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by DooDoot
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Discerning the "good" and the "bad" in others
Replies: 8
Views: 112

Re: Discerning the "good" and the "bad" in others

Potaliya, of these four people, it is the person who criticizes those deserving of criticism at the right time, truthfully and substantively; and praises those deserving of praise at the right time, truthfully and substantively. That is the person I consider to be the finest. Why is that? Because, ...
by DooDoot
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Positive Comments About Buddhadasa Bhikku
Replies: 17
Views: 311

Re: Positive Comments About Buddhadasa Bhikku

Here is the photo I was looking for. With Ajahn Pasanno at the meditation centre.
by DooDoot
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Positive Comments About Buddhadasa Bhikku
Replies: 17
Views: 311

Re: Positive Comments About Buddhadasa Bhikku

With (his spiritual brother) Ajahn Pannananda of Wat Cholapratan; young Jayasaro & Passano. Wat Cholapratan was the Bangkok distribution hub for Wat Pah Nanachat. These are some of the origins & connections of the Western Forest Sangha. Wat Cholapratan was the first place i read the (PTS) Majjhima N...
by DooDoot
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Positive Comments About Buddhadasa Bhikku
Replies: 17
Views: 311

Re: Positive Comments About Buddhadasa Bhikku

His meditation centre has geothermal hotpools, and meditators can soak twice a day. That's one good thing at least. :smile: I recall being told he was not really in favour of the meditation centre even though he supported it & the marketing advertising says he was. The meditation centre I was told ...
by DooDoot
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings
Replies: 149
Views: 6333

Re: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings

make zero contribution towards an intelligent discussion. From MN 12: 13. (4) "Again, the Tathagata understands as it actually is the world with its many and different elements. That too is a Tathagata's power... 14. (5) "Again, the Tathagata understands as it actually is how beings have different ...
by DooDoot
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings
Replies: 149
Views: 6333

Re: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings

Here animals may be more accomplished than we are because they lack all the excess mental baggage carried by humans. Often the truth is too difficult for conceited people, puffed up with atta (ego), to accept. :smile: "When you dwell with the doors to your senses well-guarded, Mara, not getting any...
by DooDoot
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings
Replies: 149
Views: 6333

Re: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings

More hollow words (including from Peter Jackson about "transcendent" and "metaphor"; who appears confused about these words). Regardless, "Theravada" is not always what the Buddha taught in the suttas. The Western scholars below just appear to talk around in circles that suits their worldly goals. "...
by DooDoot
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings
Replies: 149
Views: 6333

Re: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings

This kind of death that God was talking about, it’s spiritual death :focus: :focus: In Buddhism, the word "marana" ("death") comes from the same root as "Mara" and generally means "suffering". Appamadavagga: Heedfulness 21. Heedfulness is the path to the Deathless. Heedlessness is the path to death...
by DooDoot
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings
Replies: 149
Views: 6333

Re: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings

Theme: 1. " only emptiness or the void (sunyata) truly exists" The Blessed One said the ALL = eye & forms, ear & sounds, nose & aromas, tongue & flavors, body & tactile sensations, intellect & mind-objects: "What is the All ? Simply the eye & forms, ear & sounds, nose & aromas, tongue & flavors, bo...
by DooDoot
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are the gods and deities mentioned in Sutta are just the mythology?
Replies: 21
Views: 365

Re: Are the gods and deities mentioned in Sutta are just the mythology?

But when you read Sutta it appears the real Deva's descending from Deva world and vanishing right there. And the Buddha, also: I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Rajagaha, on Vulture Peak Mountain. And on that occasion Ven. Sona was staying near Rajagaha in the Cool ...
by DooDoot
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings
Replies: 149
Views: 6333

Re: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings

:zzz: Ven. Ananda went to the Blessed One and on arrival, having bowed down to him, sat to one side. As he was sitting there he said to the Blessed One, "It is said that the world is empty, the world is empty, lord. In what respect is it said that the world is empty?" Insofar as it is empty of a sel...
by DooDoot
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are the gods and deities mentioned in Sutta are just the mythology?
Replies: 21
Views: 365

Re: Are the gods and deities mentioned in Sutta are just the mythology?

chownah wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:13 am
Obviously, this is wrong.
chownah
Why? The suttas (eg AN 4.123) appear to say those delighting in jhana are reborn as/with gods of streaming radiance.
by DooDoot
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are the gods and deities mentioned in Sutta are just the mythology?
Replies: 21
Views: 365

Re: Are the gods and deities mentioned in Sutta are just the mythology?

Are the gods and deities Sutta mentioned in sutta are just the mythology? It is difficult for me to believe the stories of gods coming to see the Buddha lighting the entire Jeta's grove etc. First, I think it might be useful to investigate if any of these gods trace back to Brahmanism. If so, simil...
by DooDoot
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings
Replies: 149
Views: 6333

Re: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings

Verbatim Excerpt from: Dhammic Socialism (Buddhadāsa Bhikkhu) Still does not warrant much of a quibble. Its just interfaith. You have made numerous similar posts on this matter. Sure, we should keep a level head so interfaith does not confused us. However, keep in mind, the word "dharma" does not a...
by DooDoot
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings
Replies: 149
Views: 6333

Re: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings

Sounds like ... Connections to other paths #0029 Theme: Oh my God!, umm, i mean ... Buddha! :lol: While I think the above does not warrant a quibble, it seems the Buddha-Dhamma was seriously misrepresented in the previous quibble about new born babies & kilesa. Can you tell me what Theravada Buddhi...