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by Hanzze
Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Trying to gain more insight...
Replies: 15
Views: 1966

Re: Trying to gain more insight...

Dear TessaHenley, Mana raised good an proper words, I guess. Maybe something in addition that might be useful: Practice for the Householder (from "A Still forest pool") You have often asked about the path of the householder. Household life is both hard and easy hard to do, easy to understand. It is ...
by Hanzze
Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:29 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: something to be learned by heart and master
Replies: 7
Views: 753

Re: something to be learned by heart and master

Anyone have heard about this sutta? Most Buddhist now a day are listening to their Ajahns who have so various opinion about dhamma,don't study much Buddha's words. Thank you leela001, for this wonderful sutta. What do you think, will it help those who don't understand? What do you think can be done...
by Hanzze
Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:12 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Buddhist layman confession and re-taking of precepts
Replies: 23
Views: 3803

Re: Buddhist layman confession and re-taking of precepts

Hanzze Are you talking in an enviroment where the customs of address of one place in the world is appropriate? You do not need to address me in any way other than by name, particularly a way outside the norm of this environment, it is inappropriate. There is what is given, and what you insert. Sorr...
by Hanzze
Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:30 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Are we responsible for the actions of others?
Replies: 26
Views: 4626

Re: Are we responsible for the actions of others?

Take the animal rights activists who try to stop the whale hunters from killing whales. What they are doing is saving lives. This is a virtuous act, but does that make everyone who is not out there saving the whales immoral? I think not. Dear Maarten, have you seen the movie The Cove . This is a ve...
by Hanzze
Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:29 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Your beliefs and or knowlege creates karma
Replies: 29
Views: 3731

Re: Your beliefs and or knowlege creates karma

Maybe there are people who choose evil and are enlightened at the same time. It seems as if knowledge would be out of reach for evil people. I disagree. There are evil doctors out there. And there are very good people who weren't capable of finishing primary school. Dear Erwin, that does not realy ...
by Hanzze
Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:05 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: Ud 4.5 Nāga Sutta — The Bull Elephant
Replies: 35
Views: 7766

Re: Ud 4.5 Nāga Sutta — The Bull Elephant

Just saw this sutta, and it might be useful (a interessting confersation with Mara on this topic): form The Brahma Invitation ... "When this was said, I told Mara the Evil One, 'I know you, Evil One. Don't assume, "He doesn't know me." You are Mara, Evil One. And it's not sympathetic to welfare that...
by Hanzze
Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:18 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Isnt it a Buddhist belief that so called Demons exist?
Replies: 29
Views: 4883

Re: Isnt it a Buddhist belief that so called Demons exist?

No need to believe anything, but a little faith in ahead is somehow secure also in developing right view. Only your own experiance will make an end of doubt at least. So even if I would tell you it would not make sence. Better to relay on what the Buddha taught, that is much more secure. If that is...
by Hanzze
Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Buddhist layman confession and re-taking of precepts
Replies: 23
Views: 3803

Re: Buddhist layman confession and re-taking of precepts

My Young Oncle Cittasanto, please explain me how things are. Impermanemt, unpersonal, unsatisfactory, conditioned or is this an different case? there are places on earth where layman had addopt may things from Buddhas wisdom and tradtion. For expample form of address. Where I am, its usal to put oth...
by Hanzze
Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Compassion Vs real Practice
Replies: 11
Views: 1718

Re: Compassion Vs real Practice

I have this question about compassion. What if you have old parent to look after who is depend on you to do things. Because you want to look him after you cannot ordain or practice a lot of meditation. So I see two things 1) You have compassion and want to look after 2) Because of 1, your spiritual...
by Hanzze
Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: Ud 4.5 Nāga Sutta — The Bull Elephant
Replies: 35
Views: 7766

Re: Ud 4.5 Nāga Sutta — The Bull Elephant

It was one of the first suttas I ever read. I had two thoughts "Wohh... if such things are pubished, it must be that there are many who understand the Buddhas teaching as this is hard to take" and "Wohh... there will be not many who understand this", it need some time for me to come over this two th...
by Hanzze
Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: How do you note impermanence, dissatisfaction, and non-self?
Replies: 14
Views: 2833

Re: How do you note impermanence, dissatisfaction, and non-self?

There is a second pair Mal. On one hand there is the pair of Saddha (faith, let me call it guessing here) and Panna (Wisdom, let me call it experiances here), which like talk needs to be balanced or change constantly (on wich leg one might be actually). Mindfulness is the operator or the judger who ...
by Hanzze
Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Your beliefs and or knowlege creates karma
Replies: 29
Views: 3731

Re: Your beliefs and or knowlege creates karma

If you have freed yourself and weren't a total slave to karma any more wouldn't it be possible to do evil but not suffer the consequences? Thanks Dear Ervin, Technical yes, but why would one like to do it? One who is free from suffering has no desire to do anything. No desire no karma, I guess that...
by Hanzze
Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: In reagard of invitations and taking what is not given
Replies: 5
Views: 2279

Re: In reagard of invitations and taking what is not given

You are right Mike, it is nothing but pretentious to make an suggestion without being invited to do, without being asked for it. My mistake.
by Hanzze
Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:23 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Asking about non parajika expulsion
Replies: 34
Views: 5104

Re: Asking about non parajika expulsion

Don't worry my young uncle Cittasanto, just my thought and my faults, they are not lasting. Maybe I will get a little smarter with time. Thanks for your try. Be carefull.
by Hanzze
Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:17 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: In reagard of invitations and taking what is not given
Replies: 5
Views: 2279

Re: In reagard of invitations and taking what is not given

Mike, just take the text, put personal things aside and try to think about it. I don't talk about people you tust and it's not about staying on topic, and it also has nothing to do with any person her. It's simply an suggestion and vision to get the usuals in direction Dhamma-Vinaya and not the Dham...
by Hanzze
Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: In reagard of invitations and taking what is not given
Replies: 5
Views: 2279

In reagard of invitations and taking what is not given

Dear friends, I like to point out an maybe importand issue in reagard of accumulate good "teachers" in regard of some amount of real knowledge and understanding. Usually even they appear from time to time they are soon on the flight again as far as I had seen on may places. A Bhikkhu or somebody who...
by Hanzze
Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Are we responsible for the actions of others?
Replies: 26
Views: 4626

Re: Are we responsible for the actions of others?

Dear theY, no, that is my bad skill you are doing perfect. Not at all, neither this nor that, but to use food only to maintain the body without taking what is not given, no use to talk about killing or harming that is for everybody logical and also to do not tell others to make it ones use. I just w...
by Hanzze
Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Being spiritual but not religious is a cop-out
Replies: 41
Views: 5149

Re: Being spiritual but not religious is a cop-out

At one point, wouldn't it be better to make a choice? Hi David, why? To be on a set-path, not just picking and choosing the palatable parts and leaving behind the "harder" stuff like precepts, commandments, etc. To master a path, to make progress, rather than getting lost in a thicket of views. Jus...
by Hanzze
Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:08 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Buddhist layman confession and re-taking of precepts
Replies: 23
Views: 3803

Re: Buddhist layman confession and re-taking of precepts

Yes Mike as told before: "They are, they are. No offense, but just not in regard of the topic and not as a prerequisite to develope virtue for further attainmaints. If they are used as a kind of Bhavana, just be careful that they to not develope wrong views" What Dhamma will you like to focus on, it...
by Hanzze
Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Buddhist layman confession and re-taking of precepts
Replies: 23
Views: 3803

Re: Buddhist layman confession and re-taking of precepts

Its also very present for me, I see tousands doing that every Sila-day and continue their ways short after in busniess as usual, even while re-taking then, but they feel lighter in some how when they do it again after that ritual. And you know, its somehow quick done today, we are very mobile. Or d...