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by Dhammarakkhito
Thu May 24, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"
Replies: 20
Views: 130

Re: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"

In the same way, as long as these five hindrances are not given up inside themselves, a mendicant regards them thus as a debt, a disease, a prison, slavery, and a desert crossing. But when these five hindrances are given up inside themselves, a mendicant regards this as freedom from debt, good heal...
by Dhammarakkhito
Wed May 23, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Trouble with buddhism view on suicide
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Re: Trouble with buddhism view on suicide

i doubt venerable channa was an arahant until after he inflicted the fatal wound on himself, same with ven vakkali. facing one's mortality directly can bring about enlightenment. in order to commit suicide you have to view a being conditionally arisen as permanent and thus take an effort to annihila...
by Dhammarakkhito
Mon May 21, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: whoops
Replies: 4
Views: 144

whoops

forgot to observe uposatha today; since it was last tuesday i did not think it would be monday. good enough if i keep it tomorrow? :/
by Dhammarakkhito
Sat May 19, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: no birth without rebirth
Replies: 34
Views: 704

Re: no birth without rebirth

hmm, could it be that jotipāla (bodhisatta) attained stream entry under kassapa buddha?
by Dhammarakkhito
Sat May 19, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Teaching English to young monks.
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: Teaching English to young monks.

JamesTheGiant wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 4:25 am
Attractive young farang women, teaching English to young monks. What a combination! Fortunately they're only novices, so cannot be guilty of commiting a sanghadisesa! Otherwise there'd be trouble... :lol:
which rule does that fall under
by Dhammarakkhito
Fri May 18, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 103
Views: 1622

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

papañca and papañca-saññā-saṅkhā http://seeingthroughthenet.net/wp-conte ... eality.pdf
by Dhammarakkhito
Fri May 18, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: no birth without rebirth
Replies: 34
Views: 704

Re: no birth without rebirth

ok, theres a lot to respond to, but i have never said gandhabba = viññāṇa.
thanks
by Dhammarakkhito
Thu May 17, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: no birth without rebirth
Replies: 34
Views: 704

no birth without rebirth

:reading: ‘Also unsurpassed is the Blessed Lord’s way of teaching Dhamma in regard to the modes of rebirth in four ways: thus, one descends into the mother’s womb unknowing,860 stays there unknowing, and leaves it unknowing. That is the first way. Or, one enters the womb knowing, stays there unknowi...
by Dhammarakkhito
Wed May 16, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: is birth control the same as getting an abortion
Replies: 128
Views: 1973

Re: is birth control the same as getting an abortion

woman in season is like ovulating i mean, i'm just reading the sutta as it is translated and i compared translators, it's like you have an absurdly high standard that even you don't meet if you think rebirth is some metaphor we have a fundamental disagreement :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woo...
by Dhammarakkhito
Wed May 16, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?
Replies: 376
Views: 50234

Re: Buddhists and copyright

yea i've looked at it i think, but who is really going to read more than a few pages
anyway if you can box it up and slap a label on it you can store it and never look at it again, if topics require pre-approval like that, why have a forum at all
by Dhammarakkhito
Wed May 16, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: is birth control the same as getting an abortion
Replies: 128
Views: 1973

Re: is birth control the same as getting an abortion

i consider 'sperm' covered under 'union of mother and father', coitus
https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .than.html
viewtopic.php?p=471958#p471958

you're trolling me i guess, and i just dont care
by Dhammarakkhito
Wed May 16, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: is birth control the same as getting an abortion
Replies: 128
Views: 1973

Re: is birth control the same as getting an abortion

i'm not
i posted it because he is a good monk that does quite a lot of research on what he writes about
someone might like to read it
i not once quoted the paper.
by Dhammarakkhito
Wed May 16, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: is birth control the same as getting an abortion
Replies: 128
Views: 1973

Re: is birth control the same as getting an abortion

hey, why don't you actually finish typing your comment before you post it?
by Dhammarakkhito
Wed May 16, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: is birth control the same as getting an abortion
Replies: 128
Views: 1973

Re: is birth control the same as getting an abortion

bless your heart you are so rude
you posted in the wrong topic actually
and of course ven anālayo's paper is relevant, even if it's not correct
by Dhammarakkhito
Wed May 16, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: is birth control the same as getting an abortion
Replies: 128
Views: 1973

Re: is birth control the same as getting an abortion

gandhabba has different uses like the word nāga
what i've seen is like a fairy and also a being about to be reborn
then i went on to describe the rebirth process