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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: 119
Views: 3214

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: 702

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: 119
Views: 3214

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: 702

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
Replies: 285
Views: 15349

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: 95
Views: 3762

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.
by MettaDevPrac
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: lie, watching porn, hearing music, playing games compatible with trying to attain first stage of enlightment?
Replies: 95
Views: 3762

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

....simetimes not im not sure sotapanna has no doubt about the path. sotapanna is sure :ugeek: i never declared that i am this or that... Who can have/apply supermundane Right View? ... If we apply super mundane right view, then ... I am quoting out of context because the rest of that post and thre...
by MettaDevPrac
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Celibacy is the one thing that cannot be dropped. Change my mind.
Replies: 36
Views: 987

Re: Celibacy is the one thing that cannot be dropped. Change my mind.

That celibacy is part of a Buddhist renunciate path doesn't make it magic or the key to liberation. The above appears to be arguing sex is not a form of attachment and therefore there can be liberated sex. Sounds Cultural Marxist to me. Hoping i recall correctly but didn't Noah Levine teach similar...
by MettaDevPrac
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How do we know that Buddha attained Nibbana?
Replies: 68
Views: 1536

Re: How do we know that Buddha attained Nibbana?

..why are you obsessing over what other people think? Is the above claiming to never obsess over what other people think? ;) On the Original topic - we know because if we examine the Dhamma, there's a singular voice and Teaching, which works. If the above was true, there would be no debates by Budd...
by MettaDevPrac
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Questions from Student
Replies: 7
Views: 510

Re: Questions from Student

Hello all, I am new to this forum and am currently learning about Buddhism through a university course. I think your community here is a great way for people at any point in their path to gain insight from others. I would love to get your perspective on what this forum has meant to you. Here are so...
by MettaDevPrac
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Lockdown Stress
Replies: 84
Views: 3180

Re: Lockdown Stress

Hi No Mind, It is the chaos that is so disorienting. I might not die due to Covid-19. I might be dead because I have three kilos of rice in my home and a kilo of potato. We get little news about India here, but what we do get is very distressing. I hope it is not as bad as you fear. :anjali: Mike P...
by MettaDevPrac
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Celibacy is the one thing that cannot be dropped. Change my mind.
Replies: 36
Views: 987

Re: Celibacy is the one thing that cannot be dropped. Change my mind.

Celibacy is not unique to a Dhammaic spiritual life. It's quite possible to be celibate and atheist, or christian, or any other religion. It's possible to be celibate and a sociopath, or ordinary, or intellectually exceptional like Tesla. That celibacy is part of a Buddhist renunciate path doesn't m...
by MettaDevPrac
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Celibacy is the one thing that cannot be dropped. Change my mind.
Replies: 36
Views: 987

Re: Celibacy is the one thing that cannot be dropped. Change my mind.

A Christian layman who decides to become a Buddhist monk (or celibate layman) has fulfilled his lay phase probably better than a modern Buddhist layman, The Buddha seems to have taken a different view, for in the Vinaya a Buddhist householder who wants to ordain can do so at once, while a renunciat...
by MettaDevPrac
Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism, Bhagavad Gīta, Mahābhārata, witch-burning etc.
Replies: 200
Views: 5541

Re: Buddhism, the Bhagavad Gīta and the Mahābhārata

There are many buddhas, millions and billions of years back. And if i correctly remember, one of them implies don't cling to life which at that time life spawn were tens of thousands of years long. Now will you still try to attain nibbana? aren't it against the principle? The point of my post is, p...
by MettaDevPrac
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism, Bhagavad Gīta, Mahābhārata, witch-burning etc.
Replies: 200
Views: 5541

Re: Buddhism, the Bhagavad Gīta and the Mahābhārata

Apparently Buddhism is the first religion to use the term Nibbana (Skt: Nirvana). The other Dharmic religions copied it from Buddhism. The Jains referred to enlightenment as moksha (freedom) and used the term Nirvana later. The Hindus did not have the term until the Bhagavad Gita, which was after B...