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by DooDoot
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: discourses nowhere define "virtues dear to the noble ones" or do they?
Replies: 6
Views: 103

Re: discourses nowhere define "virtues dear to the noble ones" or do they?

Unfortunately the discourses nowhere define "virtues dear to the noble ones". SN 55.13 appears to contain a definition: They don’t have the unethical conduct that causes an uneducated ordinary person to be reborn—when their body breaks up, after death—in a place of loss, a bad place, the underworld...
by DooDoot
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Four Noble Truths as a list of landmarks.
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Four Noble Truths as a list of landmarks.

For example, if you go all along to the north, you will see this (a forest, first NT) and then that (a river, second NT), etc. It is not necessarily there should be a logical link between the landmarks The 2nd noble truth appears to be about the " arising " or " origination " of suffering (rather t...
by DooDoot
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Born female due to sexual misconduct in past lives
Replies: 8
Views: 177

Re: Born female due to sexual misconduct in past lives

What matters is how we act in the here-and-now in whatever situation we might The topic appears related to the present because the present determines the future. What would you like to discuss about it? My impression is Theravadans often say this reincarnation as a woman belief has no basis in the ...
by DooDoot
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Suttas where bhikkhuni teach rebirth ?
Replies: 9
Views: 205

Re: Suttas where bhikkhuni teach rebirth ?

Dhammanando wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:46 am
I suppose one can't rule it out, but I think that if it were so, it would be quite remarkable for there to be no Vinaya rule to that effect.
Sounds reasonable. Thank you again Venerable Dhammanando. Also, thank you everyone who contributed answers to my question. :thanks:
by DooDoot
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why it is called self becomed ?
Replies: 7
Views: 91

Re: Why it is called self becomed ?

“Sayambhū”: by himself alone, independent of another’s instruction, having fulfilled the perfections, he has arrived at a Buddha’s state” is the meaning. (Buddhavaṃsa Atthakathā) It appears "sayambhū" is exclusively found in the Apadāna and Milindapañha, which would contribute to a view about the l...
by DooDoot
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why it is called self becomed ?
Replies: 7
Views: 91

Re: Why it is called self becomed ?

The Pali is sayambhuṃ.

sayambhū
masculine
the Creator.
by DooDoot
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Born female due to sexual misconduct in past lives
Replies: 8
Views: 177

Re: Born female due to sexual misconduct in past lives

In this list of horrible rebirths, being reborn a human female seems the least of it, even in a strongly patriarchal society. And in those two human rebirths themselves, the main point seems to be the slavery and the discord rather than the femaleness. There is the sutta on the seven types of wife ...
by DooDoot
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Suttas where bhikkhuni teach rebirth ?
Replies: 9
Views: 205

Re: Suttas where bhikkhuni teach rebirth ?

If the query’s scope is limited to the first four Nikāyas, then the teachings given by bhikkhunīs in these collections are virtually all concerned with high-level paññā topics. The doctrines comprised within mundane right view are alluded to only twice, in the discourses of Cālā and Upacālā. Thank ...
by DooDoot
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dual account
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Dual account

In Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta says: " This noble truth of the way/path of practice leading to the cessation of stress is to be developed " Similarly, the 37 factors of enlightenment appear to be all (gradual) expressions of the (gradual) path which are " to be developed ". In this community of monk...
by DooDoot
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Born female due to sexual misconduct in past lives
Replies: 8
Views: 177

Born female due to sexual misconduct in past lives

Dear forum I have often read the common Buddhist view that "female birth is due past life sexual misconduct" has no basis in the teachings of the Buddha or the Nikayas. However, today I read Thig 15.1, which appears to at least infer being born female is due to sexual misconduct in past lives. Pleas...
by DooDoot
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Suttas where bhikkhuni teach rebirth ?
Replies: 9
Views: 205

Re: Suttas where bhikkhuni teach rebirth ?

Yeah, there's another nun in therigatha who recounts her past few births as various animals who were castrated, due to taking others' wives as a man. I don't make a habit of reading commentary, I'm pretty sure that is from suttanta Thig 15.1. Thanks for that SN however I am looking for suttas where...
by DooDoot
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Suttas where bhikkhuni teach rebirth ?
Replies: 9
Views: 205

Re: Suttas where bhikkhuni teach rebirth ?

Sālamālikā https://suttacentral.net/thi-ap16/en/walters Thanks James but it appearse the Apadana Therīpadāna is a later addition, similar to Jataka, Buddhavamsa & Milindapanha. 13 Apadāna Pāḷi This is a biographical work containing the life stories (past and present) of the Buddha and his arahat di...
by DooDoot
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will you disregard Dukkha saying it is a later addition
Replies: 7
Views: 108

Re: Will you disregard Dukkha saying it is a later addition

Nearly in the future some scholars will say the teachings describing "Dukkha" are inauthentic because dukkha is hard. After some decades there will be no texts for Buddhists . I think your post was poorly argued because being anti-vipassana or anti-garudhamma does not remove vipassana and gurudhamm...
by DooDoot
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?
Replies: 80
Views: 752

Re: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?

Indeed. and the Buddha always taught about calm, restrained, mindful qualities as ways for wisdom rather than the opposite. And a restless mind is a hindrance too. Wonder is it actually Ajahn Chah said this or those smart ass students of his writing gibberish! :rofl: Every Westerner is obviously no...
by DooDoot
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?
Replies: 80
Views: 752

Re: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?

Can we believe words of a person who is in a hurry ? Are you aware Ajahn Chah taught here-&-now Dependent Origination? :popcorn: For most Buddhists, this is a " modern view ". Now, how do we know that it's a bhava? It's a bhava (sphere of existence) because of our clinging to the idea that those tr...