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by manas
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: What are the Karmic Effects of Lying?
Replies: 20
Views: 287

Re: What are the Karmic Effects of Lying?

Hello, I've been trying to compile a list of karma vipaka to help me keep the precepts better but I can't seem to find much information about what results from lying. Have you ever noticed how, if you discover that someone has lied to you often enough, and/or over a period of time, that you can get...
by manas
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: A question about 'the fire clinging to it's fuel'
Replies: 19
Views: 489

Re: A question about 'the fire clinging to it's fuel'

Hello all, I have a question, about a simile i heard about. It's regarding craving being like a fire, and that an arahant is 'quenched' because this 'fire' of craving has 'gone out', which is the state of 'nibbana', the flame being 'blown out'. ... Have you read this? https://www.accesstoinsight.or...
by manas
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Let's emulate the Arahants, let's make everyday an "Uposatha day"
Replies: 39
Views: 667

Re: Let's emulate the Arahants, let's make everyday an "Uposatha day"

The only thing I can certain about is my Faith, I love the Buddha so much that when think about him I often cry :heart: It can indeed happen. When I contemplate how distorted my view of reality was before, and how thanks to the Buddha's efforts in teaching the Dhamma, those who carefully handed tho...
by manas
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Let's emulate the Arahants, let's make everyday an "Uposatha day"
Replies: 39
Views: 667

Re: Let's emulate the Arahants, let's make everyday an "Uposatha day"

Here's a helpful quote “Now what do you think, Soṇa? Before, when you were a house-dweller, were you skilled at playing the vīṇā?” “Yes, lord.” “And what do you think? When the strings of your vīṇā were too taut, was your vīṇā in tune & playable?” “No, lord.” “And what do you think? When the strings...
by manas
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Could someone help with finding chanting text of anatta-lakkhana sutta?
Replies: 8
Views: 281

Re: Could someone help with finding chanting text of anatta-lakkhana sutta?

Hello all, I have trouble searching for things on the net sometimes, in this instance, I'd appreciate some assistance finding the pali text with the exact wording of the anatta-lakkhana sutta (pancavaggi sutta) in the version used, when it is to be chanted. Asking here will by faster than trying to...
by manas
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: A question about 'the fire clinging to it's fuel'
Replies: 19
Views: 489

Re: A question about 'the fire clinging to it's fuel'

cappuccino wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:51 pm
manas wrote: Am I understanding the Buddha's analogies correctly here?
vaguely
Could you elaborate, I don't learn much just from that answer :)
by manas
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: A question about 'the fire clinging to it's fuel'
Replies: 19
Views: 489

Re: A question about 'the fire clinging to it's fuel'

SarathW wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:00 am
Generally, that is how I see it too.
:D
Thanks Sarath :)
by manas
Fri May 31, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: A question about 'the fire clinging to it's fuel'
Replies: 19
Views: 489

A question about 'the fire clinging to it's fuel'

Hello all, I have a question, about a simile i heard about. It's regarding craving being like a fire, and that an arahant is 'quenched' because this 'fire' of craving has 'gone out', which is the state of 'nibbana', the flame being 'blown out'. Regarding 'clinging' (feeding, sustenance') the as in t...
by manas
Fri May 31, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Could someone help with finding chanting text of anatta-lakkhana sutta?
Replies: 8
Views: 281

Re: Could someone help with finding chanting text of anatta-lakkhana sutta?

Just so folks know, I had eye surgery, with the eye operated on now functioning well, but the other, still blurry as. Although I can read text easily now, the disparity between the repaired left eye, and the still very blurry right one, can bring on a subtle sensation of dizziness or even a slightly...
by manas
Fri May 31, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Could someone help with finding chanting text of anatta-lakkhana sutta?
Replies: 8
Views: 281

Re: Could someone help with finding chanting text of anatta-lakkhana sutta?

Thanks, I will try out that text with the chanting on youtube.
:anjali:
by manas
Fri May 31, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Could someone help with finding chanting text of anatta-lakkhana sutta?
Replies: 8
Views: 281

Could someone help with finding chanting text of anatta-lakkhana sutta?

Hello all, I have trouble searching for things on the net sometimes, in this instance, I'd appreciate some assistance finding the pali text with the exact wording of the anatta-lakkhana sutta (pancavaggi sutta) in the version used, when it is to be chanted. Asking here will by faster than trying to ...
by manas
Wed May 29, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Preparing to stay at a Monastery, to experience the lifestyle for a while :)
Replies: 38
Views: 1225

Re: Preparing to stay at a Monastery, to experience the lifestyle for a while :)

....expending any more energy on advising me, on something I cannot currently do in good conscience. Oh no, everybody loooves giving advice! That's one of the best things about the internet, we get the opportunity to give random advice from the comfort of our own lounge-chairs. Watch out! Mara is c...
by manas
Sat May 25, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: I heard that the Buddha said not to worship images of himself, if so, where is that recorded?
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: I heard that the Buddha said not to worship images of himself, if so, where is that recorded?

I think the idea that he forbade images of himself is a bit of a myth. It might be in accordance with other teachings, but is not as far as I know in the suttas. Are statues even mentioned in the canon? Was it even part of the culture so as to suggest itself to devotees? That's a fair point. Someth...
by manas
Sat May 25, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: I heard that the Buddha said not to worship images of himself, if so, where is that recorded?
Replies: 6
Views: 194

I heard that the Buddha said not to worship images of himself, if so, where is that recorded?

In my readings of the Pali Nikayas thus far, I've not come across such an injunction. I have, however, heard it from more than one serious practitioner, that the Buddha instructed us to not cast or worship likenesses of himself. I even heard someone say, that a Dhamma wheel or the Bodhi tree were vi...
by manas
Fri May 24, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Sensual desire as a Layman
Replies: 16
Views: 864

Re: Sensual desire as a Layman

Hi easymitch there are some mental states I can simply watch arise and pass away; sexual desire isn't one of them. If I don't wipe a lustful impulse out of existence as soon as it appears, if I allow it to linger in the mind and body, it gets more difficult with each passing second to see my way cle...