Search found 610 matches

by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Is thinking too much bad?
Replies: 14
Views: 206

Re: Is thinking too much bad?

.
  • "Vipassana is actually a [very important] thinking"
A favorite quote, by a top venerable on my personal list.
[...] added by me.

.
by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What is Nibbana?
Replies: 9
Views: 240

Re: What is Nibbana?

. One of my favorite interpretations of nibbana: Nibbana is an element [datu] having the property to extinguish the kilesas once and for all, in graded-fashion, depending upon the sharpness of the wisdom of/in the mind which experiences it. The goal is [& rightly should be] the mind completely void...
by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: PA-Auk meditation in Na uyana
Replies: 15
Views: 454

Re: PA-Auk meditation in Na uyana

Hello, About that book, as per what I heard from the monks and even nuns from Na Uyana ,and with my own experiences I will not completely discard that book as rubbish.Even some of the serious allegations might be true (if what I heard is right) . But nobody talk about them in public.every body talk...
by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Not so good take on a stream-enterer, Sutta
Replies: 15
Views: 460

Re: Not so good take on a stream-enterer, Sutta

Not so good take on a stream-enterer, Sutta Could you please kindly put forward your personal take on a stream-enterer [the one at first stage of enlightenment], if there is any? SE by indulging in sensual pleasures is how the consciousness re-enters the womb for further development. Alighting or t...
by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Suffering as a gateway to the truth
Replies: 98
Views: 1320

Re: Suffering as a gateway to the truth

It is just a truth. It is not "the truth". So, is it true sometimes and not true in other times? If this is the case, ... Nope, it is not the case. It is about paradigms; I wish I really knew that word "paradigm". :smile: Here is another version of my answer: Yes, this is the case. And, " it " refe...
by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: PA-Auk meditation in Na uyana
Replies: 15
Views: 454

Re: PA-Auk meditation in Na uyana

. Months ago, I found a description somewhere which said the author who wrote "the nude Monk's Burning Robes" apologized the related Sri Lanka monks regarding that book. . Thanks for letting us know. if that's true or not..I don't know.. Do you have something to offer than just hearsay? Even if so,...
by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why birth and death has one to one relationship?
Replies: 14
Views: 320

Re: Why birth and death has one to one relationship?

cappuccino wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:20 am
Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta wrote: May I know ... what exactly do you mean by "the truth"; the exact point you accept as "the truth"?
in the Hindu Bhagavad Gita, where Krishna says reincarnation occurs to every person
Oh, well, right. You're telling the truth. :hug:
by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Suffering as a gateway to the truth
Replies: 98
Views: 1320

Re: Suffering as a gateway to the truth

... ... A well known example ... Even the truth of the ubiquitous maxim "Everything is impermanent" cannot be carelessly generalizable onto the world of conventional realities nor to the world of comprehensive ultimate realities. As far as i know, the Buddha did not teach "everything is impermanent...
by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Suffering as a gateway to the truth
Replies: 98
Views: 1320

Re: Suffering as a gateway to the truth

Nope, it is not the case. It is about paradigms; I wish I really knew that word "paradigm". :smile: If you mean the Buddhist paradigm, there seem to be a use of similar connotations as the one i used when i said the words "the truth" Therefore a mendicant thus endowed is endowed with the ultimate f...
by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will Buddhism die?
Replies: 10
Views: 275

Re: Will Buddhism die?

alfa wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:06 am
:namaste:

A friend of mine told me: as long as we die, Buddhism will live. But once we become immortal, Buddhism will die.

Is this true? :anjali:


Thanks.

Seems ridiculous at first. However, i think it is a beautiful poem with deeper meanings.
by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Suffering as a gateway to the truth
Replies: 98
Views: 1320

Re: Suffering as a gateway to the truth

Bundokji wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:14 pm
Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:03 pm
It is just a truth. It is not "the truth".
So, is it true sometimes and not true in other times?

If this is the case, ...
Nope, it is not the case.

It is about paradigms; I wish I really knew that word "paradigm". :smile:
by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Not so good take on a stream-enterer, Sutta
Replies: 15
Views: 460

Re: Not so good take on a stream-enterer, Sutta

auto wrote: Not so good take on a stream-enterer, Sutta
Could you please kindly put forward your personal take on a stream-enterer [the one at first stage of enlightenment], if there is any?
by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 721
Views: 17999

Re: Theravada against mathematics

justindesilva wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:28 pm
How can one describe meditation , anapana and vipassana with mathematics if Theravada is in line or complies with mathematics. I believe that mathematics can only be applied conventionally and not with absolutes ( Parramatta).
:goodpost:
by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Suffering as a gateway to the truth
Replies: 98
Views: 1320

Re: Suffering as a gateway to the truth

Does that apply to your own statement? Which one, "which wordings" specifically? The one which i quoted in my reply to you. To quote it again: There is no such thing as "the truth" Oh, I see. Yes, exactly. "The truth" is "The truth"; without any "qualifications". Yes, it applies to my own statement...
by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Suffering as a gateway to the truth
Replies: 98
Views: 1320

Re: Suffering as a gateway to the truth

Bundokji wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:45 pm
Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:17 pm
There is no such thing as "the truth".[/list]
Does that apply to your own statement?

Which one, "which wordings" specifically?