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by 2600htz
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did the Buddha make mistakes?
Replies: 32
Views: 4645

Re: Did the Buddha make mistakes?

Hi: An epithet of a Buddha is 'That Blessed One is such since he is arahant and Fully Enlightened, perfect in true knowledge and conduct , sublime, knower of worlds, incomparable teacher of men to be tamed, teacher of gods and humans, enlightened, blessed. Thats something even arahants dont have. A ...
by 2600htz
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: How to be happy about other people's achievements, when you don't have it?
Replies: 16
Views: 490

Re: How to be happy about other people's achievements, when you don't have it?

Hi: What you said is true (it is easier to be happy about other people´s success when you also have it). So the advice would be: Be successful. But that is not all. For example, monks can easily be happy for the material gains of people, even if they dont have any. Why?, because they are not attache...
by 2600htz
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: need deadbody images
Replies: 22
Views: 250

Re: need deadbody images

Hi stereo, I need step by step corpse picture, some sites have cartoon which i dont want... some sites have images that looks morphed.. i want to know if anyone has genuinely replusive images and willing to share if it worked for them .. I recall once having come across buddhist resources with auto...
by 2600htz
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Living remotely isn't for the unenlightened?
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: Living remotely isn't for the unenlightened?

Hi: Well the Buddha as a bodhisattva was not an arahant, he didnt even have jhana for the most part of that time. But he was a forest dweller, as many ascetics did, not even buddhists. The point of the sutta is that you need to have an inclination to renunciation (personality), and you need to be a ...
by 2600htz
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Entering jhana 1.
Replies: 43
Views: 659

Re: Entering jhana 1.

Hi: Not in the mood for a jhana debate, so this is just one opinion on how to attain first jhana: Attaining the first jhana is the letting go of an attachment. In order to do that you need a suitable environment (quietness, freedom of animosity, seclusion, etc.). Secondly, you need sila, to follow t...
by 2600htz
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question about Evidence of Nibanna
Replies: 58
Views: 1010

Re: Question about Evidence of Nibanna

Hi Konchy: Secondly, if infinity does not exist, how did you came to the realization that the number of beings should have reached zero ? following you analogy, it could be the case that half the pond is currently filled, or 1/3, etc. I'm not agreeing with the OP, but can explain the thinking behin...
by 2600htz
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question about Evidence of Nibanna
Replies: 58
Views: 1010

Re: Question about Evidence of Nibanna

Hi all, Need some help with this issue which has been bugging me for months if not years. So far everyone I've asked either don't know or have not given a satisfactory answer. All the suttas I've read on accesstoinsight website don't have an answer either. My question is: Where is the direct eviden...
by 2600htz
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Can't the Buddha actaullay see the beginning of someone's samsara?
Replies: 8
Views: 443

Re: Can't the Buddha actaullay see the beginning of someone's samsara?

Hi: I feel like the Buddha was trying to be a little vague in that answer to avoid more questions, but he probably was saying that samsara has always existed. Even so, i understand some people could take that phrase as "i, the buddha, can´t discern a beginning, but it might be one". For example in o...
by 2600htz
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is right way of thinking? Focusing on 3 things or 1 thing at a time.
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: What is right way of thinking? Focusing on 3 things or 1 thing at a time.

Hi: Those are 3 good goals. Just start where you see an opening or a priority, the rest comes naturally. Example: if someone offered you a job, it might not be right to spend half day in the gym. But after having 3 months of payment, you can invest in a nutricionist, and maybe having the money to ta...
by 2600htz
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: devadatta and brahma?
Replies: 20
Views: 769

Re: devadatta and brahma?

Hi: The things Devadatta did are called "Anantarika-karma" (Shedding the blood of a Buddha, creating a schism in the sangha). "They are called 'anantarika' because they are 'an' (without) 'antara' (interval), in other words the results immediately come to fruition in the next life". This doesnt mean...
by 2600htz
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1254
Views: 193149

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

I got lost there. To my understanding the big bang theory would be consistent with that sutta No. The Big Bang theory says that there was nothing in existence before the Big Bang. See, the Wikipedia article, "[html]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bang[/html]" Also what do you say about the transl...
by 2600htz
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1254
Views: 193149

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Here is a brief introduction to Aggañña Sutta that I promised in the past post. I will get back to the discussion on sakkāya diṭṭhi in the next post. Buddhism and Evolution – Aggañña Sutta (DN 27) Introduction 1. Aggañña Sutta is one of several complex suttā that requires a lengthy explanation. To ...
by 2600htz
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Clinging
Replies: 30
Views: 1101

Re: Clinging

Hi: The easiest way to determine if you are clinging to something is to check for repetitive thoughts . Once you are attached to something, the mind becomes glued to that object, and it starts rambling about the subject. For example, you can eat vegetables every day, but if you are not attached to t...
by 2600htz
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Limits to attainment
Replies: 11
Views: 403

Re: Limits to attainment

Are people limited in the level of attainment they can achieve in this life? Or is every level of attainment possible with right effort? Hi: Yes. This is just like everything else. Not every person can become a professional football player, not every person can become an arahant. Its effort and pot...
by 2600htz
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: LIke a moth to a flame, again; a difficult sutta. Can somone help?
Replies: 12
Views: 488

Re: LIke a moth to a flame, again; a difficult sutta. Can somone help?

Hello Manas: You know many suttas usually end with something like: "And the monks delighted in the blessed one words". This phrase is also used when taint free arahants delight in a dhamma talk. So there is no problem with delighting. What you also find in the suttas is a more accurate quote, someth...