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by sentinel
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Paying taxes and second precept
Replies: 54
Views: 712

Re: Paying taxes and second precept

Greetings, So , we give way to bad and evil peoples , we don't have any option ? It is possible to both pay your taxes, as required by law, and take measures to reduce public corruption. I could go into more detail but it feels more like a DWE conversation. Metta, Paul. :) Ya probably , anyway than...
by sentinel
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What it means by "consciousness turn back"?
Replies: 10
Views: 146

Re: What it means by "consciousness turn back"?

Maybe venerable dhammanando could help us to understand this millennium issue ?!
by sentinel
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Vimokkha vimutti visuddhi
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: Vimokkha vimutti visuddhi

DooDoot wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:56 pm
sentinel wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:03 am
But why eight type of jhana named liberation when it is not ?
Not perfectly permanent but still liberation. If you can sit all day in jhana, you are liberated from sex, drugs, wine & women.
That is temporary suppression . Liberation meaning is totally free from defilements .
by sentinel
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Blaming the victim
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: Blaming the victim

robertk wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:26 am

But these elements , no matter how strong or weak, are not ours- no need to feel suprised by them appearing- or blame ourselves or others when they do.
Deconstruction is a kind of analysis approach . One breaks it into smaller part to arrive at no thing .
by sentinel
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Vimokkha vimutti visuddhi
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: Vimokkha vimutti visuddhi

DooDoot wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:12 am
Mendicants, there are these eight liberations.

Aṭṭhime, bhikkhave, vimokkhā.

https://suttacentral.net/an8.66/en/sujato
But why eight type of jhana named liberation when it is not ?
by sentinel
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What it means by "consciousness turn back"?
Replies: 10
Views: 146

Re: What it means by "consciousness turn back"?

DooDoot wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:21 am
sentinel wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:17 am
I don't understand Pali
I also don't understand Pali. However, it could be pati + uda + vattati :shrug:
Isn't this a coincidence !
:lol:
by sentinel
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Your top five religions (with a short reason)?
Replies: 21
Views: 357

Re: Your top five religions (with a short reason)?

Isn't Buddhism core teachings teaches a pessimistic way of life ? It appears like that. But when you progress in the path you may start to feel that Buddhism is the most optimist religion. Many people take the wrong way. Especially the people in Sri Lanka. Perhaps it may due to the lowest gravity s...
by sentinel
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What it means by "consciousness turn back"?
Replies: 10
Views: 146

Re: What it means by "consciousness turn back"?

DooDoot wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:09 am
paccudāvattati :shrug:
I don't understand Pali , could you explain ?
by sentinel
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gotama was first awakened as a sotapanna then straight to arhat
Replies: 14
Views: 188

Re: Gotama was first awakened as a sotapanna then straight to arhat

The sotapanna has eradicated all wrong view including self view,but not conceit. And the Buddha went though all stages including sakadagami and anagami , before attaining arahat. These processes can occur very quickly, with the right conditions. I was thinking if someone could refer me which of the...
by sentinel
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gotama was first awakened as a sotapanna then straight to arhat
Replies: 14
Views: 188

Re: Gotama was first awakened as a sotapanna then straight to arhat

No. Sotapanna has not eradicated 'self-view'. The term 'sakkaya-ditthi' ('real-true-self-view' - refer to SN 35.166 ) does not mean 'self-view' ('attānudiṭṭhi' - refer to SN 35.167 ). Hi DD , from the texts you given both of it look the same ! https://suttacentral.net/sn35.166/en/sujato Sir, how do...
by sentinel
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gotama was first awakened as a sotapanna then straight to arhat
Replies: 14
Views: 188

Re: Gotama was first awakened as a sotapanna then straight to arhat

Hello DD , what do you think is bond of being ? Any self-view or conceit. Another thing is , do you think the bond of sensual desire can be eliminated by mere jhanic attainment ? That's what the sutta appears to say. Therefore, what I think does appears to not be relevant, Possibly, you underestima...
by sentinel
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gotama was first awakened as a sotapanna then straight to arhat
Replies: 14
Views: 188

Re: Gotama was first awakened as a sotapanna then straight to arhat

:shrug: Bhikkhus, one bound by the bond of sensual desire and by the bond of being is a returner , one who comes back to this state. One freed from the bond of sensual desire but still bound by the bond of being is a non-returner , one who does not come back to this state. One freed from the bond o...
by sentinel
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Paying taxes and second precept
Replies: 54
Views: 712

Re: Paying taxes and second precept

What do you think those favored by laws exempted from paying taxes ? Do they not have greeds by exempted from paying taxes ? Do they have any kammic burden? No one knows for sure, but obviously those filthy rich top 1% who pay little to no tax must've gotten some pretty damn good kamma from their p...
by sentinel
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gotama was first awakened as a sotapanna then straight to arhat
Replies: 14
Views: 188

Gotama was first awakened as a sotapanna then straight to arhat

Dear members , It seems that Buddha awakening was going through stages with His breakthrough in attaining sotapanna First as described in the text below . He then went on continuously practice and attained arhat stage thereafter later . He found out the Right Path upon attaining stream entry . But ,...