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by Sam Vara
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?
Replies: 24
Views: 202

Re: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?

The way I understand all the Puthujana Sila is Silabbataparamsa. However, there may be wholesome and unwholesome Silbbataparamasa. For instance, observing five precepts are wholesome. The five precepts observe by Sotapanna is a higher grade. The five precepts observe by an Arahant is even a higher ...
by Sam Vara
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?
Replies: 24
Views: 202

Re: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?

I haven't got a clue as to what sillybatho'parmesan is or what it does but it sure does sound silly. Sīlabbata-parāmāsa: and Sīlabbata-upādāna: 'attachment or clinging to mere rules and ritual', is the 3rd of the 10 mental chains samyojana, and one of the 4 kinds of clinging upādāna. It disappears ...
by Sam Vara
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?
Replies: 24
Views: 202

Re: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?

Hi Bundokji, Thanks for a very interesting post. I can relate to everything you say here. Just to share a few non-critical comments, if I may, which occurred to me on reading it. I originally became interested in Buddhism because i thought i finally found a doctrine that does not include much non-se...
by Sam Vara
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?
Replies: 24
Views: 202

Re: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?

There is no Sutta as far as I know. But we can inference it from knowing that SilabbathaParamasa is eliminated only by becoming Sotapanna. Which means all Puthujana observe Sila based on Silabbathaparamasa. Thanks, Sarath. Do you think this means that all the Puthujjana's sila is (maybe to some ext...
by Sam Vara
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Bhante Ñāṇavimala : the Mahā Kassapa of this age
Replies: 11
Views: 233

Re: Bhante Ñāṇavimala : the Mahā Kassapa of this age

His short teachings are published in the same site under the topic Bhante's Advice . First two paragraphs are quoted below. The Buddha-dhamma (teaching of the Awakened One) is different to the Hindu system which builds up a world of happiness and bliss. Dhamma points to that which is dukkha (inhere...
by Sam Vara
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?
Replies: 24
Views: 202

Re: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?

I often thought that they could achieve more in that direction if they gave up lying and sexual misconduct and drinking. According to Buddhist teaching observing Sila by non Ariya is considered as Silabbathaparamasa. Ah, I didn't know that. Is there a reference for this in the suttas? Wouldn't that...
by Sam Vara
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?
Replies: 24
Views: 202

Re: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?

Sometimes a so-called "Christian" can be more Buddhist by behaviour than a "Buddhist" which might be a source of disappointment to other "Buddhists". Good point. Many Buddhist think Buddhism means ethics. (Sila) So they give up Buddhism when they see better ethical people in other religions. That's...
by Sam Vara
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Any recommended teachings, talks, or advice for dealing with noise?
Replies: 12
Views: 165

Re: Any recommended teachings, talks, or advice for dealing with noise?

I fully believe that it is possible to perceive sound in this way, but I am unsure about how to achieve this in practical terms. I think I need more detailed guidance. Is this a perception to adopt - i.e. just sound (perhaps use a noting technique? "sound, sound")? Yes, I'm sorry if it sounds like ...
by Sam Vara
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Clear Comprehending
Replies: 16
Views: 217

Re: Clear Comprehending

Yes. In another word I would say remember to practice what you fully realised. Right knowledge is not sufficient right release has to come with it. If we know Kamma And Vipaka we should remember it when in our thought, speech and action. This is mainly applicable to non-Arahant I suppose. Many than...
by Sam Vara
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?
Replies: 24
Views: 202

Re: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?

There is the disappointment that can come with noting that the followers have much of the same defilements as found in the adherents of other religions. (To counter that: Buddhists are human and not buddhas.) Yes, I've noticed a good deal of this around news reports concerning the treatment of the ...
by Sam Vara
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Clear Comprehending
Replies: 16
Views: 217

Re: Clear Comprehending

This is a very good question. I was listening to a monk recently and I really understood the meaning of the phrase. According to his explanation, clear comprehension means not forgetting what you already know or learn. For instance, a child does not know that he is going to die one day. As an adult...
by Sam Vara
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?
Replies: 24
Views: 202

Re: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?

From another post: 3- Sometimes i feel that Buddhists are not so different from other human beings except the terminology they use. Maybe the wishful thinking i have that Buddhism is radically different can be a cause of disappointment. https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?p=487365#p487365 I can b...
by Sam Vara
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?
Replies: 159
Views: 12519

Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

samseva wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:54 pm
My post could be expounded on, but I don't see how this negates the major portion of what a community is based on?
It doesn't negate it at all, and nor was it intended to.
by Sam Vara
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?
Replies: 159
Views: 12519

Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

The problem is not with participation, or "growing" (a forum with only low-quality members does not survive), but much rather with having and keeping knowledgable members , whom are the backbone of a community. How a community is structured, whether online or offline—based on a classic on community...
by Sam Vara
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wrong Livelihood: Monk’s Alms round
Replies: 15
Views: 248

Re: Wrong Livelihood: Monk’s Alms round

Hello StormBorn, are you a monk, or a Sadhu of some kind? Impressive that you go on alms round. Well done. So you don't pay for food, but who pays for your internet connection and device? Where do you live? I took the main part of the text to be from Bhante Subhuti's blog (see the link). I think pe...