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by lavantien
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the least I should know and practice to realise Nibbana?
Replies: 41
Views: 750

Re: What is the least I should know and practice to realise Nibbana?

SarathW wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:14 am
I do not think we have enough time in this life to learn about what Buddha taught for about forty years.
Even to read and understand Sutta pitaka and commentaries take such a long time.
What is the least I should know and practice to realise Nibbana?
Nothing worth grasping.
by lavantien
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Have i left my good life (hapiness) i have earned nomatter what?
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: Have i left my good life (hapiness) i have earned nomatter what?

Or can the Most neareste person to the goal do a wrong choice and lose all his merits? No, the most nearest person to the goal is a Non-returner (Anagami) already, because if he arrive at the goal he will be the Perfected One (Arahant) with greed, hate and delusion totally uprooted. If you haven't ...
by lavantien
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Is coder for a gambling-website-creator company a wrong livelihood?
Replies: 8
Views: 321

Re: Is coder for a gambling-website-creator company a wrong livelihood?

@dharmacorps: I'm a paid intern. I dont think so but im not sure. I am also a online gambler just do for pocket money not serious gambler and i use stats to win daily 200£ approx it helps me in life but i know what horse will win so its not blind guess and punter lose or earn is their karma and resu...
by lavantien
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Is coder for a gambling-website-creator company a wrong livelihood?
Replies: 8
Views: 321

Is coder for a gambling-website-creator company a wrong livelihood?

Hi, Currently I'm doing intern as a coder, this company mostly develop betting websites for other countries. I'm aware of a story about Sotapanna assist her husband in hunting. But I'm afraid that my job may not appropriate to be compared to that story. I also know betting is unskillful and manage a...
by lavantien
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: A reason for lying
Replies: 39
Views: 2022

Re: A reason for lying

I think there is absolutely no reason for lying. And as a seeker of the Truth, lying is the worst thing you can do. As the Buddha said in MN 61 : "when someone is not ashamed to tell a deliberate lie, there is no bad deed they would not do, I say. So you should train like this: ‘I will not tell a li...
by lavantien
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Let's emulate the Arahants, let's make everyday an "Uposatha day"
Replies: 39
Views: 1886

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

One may take precepts for practical reasons, but when one announces to everyone that he did, this itself (in most cases) is a matter of conceit and bolsters one's ego. Thank for pointing out my mistake. After pondering about your words for quite some time. I've realized that I shouldn't post any mo...
by lavantien
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Let's emulate the Arahants, let's make everyday an "Uposatha day"
Replies: 39
Views: 1886

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 k...
by lavantien
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Let's emulate the Arahants, let's make everyday an "Uposatha day"
Replies: 39
Views: 1886

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

What stands behind this topic - compassion or conceit? 8-) The main reason is compassion, this line of thought occurred to me "keeping 8 precepts is so much benefits, why don't I prompt people's mindfulness?" But I'm not free from conceit yet, so technically both :tongue: I am very pleased to see t...
by lavantien
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Let's emulate the Arahants, let's make everyday an "Uposatha day"
Replies: 39
Views: 1886

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

Hi everyone, I think any serious practitioner of the Buddha's Dhamma should plan some periods of your life to observe 8 precepts continuously, start with at least the full moon day of each lunar month (Uposatha), then gradually work towards keeping the 8 precepts everyday without lapses for the rest...
by lavantien
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Using EBTs to respond to the question: "If there is no soul, what is rebirth/reincarnation?"
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: Using EBTs to respond to the question: "If there is no soul, what is rebirth/reincarnation?"

I would love to invite you to improve this answer, or let me know about how you would answer to these kinds of question from the skeptics or non-Buddhists. For the lasting wellfare and happiness of people :anjali: Cut it down to 100 words maximum. Yes I tried to trim it down as much as possible wit...
by lavantien
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Using EBTs to respond to the question: "If there is no soul, what is rebirth/reincarnation?"
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Using EBTs to respond to the question: "If there is no soul, what is rebirth/reincarnation?"

Hi everyone, Here is my respond to that frequently ask question on both online places and meeting, if we succeed to give them a comprehensive and convince answer they may actually change they mind and study more about the teaching of Lord Buddha, and giving them a chance to gain faith in Lord Buddha...
by lavantien
Fri May 31, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Share poems relate to Dhamma
Replies: 0
Views: 271

Share poems relate to Dhamma

Hi everyone, Last week, while I was surfing the forum :reading: I encountered certain person claim that in Zen there is many poems and wise stanzas, provoke creativity, as oppose to Theravada. Why don't I post of my poems that I was casually composed :stirthepot: to express my faith in the Dhamma? :...
by lavantien
Wed May 29, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did the Buddha indirectly revealed the lifespan of the universe?
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Did the Buddha indirectly revealed the lifespan of the universe?

Hi all, In Bakabrahma Sutta SN6.4 (https://suttacentral.net/sn6.4/en/sujato) the Buddha told Baka that his lifespan is two quinquadecillion years. From here (https://dhammawiki.com/index.php/31_planes_of_existence) it states that Maha Brahma lifespan is 1 aeon (a time length from one birth of the un...
by lavantien
Tue May 21, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi everyone, I want to share my personal experience about Dhamma
Replies: 18
Views: 1352

Re: Hi everyone, I want to share my personal experience about Dhamma

Hi Tien I can relate to your story and I can believe it perhaps we are from asian back ground. I like your story writing as well. Keep us update on your progress. :anjali: Hi SarathW, I will sure update when I think I totally uprooted greed and hatred. Til that time, can be many many dozen years la...
by lavantien
Tue May 21, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi everyone, I want to share my personal experience about Dhamma
Replies: 18
Views: 1352

Re: Hi everyone, I want to share my personal experience about Dhamma

Hi bodom :anjali: Doesn't make sense to me. If anything they have one less mouth to feed so they can save more money. In my life, I've lived in five countries, and in each of these countries it was normal for kids to move out around college time or army time. I personally moved out at 20 years old a...