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by Idappaccayata
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist cosmology explained
Replies: 8
Views: 162

Re: Buddhist cosmology explained

cappuccino wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:16 pm
Nice! I actually just started watching this too.
by Idappaccayata
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist cosmology explained
Replies: 8
Views: 162

Buddhist cosmology explained

Here's a new video with ajahn punnadhammo and ajahn sona discussing Buddhist cosmology. There are also some great visual aids in the video.

by Idappaccayata
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Informations about Ajahn Kevali
Replies: 25
Views: 3123

Re: Informations about Ajahn Kevali

According to Ajahn Sujato, Ajahn Kevali is a stalwart of the Anti-bhikkhuni Movement: http://sujato.wordpress.com/2009/11/05/statement-from-wat-pa-nanachat/ With metta, Chris This is going to come off a little harsh, but I don't really know how else to put it. I find sujato insufferablly arrogant. ...
by Idappaccayata
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhunis is not Aj Brahm's project.
Replies: 70
Views: 1721

Re: Bhikkhunis is not Aj Brahm's project.

I can't say I'm surprised. They seem to like to take credit for its revival. Even if, not blatantly.

You should post this is sutta central. :popcorn:
by Idappaccayata
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice
Replies: 101
Views: 2245

Re: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice

I think your intentions are misleading. What are you asking? Are you or the author really claiming that what you quoted is Hinduism? It's obviously recycled Buddhism. If you want to "compare the practices", why don't you start by sharing a practice that is actually Hindu? Uh .. it is Hindu :? Yoga ...
by Idappaccayata
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice
Replies: 101
Views: 2245

Re: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice

Perfect .. just what I have been trying to tell everyone for years and gotten accused of being a low life atman-peddler. :namaste: Nibbana is outside. Something different entirely, while Brahman remains in the realm of conditioned samsara. This is the difference. The Buddha didn't deny the brahma r...
by Idappaccayata
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stream Entry
Replies: 62
Views: 1360

Re: Stream Entry

There's a free book online called Into the Stream By Thanissaro Bhikkhu on this topic that I would highly recommend.
by Idappaccayata
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice
Replies: 101
Views: 2245

Re: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice

How similar is it to Buddhist practice (compare practice to practice .. do not go off topic and keep repeating ad nauseum DO and 4NT exists only in Buddhism .. yes I know and do not disagree ..) I have the impression that both traditions involve a "seeing through" of personal experience. In Hinduis...
by Idappaccayata
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice
Replies: 101
Views: 2245

Re: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice

Hi No-mind You know very well that Hindu practice and Buddhist practice are substantially different. For instance animal sacrifice and pray to god etc. (my understand is each Hindu has their own god or goddess) Another point is the term Hinduism is a latter invention. In your opinion what is the di...
by Idappaccayata
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?
Replies: 174
Views: 3225

Re: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?

So you're saying the commentaries are more authentic than what the Buddha actually said? The suttas directly contradict the story you just shared. So you're saying the suttas are wrong And the commentaries right? Please answer that question. List those suttas. I want to believe he did not leave at ...
by Idappaccayata
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?
Replies: 174
Views: 3225

Re: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?

He didn't leave in the middle of the night. How many times does someone have to say that? You won't accept later historical accounts as authentic, so why are you trying to base your opinion about this topic on a later commentarial story? If you grant that the suttas are the closest thing to authent...
by Idappaccayata
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?
Replies: 174
Views: 3225

Re: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?

Many of you misunderstand the question. When he left he did not know he was going to become the Buddha .. he was just an ordinary man .. more sensitive than most probably .. who was abandoning his wife and child How does the last sentence sit with you is what I am asking? :namaste: When people leav...
by Idappaccayata
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?
Replies: 174
Views: 3225

Re: Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?

The burden of being born in a somewhat similar position on the globe as someone who lived 2600 years ago? Are you being serious? Also why would that be a burden? Just 68 posts in .. you are not going to understand. :namaste: The number of times I've posted equates to my ability to comprehend? :wooh...
by Idappaccayata
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?
Replies: 174
Views: 3225

Re: Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?

Doodoot brought the word Indian into this thread not me .. be biased but no so obviously biased is all I ask .. So Gotama was not Indian and did not live in an Indian culture where, according to commentaries, Gotama was married at 16 years old. :roll: Btw, did you watch the awesome video? :thumbsup...
by Idappaccayata
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?
Replies: 174
Views: 3225

Re: Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?

I actually read a sutta today about this. MN but I can't recall which one. MN 26 Where he describes his time with his previous teachers? That's the one! So if we know that the story about sneaking out is a later addition, why is there such an argument about this being immoral? If his wife knew what...
by Idappaccayata
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?
Replies: 174
Views: 3225

Re: Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?

At very least he would have asked permission from his wife to leave her for a decade and then to return (more speculation I know). I heard a Dhamma talk once from a monk who stated the Buddha actually did ask permission. There is a sutta reference (don't know which one right now) where the Buddha t...
by Idappaccayata
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Is there are really complete chanting book in english?
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: Is there are really complete chanting book in english?

Did you check the chanting book available from dhammatalks.org? I think it was recently updated and is much bigger now
by Idappaccayata
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How to reach the 1st Jhana?
Replies: 85
Views: 2153

Re: How to reach the 1st Jhana?

cool thanks, what is ur preferred translation of Jhana? As far as I remember, Ven Sujato said, that etymologicalу "jhana" means "burning" or "blazing". If this is true (I'm not a linguist), then I think Buddha chose this word to explain visual side of jhana - literally - meaning that very light per...
by Idappaccayata
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: New Analyo Bhikkhu Book to be Released
Replies: 19
Views: 1609

Re: New Analyo Bhikkhu Book to be Released

The book ad links to a book publication sponsorship appeal. I am unfamiliar with this approach for books for sale. Is this common? Gift Aid is very common with registered charities in Britain, but I don't know about other countries. A practical example Mr Burns donates £100 to charity. Mr Burns is ...
by Idappaccayata
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: history sub-forum
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Re: history sub-forum

I would also like to see a thread on Buddhist history. But I agree with Paul, it would be hard to get enough content for a whole new sub thread. One issue I could foresee is fake information and debates about what is historical. For example I seem to remember a thread claiming the Buddha was born in...