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by DooDoot
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Confused about MN 60
Replies: 13
Views: 159

Re: Confused about MN 60

the issue could be due to the word "sabbaso" Its not. "Sabbaso" is found in many sutta, such as Iti 44 & SN 56.22. The Buddha does know. The Buddha isn't referring to himself in this passage. "A wise man considers thus": this refers to one who does not know, and not knowing, doesn't make a claim, b...
by DooDoot
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Confused about MN 60
Replies: 13
Views: 159

Re: Confused about MN 60

And these other good recluses and brahmins hold the doctrine and view “there definitely is a cessation of being,” but that has not been known by me. If, without knowing and seeing, I were to take one side and declare: “Only this is true, anything else is wrong,” that would not be fitting for me. -M...
by DooDoot
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: MA 143 || AN 3.60, mind reading a meditator in second jhana, B. Analayo and B. Sujato sustains deathblow to their v&v
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: MA 143 || AN 3.60, mind reading a meditator in second jhana, B. Analayo and B. Sujato sustains deathblow to their v&

frank k wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:01 pm it's as simple as I can make it. If you explain what part you don't understand, I'll try to to revise it.
I doubt anyone is interested.
by DooDoot
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: MA 143 || AN 3.60, mind reading a meditator in second jhana, B. Analayo and B. Sujato sustains deathblow to their v&v
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: MA 143 || AN 3.60, mind reading a meditator in second jhana, B. Analayo and B. Sujato sustains deathblow to their v&

You should be asking the same thing again here, why is it that one exercising the psychic power of mind reading, is it talking about reading a mind of a meditator in second jhana, not first first jhana? :thinking: :rolleye: with his own mind he encompasses the mind of one who has attained concentra...
by DooDoot
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dhamma on Zoom: welcome
Replies: 140
Views: 54762

Re: Dhamma on Zoom: welcome

2) Dhamma Discussion with Tan Ajahn - For friends in North America (but all welcomed to join) We have Dhamma discussion this week with Tan Ajahn Sujin 7.00 am - 9.00 am (Thai Time) on Monday 28th September as below: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88090998105?pwd=QmV2TWlXVVg5dzN6Mm44WnF...
by DooDoot
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: mindfulness of death on FNC
Replies: 10
Views: 306

Re: mindfulness of death on FNC

And to add here: If you believe she must go to hell or animal kingdom, even though she never performed an abortion, what is your opinion of people who purchase meat at a grocery store? How is that any different? I am absolutely certain meat buyers can be reborn in the animal kingdom & hell. Since a...
by DooDoot
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Birth, aging, illness and death
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: Birth, aging, illness and death

My guess is because the sutta is about abandoning the household life and pursuing a Noble Search. The examples listed in the sutta are the standard worldly acquisitions & attachments of householders.
by DooDoot
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: mindfulness of death on FNC
Replies: 10
Views: 306

Re: mindfulness of death on FNC

So the types of actions that lead to various realms are speculative? Why should I follow the five precepts if the result is speculative?
by DooDoot
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: mindfulness of death on FNC
Replies: 10
Views: 306

Re: mindfulness of death on FNC

Reasonable video but it does not consider whether or not RBG will reborn into hell or into the animal kingdom.
by DooDoot
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Is it possible to ordain in the Mahasi Sayadaw Tradition as a westerner?
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: Is it possible to ordain in the Mahasi Sayadaw Tradition as a westerner?

in the old days, many Westerners ordained in the Mahasi Sayadaw Tradition in Burma, even it it was officially only for a few months. It used to be a way to do long term meditation retreats in Burma
by DooDoot
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6801
Views: 790148

Re: the great rebirth debate

Thank you for providing these Suttas. You're welcome, Mahabrahma :) Also, it is important to know in the Pali suttas the word "dukkha" appears used in three ways that have three different meanings: #1 dukkha vedana= painful/unpleasant feelings #2 dukkha lakkhana = unsatisfactory characteristic (of ...
by DooDoot
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Cause and Condition - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Cause and Condition - Fact or Fiction?

my understanding at the moment is that cause and condition have no sabhāva. Having no sabhāva they are therefore not ultimate realities but are concepts that arise due to the relation between ultimate dhammas. My guess is they are simply excluded from the discussion of sabhava & ultimate realities ...
by DooDoot
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6801
Views: 790148

Re: the great rebirth debate

Buddha still did experience "pain" as in physical pain even when he was enlightened. Yes. When he was enlightened. This physical pain was not "suffering". There are too many suttas about this to quote. Can someone quote me a Sutra on this subject? I am interested in this matter. https://suttacentra...
by DooDoot
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 171
Views: 1737

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

SarathW wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:27 am Mind = you = selfview
unteachable :cry: :meditate:
by DooDoot
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Cause and Condition - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Cause and Condition - Fact or Fiction?

Hetu (cause) and condition (paccaya) are not ultimate realities. Are u sure Abhidhamma actually says or infers the above? :shrug: That being so would it be safe to say that the conditionality of life is a construct of the mind, in an almost Kantian manner? Not according to the suttas, which is expl...