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by santa100
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Suffering is not a satisfactory translation for the Pali word "Dukkha"?
Replies: 36
Views: 297

Re: Suffering is not a satisfactory translation for the Pali word "Dukkha"?

SarathW wrote:That is earth, air, water, and fire also suffering.
Remember the 3 levels of Dukkha: dukkha-dukkha, viparinama-dukkha, and sankhara-dukkha. It's the 3rd type which says that dukkha pervades all conditioned phenomena, because they're all changing, impermanent, and without susbtance.
by santa100
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: About "masculine faculties", "manly effort" etc.
Replies: 12
Views: 315

Re: About "masculine faculties", "manly effort" etc.

In my lifetime, to name a few: Margaret Thatcher, Madeleine Albright, Condoleezza Rice, Hilary Clinton, Susan Rice, Samantha Power, Nimrata Nikki Haley (née Randhawa). They are no saints, but putting those women leaders above in the same exact league as Hitler, Gengis Khan, and Pol Pot proves that ...
by santa100
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha teach anything other than four noble truths?
Replies: 38
Views: 426

Re: Did the Buddha teach anything other than four noble truths?

Just like there're different zoom levels: bird's-eye view, close-up view, microscopic view, etc., the Dhamma also provides various "zoom" layers from large to more fine-grained. The 4NT is actually sort of a more close-up view already. From a higher level, it's equally valid to say that just penetra...
by santa100
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: About "masculine faculties", "manly effort" etc.
Replies: 12
Views: 315

Re: About "masculine faculties", "manly effort" etc.

So you don't have a canonical or secondary (commentarial) source? No. But then it's not the sutta/comy.'s job to spoonfeed readers info. on every single term. If one knows what the eye faculty, the ear faculty, or the nose faculty mean, then one should be able to know what the masculine/feminine fa...
by santa100
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does arhat alone allow to terminate life ?
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: Does arhat alone allow to terminate life ?

There's a huge difference between letting the body goes naturally without medical intervention versus actively slashing one's own throat to terminate one's own life. Do you think if seeing someone having a heart attack and needs to be revived but you didn't try to save although you know how to perf...
by santa100
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: About "masculine faculties", "manly effort" etc.
Replies: 12
Views: 315

Re: About "masculine faculties", "manly effort" etc.

I was thinking that perhaps there is a sutta (or a secondary source) that lists what exactly the suttas mean by "masculine faculties" and "feminine faculties". AN 7.48's concepts of masculine or feminine faculties are quite straightforward and they are exactly what you think they have been all alon...
by santa100
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does arhat alone allow to terminate life ?
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: Does arhat alone allow to terminate life ?

even Buddha himself after food poisoning refused to seek medication cure or support... Not sure how that relates to the OP's topic. There's a huge difference between letting the body goes naturally without medical intervention versus actively slashing one's own throat to terminate one's own life. I...
by santa100
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN25.1-10 Good news!! Many of us in this forum are assured stream entry!
Replies: 19
Views: 432

Re: SN25.1-10 Good news!! Many of us in this forum are assured stream entry!

SN25.1-10 Good news!! Many of us in this forum are assured stream entry! Well, trying not to either bastardizing nor arahantifying the Teaching, it's important to investigate the entire paragraph in SN 25.1: At Sāvatthī. “Bhikkhus, the eye is impermanent, changing, becoming otherwise. The ear … The...
by santa100
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Jag - Euthanasia
Replies: 122
Views: 9967

Re: Bhante Jag - Euthanasia

New thread in Sutta Central. Many participants (perhaps all) seem to think that Arahnats can commit suicide! According to them, the Sutta is crystal clear about this. :thinking: https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/sn-with-channa-passage/13251/27 One should be careful with their claim. See the rela...
by santa100
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the destination of the people who get Buddha's teachings wrong?
Replies: 67
Views: 847

Re: What is the destination of the people who get Buddha's teachings wrong?

What is the destination of the people who get Buddha's teachings wrong? For instance some think self view is just a strategy... Depends on how the person puts it and in what context. For example, if someone says: "The Buddha taught that self view is just a strategy", but s/he never provides any spe...
by santa100
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does conceit arises ?
Replies: 42
Views: 452

Re: How does conceit arises ?

That's mean view of I am still arises ? "Self-view" is the outer layer of the conceit "I am", which can be eliminated once one's attained Sotapanna. But the sense of/the conceit of "I", "mine", and "myself" is still there and can only be eradicated once one's attained Arahantship. See the chainsmok...
by santa100
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Hello, I need help understanding "desire"
Replies: 24
Views: 573

Re: Hello, I need help understanding "desire"

You probably already answered it yourself. The wholesomeness of the objects/targets of your desire would differentiate the good from the bad one. So using your example, the objects/targets of your desires: a better person, a more happy family, a peaceful life would certainly be a more preferrable th...
by santa100
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is death ?
Replies: 23
Views: 429

Re: What is death ?

In the dependent origination there is a link called death , what is death ? What dies ? And what is death? Whatever deceasing, passing away, breaking up, disappearance, dying, death, completion of time, break up of the aggregates, casting off of the body, interruption in the life faculty of the var...
by santa100
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ritual for becoming a Buddhist
Replies: 72
Views: 1159

Re: Ritual for becoming a Buddhist

For a person to become a Buddhist in the Theravada tradition, does any ritual have to perform? Some ritual is usually performed when one takes refuge in the Triple Gem, but does it "have to be performed"? No. Regarding the topic about what's required/expected of one before taking the refuge, while ...
by santa100
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do scientists say there is a reality not subject to time?
Replies: 19
Views: 467

Re: Do scientists say there is a reality not subject to time?

The downside of this theory, as far as we're concerned, is that it means there is no such thing as free will: if the universe of 10 pm on June 17, 2021 already exists, all the billions of human decisions between *now* and *then* are already made, or could never have been made in any way except the ...