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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: 25
Views: 344

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: 25
Views: 344

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: 25
Views: 344

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: 6
Views: 137

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: 961
Views: 63019

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: 283

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: 428

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...
by 2600htz
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Signs of Liberation
Replies: 35
Views: 428

Re: Signs of Liberation

Let's say a person has no craving, lives an ethical life. ... . He lives a normal, mundane life. But unlike worldly people, he lives a simple life without greed, anger, and lust. I'd say the example is impossible. I know it is just a hypothetical question, but such a person cannot exist. People are...
by 2600htz
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Signs of Liberation
Replies: 35
Views: 428

Re: Signs of Liberation

Hello: To give you an analogy: its like being a caveman, find out how gravity works on your own, build a rocket with tools of the age, and go to the moon. Thats why the Buddha told us the only way to find out how dependent origination and the four noble truths work is hearing it from someone else. T...
by 2600htz
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the Dukkha in Rupavacara and Arupavacara (Brhama and Deva) worlds?
Replies: 10
Views: 134

Re: What is the Dukkha in Rupavacara and Arupavacara (Brhama and Deva) worlds?

Hello:

Yes, they experience dukkha even in brahma or arupa realms. They dont always get what they want, they age, etc.

I dont recall if there is a sutta quote, but i think in rupa-arupa loka realms their nutriment is radiating love and kindness / their corresponding jhanic state.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: At what point the causal link can be broken?
Replies: 43
Views: 546

Re: At what point the causal link can be broken?

Hello: There can be stopping or letting go at any link, but in meditation it depends on what level is the person working at the moment and how fast is recognicing unwholesome states. At the beginning, because mindfulness is weak, most people realice they are having a hindrance once they are already ...
by 2600htz
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What does it mean "hot blood rose out of their mouths"?
Replies: 14
Views: 292

Re: What does it mean "hot blood rose out of their mouths"?

Hello:

Its just the generic phrase used in the suttas to state that they died, having evil intentions*. Like when in the suttas there is always the generic number: 500 lay followers, 500 bhikkus, etc when there is a large crowd. Or repeating the same question in the same way three times.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: About kamma and mental diseases
Replies: 26
Views: 272

Re: About kamma and mental diseases

About your premises: a)What you are stating is about sutta (SN 36.21), and i think its kinda incorrect. You are right that the Buddha said some feelings arise from e.g. weather conditions,bad treatment of the body, etc. and that is not kamma per se. But actually the point is that those feelings are...
by 2600htz
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: About kamma and mental diseases
Replies: 26
Views: 272

Re: About kamma and mental diseases

Hello: Beings are owners of their actions, but: I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying among the Sakyans near Kapilavatthu in Nigrodha's Park. Then Mahanama the Sakyan went to the Blessed One and, on arrival, having bowed down to him, sat to one side. As he was sitting there, ...
by 2600htz
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Samsara Confusion
Replies: 21
Views: 447

Re: Samsara Confusion

Hello: Actually the meaning of Samsara is "wandering on", its not a place where we live, its a process ("the tendency to keep creating worlds and then moving into them.). (You can read Thanissaro Bhikkhu article called "Samsara"). The next part of your question is about -what is suffering and what i...