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by unveiledartist
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: nibbāna is the cessation of existence
Replies: 135
Views: 4191

Re: nibbāna is the cessation of existence

(edit) Nirvana is the cessation of existence, as we know it. “ There is that dimension where there is neither earth, nor water, nor fire, nor wind ; neither dimension of the infinitude of space, nor dimension of the infinitude of consciousness, nor dimension of nothingness, nor dimension of neither...
by unveiledartist
Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Forming a study group
Replies: 3
Views: 517

Re: Forming a study group

I cant. There isnt a create post since only staff can create threads as far as I remember the rules
by unveiledartist
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Forming a study group
Replies: 3
Views: 517

Forming a study group

:namaste: Hey. I was thinking if you all want to form a study group. We will go through In The Buddha's Words by section per chapter. There would be the title, sutta citation (linked), except, reflective question(s), a dhamma talk (if found), and at the end or during the week tell us how you apply t...
by unveiledartist
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which is the most important precept to get right for the Noble Path?
Replies: 28
Views: 1218

Re: Which is the most important precept to get right for the Noble Path?

Dear forum As often occurs, I have noticed many topics of late with a strong focus upon non-killing of small creatures & parasites. There are five precepts. Which precept do we each think is most important, most difficult &/or most advantageous to get right for bringing the Noble Eightfold into fru...
by unveiledartist
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!
Replies: 129
Views: 7539

Re: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!

Greetings. Since recently, there has been so much meta-discussion about the workings of this forum, and many complaints about how it's not Buddhist (enough), I have a suggesttion: All those who are interested in making this forum more Buddhist (and that should be everyone :tongue: ) can here in thi...
by unveiledartist
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why so few Western Buddhists?
Replies: 159
Views: 6000

Re: Why so few Western Buddhists?

Yeah. The problem here is purely political. I live in the center of a Catholic owned by our diocese apartment complex, christian neighbors, christian city, and christian state. People lost their businesses here because they went against christian beliefs so Catholics picketed these business until t...
by unveiledartist
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why so few Western Buddhists?
Replies: 159
Views: 6000

Re: Why so few Western Buddhists?

Percent of population who are Buddhist (along with percent who are irreligious in parenthesis) - USA - 1.2% (35% irreligious), UK - 0.4% (66% irreligious), France - 0.3% (53% irreligious), Germany - 0.4% (59% irreligious), Sweden - 0.4% (76% irreligious) (taken from Wikipedia) I assume the spike in...
by unveiledartist
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Bodhisattva Path of Theravada
Replies: 22
Views: 1889

Re: Bodhisattva Path of Theravada

I hear conflicting views where some say Theravada has its Bodhisattva path In Theravada, the term "Bodhisatta" refers to an unenligthened puthujjana. This is why there is no Bodhisatta path in Theravada but only a path to Nibbana. Bhikkhus, before my enlightenment, while I was still only an unenlig...
by unveiledartist
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Television non-watchers - have you noticed positive effects?
Replies: 29
Views: 2130

Re: Television non-watchers - have you noticed positive effects?

I'm taking a break from television watching (I'm finding that scenes from shows I've watched, can sort of 'bubble up' during meditation, and it's getting annoying). If anyone here on DW is a permanent abstainer from TV, I would be interested to hear about your experience (that is an option I'm cons...
by unveiledartist
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4714
Views: 330689

Re: The spirit of five precepts

Sorry wrong sutta but there is a sutta forget the name that explains why Buddhists can eat meat but some ways in which a Buddhist can't eat meat like if the animal was killed for them if they heard the animal scream when it died or if they killed it themselves etc.. Anyone know the name of the this...
by unveiledartist
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Who is Mara?
Replies: 20
Views: 3002

Re: Who is Mara?

The Buddha suggests frequently (in Tipitaka) to overcome Mara. But who is Mara? Reading the Suttas I get impression that Mara is a real evil being. I am looking for a clear and concise answer, but I would welcome any of your inputs regarding this question. Thank you. :namaste: One time I think Brah...
by unveiledartist
Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Question on rebirth and mindstream
Replies: 13
Views: 1035

Re: Question on rebirth and mindstream

Hello: Consciousness-Definition (MN-43) "'It cognizes, it cognizes': Thus, friend, it is said to be 'consciousness.' And what does it cognize? It cognizes 'pleasant.' It cognizes 'painful.' It cognizes 'neither painful nor pleasant.' 'It cognizes, it cognizes': Thus it is said to be 'consciousness....
by unveiledartist
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Question on rebirth and mindstream
Replies: 13
Views: 1035

Re: Question on rebirth and mindstream

Thank you for that. Great explanation!
by unveiledartist
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Question on rebirth and mindstream
Replies: 13
Views: 1035

Re: Question on rebirth and mindstream

Yep. My mistake. I actually dont know too much of theravada other than studying suttas to further practice.
by unveiledartist
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 16.12 Tathāgata parammaraṇa sutta. After Death.
Replies: 18
Views: 1551

Re: SN 16.12 Tathāgata parammaraṇa sutta. After Death.

Wow. Nice. I was just trying to wrap my head around rebirth and mind stream. This sutta is a good wake up call. Thanks for posting. Good timing. :woohoo: