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by khlawng
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why telling lie is so bad?
Replies: 43
Views: 710

Re: Why telling lie is so bad?

when living the lay life,
upholding the fourth must be coupled with;
wisdom, compassion and empathy.
by khlawng
Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is "mind"?
Replies: 41
Views: 1753

Re: What is "mind"?

... The original question is "what is mind" and that is obviously an interesting question to someone investigating meditation. ... interesting, but is it necessary while on the path? it is like having been gifted a car to drive yourself to freedom, while stuck in the most dangerous city where every...
by khlawng
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is "mind"?
Replies: 41
Views: 1753

Re: What is "mind"?

... Taught in this way demolishes the idea that the "mind" is self. Like self the "mind" is unpinnable. and how should one be taught? through theorising? conceptualizing? pondering? thinking? chasing another's experience? and if all that is needed to do is to go around saying, "there is no mind, th...
by khlawng
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is "mind"?
Replies: 41
Views: 1753

Re: What is "mind"?

That is "mind". "It would be better for the uninstructed run-of-the-mill person to hold to the body composed of the four great elements, rather than the mind, as the self. for what's called 'mind,' 'intellect,' or 'consciousness,' the uninstructed run-of-the-mill person is unable to grow disenchant...
by khlawng
Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is "mind"?
Replies: 41
Views: 1753

Re: What is "mind"?

pegembara wrote: ...
and?
by khlawng
Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is "mind"?
Replies: 41
Views: 1753

Re: What is "mind"?

mind that sees or experiences cannot be feelings or mental formations but "something" apart from them. One cannot see oneself - at most only one's reflection which is not the same thing. with insight, the mind can turn in on itself. it can "see" its exact makeup and components. that is the breakdow...
by khlawng
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is "mind"?
Replies: 41
Views: 1753

Re: What is "mind"?

Mind seeing mind is like saying I am talking to myself. mind seeing the mind... here the latter mind i believe LP was referring to the 4 out of the 5 aggregates, which is just conventionally called the mind (feelings, mental formation, perception and consciousness), it means one must train to such ...
by khlawng
Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is "mind"?
Replies: 41
Views: 1753

Re: What is "mind"?

here is a quote from LP Dune Atulo. The mind sent outside is the origination of suffering. The result of the mind sent outside is suffering. The mind seeing the mind is the path. The result of the mind seeing the mind is the cessation of suffering. i find the issue with many people, is this confusio...
by khlawng
Tue May 30, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Whose Buddhism is the "truest"?
Replies: 37
Views: 1347

Re: Whose Buddhism is the "truest"?

threads like these is like arguing whose gift wrapping skills are the best.
just give the gift.
who cares how it is gift wrapped.
as long as the recipient receives it.
by khlawng
Wed May 24, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The only path...
Replies: 4
Views: 384

Re: The only path...

ronir583 wrote: ...
It is not Buddhism, but the 3 Jewels and that is the Lord Buddha, the Dhamma, and the Sangha. These is the only way. :buddha1:
maybe, but the way of the paccekabuddhas are through??
by khlawng
Tue May 23, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why can we just let go?
Replies: 12
Views: 642

Re: Why can we just let go?

there are many kinds of "letting go". first through submission. you accept and let go. second through repression. you don't accept but you suppress and let go. third through disregard. you neither not accept nor accept, you just don't care and let go. the last through penetrating the 4 noble truths....
by khlawng
Thu May 11, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Challenging the Sotapanna cannot break the Five Precepts View
Replies: 146
Views: 4864

Re: Challenging the Sotapanna cannot break the Five Precepts View

santa100 wrote: ...
Now if you want to counter this exact point, please provide sutta to back that up. To be more specific, please provide sutta that goes against AN 10.92 which was cited above. I'm waiting.
sorry, i have no interest in doing so.
by khlawng
Thu May 11, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Challenging the Sotapanna cannot break the Five Precepts View
Replies: 146
Views: 4864

Re: Challenging the Sotapanna cannot break the Five Precepts View

Then s/he did not break the Five Precepts before falling into the coma.... interesting. and the sutta to back this?? nevermind that, but here is something even more interesting, you quoted 2 suttas, AN8.4, to an audience of monks, you will notice wrong speech goes like this "telling falsehoods", "d...
by khlawng
Wed May 10, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Challenging the Sotapanna cannot break the Five Precepts View
Replies: 146
Views: 4864

Re: Challenging the Sotapanna cannot break the Five Precepts View

There is an assurance that the Sotapanna will never be born in an animal womb. Has the Sotapanna got the special privilege that s/she can break the five precepts but will never be born in the animal womb? never being born in an animal womb (or lower), doesn't mean not being born a human in destitut...
by khlawng
Tue May 09, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Challenging the Sotapanna cannot break the Five Precepts View
Replies: 146
Views: 4864

Re: Challenging the Sotapanna cannot break the Five Precepts View

No, you have the definitions completely up side down. It is the distortors that have the evil agenda and they're harder to spot. Why? because it is them, not the regurgitators, who apply the Buddha's teaching without providing context and understanding. If they don't provide any sutta evidence, the...
by khlawng
Tue May 09, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Challenging the Sotapanna cannot break the Five Precepts View
Replies: 146
Views: 4864

Re: Challenging the Sotapanna cannot break the Five Precepts View

No, distortors destroy the Dhamma. Regurgitators do not. distortors are easy to spot. they have a agenda and ulterior motive. more often they come across as disingenuous. regurgitators does something worst. they apply the buddha's teaching without: context, understanding, and backing it up with exp...
by khlawng
Mon May 08, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Challenging the Sotapanna cannot break the Five Precepts View
Replies: 146
Views: 4864

Re: Challenging the Sotapanna cannot break the Five Precepts View

binocular wrote:
Apparently, from a certain point on, some things are effortless.
absolutely correct.
but i question if a sotapanna has reached this point?
afterall, he is not free from sensual desire and ill will.
by khlawng
Mon May 08, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Challenging the Sotapanna cannot break the Five Precepts View
Replies: 146
Views: 4864

Re: Challenging the Sotapanna cannot break the Five Precepts View

unfortnuately, you missed out the worst kind.
verbatim regurgitators.
they are by far more harmful than distortors.

If all u have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
by khlawng
Mon May 08, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Challenging the Sotapanna cannot break the Five Precepts View
Replies: 146
Views: 4864

Re: Challenging the Sotapanna cannot break the Five Precepts View

... So for me here, the question is whether someone who has reached some intermediate stage on the path (such as sotapanna or once-returner) can still change their mind and go back to the run-off-the-mill way of life. And if they can't, what implications does this have, for their free will and for ...