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by Wizard in the Forest
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: THE DISCOURSE ON THE ROOT OF EXISTENCE The Muliapariyaya Sutta and its Commentaries
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: THE DISCOURSE ON THE ROOT OF EXISTENCE The Muliapariyaya Sutta and its Commentaries

I think this Sutta is pretty interesting as it talks about how we objectify things and then imagine our relationship with them. Anything, including Nibbāna can be falsely imagined into existence and personalized so that the experience feels real, but the real thing is not actually experienced. It is...
by Wizard in the Forest
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Vipassana vs Samadhi? Confusion regarding difference
Replies: 9
Views: 217

Re: Vipassana vs Samadhi? Confusion regarding difference

Vipassanā is a floodlight and samādhi is a laser
by Wizard in the Forest
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Theravadin Cultural Practices
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Theravadin Cultural Practices

What are some unique cultural practices in Theravadin Countries you know about that the average layman might not be familiar with? I can think of a few things I know about for example of Phra Mae Thorani is the witness to the Buddha's rout of Mara's army, and that the Four Heavenly Kings are guardia...
by Wizard in the Forest
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: The fetters to Stream Entry
Replies: 2
Views: 140

The fetters to Stream Entry

So far I'm able to identify what the fetters to Stream Entry are: Sīlabbata-parāmāsa and Sīlabbata-upādāna How does one define it, what are some examples? What are the kinds of things that qualify as pointless rites and rituals so that I can be cautious to know what are pointless and how does one re...
by Wizard in the Forest
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Non-sapmajañña varieties of sati
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: Non-sapmajañña varieties of sati

There's a decent amount if one interprets miccha sati to be attention to wrong things. Think of a thief preparing for a great heist. They have plenty of their awareness to attention to all things around them, for all the wrong reasons, as it's all in the pursuit of a wrong goal. So yeah, technically...
by Wizard in the Forest
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Layman's Handbook of Dhamma
Replies: 8
Views: 398

Re: Layman's Handbook of Dhamma

This is exactly what I was looking for, thanks everyone!
by Wizard in the Forest
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Sallekha Sutta:Personal Goals
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: Sallekha Sutta:Personal Goals

Thank you so much Bhante!
by Wizard in the Forest
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Gender Equality Poll
Replies: 55
Views: 4125

Re: Gender Equality Poll

Both men and woman are in the fourfold assembly of the Ariya Mahasangha.
by Wizard in the Forest
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Sallekha Sutta:Personal Goals
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Sallekha Sutta:Personal Goals

The Sallekha Sutta is one of my favorite suttas in the Majjhima Nikaya as the refrains "others will be x we will be y" are wholesome and motivational goals. I was hoping maybe someone can help me grammatically change them from first person plural as a Self Motivator for me before I begin meditation....
by Wizard in the Forest
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Layman's Handbook of Dhamma
Replies: 8
Views: 398

Layman's Handbook of Dhamma

I once remembered there was a book that detailed a lot of the Buddha's teachings for a layman which was not like the Patimokkha but it was also very instructive about the Buddha's positions on the morals and good character required of people in lay life. I know of the Sigalovada sutta but that is on...
by Wizard in the Forest
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Types of Kamma
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Re: Types of Kamma

I remember a Venerable saying If one urges another to kill, condones killing, or speaks in praise of it, and if someone else kills that person due to one’s speech, then one is guilty of killing, just as if one had done it with one’s own hand. The actions are Doing the killing oneself. Prompting or t...
by Wizard in the Forest
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Types of Kamma
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Types of Kamma

I recall hearing about the impact of kamma in some text but I have forgotten the kinds of kamma in referral to both the pali terms for them but also the kinds of kamma and I'm hoping for a refresher. This is not asking about the niyamas (because I remember those), but about the measure of kammic imp...