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by DooDoot
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Understanding volitional actions
Replies: 7
Views: 109

Re: Understanding volitional actions

Its akin to the perception that the head directs the body, not the opposite. This is not correct if the teaching is seen in a practical light, where body and mind exert equal influence, but in different ways. Looking for a theoretical position in the suttas is not the right approach, as the overall...
by DooDoot
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Understanding volitional actions
Replies: 7
Views: 109

Re: Understanding volitional actions

The Buddha taught about Kamma, which is the law of volitional actions. Yes, it appears this way. AN 6.63 says: Intention, I tell you, is kamma. Intending, one does kamma by way of body, speech, & intellect. :candle: From a first person point of view, volitional actions appears to be the commander i...
by DooDoot
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What exactly is Ekagata. (One pointedness)?
Replies: 22
Views: 363

Re: What exactly is Ekagata. (One pointedness)?

you admitted that the in-breaths and out-breaths would interrupt a concentrated mind. I did not. I did not say in-breaths and out-breaths would interrupt a concentrated mind. I said awareness of in-breaths and out-breaths cannot include ekaggata. I imagine there are degrees of concentration and tha...
by DooDoot
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is born by moisture?
Replies: 6
Views: 105

Re: What is born by moisture?

What is womb-born generation ? There are these beings born by breaking out from the caul; this is called womb-born generation. What is spontaneous generation ? There are gods and denizens of hell and certain human beings and some beings in the lower worlds; this is called spontaneous generation. In...
by DooDoot
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is it that take birth ?
Replies: 55
Views: 1136

Re: What is it that take birth ?

“When my concentrated mind was thus purified, bright, unblemished, rid of imperfection, malleable, wieldy, steady, and attained to imperturbability, I directed it to knowledge of the recollection of past lives. I recollected my manifold past lives, that is, one birth, two births, three births, four...
by DooDoot
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What exactly is Ekagata. (One pointedness)?
Replies: 22
Views: 363

Re: What exactly is Ekagata. (One pointedness)?

The breath nimitta is the object of jhana, not the breath itself. Good luck otherwise. You are your own critic. Sir. The Lord Buddha taught to refrain from slander. I did not ever write, let alone infer, the above. I wrote: Prior to jhana , when the mind knows every coming & going of every in-breat...
by DooDoot
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Why Are There So Many Black Buddhists?
Replies: 19
Views: 399

Re: Why Are There So Many Black Buddhists?

If you've had to deal with a lot of racism in your life, you naturally don’t feel comfortable being the only “minority” in certain spaces. Sure. I probably can't even empathize with your life history of racism. But the "certain space" in this situation is Buddhism. It is an expression of faith a wh...
by DooDoot
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: [SN 44.10]Is “attā” self or essence?
Replies: 7
Views: 173

Re: [SN 44.10]Is “attā” self or essence?

Atthi : Exist. Natthi [ na + atthi ]: Non-exist, no, not, not present. Attā : Self, soul (Sanskrit: Ātman ) Hence, the SN 44.10 ’s two questions by the wanderer Vacchagotta ( Pāli ): Q1) “ Atth attā ? ” [Atthi + attā ]: Exist + self ? Q2) “ Natth attā ? ” [Natthi + attā ]: Non-exist + self ? It app...
by DooDoot
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha ever see the sea?
Replies: 20
Views: 228

Re: Did the Buddha ever see the sea?

SarathW wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:38 am
Well, I respect your opinion if that all you can learn from that.
:sage:
Sorry Master. I was searching for an end to suffering but possibly I am on the wrong forum. My humble apologies. :embarassed:
by DooDoot
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can I become Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King or Gandhi?
Replies: 16
Views: 260

Re: Can I become Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King or Gandhi?

SarathW wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:37 am
This is an indirect question about Buddha's teaching.
OK. Such as this thread I started: viewtopic.php?t=32844 :smile:
by DooDoot
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha ever see the sea?
Replies: 20
Views: 228

Re: Did the Buddha ever see the sea?

Actually, I raised the same question I found the answer. "This great earth, Ananda, is established upon liquid, the liquid upon the atmosphere, and the atmosphere upon space. And when, Ananda, mighty atmospheric disturbances take place, the liquid is agitated. And with the agitation of the liquid, ...
by DooDoot
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha ever see the sea?
Replies: 20
Views: 228

Re: Did the Buddha ever see the sea?

SarathW wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:28 am
the Buddha's description of the earth is more accurate than saying the world is round.
Which description? :shrug: Please quote it.
by DooDoot
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can I become Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King or Gandhi?
Replies: 16
Views: 260

Re: Can I become Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King or Gandhi?

Sam Vara wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:33 am
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=32021
If that is the case, probably the whole thread should be moved to the other (Greenies) website or even to the Mahayana site.
by DooDoot
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha ever see the sea?
Replies: 20
Views: 228

Re: Did the Buddha ever see the sea?

SarathW wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:21 am
yes, there is a sutta where it says that the atmosphere is on the space, water is on the atmosphere and the earth is on the water. Anyone with critical thinking can visualise that the earth is floating on the space.
Which sutta? Please provide a link? Thanks :)
by DooDoot
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What exactly is Ekagata. (One pointedness)?
Replies: 22
Views: 363

Re: What exactly is Ekagata. (One pointedness)?

There is only one object in successive frames or mind moments. When it is repeated over and over again, one can enter jhana.. that power gets strong and it is discernible in a single mind moment too. I imagine the experience of momentariness would diminish in jhana rather than enhance. Prior to jha...