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by samsarictravelling
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why would head explodes into 7 pieces ?
Replies: 8
Views: 170

Re: Why would head explodes into 7 pieces ?

Q2Q: Why would there are only 62 views ? Brahmajala Sutta “Whatever recluses or brahmins, bhikkhus, are speculators about the past or speculators about the future or speculators about the past and the future together, hold settled views about the past and the future, and assert various conceptual t...
by samsarictravelling
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Careful in stretching muscles; do it gradually, else you might tear something possibly permanently?
Replies: 0
Views: 93

Careful in stretching muscles; do it gradually, else you might tear something possibly permanently?

When you stretch any muscles, do it slowly and gradually. If you do it suddenly, then you maybe could tear a tendon or something. If you are young, and do stretching, it's easier, possibly. Like when I was younger, I stretched, did martial arts moves all the time, that whenever I wanted to, I could ...
by samsarictravelling
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Need help identifying some items found at a store.
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: Need help identifying some items found at a store.

Thank you so much for your help, I think you are right on. :thanks: You're welcome. I never had this either (never had a coil incense burner, and other types of incense burner, including (they said in the first image) powder incense, too; but I have seen coil incense (and cone incense, I think) but...
by samsarictravelling
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why would head explodes into 7 pieces ?
Replies: 8
Views: 170

Re: Why would head explodes into 7 pieces ?

Is it possible for a person head to explode if attack on monks ? And why not explodes into 5 pieces or 9 pieces ? Then the Buddha said to Venerable Sāriputta: “Sāriputta, forgive that silly man before his head explodes into seven pieces right here.” “I will pardon that venerable if he asks me: ‘May...
by samsarictravelling
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Need help identifying some items found at a store.
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: Need help identifying some items found at a store.

Sorry if I am in the wrong place for this question but this is the only place i know to ask. Can anyone tell me what these items are for? https://static.wixstatic.com/media/8c9245_b009947517f94ec1b192a99fb5de1625~mv2_d_4032_3024_s_4_2.jpg https://static.wixstatic.com/media/8c9245_b009947517f94ec1b1...
by samsarictravelling
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Don't misrepresent the Blessed One
Replies: 26
Views: 521

Re: Don't misrepresent the Blessed One

Is Thanissaro Bhikkhu your teacher? Buddha is my teacher A member named 'Benjamin' wrote on Fri Dec 28, 2012 in the topic 'Does Thanissaro Bhikkhu believe in a soul?' ( https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=18229&start=30 ): Thanissaro Bhikku has said himself on audio recording that viññanam...
by samsarictravelling
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Don't misrepresent the Blessed One
Replies: 26
Views: 521

Re: Don't misrepresent the Blessed One

(because you, cappuccino, believe in a separate self ('soul'?) these Ajahns taught of a self ('soul'?) apart from the five khandas. no, they don't teach a soul, nor will I they don't teach annihilation, merely this is true Do you follow Thanissaro Bhikkhu? Is Thanissaro Bhikkhu your teacher? Look w...
by samsarictravelling
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Don't misrepresent the Blessed One
Replies: 26
Views: 521

Re: Don't misrepresent the Blessed One

Nirvana is not annihilation not by any trick of logic, sorry this teaching is difficult and subtle Cappuccino, if my interpretation of what the two answerers were saying, is true, then you would be wrong because of this: There was no self in the first place to be annihilated. That is why Yamaka was...
by samsarictravelling
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Don't misrepresent the Blessed One
Replies: 26
Views: 521

Re: Don't misrepresent the Blessed One

"Yes, friends. As I understand the Teaching explained by the Blessed One, a monk with no more effluents, on the break-up of the body, is annihilated, perishes, & does not exist after death." "Don't say that, friend Yamaka. Don't misrepresent the Blessed One. It's not good to misrepresent the Blesse...
by samsarictravelling
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Soul theories and the Dhamma
Replies: 485
Views: 49819

Re: theseus and anatta

So, in real life, parts of a thing get replaced, so that the whole thing can continue existing. Like, according to our knowledge -- according to article(s) I read (maybe found in the same article(s) on the Theseus ship) -- our body's cells get replaced regularly, and we are regularly with a physica...
by samsarictravelling
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I'm new
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: I'm new

Hey! My name is Lucian. I'm a Christian from Eastern Europe and I decided to join this community to learn a few things about Buddhism. I'm quite new to the Buddhist teachings and I hope you're a patient and friendly bunch while I explore the forums and see where I can start from. See you around! Pe...
by samsarictravelling
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How Many Of You Experience Depression?
Replies: 28
Views: 725

Re: How Many Of You Experience Depression?

i have a speculation why DooDoot is depressed at political issues. My speculation is that he has taken the bodhisatta path, because he mentioned bodhichitta (or bodhicitta). I could be wrong. samsarictravelling edit: Here it is: ...In other words, Bodhicitta is not happening on a large scale. The Bu...
by samsarictravelling
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: theseus and anatta
Replies: 18
Views: 599

Re: theseus and anatta

So, for a time, the real Theseus ship was the one that was all gradually replaced with new parts, until all the original parts in storage were restored with new technology, and then all these restored parts were put together again to make back the Theseus ship again. Overall good analysis, but I'd ...
by samsarictravelling
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: theseus and anatta
Replies: 18
Views: 599

Re: theseus and anatta

The writing below is a fun speculation on the 'Theseus ship' thought experiment, so it might not be true: I checked the Theseus ship on google. They even had one person later give a situation of where all the previous planks and stuff of the original ship were saved until the future provided technol...
by samsarictravelling
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: My view of anatta. By samsarictravelling/Ai (Dinh) Le.
Replies: 143
Views: 2906

Re: My view of anatta. By samsarictravelling/Ai (Dinh) Le.

There is no soul which goes from one life to another. How do we exist without a soul? We might have a soul. The problem is we can't figure it out. Yes, we might have a soul, or instead, we might not have a soul. But I have to disagree with you just saying 'we can't figure this out': We can figure t...