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by Stephen18
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: "Seeing one's good or bad deeds" sutta
Replies: 0
Views: 108

"Seeing one's good or bad deeds" sutta

I know it's in the Dhammapada, but are there also other suttas where it's mentioned how "one sees one's past good or bad deeds"?
by Stephen18
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: whats the main teaching in buddhism
Replies: 16
Views: 910

Re: whats the main teaching in buddhism

The Four Noble Truths are the main teaching in Buddhism.
by Stephen18
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Ignorance and Delusion -- Sutta?
Replies: 9
Views: 559

Re: Ignorance and Delusion -- Sutta?

In my opinion, ignorance is not understanding, knowing and seeing things in their true nature (as they really are), especially not knowing and seeing suffering, etc., while delusion means seeing things in a perverted, wrong way (the four vipallāsas): seeing the impermanent as permanent, taking what ...
by Stephen18
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Difference between the Tipitaka and the Pāli Canon
Replies: 2
Views: 393

Re: Difference between the Tipitaka and the Pāli Canon

Thank you, Bhante, for this exhaustive reply!
by Stephen18
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Difference between the Tipitaka and the Pāli Canon
Replies: 2
Views: 393

Difference between the Tipitaka and the Pāli Canon

Is it true, as I assume, that the Pāli Canon contains the Tipitaka plus the Commentaries and Subcommentaries, whereas the Tipitaka only includes the Vinaya, Suttas and the Abhidhamma books?
by Stephen18
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What do you think about Triratna?
Replies: 16
Views: 731

What do you think about Triratna?

What do you think about Triratna (former Friends of the Western Buddhist Order)?
by Stephen18
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Greatest Theravada teachers alive
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Greatest Theravada teachers alive

I am posting this thread in order to learn more about the greatest teachers in the Theravada tradition and their teachings. Who are the most reputable? Who do you think are the greatest or the best? Not necessarily monks or nuns but you can also list great lay teachers along with monks or nuns. They...
by Stephen18
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Buddha Knows Best rap song
Replies: 2
Views: 412

Buddha Knows Best rap song

by Stephen18
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Who are your favourite non-Buddhist philosophers?
Replies: 44
Views: 2665

Who are your favourite non-Buddhist philosophers?

Who are your favourite modern non-Buddhist philosophers?

Who are your favourite ancient non-Buddhist philosophers?
by Stephen18
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Most famous teacher of all time?
Replies: 6
Views: 742

Most famous teacher of all time?

Who in your opinion is the most famous Buddhist teacher of all time?

I think Nagarjuna.
by Stephen18
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Secrets about Buddhism everyone wish they'd known
Replies: 10
Views: 930

Re: Secrets about Buddhism everyone wish they'd known

Other Buddhas not amongst the 28 Buddhas in the list of Buddhas which is recorded since Ancient Indian times have existed all over of the world who taught the Dhamma but not as complicated as Gotama's. For example, some of them taught only 6 Dependent Origination link factors as in Ancient Ghana/Cot...
by Stephen18
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Secrets about Buddhism everyone wish they'd known
Replies: 10
Views: 930

Secrets about Buddhism everyone wish they'd known

Here are some facts about Buddhism you didn't know that I got from certain sources but am forbidden from sharing what those sources are. Buddha's special dates: Conception: 4 July 567 BC Birth: 24 May 566 BC 21:09 UTC Escape from the Palace: 1 August 537 BC 01:46 UTC Buddhahood: 27 May 531 BC 17:59:...
by Stephen18
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Best books on Samatha Meditation
Replies: 10
Views: 2077

Best books on Samatha Meditation

What are the best books on Samatha? Something like a stage by stage guide would be nice, as well as general instructions and tips.
by Stephen18
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Inaccurate knowledge can damage the seeker of truth
Replies: 5
Views: 478

Inaccurate knowledge can damage the seeker of truth

You can't reach the truth without knowledge but [inaccurate] knowledge can damage the seeker of truth. Be careful what you believe, because what you read or hear cannot always be trusted because you can't make sure it comes from the words of a Fully Enlightened One. For example, how much can you tru...
by Stephen18
Wed May 09, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Musings about Tantra...
Replies: 52
Views: 3739

Re: I disrobed and returned to "normal" life

I must try it. Sounds good. I was making a small joke based on the possible two meanings of your reply "bang on!" First I suspect is the one you intended: "Yes, Sam, you hit the nail on the head as to why I am now leaningh away from monastic life." Second: "Bang" being slang in some places for sexu...