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by jasday
Tue May 14, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6793
Views: 729971

Re: the great rebirth debate

I have always struggled with this notion. On one end, the Buddha is very trustworthy because everything but his supernatural teachings can be tested and proven true for any individual who sincerely tries. But as far as kamma and rebirth are concerned, there is no way of proving it that I know withou...
by jasday
Mon May 13, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Secular Buddhism
Replies: 237
Views: 9026

Re: Secular Buddhism

From my understanding, Secular Buddhism is really just Buddhism. I've spoken with a secular Buddhist through the comment section on his youtube page. The Buddha gave all the room in the world for not believing something is true and that practicing the noble eightfold path is the priority. I consider...
by jasday
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Can we become Buddhas?
Replies: 22
Views: 4014

Re: Can we become Buddha's?

Thank you, friend! :namaste:
by jasday
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Can we become Buddhas?
Replies: 22
Views: 4014

Re: Can we become Buddha's?

Thank you for the response.
by jasday
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Can we become Buddhas?
Replies: 22
Views: 4014

Can we become Buddhas?

There seems to be a lot of different terminology respective to 'enlightened ones': tathagata, buddha, bodhisattva, arahant, etc. What is the difference amongst these different definitions that make them different. Of course a bodhisattva is someone is going to be a buddha in a future life but would ...
by jasday
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stream Entry
Replies: 62
Views: 8040

Re: Stream Entry

:buddha1: Thanks for all the answers. There are people here saying that it's not a waste of time that I practice the path and not attain stream entry since it's at least some happiness I would have been without in this life because I have heard and practiced the teachings of the buddha. I agree. The...
by jasday
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stream Entry
Replies: 62
Views: 8040

Stream Entry

How do I experience stream entry? How will I know when I've experienced stream entry? I'm a lay person and I'm just beginning to meditate 1-2x per day for 20 minutes each time following the breath and being mindful, and my efforts have proved to show improvement. I have been meditating for years (in...
by jasday
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Spread of Dhamma in Buddha's lifetime
Replies: 8
Views: 1848

Re: Spread of Dhamma in Buddha's lifetime

Thanks for the answers everybody.
by jasday
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Spread of Dhamma in Buddha's lifetime
Replies: 8
Views: 1848

Re: Spread of Dhamma in Buddha's lifetime

I'm just starting to learn here. I understand that he didn't teach to too many people physically, face to face, or make any sort of contact, if you will. I am still learning a lot and have much more to learn about what was said in the scriptures, but I was under the impression that he could teleport...
by jasday
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Spread of Dhamma in Buddha's lifetime
Replies: 8
Views: 1848

Spread of Dhamma in Buddha's lifetime

I have a question and it's a hard one to explain, but it's been in my mind and I'd like to hear some answers that explain things well. I know it's the least important aspect of Buddhism but it is regarding his powers. I am currently reading 'In the Buddha's words' by Bikkhu Bodhi and although he did...