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by rightviewftw
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Breaking News! Theravada down on Original Buddhism rankings
Replies: 23
Views: 1184

Re: Breaking News! Theravada down on Original Buddhism rankings

Here at Dhamma Wheel, we created a Terms of Service that outline appropriate standards for discussion, but that doesn't mean that all members necessarily follow them... and (to dovetail back to your sutta reference) if by doing so they demonstrate they are not "a person fit to talk with" vis-a-vis ...
by rightviewftw
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Breaking News! Theravada down on Original Buddhism rankings
Replies: 23
Views: 1184

Re: Breaking News! Theravada down on Original Buddhism rankings

Some people say "i am orthodox Buddhist, i follow only Sutta and reject Abhidhamma" well what if Abhidhamma is in line with the Sutta and can not be disproven with the Sutta? In that case this person is teaching baloney and is rejecting a rational interpretation of the Sutta in favor of his own the...
by rightviewftw
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: momentariness not in sutta?
Replies: 43
Views: 2230

Re: momentariness not in sutta?

thanks robert, there is also this passage; what's called 'mind,' 'intellect,' or 'consciousness' by day and by night arises as one thing and ceases as another. As i understood it there are different interpretations of momentariness ranging from phenomena persisting for some amount of moments to ext...
by rightviewftw
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Criteria for rejecting Tipitika?
Replies: 72
Views: 1895

Re: Criteria for rejecting Tipitika?

Greetings RightViewFTW, one needs to be skilled at inference to first infer the meaning and analyze the early texts for contradictions and points of controversy, if one achieves a general understanding of the universal principles one can then use this understanding and the teachings known to be tru...
by rightviewftw
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: momentariness not in sutta?
Replies: 43
Views: 2230

Re: momentariness not in sutta?

thanks robert, there is also this passage; what's called 'mind,' 'intellect,' or 'consciousness' by day and by night arises as one thing and ceases as another. As i understood it there are different interpretations of momentariness ranging from phenomena persisting for some amount of moments to extr...
by rightviewftw
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 7 lives after stream entry
Replies: 188
Views: 4070

Re: 7 lives after stream entry

i don't know if someone has pointed this out to you or not but you are wrong, again; "Now what is the faculty of conviction? There is the case where a monk, a disciple of the noble ones, has conviction, is convinced of the Tathagata's Awakening: 'Indeed, the Blessed One is worthy and rightly self-a...
by rightviewftw
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Breaking News! Theravada down on Original Buddhism rankings
Replies: 23
Views: 1184

Re: Breaking News! Theravada down on Original Buddhism rankings

If you work from an assumption that Early Theravadins had it wrong and Abhidhamma is wrong then this makes sense, otherwise it does not hold true. Each to their own but i find it to be quite arrogant position. What can you or i possibly figure out that the Arahants during the first 500 years of the...
by rightviewftw
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Criteria for rejecting Tipitika?
Replies: 72
Views: 1895

Re: Criteria for rejecting Tipitika?

while being ignorant of the evidence that it was present in the 1st Buddhist council It was not. And no, there are no such evidences, rather, vice versa, all evidences show that Abhidhamma is a later scholarly work, appeared gradually, layer by layer (and developed independently in those early scho...
by rightviewftw
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 7 lives after stream entry
Replies: 188
Views: 4070

Re: 7 lives after stream entry

DooDoot wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:51 am
rightviewftw wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:27 pm
i don't know if someone has pointed this out to you or not but ...
Thanks rightviewftw but we were discussing the faith in the Dhamma or Path
:focus:
why you then quoting qualities of a stream enterer xD
by rightviewftw
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Breaking News! Theravada down on Original Buddhism rankings
Replies: 23
Views: 1184

Re: Breaking News! Theravada down on Original Buddhism rankings

Greetings Rightviewftw, One position that your analysis seems to discount, is the possibility that some people are interested in the Buddha's own teachings ( Buddha-vacana ), and not necessarily the sectarian doctrines and interpretations that were established, reified, and in some cases ossified, ...
by rightviewftw
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: (Again) Dealing with sexual desire
Replies: 11
Views: 639

Re: (Again) Dealing with sexual desire

What i think will help; 1) contentment - When we don't find contentment we are tempted by sensuality because we are suffering and want some relief due to the conditioning even if temporary and even at high cost. This can be split in two parts; a) doing things that make you happy - meditative pleasur...
by rightviewftw
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Breaking News! Theravada down on Original Buddhism rankings
Replies: 23
Views: 1184

Re: Breaking News! Theravada down on Original Buddhism rankings

Thanks rightviewftw for the remarks! Thanks David DNS for the searches! :anjali: You are welcome mate, i don't advice following such a buffet approach to mixing doctrines because people can not really be "Mostly Theravadin". For example if a person accepts these doctrines; An impermanent self as ta...
by rightviewftw
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 7 lives after stream entry
Replies: 188
Views: 4070

Re: 7 lives after stream entry

The first fetter for stream entry is "Doubt of the Buddha, Dhamma, Sangha" this means faith is a factor. The factor of faith in the Dhamma appears exclusively defined as follows: Furthermore, he is endowed with verified confidence (faith) in the Dhamma: ‘The Dhamma is well-expounded by the Blessed ...
by rightviewftw
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Criteria for rejecting Tipitika?
Replies: 72
Views: 1895

Re: Criteria for rejecting Tipitika?

Authentic books: The first four Nikayas in their entirety are Buddhavacana, DN, SN, MN, AN plus the following books from the Khuddaka Nikaya: Dhammapada, Udana, Itivuttaka, Sutta Nipata, Theragatha, and Therigatha; and the Patimokkha from the Vinaya. As far as i know this is correct and in 2500+ ye...
by rightviewftw
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Breaking News! Theravada down on Original Buddhism rankings
Replies: 23
Views: 1184

Re: Breaking News! Theravada down on Original Buddhism rankings

I have always had an admin here at DWT who did the vast bulk of the admin work and I don't get involved in most moderating issues due to this and to just be there for the final word, as needed. It is even more so the case at the other forums, where I have little to no admin involvement or decision ...