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by Aloka
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are all forms of Dukkha related to a sense of self?
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: Are all forms of Dukkha related to a sense of self?

A few days ago I started reading books about Paticcasamuppada because I realized how little and shallow was my understanding on this capital matter. Despite getting the gist of it, I still have problems understanding the exact details. Hi bridif1, There's a section (from page 6 onwards) in Ajahn Am...
by Aloka
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which text says Buddha had to eat horse wheat ?
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: Which text says Buddha had to eat horse wheat ?

Thanks volo , but do you find anything about it was the previous life karma of the Buddha why he ate horse wheat ? Something about slandering of previous Buddha ! And also about Buddha's having headaches also because ripening of the karma of previous life ? https://www.ancient-buddhist-texts.net/En...
by Aloka
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do non-returners become bored?
Replies: 29
Views: 304

Re: Do non-returners become bored?

So its not a stretch to say that the Buddha felt pain when his back ached. and there's this from Iti 44 which is worth considering: What, bhikkhus, is the Nibbana-element with residue left? Here a bhikkhu is an arahant, one whose taints are destroyed, the holy life fulfilled, who has done what had ...
by Aloka
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do non-returners become bored?
Replies: 29
Views: 304

Re: Do non-returners become bored?

If anything is felt, it is felt detached. It isn't the same experience as it would be for one not free from suffering. Saying, "The Buddha experienced pain" without any such qualification, is misleading. Not to mention that people are often quoting that line to do just that -- as if to say that the...
by Aloka
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do non-returners become bored?
Replies: 29
Views: 304

Re: Do non-returners become bored?

Arhants experience no pain The Buddha experienced back pain : Then the Blessed One — having spent most of the night instructing, urging, rousing, & encouraging the Kapilavatthu Sakyans with a Dhamma talk — said to Ven. Ananda, "Ananda, speak to the Kapilavatthu Sakyans about the person who follows ...
by Aloka
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What Now?
Replies: 16
Views: 437

Re: What Now?

Hi Heaviside,

Perhaps you could check the Buddhanet World Buddhist Directory to see if there are any Theravada monasteries, centres, or practice groups near to where you live.

http://www.buddhanet.info/wbd/index.php


With metta,

Aloka

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by Aloka
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Religious nones are the new #1
Replies: 20
Views: 366

Re: Religious nones are the new #1

Following on from the video in connection with rules about sex in Tibetan Buddhism: Let us recall how the doctrine of sexual misconduct was formulated in its most elaborate version. Our scholastic authors tell us that sex is unethical if it involves inappropriate partners, organs, times, or places. ...
by Aloka
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings
Replies: 184
Views: 8005

Re: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings

:goodpost: Thank you Aloka but personally I find it worrisome when the Buddha is repeated quoted & repeatedly ignored. :| Indeed. The Blessed One said, "Monks, ignorance is the leader in the attainment of unskillful qualities, followed by lack of conscience & lack of concern. In an unknowledgeable ...
by Aloka
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings
Replies: 184
Views: 8005

Re: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings

DooDoot wrote: Again, let us repeat MN 64 for at least the 3rd time.
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by Aloka
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings
Replies: 184
Views: 8005

Re: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings

many pages of quibbles on Buddhadasa's teachings (12 so far...! ) Definition of obsess in English: obsess VERB [WITH OBJECT] Preoccupy or fill the mind of (someone) continually and to a troubling extent. "he was obsessed with the idea of revenge" https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/obsess ...
by Aloka
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Whatever arises passes away
Replies: 70
Views: 958

Re: Whatever arises passes away

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by Aloka
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Chanting and Bowing
Replies: 20
Views: 395

Re: Chanting and Bowing

Thanks for sharing the article, bodom. :anjali: I also think that "Buddha Dhamma Sangha" by Ven. Ajahn Sumedho is inspirational: Excerpt: When people ask 'What do you have to do to become a Buddhist?' we say that we take refuge in Buddha Dhamma Sangha and to take refuge we recite a Pali formula: Bud...
by Aloka
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: Rebirth - harrasment

I have been under a persisteng yet quiet harassment for many years, quiet so people believe that I am crazy - so nobdoy believes me. I believe this has to be kamma, but any advise on how to live this situation? My practice is my everyday lay life. Unfortunately I cannot meditate because I get viole...
by Aloka
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The Pali compound: "attabhāva" ???
Replies: 17
Views: 678

Re: The Pali compound: "attabhāva" ???

Pulsar wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:40 pm

Best love.............

Sweet dreams! of the 'wise cow' sort
:heart: Image :heart:


Nighty nighty DooDootie dear! :tongue:


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by Aloka
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are the gods and deities mentioned in Sutta are just the mythology?
Replies: 67
Views: 1299

Re: Are the gods and deities mentioned in Sutta are just the mythology?

. The talk by Ajahn Amaro (Abbot of Amaravati Monastery UK) '"Gods demons and kind-spirits"meaningful-myth-and-buddhist-cosmology' which I mentioned earlier in the thread, is worth listening to because he says that Buddhist cosmology can be seen as actual realms of existence, or as symbolic of diffe...