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by Dhammarakkhito
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: randomly deleting people's stuff
Replies: 2
Views: 222

randomly deleting people's stuff

yet again i had a comment just deleted without being notified or given a reason
so i posted it again
by Dhammarakkhito
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Strong aversion against blue veins
Replies: 15
Views: 586

Re: Strong aversion against blue veins

when you are seeing the body as it is you will be repulsed by it, and thats not just veins, it's head hairs, body hairs, nails, teeth, skin, all of it is not only repulsive but impermanent so sorry you are worried about your family but dispassion is a good trade-off
by Dhammarakkhito
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: autopsy - graphic content
Replies: 12
Views: 359

Re: autopsy - graphic content

i have a secret facebook group for objects of contemplation, secret because it could be reported and taken down, message me if interested in joining
by Dhammarakkhito
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Gender and the Sakyadhita
Replies: 15
Views: 463

Re: Gender and the Sakyadhita

women can fulfill the highest goal of buddhist practice, which is arahantship. in this way we purport women's competency. womanhood as an identity and a preparation are to be transcended by wisdom. specifically reaching out to women, idk, depends like, prioritizing one's generosity and compassion ba...
by Dhammarakkhito
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why Westerners can't extend loving kindness to themselves?
Replies: 29
Views: 714

Re: Why Westerners can't extend loving kindness to themselves?

If the monastic in the video isn't Theravadin then this belongs in "Connections...". Let me know if I should move it. what if its a tibetan talking about dharma/dhammapada?? like, if they're talking about some apocryphal text sure but the above sectarianism isn't appropriate for the dhamma I really...
by Dhammarakkhito
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Why speech ceased in first Jhana?
Replies: 9
Views: 158

Re: Why speech ceased in first Jhana?

is that so?
because reasoning and deliberation are preparations for speech
and in second jhana these are stilled?
https://www.accesstoinsight.org/ati/ptf ... jhana.html
by Dhammarakkhito
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: in my opinion the buddha knew science and technology
Replies: 25
Views: 541

Re: in my opinion the buddha knew science and technology

Mind precedes all mental states. Mind is their chief; they are all mind-wrought. If with an impure mind a person speaks or acts suffering follows him like the wheel that follows the foot of the ox. https://suttacentral.net/dhp/en/buddharakkhita From the defilement of the mind are beings defiled. Fr...
by Dhammarakkhito
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which type of Nibbana is the most important?
Replies: 21
Views: 428

Re: Which type of Nibbana is the most important?

there is no other culmination of the holy life than nibbāna, there is no residual clinging thereafter. complete and immediate https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/snp/snp.1.01.than.html https://suttacentral.net/dn16/en/anandajoti https://suttacentral.net/dn16/pli/ms my current understanding i...
by Dhammarakkhito
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: in my opinion the buddha knew science and technology
Replies: 25
Views: 541

Re: in my opinion the buddha knew science and technology

[quote doodoot /quote] you could just add as a signature in control panel that you dont think the digha nikaya is real buddha word, that would save time regurgitating it i made this post before work did not gather sources only recalled from previous reading the life span was longer during the buddha...
by Dhammarakkhito
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is the difference between the Theravada and Mahayana concepts of Buddhahood?
Replies: 39
Views: 645

Re: What is the difference between the Theravada and Mahayana concepts of Buddhahood?

if in mahayana the buddha is a god then that reduces him from his supreme nature
by Dhammarakkhito
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: in my opinion the buddha knew science and technology
Replies: 25
Views: 541

in my opinion the buddha knew science and technology

One doesn't need to know everything about every topic in order to become an arahant. The Buddha didn't know about computers or inter-continental ballistic missiles, but that didn't stop him. Maybe check out the Simsapa Sutta if you want to learn the Buddha's attitude about that which he did not tea...
by Dhammarakkhito
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which type of Nibbana is the most important?
Replies: 21
Views: 428

Re: Which type of Nibbana is the most important?

there's not two types of nibbāna.
by Dhammarakkhito
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: theravada
Replies: 20
Views: 363

Re: theravada

if he wanted to and as well with seeing the rise and fall of civilizations
by Dhammarakkhito
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Let's help eachother develop jhanas (take two!)
Replies: 73
Views: 2033

Re: Let's help eachother develop jhanas (take two!)

that was different from my experience, i wasn't trying to get into a jhana and i wasn't doing a formal meditation (i basically don't), but the series of contemplations built up into it and that has been weeks ago, so i'm left wondering about whether my 'jhana' was jhana or yours or both/neither and ...