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by Idappaccayata
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Pure dhamma discord channel
Replies: 12
Views: 2754

Re: Pure dhamma discord channel

I've been trying to find a good theravada discord too. The popular Buddhism one seems too big and covers all the schools.

Unfortunately this one seems like just a discussion forum for lals site than an early Buddhist forum.
by Idappaccayata
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the necessity of "going forth"
Replies: 26
Views: 1597

Re: On the necessity of "going forth"

I'm not sure why you feel comfortable giving advice on something you have no experience with. Have you ever stayed at a monastery? Maybe you'd be surprised at the benefit you'd gain. I did not say that staying at a monastery cannot be beneficial. The Buddha designed monasticism to be the most coduc...
by Idappaccayata
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the necessity of "going forth"
Replies: 26
Views: 1597

Re: On the necessity of "going forth"

Hi questioning, I have written a bit about how living according to a monastic code or rules could be an obstacle for progress, even more so if you are able to renunciate as a lay person. You can find the thread here: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=36127#p540657 It is just about living...
by Idappaccayata
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the necessity of "going forth"
Replies: 26
Views: 1597

Re: On the necessity of "going forth"

Hi questioning, I have written a bit about how living according to a monastic code or rules could be an obstacle for progress, even more so if you are able to renunciate as a lay person. You can find the thread here: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=36127#p540657 It is just about living...
by Idappaccayata
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Meditating by oneself
Replies: 4
Views: 968

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: 859

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: 3327

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: 3701

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: 62
Views: 4419

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: 62
Views: 4419

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: 723

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: 615
Views: 38259

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: 3047

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: 6123

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: 3901

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...