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by Padipa
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Best book on eightfold path?
Replies: 8
Views: 842

Re: Best book on eightfold path?

I like Bhikku Bodhi's The Noble Eight-Fold Path: Way to the End of Suffering. In fact, I've enjoyed everything I've read by him so far. He clearly has a commanding grasp of English and Pali.
by Padipa
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Is everyday karma?
Replies: 20
Views: 2506

Re: Is everyday karma?

Let say i fully experience my kamma. Can i fall down to the same kamma or get even worser kamma? The choice is yours. Grasping that actions have consequences empowers you to go in whichever directions you desire. :goodpost: What does not fully experienced mean? Every action you do has a result(Kamm...
by Padipa
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Is everyday karma?
Replies: 20
Views: 2506

Re: Is everyday karma?

Let say i fully experience my kamma. Can i fall down to the same kamma or get even worser kamma? The choice is yours. Grasping that actions have consequences empowers you to go in whichever directions you desire. "Say you can,then you can" "Say you cannot, then you cannot" Either way, you decide.
by Padipa
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Is everyday karma?
Replies: 20
Views: 2506

Re: Is everyday karma?

So we need to become a hole different person? How to do that? Can i get rid of karma? One must understand actions have consequences. Once grasped, one can (and must) focus upon the consequences of future actions, before actually committing to those actions. Very very gradually, as one's awareness o...
by Padipa
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Universe and its constant change....purpose
Replies: 48
Views: 5045

Re: Universe and its constant change....purpose

Leave the whys to philosophers Leave the how (to escape it) to the triple gem The whys will get us nowhere, we will run round in circles and never find the answers outside of speculation and wrong view Practise the four noble truths and free yourself from all doubt :) Agreed completely! This is wha...
by Padipa
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Universe and its constant change....purpose
Replies: 48
Views: 5045

Re: Universe and its constant change....purpose

:group: :toast: [quote=form By the way what is SG? LOL---LOL--LOL :jumping: What is SG, eh---LOL. :jumping: :jumping: I like to focus upon the humanity of the Buddha, hence I prefer his family name, almost always, in discussion: SG was a Humanist, first & foremost. He demonstrated that one's soteri...
by Padipa
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Universe and its constant change....purpose
Replies: 48
Views: 5045

Re: Universe and its constant change....purpose

Buddhism with regards to beginning of the universe is more consistent with modern physics. Buddhism minus the myth it contains is a rather scientific religion involving testing its hypothesis on one own effort. It has many parallels with modern psychology as well. We are agreed on each point, and, ...
by Padipa
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: any fast way of burning up karma?
Replies: 21
Views: 923

Re: any fast way of burning up karma?

say someone deliberately does you harm and you get full blown anger arising is there any way to burn it out quickly? like, putting full attention on it.....would that make it disappear any more quickly? This is where your training in mindfulness comes in to save, so long as you have been practicing...
by Padipa
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Universe and its constant change....purpose
Replies: 48
Views: 5045

Re: Universe and its constant change....purpose

Buddhism with regards to beginning of the universe is more consistent with modern physics. Buddhism minus the myth it contains is a rather scientific religion involving testing its hypothesis on one own effort. It has many parallels with modern psychology as well. We are agreed on each point, and, ...
by Padipa
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: KN Iti 94 upaparikkha: A clue on what "tathagata" means, equivalence between upekkha and upaparikkha
Replies: 9
Views: 896

Re: KN Iti 94 upaparikkha: A clue on what "tathagata" means, equivalence between upekkha and upaparikkha

https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2019/09/kn-iti-94-upaparikkha-clue-on-what.html excerpt: Three interesting points: 1. upekkha, as the 7th factors in 7sb awakening factors, is the same as upekkha in 3rd and 4th jhana. In this sutta, perhaps to do a meta analysis that doesn't confuse with the u...
by Padipa
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What could rouse more conviction?
Replies: 14
Views: 650

Re: What could rouse more conviction?

In AN 7.6 Dhana Sutta (Treasure) it says: "There is the case where a disciple of the noble ones has conviction, is convinced of the Tathagata's Awakening: 'Indeed, the Blessed One is worthy and rightly self-awakened, consummate in knowledge & conduct, well-gone, an expert with regard to the world, ...
by Padipa
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: If you're delusional, how can you be sure you've chosen the right religion/Buddhist school?
Replies: 62
Views: 6340

Re: If you're delusional, how can you be sure you've chosen the right religion/Buddhist school?

cappuccino wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:01 am
Buddhism heals delusion.
Agreed indeed: with oil the metaphor for delusion (moha) & water the metaphor for Buddhism--separation is assured when they are brought into contact with each other.
by Padipa
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: whats the main teaching in buddhism
Replies: 16
Views: 1278

Re: whats the main teaching in buddhism

whats the main teaching in buddhism The "main" teaching depends upon who receives it & when they receive it. It's designed to reach people at all levels. People have unique capabilities, weaknesses, strengths, experiences, likes, dislikes, etc, so they connect to the teaching at different places & ...
by Padipa
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Nibbana
Replies: 46
Views: 4583

Re: Nibbana

I'm sorry if this has been covered before - I suspect it has as it's​ a question I'll wager many have pondered before. Many of the descriptions I read of the final goal seem very much like a complete anihilation rather than an end worthy of so much effort. Having a good solid practice living in a f...
by Padipa
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: A question about ego death
Replies: 31
Views: 3082

Re: A question about ego death

I am a Theravada Buddhist and I use lucid dreaming in my sacitta'pariyodapanam (purification of my own consciouness). It is said the arahant doesn’t have dreams, as the source of dreaming has been destroyed. Dreaming is a compensation mechanism for samsaric events that happen during the day, and th...