do the work yourself anyway. If you don't have any monasteries near you, maybe you could save and plan to trave...
by Idappaccayata
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Considering giving up harsh speech, even about certain politicians I dislike intensely: advice sought.
Replies: 12
Views: 284

Re: Considering giving up harsh speech, even about certain politicians I dislike intensely: advice sought.

If you're notice the affect it has on your mind, it seems apparent the speech is a little too harsh. You could try expressing similar views with more circumspection, from a place of detached observation rather than what sounds like righteous anger.
by Idappaccayata
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Lack of progress
Replies: 65
Views: 1726

Re: Lack of progress

Not to bring the conversation to such a crude level, but this monk is known almost exclusively because he talks about things that, according to the Buddha, are inappropriate for a monk to talk about. It's not surprising that he struggles with meditation. Those two are almost certainly related.
by Idappaccayata
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Culadasa : An annoucement from Dharma Board
Replies: 42
Views: 2401

Re: Culadasa : An annoucement from Dharma Board

daveblack wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:39 am
Never trust someone who claims to be an arhant but is not even celibate. That's not even possible.
:goodpost:

It's amazing how many people overlook this fact.
by Idappaccayata
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is classical Theravada mostly proven false by Nagarjuna?
Replies: 61
Views: 1858

Re: Is classical Theravada mostly proven false by Nagarjuna?

retrofuturist wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:59 am
Greetings,

Link to PDF sourced from http://seeingthroughthenet.net/

Metta,
Paul. :)
Thank you!
by Idappaccayata
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is classical Theravada mostly proven false by Nagarjuna?
Replies: 61
Views: 1858

Re: Is classical Theravada mostly proven false by Nagarjuna?

Greetings, I would recommend reading "The Heretic Sage"... a short series of interviews with ven. Nanananda. I won't share it here, because it's probably not 100% appropriate to this section, but it's one of the few examples you will find of anyone knowledgeable in Theravada, responding to and refl...
by Idappaccayata
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: AN 7.48: "Attending inwardly to feminine/masculine faculties"?
Replies: 15
Views: 417

Re: AN 7.48: "Attending inwardly to feminine/masculine faculties"?

It seems to me that it's just pointing out that being attached to these qualities how problematic. A form of self view.
by Idappaccayata
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 592
Views: 19205

Re: Monastics and suicide

Not true, a teacher. a student or co meditator who had contact with him and his day to day mindset could have insight into this. So you thought that speculating publicly about it for the last two weeks was the best way to get in touch with someone who had close contact with Ven. S? Typically people...
by Idappaccayata
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction and musings about Christianity and Buddhism
Replies: 31
Views: 1721

Re: Introduction and musings about Christianity and Buddhism

To be a Christian is to hope there's a god that can save you. To be a be a Buddhist is to save yourself.
by Idappaccayata
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Samahita has passed away
Replies: 58
Views: 3185

Re: Bhikkhu Samahita has passed away

Very sad to hear. He seemed quite young still. I wonder what the cause was.
by Idappaccayata
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: how to stop lie permanently?
Replies: 23
Views: 1433

Re: how to stop lie permanently?

For the person who transgresses in one thing, I tell you, there is no evil deed that is not to be done. Which one thing? This: telling a deliberate lie." The person who lies, who transgress in this one thing, transcending concern for the world beyond: there's no evil he might not do. im scared that...
by Idappaccayata
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: how to stop lie permanently?
Replies: 23
Views: 1433

Re: how to stop lie permanently?

hey guys, I been lying to my parents recently because telling truth will hurt them more so im guilty and would like to make immediate action regarding the defilement. pls tell me how to train so I dont lie even at gun point? For the person who transgresses in one thing, I tell you, there is no evil...
by Idappaccayata
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Death and dying
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Death and dying

Great sutta references. I look forward to reading the paper later.
by Idappaccayata
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: should I marry or be single?
Replies: 80
Views: 5020

Re: should I marry or be single?

looking for a girlfriend is such a waste of time in this day and age. it's much better devouting to complete celibacy as the buddha instructed. Agreed. High levels of testosterone or wealth (preferably both) are a prerequisite for success with women. I just wish that was made clear at a young age t...
by Idappaccayata
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Justification of the penal system, in light of karma
Replies: 24
Views: 573

Re: Justification of the penal system, in light of karma

Probably because Buddhist kamma doesn't work like a legal system. And if some aspects resemble it, the affects aren't necessarily shown within one lifetime, which would make people feel a lack of a sense of retributive justice.