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by sentinel
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is expanded ego better than the contracted ego?
Replies: 7
Views: 110

Re: Is expanded ego better than the contracted ego?

Since these transformations are momentary (compassion arises, compassion goes) it follows that when self view has been permanently abandoned compassion with beings isn´t possible anymore. And when conceit ´I am´ has been permanently abandoned not even objectless compassion is possible. Isnt that th...
by sentinel
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it a schism making action?
Replies: 30
Views: 404

Re: Is it a schism making action?

SteRo wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:37 pm
No, it´s ignorant action. But ignorance is abandoned last, so :shrug:
Do you mind refer me the text that says ignorance is lastly eliminated ?

Thks
by sentinel
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it a schism making action?
Replies: 30
Views: 404

Re: Is it a schism making action?

Dhammanando wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:44 pm
"Upāli, only a regular bhikkhu, belonging to the same communion and living within the same monastic boundary can split the saṅgha."
(Vin. ii. 204)
Bhante , what does same monastic boundary means ?
by sentinel
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Killing a yakkha not parajika offence
Replies: 37
Views: 1170

Re: Killing a yakkha not parajika offence

dylanj wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:35 am
sentinel wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 2:53 pm
Volo wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 12:45 pm
Because parajika is only to kill a human being.
Isnt precepts is about killing beings ?
the 1st precept is. the parajika is about killing humans.
It should include killing animals also .
by sentinel
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth in lower states although has right view
Replies: 29
Views: 424

Re: Rebirth in lower states although has right view

SteRo wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:06 pm
That would be a simple practice: to practice/cultivate right view to overcome past kamma. Ignorance does not turn into wisdom through conceptual cultivation.
Could you state how to practice right view ? And how it could overcome past kamma ?
by sentinel
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth in lower states although has right view
Replies: 29
Views: 424

Re: Rebirth in lower states although has right view

confusedlayman wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:57 pm
moggalana death by killing parents before many life time i think more than 7..
Monggalana death much has to do with present life conditions where other ascetics were jealous of him .
by sentinel
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: underwear, shoes, trimmer etc
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: underwear, shoes, trimmer etc

confusedlayman wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:00 pm

monks can go in to shopping mall for small shopping? how its allowed?
Monks should not go shopping . They should strive for liberation .
by sentinel
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Killing a yakkha not parajika offence
Replies: 37
Views: 1170

Re: Killing a yakkha not parajika offence

bodhifollower wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:02 am
sentinel wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 12:05 pm
Why killing a yakkha being is not a parajika ?

71 . A monk exorcised and killed a yakkha. Verdict: thullaccaya.
The thing I want to know is how do I kill a yakkha.
by using psychic or mantra if not mistaken .
by sentinel
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Hell being sound?
Replies: 10
Views: 199

Re: Hell being sound?

but its very realistic and i normally can differentiate between group of people stuck in fire building and crying for help vs having suffering in hell and shouting... it looks like someone calling for help but still suffering something that i never know in this world... anyway im doing metta every ...
by sentinel
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth in lower states although has right view
Replies: 29
Views: 424

Re: Rebirth in lower states although has right view

Greeting members , How do you define below passage where a person whom has right view still take birth in lower realms due to previous bad kamma ? It appear to say there are no guaranteed one could take a good birth after this life ended for those whom practice bright kamma and has right view in th...
by sentinel
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth in lower states although has right view
Replies: 29
Views: 424

Re: Rebirth in lower states although has right view

Being in sotapana state is clearing bad deeds in the past. And a person with good deeds even the time reborn in lower state is short. Hell is not always long, e.g Mallika queen of Pasenadi, is a wise woman and enthusiastic devotee of the Buddha, but she made a sexual wrong doing to the king, so she...
by sentinel
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Support of consciousness in Arupadhatu
Replies: 17
Views: 297

Re: Support of consciousness in Arupadhatu

Actually this doesn't answer the question. Although there is a realm of infinite consciousness, this doesn't mean that beings in that realm are made only of consciousness, or that they would be made of nothing in the realm of nothingness. Actually, in all those arupa realms there is consciousness a...
by sentinel
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth in lower states although has right view
Replies: 29
Views: 424

Re: Rebirth in lower states although has right view

As far as I'm aware you are only guaranteed not to fall into one of the lower realms if you become a sotapanna or higher. For everyone else kamma ripens when the time is right, and so we can lead a perfectly moral life now and still end up in a lower realm because of some bad deed committed hundred...
by sentinel
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth in lower states although has right view
Replies: 29
Views: 424

Rebirth in lower states although has right view

Greeting members , How do you define below passage where a person whom has right view still take birth in lower realms due to previous bad kamma ? It appear to say there are no guaranteed one could take a good birth after this life ended for those whom practice bright kamma and has right view in thi...
by sentinel
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the view (Ditthi)? How it deffer from thoughts (Sankappa)
Replies: 26
Views: 425

Re: What is the view (Ditthi)? How it deffer from thoughts (Sankappa)

Whatever phenemona that constitute our experience or existence however it is diagnosed(khandha or salayatana or dhatu or namarupa) are said to originate due to cause and will continue due to cause . When the causes that perpetuate this phenemona is removed they will be no more. If this is truly und...