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by salayatananirodha
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nāgārjuna
Replies: 23
Views: 395

Re: Nāgārjuna

Since your post clearly lays nāgārjuna's writing alongside the dhamma, I don't think it necessarily belongs in "Connections...". Just because he has been labeled a mahāyāna thinker doesn't mean that he is.
by salayatananirodha
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Is it possible to practice compassion in daily life?
Replies: 7
Views: 231

Re: Is it possible to practice compassion in daily life?

With an understanding of saṅkhārā (AKA fabrications, formations, or preparations), it is easier to practice compassion to a meaningful degree. Analysis of dependent co-arising: https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn12/sn12.002.than.html Screen Shot 2018-12-09 at 17.09.09.png the shorter set ...
by salayatananirodha
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Pain meditation in vipassana
Replies: 11
Views: 334

Re: Pain meditation in vipassana

This is perhaps why we should not insist that 1) the buddha didn't teach meditation, nor 2) that there being a variety of techniques and teachers is a good thing. Vipassanā itself is not meditation, meditation is jhāna. Focusing on the abdomen is not in any of the suttas that are meditation manuals ...
by salayatananirodha
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there such a thing as Right Desire?
Replies: 9
Views: 202

Re: Is there such a thing as Right Desire?

yes, take a look https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .than.html
https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .than.html
ajahn chah also spoke along these lines, comparing the desire to practice to the shell of a coconut, which you need in order to enjoy the fruit
by salayatananirodha
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Livelihood
Replies: 10
Views: 163

Re: Livelihood

I say take a good look through Digha Nikaya 2 and see if your livelihood is any of the wrong livelihoods listed. I don't know the answer to your question (only you know, I think), but you can use that sutta as your reference.
by salayatananirodha
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Listening to music generates demerit
Replies: 14
Views: 370

Re: Listening to music generates demerit

Yes, it generates pamāda, which is carelessness. If it's delighted in, a cycle of addiction comes into play. Renouncing it is the only way to ensure that craving for sounds will cease. Nibbāna is the goal of buddhism and it is the destruction of craving. For a person to indulge in sensual pleasures ...
by salayatananirodha
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: lice
Replies: 42
Views: 809

Re: lice

A mind imbued with hate does more harm than a lice epidemic; mental acts have more weight to them in the suttas.
by salayatananirodha
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: dedicating merit to an unborn child who died
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: dedicating merit to an unborn child who died

offerings to the dead https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an10/an10.177.than.html If the child is in the ghost realm currently he or she can receive an offering. If not, you still don't go without reward for making an offering. The child did get to live a short life span, in relative comfort...
by salayatananirodha
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Origination of feelings
Replies: 50
Views: 951

Re: Origination of feelings

OK, I read in the majjhima nikāya that sensual pleasures cause sensual pleasures. In grasping at pleasant feeling, the untrained worldly person seeks delight in pleasant feeling and, as a result, suffers painful feeling. In feeling painful feeling, he chases again pleasant feeling. That's what is si...
by salayatananirodha
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: lice
Replies: 42
Views: 809

Re: lice

Why would you be responsible for what the lice do. Intention is kamma, not harming the lice is superior to destroying them, even if some of the lice are diseased and others contract them from you. Another recurring argument is that if you allow something to happen, you are responsible; however, if i...
by salayatananirodha
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: lice
Replies: 42
Views: 809

Re: lice

The precepts aren't good only some of the time, they are good all of the time, and if they were not they would have been presented conditionally, subject to fluctuation. That's one of the recurring arguments in many circles, even by well-known and well learned monks.
by salayatananirodha
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: lice
Replies: 42
Views: 809

Re: lice

what
by salayatananirodha
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Can I offer leftover food to a monk?
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: Can I offer leftover food to a monk?

Coming down from my dwelling place, I entered the city for alms, stood courteously next to a leper eating his meal. He, with his rotting hand, tossed me a morsel of food, and as the morsel was dropping, a finger fell off right there. Sitting next to a wall, I ate that morsel of food, and neither wh...
by salayatananirodha
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: lice
Replies: 42
Views: 809

Re: lice

A question like this I think is unnecessary. If your motivation is compassionate, you'll figure it out.
by salayatananirodha
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: “No Sex” or “Right Sex”?
Replies: 19
Views: 491

Re: “No Sex” or “Right Sex”?

https://suttacentral.net/sn45.8/en/bodhi Screen Shot 2018-11-26 at 00.36.09.png https://suttacentral.net/sn45.8/en/sujato Screen Shot 2018-11-26 at 00.38.39.png "Now I will tell you the layman's duty. Following it a lay-disciple would be virtuous; for it is not possible for one occupied with the hou...