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by James Tan
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?
Replies: 31
Views: 341

Re: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?

There is no Sutta as far as I know. But we can inference it from knowing that SilabbathaParamasa is eliminated only by becoming Sotapanna. Which means all Puthujana observe Sila based on Silabbathaparamasa. Thanks, Sarath. Do you think this means that all the Puthujjana's sila is (maybe to some ext...
by James Tan
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?
Replies: 80
Views: 752

Re: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?

I don't understand the simile.
by James Tan
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?
Replies: 80
Views: 752

Re: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?

If one is kind and compassionate, it's not easy to be stingy. Can you explain what is compassion ? The friendly, generous, and considerate nature with a willingness of helping others and removing their bane and sorrows. Seems there is a different understanding . As I understand it , compassion is t...
by James Tan
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?
Replies: 80
Views: 752

Re: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?

StormBorn wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:13 pm

If one is kind and compassionate, it's not easy to be stingy.

Can you explain what is compassion ?
by James Tan
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?
Replies: 80
Views: 752

Re: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?

I don't know generally if majority of Westerners when practising dhamma do they only develops aspect of knowledges and lacking in developing of kindness, compassion and generosity/giving dana aspects ? To the eyes of the outsiders , Westerners used to be look like unkind and stingy. And, Asians for...
by James Tan
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why it is called self becomed ?
Replies: 7
Views: 91

Re: Why it is called self becomed ?

I've never heard of self becomed.....can you bring a link to the place where you read it? chownah https://suttacentral.net/thi-ap16/en/walters On Candabhāgā River’s bank, I was a kinnarī back then. I saw the Stainless One, Buddha, the Self-Become , Unconquered One. Happy, with pleasure in my heart,...
by James Tan
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why it is called self becomed ?
Replies: 7
Views: 91

Why it is called self becomed ?

Hi everyone ,

What is the reason for calling the Buddha self becomed ?!
I understand that Buddha and arahant has no more becoming , but, it seems using the word self becomed (which I think meant for Buddha) not compatible with Him already achieved the ending of becoming ?!

Thanks .
by James Tan
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?
Replies: 80
Views: 752

Re: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?

Many Westerners are very learned , very rational and very committed . But , question is , will their kindness and compassion as equal as their intelligence ?! Emotional intelligence can be very poor among many Westerners especially regarding Path related positive qualities. They often try to reach ...
by James Tan
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Suttas where bhikkhuni teach rebirth ?
Replies: 9
Views: 205

Re: Suttas where bhikkhuni teach rebirth ?

Sālamālikā https://suttacentral.net/thi-ap16/en/walters On Candabhāgā River’s bank, I was a kinnarī back then. I saw the Stainless One, Buddha, the Self-Become, Unconquered One. Happy, with pleasure in my heart, awe-struck, with hands pressed together, taking a sal-flower garland, I worshipped the S...
by James Tan
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?
Replies: 80
Views: 752

Re: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?

Many Westerners are very learned , very rational and very committed . But , question is , will their kindness and compassion as equal as their intelligence ?! Some of us follow the compassion of the Buddha. "Therefore, Ananda, engage with me in friendliness, and not in opposition. That will be for ...
by James Tan
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?
Replies: 80
Views: 752

Re: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?

Many Westerners are very learned , very rational and very committed . But , question is , will their kindness and compassion as equal as their intelligence ?!
by James Tan
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth is suffering ! So is death !
Replies: 24
Views: 309

Re: Rebirth is suffering ! So is death !

I don't know.....they might.....why do you ask? chownah In the paticasamuppada cessation , Ignorance follow by mental fabrication , therefore , if ignorance ends mental fabrication ends. Bodily pains experience possible only through mental fabrication as said . But , an arahant abandoned ignorance ...
by James Tan
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is Nirodha?
Replies: 82
Views: 1831

Re: What is Nirodha?

If you follow the order of ten fetters , ignorance will be abandoned at the end . But , if you follow the paticasamuppada , you abandoned the ignorance at the beginning . :juggling:
by James Tan
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth is suffering ! So is death !
Replies: 24
Views: 309

Re: Rebirth is suffering ! So is death !

Please tell me if Buddha and arahant still have mental fabrication or not ?
by James Tan
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth is suffering ! So is death !
Replies: 24
Views: 309

Re: Rebirth is suffering ! So is death !

I don't know about your thinking but for me I would say both . I visited so many times to hospital so I guess death is a very painful thing that I want to avoid if possible . By "death is a very painful thing," did you mean as a physical pain or a mental pain (perhaps the pain of leaving what's kno...