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by santa100
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What are the Karmic Causes for being born Intelligent?
Replies: 12
Views: 155

Re: What are the Karmic Causes for being born Intelligent?

What makes someone born intelligent? Like in class some people are just really smart and outshine the rest of us.They have GPA 4.00 and can grasp concepts really fast.Sometimes when the teacher asks a question they are already answering before she finishes her sentence What did this person do in th...
by santa100
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 358
Views: 20723

Re: Coronavirus

Beside those passive protetive measures (wearing masks, maintain social distancing, washing hands, etc.), don't forget those active protective measures (strengthening one's immune system with good healthy diet, adequate sleep, physical exercises, etc.). While it'd be nice if the virus won't come kno...
by santa100
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Femininity and Masculinity
Replies: 58
Views: 994

Re: Femininity and Masculinity

In the Abdhidhamma and related commentaries I believe masculine and feminine are classed under matter. Are masculine and feminine thus ultimate realities? Correct. The Abhidhamma classification is like an onion with lots and lots of layers. Femininity/Masculinity is under BhavaRupa/MaterialPhenomen...
by santa100
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: devadatta and brahma?
Replies: 20
Views: 327

Re: devadatta and brahma?

confusedlayman wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:14 pm
Even a disciple lay asked buddha and he said he is sotapanna he is minister or something..

By thw way i think there is no way to know unless its anagami
I wouldn't even want to look that far ahead. I'd worry more about the fulfillment of moral virtues part first.
by santa100
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: devadatta and brahma?
Replies: 20
Views: 327

Re: devadatta and brahma?

how to know if i attained ariya? If you still ask this question, then it's mostly likely you have not attained Ariya-hood :smile: . On a more serious note, to attain the 1st stage, Sotapanna, the bare minimum is to fulfill and accomplish one's moral virtues. There should be tons of topics right her...
by santa100
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: devadatta and brahma?
Replies: 20
Views: 327

Re: devadatta and brahma?

I vil b n jail bcs it is weighty than other promotoon Right, just like that, a heinous crime is just way too stupendously heavy that it basically just drown out all other kammas. Another example is when you make money transactions at your local bank. You've been depositing some small positive amoun...
by santa100
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: devadatta and brahma?
Replies: 20
Views: 327

Re: devadatta and brahma?

I vil b n jail bcs it is weighty than other promotoon Right, just like that, a heinous crime is just way too stupendously heavy that it basically just drown out all other kammas. Another example is when you make money transactions at your local bank. You've been depositing some small positive amoun...
by santa100
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: devadatta and brahma?
Replies: 20
Views: 327

Re: devadatta and brahma?

but he had jhana before everything... only then he got jealous... so first he had white karma and then black karma so result also should be brahma and then avicii. Say you were a great employee, one who's so smart and productive that you brought in millions of dollars in profit for your company. Yo...
by santa100
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: devadatta and brahma?
Replies: 20
Views: 327

Re: devadatta and brahma?

but he had jhana before everything... only then he got jealous... so first he had white karma and then black karma so result also should be brahma and then avicii. Say you were a great employee, one who's so smart and productive that you brought in millions of dollars in profit for your company. Yo...
by santa100
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: devadatta and brahma?
Replies: 20
Views: 327

Re: devadatta and brahma?

but he went to avici now immediatly.. what happened to his jhana rebirth karma? isnt it should manifest first ? By attempting to kill the Buddha and shedding His blood, and by creating a schism within the Sangha, Devadatta committed 2 out of 5 Heinous Crimes , the gravest kind of all the offenses e...
by santa100
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Householder Rejection of Monastics
Replies: 55
Views: 991

Re: Householder Rejection of Monastics

Secondly, because Dhamma talks (online or IRL) are typically delivered in a didactic manner, one is being taught by a particular monk and being treated as a student by him even before agreeing to a teacher-student relationship with him. Of course it's big automatic assumption on their part to "teac...
by santa100
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Householder Rejection of Monastics
Replies: 55
Views: 991

Re: Householder Rejection of Monastics

EDIT: yeah, I might be slow with the keyboard, but meet me outside and I'll show you how slow I am :jumping: Listen here, buddy, I have $125 running shoes that I haven't used in over a year ---- don't mess with me. :rofl: You might not need it if I'm able to blow off your knee cap first. Ok, jk, I'...
by santa100
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Householder Rejection of Monastics
Replies: 55
Views: 991

Re: Householder Rejection of Monastics

Because the right to be addressed respectfully has been earned, and it would be your overall respect for the order that would dictate that. But like I said, if nothing is done to maintain that honorable address, it very well could be lost. If you opt to seek advice from a monastic, you should have ...
by santa100
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Householder Rejection of Monastics
Replies: 55
Views: 991

Re: Householder Rejection of Monastics

I disagree. That manner of address is not something that needs to be earned and should be immediately available. Conduct befitting of that honor, however, should be upheld for the honor to be retained. This is a two ways street, and the laity should not feel as though they have the upper hand just ...
by santa100
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Householder Rejection of Monastics
Replies: 55
Views: 991

Re: Householder Rejection of Monastics

Ceisiwr wrote:A further question, if I then find a monks actions questionable to the point of thinking him to be a non-buddhist should I still use "bhante" when addressing him?
The title "bhante" is something to be earned, not given.