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by DooDoot
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: The 3rd precept for lay person
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: The 3rd precept for lay person

since many of you here probably study pali canon quite closely. What are the Theravada definitions of sexual misconduct for a lay person? What do the teachers say? What does the Buddha say? Hi. The definition of sexual misconduct found in the suttas coincides with the instruction of parents (in DN ...
by DooDoot
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism and What it Offers
Replies: 12
Views: 160

Re: Buddhism and What it Offers

Since self is illusion, and all things are result of cause and effect, such that there is no inherent is-ness or self to anything. The self is an illusion to the enlightened but not to the unenlighted. Suffering exists in the world and suffering exists when the self is taken to be real. Taking the ...
by DooDoot
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: The meeting of the three is contact
Replies: 21
Views: 213

Re: The meeting of the three is contact

Bundokji wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:35 am
Would it be accurate to say that the act of contrasting or dividing which is necessary for thinking begins at contact?
The suttas, particularly MN 43, say consciousness & perception are cojoined; thus contact will include perception. My view is contrasting or dividing is 'perception'.
by DooDoot
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: AN 4.233 what exactly is the relation between kamma, saṅkhārā?
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: AN 4.233 what exactly is the relation between kamma, saṅkhārā?

sankhara is a controversial and difficult topic Again, the impression is of not interested in reading or even learning from another but are merely interested in preaching one's own ideas. Its ironic to claim to post 'revolutionary' ideas but when something cannot be discerned to defer to mundane 'o...
by DooDoot
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: The meeting of the three is contact
Replies: 21
Views: 213

Re: The meeting of the three is contact

"attention" (mind consciousness) not eye consciousness. What is contact? My impression is "contact" means a distinct sense impression or sensory impact where consciousness "cognises" or "knows" that sense impression distinctly. For example, while I a writing this post, all kinds of sounds, close & ...
by DooDoot
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What is Nibbana?
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: What is Nibbana?

Nibbana is non-attachment. It is attained by practising non-attachment.
by DooDoot
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are feelings & perceptions acts of kamma?
Replies: 11
Views: 197

Re: Are feelings & perceptions acts of kamma?

Cetana is Kamma (verbal, bodily and mental) another name is Sankara. Like this? And what are choices? Katame ca, bhikkhave, saṅkhārā ? There are these six classes of intention : Chayime, bhikkhave, cetanā kāyā— intention regarding sights, sounds, smells, tastes, touches, and thoughts. rūpasañcetanā...
by DooDoot
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did Adi Shankaracharya defeat Buddhism?
Replies: 49
Views: 1448

Re: Did Adi Shankaracharya defeat Buddhism?

jeevanism wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:41 am
But there are several other issues like
Thank you for your informative post. :anjali:
by DooDoot
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hindu elements in Buddhism
Replies: 18
Views: 596

Re: Hindu elements in Buddhism

jeevanism wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:36 am
they are tagging Buddhism as simple as an offshoot of Hinduism.
It seems Hinduism didn't even exist before Buddhism therefore the tags sound strange.
by DooDoot
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are feelings & perceptions acts of kamma?
Replies: 11
Views: 197

Re: Are feelings & perceptions acts of kamma?

E.g. upon hearing doctor declared yourself having last stage cancer , as the consequences feeling grieves and perception of the end of the world arises Sounds like sankhara (thinking) above. The idea of "end of my world" doesn't sound like a perception. "Grief" (painful separation from what is love...
by DooDoot
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are feelings & perceptions acts of kamma?
Replies: 11
Views: 197

Re: Are feelings & perceptions acts of kamma?

The way I understand they are Vipaka. (results of previous Kamma) This topic is about "kamma" rather than "vipaka". Regardless, what is the evidence for feeling & perception being results of previous kamma? Most suttas about kamma refer to results (vipaka) of "heaven" & "hell". If results of kamma ...
by DooDoot
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are feelings & perceptions acts of kamma?
Replies: 11
Views: 197

Are feelings & perceptions acts of kamma?

Dear DW forum On this topic , it appears a poster had the view that feelings & perceptions in themselves can be kamma (action, deeds). Is this true? When the suttas categorize three types of kamma, are feelings & perceptions in themselves included within the 3rd type of kamma, namely, manasā kammaṃ ...
by DooDoot
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: AN 4.233 what exactly is the relation between kamma, saṅkhārā?
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: AN 4.233 what exactly is the relation between kamma, saṅkhārā?

What does AN 6.63 body here refer to ? Is it similar to the SN14.12 body ? They are exactly the same. Read the Pali. It appears that many people don't have calm breathing yet does not seeks for sensual pleasure. Many athletes that perform rough exercises would have non calming breathing but do not ...
by DooDoot
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Who/what do you think the Christian god is?
Replies: 13
Views: 206

Re: Who/what do you think the Christian god is?

I'm an ex-Christian who is now a Buddhist. I was involved in all three branches of Christianity over the years - Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant. Whilst I never considered myself ever to be a Christian, I suppose I am glad my parents culture was Catholic & Orthodox rather than Protestant. I'm cur...
by DooDoot
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: AN 4.233 what exactly is the relation between kamma, saṅkhārā?
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: AN 4.233 what exactly is the relation between kamma, saṅkhārā?

1. what exactly are those 3 sankharas (bodily, voice, mind)? If they're the same ones from MN 44 Manosaṅkhāraṃ (AN 4.233) is not citta sankhara (MN 44). Manosaṅkhāraṃ appears in suttas about (mundane) kamma; and thus appears not related to supramundane Dependent Origination. Refer to MN 117 about m...