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by 2600htz
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Buddhism needs marketing ?
Replies: 33
Views: 265

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: 187
Views: 2156

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: 1650

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: 1460

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: 523

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...
by 2600htz
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If a non-Dhammic person taught the Dhamma, would you learn from him?
Replies: 39
Views: 529

Re: If a non-Dhammic person taught the Dhamma, would you learn from him?

Hello: It depends on the topic being discussed and the particular level of the audience. For some topics having a person with good intellectual knowledge its enough, for some topics you need actual experience, for some topics you need someone virtuous and for some topics you need someone with attain...
by 2600htz
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How do I deal with samvega while being a householder?
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: How do I deal with samvega while being a householder?

Hello: Honestly thats a hindrance just like any other, so you deal with it in the same way. Also, you can progress pretty fast being a householder if you follow what the buddha taught, its immediately effective, you don´t need 20 years and becoming a monk to start thinking about the path to nibbana....
by 2600htz
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there a way to negate the effects of unripened, negative kamma?
Replies: 10
Views: 208

Re: Is there a way to negate the effects of unripened, negative kamma?

Hello: Kamma=Action Kamma-Phala=Fruit of Action I think at least you can say that you can change the way kamma rippens (rippens is the word?) "Bear it, brahmana, bear it, brahmana! You have experienced here and now the ripening of kamma whose ripening you might have experienced in hell over many a y...
by 2600htz
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The meaning of " whenever there is an opening " ?
Replies: 13
Views: 286

Re: The meaning of " whenever there is an opening " ?

Hello:

I don´t know, but maybe we can agree that the sutta is talking about a disciple who happens to have a break through in his training.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: the 6R for Right Effort?
Replies: 4
Views: 368

Re: the 6R for Right Effort?

Hello Patrice: Question 1: While releasing a distraction your attention is on the very same act of releasing, for that brief moment that is your "sign". Question 2: In buddhism right effort is made of 2 things. Letting go of an unwholesome state, and bringing up a wholesome state. Relax is part of l...
by 2600htz
Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: talented people and non self
Replies: 33
Views: 598

Re: talented people and non self

Hello:

Its really simple, do you wield power over that talent? (may my talent be this way or that way).
The answer is no. If you don´t have any domain over that subject, how can you state that talent is your self.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Can we become Buddhas?
Replies: 20
Views: 820

Re: Can we become Buddha's?

Hello: It is not possible for an arahant to be reborn and become a buddha, once you attain arahanship that will be your last birth, there is no more becoming. A bodhisattva is a being that makes a determination to become a future buddha, actually some people say that in order to do it they have to m...
by 2600htz
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Self in Animanls and Humans
Replies: 27
Views: 492

Re: Self in Animanls and Humans

Hello: We all are living beings: animals have a sense of self, they cling to the aggregates in the same way as humans, and because they cling to the aggregates they have personality, its just that their mind process its somewhat inferior to ours. Modern science trying to explain this is a joke. Self...
by 2600htz
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kamma determined birth ?
Replies: 44
Views: 736

Re: Kamma determined birth ?

Hello: Why make it so complicated haha. -Yes, kamma determines rebirth. -Yes, being reborn a human is a mere coincidence but its subject to causality. -Its not that males are superior to women, but certain roles fit better a manly figure, just like certain roles fit better a female figure. Buddhas n...
by 2600htz
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it possible to learn true dhamma without Pali ?
Replies: 42
Views: 495

Re: Is it possible to learn true dhamma without Pali ?

Hello:

Of course you can, pali its just good for debating :jumping:

Regards.
by 2600htz
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If you could ask the Buddha one question
Replies: 47
Views: 1073

Re: If you could ask the Buddha one question

Does Dependent Origination operate over three lifetimes? DO will operate as long as one exists in Kama loka or sensual worlds. If I remember correct , there are eleven sensual worlds ( realms),out of the total of 31 realms. Hello: Are you saying that DO will not operate in the fine-material, inmate...
by 2600htz
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is reconciliation a theme in the suttas?
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Re: Is reconciliation a theme in the suttas?

Today I was reading a paper by Gil Fronsdal titled, “Notes on a Theravada Approach to Spiritual Care to the Dying and the Dead.” Fronsdal states the importance of achieving reconciliation in “any relationships with conflict or unfinished business.” Is reconciliation in fact a theme in the suttas — ...
by 2600htz
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth and population increase.
Replies: 15
Views: 361

Re: Rebirth and population increase.

Hello Miguel: -The Buddha explained that there are many planes of existence, and one of them is the human realm. But this fact doesn´t mean that to be reborn "a human being" you have to be born in this very same earth, there could be 100.000 planets where "human beings" are living in the cosmos. -Th...
by 2600htz
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Self-hypnosis
Replies: 11
Views: 207

Re: Self-hypnosis

Hello:

Quite the opposite, the term hypnosis means "put to sleep", while the Buddha teaches "awakening".

Regards.
by 2600htz
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Loved this ❤️
Replies: 21
Views: 749

Re: Loved this ❤️

Hello: It was a good video for a history lesson, but the thing with buddhism is that its too subtle, any slightly wrong use of words just makes the teachings unappealing (like when explaining the 4 noble truths using the sentence "life is suffering", the Buddha didn´t say that). Also when they say M...