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by perkele
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 408
Views: 7209

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: 408
Views: 7209

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: 13
Views: 173

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: 13
Views: 173

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: 408
Views: 7209

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...
by perkele
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 408
Views: 7209

Re: Monastics and suicide

Greetings, What do you mean by "logical"? I don't see how he was "logically" restricted to only the choice "knife or wife" (as he wrote). Where did I say "logistically restricted", whatever that means? You said his choice was "logical". Nothing to do with logistics. I don't see by which logic he wa...
by perkele
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 408
Views: 7209

Re: Monastics and suicide

I believe once a person attains a certain level of realisation on the path, killing themselves has no consequence on their future re-birth. 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 hu...
by perkele
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 408
Views: 7209

Re: Monastics and suicide

What page are we up to now? We are on page 26 for the desktop version of the forum. For mobile devices the pagination is different. If you (thepea, added for context, while I (perkele) am replying despite not being addressed) had read Nanavira's Letters, as you claim to have done, then you would kn...
by perkele
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 408
Views: 7209

Re: Monastics and suicide

I believe once a person attains a certain level of realisation on the path, killing themselves has no consequence on their future re-birth. But, why kill yourself? Isn’t the time as a human precious for practice? I think it most certainly is. Since the Buddha said it is blameworthy to "lay down thi...
by perkele
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sotapanna has abandoned all remorse forever?
Replies: 13
Views: 173

Sotapanna has abandoned all remorse forever?

In this topic , it was said by Venerable Dhammanando: Now the order of abandoning of the five hindrances is: sotāpanna: remorse and doubt anāgāmi: sense-desire and ill will arahanta: sloth-and-torpor and restlessness Since the sotāpanna has abandoned remorse, he will never again experience the hindr...
by perkele
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: No soul, consciousness confused?
Replies: 30
Views: 802

Re: No soul, consciousness confused?

I mean when we die, obviously energy is released (atleast if nothing else from our decaying body), now if fetuses are going to be around, obviously this energy will move into one of the fetuses. As energy can neither be created, destroyed, only transferred. So I'm fine with rebirth. What I ask i wh...
by perkele
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Poll: the most difficult precept for you?
Replies: 9
Views: 740

Re: Poll: the most difficult precept for you?

buddho99 wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:06 am
What is the definition or honor in this sutta? Why and how is it an obstacle (the other two I understand)?
I think it is meant in a similar sense as popularity here.
by perkele
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 408
Views: 7209

Re: Monastics and suicide

Greetings, You can’t teach and guide students from a piece of paper, if students have questions you need to teach from experience. You need to be able to recognize where, on the path they are, and keep them on it. If you have walked off the path you are lost and will inevitably teach the wrong dire...
by perkele
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech
Replies: 52
Views: 2349

Re: Right Speech

There is this: Now at that time a large number of monks, after the meal, on returning from their alms round, had gathered at the meeting hall and were engaged in many kinds of bestial topics of conversation: conversation about kings, robbers, & ministers of state; armies, alarms, & battles; food & d...
by perkele
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: silly question
Replies: 6
Views: 544

Re: silly question

As a non-native English speaker, I will try to pinpoint the difference in usage which I seem to have picked up: refrain: not do something at this moment , for one instance , not do it this time (but maybe later, at some other time) abstain: not do something ever , or at least not for some determined...