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by Dhammarakkhito
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: SN 22.102
Replies: 3
Views: 58

SN 22.102

“And how, bhikkhus, is the perception of impermanence developed and cultivated so that it eliminates all sensual lust, eliminates all lust for existence, eliminates all ignorance, and uproots all conceit ‘I am’? ‘Such is form, such its origin, such its passing away; such is feeling … such is percep...
by Dhammarakkhito
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6091
Views: 455137

Re: the great rebirth debate

the body and mind are constantly arising and ceasing. rebirth is easier to accept if you dont take these stressful processes as self
by Dhammarakkhito
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Which translation do you prefer: V Thanissaro or V Bodhi's ?
Replies: 54
Views: 3891

Re: Which translation do you prefer: V Thanissaro or V Bodhi's ?

maybe would someone give me a list of the controversial translations bhikkhu bodhi has made
not to say they are wrong just that it might be worth comparing to other translation(s)
by Dhammarakkhito
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In your opinion what are the most awesome things about Buddhism?
Replies: 9
Views: 210

Re: In your opinion what are the most awesome things about Buddhism?

it is the only system that with direct application and understand yields release from stress
by Dhammarakkhito
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: vinaya rule against ordaining in two traditions
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: vinaya rule against ordaining in two traditions

From the Buddhist Monastic Code: "The twelve equivalent pārājikas include the eleven disqualified types who should not be ordained as bhikkhus in the first place. If they happen to be ordained, their ordination is invalid; once they are found out they must be expelled for life (Mv.I.61-68; see BMC2,...
by Dhammarakkhito
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth - how does it work?
Replies: 8
Views: 119

Re: Rebirth - how does it work?

actually, i think desire is sufficient, but that actually has to be the case. i want nibbāna but i also want to eat after solar noon and masturbate and smoke cigarettes. upādāna, clinging or grasping, is like adding fuel to a raging fire. the fire wont go out unless it is deprived of fuel. the fire ...
by Dhammarakkhito
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: respecting sangha
Replies: 18
Views: 264

Re: respecting sangha

a monk asked me if i had a girlfriend once lol
by Dhammarakkhito
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Buddhism needs marketing ?
Replies: 48
Views: 496

Re: Does Buddhism needs marketing ?

Saengnapha wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:14 am
Buddhism is its own marketing. It's built in to it. Why else would there be any structure to it as a philosophy or institution?
:goodpost: viewtopic.php?f=21&t=31304
by Dhammarakkhito
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: LovingKindness toward a benefactor
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: LovingKindness toward a benefactor

viewtopic.php?f=41&t=31557&hilit=refutation

mettā is self-abnegating, boundless love for all beings. if anything, start with your enemies; dont put up boundaries
by Dhammarakkhito
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Buddhism needs marketing ?
Replies: 48
Views: 496

Re: Does Buddhism needs marketing ?

"Released am I, monks, from all ties whether human or divine. You also are delivered from all fetters whether human or divine. Go now and wander for the welfare and happiness of many, out of compassion for the world, for the gain, welfare, and happiness of gods and men. Let not two of you proceed i...
by Dhammarakkhito
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Which translation do you prefer: V Thanissaro or V Bodhi's ?
Replies: 54
Views: 3891

Re: Ven Thanissaro or Ven Bodhi's translation you prefer?

there is supposedly a serious issue with ven bodhi's trans of this sutta, https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?t=19658 Exactly what is the issue? Thanks the issue has been explained to me that there is no 'seen', so thanissaros translation is superior. actually i havent sat down and figured it out...
by Dhammarakkhito
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: respecting sangha
Replies: 18
Views: 264

Re: respecting sangha

good point in bold. dakkhinavibhanga sutta says an offering to the sangha is greater than an offering to an individual. when i give alms, i force myself to think that and also that giving is a support for the mind and to dedicate my merit to the devas
by Dhammarakkhito
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: respecting sangha
Replies: 18
Views: 264

respecting sangha

does anybody else have trouble paying respect sufficiently to sangha. me, i for longest time had trouble calling most anyone sir or maam. sometimes i use a monks name referring to them without ven and it doesnt feel right, tho it also feels disingenuous just slipping it in buddha said the sangha is ...
by Dhammarakkhito
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Which translation do you prefer: V Thanissaro or V Bodhi's ?
Replies: 54
Views: 3891

Re: Ven Thanissaro or Ven Bodhi's translation you prefer?

Greetings, This is true, however I feel some of Tanissaros choices for word - word renderings to be better, and Bodhi sides with the commentaries more. Agreed. The best feature of Bodhi's work is his fluency of language (and I think he gets away with more than he should, on account of it). Metta, R...
by Dhammarakkhito
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: retro, here
Replies: 7
Views: 393

Re: retro, here

well, at some point i would like to have those posts edited, they are only a few. and i hope that i will be given the chance to submit the proper texts and images instead of them just deleting the portions of the posts
by Dhammarakkhito
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 217
Views: 2862

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

"There is, my friend, the Great Contemplative, a son of the Sakyans, gone forth from a Sakyan family. I have gone forth on account of that Blessed One. That Blessed One is my teacher. And it is in that Blessed One's Dhamma that I delight." "But what is your teacher's teaching? What does he proclaim...
by Dhammarakkhito
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 217
Views: 2862

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

seeingthroughthenet.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/The-Law-of-Dependent-Arising_LE_Rev_1.0.pdf
by Dhammarakkhito
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Lying and telling jokes.
Replies: 12
Views: 2107

Re: Lying and telling jokes.

“Lying—when indulged in, developed, & pursued—is something that leads to hell, leads to rebirth as a common animal, leads to the realm of the hungry ghosts. The slightest of all the results coming from lying is that, when one becomes a human being, it leads to being falsely accused. ... “Idle chatt...
by Dhammarakkhito
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4366
Views: 285218

Re: the great vegetarian debate

hi, i was wondering if anyone could let me know where this portion comes from. i assume its not a fake text but it is either not sourced or confusingly sourced http://learning.pariyatti.org/mod/page/view.php?id=755