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by budo
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Don't care about this world
Replies: 11
Views: 181

Re: Don't care about this world

I found this sutta in AN 2.30 30 (10) “Bhikkhus, seeing two advantages, I resort to remote lodgings in forests and jungle groves.247 What two? For myself I see a pleasant dwelling in this very life [61] and I have compassion for later generations.248 Seeing these two advantages, I resort to remote l...
by budo
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1016
Views: 68467

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Trekmentor wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:38 am
News time!

I've got the welcome page done:

http://impuredhamma.ext.trekmentor.com/

I think the next step should be to write a page about 'san'.
Good work!
by budo
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Don't care about this world
Replies: 11
Views: 181

Re: Don't care about this world

The purpose of dhamma is to escape samsara. The world is made by your thoughts and perception. Even someone living the best possible mundane lifestyle in this world is still suffering due to impermenenece. Engaged Buddhism and Pragmatic Buddhism is trying to fix the trap, which cannot be fixed, ins...
by budo
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Don't care about this world
Replies: 11
Views: 181

Re: Don't care about this world

The purpose of dhamma is to escape samsara. The world is made by your thoughts and perception. Even someone living the best possible mundane lifestyle in this world is still suffering due to impermanence. Engaged Buddhism and Pragmatic Buddhism is trying to fix the trap, which cannot be fixed, inste...
by budo
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Elders did not create paradoxes
Replies: 10
Views: 209

Re: The Elders did not create paradoxes

Yes, when one sees a contradiction it's usually because there is a gap in their knowledge that needs to be discovered and filled appropriately. Personally I do not see any contradiction in the 4 Nikayas, and that they stand on their own and completed without any form of commentary required. If you t...
by budo
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: name that fallacy
Replies: 11
Views: 265

Re: name that fallacy

frank k wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:06 pm
What do you call someone who likes to use fallacies?
Deluded

Cognitive distorted
by budo
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: name that fallacy
Replies: 11
Views: 265

Re: name that fallacy

False Equivalence Fallacy?

E.g. "They're both living animals that metabolize chemical energy. There's no difference between a pet cat and a pet snail."
by budo
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Is meditation redundant?
Replies: 11
Views: 180

Re: Is meditation redundant?

There is theory and there is application. Dhamma and meditation. By suppressing the 5 hinderances you are suppressing the 3 poisons which is giving you the window of opportunity to chip away at ignorance.
by budo
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Happiness does NOT exist
Replies: 16
Views: 316

Re: Happiness does NOT exist

The Buddha's level of pleasure and happiness vs a king's level of pleasure and happiness "'But, friend Gotama, it's not the case that pleasure is to be attained through pleasure. Pleasure is to be attained through pain. For if pleasure were to be attained through pleasure, then King Seniya Bimbisara...
by budo
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Happiness does NOT exist
Replies: 16
Views: 316

Re: Happiness does NOT exist

Happiness derived from sublime pleasures is the least fleeting and most stable happiness, although it is also conditioned and subject to impermenence. Only nibbana is considered permenent and highest pleasure. "If someone were to say: 'This is the highest pleasure that can be experienced,' I would n...
by budo
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: “Empty of self” includes “empty of intrinsic nature” (Sabhāva).
Replies: 33
Views: 410

Re: “Empty of self” includes “empty of intrinsic nature” (Sabhāva).

It still does not explicitly say he died a worldling and more investigation is needed. That Bāhiya in the time of Kassapa Buddha “died as a worldling” ( puthujjanakālakiriyaṃ katvā ) is explicitly stated in the commentary to the Bāhiya Sutta in the Udāna Atthakathā, Ud-a 82. In this passage Bāhiya’...
by budo
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: “Empty of self” includes “empty of intrinsic nature” (Sabhāva).
Replies: 33
Views: 410

Re: "Empty of self" includes "empty of intrinsic nature" (Sabhāva).

Dear Bhante, it seems you have edited and erased my post, instead of quoting it. That is unfortunate. It makes it appear like I wrote the post, but it is your writing. I'm very sorry about that. I seem to have pressed the wrong button - edit instead of reply. If you have a copy of the original plea...
by budo
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: “Empty of self” includes “empty of intrinsic nature” (Sabhāva).
Replies: 33
Views: 410

Re: “Empty of self” includes “empty of intrinsic nature” (Sabhāva).

The keyword is "Specific Attainment", which I take to mean Arahantship. In commentarial Pali the expression visesaṃ nibbattetuṃ asakkontā ("incapable of giving rise to any distinction") refers to the inability to attain the jhānas (in contexts concerned with samatha-bhāvanā), the inability to attai...
by budo
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: “Empty of self” includes “empty of intrinsic nature” (Sabhāva).
Replies: 33
Views: 410

Re: "Empty of self" includes "empty of intrinsic nature" (Sabhāva).

There are other suttas and commentaries about him describing his past life under two Buddhas, before he met Gotama Buddha. And all sources agree that he died a worldling, not a once-returner. See, for example, the Dhammapada Commentary (the source of the "kicking away the ladder" episode that you m...
by budo
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: “Empty of self” includes “empty of intrinsic nature” (Sabhāva).
Replies: 33
Views: 410

Re: "Empty of self" includes "empty of intrinsic nature" (Sabhāva).

Bundokji wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:12 pm
budo wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:08 pm
Please stop committing logical fallacies.
I fail to see where i made any logical fallacies (except you asserting it). Thanks anyway.
Maybe someone else can explain it to you