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by DooDoot
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: becoming monk
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: becoming monk

You would probably need to find a Thai monastery prepared to ordain you for the short term, which most likely would be when Thai laymen ordain for 3 to 4 months during the Rains Retreat (from around June to October; depending on the lunar months). I imagine a monastery for training Westerners (such ...
by DooDoot
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does kamma determined our birth ?
Replies: 40
Views: 565

Re: Does kamma determined our birth ?

:focus: Does our birth such as born deformed or with single leg/arm , as male/female , with higher /lower IQ , take birth as a King , being born as African , born rich /poor etc etc all has to do with previous life kamma ? What about being born as animals and insects ? Apart from MN 135 (addressed t...
by DooDoot
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does kamma determined our birth ?
Replies: 40
Views: 565

Re: Does kamma determined our birth ?

This doesnt indicate that Asians would just be passive... Since prostitution is illegal in Thailand, lots of passivity appears to be occurring. Since 1960, prostitution in Thailand has been de jure illegal. Nevertheless, it was estimated to be worth US$6.4 billion a year in revenue (2015), accounti...
by DooDoot
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does kamma determined our birth ?
Replies: 40
Views: 565

Re: Does kamma determined our birth ?

What evidence do u have that asians generally do this? Its their historical religious culture. Much of the Indian caste system is based on these beliefs. Below, an academic study from Thailand: While kathoey in Thailand have unique cultural considerations with regard to identity, social positioning...
by DooDoot
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: Can we apply Yamaka Sutta to Puthujana?
Replies: 14
Views: 159

Re: Can we apply Yamaka Sutta to Puthujana?

But can a person with right view believe in death or rebirth (of Putujana)? Probably. It seems all puthujjana take "birth" ("jati"), die ("marana") and are "re-born" because the aggregates of a puthujjana are mixed with self-view. What if you applied that to me? What do you think, Friend Sarath? Do...
by DooDoot
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?
Replies: 187
Views: 35797

Re: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?

MN118 about breathing. Other two about Sati. You are trying to compare cheese and chalk. Isn't it? Why don't you read the sutta. When mindfulness of breathing is developed and cultivated, it fulfils the four foundations of mindfulness. MN 118 Fulfilment of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness “And h...
by DooDoot
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does kamma determined our birth ?
Replies: 40
Views: 565

Re: Does kamma determined our birth ?

TRobinson465 wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:07 am
Im a bit curious where you got the idea that generally asians do this.
Because they do. This is the general religious belief in Hindu and Buddhist countries.
by DooDoot
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does kamma determined our birth ?
Replies: 40
Views: 565

Re: Does kamma determined our birth ?

Events are the result of kamma, as seen when the Sakyas were invaded and MahaMogallana tried to intervene Do you mean when the Sakyas deceived, ridiculed & humiliated the neighboring King by giving him a slave girl to marry? I think the kamma on that occasion was visible in the here & now. The neig...
by DooDoot
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does kamma determined our birth ?
Replies: 40
Views: 565

Re: Does kamma determined our birth ?

U didn't show anything. U just showed theres no evidence of that. U mean i showed there is no record of the Buddha teaching it? Likewise being born jewish in Nazi Germany is the result of far different kamma than being born jewish in Britain or the US in the same time period or in Germany after the...
by DooDoot
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does kamma determined our birth ?
Replies: 40
Views: 565

Re: Does kamma determined our birth ?

Paccājāta(come to a new existence), returning back to being born again . Thanks James but I already provided many quotes that give the impression paccājāta is used differently to upapanno, upapatti. The verb for entering a jhāna state and for being reborn is upapajjati and its derivatives (upapanno...
by DooDoot
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: SN 56.VII portrays a very ancient immoral world
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: SN 56.VII portrays a very ancient immoral world

I think we are living in an immoral world. The present world of Cultural Marxism is not the same world as the Buddha's life. Even in my childhood, adultery was not highly common. The impression from the suttas is the majority followed the family precepts. This is generally accepted even in the othe...
by DooDoot
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: There is no such thing as insight practice. [Was:insight requires access concentration?]
Replies: 18
Views: 329

Re: There is no such thing as insight practice. [Was:insight requires access concentration?]

However Buddha allowed practicing Jhana to monks. :rolleye: "Practising" jhana is different to "enjoying" jhana. :roll: I thought: 'So why am I afraid of that pleasure that has nothing to do with sensuality, nothing to do with unskillful mental qualities?' MN 36 Enjoyment of jhana leads to rebirth ...
by DooDoot
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: There is no such thing as insight practice. [Was:insight requires access concentration?]
Replies: 18
Views: 329

Re: There is no such thing as insight practice. [Was:insight requires access concentration?]

Perhaps this may be the case considering there seven more fetters to be eliminated. Jhana also is important for ending the tendency of craving for sensual pleasures. If a stream-enterer was expert in jhana, they would probably end the first 5 fetters. I think Bhikkhu Bodhi wrote a paper that is dif...
by DooDoot
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: There is no such thing as insight practice. [Was:insight requires access concentration?]
Replies: 18
Views: 329

Re: There is no such thing as insight practice. [Was:insight requires access concentration?]

I highly recommend you guys read the book by Kheminda Thera "Way of Buddhist meditation"... He explains why everyone who enters the noble path, whether faith enterer or dhamma enterer from stream entry to arahant, all require at least first jhana for the mind moment it happens in. Not interested bu...
by DooDoot
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Advice request: text for Anapanasati Sutta self-study app
Replies: 13
Views: 169

Re: Advice request: text for Anapanasati Sutta self-study app

I'll also add the Thanissaro Bhikkhu citation you kindly provided which I had read as part of my background reading. Thanissaro's personal opinion sounds questionable. Personally, I would not cling to it. MN 118 sounds obviously linear in its fruition because the various stages sound more & more re...