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by Idappaccayata
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is classical Theravada mostly proven false by Nagarjuna?
Replies: 50
Views: 909

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: 50
Views: 909

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: 333

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: 501
Views: 11164

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: 1430

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: 2329

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: 728

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: 728

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: 165

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: 77
Views: 2962

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: 465

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.
by Idappaccayata
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mindfulness and memory: an experiment: the proof
Replies: 11
Views: 311

Re: Mindfulness and memory: an experiment: the proof

Your post is a little confusing. It's not exactly clear what the two options are. Can you clarify with examples? :namaste: I think he means to ardently practice mindfulness for, say, a week, then review how much you remember from the past week - vs how much you remember from a week of no mindfulness.
by Idappaccayata
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Book about jhana
Replies: 22
Views: 1389

Re: Book about jhana

Hey, guys. I am looking for a book about the eighth step of the Noble Eightfold Path (Right Concentration). I am in doubt between two books. Who Is My Self? - Ayya Khema Right Concentration - Leigh Brasington Which would you recommend? I was impressed by the Brasington book. It is clear and straigh...
by Idappaccayata
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Best book about history of Buddhism?
Replies: 9
Views: 418

Re: Best book about history of Buddhism?

History of Indian Buddhism. (Publications de l'Institut Orientaliste de Louvain)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/906831100X/re ... tDbZZ179ZC


It's available for free online as well. I believe it's on the handful of leaves website.
by Idappaccayata
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Nama-rupa the same for two different people?
Replies: 9
Views: 341

Re: Are Nama-rupa the same for two different people?

I would say the experience of them is almost certainly different, as they aren't experienced in isolation of the other aggregates. Whether or not they exist outside of the experience of them doesn't really seem relevant. So if that's the case, I don't think it's possible they're the same. Though, I ...