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by DooDoot
Sun May 20, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are the asavas the default state of mind?
Replies: 10
Views: 157

Re: Are the asavas the default state of mind?

the origin of the world is unconjecturable Lokacintā, bhikkhave, acinteyyā, na cintetabbā; https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an04/an04.077.than.html AN 4.77 does not mention "origin" of the world. SN 12.44 seems to clearly say "asava" are the origin ( samudaya ) of the world. Dwelling at ...
by DooDoot
Sat May 19, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are the asavas the default state of mind?
Replies: 10
Views: 157

Re: Are the asavas the default state of mind?

So I guess I answered my own question, if we were enlightened we wouldn't be born at all in the first place, thus it is not possible to be born enlightened. My immediate thought was the same as the above, i.e., you answered your own question. I think the error in your view is you seem to believe Bu...
by DooDoot
Sat May 19, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: Cakkhu Sutta SN 18.1. The Eye, etc.
Replies: 12
Views: 428

Re: Cakkhu Sutta SN 18.1. The Eye, etc.

“A comparison of the Pāli and Chinese versions of Okkantika Saṃyutta, Uppāda Saṃyutta, Kilesa Saṃyutta and Rāhula Saṃyutta, early Buddhist discourses on entering, arising, affliction, and the Venerable Rāhula”, in Journal of Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies, 2018 (14): 20-36. Choong in the articl...
by DooDoot
Sat May 19, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: no birth without rebirth
Replies: 34
Views: 630

Re: no birth without rebirth

That's quite the proclamation. I guess by contrast I am meant to assume that everything you say has a "basis in experience and reality" ? Like a fundamentalist Christian attempting to convince me about the reality of "God" or a Cultural Marxist attempting to preach the (imagined) virtues of Feminis...
by DooDoot
Fri May 18, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 63
Views: 800

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

You don't even live in the UK, No_Mind, ..... so why on earth are you even reading this gossip from a fashion magazine and speculating wildly about it too? We are (exploited) colonies & thus brainwashed. As children, we were forced to sing: "God Save The Queen". "Advance Australia Fair" is the nati...
by DooDoot
Fri May 18, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: no birth without rebirth
Replies: 34
Views: 630

Re: no birth without rebirth

I recall there is a sutta saying that the Buddha remembered he was a stream entry in previous life , I can't remember which sutta . Maybe you can't remember because there might be no such sutta. Wow. Ok, I don't know what to say. Are you angry with me for some reason? What you wrote, again, has no ...
by DooDoot
Fri May 18, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: no birth without rebirth
Replies: 34
Views: 630

Re: no birth without rebirth

Suffering occurs after the termination of life because there is rebirth. Suffering also occurs now because there was rebirth into this life. Suffering occurs due to separation from the loved or clinging with love to something that has changed. "Death" in this life must occur before suffering in thi...
by DooDoot
Fri May 18, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: no birth without rebirth
Replies: 34
Views: 630

Re: no birth without rebirth

To me, this passage is pointing out how lack of mindfulness leads to the continuation of dependent origination, which leads to continual rebirth, sickness, aging, death, suffering, etc...However, in my mind the possibility remains that a person who has realized a Noble path or fruit dwells with min...
by DooDoot
Fri May 18, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: Cakkhu Sutta SN 18.1. The Eye, etc.
Replies: 12
Views: 428

Re: Cakkhu Sutta SN 18.1. The Eye, etc.

can you do chiggala sutta sometime There are two Chiggala Sutta: (i) SN 56.47 explanatory version and (ii) unexplanatory version SN 56.48 . Which version to do? These suttas could be thought of as an expansion on the Buddha's second discourse: SN 22.59, Anattalakkhaṇa Sutta SN 22.59, The Characteri...
by DooDoot
Fri May 18, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: no birth without rebirth
Replies: 34
Views: 630

Re: no birth without rebirth

"Bhikkhus, the descent of the embryo takes place through the union of three things. Here, there is the union of the mother and father, but the mother is not in season, and the gandhabba is not present - in this case no descent of an embryo takes place. Here, there is the union of the mother and fat...
by DooDoot
Fri May 18, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: no birth without rebirth
Replies: 34
Views: 630

Re: no birth without rebirth

is it absolutely necessary for a person to die without mindfulness? Is unconscious transmigration an inviolable law of the Universe? Based on the teachings, it seems death must occur without mindfulness, as follows: He dwells with mindfulness unestablished , with limited awareness. He doesn't disce...
by DooDoot
Thu May 17, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: no birth without rebirth
Replies: 34
Views: 630

Re: no birth without rebirth

Why do you think bodhisatta that have sati-sampajanna don't have right view and know the 8FP ? In Theravada, a Bodhisatta is unenlightened. If a Bodhisatta is unenlightened, a Bodhisatta cannot know the 8FP. Therefore, returning to the topic, if I quote some suttas about the unenlightened Bodhisatt...
by DooDoot
Thu May 17, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: no birth without rebirth
Replies: 34
Views: 630

Re: no birth without rebirth

And moreover, sir, how the Buddha teaches the conception of the embryo is unsurpassable. There are these four kinds of conception. Idha, bhante, ekacco asampajāno mātukucchiṃ okkamati; asampajāno mātukucchismiṃ ṭhāti; asampajāno mātukucchimhā nikkhamati. Ayaṃ paṭhamā gabbhāvakkanti. Firstly, someon...
by DooDoot
Thu May 17, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: no birth without rebirth
Replies: 34
Views: 630

Re: no birth without rebirth

There is the case where an uninstructed, run-of-the-mill person — who has no regard for noble ones, is not well-versed or disciplined in their Dhamma; who has no regard for men of integrity, is not well-versed or disciplined in their Dhamma — assumes form to be the self. That assumption is a fabric...
by DooDoot
Thu May 17, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependent Origination and Kamma
Replies: 11
Views: 954

Re: Dependent Origination and Kamma

Wizard in the Forest wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:30 am
If anyone has suttas that explain it...
In addition, AN 3.76 appears to be a sutta that explains "kamma" fully ripens or matures at "becoming" ("bhava").
by DooDoot
Thu May 17, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependent Origination and Kamma
Replies: 11
Views: 954

Re: Dependent Origination and Kamma

I would like to know the relationship between Kamma and dependent origination. The suttas, particularly AN 6.63, appear to correlate kamma with intention ( cetana ). Intention ("cetana") is 1st explicitly mentioned in dependent origination at nama-rupa. My personal interpretation of intention (in n...
by DooDoot
Thu May 17, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Has Trump done anything against PC culture since he won the presidency, or was it just rhetoric ?
Replies: 14
Views: 371

Re: Has Trump done anything against PC culture since he won the presidency, or was it just rhetoric ?

As for the budget deficit, President Trump is working on lowering it. Shooting govt funded missiles into Syria and probably giving Israel lots of freebies won't reduce the deficit. It is unlikely Trump can lower the deficit because the article you posted appears to explicitly said it wont happen. T...
by DooDoot
Thu May 17, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Has Trump done anything against PC culture since he won the presidency, or was it just rhetoric ?
Replies: 14
Views: 371

Re: Has Trump done anything against PC culture since he won the presidency, or was it just rhetoric ?

CBO forecasts largest-ever monthly surplus as record tax receipts pour in The above is about the month of April. The agency chalked up the difference to greater payments of individual income taxes in April, when tax returns and certain taxpayers’ quarterly estimated payments are due . The reality i...
by DooDoot
Thu May 17, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Ivanka Trump arrives to watch the slaughter
Replies: 32
Views: 710

Re: Ivanka Trump arrives to watch the slaughter

@DootDot - are you aware of the average IQ of ashkanazi jews ? You arguments never took this into consideration even the slightest. But I never argued anything. I just posted the facts that the same occurs in the United States, with large unemployment, underemployment & non-employment of religious ...
by DooDoot
Thu May 17, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Ivanka Trump arrives to watch the slaughter
Replies: 32
Views: 710

Re: Ivanka Trump arrives to watch the slaughter

I didn't know that the ultra orthodox don't work. What's the reasoning behind this ? This question probably needs to be asked about Brooklyn New York also; which might help you consider why Jewish people were historically central to both Capitalism & Communism. Hasidic neighborhood in South William...