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by James Tan
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between vijjā and nana ?
Replies: 1
Views: 34

What is the difference between vijjā and nana ?

Greetings ,

Vijjā is the opposite of Avijja right ?
Some translation is Knowledge .
Nana is also knowledge , so ,
What is the difference between both ?
by James Tan
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you think ignorance is abandoned in the beginning when attaining stream entry ?
Replies: 15
Views: 220

Re: Do you think ignorance is abandoned in the beginning when attaining stream entry ?

Can you explain why ignorance is abandoned yet not uprooted ? There is enough wisdom/ Right View to give up craving so to enter the path but not enough vipassana/ Right Knowledge to uproot the tendency ( anusaya ) to craving. In meditation, the stream-enterer is free from craving but, when out of m...
by James Tan
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you think ignorance is abandoned in the beginning when attaining stream entry ?
Replies: 15
Views: 220

Re: Do you think ignorance is abandoned in the beginning when attaining stream entry ?

In Buddhism , when a person gain insight into the nature of paticasamuppada , penetrating the transiency and not self characteristics , the veil of ignorance is said being lifted , therefore it is called abandoned . But , the Question is , does the ignorance cut off at the initial stage or at the en...
by James Tan
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can we teach Anicca, Dukkha , Anatta without the teaching of rebirth and Kamma?
Replies: 43
Views: 428

Re: Can we teach Anicca, Dukkha , Anatta without the teaching of rebirth and Kamma?

Faith is initial entry point into Buddhism , after attaining stream entry , confidence replace faith .
by James Tan
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you think ignorance is abandoned in the beginning when attaining stream entry ?
Replies: 15
Views: 220

Re: Do you think ignorance is abandoned in the beginning when attaining stream entry ?

Do you think ignorance is abandoned in the beginning when attaining stream entry ? Yes; ignorance would be " abandoned ". However, the fetter of ignorance would not be uprooted or cut. Right view is the forerunner. What is the right view that is noble, without effluents, transcendent, a factor of t...
by James Tan
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you think ignorance is abandoned in the beginning when attaining stream entry ?
Replies: 15
Views: 220

Do you think ignorance is abandoned in the beginning when attaining stream entry ?

Greetings ,

It is believed that in the paticasamuppada process ignorance is abandoned when one attain liberation ie arahant . But , which are the texts clearly stating that ?
by James Tan
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can we teach Anicca, Dukkha , Anatta without the teaching of rebirth and Kamma?
Replies: 43
Views: 428

Re: Can we teach Anicca, Dukkha , Anatta without the teaching of rebirth and Kamma?

You can have a happy and stress-free life. I can have a happy and stress free life without training also . Then maybe secular Buddhism is not for you. It's for people who wish to benefit from certain parts of the teaching which they consider relevant, without buying into the whole supernatural pack...
by James Tan
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can we teach Anicca, Dukkha , Anatta without the teaching of rebirth and Kamma?
Replies: 43
Views: 428

Re: Can we teach Anicca, Dukkha , Anatta without the teaching of rebirth and Kamma?

SarathW wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:42 am
If there is only 1 life , why want to Invest so much in trainings ?
You can have a happy and stress-free life.
I can have a happy and stress free life without training also .
by James Tan
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?
Replies: 179
Views: 1988

Re: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?

What do you think this passage mean, practically speaking? And is it referring to a here-and-now cessation of bhava, or to cessation at the Arahant's death? Before the total break up of the aggregates , an arahant would have experience cessation of bhava . It is like spinning of the fan, after you ...
by James Tan
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can we teach Anicca, Dukkha , Anatta without the teaching of rebirth and Kamma?
Replies: 43
Views: 428

Re: Can we teach Anicca, Dukkha , Anatta without the teaching of rebirth and Kamma?

There is no discernible permanent or enduring self What secular Buddhist believe in after death? It varies; secular Buddhists would be keen to point out that they don't all believe the same things. But many would say that the question of post mortem experience or existence should be simply set asid...
by James Tan
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?
Replies: 179
Views: 1988

Re: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?

And when you’ve gotten involved with and grasped these five grasping aggregates, they lead to your lasting harm and suffering. Tassime pañcupādānakkhandhā upetā upādinnā dīgharattaṃ ahitāya dukkhāya saṃvattanti. https://suttacentral.net/sn22.85/en/sujato#21.6 Whereas for the the instructed noble di...
by James Tan
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the Tathagata is the title exclusively apply only to the Buddha ?
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Does the Tathagata is the title exclusively apply only to the Buddha ?

Greetings ,

Is there any pre buddhist text that refer someone as Tathagata ? Is it Tathagata title exclusively belongs to Buddhism ? Why is it that the Arahants was never addressed as a Tathagata ?!

:namaste:
by James Tan
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Abortion
Replies: 52
Views: 6211

Re: Abortion and the first precept

save the babies It seems that before descent into the womb there are no babies according to the pali canon. chownah https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=29714&p=429258&hilit=thumb#p429258 < The buddha talks about "conception in a womb ". I want to clearly point out that the zygote is formed...
by James Tan
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Abortion
Replies: 52
Views: 6211

Re: Abortion and the first precept

:shrug: Greetings , Is there any sutta mention about abortion ? If the mother and child in a safe and healthy conditions and circumstances , and if one were to abort a fetus or an unborn baby would that constitute breaking the first precept ? The suttavibanga in vinaya pitaka endorse that abortion ...
by James Tan
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Abortion
Replies: 52
Views: 6211

Abortion and the first precept

Greetings ,

Is there any sutta mention about abortion ?
If the mother and child in a safe and healthy conditions and circumstances , and if one were to abort a fetus or an unborn baby would that constitute breaking the first precept ?