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by santa100
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are thirty-seven enlightenment factors in a particular order?
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: Are thirty-seven enlightenment factors in a particular order?

SarathW wrote:Does this mean Noble Eightfold Path is not the complete path?
The 8FNP is a complete set. So instead of seeing the 37 Aids as separate distinct components to a larger set, they're more like the Mandelbrot set where the part is within the whole and the whole is also within the part.
by santa100
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is nibbana a state of immersion ?
Replies: 36
Views: 468

Re: Is nibbana a state of immersion ?

That is someone interpretation , the text above clearly shows that the state of concentration is nibbana. But the belief that the state of concentration is Nibbana is your own interpretation of the passage. And it's wrong. Why? because regardless if one's able to attain the highest most subtle stat...
by santa100
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is nibbana a state of immersion ?
Replies: 36
Views: 468

Re: Is nibbana a state of immersion ?

sentinel wrote:Hi santa , the text appears to state that it is "nibbana" !
As already mentioned, the state of concentration helps the mind to incline toward Nibbana. But nowhere in the entire Nikayas would you be able to find the Buddha said that any state of concentration is itself Nibbana.
by santa100
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is blameless suicide?
Replies: 13
Views: 162

Re: What is blameless suicide?

SarathW wrote:what constitutes a blameless suicide?
The question is probably based on the context of Ven. Channa's suicide in MN 144. I think the meaning is rather straight-forward and practical: any death that does not result in any new subsequent rebirths.
by santa100
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is nibbana a state of immersion ?
Replies: 36
Views: 468

Re: Is nibbana a state of immersion ?

What do you think nibbana is a state of immersion? No, it is a state of concentration in which the mind is inclined toward Nibbana, but the state itself is not Nibbana. Ven. Bodhi's note citing the Comy's explanation: Mp identifies this with the concentration of fruition attainment (phalasamapattis...
by santa100
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Casual tinder sex?
Replies: 24
Views: 639

Re: Casual tinder sex?

Having casual sex on tinder dating with consent is against any precepts that will hinder my progress to low stage of enlightment. While consensual sex doesn't technically break the 3rd precept, notice the Five precepts is the bare minimum, not the highest bar. One'd need to do a lot more to advance...
by santa100
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Is coder for a gambling-website-creator company a wrong livelihood?
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: Is coder for a gambling-website-creator company a wrong livelihood?

Currently I'm doing intern as a coder, this company mostly develop betting websites for other countries. There should be plenty of "content-neutral" software functions like file system/database maintenance/backup, nightly batch operations, software patches/securities, etc. that you could try asking...
by santa100
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Restaurants and Bars
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: Restaurants and Bars

SarathW wrote:Buddha said making software is not wrong livelihoods.
. However if you make weapons using software could be wrong livelihood.
Or softwares hacking systems for infos/money, for porn video games, blood and gore games, etc..
by santa100
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Among the Twelve Nidānas, why does Avijjā lead to Saṅkhāra?
Replies: 18
Views: 308

Re: Among the Twelve Nidānas, why does Avijjā lead to Saṅkhāra?

SilaSamadhi wrote:Saṅkhāra refers to regular forms we perceive in our daily lives, such as objects around us, other people, etc, no?
Sankhara is a very broad term with different meanings depending on context. See its definition here.
by santa100
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is meant by atthapaṭisaṃvedī and dhammapaṭisaṃvedī?
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: What is meant by atthapaṭisaṃvedī and dhammapaṭisaṃvedī?

What is meant by atthapaṭisaṃvedī and dhammapaṭisaṃvedī? Ven. Bodhi's note citing Comy's explanation from "Numerical Discourses": Mp explains 'experiences the meaning' (atthapatisamvedi) as 'experiences with knowledge the explanation of the meaning (or commentary)' (atthakatham ñanena patisamvedi) ...
by santa100
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is included under Nāma in this verse (SN1. 61) ?
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Re: What is included under Nāma in this verse (SN1. 61) ?

What is included under Nāma in this verse (SN1. 61) ? Per Comy's explanation: "There is no living being or entity that is free from a name, whether the name be natural or fabricated. Even a tree or stone with no known name is still called 'the nameless one'.". Ven. Bodhi's lengthy note in "Connecte...
by santa100
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: How to recover after heartbreak
Replies: 26
Views: 824

Re: How to recover after heartbreak

I regret being caught in a situation where my "goodness" is used as a weapon to hurt me with. Goodness done with real wholesome intent cannot be used as a weapon against the giver. There's that common philosophical question about how one'd feel when one's good was stolen by a thief, and then how on...
by santa100
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: How to recover after heartbreak
Replies: 26
Views: 824

Re: How to recover after heartbreak

I had developed remarkably strong practice from September last year (that was why I became infrequent here)... ...I forgot all the rules .. don't lend money to strangers, avoid sociopaths, be careful about falling in love too quickly above the age of 30 because it gets harder to recover as the choi...
by santa100
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: No soul, consciousness confused?
Replies: 30
Views: 800

Re: No soul, consciousness confused?

What if there is rebirth but no karma A crude analogy of Kamma in scientific concept is potential energy and/or kinetic energy . When you play billiards, you have to strike the first ball and set it into motion. Due to the kinetic energy, the strength, and the angle of the hit will it affect the di...
by santa100
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Secrets of the Yogis of Tibet
Replies: 10
Views: 472

Re: Secrets of the Yogis of Tibet

SarathW wrote:Secrets of the Yogis of Tibet.
What is the origin of this practice?
Is this a type of arising Pithy?
Maybe, but one thing it'll definitely fix is Thina-Middha(sloth and torpor). That and those Chinese Shaolin exercises.
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