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by DNS
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 682
Views: 15230

Re:

In the Mahayana, the self-existent is denied, but there is no total denial of human existence; there is no total denial of the existence of satta. Mahayana is very large, so it depends on which tradition within Mahayana you are referring to. I have seen some Mahayana and Vajrayana teachers take a v...
by DNS
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Tipitaka in Brahmi
Replies: 3
Views: 42

Re: Tipitaka in Brahmi

Pretty cool. :thumbsup:

Dhamma Wheel (in Brahmi script)

𑀥𑀫𑁆𑀫 w𑀳𑁂𑀏𑀮𑁆

(I assume that says Dhammacakka)

If not, I put in Dhamma cakka and got this:
𑀥𑀫𑁆𑀫 𑀘𑀓𑁆𑀓
by DNS
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 682
Views: 15230

Re: The lifespan of satta each type of is defined in canonical comments

They say that there is a free choice. But if satta does not exist, then whose free choice? Free choice of Lord Shiva? If there is no satta, there is no free choice, there are only regular or random events. Mathematically, Nibbana should have already been achieved. Attaining nibbana is not a regular...
by DNS
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Deva realm Buddhists
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: Deva realm Buddhists

Yes, according to traditional buddhist cosmology. The suddhavasa (pure abodes) are inhabited by anagamis and arahants. Anagamis (non-returners) get reborn there and become arahants during that last final lifetime, attaining final parinibbana from there. https://dhammawiki.com/index.php/31_planes_of_...
by DNS
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: pre-asokan Buddhism
Replies: 10
Views: 220

Re: pre-asokan Buddhism

According to venerable yin shun the four agama (equivalent to four nikaya) development gradually came to be in between the first and second council and not all at the same time . He suggested that in order to understand the original teachings of the Buddha , one has to investigate into sabbatthivad...
by DNS
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Asalha Puja
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Re: Asalha Puja

by DNS
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Asalha Puja
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Re: Asalha Puja

by DNS
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Asalha Puja
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Asalha Puja

Year 2019 date: July 16th Asalha Puja (known as Asanha Bucha in Thailand, Thai: อาสาฬหบูชา) is a Theravada Buddhist festival which typically takes place in July, on the full moon of the month of Āsādha. It is celebrated in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Laos, Myanmar and in countries wit...
by DNS
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Mom dejected about my decision to ordain
Replies: 30
Views: 464

Re: Mom dejected about my decision to ordain

Especially since (don't get me wrong, hate bragging) I've been quite blessed in the intellectual department and have always been, and still am (currently in uni) the best in my class, and I would argue it wouldn't be such hard work for me to finish the degree either. In that case, all the more reas...
by DNS
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: Hello everyone

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: pre-asokan Buddhism
Replies: 10
Views: 220

Re: pre-asokan Buddhism

Is there any studies on a topic about Buddhism, that was exist between first and second councils, before Asoka, or at least between first and third councils? That's a topic I have been interested in too. Here are some analyses: Chronology of Pali Canon Authenticity of Early Buddhist Texts For Class...
by DNS
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: With Metta
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: With Metta

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greeting
Replies: 6
Views: 96

Re: Greeting

Welcome to DW!



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by DNS
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN25.1-10 Good news!! Many of us in this forum are assured stream entry!
Replies: 19
Views: 418

Re: SN25.1-10 Good news!! Many of us in this forum are assured stream entry!

There are two extreme camps some buddhists belong to on this issue. One is that stream-entry is virtually impossible to attain and the other extreme that it is very easy. In my opinion, it's a little of both or more of a middle way. On the one hand it is difficult to come across the Dhamma and pract...
by DNS
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Dumbbell Training
Replies: 11
Views: 1336

Re: Dumbbell Training

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