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by auto
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Who is doing the "attaching"?
Replies: 20
Views: 237

Re: Who is doing the "attaching"?

:goodpost: :anjali: What does that quote imply? ("Even Arahants need to use conventions to communicate") For me, the implication is that it makes perfect sense to ask the question "Who is doing the attaching", and a meaningful answer can be given to it. Dismissing a question because one uses refere...
by auto
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Who is doing the "attaching"?
Replies: 20
Views: 237

Re: Who is doing the "attaching"?

Sam Vara wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:28 pm
bodom wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:49 pm
Even Arahants need to use conventions to communicate:
:goodpost: :anjali:
What does that quote imply? ("Even Arahants need to use conventions to communicate")
by auto
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Who is doing the "attaching"?
Replies: 20
Views: 237

Re: Who is doing the "attaching"?

Who is doing the attaching? There's a problem with your question, You are assuming that there is a self doing the attaching. If to read the Sutta quote on second post then it is about asking " who is attaching", but Buddha doesn't say "attaching" therefore the valid question is: "from what as a req...
by auto
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are the gods and deities mentioned in Sutta are just the mythology?
Replies: 31
Views: 524

Re: Are the gods and deities mentioned in Sutta are just the mythology?

https://suttacentral.net/sn32.1/en/sujato At Sāvatthī. “Mendicants, I will teach you about the gods of the clouds. Listen … And what are the gods of the clouds? There are gods of the cool clouds, warm clouds, thunder clouds, windy clouds, and rainy clouds. These are called the gods of the clouds.” h...
by auto
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are the gods and deities mentioned in Sutta are just the mythology?
Replies: 31
Views: 524

Re: Are the gods and deities mentioned in Sutta are just the mythology?

It is difficult for me to believe the stories of gods coming to see the Buddha lighting the entire Jeta's grove etc. Certain stories are porbably just a mythology, especially those speaking about kamaloka gods. As for this passage, one should remember that ordinary people can't see gods. So gods il...
by auto
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are the gods and deities mentioned in Sutta are just the mythology?
Replies: 31
Views: 524

Re: Are the gods and deities mentioned in Sutta are just the mythology?

https://www.vedabase.com/en/bg/8 Bg 8.4 — O best of the embodied beings, the physical nature, which is constantly changing, is called adhibhūta [the material manifestation]. The universal form of the Lord, which includes all the demigods, like those of the sun and moon, is called adhidaiva. And I, t...
by auto
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where did the Buddha teach about "The Three Basic Facts of Existence"?
Replies: 17
Views: 373

Re: Where did the Buddha teach about "The Three Basic Facts of Existence"?

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/various/wheel186.html#theravada Quotes from a Bhikkhu Ñanamoli section of that article Acariya Buddhaghosa makes use of the empirically observable in order to arrive at the radical concept of rise and fall. A cup gets broken (VbhA. 49); the asoka tree's sh...
by auto
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where did the Buddha teach about "The Three Basic Facts of Existence"?
Replies: 17
Views: 373

Re: Where did the Buddha teach about "The Three Basic Facts of Existence"?

I think existence is usually assumed in a conditioned phenomena. Here's a sutta reference: And what is it, bhikkhus, that the wise in the world agree upon as existing, of which I too say that it exists? Form that is impermanent, suffering, and subject to change: this the wise in the world agree upo...
by auto
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: human population , Sutta
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: human population , Sutta

Sutta says in the old days world was crowded as hell. Villages, towns and capital cities were chicken flight apart. i am thinking more like billions of peopel in the world like its nowadays. It doesn't take a lot like 20-30 years to forest grow and take over a once human habitated places erasing it ...
by auto
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where did the Buddha teach about "The Three Basic Facts of Existence"?
Replies: 17
Views: 373

Re: Where did the Buddha teach about "The Three Basic Facts of Existence"?

perhaps characteristics of the conditioned? https://suttacentral.net/an3.47/en/sujato “Mendicants, conditioned phenomena have these three characteristics. “Tīṇimāni, bhikkhave, saṅkhatassa saṅkhatalakkhaṇāni. What three? Katamāni tīṇi? Arising is evident, vanishing is evident, and change while persi...
by auto
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Living in the NOW
Replies: 27
Views: 416

Re: Living in the NOW

Thanks for all the insightful replies. :smile: A thought occurred to me. Isn't there always a vague inkling of the future, no matter how much we believe that there is only the present? I mean, we know the night will end and the sun will rise. I know I am gonna finish this post and press submit. And...
by auto
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: human population , Sutta
Replies: 4
Views: 160

human population , Sutta

https://suttacentral.net/an3.56/en/sujato “Master Gotama, I have heard that brahmins of the past who were elderly and senior, the teachers of teachers, said: “sutaṃ metaṃ, bho gotama, pubbakānaṃ brāhmaṇānaṃ vuddhānaṃ mahallakānaṃ ācariyapācariyānaṃ bhāsamānānaṃ: ‘In the old days this world was as cr...
by auto
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Living in the NOW
Replies: 27
Views: 416

Re: Living in the NOW

https://suttacentral.net/mn107/en/sujato ‘Come, mendicant, be committed to wakefulness. Practice walking and sitting meditation by day, purifying your mind from obstacles. In the evening, continue to practice walking and sitting meditation. In the middle of the night, lie down in the lion’s posture—...
by auto
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Self is NOT Ego
Replies: 14
Views: 374

Re: Self is NOT Ego

what do you think of anattha http://dictionary.sutta.org/browse/a/anattha anatthaConcise Pali-English Dictionary by A.P. Buddhadatta Mahathera anattha:[m.] 1. harm; 2. misfortune. https://suttacentral.net/mn104/en/sujato Such a dispute would be for the hurt and unhappiness of the people, for the har...
by auto
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: "Thanaso" meaning
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: "Thanaso" meaning

http://dictionary.sutta.org/browse/ṭ/ṭhāna ṭhānaPTS Pali-English dictionary The Pali Text Society's Pali-English dictionary Ṭhāna,(ṭṭhāna) (nt.) [Vedic sthāna,sthā,see tiṭṭhati; cp.Sk.sthāman Gr.staqmiζ,Lat.stamen] -- I.Connotation.As one of the 4 iriyāpathā (behaviours) 1.contrasted (a) as standing...