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by confusedlayman
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Information about Abhidhamma
Replies: 29
Views: 3095

Re: Information about Abhidhamma

Great seers who are free from craving declare that
Nibbàna is an objective state (63) which is deathless, absolutely endless, non-conditioned (64), and incomparable

(abhidhamma)

how can It be objective state when u need perception and cognition to perceive signless etc...
by confusedlayman
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Is MN 117 fake Dhamma?
Replies: 38
Views: 651

Re: Is MN 117 fake Dhamma?

DooDoot wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:47 am
confusedlayman wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:45 am
sota might do if he is householder i.e indulging in sensual pleasures.
Unlikely a sota would indulge in gross sensual pleasures. Since samadhi is needed for sota, it is unlikely a sota would cultivate strong hindrances.
even peoiple who do jhana can indulge in x... because x is easy to get.
by confusedlayman
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monks sharing spiritual achievements with lay people
Replies: 13
Views: 306

Re: Monks sharing spiritual achievements with lay people

if karma sharing is true and it can be shared by intending that let my action results in good not only for me but some of it go to devas and other people etc... if i have enemy, can i intent let my bad action in past be ripen not only for me but shared with my enemy so he take some of it and i take ...
by confusedlayman
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Is MN 117 fake Dhamma?
Replies: 38
Views: 651

Re: Is MN 117 fake Dhamma?

There is no way sota to anaga perceive 3 characrersitic all the time. True. they slip back.. True. thats why sotapana still have xx and have kids and takes higher positon in socity.. False. Sota to Anaga are honored or praised for their Dhamma virtues and not for their defilements. You appear to be...
by confusedlayman
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Is MN 117 fake Dhamma?
Replies: 38
Views: 651

Re: Is MN 117 fake Dhamma?

then how many lay peoiple attained noble paths ... Not by following the lay right view. The following cannot attain the noble path: There is what is given, what is offered, what is sacrificed. There are fruits & results of good & bad actions. There is this world & the other world. There is mother &...
by confusedlayman
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does one arrive at right view ?
Replies: 24
Views: 436

Re: How does one arrive at right view ?

how do u know for sure? We can be sure that it is the Buddha's teaching because it is reiterated in many places. The Venerable Ledi Sayādaw explains in his Exposition of Right-view about the ownership of one’s kamma as being the basic right-view for one who calls himself/herself a Buddhist. There a...
by confusedlayman
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Abhidhamma teachings in the Suttas
Replies: 14
Views: 4058

Re: Abhidhamma teachings in the Suttas

polaris wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:38 pm
This monk doesn't seems to know Abhidhamma. He seems to say "keep things simple don't bother to learn".
if u cant even learn sutta how can u learn abhidhamma. read the basics.. graduate from play school before going to phd study... thats what he said.
by confusedlayman
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: How Does Hospitalisation Work Out In Your Country?
Replies: 23
Views: 3207

Re: How Does Hospitalisation Work Out In Your Country?

This is how hospital visit for pre-planned surgery happens here. I would really like to know if it is same in U.S, U.K, Australia and other countries. Characters -- James and his wife Susan. Susan has terrible upper abdomen ache at 11 PM on Feb 15. Feb 16 7 AM -- she is first treated by general pra...
by confusedlayman
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does one arrive at right view ?
Replies: 24
Views: 436

Re: How does one arrive at right view ?

cappuccino wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:32 am
sentinel wrote: what is right view?
karma & rebirth (afterlife)
how do u know for sure?
by confusedlayman
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Is MN 117 fake Dhamma?
Replies: 38
Views: 651

Re: Is MN 117 fake Dhamma?

right view is acceptance of karma and its fruit... if u have sence of self then u produce karma and reappear elsewhere, if u have perceive annata and anicca then u have no sence of self and action will not fruit in future ... what is mundane and supermundane? nothing,,,, no sence of self and action ...
by confusedlayman
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Is MN 117 fake Dhamma?
Replies: 38
Views: 651

Re: Is MN 117 fake Dhamma?

This distinction between two types of right view you guys are talking about is clearly between lay right view and monastic right view...so I don't get what you think the problem is. The 'problem' is the Noble Eightfold Path was not (originally) taught to laypeople and the lay right view is not a co...
by confusedlayman
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: lie, watching porn, hearing music, playing games compatible with trying to attain first stage of enlightment?
Replies: 48
Views: 1034

Re: lie, watching porn, hearing music, playing games compatible with trying to attain first stage of enlightment?

perceiving annata is first stage not final occurance of signless... "Perceiving annata" is perceiving signs and perceiving signs blocks the signless. signless comes only based on 3 charactersitic No, that is utterly impossible and that might be the cause that there are remnants of signs in what you...
by confusedlayman
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: lie, watching porn, hearing music, playing games compatible with trying to attain first stage of enlightment?
Replies: 48
Views: 1034

Re: lie, watching porn, hearing music, playing games compatible with trying to attain first stage of enlightment?

SteRo wrote You don't get the meaning of my words as intended. My words refer to confusedlayman's approach to emptiness. Confusedlayman has not approached what he considers to be "emptiness" via the approach of MN121. He tried to approached it via applying concepts of impermanence, dukkha and anatt...
by confusedlayman
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Impermanence of conciousness
Replies: 28
Views: 528

Re: Impermanence of conciousness

The cognition of sense-objects. In the suttas vinnana appears to be a basic function. Cognition is focused attention of awareness to specific object. If u focus on mango and then focus on apple then focus of mango is lost ... if focus on mango is there and same for focis on apple then u should see ...