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by DooDoot
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Objection to the Views of Venerable Analayo
Replies: 332
Views: 25458

Re: Satipatthana: The direct path to realization

Since all dhammas are impermanent, including skillful ways, states of mind, and attainments, there is no position in which to rest one's intellect on/in. I have not read the Pali suttas declare " all dhammas are impermanent ". Sabbe saṅkhārā aniccā' ti yadā paññāya passati. Atha nibbindati dukkhe e...
by DooDoot
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Please explain Kalaka Sutta
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: Please explain Kalaka Sutta

I have a request .. let each contributor give their interpretation or answer once, and then remain silent. Edit it/add or subtract from your post as you need but do not engage with others on this post (do not quote others and challenge what they said). OK. For me, this sutta is not particularly imp...
by DooDoot
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Please explain Kalaka Sutta
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: Please explain Kalaka Sutta

I do not understand AN 4.24 Kalaka Sutta https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an04/an04.024.than.html When cognizing what is to be cognized, he doesn't construe an [object as] cognized. He doesn't construe an uncognized. He doesn't construe an [object] to-be-cognized. He doesn't construe a c...
by DooDoot
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Objection to the Views of Venerable Analayo
Replies: 332
Views: 25458

Re: Satipatthana: The direct path to realization

The forementioned Maha-cattarisaka sutta (MN 117) says, for example: "One tries to abandon wrong view & to enter into right view: This is one's right effort. One is endowed with remembrance (sato) to abandon wrong view & to enter & remain in right view: This is one's right remembrance (sati). Thus ...
by DooDoot
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Subsection for sutta and concept explanation
Replies: 6
Views: 80

Re: Subsection for sutta and concept explanation

I have long had problem understanding Kalaka Sutta: At Kalaka's Park https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an04/an04.024.than.html ... It would speed up understanding suttas. It seems, since the Kalaka Sutta is an obscure sutta, trying to understand the Kalaka Sutta won't help in understandin...
by DooDoot
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stream Entry
Replies: 62
Views: 772

Re: Stream Entry

When I quote a sutta that is pertinent to me A questionable translation is not a "sutta". It seems you were only quoting your personal ideas & interpretation rather than a sutta. why would I need 'your' interpretation of what the sutta means? I do not recall offering any interpretation. I merely po...
by DooDoot
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why does a comedian go to hell or animal womb?
Replies: 24
Views: 255

Why does a comedian go to hell or animal womb?

Dear forum I read this quote posted in the music thread: Apparently, headman, I haven't been able to get past you by saying, 'Enough, headman, put that aside. Don't ask me that.' So I will simply answer you. Any beings who are not devoid of passion to begin with, who are bound by the bond of passion...
by DooDoot
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: I suggest you to watch it !
Replies: 7
Views: 119

Re: I suggest you to watch it !

Nwad wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:17 pm
I think it can bring aversion in one's mind?
I watched the video & found it to be realistic, which can bring dispassion (viraga) to the mind rather than aversion. To make such a video requires much giftedness & insight.
by DooDoot
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stream Entry
Replies: 62
Views: 772

Re: Stream Entry

The Kalaka Sutta is a highly important... I doubt a personal interpretation of a sutta that is probably translated inaccurately is important at all. You seem to be beating the same old nihilistic U.G. zombie drum here. The sutta seems to be about what non-Buddhists cognise and then the translator m...
by DooDoot
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Do you have compassion for Nikolas Cruz?
Replies: 49
Views: 518

Re: Do you have compassion for Nikolas Cruz?

And, Doodat, or whatever you call yourself, your videos are pointless. People often love their little 'Hitlers' so they can ignore the bigger picture that they themselves often contribute to. 18 school shootings in around 45 days in the USA. Obviously, something is rotten in the state of Denmark. h...
by DooDoot
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the pratice summed up in a few words?
Replies: 21
Views: 174

Re: What is the pratice summed up in a few words?

If you were to sum up the pratice in a few words, what would it be? Is the pratice simply"letting go"? Harmlessness towards the world. Letting go to develop meditation. Wisdom knowledge about the nature of reality. While the suttas summarise most briefly as "letting go" (MN 37), I consider the foun...
by DooDoot
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Do you have compassion for Nikolas Cruz?
Replies: 49
Views: 518

Re: Do you have compassion for Nikolas Cruz?

His lawyer was shown on CNN saying he is a broken man (footage not online yet) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-K0ajAl6jU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1r-Lbj892KU My full question was - Do you have enough compassion that if he is released without any punishment you would forgive him? [/color]Im...
by DooDoot
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?
Replies: 99
Views: 1016

Re: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?

I didn't say anything about engaging in sex and reproduction. You were asserting a stream-enterer is reincarnated into families; despite zero evidence of this in the suttas or in life. There is not one account, I am aware of, of a new born child being a sotapanna from child birth or from infanthood...
by DooDoot
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?
Replies: 99
Views: 1016

Re: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?

A stream-enterer still has sensual desire. No. How can a stream-enterer have such a quantum of sensual desire that they need to engage in sex & reproduction; when SN 13.1 says the stream-enterer has destroyed 99% of the whole mass of suffering? :shrug: The mind of the stream-enterer obviously still...
by DooDoot
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?
Replies: 99
Views: 1016

Re: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?

I made the case for the argument I put forward. Others that read these exchanges will make up their own mind. I think it was a weak argument and not even an argument. You appeared to be merely cutting & pasting sutta translations and not offering any realistic explanation of those suttas that conta...
by DooDoot
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stream Entry
Replies: 62
Views: 772

Re: Stream Entry

probably? what % of certainty? do you have a different explaination? Is my explaination contradicted? is my explaination not logical or does it require a leap of faith or unreasonable assumptions? Nibbana is an ayatana in Ud 8.1 therefore Nibbana appears to be included in 'The All'. Yet Nibbana app...
by DooDoot
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?
Replies: 99
Views: 1016

Re: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?

A sotapanna is reborn because they have not eliminated all craving, have not eradicated the fetters, haven't uprooted the conceit "I am" -- the Khemaka Sutta (SN 22.89) which I previously quoted clarifies that. In the suttas, not one sotapanna was reincarnated back to earth. There are other suttas ...
by DooDoot
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stream Entry
Replies: 62
Views: 772

Re: Stream Entry

The Idea, The Concept, The Word "Nibbana", even tho a unique Concept, is part of All as any other Idea. In the Sabba Sutta, the Pali word is 'dhamme', which does not mean "ideas". The translation "ideas" by Thanissaro appears to be wrong. Yet you make a long reply based on what is probably wrong un...
by DooDoot
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: I disrobed and returned to "normal" life
Replies: 106
Views: 3999

Re: I disrobed and returned to "normal" life

No, all the things I missed about lay-life seem to be not as good as I remembered them to be, when I was a monk. I should write about this actually, an update now that I've been back in the worldly world for 3 months. Can you kindly share if your primary urge to ordain came primarily: (i) from an u...