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by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Elders did not create paradoxes
Replies: 9
Views: 140

Re: The Elders did not create paradoxes

Hello zan, I've been a fan of your topics. Please feel free to warn me if my replies are off-topic or not supporting the topics or not to your likings. I'll delete them, if they are deletable according to the time rules, in such cases. This being a classical Theravada topic, I think you're more fami...
by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Muscular Christianity
Replies: 41
Views: 517

Re: Muscular Christianity

“What does womanhood matter at all When the mind is concentrated well, When knowledge flows on steadily As one sees correctly into Dhamma. It conveys the meaning like: In spite of having "a negative attribute:womanhood", I can still do the same "positive" things. I think you have described the mean...
by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Dealing with Dangerous and Annoying Animals
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Dealing with Dangerous and Annoying Animals

..... How to Deal with Dangerous and Annoying Animals - A Vinaya Perspective ..... :anjali: :anjali: :anjali: Bante 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 , I haven't yet found dangerous animals; however, regarding Those Annoying Animals, I like this very much: if necessary, chasing away —dangerous and annoying animals. and this:...
by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Post sutta quotes that utterly rule out nibbana being consciousness or self
Replies: 52
Views: 781

Re: Post sutta quotes that utterly rule out nibbana being consciousness or self

Going Against the Flow by Upasika Kee Nanayon translated from the Thai by Thanissaro Bhikkhu https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/thai/kee/theflow.html Think of it like this: You're a huge playhouse showing a true-to-life drama whose hero, heroine, and villains — which are conventional suppositions —...
by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Muscular Christianity
Replies: 41
Views: 517

Re: Muscular Christianity

Oh, Man! It's not about the gender issue; it's only about the meanings of the words they convey. "Even as a mother protects with her life Her child, her only child, So with a boundless heart Should one cherish all living beings" ~ metta sutta On hearing this verse, should we men feel discriminated i...
by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Theravada anti creativity?
Replies: 18
Views: 306

Re: Is Theravada anti creativity?

Theravada is conducive to creativity. One such living example: U Lun Gywe is regarded as the greatest living and most respected impressionist artist in Myanmar. Although his accomplishments are vast, his entire body of work is unified by his sacred devotion to the principles of order, harmony, stabi...
by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Muscular Christianity
Replies: 41
Views: 517

Re: Muscular Christianity

. So are women expected to be "manly" as well? :shrug: Yes, my friend, yes! As far as striving for liberation is concerned. imo, for a lady, Buddha would instruct like thus: Dear Daughter, willingly, let only your skin, sinews, and bones remain, and let the flesh and blood dry up on your body, but ...
by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Muscular Christianity
Replies: 41
Views: 517

Re: Muscular Christianity

Oh, Man! For a faithful disciple who is intent on fathoming the Teacher’s Dispensation, it is natural that he conduct himself thus: ‘ Willingly, let only my skin, sinews, and bones remain, and let the flesh and blood dry up on my body, but my energy shall not be relaxed so long as I have not attaine...
by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Theravada anti creativity?
Replies: 18
Views: 306

Re: Is Theravada anti creativity?

NO!

And, here's why:

For millennia, Theravadans have been using supreme creativity, endowed by powers from the true Dhamma, to ward off any potential threats imposed by those cute multimorphic "boorish oiks" trying in vain to taint pristine Buddha's teachings. :lol:

🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Post sutta quotes that utterly rule out nibbana being consciousness or self
Replies: 52
Views: 781

Re: Post sutta quotes that utterly rule out nibbana being consciousness or self

Directions for Insight - Six Dhamma Talks on Centering the Mind in Non-attachment by Acharn Kor Khao-suan-luang (Upasika Kee Nanayon) edited by Bhikkhu Ariyesako https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/thai/kee/directions.html The Lord Buddha declared, "Sabbe dhammaa anattaa" — All things are not-self."...
by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Post sutta quotes that utterly rule out nibbana being consciousness or self
Replies: 52
Views: 781

Re: Post sutta quotes that utterly rule out nibbana being consciousness or self

Fundamentals of Buddhism Four Lectures by Nyanatiloka Mahathera https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/nyanatiloka/wheel394.html The words "I," "you," "he," etc., are merely terms found useful in conventional or current (vohara) speech, but do not designate realities (paramattha-dhamma). For ne...
by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Post sutta quotes that utterly rule out nibbana being consciousness or self
Replies: 52
Views: 781

Re: Post sutta quotes that utterly rule out nibbana being consciousness or self

Three Cardinal Discourses of the Buddha translated by Ñanamoli Thera © 1995 https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/nanamoli/wheel017.html Nibbana , in so far as it is knowable — describable — is an object of the mind, and is thus an idea. "All ideas are not-self ." What is inherently unknowable...
by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Post sutta quotes that utterly rule out nibbana being consciousness or self
Replies: 52
Views: 781

Re: Post sutta quotes that utterly rule out nibbana being consciousness or self

The Discourse on the Snake Simile Alagaddupama Sutta (MN 22) translated from the Pali, with an Introduction and Notes by Nyanaponika Thera https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/nyanaponika/wheel048.html Here, and in almost all the following sections, up to §41, it is the gravest of all wrong v...
by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Post sutta quotes that utterly rule out nibbana being consciousness or self
Replies: 52
Views: 781

Re: Post sutta quotes that utterly rule out nibbana being consciousness or self

Buddhism and Death by M. O'C. Walshe https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/walshe/wheel261.html Death and the Arahant For one who has attained full Enlightenment in this life, the death of the body brings with it the end of all individual existence: this at least is the Theravada teaching. Thi...
by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Holy God of Kopimism
Replies: 1
Views: 77

The Holy God of Kopimism

Kopimism "Hey! Why on earth do you bring it up here in the first place?!" Umm, to know whether copying [and sharing] is an act of dana [facilitating dana] OR violation of second precept in Theravada, I guess :thinking: "Really?!" Umm, well, may be just for fun. Please kindly feel very free to delete...