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by DooDoot
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: List of rules for monks relevant for lay women
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: List of rules for monks relevant for lay women

binocular wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:59 am
It seems that Ananda and the nun were alone (AN 4.159).
This sutta did cross my mind but I was not sure about it.
by DooDoot
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Question about dependent origination
Replies: 19
Views: 213

Re: Question about dependent origination

To my understanding anatta is not about if there is a self (permanent, impermanent, limited, unlimited,...) or there is no self . It is not about if there is a person or there is no person. It also is not about if there is a soul or there is no soul. All of these are just clinging to doctrine of se...
by DooDoot
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can we attain Nibbana in this day and age?
Replies: 64
Views: 625

Re: Can we attain Nibbana in this day and age?

binocular wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:57 am
However, what is the foundation of such a conviction, other than culturally specific bias?
A teacher is from a time/culture where suttas were not readily available; similar to when the Bible was not printed & priests controlled doctrine.
by DooDoot
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Is a New ‘Kosovo’ Brewing in Myanmar?
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: Is a New ‘Kosovo’ Brewing in Myanmar?

https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2017/09/08/is-new-kosovo-brewing-in-myanmar.html Thoughts? Comments? OK, I will comment. Its seems like you chose the wrong website for an Anti-Islam Crusade. The article is blaming the West for the Rohingya violence, similar to the lots of interesting article...
by DooDoot
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can we attain Nibbana in this day and age?
Replies: 64
Views: 625

Re: Can we attain Nibbana in this day and age?

thepea wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:32 pm
Why is mind any different now then 2500 yrs ago?
I never posted the mind is different now compared to 2,5000 years ago & I never posted it is not possible to end craving, now.
by DooDoot
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: List of rules for monks relevant for lay women
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: List of rules for monks relevant for lay women

It would be good to link to the full text, and read the whole passage... Is there an equivalent rule for bhikkhunis? 7. Should any bhikkhu teach more than five or six sentences of Dhamma to a woman, unless a knowledgeable man is present, it is to be confessed Firstly, wasn't the Vinaya compiled AFT...
by DooDoot
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can we attain Nibbana in this day and age?
Replies: 64
Views: 625

Re: Can we attain Nibbana in this day and age?

I glanced through your replies in this thread I’m unsure if your opinion here. Can we attain nibbana in this day and age? If all you use are suttas is this a possibility or are you saying it is not possible. I think @No_Mind lead the discussion to go astray. All I originally posted was I think the ...
by DooDoot
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can we attain Nibbana in this day and age?
Replies: 64
Views: 625

Re: Can we attain Nibbana in this day and age?

The Blessed One’s Final Exhortation: Now the Blessed One spoke to the Venerable Ānanda, saying: “It may be, Ānanda, that to some among you the thought will come: ‘Ended is the word of the Master; we have a Master no longer.’ But it should not, Ānanda, be so considered. For that which I have proclai...
by DooDoot
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can we attain Nibbana in this day and age?
Replies: 64
Views: 625

Re: Can we attain Nibbana in this day and age?

thepea wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:49 am
So meditation is not required we just need to read suttas is this what your saying?
No. The suttas I mentioned guide or provide instruction for meditation.
by DooDoot
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can we attain Nibbana in this day and age?
Replies: 64
Views: 625

Re: Can we attain Nibbana in this day and age?

thepea wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:44 am
Suttas alone without wisdom can be interpreted in different ways hence all the confusion.
If an aspirant sticks to the suttas for beginners, such as 4NTs & N8FP, and also SN 22.59, then it is unlikely they will go astray.
by DooDoot
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can we attain Nibbana in this day and age?
Replies: 64
Views: 625

Re: Can we attain Nibbana in this day and age?

But I am looking for the exact word and the Sutta reference. Maybe here: To whoever, Ānanda, this thought occurs: ‘I will lead the Community of monks’ or ‘I am the instructor of the Community of monks’ let him speak, Ānanda, regarding the Community of monks. But to the Realised One, Ānanda, this th...
by DooDoot
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: In Ananda Sutta, the Buddha seems to state that both "there is a self" and "there is no self" are Wrong Views.
Replies: 44
Views: 487

Re: In Ananda Sutta, the Buddha seems to state that both "there is a self" and "there is no self" are Wrong Views.

It was not said by the Blessed One consciousness without feature is Nibbana. Gratified Kevatta, the householder, did not attain stream-entry, let alone Nibbana.
by DooDoot
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can we attain Nibbana in this day and age?
Replies: 64
Views: 625

Re: Can we attain Nibbana in this day and age?

Walk your talk or confess that you are putting forth hypothesis and conjecture and that you are encouraging a congregation of good Buddhists to walk down a wrong path and leading them further away from cessation of suffering. The Buddha said the suttas will be the teacher when he is gone. Sorry but...
by DooDoot
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Combatting Guruism
Replies: 102
Views: 804

Re: Combatting Guruism

Dhammarakkhito wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:24 am
authenticity: does it lead to disenchantment, dispassion, cessation? if so, it is dhamma
:goodpost: :anjali:
by DooDoot
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can we attain Nibbana in this day and age?
Replies: 64
Views: 625

Re: Can we attain Nibbana in this day and age?

You are quoting random pieces of sutta which do not pertain to the topic at hand. Am I supposed to compete with your bizarreness? The topic is: Although I theoretically believe in Nibbana, I believe in this day and age it is not very possible because of lack of good teachers. The quote above appear...
by DooDoot
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Combatting Guruism
Replies: 102
Views: 804

Re: Combatting Guruism

The Teaching has been taught by me, Ānanda, without having made a distinction between esoteric and exoteric , for the Realised One there is nothing, Ānanda, of a closed teacher’s fist in regard to the Teaching. Therefore, Ānanda, live with yourself as an island, yourself as a refuge, with no other ...
by DooDoot
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can we attain Nibbana in this day and age?
Replies: 64
Views: 625

Re: Can we attain Nibbana in this day and age?

Wrong. Buddha and his Nibbana takes the place of Christ and crucifixation as intermediary. There are many suttas where the Tathagata demolishes the idea that the Tathagata is a person or something. NIbbana is the state of egolessness & non-clinging, defined as follows: And it is hard to see this tr...
by DooDoot
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can we attain Nibbana in this day and age?
Replies: 64
Views: 625

Re: Can we attain Nibbana in this day and age?

Thank God for small mercies. Then, bhikkhus, I approached those ascetics and brahmins who hold such a doctrine and view as this: ‘Whatever this person experiences—whether pleasure, pain, or neither-pain-nor-pleasure—all that is caused by God’s creative activity,’ and I said to them: ‘Is it true tha...
by DooDoot
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can we attain Nibbana in this day and age?
Replies: 64
Views: 625

Re: Can we attain Nibbana in this day and age?

No_Mind wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:44 am
I suppose you can read.
I can read:
He does not cling to anything in the world. Not clinging, he is not agitated. Not being agitated, he personally attains Nibbāna.

MN 37; MN 140; SN 12.51
No intermediary, such as the guru, Brahma, Vishnu, Krishna, Hanuman or Jesus Christ mentioned.
by DooDoot
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can we attain Nibbana in this day and age?
Replies: 64
Views: 625

Re: Can we attain Nibbana in this day and age?

No_Mind wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:41 am
It is like trying to explain what is snow to a bedouin. One should not even try. Not being patronising.
Sounds Hindu. Are you from India, by chance?

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