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by DNS
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member Cato (Robert)
Replies: 3
Views: 37

Re: New Member Cato (Robert)

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi, Danish Theravade Buddhist . .
Replies: 7
Views: 109

Re: Hi, Danish Theravade Buddhist . .

Welcome to DW!


jbrooks79 wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:24 am
I currently make video games, as a hobby, and I want to make a game about enlightenment . .
I've meditated a lot, and use various prayer beads, to help in . .
I've also meditated on the law of karma, in deep meditation, and I believe it's true, ' works ' . . :)
:thumbsup:
by DNS
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Why so few Western Buddhists?
Replies: 176
Views: 15812

Re: Why so few Western Buddhists?

Bill Maher had a recently good skit about how we don't need to follow every "batshit rule, custom, tradition, or religion of our parents." We don't have a lounge here anymore, so I'll post the link to where I posted his video on DWE.

https://dharmawheel.org/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=4989
by DNS
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: VLOG#29: The Ultimate Comeback Kid
Replies: 19
Views: 345

Re: VLOG#29: The Ultimate Comeback Kid

SarathW wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:43 pm
Just to clarify my previous answer.
What I meant was, that Noble Eightfold Jhana is about Vipassana not Samatha Jhana.
Both mindfulness and jhana are there in the 8 fold middle path.

samma sati = Right Mindfulness
samma samadhi = Right Concentration (or absorption), i.e., jhanas
by DNS
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Crowd Funding to Preserve Bhante Dhammika's 40 years of work
Replies: 15
Views: 367

Re: Crowd Funding to Preserve Bhante Dhammika's 40 years of work

I got the captcha to finally work and donated on behalf of Dhamma Wheel; sharing any merits with all DW members.

http://buddhistchannel.tv/dhm.html
by DNS
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Ajahn Chah Memorial Day January 16th 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 206

Re: Ajahn Chah Memorial Day January 16th 2020

:candle: :candle: :candle:

Mindfulness is life. Whenever we don’t have mindfulness, when we are heedless, it’s as if we are dead.
Ajahn Chah
by DNS
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to the forum
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: New to the forum

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Therevadins the true heretics?
Replies: 116
Views: 1825

Re: Are Therevadins the true heretics?

As already stated, there is a deeper meaning to rupa in Nama-rupa than just “matter”. Not understanding it puts you on shaky ground when you claim that matter “exists”. It appears there is some variety in views among Theravadins. However, what do you think of Lamotte's finding here that Theravada i...
by DNS
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Therevadins the true heretics?
Replies: 116
Views: 1825

Re: Are Therevadins the true heretics?

B. Bodhi comments on this intro to the Flowers Sutta SN22.94: The affirmation of the existence of the five aggregates, as impermanent processes, serves as a rejoinder to illusionist theories, which hold that the world lacks real being. :thumbsup: From wikipedia, Early Buddhist Schools article: Etie...
by DNS
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Therevadins the true heretics?
Replies: 116
Views: 1825

Re: Are Therevadins the true heretics?

Does not exist, everything is illusion, does not apply. Everything exists and is permanent, does not apply. SN 12.15 "'Everything exists': That is one extreme. 'Everything doesn't exist': That is a second extreme. Avoiding these two extremes, the Tathagata teaches the Dhamma via the middle: From ign...
by DNS
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Therevadins the true heretics?
Replies: 116
Views: 1825

Re: Are Therevadins the true heretics?

SN 22.94 “And what is agreed upon by the wise as existing in the world that I too say, ‘It exists’? “Form that’s inconstant, stressful, subject to change is agreed upon by the wise as existing in the world, and I too say, ‘It exists.’ “Feeling that’s inconstant, stressful, subject to change is agree...
by DNS
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Therevadins the true heretics?
Replies: 116
Views: 1825

Re: Are Therevadins the true heretics?

I had already edited my post when you posted above.

I added:
Exists, but with conditions, dependent on nama-rupa, conditioned contact, etc., as in DO.
by DNS
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Therevadins the true heretics?
Replies: 116
Views: 1825

Re: Are Therevadins the true heretics?

Do we say that matter exists? Seems we say there is the phenomenon of hard, soft etc but to say that matter “exists” is to enter into speculation. Rupa: material, 'materiality' rūpa-khandha – "material forms," one of the five aggregates The 4 primary elements: existing rūpa earth or solidity fire o...
by DNS
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Therevadins the true heretics?
Replies: 116
Views: 1825

Re: Are Therevadins the true heretics?

From a strictly Pali Canon perspective it sounds like, from the Agganna sutta and all the other sutta info provided by other users above, those who teach that all is mind/consciousness or all is unreal/non-existent/illusory are holding a heretical position and the Theravadins, at least broadly in t...
by DNS
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Crowd Funding to Preserve Bhante Dhammika's 40 years of work
Replies: 15
Views: 367

Re: Crowd Funding to Preserve Bhante Dhammika's 40 years of work

Good point Robert. In my opinion, the internet is the most unreliable way to preserve Dhamma. Here is the best way, but it's costly, I imagine: https://dhammawiki.com/index.php/Kuthodaw_Pagoda At this temple it's engraved on 729 marble slabs. However, I think the internet is good too as long as it ...