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by MettaDevPrac
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Tomas de Torquemada burning in kammic hell?
Replies: 50
Views: 1981

Re: Is Tomas de Torquemada burning in kammic hell?

Greetings. The catchy thread title is just for illustrative purposes. Under the premise that kamma is intention: Take the case of the religious person who, convinced that his intentions are righteous, kills or orders to kill many people. He has no evil intention in doing so. He also has a religious...
by MettaDevPrac
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Femininity and Masculinity
Replies: 58
Views: 2551

Re: Femininity and Masculinity

Also, what is "masculine and feminine"? the psychophysical expression for the characteristics proper of the male and female. It can be masculine, femenine, or an indetermination regarding both. Besides masculine and femenine there is not a third one. It doesn't exist, nobody can find it. Please exp...
by MettaDevPrac
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Femininity and Masculinity
Replies: 58
Views: 2551

Re: Femininity and Masculinity

Ceisiwr wrote: Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:06 pm Greetings everyone,

In the Abdhidhamma and related commentaries I believe masculine and feminine are classed under matter. Are masculine and feminine thus ultimate realities?
What is "ultimate realities"?

Also, what is "masculine and feminine"?
by MettaDevPrac
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Householder Rejection of Monastics
Replies: 55
Views: 1328

Re: Householder Rejection of Monastics

... https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/thanissaro/bmc2.pdf The Community, if it wants to, may impose a reconciliation transaction on a bhikkhu endowed with any of the following qualities:.... One: Community here means the Community of bhikkhus, does it not? And specifically, the Community ...
by MettaDevPrac
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Wrong vs disagree
Replies: 42
Views: 9208

Re: Wrong vs disagree

Please consider an archive in the absolutist sense of the word: Everything would be allowed; nothing would be destroyed. The sites’ rules are respectful of copyright and other laws, but otherwise do not restrict the content of artwork at all. In fact, they actively forbid complaining about content a...
by MettaDevPrac
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: is slavery bad
Replies: 38
Views: 1024

Re: is slavery bad

Doesn't seem as though the slave class were prohibited from ordaining in ancient India, which is the time period being discussed in this thread. They were not allowed to ordain, unless permitted by their owner. In the examination of a candidate before ordination one of the questions is: “Are you a ...
by MettaDevPrac
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: is slavery bad
Replies: 38
Views: 1024

Re: is slavery bad

Slavery is a corrupting practice. It depends on renouncement of the Holy Life, renouncement of renouncement itself.

May every life have the requisites, full stop. Why shouldn't they?
by MettaDevPrac
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: People are ...?
Replies: 64
Views: 4744

Re:

It's not so much what anatta looks like. It's what atta doesn't look like. As one meditates with a concentrated undeviating, no intentional movement, still, body-mind phenomenon one becomes aware of anicca, the continual flux, always changing changing changing phenomena being born and dying, contin...
by MettaDevPrac
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: People are ...?
Replies: 64
Views: 4744

Re: People are ...?

Non-arahants: Whatever person(s) perceived are illusions, delusions, fabricated from the burden of the conceit "I am" and a lot else of not-seeing-things-as-they-are. They are shorthand, for mental actions which have been done/occurred. Any assumption is going to cause difficulty, if taken as realit...
by MettaDevPrac
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mundane and supramundane right view in Peter C86's Dhamma
Replies: 120
Views: 6736

Re: Transcendental Right View without first having Mundane Right View?

Right and wrong are based on self-view, i.e. something must be right or wrong, which is not Nibbana. I don't know in which sutta's this is mentioned, but if so, I can only guess for the reason the writers wrote that.. although it could have something to do with people wanting to maintain power by p...
by MettaDevPrac
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Programming is wrong livelihood?
Replies: 15
Views: 955

Re: Programming is wrong livelihood?

But this quote came as a surprise, mostly because I didn't expect to see the words 'computing' and 'calculation' in a book from more than 2000 years ago. So I'm skeptical that the translation is accurate, in the sense that the 'computing' they talk about is probably not the 'computing' that we talk...
by MettaDevPrac
Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mundane and supramundane right view in Peter C86's Dhamma
Replies: 120
Views: 6736

Re: Transcendental Right View without first having Mundane Right View?

To get to Nibbana, one needs to understand Dependent Origination to liberate the intellect, for that, mundane right view is necessary, which is nothing more than understanding DO. Upon fully understanding DO, one realizes that there is no right and wrong anymore. So there is no difference in mundan...
by MettaDevPrac
Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Programming is wrong livelihood?
Replies: 15
Views: 955

Re: Programming is wrong livelihood?

Hello everyone. I've just started listening to the Pali Canon. In Brahmajāla Sutta , verse 25, it says: Whereas some recluses and brahmins, while living on the food offered by the faithful, earn their living by a wrong means of livelihood, by such debased arts as predicting: there will be abundant ...
by MettaDevPrac
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 418
Views: 29476

Re: Coronavirus

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/12/asia/chi ... index.html

This is imo unfortunate and unwise.
by MettaDevPrac
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: lie, watching porn, hearing music, playing games compatible with trying to attain first stage of enlightment?
Replies: 136
Views: 7080

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

I don't think you see the problem.

Nothing else to say for now but, best wishes for you and all beings.