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by santa100
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: About cessation feeling perception
Replies: 23
Views: 347

Re: About cessation feeling perception

It doesn't show S. XIV, 11.......I don't know how these references work. I searched the vism. for "extinction" thinking that I would find it at s. xiv, 11 but did not.....any help in finding this would be appreciated. chownah As mentioned, Vism XXIII gave a very detailed description of Nirodha atta...
by santa100
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: About cessation feeling perception
Replies: 23
Views: 347

Re: About cessation feeling perception

I haven't been reading all the posting here....has a reference which shows that NirodhaSamapatti is either Arahantship or at least Anagami already been given here?....and if not can you bring one? chownah From the Pali dictionary which cited Vism. XXIII: [nirodha-samapatti]'attainment of extinction...
by santa100
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: About cessation feeling perception
Replies: 23
Views: 347

Re: About cessation feeling perception

Notice that the prerequisite to NirodhaSamapatti is either Arahantship or at least Anagami, so after the breakup of the body, either Nibbana or at least the Pure Abodes realm. Is that something tally with attaintment to reappear on pure realm ? And why not reappear on Arupa realm ? Notice the Arupa...
by santa100
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: About cessation feeling perception
Replies: 23
Views: 347

Re: About cessation feeling perception

So , which corresponding realm could it be that they would reappear after the breakup of the body for those with attaintment in cessation feeling perception ? Notice that the prerequisite to NirodhaSamapatti is either Arahantship or at least Anagami, so after the breakup of the body, either Nibbana...
by santa100
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: About cessation feeling perception
Replies: 23
Views: 347

Re: About cessation feeling perception

According to texts , does the state of cessation of feeling and perception categorised as arupa jhana or formless attaintment ? No, it's a class all by itself. One has to "completely surmount" that highest formless attainment, the base of neither-perception-nor-non-perception in order to enter it. ...
by santa100
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Nature Self Aware?
Replies: 20
Views: 361

Re: Is Nature Self Aware?

Is Nature Self Aware? Kind of, I'd say a more accurate term would be Self-Regulated. And it doesn't require some kind of mysterious, super-duper ultra consciousness. Its operation can be explained right there thru your avatar icon, the Yin-Yang circle, which by the way is in perfect accordance with...
by santa100
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Without fake self could one survive another day ?
Replies: 48
Views: 606

Re: Without fake self could one survive another day ?

But in reality is it possible not to defend yourself, your very body as self and its possessions ?! Even if one disagrees with someone or something , that is defending the views which is a personal view. Actually, in martial art, if one still carries all the emotional baggage about this self or oth...
by santa100
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist Pope
Replies: 33
Views: 729

Re: Buddhist Pope

Wouldn’t an Arahant know another one within the sangha, if needs be? Say there was a Buddhist Arahant Pope, not sure how that'd help to unify the many different interpretations and traditions in this day and age. For every one of him, there'd be 10s, 100s of other self proclaimed Buddhist Popes who...
by santa100
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A queston about karma.
Replies: 14
Views: 420

Re: A queston about karma.

I believe we have until we have become bodhisattvos and are free from the law of cause and effect. Even Bodhisattas are not free from the law of causation. This is a very important point to keep in mind. Don't make the same mistake as that Zen master did in the Pai-Chang's fox story . The price cou...
by santa100
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Could bodhisatva still be reborn in hell?
Replies: 11
Views: 479

Re: Could bodhisatva still be reborn in hell?

The question is whether Bodhisatta was a Sotapanna. Ven. Bodhi's interesting note citing the Comy's explanation in "Middle length Discourses": MA notes that bodhisattas(or bodhisattvas in Sanskrit) go forth under the Buddhas to purify their virtue, learn the Buddha's teachings, practise the meditat...
by santa100
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A queston about karma.
Replies: 14
Views: 420

Re: A queston about karma.

user99 wrote:Can everyone experience the same karma forever?
Thanks to Anicca, nothing lasts forever, including terrible events or bad kamma.
by santa100
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Shared karma
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: Shared karma

sentinel wrote:Did buddha mentioned a group of people or beings shared the same karma ?
See similar discussions on a previous thread here
by santa100
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Outdated Vinaya for monks
Replies: 26
Views: 922

Re: Outdated Vinaya for monks

I am trying to see "anicca" as a point to revisit the vinaya rules that are in conflict at this time. Changes do need. I don't see any conflict that the Vinaya creates. But you are right, due to Anicca, changes are needed... by adding more clarification and Additions, not Removals (as you seem to i...
by santa100
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Outdated Vinaya for monks
Replies: 26
Views: 922

Re: Outdated Vinaya for monks

What do you have to say about the outdated vinaya rules for monks? such as driving cars, wearing Tshirts in the theravada temples in the west, being in close contact with women, using money and credit cards, using computers and laptops including mobile phones, etc. Actually the issue is pretty simp...
by santa100
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 16 Upakkilesa and 3 Kilesa Roots
Replies: 24
Views: 1071

Re: 16 Upakkilesa and 3 Kilesa Roots

I need to find a connection between 16 upakkilesa and 3 Kilesa roots. Is it right to say that 16 Upakkilesas lead to arising of 3 kilesa roots? They're just different ways to slice and dice things, from general to more specific. Actually the Upakkilesas/mental-impurities were mapped closer to the F...