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by Saengnapha
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does a Buddha Suffer after Enlightenment
Replies: 6
Views: 41

Re: Does a Buddha Suffer after Enlightenment

Revisit the first noble truth. You will find that, by definition, pain is suffering. Revisit the first noble truth. There is pain that gets translated into suffering by your thought structure. This is psychological, the one who suffers. Without the psychological, there is still pain as I pointed ou...
by Saengnapha
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does a Buddha Suffer after Enlightenment
Replies: 6
Views: 41

Re: Does a Buddha Suffer after Enlightenment

Apparently, the answer is yes. This excerpt from the Paranibbana Sutta shows how "Now I am frail, Ananda, old, aged, far gone in years. This is my eightieth year, and my life is spent. Even as an old cart, Ananda, is held together with much difficulty, so the body of the Tathagata is kept going onl...
by Saengnapha
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist
Replies: 87
Views: 3252

Re: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist

UG Smell plays a greater part in your daily life than does taste. The olfactory organs are constantly open to odors. But if you do not interfere with the sense of smell, what is there is only an irritation in the nose. It makes no difference whether you are smelling cow dung or an expensive French ...
by Saengnapha
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist
Replies: 87
Views: 3252

Re: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist

You don't understand what i say because you don't know cause and effect. That a lightbulb needs energy to light up a bulb. You think that you can escape this responsibility through giving up the struggle and therefore remain to live in the dark?? I would love to hear your reasons for taking refuge ...
by Saengnapha
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist
Replies: 87
Views: 3252

Re: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist

gotta forgive him since he couldn't use search engine to search what he could do and then get to read relevant passages from many others who can do the same so that to take the vanity off the state. Search engines can get into books, so you also could read further what to expect and what you should...
by Saengnapha
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Guilt and Shame
Replies: 24
Views: 1252

Re: Guilt and Shame

Pseudobabble wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:42 am
robertk wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:35 am


Some fart freely, some try to hide and silence it. Which one is correct?
Well, I'll leave that question up to the philosophers.
Its like a Zen koan.
"Other sciences are "scarcely worth a FART-HING." Ben Franklin in reference to his famous letter on farting.
by Saengnapha
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?
Replies: 101
Views: 865

Re: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?

It's ironic then that Buddhism has been described as the "science of the mind", and that insight practice into the three marks looks rather similar to the scientific method of detailed observation based on theories. Yes, words, words, words. So many words. Reminds me of the advert with Clive Owen, ...
by Saengnapha
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Guilt and Shame
Replies: 24
Views: 1252

Re: Guilt and Shame

Pseudobabble wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:04 am
robertk wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:36 am
Pseudobabble wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:42 am


Its like a Zen koan.
:twothumbsup:
I'm gonna go ahead and put it in my signature.
:rofl:
by Saengnapha
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?
Replies: 101
Views: 865

Re: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?

I don't care about scientists. It's ironic then that Buddhism has been described as the "science of the mind", and that insight practice into the three marks looks rather similar to the scientific method of detailed observation based on theories. Yes, words, words, words. So many words. Reminds me ...
by Saengnapha
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Guilt and Shame
Replies: 24
Views: 1252

Re: Guilt and Shame

Imagine how you would feel if you came to, and found yourself sitting in the street, smearing sh*t on yourself. That is how we should feel upon discovering ourselves participating in unskillful thinking and behaviour. That's how I interpret shame in a Dhammic context. Is this how we respect and car...
by Saengnapha
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Guilt and Shame
Replies: 24
Views: 1252

Re: Guilt and Shame

Imagine how you would feel if you came to, and found yourself sitting in the street, smearing sh*t on yourself. That is how we should feel upon discovering ourselves participating in unskillful thinking and behaviour. That's how I interpret shame in a Dhammic context. Is this how we respect and car...
by Saengnapha
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?
Replies: 57
Views: 679

Re: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?

retrofuturist wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:00 am
Greetings,
rightviewftw wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:57 pm
This is my prediction.
Sounds like your papanca.

:focus:

Metta,
Paul. :)
Glad to see you are not allowing the inmates to take over. :clap:
by Saengnapha
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist
Replies: 87
Views: 3252

Re: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist

I have cut and pasted this conversation from another thread into this one in case anyone has further thoughts regarding what is described below. chownah, If you see that our entire experience is a myth, the myth of self and others, the myth of the world being real, wouldn't this myth include Buddhis...
by Saengnapha
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Evolution, Big Bang
Replies: 41
Views: 411

Re: Evolution, Big Bang

Pretty much our entire experience is a myth....the myth of the self....the myth of others....the myth of the "world out there that is real". This is what we get when we see our mythos for just exactly what it is. chownah chownah, If you see that our entire experience is a myth, the myth of self and...
by Saengnapha
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?
Replies: 57
Views: 679

Re: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?

Except there *is* a chasm, and it *is* causing the very issues I discussed. We could claim this is a thing to do with ditthi, but we can't claim it isn't a thing affecting our board right now. It's important to understand some discussions about what exists in a conventional and ultimate level is de...