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by budo
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why does Sotappana assure no lower life?
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: Why does Sotappana assure no lower life?

Holding wrong views leads to wrong action, wrong action leads to bad karma. Take for example sensual hedonists and nihilists who believe there is no god, nor karma, nor consequences, and so nothing matters. They may not kill humans in fear of social repercussions but if they can commit an offense wi...
by budo
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why did the Buddha meditate ???
Replies: 33
Views: 421

Re: Why did the Buddha meditate ???

The Buddha meditates for compassion to the world, he has said this time and time again. I am not taking issue with this statement but I have not seen a sutta quote which exactly says this. Some of the sutta quotes presented in this thread come close to implying it but none of them that I have seen ...
by budo
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why did the Buddha meditate ???
Replies: 33
Views: 421

Re: Why did the Buddha meditate ???

The Buddha meditates for compassion to the world, he has said this time and time again. A normal paeccaka Buddha would just die, a normal arahant would just die. When the Buddha offers Ananda if he should continue to live, the Buddha asks him like 3-5 times but Ananda is clueless. So Mara comes and ...
by budo
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism Expired, says Gnanananda
Replies: 42
Views: 1922

Re: Buddhism Expired, says Gnanananda

I think this is a non issue. All that matters is stream entry is attainable. A good thought exercise to do: Suppose you were to die and be reborn as a human on a different planet Earth, or as a being in the higher realms. There is no more English, and no more Pali, no more Sanskrit. How would you fi...
by budo
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Death is around the corner
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Death is around the corner

I've been reading about King Ashoka's favourite suttas, and I have to say these suttas really show how fleeting and fickle life and enlightenment can be. ___________ Future Dangers: I Monks, these five future dangers are just enough, when considered, for a monk living in the wilderness — heedful, ar...
by budo
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: "I" am a time traveller...
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: "I" am a time traveller...

Was suffering, clinging, and craving reduced? If not, it's irrelevant. The mind is good at producing hallucinations.
by budo
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Parents
Replies: 11
Views: 361

Re: Parents

Forgiveness is to recognize self-improvement in others. To ask for forgiveness is to be shameful, and to be shameful is to recognize your own self-improvement.
by budo
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: What attributes made monks' robes "unconventional" during the time of the Buddha ???
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: What attributes made monks' robes "unconventional" during the time of the Buddha ???

That's Ajahn Chandako, he's intense, works so hard, so much energy. As far as I remember the robes had to be worn wound around the body in a certain pattern, and they were all the yellow-brown colour and mostly rags. Historians say there's no reliable record of how the original bhikkhus wore their ...
by budo
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahant and Action
Replies: 27
Views: 334

Re: Arahant and Action

Putajjana pain = displeasure + suffering Arahant pain = displeasure Displeasure is not necessarily dukkha. If I get a needle shot I will feel pain, but I won't suffer. If I go to the gym and rip muscles, I will feel pain, but I will perceive it as pleasurable. There are people who feel relief by cut...
by budo
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahant and Action
Replies: 27
Views: 334

Re: Arahant and Action

I get asked this a lot and I’ve never really found a satisfactory answer to give, but I thought I’d try it again. Why is it an Arahant continues on eating, sleeping, walking and teaching others if they are free from the world? Only the ones that choose to live do. There are arahants that die upon a...
by budo
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Infinite Time or Inconstruable Beginning
Replies: 27
Views: 232

Re: Infinite Time or Inconstruable Beginning

Theravada School is a school, not a Sutta. School is a tradition of philosophical treatises, scholasticism, the Pali Abhidhamma. Good to know. I follow dhamma-vinaya, not Theravada School. What is the criterion for the correct understanding of Dhamma, if there is no tradition? "Then there is the ca...
by budo
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Infinite Time or Inconstruable Beginning
Replies: 27
Views: 232

Re: Infinite Time or Inconstruable Beginning

In the Pali Abhidhamma satta is really no more than the World Soul. Satta and the World Soul are equally non-existent. What does this have to do with my question. I don't follow the Abhidahmma so I don't know what it says. In the suttas, nama-rupa arise together, therefore the world cannot exist wi...
by budo
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Infinite Time or Inconstruable Beginning
Replies: 27
Views: 232

Re: Infinite Time or Inconstruable Beginning

In the Pali Abhidhamma satta is really no more than the World Soul. Satta and the World Soul are equally non-existent. What does this have to do with my question. I don't follow the Abhidahmma so I don't know what it says. In the suttas, nama-rupa arise together, therefore the world cannot exist wi...
by budo
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Infinite Time or Inconstruable Beginning
Replies: 27
Views: 232

Re: Infinite Time or Inconstruable Beginning

It doesn't mean there isn't a beginning Are you ready to admit that conditioned dhammas can arise without kammic reasons? What is a kammic reason? Karma pertains to people. A Buddha is a person who expounds the dhamma. Are you saying "conditioned dhamma" can arise without a person to expound it? If...