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by DNS
Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Nirvana of the Arhat and the Nirvana of the Buddha, and also the difference between an Arhat and a Buddha.
Replies: 23
Views: 275

Re: The Nirvana of the Arhat and the Nirvana of the Buddha, and also the difference between an Arhat and a Buddha.

The truth is Theravada does not understand the true nature of nirvana of the buddha. Why? Because Theravada explains the path to arhatship. Mahayana explains the path to Buddhahood. That is a Mahayana view. https://dharmawheel.net/ The Theravada view is that an arahant is one who attains full enlig...
by DNS
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: How long are my posts moderated for?
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: How long are my posts moderated for?

All new members have their first several posts moderated. This is to make sure a new members isn't coming here to spam or to proselytize another religion. There is no set number, but as long as you continue posting within the terms of service, moderated status will be removed. And then your posts wi...
by DNS
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Four Noble Truths
Replies: 11
Views: 277

Re: Four Noble Truths

The Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta, the Buddha’s teaching on the Four Noble Truths, has been the main reference that I have used for my practice over the years. It is the teaching we used in our monastery in Thailand. The Theravada school of Buddhism regards this sutta as the quintessence of the teach...
by DNS
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: help with a mother's request
Replies: 23
Views: 564

Re: help with a mother's request

Son = putta (use caution, ... It seems like mara has taken so many beautiful and meaningful words and made the illusions of them being phonetically copied in vulgar slang. Some of the most meaningful ancient Sanskrit words have had this happen to them as well. Very sad. The swastika is another exam...
by DNS
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: help with a mother's request
Replies: 23
Views: 564

Re: help with a mother's request

SDC wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:34 am Son = putta (use caution, the Spanish word puta means "bitch" and puto even worse than that)
:D Good point, especially in the U.S. where Spanish is the de facto second language.
by DNS
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Dhamma Wheel memorial thread
Replies: 9
Views: 12782

Re: Dhamma Wheel memorial thread

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by DNS
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: death of forum member dylanj
Replies: 44
Views: 1297

Re: death of forum member dylanj

Oh no! Very sad! Thanks for letting us know.

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by DNS
Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newly Joined
Replies: 19
Views: 403

Re: Newly Joined

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Venerable Dhammanando's video
Replies: 22
Views: 677

Re: Venerable Dhammanando's video

Kapok, yes, as Mr Man noted. It is common in Zen zafus. https://zafu.net/product/kapok https://www.amazon.com/Kapok-Zafu-Meditation-Cushion-Black/dp/B000HG5OWQ It is very hard and dense. But it becomes softer and more cushiony with use. If you go to someone's home and see a dense, hard zafu, that me...
by DNS
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Venerable Dhammanando's video
Replies: 22
Views: 677

Re: Venerable Dhammanando's video

You never know what will come up during your meditation. Check out the dog blocking the path of walking meditation, around the 10:00 mark. That's good that wasn't edited out.
by DNS
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Buddhist birthdays
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: Buddhist birthdays

I think there are a few cultures that count birth from around conception, rather than the cutting of the umbilical cord.

I wonder if some modern cultures would have been less receptive to abortion, if we had counted birth age from conception rather than the pregnancy coming to term.
by DNS
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravāda is
Replies: 25
Views: 605

Re: Theravāda is

Is Theravāda the bearer of the torch, or is it merely a schismatic sect? Just imagine a scene similar to the world open martial arts championship, at one corner of the ring is Mara, the undisputed world heavyweight champion, and the opposite end are his many challengers from all different styles: T...
by DNS
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 7
Views: 225

Re: Hello!

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Drawbacka of sensual desire. ?
Replies: 21
Views: 620

Re: Drawbacka of sensual desire. ?

The thirst (tanha) is never quenched. If you have sex 1,000 times, you'll still want number 1,001. ...And so on, until such time as age intervenes... :weep: :D There are some Rx options available, however, it's probably a sign from mother nature to get more serious on the practice of renunciation a...
by DNS
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravāda is
Replies: 25
Views: 605

Re: Theravāda is

There is no "middle way" option? :tongue:

In my opinion, mostly has it right; but not 100%. There are probably some complete books and suttas, vinaya, abhidhamma passages that are later additions, not part of buddhavacana.