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by perkele
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If one react with a wrong bodymovement? If thats possible. What is the cause?
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: If one react with a wrong bodymovement? If thats possible. What is the cause?

user99 wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:21 pm
Are all living Beeings doing the best they can all the time?
No, I am not doing the best I can all the time.
by perkele
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Re: Monks are allowed to keep pets?
Replies: 9
Views: 335

Monks are allowed to keep pets?

So , monks are permitted to rear cats , dogs , fishes , birds , turtles , rabbits etc or even agricultural animals for hobbies or saving them from slaughtering ? In the Vinaya there's no explicit allowance, nor any prohibition. But there are passing mentions of monks keeping pets and without the Bu...
by perkele
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arupa is mind only being
Replies: 50
Views: 999

Re: Arupa is mind only being

Those who attained arupa realms are described as "non-returners", so the primacy of rupa is out of question for them. According to this source , which you yourself quoted afterwards, about the 31 planes of existence, this statement is false. From where, then, do you come to your statement above?
by perkele
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is discussing dhamma a kind of mental proliferation ?
Replies: 53
Views: 1020

Re: Is discussing dhamma a kind of mental proliferation ?

Sentinal, By "mental proliferation" did you mean what in the suttas thanissaro refers to as consciousness proliferation...or something else? chownah I supposed everyone should understand . Since English is not my first language I will follow my understanding in Chinese . Papanca or mental prolifera...
by perkele
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The Pali words: saṅkhaya & parikkhaya???
Replies: 19
Views: 1128

Re: The Pali words: saṅkhaya & parikkhaya???

hi perkele can you tell me if the below is correct about the prefixes? thanks Subject: The Pali words: saṅkhaya & parikkhaya??? Hello Master Doot! Since you asked, I will try to come up with an opinion about this matter, although as mentioned earlier, I have no real understanding of Pali. I just re...
by perkele
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 592
Views: 18906

Re: Monastics and suicide

If you have thousands of followers, taking your life without communicating could have a devastating effect on every body. I think that is a bit far-fetched. To come back to the case of Ven. Samahita (which I guess you are thinking of here), I think his distant online followers would have not been s...
by perkele
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 592
Views: 18906

Re: Monastics and suicide

True, but they would benefit fewer beings on account of the shortening of the time they remain in the world. This is the important part, even more so for non arahant. Who cares for lowly worldlings? /s (The way this discussion develops one can easily get the impression that some here think to be ar...
by perkele
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sotapanna has abandoned all remorse forever?
Replies: 14
Views: 429

Re: Sotapanna has abandoned all remorse forever?

I would be glad, Bhante, if you could clarify this. The Uragasuttavaṇṇanā on the abandoning of the hindrances: /.../ Thank you very much, Bhante, for taking the time to dig this up and translate it. So it is a deduction (?) made in some commentary. At a first glance, it looks like inferring a lot f...
by perkele
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 592
Views: 18906

Re: Monastics and suicide

But, why kill yourself? Isn’t the time as a human precious for practice? If you are already enlightened or heading for the higher realms I'd say remaining a human is probably of no benefit anymore I have a vague remnant of a memory that this warped way of thinking had been addressed somehow somewhe...
by perkele
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 592
Views: 18906

Re: Monastics and suicide

I haven't been able to find more details about it, but on principle satyriasis could be incompatible with being a monk. I don't know if there is a list of diseases and health problems that could be a legitimate reason for a monk to have to disrobe, even though he himself has not committed an offens...
by perkele
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 592
Views: 18906

Re: Monastics and suicide

Greetings perkele, The point on which I did not agree with retro was the decision being "logical" or "based in logic", which is what I was questioning, in good faith, trying (without much apparent success) to understand what he means by that... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logic I almost feel like...
by perkele
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 592
Views: 18906

Re: Monastics and suicide

And he reasoned that it would be better for him to kill himself and get lucky with a new life/body (which the Buddha called "blameworthy"!) to fulfill his noble aspirations Valid comment. Well-spoken. - He was a sotapanna - Rebirth is true - A sotapanna is on the right path and cannot be reborn in ...
by perkele
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sotapanna has abandoned all remorse forever?
Replies: 14
Views: 429

Re: Sotapanna has abandoned all remorse forever?

Free from immoral action, one is free from remorse. It appears to be a big claim that a sotapanna has perfect social morality. Surely, a sotapanna that follows the five precepts could have remorse for some action, for example, such as say giving the wrong advice to a person. Also, if a sotapanna is...
by perkele
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sotapanna has abandoned all remorse forever?
Replies: 14
Views: 429

Re: Sotapanna has abandoned all remorse forever?

[*]vicikicchā: doubt (specifically: fundamental doubt about Dhamma, as far as I think/understand) Can you explain what you mean by fundamental doubt about Dhamma? I think everyone has doubt on whether the nibanna really exists, whether the Buddha's teachings are true. A Sotapanna has seen nibanna w...
by perkele
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 592
Views: 18906

Re: Monastics and suicide

Greetings, You said his choice was "logical". Nothing to do with logistics. Yes, as in based in logic. I don't think logistics means what you think it means. I don't know why you brought up logistics and don't know what you think I think logistics means and what logistics has to do with anything we...