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by 2600htz
Thu May 16, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Semen retentive sex and Buddhist practice
Replies: 56
Views: 880

Re: Semen retentive sex and Buddhist practice

Hello: Personally i think the practice of being semen retentive while having sex is foolish :tongue: . Its like being addicted to gambling, and commiting to the practice of visiting casinos, but without playing. Its a waste of effort and energy. I don´t say there is absolutely nothing to learn, but ...
by 2600htz
Tue May 14, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism the final hurdle?
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: Is Buddhism the final hurdle?

:namaste: We crave worldly things (money, fame, power, etc.). This craving causes stress. We abandon these cravings. Buddhism also says craving must be avoided. So we feel we're on the right track. But then new cravings arise - for jhana, nirvana, peace, joy, you name it. These cravings, although s...
by 2600htz
Tue May 14, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is Path and Fruition?
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: What is Path and Fruition?

Hello: Personally, i dont think the Abhidhamma version has much sense. If the timegap between path and fruition is that small, then the Buddha wouldn´t have talked about the 8 pairs of disciples. If you want to hear other version this is one: The experience of path knowledge is when a person, out of...
by 2600htz
Fri May 10, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependent origination=Nirvana?
Replies: 30
Views: 450

Re: Dependent origination=Nirvana?

:namaste: There is no existence or non-existence. There is only dependent arising. There is no absolute reality outside of this, or beyond this. It's also said samsara=nirvana. As long as we see things as 'existing' or 'non existing', it is samsara. If we see them as dependently arising, it is nirv...
by 2600htz
Sun May 05, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is pleasure an addition or a subtraction?
Replies: 10
Views: 165

Re: Is pleasure an addition or a subtraction?

Hello, I think I read somewhere that the Buddha was quoted saying that ultimate bliss is the lack of any perception, or something along those lines. This led me to wonder about experiences of pleasure in daily life. When I look at a beautiful landscape and derive a sense of pleasure from it, does m...
by 2600htz
Wed May 01, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: At which link or stage does the self view , conceit and ignorance ends
Replies: 29
Views: 340

Re: At which link or stage does the self view , conceit and ignorance ends

Dear members , If one follows dependent origination , at which link do you think should the self view , conceit and ignorance get eliminated ? What were the sequence accordingly , eliminating greed first or self view first , conceit first or ignorance first ? At which link conceit being abandoned ?...
by 2600htz
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Abortion poll
Replies: 64
Views: 3940

Re: Abortion poll

Hello: Science, because its hard to tell when consciousness starts,decided to establish "feeling pain" as the moral limit of abortion. But, current science doesn´t even know if insects feel pain or not !!, so i dont take seriously any discussion in terms of science regarding this issue. Dhamma goes ...
by 2600htz
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How did Aṅgulimāla clear the vast amounts of dark karma he incurred by murdering hundreds of innocents, in a few years?
Replies: 44
Views: 923

Re: How did Aṅgulimāla clear the vast amounts of dark karma he incurred by murdering hundreds of innocents, in a few yea

Hello: Angulimala had a lot of potential: he came from a good family, was physically very strong, was the top student at a top university, and prior to his murders he was very pleasant and with many good qualities in his personality. So he was a strong seed, but grew badly. Most of the kamma made by...
by 2600htz
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you have body pain in First Jhana?
Replies: 13
Views: 340

Re: Do you have body pain in First Jhana?

Hello: You can have body pain in the first jhana, but its not going to really shake your mind. If you couldn´t have body pain in the first jhana, the buddha while having back pain wouldn´t need to abide in the signless concentration of mind, he could just abide in the first jhana. "Now I am frail, A...
by 2600htz
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why did the Buddha meditate ???
Replies: 33
Views: 652

Re: Why did the Buddha meditate ???

Hello: I think thats a misunderstanding of what the buddha meant by "mental defilements", and what it means to destroy the taints. The Buddha was an arahant, his taints where destroyed, he had a mind rid of barriers...no more greed,hate or delusion, no more restlessness arising ever again in his min...
by 2600htz
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Dhamma and Science
Replies: 43
Views: 822

Re: The Dhamma and Science

How do we approach Suttas which go against current scientific knowledge? For example, modern science tells us that a Big Crunch and a cyclic universe is impossible due to the increasing rate of expansion of the universe. The only two options are the Big Rip or the Big Freeze. This contradicts the s...
by 2600htz
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Liking and disliking people
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: Liking and disliking people

Hello:

Emm no, you can like some people more than others.
But you should avoid cravings: lust or aversion towards friends/enemies.
The friend[56] has passed away,
The Master, too, has gone.
There is no friendship now that equals this:
The mindfulness directed bodywards.
Regards.
by 2600htz
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How do you interpret this Sutta?
Replies: 28
Views: 496

Re: How do you interpret this Sutta?

Isn't he then lying, since that isn't how the world works? If it were a simile doesn't he usually state so? The fact of the matter is that when humans screw up the environment, there'll be a lot more droughts in certain areas, more tornadoes and storms in others, etc. but is it also due to the wrat...
by 2600htz
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ambivalence
Replies: 40
Views: 823

Re: Ambivalence

Hello Lostitude: Imagine you take some savings, buy a gift, go to an hospital, and give the present to some terminal cancer pacient. You probably (like most people), would feel a lot of happiness, excitement and fun. Why?, because you know you did something good and the receiver became happy. Yes, y...
by 2600htz
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ambivalence
Replies: 40
Views: 823

Re: Ambivalence

Hello, How does buddhism deal with ambivalence? For example, having accepted that life has nothing to offer in terms of pure happiness, than even times of pleasure in this world are tainted with suffering - yet caving in to all sorts of desires and pleasures in daily life. Or, knowing that meditato...