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by Srilankaputra
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?
Replies: 29
Views: 302

Re: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?

Dhammanando wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:40 am
Srilankaputra wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:11 am
(especially about eating cow placenta).
Like me, Chownah lives in the north of Thailand where boiled cow's afterbirth (tôm hók wua) is considered quite a delicacy.

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:thumbsup:
Thank you! Bhante.
by Srilankaputra
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?
Replies: 29
Views: 302

Re: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?

I see some unkind responses here I don't see any unkind responses here. I think it is unkind to interpret the responses given as being unkind....just which posts are you judging to be unkind? your first post and binocular's second post. Look, i'll be honest that is how i interpreted them. I might b...
by Srilankaputra
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?
Replies: 29
Views: 302

Re: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?

I don't want to push this too much otherwise it might be interpreted as too extreme. In this same talk the bhante said there are people who love the sila and they don't think twice about removing even the slightest doubt about their own sila. Some would be dithering with all sorts of weak arguments....
by Srilankaputra
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?
Replies: 29
Views: 302

Re: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?

I don't think the bhante is arguing against buying an egg sandwich at the shop. But when breaking an egg there is really no way of being sure. There was a lot but the main argument was from the karaniya metta sutta. Specifically the following line. Bhūtā va sambhavesī va Those born and to-be-born T...
by Srilankaputra
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?
Replies: 29
Views: 302

Re: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?

I see some unkind responses here so I feel compelled to say something before Sarath. The talk is essentially about purity of sila and removing even the slightest opening for it to get broken. I think this is a valid argument. At least here in Sri Lanka. Yes, the carton says unfertilized but there i...
by Srilankaputra
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?
Replies: 29
Views: 302

Re: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?

I see some unkind responses here so I feel compelled to say something before Sarath. The talk is essentially about purity of sila and removing even the slightest opening for it to get broken. I think this is a valid argument. At least here in Sri Lanka. Yes, the carton says unfertilized but there is...
by Srilankaputra
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: When contact ceases, sensual pleasures cease (Phassanirodho, bhikkhave, kāmanirodho)
Replies: 34
Views: 691

Re: When contact ceases, sensual pleasures cease (Phassanirodho, bhikkhave, kāmanirodho)

thinking phassa is just contact might not point that out well enough. Agree. We are not going to witness an disembodied eye , forms and eye-consciousness making contact. That would imply a fourth consciousness witnessing that. The following is a quote i found on the web. The man never feels the wan...
by Srilankaputra
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Where do I start?
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Where do I start?

Won't these activities interfere with the noble 8 fold path and slow down progress? Any thoughts? It might be helpful here to consider what we are ultimate trying to do. We are trying to find an escape(nissarana) from the world with it's manifold sufferings headed by old and death. like some fish t...
by Srilankaputra
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: When contact ceases, sensual pleasures cease (Phassanirodho, bhikkhave, kāmanirodho)
Replies: 34
Views: 691

Re: When contact ceases, sensual pleasures cease (Phassanirodho, bhikkhave, kāmanirodho)

why it is translated as just 'contact' anyway? At Savatthī. “Bhikkhus, I will teach you the origin and the passing away of the world. Listen to that and attend closely, I will speak.” “Yes, venerable sir,” the bhikkhus replied. The Blessed One said this: “And what, bhikkhus, is the origin of the wo...
by Srilankaputra
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: I don’t understand rejecting life’s pleasures
Replies: 15
Views: 357

Re: I don’t understand rejecting life’s pleasures

I hope this doesn't muddy the waters. I think the following sutta is important for us to consider as lay persons. It in no way contradicts all the wonderful comments made in this thread. At Savatthi. Standing to one side, that devatā recited this verse in the presence of the Blessed One: “As if smit...
by Srilankaputra
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: if you witness a crime
Replies: 78
Views: 1149

Re: if you witness a crime

Once you're in second jhana, especially if you have cosmic mind blowing full body orgasm, you have extremely strong incentive to rid yourself of any V&V whatsoever to see how deep the rabbit hole goes, how much orgasmic bliss it can ramp up to. Sorry, It might be the way you have written it. But he...
by Srilankaputra
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: if you witness a crime
Replies: 78
Views: 1149

Re: if you witness a crime

I noticed that you didn't answer my question directly. Can I take the following comment as implying that you still experience mental chatter albeit at a lower frequency in second jhana? I would describe first jhana, as similar to second jhana that is being interrupted at high frequency with vitakka ...
by Srilankaputra
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?
Replies: 46
Views: 584

Re: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?

If you don't want to describe this as a type of "non-duality", then how else would you describe it, in a nutshell? Suñña (Empty) Always mindful, Mogharaja, regard the world as empty, having removed any view in terms of self. This way one is above and beyond death. One who regards the world in this ...
by Srilankaputra
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: I don’t understand rejecting life’s pleasures
Replies: 15
Views: 357

Re: I don’t understand rejecting life’s pleasures

I don't mean to scare you, but we all have to face the moment of our own death. Just imagine your self lying in a sick bed unable to eat anything but burning with the desire to eat a tasty sandwich. It's certainly better to train for mastery over sensual desire while still young and able. One monk I...
by Srilankaputra
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: if you witness a crime
Replies: 78
Views: 1149

Re: if you witness a crime

I don't think conceptualization would fall under vitakka . I was not talking about a passing moment of conceptualization or visualisation. But an actual state. I believe it's called the 'flow state' . Well, I thought "subverbal" was an apt word given MN 44: “Friend Visakha, in-breathing and out-bre...