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by perkele
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 689
Views: 46902

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Mr Man, I am sorry that I just went along with that assertion without checking it. Now that I google it, I see a statement of solidarity: https://www.faithintowerhamlets.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/here.pdf I think the statement is self-explanatory and I don't see anything that contradicts the D...
by perkele
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Ok buddhism is true but my reaction is depression
Replies: 31
Views: 766

Re: Ok buddhism is true but my reaction is depression

So I have been questioning buddhism for a while now and come to realise infact it is the truth. So you have been "questioning buddhism for a while now and come to realise infact it is the truth"? That's peculiar ... To question Buddhism for a while and based on that come to realize that it's the tr...
by perkele
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kassapa Buddha's sīla
Replies: 19
Views: 415

Re: Kassapa Buddha's sīla

... Upon some further investigation of the word buddhaseṭṭha , based on the case it often found (genitive), it looks to be insufficient as evidence that "best" would apply exclusively to Gotama himself. It looks to be saying that all Buddhas possess that which is the best. So back to the drawing bo...
by perkele
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kassapa Buddha's sīla
Replies: 19
Views: 415

Re: Kassapa Buddha's sīla

SDC wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:28 pm
perkele wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:03 pm Thank you. That's very interesting.
Found a few sources for my other claim from a later text of the KN. Please give me a bit more time and hopefully it is something substantial enough.
Thanks, and please take your time. I am not in urgent need for this information, just mildly curious.
by perkele
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kassapa Buddha's sīla
Replies: 19
Views: 415

Re: Kassapa Buddha's sīla

The very first chapter of the Vinaya shows that all were not the same. Clear as day. Please go read it. As far as his being the best, give me some time to locate an appropriate source. Thanks. The first chapter of the Mahavagga? I skimmed through it and didn't find a comparison of Buddhas there. Th...
by perkele
Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kassapa Buddha's sīla
Replies: 19
Views: 415

Re: Kassapa Buddha's sīla

SDC wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:25 pm The very first chapter of the Vinaya shows that all were not the same. Clear as day. Please go read it. As far as his being the best, give me some time to locate an appropriate source.
Thanks.
The first chapter of the Mahavagga? I skimmed through it and didn't find a comparison of Buddhas there.
by perkele
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Are gods bored and can they meditate?
Replies: 78
Views: 1493

Re: Are gods bored and can they meditate?

rhinoceroshorn wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:18 pm
perkele wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:15 pm
You mean 1st Jhana Brahmas cannot be reborn lower than that?
No, I meant, if they (1st jhāna devas) meditate to attain higher jhānas, they will go directly to the second jhāna since they already live in the first jhāna.
Ah, I see. Thanks for clarifying. That makes sense.
by perkele
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kassapa Buddha's sīla
Replies: 19
Views: 415

Re: Kassapa Buddha's sīla

I see that you're joking, of course, but I think that's just a bit too silly and nonsensical. [Point reduction for SDC] Yes. But can you answer my question? What are the sources on which you base your statement that Gotama Buddha's dispensation is better, more detailed and comprehensive than other ...
by perkele
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Are gods bored and can they meditate?
Replies: 78
Views: 1493

Re: Are gods bored and can they meditate?

I think I read in Abhidhamma something like if you are a first jhāna deva, for example, you can only go from the second jhāna on since you are always living with the perception of the first jhāna (singularity of perception). "There are beings with diversity of body and singularity of perception, su...
by perkele
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kassapa Buddha's sīla
Replies: 19
Views: 415

Re: Kassapa Buddha's sīla

Thanks, Robert. Indeed, much is conjecture, but it seems Buddha Gotama's abilities have a level of detail that the previous Buddha's dispensations did not. What would be mighty interesting to see is the way the next Buddha speaks about Gotama...."So hey listen, Gotama was like best, full on "G", so...
by perkele
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Are gods bored and can they meditate?
Replies: 78
Views: 1493

Re: Are gods bored and can they meditate?

Hey, /.../ 2. Why can't gods meditate in god realms and achieve enlightenment there without becoming human to do so? Hello! I'm pretty sure that nowhere in the suttas is such a statement being made. I think there are in fact cases mentioned of devas and brahmas who were taught by the Buddha or his ...
by perkele
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sutta help
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: Sutta help

Venerable Dhammanando wrote that the great majority of humans are headed for rebirth in the lower realms. I would like to read about this. Can anyone copy a sutta? Thank you. This one: Then the Blessed One, picking up a little bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monks, "What do ...
by perkele
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: question criticizing
Replies: 14
Views: 296

Re: question criticizing

Namaste i want to know if criticizing is breaking the fourth precept ( bad people or very bad people)? (for example criticizing the communists). Is it involve bad kamma? Obviously, you can criticize bad people, even moreso if they are very bad people. In fact, you can do them whatever you want, bec...
by perkele
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Life on Earth a Simulation.Is Nibbanna a glitch in the matrix?
Replies: 27
Views: 7970

Re: Life on Earth a Simulation.Is Nibbanna a glitch in the matrix?

confusedlayman wrote: Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:58 pm ok may u attain whatevrr u wish but make sure mara is not interfering
Pls stop the Mara bashing. I find it offensive.
by perkele
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: buying/using gun
Replies: 59
Views: 3505

Re: buying/using gun

after covid, i might be going to some country like israel and live for sometime where all citizens are recommended to own their own gun .. Its not wise to go to a country if you have wrong views about that country, its culture, its laws and its people. But how could he better gain right views about...