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by beanyan
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rāhula
Replies: 20
Views: 495

Re: Rāhula

one who is ready to renounce… renounces huh? asexual individuals may still experience attraction but this attraction doesn't need to be realized in any sexual manner What does that have to do with whether Buddha really left a wife and kid or whether a crazy lady just dropped a kid off in the forest...
by beanyan
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rāhula
Replies: 20
Views: 495

Re: Rāhula

cappuccino wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:07 pm
beanyan wrote: What was their conclusion?
one who is ready to renounce… renounces
huh?
by beanyan
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why is citta not an aggregate or niddana?
Replies: 83
Views: 2266

Re: Why is citta not an aggregate or niddana?

pegembara wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:31 am
The well-instructed disciple realises that the citta isn't the same as the incoming defilements and is able to separate the two.
So the citta is the self then.
by beanyan
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rāhula
Replies: 20
Views: 495

Re: Rāhula

Aloka wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:57 pm
There was an article a couple of years ago at the Tricycle website :

"Did the Buddha Really Have a Wife and Son?"

https://tricycle.org/trikedaily/buddhas-family/


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What was their conclusion?
by beanyan
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rāhula
Replies: 20
Views: 495

Re: Rāhula

Greetings everyone, I recently read that in the suttas it never actually states that Rāhula is the Buddha’s son. From the ones I’ve read it doesn’t state that anywhere. Where in the canon is this stated? Some crazy chick brought him out to the forest and said "here is your son" and left. She was li...
by beanyan
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Analayo's article on Ingram
Replies: 29
Views: 1309

Re: Analayo's article on Ingram

aren't it weird to just write off something based on this and then every time that name comes out you will have attitude based on this formation? What do you mean? I check if I am wrong, but you still seem like when someone have done something thousands of hours and there will be a comment have you...
by beanyan
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Analayo's article on Ingram
Replies: 29
Views: 1309

Re: Analayo's article on Ingram

aren't it weird to just write off something based on this and then every time that name comes out you will have attitude based on this formation? What do you mean? I check if I am wrong, but you still seem like when someone have done something thousands of hours and there will be a comment have you...
by beanyan
Sun May 31, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Jain Ideas Absorbed into the Dhamma
Replies: 129
Views: 3605

Re: Jain Ideas Absorbed into the Dhamma

An eternalist. How am i not surprised. I think this shows the danger of using vedic texts as a primary way to understand the Dhamma. You end up with this. "Eternalism" is clearly defined as the belief that "the self and the world are eternal" not just that the self is eternal; it seems the obvious ...
by beanyan
Sun May 31, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Jain Ideas Absorbed into the Dhamma
Replies: 129
Views: 3605

Re: Jain Ideas Absorbed into the Dhamma

An eternalist. How am i not surprised. I think this shows the danger of using vedic texts as a primary way to understand the Dhamma. You end up with this. "Eternalism" is clearly defined as the belief that "the self and the world are eternal" not just that the self is eternal; it seems the obvious ...
by beanyan
Sun May 31, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Analayo's article on Ingram
Replies: 29
Views: 1309

Re: Analayo's article on Ingram

I quoted from the article here: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?p=562552#p562552 and you can also find Ingram's book online. :heart: Mike I wonder if he really had these dreams, or if he is pandering to an audience he assumes is not serious at all. aren't it weird to just write off something ...
by beanyan
Sat May 30, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Jain Ideas Absorbed into the Dhamma
Replies: 129
Views: 3605

Re: Jain Ideas Absorbed into the Dhamma

Greetings everyone, I'm currently reading Bronkhorst's book "Buddhist Teaching in India", which i recommend. Within it, among other claims, he argues that the attainment of the Cessation of Perception and Feeling as well as the other arūpa jhānas are ideas we would expect to find within non-buddhis...
by beanyan
Sat May 30, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What the Buddha Taught
Replies: 58
Views: 1519

Re: What the Buddha Taught

The Dhammapada. Either its the earliest Buddhist text and thus most authentic. Or if that's not the case it was compiled very early and they couldn't leave out anything truly essential or important. So if a doctrine is not in there, its fake and made up later. I understand also that traditionally n...
by beanyan
Sat May 30, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What the Buddha Taught
Replies: 58
Views: 1519

Re: What the Buddha Taught

Greetings everyone, I’m interesting in hearing what different peoples approaches to the Dhamma are. What is the best way to understand what the Buddha taught? Is it through the suttas, Abhidhamma and the commentaries? Is it the suttas only? Is it via Pali suttas and Chinese Agamas? What do you thin...
by beanyan
Sat May 30, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth is ended
Replies: 29
Views: 843

Re: Rebirth is ended

How is there a spiritual journey without a spirit? Visuddhimagga CHAPTER XVI The Faculties and Truths For there is suffering, but none who suffers; Doing exists although there is no door. Extinction is but no extinguished person; Although there is a path, there is no goer. Mere elements arise and c...
by beanyan
Sat May 30, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Analayo's article on Ingram
Replies: 29
Views: 1309

Re: Analayo's article on Ingram

No. Admittedly. The Buddha’s childhood experience and Ingram’s are drastically different. What was Ingram’s childhood experience? I quoted from the article here: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?p=562552#p562552 and you can also find Ingram's book online. :heart: Mike I wonder if he really had...