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by 2600htz
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sexual Energy
Replies: 14
Views: 235

Re: Sexual Energy

Hello:

Its all related.
Morality is for freedom from remorse, and freedom from remorse is to have joy arising.
With joy arising, you have energy.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What (kamma) causes a person to be Pandaka?
Replies: 14
Views: 249

Re: What (kamma) causes a person to be Pandaka?

Hello: I would say lust for male forms comes from "gazing often the features of a man". While lust for female forms comes from "gazing often the features of a woman". In the case of a gay man, ummm, its a difficult question. If being gay is not negative kamma, maybe its a being that while having lus...
by 2600htz
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why did the Buddha need to recall his early childhood jhana, when he had far more recent and advanced jhana practice?
Replies: 33
Views: 515

Re: Why did the Buddha need to recall his early childhood jhana, when he had far more recent and advanced jhana practice

Hello: I give you an analogy to explain my position: There is a coarse way to do good, and a clean way to do good. The coarse way to do good is giving something to someone because you want to win the support of that person. The clean way to do good is giving something to someone just as an act of pu...
by 2600htz
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nirvana and Conditioned Phenomena
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: Nirvana and Conditioned Phenomena

Hello:

No, Nibbana is no conditioned phenomena.
The path to nibbana, the noble eightfold path, it is conditioned.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are we basically waiting for death?
Replies: 21
Views: 343

Re: Are we basically waiting for death?

Friends :smile: I do not mean to sound morbid, but as Buddhists we believe that liberation from the cycle of birth and death (or nirvana, simply) is the ultimate goal. So basically, this would mean that we are prisoners in this world awaiting freedom (which only comes with the death of the body). A...
by 2600htz
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you have faith in celibacy?
Replies: 21
Views: 431

Re: Do you have faith in celibacy?

Hello; There are some that dont practice celibacy because they follow a gradual training, having in mind first being consummated with the 5 precepts. Making that kind of vow takes a lot of energy and determination, if the person doesnt have those qualities he/she would just break, causing more stres...
by 2600htz
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rareness of human birth
Replies: 35
Views: 692

Re: Rareness of human birth

Hello, Sorry if this question has already been asked, but the Great Rebirth Debate thread is now so huge that it's not humanly possible to search through it... I read on the one hand that human rebirth is extremely rare. On the other hand I read that if one is rich/poor/handsome/ugly (etc.) in this...
by 2600htz
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wisdom vs will
Replies: 13
Views: 250

Re: Wisdom vs will

Hello:

I think its pretty acknowledged. Its called right effort.
Liberation its not more about power of will than wisdom, they go together, just like with any other discipline in the world.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sutta source that the Buddha does not have a path?
Replies: 26
Views: 535

Re: Sutta source that the Buddha does not have a path?

Hello: The term Bodhisattva is all over the suttas. The Bodhisattva vow is a later addition. But the theravada version of the Bodhisattva vow is very different that the one you find in Mahayana. -Being male at the moment of taking the vow -Having the potential to become an arahant at the moment of ...
by 2600htz
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sutta source that the Buddha does not have a path?
Replies: 26
Views: 535

Re: Sutta source that the Buddha does not have a path?

Hello: I don´t think there is a sutta quote, its just the obvious statement to say: "He didn´t have path or fruition of any of the 4 stages of awakening". The popular belief is that in his existence as Sumedha he had the potential to become an arahant in that very same lifetime, but instead he took...
by 2600htz
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sutta source that the Buddha does not have a path?
Replies: 26
Views: 535

Re: Sutta source that the Buddha does not have a path?

Hello: I don´t think there is a sutta quote, its just the obvious statement to say: "He didn´t have path or fruition of any of the 4 stages of awakening". The popular belief is that in his existence as Sumedha he had the potential to become an arahant in that very same lifetime, but instead he took ...
by 2600htz
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: If everything ceases, is Buddhism the way to bring the ultimate cessation of the cycle of rebirth? What's after?
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: If everything ceases, is Buddhism the way to bring the ultimate cessation of the cycle of rebirth? What's after?

Hello: Whats after is unconditioned, you can´t use language to describe it. "What lies on the other side of Unbinding?" "You've gone too far, friend Visakha. You can't keep holding on up to the limit of questions. For the holy life gains a footing in Unbinding, culminates in Unbinding, has Unbinding...
by 2600htz
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1008
Views: 68317

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Hello Lal:

What do you mean by "defiled consciousness" (sorry if you explained your point, but couldn´t find it).
If consciousness cognizes, it cognizes sweet, bitter, forms, etc. A defiled consciousness would be cognizing the sweet as unpleasant, the bitter as troublesome?.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can 2nd noble truth be realised without comprehending 1st noble truth?
Replies: 15
Views: 361

Re: Can 2nd noble truth be realised without comprehending 1st noble truth?

Hello:

No, it cant be realised.
Without realising "i have a blemish" (first noble truth), it cant be discerned "i have a blemish because of this" (second noble truth).

Regards.
by 2600htz
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Signs of Liberation
Replies: 35
Views: 574

Re: Signs of Liberation

None of what you wrote negates what I wrote: 1) The Buddha built upon his teachers who only maxed the ceiling of 7th and 8th jhana, just like Einstein built upon his teachers. There's still only one Einstein that was able to reproduce the theory of relativity to the extent his teachers couldn't, an...