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by DooDoot
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I've had a few...but then again...too few to mention...
Replies: 14
Views: 133

Re: I've had a few...but then again...too few to mention...

My impression is that he has some muddled thinking around this particular episode, but that he wishes to distinguish between a resolve to refrain from committing certain acts again, and falling into regret (i.e. wishing that they hadn't happened in the first place). Personally, I sensed he was gett...
by DooDoot
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I've had a few...but then again...too few to mention...
Replies: 14
Views: 133

Re: I've had a few...but then again...too few to mention...

A striking example can be found in the comments to my notorious post “ Let This Be a Lesson ” on the old blog. Even though I had freely acknowledged that I had learned my lesson and had no intention of repeating the experiment (which involved breaking a few relatively very serious rules... But I di...
by DooDoot
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is timeless model of the dependent origination of conditioned phenomena?
Replies: 32
Views: 368

Re: What is timeless model of the dependent origination of conditioned phenomena?

Hello, what kind of forum is this?! I made a topic for discussion of this timeless model and you are completely derailing this thread telling me how i am unable to understand it and need to study, how my questions are bad but i am merely asking for some basic definitions... The suttas appear to dir...
by DooDoot
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sutta source that the Buddha does not have a path?
Replies: 18
Views: 219

Re: Sutta source that the Buddha does not have a path?

Also what about Jotipala (also Gotama) who met Kassapa Buddha and ordained under him? My recollection is a once-returner has eradicated three fetters; which would mean Gotama would have always been free from view of real self and always had no doubts about the Path. If this was so, Gotama would not...
by DooDoot
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Contextual use of "samudaya" in the Pali suttas???
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: Contextual use of "samudaya" in the Pali suttas???

the PTS dictionary and Warder give them as near synonyms. OK. Thanks for that. Below it appears synonymous. However, I suppose this does not answer my core question, namely, does "samudaya" refer to the arising of dukkha? This might be simply because in the first case the sentence is built with the...
by DooDoot
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is timeless model of the dependent origination of conditioned phenomena?
Replies: 32
Views: 368

Re: What is timeless model of the dependent origination of conditioned phenomena?

Idappaccayata Idappaccayatā is a Pali word found in the Pali suttas; which are supposed to be the reported words of the Buddha, such as: ‘This principle I have discovered is deep, hard to see, hard to understand, peaceful, sublime, beyond the scope of reason, subtle, comprehensible to the astute . ...
by DooDoot
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can you see Dependent Origination instantly at this (thought) moment?
Replies: 40
Views: 572

Re: Can you see Dependent Origination instantly at this (thought) moment?

SarathW wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:07 pm
However, Buddha once said we can't find Buddha when he was alive...
I imagine the above is a misunderstanding of the relevant texts....

:focus:
by DooDoot
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Contextual use of "samudaya" in the Pali suttas???
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: Contextual use of "samudaya" in the Pali suttas???

To provide some background here, I begin with reference to the word "uppajjati", which is found in "neutral" contexts where suffering has not arisen. For example: Mind consciousness arises dependent on the mind and thoughts. The meeting of the three is contact. Contact is a condition for what is fel...
by DooDoot
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are there any Nanoviraist monasteries?
Replies: 19
Views: 383

Re: Are there any Nanoviraist monasteries?

I am pretty sure that it is impossible to find a whole monastic community that accepts Nanaviraism. I think you are correct, too. As always, the proof is in the pudding. Some teachings of Nanavira on Dependent Origination appear very close to those of Thailand's Bhikkhu Buddhadasa. Bhikkhu Buddhada...
by DooDoot
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Nikkhepavāra/Paccaya niddessa/translation...
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: Nikkhepavāra/Paccaya niddessa/translation...

Bhante. Are you referring to this English translation of this Pali (by Ayya Agganyani) ??
by DooDoot
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is timeless model of the dependent origination of conditioned phenomena?
Replies: 32
Views: 368

Re: What is timeless model of the dependent origination of conditioned phenomena?

Dependent origination was an insight after his enlightenment. SN 12.10 "Monks, [likewise] before I attained supreme Enlightenment, while I was still a Bodhisatta.... SN 12.10 :candle: Here are the questions; what is a "mental object" and are there non-mental objects? How does this timeless model wo...
by DooDoot
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are there any Nanoviraist monasteries?
Replies: 19
Views: 383

Re: Are there any Nanoviraist monasteries?

I'm asking this to get a bit more information about the guy. The "guy" identity is not so important because the renown is based on the sutta analysis. Unless one has a pretty firm background in the suttas, it will be difficult to understand what Nanavira wrote. Also, the idea of "the guy" is contra...
by DooDoot
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does the self view arises ?
Replies: 37
Views: 479

Re: How does the self view arises ?

I think when a baby is first born it doesn't have the intelligence to form a self view. Once it develops enough intelligence, the view of self kicks in. MN 64: A young tender infant lying prone does not even have the notion ‘identity,’ so how could identity view arise in him? Yet the underlying ten...
by DooDoot
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 961
Views: 62694

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

tradition explains it Buddhism became extinct in India and was virtually extinct in Sri Lanka, requiring the Burmese to reinstate the Sangha in the attempt to counter British Christianity. Tradition it seems was in poor hands. When Buddhism become indistinguishable from Hinduism, it was easy for it...
by DooDoot
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 961
Views: 62694

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Your "theories" are not worth addressing and i won't waste my time. I am referring directly to the suttas. DN 11 & MN 49 contradict the Buddhist suttas because they are a conversation with Brahmins. The Buddhist suttas say: With the arising of consciousness there is the arising of mentality-materia...