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by 2600htz
Mon May 21, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How would hells come to exist?
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: How would hells come to exist?

Hello: Its just like in this planet, some places that you could call hells are created by living beings, and some places that you could call hells are created by nature. In the suttas some hell realms are basically places with extreme weather conditions (like de Padma hell), while others have been m...
by 2600htz
Thu May 17, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If mind = brain
Replies: 136
Views: 1610

Re: If mind = brain

Hello:

I think mind can be tied to a body and physical matter, and in that case it would be hard to say brain does not condition mind,but there are also formless beings, possesing no form or brain.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Sun May 13, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Tevijja belongs to Buddhism only ?
Replies: 14
Views: 244

Re: Does Tevijja belongs to Buddhism only ?

Hello: About the answer "Does Tevijja belongs to Buddhism only ?" i would answer that last one () is obviously exclusively buddhist, the first two () where according to suttas wielded by some beings, like in - MN 49 Brahma-nimantanika Sutta: The Brahma Invitation, unless im missing something. "'As f...
by 2600htz
Fri May 11, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If you become a Sotapanna will you know that?
Replies: 45
Views: 780

Re: If you become a Sotapanna will you know that?

SarathW wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 10:42 pm
deep insight into reality of dependent arising (paṭiccasamuppāda).
Good point.
But should we have a deep insight into dependent origination to attain Sotapanna?
MN-28
"Whoever sees dependent co-arising sees the Dhamma; whoever sees the Dhamma sees dependent co-arising."
Regards.
by 2600htz
Fri May 11, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If you become a Sotapanna will you know that?
Replies: 45
Views: 780

Re: If you become a Sotapanna will you know that?

Hello: I think that by "Bhava Sankhara", he is saying that he still has the fetter of "identity view" (sakkāya-diṭṭhi). So he must be someone with the idea that in order to remove that fetter it is not enough intellectual knowledge or being virtuous, but deep insight into reality of dependent arisin...
by 2600htz
Fri May 11, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Meditating When Going to Sleep
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Re: Meditating When Going to Sleep

Hello:

Its paradoxical that the Buddha awoke during the night :).


Regards.
by 2600htz
Sat May 05, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Dealing with break ups
Replies: 12
Views: 485

Re: Dealing with break ups

Hello: Hahaha lol gotta love buddhists talking about relationships :jumping: . Right effort, you should replace that relationship with something else (another relationship, some spiritual quest, or whatever wholesome you decide to apply). "There is the case where evil, unskillful thoughts — imbued w...
by 2600htz
Sat May 05, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Greed is an antidote to poverty .
Replies: 146
Views: 1806

Re: Greed is an antidote to poverty .

Hello: This quote is somehow relevant "Headman, recollecting back over 91 aeons, I do not know any family to have been brought to downfall through the giving of cooked alms. On the contrary: Whatever families are rich, with much wealth, with many possessions, with a great deal of money, a great many...
by 2600htz
Sat May 05, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Re-birth is like having your own baby (child)
Replies: 10
Views: 402

Re: Re-birth is like having your own baby (child)

Hello:

I think that analogy its right in the sense that it was anatta perspective, you personally are not being reborn.
But on the other side, the same analogy feels like its taking away responsibility for your own actions, and the Buddha taught quite the opposite.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Wed May 02, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: can you be atheist and theravada buddhist?
Replies: 95
Views: 1369

Re: can you be atheist and theravada buddhist?

Hello: Your question is about "faith and buddhism". As you see, the Buddha didn´t praise blind absolute faith (only this is true). The concept of faith in buddhism its more like a "conviction" in order to "give ear" (like the one you see in the elephant footprint discourse), where a person after thi...
by 2600htz
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: When an arahant has extreme pain is there a cure other than death?
Replies: 27
Views: 404

Re: When an arahant has extreme pain is there a cure other than death?

Hello: When an arahant has extreme painful feelings: -Goes to the doctor (like the Buddha who Jivaka attended after having his foot pierced by a splinter) -Uses medicine (like the lotus flowers Mogallana provided to Sariputta for medicinal purposes when he was sick) -Goes to the cessation of percept...
by 2600htz
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why called Liberation by the beautiful ?
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: Why called Liberation by the beautiful ?

Hello: I think thats the name for the fourth jhana when doing love and kindness (the brahma-viharas) The "beautiful" (subha) is a state of concentration that plays a role equivalent to that of the fourth jhana in leading to the formless jhanas. See MN 137 and SN 14.11 (also in The Wings to Awakening...
by 2600htz
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: duality and non-duality in theravada
Replies: 12
Views: 395

Re: duality and non-duality in theravada

Hello Dudette: The thing is that non-duality is not a buddhist concept, its part of hinduism (vedanta). And since the idea of Atman (or true self) is rejected by every school of buddism, because its "personality view". Talking about the non-duality "of the atman with the Brahman" doesn´t stand a cha...
by 2600htz
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: duality and non-duality in theravada
Replies: 12
Views: 395

Re: duality and non-duality in theravada

Hello:

But what do you mean by duality and non-duality?

Regards.
by 2600htz
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is this missing ingredient between Jhanas and Nibbana?
Replies: 22
Views: 433

Re: What is this missing ingredient between Jhanas and Nibbana?

Hello: 1) The Buddha did say that jhanas are the way to nibbana "I tell you, the ending of the mental fermentations depends on the first jhana... the second jhana... the third... the fourth... the dimension of the infinitude of space... the dimension of the infinitude of consciousness... the dimensi...
by 2600htz
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Buddhism needs marketing ?
Replies: 48
Views: 634

Re: Does Buddhism needs marketing ?

Hello: I think propagation of Buddhism was successful, like 10% of the world´s population is a buddhist. What i think its missing is a)quality of the teachings being delivered (so it doesn´t become cultural buddhism in countries where its already big) and b) emancipation, distribution, countries lik...
by 2600htz
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 346
Views: 6547

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

Hello: It depends on the individual. The Buddha first started thinking about dependent origination in a conceptual way, and how it operated over one lifetime. Then close to his awakening he developed the 3 knowledges (tevijja) and was able see DO operate over many many lifetimes (seeing his past lif...
by 2600htz
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is the idea that Nibbāna is seen at each of 4 stages of awakening canonical?
Replies: 40
Views: 1893

Re: Is the idea that Nibbāna is seen at each of 4 stages of awakening canonical?

Hello: Maybe this is enough, from the Mahavagga — Mv I.23.5: [Immediately after attaining the stream] Sariputta the wanderer went to Moggallana the wanderer. Moggallana the wanderer saw him coming from afar and, on seeing him, said, "Your faculties are bright, my friend; your complexion pure & clear...
by 2600htz
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mind lives on after death?
Replies: 40
Views: 1613

Re: Mind lives on after death?

Hello:
"And what, bhikkhus, is mind?

"Feeling, perception, volition, contact and attention: this is called mind.
Regards.
by 2600htz
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: mudra/mudda
Replies: 9
Views: 603

Re: mudra/mudda

Hello: Mudras in buddha statues usually are a symbol for the 4 noble truths (depending on what finger is it touching). Someone experiencing the noble truth of the cessation of suffering might have a tendency to touch with his thumb the third finger, but its not like its some kind of practice or some...