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by salayatananirodha
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Need some further clarification of wrong livelihood
Replies: 6
Views: 76

Need some further clarification of wrong livelihood

I have been thru some of the older threads on the issue what is wrong livelihood and do not feel as if I have a clear answer on this topic. I will ask about a job I am considering applying to as an example. It is for a receptionist at a pest control company. I don't have any desire to support the pe...
by salayatananirodha
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Secular mindfulness - Resources and recommendations?
Replies: 8
Views: 232

Re: Secular mindfulness - Resources and recommendations?

I recommend https://www.ancient-buddhist-texts.net/ ... ipatthana/
Because you don't have to be interested in Buddhism in order to learn from a sutta
by salayatananirodha
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Is Buddhism strictly monogamous?
Replies: 12
Views: 355

Re: Is Buddhism strictly monogamous?

Suppose a householder or householder's son has a house with a gabled roof, plastered inside & out, draft-free, with close-fitting door & windows shut against the wind. Inside he has a horse-hair couch spread with a long-fleeced coverlet, a white wool coverlet, an embroidered coverlet, a rug of kada...
by salayatananirodha
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Is Buddhism strictly monogamous?
Replies: 12
Views: 355

Re: Is Buddhism strictly monogamous?

Then Queen Mallika went to King Pasenadi Kosala and on arrival said to him, "What do you think, great king: Is Princess Vajiri dear to you?" "Yes, Mallika, Princess Vajiri is dear to me." "And what do you think: would sorrow, lamentation, pain, distress, & despair arise in you from any change & abe...
by salayatananirodha
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Let's emulate the Arahants, let's make everyday an "Uposatha day"
Replies: 39
Views: 667

Re: Let's emulate the Arahants, let's make everyday an "Uposatha day"

why is it someone talks about their eagerness to keep strong sīla and their recommendation to do so and they get accused of being boastful, thats just not what this appears to be. i've had it happen to me too, i dont care about better or worse, i want the fruits of great practice. the more people ke...
by salayatananirodha
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Understanding the truth of the dhamma? or convincing oneself of it?
Replies: 45
Views: 896

Re: Understanding the truth of the dhamma? or convincing oneself of it?

"Friends, even though a noble disciple has abandoned the five lower fetters, he still has with regard to the five clinging-aggregates a lingering residual 'I am' conceit, an 'I am' desire, an 'I am' obsession. But at a later time he keeps focusing on the phenomena of arising & passing away with reg...
by salayatananirodha
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Spanish Language | Recursos en español
Replies: 6
Views: 4258

Re: Spanish Language | Recursos en español

i am also looking for book recommendations, preferably early buddhist.
hard or softcover
by salayatananirodha
Sun May 26, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: How to translate "sabbasaṅkhārasamatho" ?
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: How to translate "sabbasaṅkhārasamatho" ?

the stilling of all preparations
by salayatananirodha
Thu May 23, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Dhamma that triggers SJWs
Replies: 124
Views: 3779

Re: Dhamma that triggers SJWs

Jātaka book, the kernel of the whole, the verse. Each of these has a separate history. The oldest form in which we find any Jātaka is, as might be naturally expected, the simple fable or parable itself, without the outer framework at all, and without the verse. Thus in one of the Nikāyas[Footnote: ...
by salayatananirodha
Tue May 21, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Dhamma that triggers SJWs
Replies: 124
Views: 3779

Re: Dhamma that triggers SJWs

the birth stories occur in the suttas, they aren't the same as the 'jataka tales', apart from the other suttas the suttas used to be grouped together according to that format, i.e., birth stories, verses, amazing events, etc. you should be more careful calling things 'dhamma', especially when you're...
by salayatananirodha
Tue May 21, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Sangha.
Replies: 10
Views: 440

Re: Sangha.

i dont know the answer to this one, but you can make an offering to your dead relatives. https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .than.html
compare with day of the dead celebration.
by salayatananirodha
Tue May 21, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Muditā (joy) for unethical livelihood?
Replies: 13
Views: 270

Re: Muditā (joy) for unethical livelihood?

There is a sutta where the Buddha says that there are 3 people when hearing the dhamma. - Those that accept the Dhamma regardless of hearing the dhamma or seeing the Buddha - Those that don't accept the Dhamma regardless of hearing the dhamma or seeing the Buddha - Those that only accept the Dhamma...