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by rightviewftw
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: deathless element?
Replies: 17
Views: 2397

Re: deathless element?

Based on the sutta one can assume that when one contemplates what one arrives at by reasoning this is his perception at the time. Ie One who contemplates death develops maranasanna, breath is perception of breathing or things tied up to breathing. In course of inference one might come to think about...
by rightviewftw
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: my guess as to what a paṇḍaka is
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: my guess as to what a paṇḍaka is

From BSE Mahānidessa and from the 6th or 9th century CE:. Paṇḍakāti lokāmisa-nissitakathā-bahulā ussanna-kilesā avūpasanta-pariḷāhā na puṃsakā. Tesaṃ sabbesampi upasaṅkamane ādīnavo vutta-nayen'eva veditabbo. (Saddhammappajjotikāya 2.541) A rough translation might be Paṇḍakas are great adherents to ...
by rightviewftw
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: concept of luck
Replies: 25
Views: 237

Re: concept of luck

The word 'luck' much like the word 'justice' is contextually limited to the doctrine of 'a self'. It does not apply to contexts & systems of thought such as quantum mechanics, ie the electrons are neither just nor lucky, the charge and color of quanta are neither just nor lucky, yet we can use this ...
by rightviewftw
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: my guess as to what a paṇḍaka is
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: my guess as to what a paṇḍaka is

Pali-English dictionary [«previous (P) next»] — Pandaka in Pali glossary Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary paṇḍaka : (m.) an eunuch. Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary Paṇḍaka, (cp late (dial.) Sk. paṇḍa & paṇḍaka; for etym. see Walde, Lat. Wtb. under...
by rightviewftw
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: my guess as to what a paṇḍaka is
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: my guess as to what a paṇḍaka is

The Story of the Prohibition of the Ordination of Pandaka; At that time a Pandaka had been ordained in a residence of monks. He went to the young monks and encouraged them thus, 'Come all of you and assault 23 me." The monks spoke aggressively, "Pandaka, you will surely be ruined. pandaka, you will ...
by rightviewftw
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Ethical Trading as Right Livelihood
Replies: 16
Views: 287

Re: Ethical Trading as Right Livelihood

Gambling, in the context of the Siṅgāla Sutta has six disadvantages: “There are these six dangers of addiction (anuyoga)⁶ to gambling that causes heedlessness. Winning begets enmity, the loser grieves over his loss, there is immediate loss of wealth, his word is not trusted in a court of law, he is...
by rightviewftw
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Ethical Trading as Right Livelihood
Replies: 16
Views: 287

Re: Ethical Trading as Right Livelihood

I wonder how many people understand what it takes to be a successful trader or a professional gambler. It seems like many think that people are making a lot of money by pressing buttons. Afaik The Buddha never said; 'don't make a living by gambling.' What is said is that gambling leads to ruin, henc...
by rightviewftw
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Semen retentive sex and Buddhist practice
Replies: 112
Views: 47209

Re: Semen retentive sex and Buddhist practice

And, as far as I could tell in my best investigation of the topic, you can be sexually active and gain stream entry. There are some problems here. What do we mean by 'sexually active', what is the expression and frequency of this activity? Is there moderation and what exactly is the stream-entry th...
by rightviewftw
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Abortion
Replies: 83
Views: 14759

Re: Abortion

The role of government in the matter of abortion is not a matter of ideal policy or utopian ethics but of what will be agreed upon by the people. I personally wouldn't want to force someone into giving birth but if they don't want to give birth i would advice getting some mental health therapy becau...
by rightviewftw
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Relaxing the neck (and keeping the body erect)
Replies: 6
Views: 492

Re: Relaxing the neck (and keeping the body erect)

I am not sure if what i do qualifies but i sit cross-legged (fl) straightening out the spine, lifting the chin at first up before tucking it slightly inwards to get a straight & comfortable neck position and further straightening of the upper body, in the end i tilt the upper body slightly forward s...
by rightviewftw
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Concepts
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: Concepts

If you are interested in the term 'concepts', i would recommend reading a primer on general semantics such as 'tyranny of words', it's based on the 'science and sanity'.
by rightviewftw
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: EBT on the overcoming of hindrances
Replies: 1
Views: 115

EBT on the overcoming of hindrances

The Hindrances Individually (sutta and commy excerpts); Just as, monks, this body lives on nourishment, lives dependent on nourishment, does not live without nourishment — in the same way, monks, the five hindrances live on nourishment, depend on nourishment, do not live without nourishment.— SN 46:...
by rightviewftw
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Obstacles to going forth
Replies: 30
Views: 10244

Re: Obstacles to going forth

After 3-4 months of the training i've wanted to ordain but there was debt and things dragged out but i kept training and studying. 2-3 years in i was trying out to see if i could do anagarika training route but i didn't fit in because of views as it was a smaller monastery. I also had some disagreem...
by rightviewftw
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Lists to memorize, which ones should be required?
Replies: 10
Views: 225

Re: Lists to memorize, which ones should be required?

Maybe consider memorizing the patimokkha if want to have some particular text memorized at this point, pali & otherwise.

As you study the discourses you should also try to remember the essential parts, this should happen for you to reflect on these and for them to come to mind often.