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by santa100
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: In accordance with the dhamma
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Re: In accordance with the dhamma

Does the 1st dhamma and 2nd dhamma refers to something similar or not ? Per Ven. Bodhi's note: Dhammanudhammapatipanna. Spk: Navannam lokuttaradhammanam anulomadhammam pubbabhagapatipadam patipannassa ; 'when he is practising the preliminary portion of the practice that is in conformity with the ni...
by santa100
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I’m done with laylife.
Replies: 37
Views: 354

Re: I’m done with laylife.

Where is a good place to ordain currently? As others have said, try to live by doing, talking, and thinking like a monk for about a year or two at home to see if you're able to handle that kind of lifestyle: no sex whatsoever in any way, shape, or form; minimal to none of any form of entertainments...
by santa100
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Without the Vinaya, would we all be living like animals?
Replies: 37
Views: 502

Re: Without the Vinaya, would we all be living like animals?

It's a variant of the standard question "Do people need religion to teach them how to behave properly?" I don't think the above question is a variant to the OP's question, for there's a subtle difference between "religion" vs. "Vinaya". Anyway, the answer to the above question is no, not necessaril...
by santa100
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Without the Vinaya, would we all be living like animals?
Replies: 37
Views: 502

Re: Without the Vinaya, would we all be living like animals?

But the conundrum is that there is a story a person called Buddha and he was enlightened and he had followers who attain the same level called Arahants. I do not think we ever find them in the animal kingdom. There's no conundrum here. Sure, there're the Buddha and His noble disciples, but at the s...
by santa100
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Without the Vinaya, would we all be living like animals?
Replies: 37
Views: 502

Re: Without the Vinaya, would we all be living like animals?

cappuccino wrote:we're not animals.
Everyone know that, and you're missing the point. The point is: are we, humans, really that much more morally superior than the animals, given all the nasty stuff we've been doing to other species, to our own kind, and to our environment all along?
by santa100
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Without the Vinaya, would we all be living like animals?
Replies: 37
Views: 502

Re: Without the Vinaya, would we all be living like animals?

We are animals, maybe pretending we are not. The animals would be offended hearing that for they don't kill other species purely for entertainment, commit mass genocide on their own kind, or actively deliberately destroy the natural habitat they're living in. And maybe that's the reason why some co...
by santa100
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Why is there no hatred associated with wrong view?
Replies: 26
Views: 434

Re: Why is there no hatred associated with wrong view?

So I understand that there are also 'rootless cittas' according to abhidhamma. Indeed, the AHetukaCitta/Rootless group is further divided into 3 sub-groups: AkusalaVipakaCittani/UnwholesomeResultant ( 7 ); KusalaVipakaAhetukaCittani/WholesomeResultant ( 8 ); and AhetukaKiriyaCittani/RootlessFunctio...
by santa100
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Tired of the meaningless cycle in modern life (RANT)
Replies: 17
Views: 421

Re: Tired of the meaningless cycle in modern life (RANT)

Unless someone's a prodigy, He/she needs to practice many hours, actively be part of a similar minded community, and almost completely restructure one's life for the betterment or the master of that craft. That's true, but it's not impossible to do. Sure, a master of his craft might already had ver...
by santa100
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Conscious Nirodha and Fake Dhamma
Replies: 34
Views: 440

Re: Conscious Nirodha and Fake Dhamma

Nirodha-samapatti entry from Ven. Nyanatiloka's Pali dictionary, the key points relevant to OP's discussion highlighted: 'attainment of extinction' (S. XIV, 11), also called saññā-vedayita-nirodha, 'extinction of feeling and perception', is the temporary suspension of all consciousness and mental ac...
by santa100
Sun May 31, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Forcing feeling of emotional pain during meditation (bad practice?)
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: Forcing feeling of emotional pain during meditation (bad practice?)

sometimes I can feel it "just below the surface" and force myself to feel and let it out. I wonder if this slight forcing is bad practice, as I am not just sitting with the underlying pain as it is, or if it good to get into the habit of not keeping these pains held deep down. While doing sitting m...
by santa100
Sun May 31, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: lie, watching porn, hearing music, playing games compatible with trying to attain first stage of enlightment?
Replies: 102
Views: 4168

Re: lie, watching porn, hearing music, playing games compatible with trying to attain first stage of enlightment?

In males, prostate health can benefit from frequent ejaculation. Frequent ejaculation might benefit prostate health, but there're exercises involving the tightening/relaxing of the pelvic region that provide similar benefits, if not even better and healthier. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9wODMK...
by santa100
Sun May 31, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Old age, Sickness and Death
Replies: 13
Views: 259

Re: Old age, Sickness and Death

Ceisiwr wrote:Are old age, sickness and death classed as dhammas or concepts?
Concepts are also dhammas as per Ven. Nyanponika's dictionary:
dhamma wrote:Dhamma, as object of mind (dhammāyatana, s. āyatana) may be anything past, present or future, corporeal or mental, conditioned or not (cf. sankhāra, 4), real or imaginary.
by santa100
Thu May 28, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: lie about attainments result in great penalty than just lie about something why?
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: lie about attainments result in great penalty than just lie about something why?

confusedlayman wrote:why is it? isnt all lie same lie with same consequence?
Apparently not. The consequence of lying about one's attainment and destroyed the lives of countless others is vastly different from lying about stealing a loaf of bread. See the Jonestown massacre. or the Waco siege
by santa100
Thu May 28, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth is ended
Replies: 29
Views: 595

Re: Rebirth is ended

How can asankhata not dependence on anything , being known by the mind ? If the mind can knows it , this means they are somehow in connection or in relation. Just because there's a relationship doesn't mean dependency. Using that all famous Raft simile , when a person uses the raft (the Path and al...
by santa100
Thu May 28, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A verse that hard to understand in Kodhana Sutta
Replies: 12
Views: 386

Re: A verse that hard to understand in Kodhana Sutta

I 've been thinking about it for a long time and i still dont understand it. All 7 scenarios in AN 7.64 share the same common pattern: A is an enemy of B, hence A feels gratifying and advantageous when seeing B's various failures due to B's angry mind state. For example, in scenario #3, B's failure...