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by sentinel
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Were there any secrets in the dhamma ?
Replies: 12
Views: 214

Re: Were there any secrets in the dhamma ?

I met one monk whom sternly asserted that he only impart the "secret" teachings (of meditation) only to those chosen by him especially to the monastic that truthfully and wholeheartedly dedicated to him . While I have not met that monk and would not want to jump to any conclusion, the highlighted p...
by sentinel
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Were there any secrets in the dhamma ?
Replies: 12
Views: 214

Re: Were there any secrets in the dhamma ?

And moreover since for many people , the profound dhamma which enables one to achieve enlightenment probably is limited to the Sangha only and surely has some sort of mysterious tricks only known by certain individual which of course is considered as a secret. That's not the case anymore nowadays. ...
by sentinel
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Paying taxes and second precept
Replies: 35
Views: 380

Re: Paying taxes and second precept

I think chownah was saying that No clear evidence of black and white contract (paper)
Signed between the government and citizens .
But , there is laws that governed binds the citizens to pay taxes .
by sentinel
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Paying taxes and second precept
Replies: 35
Views: 380

Re: Paying taxes and second precept

Perhaps venerable dhammanando could help to answer this question, any difference between not taken what is not freely given as the second precept and not paying taxes? I don't find this an easy question to answer. On the one hand, for bhikkhus the Vinaya makes it a defeating offence of theft to smu...
by sentinel
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Antinatalism
Replies: 48
Views: 1617

Re: Antinatalism

Bhikkhus, when a man possesses five factors he is extremely disagreeable to a woman.What five.? He is not handsome, not wealthy, not virtuous;he is lethargic and he does not beget children. From Matugamasamyutta, Connected discourses on women. Trans. Bhikkhu bodhi. In reality , often one could find...
by sentinel
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Good and Bad
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: Good and Bad

If arhat still have perception , I guess surely they have feeling and volition and consciousness . Probably the consciousness is pure .
by sentinel
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Were there any secrets in the dhamma ?
Replies: 12
Views: 214

Re: Were there any secrets in the dhamma ?

Greetings Sentinel, You appear to be missing the point of the "scam" here... Now at that time the Buddha was honored, respected, revered, venerated, and esteemed. And he received robes, alms-food, lodgings, and medicines and supplies for the sick. And the mendicant Saṅgha was also honored, respecte...
by sentinel
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: The way I analysed Sankhara.
Replies: 42
Views: 972

Re: The way I analysed Sankhara.

This BSE is just Asian bloggers, most who can't even speak proper English. For example, the blogger from Kurunegala Sri Lanka posted this illogical idea of a permanent stream of impermanent consciousness: :roll: Stream of consciousness OR Continuity of consciousness means individual consciousness w...
by sentinel
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Paying taxes and second precept
Replies: 35
Views: 380

Re: Paying taxes and second precept

If your friends are Buddhist and have Right View, they can see being born as oppressed minority in unfair country it as result of their previous kamma ... And humbly accept. There is no such thing as "unfair" in Samsara... I wonder if you could refer me any sutta said so ? E.g. says if one is lazy ...
by sentinel
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Aṭṭhavimokkha
Replies: 0
Views: 23

Aṭṭhavimokkha

The question , why eight jhana refer as liberation ? Why not purification or visuddhi ? Are vimokkha and vimutti synonymous where it is equivalent to final liberation ? https://suttacentral.net/dn16/en/sujato The Eight Liberations Ānanda, there are these eight liberations. What eight? Having physica...
by sentinel
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Paying taxes and second precept
Replies: 35
Views: 380

Re: Paying taxes and second precept

Religious institutions and monastics don't have to pay tax. But then you need to prove to the government that you don't own any any thing like private property and/or possessions. Hi santa , probably you are not aware of some country , if devotees donate to the temple of different tradition , the t...
by sentinel
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Were there any secrets in the dhamma ?
Replies: 12
Views: 214

Were there any secrets in the dhamma ?

What are the karma befall on those being a thief in the dispensation of Buddha and why ? It seems that many ascetic from other tradition try to "steal" secret of Buddha dhamma , is there such secrecy are not made aware of that is unknown to the public ? And I thought Buddha dhamma are freely given a...
by sentinel
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Path of Purification by Buddhaghosa
Replies: 15
Views: 180

Re: The Path of Purification by Buddhaghosa

Hi volo , I read in Chinese , chapter 7 says , there were 2 type of sign , first one is correct and the second one is incorrect . Below is the first one , correct . (《解脱道论》卷第七专门谈到两种禅相, 一种是正确的:) “彼坐禅人,以九小烦恼清净心,现念入息,彼相得起。名相者,如抽绵抽古贝,触身成乐触,如凉风触身成乐触,如见入出息风触,鼻口唇念作风想,不由形色,此谓相。若坐禅人,以修多修相成增长,若鼻端增长,于眉间于额,成多处住...
by sentinel
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Path of Purification by Buddhaghosa
Replies: 15
Views: 180

Re: The Path of Purification by Buddhaghosa

I supposed the part on jhana development is not exactly the same with sutta . (E.g. on the nimitta case) Vimuttimagga appear earlier than vsm . Vimuttimagga also talks about nimitta in ānāpānasati. This is the difference ii guess where vsm develop the light nimitta and use it to investigate whereas...
by sentinel
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Paying taxes and second precept
Replies: 35
Views: 380

Re: Paying taxes and second precept

Thanks chownah .