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by DooDoot
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Is MN 117 fake Dhamma?
Replies: 28
Views: 471

Re: Is MN 117 fake Dhamma?

https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=22062&p=523383&hilit=great+forty#p523383 The post from the above (below) is wrong: The name of the MN 117 is “Great Forty”. One first needs to know where 40 comes from. There are 8 steps in the eightfold path, but two more needed to attain the Arahant st...
by DooDoot
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Is MN 117 fake Dhamma?
Replies: 28
Views: 471

Re: Is MN 117 fake Dhamma?

This distinction between two types of right view you guys are talking about is clearly between lay right view and monastic right view...so I don't get what you think the problem is. The 'problem' is the Noble Eightfold Path was not (originally) taught to laypeople and the lay right view is not a co...
by DooDoot
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5092
Views: 473896

Re: Is fishing breaking the precept?

There is a question over the environmental impact of a vegan diet, still it’s kamma that matters and the goal. Hi Craig. What exactly is the theoretical environmental impact of a vegan diet? Thanks Them meat eating Buddhists do protest too much, do they not? That's what makes them suspicious! I am ...
by DooDoot
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5092
Views: 473896

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Einsten was, according to many, a cruel father and a bad husband....Does this mean that the theory of relativity is trash? His tribal initiatives to get the USA to build an atomic bomb because his identity tribe was threatened in Europe were trash or " agati " ("prejudice") according to Buddhism. F...
by DooDoot
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5092
Views: 473896

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Oh, OK. The father of the psychoanalysis is now a "hack" So Freud is an authority :roll: ? I do recall it was reported Freud encouraged his disciples to have sex with wealthy clients they were attracted to and even ask them for large contributions of money. Can you confirm this to be false? Thanks ...
by DooDoot
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5092
Views: 473896

Re: Is fishing breaking the precept?

Ven. Analayo makes some interesting comments about how the Buddha never said compassion was what motivated him to find the end of all dukkha, nor that compassion was what motivated him to teach. He also argues that the Buddha never taught that concern for others welfare should be the basis for seek...
by DooDoot
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arguments
Replies: 18
Views: 432

Re: Arguments

Ceisiwr wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:55 pm
How can we practice in accordance with the sutta when it comes to discussing stress, origin of stress, meditation etc?
By simply not misconstruing 'vibrant discussion' as 'arguments'.

Kind regards :smile:
by DooDoot
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Correct Translation of the Kāḷakārāma Sutta
Replies: 12
Views: 248

Re: Correct Translation of the Kāḷakārāma Sutta

Thus, monks, a Tathagata does not conceive of a visible thing as apart from sight ; he does not conceive of an unseen; he does not conceive of a 'thing-worth-seeing'; he does not conceive about a seer." Iti kho, bhikkhave, tathāgato daṭṭhā daṭṭhabbaṃ , diṭṭhaṃ na maññati, adiṭṭhaṃ na maññati, daṭṭh...
by DooDoot
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Diṭṭhaṃ sutaṃ mutaṃ viññātaṃ pattaṃ pariyesitaṃ anuvicaritaṃ manasā...
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Diṭṭhaṃ sutaṃ mutaṃ viññātaṃ pattaṃ pariyesitaṃ anuvicaritaṃ manasā...

Dear Pali forum Many many suttas (such as AN 8.68 & AN 4.24 ) include some or all of the following terms: " diṭṭhaṃ sutaṃ mutaṃ viññātaṃ pattaṃ pariyesitaṃ anuvicaritaṃ manasā ". An old thread here discussed these terms in the Upanishads. Note: there appears to be the usual tendency to give chronolo...
by DooDoot
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Bare Awareness and Nibbana
Replies: 32
Views: 465

Re: Bare Awareness and Nibbana

What is the English translation for "Mute"? My understanding was it refer to the nose, tongue, and body. If my understanding is wrong, why nose, tongue, and body is not part of this series? I started a new topic on the above, here . Regards :smile: muta pp. of munāti known; understood. (nt.), sense...
by DooDoot
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Bare Awareness and Nibbana
Replies: 32
Views: 465

Re: Bare Awareness and Nibbana

Vinnana-matta , it is also translated as 'bare-cognition', by some scholars. The term appears to be "viññātamattaṃ" rather than "viññānamattaṃ" viññāta pp. of vijānāti known; understood; perceived; recognized. vijānāti vi + ñā + nā; ñā is changed to jā knows; understands; perceives; recognizes. Viñ...
by DooDoot
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Dry Insight and Stream-Entry
Replies: 17
Views: 376

Re: Dry Insight and Stream-Entry

If by dry insight one simply means insight without jhana.... I don't recall the above has been specified. See The Jhānas and the Lay Disciple According to the Pāli Suttas by Ven Bhikkhu Bodhi The above appears not relevant to the topic because samatha occurs prior to jhana. In short, the experience...
by DooDoot
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: lie, watching porn, hearing music, playing games compatible with trying to attain first stage of enlightment?
Replies: 46
Views: 876

Re: lie, watching porn, hearing music, playing games compatible with trying to attain first stage of enlightment?

Bhāradvāja.... :focus: The following Bhāradvāja Sutta is probably more apt for this topic. Bhāradvāja, what is the cause why young monks — black-haired, endowed with the blessings of youth in the first stage of life — without having played with sensual pleasures nevertheless follow the lifelong cha...
by DooDoot
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Dry Insight and Stream-Entry
Replies: 17
Views: 376

Re: Dry Insight and Stream-Entry

The way I understand that Jhana and Samadhi are two different things. Any suttas to support these claims? SN 45.8 appears to say samma samadhi is the four jhanas. Dry insight person gains the Samadhi but not Jhana. Stream-entry requires the destruction of doubt in the Path. If the practitioner perc...
by DooDoot
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Dry Insight and Stream-Entry
Replies: 17
Views: 376

Re: Dry Insight and Stream-Entry

I imagine steam-entry literally refers to a feeling of momentum that occurs when when stressful sankharas dissolve. Its like the purity of consciousness flowing into spaces once occupied by defilements. While steam-entry (breaking through) is indicative of insight, the stream itself appears indicati...