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by Dhammarakkhito
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Who is our current 'bad guy', now that ISIL are in decline?
Replies: 6
Views: 43

Re: Who is our current 'bad guy', now that ISIL are in decline?

i think american imperialism is currently responsible for the most oppression in the world and was before isis or al qaeda etc
by Dhammarakkhito
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Fake News Awards
Replies: 8
Views: 123

Re: Fake News Awards

that ^, and being responsible for killing and threatening the lives of other beings. while it would be irrational to say trump is much worse than obama in either regard, the fact remains. the only president that maybe didnt have anyone killed is jimmy carter
by Dhammarakkhito
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Fake News Awards
Replies: 8
Views: 123

Re: Fake News Awards

retro why do u have your head so far up trump's ass (figuratively), respectfully?
:)
by Dhammarakkhito
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: post deletion notification
Replies: 1
Views: 31

post deletion notification

it would be good to install a feature to notify one when one's post has been deleted and possibly even for what reason. you get a notification when your post is not approved in a forum requiring approval i only assumed. how is one to know when one's post has been deleted
by Dhammarakkhito
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: (a-)scientific materialism
Replies: 0
Views: 40

(a-)scientific materialism

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falsifiability
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science
by Dhammarakkhito
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: the great 32 Marks of a Great Man thread
Replies: 35
Views: 3575

Re: 32 Marks of a Great Man

Great thread, the obligatory 32 Marks thread . . . At one time Wikipedia had a big section about the 32 Marks and even listed all of them, at the beginning of the article on the Buddha. To me, it may have been an honest mistake or at worst, a deliberate attempt to make Buddhism appear mythological....
by Dhammarakkhito
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: the great 32 Marks of a Great Man thread
Replies: 35
Views: 3575

the great 32 Marks of a Great Man thread

firstly, i would like to address this article: https://dhammawiki.com/index.php/32_signs_of_a_great_man what hard evidence is there that the marks were a later addition? yes, i have read some persuasive arguments by bhikkhu sujāto that because the buddha was indistinguishable from other monks to one...
by Dhammarakkhito
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: The Visuddhi Magga and Abhidhamma may not have been taught by the Buddha! (Sama dengan Bahasa)
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: The Visuddhi Magga and Abhidhamma may not have been taught by the Buddha! (Sama dengan Bahasa)

i didnt read the guidelines before i posted. :stirthepot: well, i thought it might produce some arguments on why abhidhamma could be authentic, which i would be interested in. no offense :guns:
by Dhammarakkhito
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Celibacy as a lay person and kamma
Replies: 37
Views: 393

Re: Celibacy as a lay person and kamma

Contemplating foulness in the body, Being mindful of in-and-out breathing, Ever ardent and seeing clearly The calming down of all formations: Such a bhikkhu who sees rightly Is thereby well released. Accomplished in knowledge, at peace, That sage has overcome all bonds. https://suttacentral.net/en/...
by Dhammarakkhito
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Celibacy as a lay person and kamma
Replies: 37
Views: 393

Re: Celibacy as a lay person and kamma

The Blessed One said this: “Householder, suppose a dog, overcome by hunger and weakness, was waiting by a butcher’s shop. Then a skilled butcher or his apprentice would toss the dog a well hacked, clean hacked skeleton of meatless bones smeared with blood. What do you think, householder? Would that ...
by Dhammarakkhito
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Celibacy as a lay person and kamma
Replies: 37
Views: 393

Re: Celibacy as a lay person and kamma

Let the intelligent person live a celibate life, as one would avoid a pit of glowing coals; but being unable to live the celibate life, go not beyond the bounds with others’ partners. https://suttacentral.net/en/snp2.14 the answer is yes, implied. If one, longing for sexual pleasure, achieves it, y...
by Dhammarakkhito
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The case against coffee (important)
Replies: 69
Views: 4696

Re: The case against coffee (important)

i agree. caffeine is mind altering, you don't have to drink coffee except you want to. not right to say buddha would have banned it, that borders on possible slander
by Dhammarakkhito
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Sāriputta in the Mahāparinibbāna sutta?
Replies: 14
Views: 158

Re: Sāriputta in the Mahāparinibbāna sutta?

Stiphan wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:45 pm
Nicolas wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:29 pm
Stiphan wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:24 pm


Did the Buddha and the monks teleport themselves?
Yes.
Awesome!
glad to see this sort of reaction rather than a typical 'no way, not possible; has to be a metaphor'
list of abilities in DN 2 seems clearly literal
by Dhammarakkhito
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which is the most important precept to get right for the Noble Path?
Replies: 28
Views: 302

Re: Which is the most important precept to get right for the Noble Path?

At that time Ven. Rahula was staying at the Mango Stone. Then the Blessed One, arising from his seclusion in the late afternoon, went to where Ven. Rahula was staying at the Mango Stone. Ven. Rahula saw him coming from afar and, on seeing him, set out a seat & water for washing the feet. The Blesse...
by Dhammarakkhito
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What would a sotapanna do?
Replies: 69
Views: 635

Re: What would a sotapanna do?

the pārājika only applies to humans according to http://en.dhammadana.org/sangha/vinaya/227/4pk.htm as for the claim that buddhist lay people can kill, well, that is just sad and i assume you have plenty of knowledge so i don't know what else to say "Monks, even if bandits were to carve you up savag...
by Dhammarakkhito
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What would a sotapanna do?
Replies: 69
Views: 635

Re: What would a sotapanna do?

Wrong. Monks aren't disrobed for killing worms & Buddhist laypeople can kill people in self-defense if they choose.
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by Dhammarakkhito
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: The Visuddhi Magga and Abhidhamma may not have been taught by the Buddha! (Sama dengan Bahasa)
Replies: 11
Views: 205

The Visuddhi Magga and Abhidhamma may not have been taught by the Buddha! (Sama dengan Bahasa)

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by Dhammarakkhito
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Does anyone know of a good critique of Abhidhamma/Commentaries in Burmese?
Replies: 7
Views: 86

Re: Does anyone know of a good critique of Abhidhamma/Commentaries in Burmese?

friends don't led friends drive drunk. friends don't let friends hold wrong views?