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by santa100
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Cause and Condition - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: Cause and Condition - Fact or Fiction?

Hetu (cause) and condition (paccaya) are not ultimate realities. There're different meanings for differnt context. In the Abhidhamma context, Hetu denotes the wholesome/unwholesome roots/mula, ie. root-condition/hetu-paccaya, which is part of the Sankhata/Conditioned, which in turns is under Parama...
by santa100
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Re-Birth
Replies: 19
Views: 369

Re: Re-Birth

It seems to me there is a logical fallacy here. What makes this smart kid "him" and not "you" is precisely this set of characteristics. People are defined not by an absolute identity, but by the sum of all those little details that make them different from others. So if "you" were born in that fami...
by santa100
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Re-Birth
Replies: 19
Views: 369

Re: Re-Birth

What is Reborn? Nothing and Everything. Nothing is because there's just the arising of the Five Aggregates without a Self. And everything is because even the most minuscule trace of wholesome and unwholesome Kamma will be carried over. Has anybody considered the role of genetics in Rebirth? While g...
by santa100
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist approach to closure.
Replies: 23
Views: 415

Re: Buddhist approach to closure.

It is easier for the devout. They can shrug it off as God's will, Book of Job, Gita's message - surrender yourself and your actions to Me and become a instrument in hands of the Divine - and similar. How as a Buddhist do we get closure? Buddhists have 2 weapons of choice in their arsenal: with unpl...
by santa100
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Bodhicitta
Replies: 60
Views: 813

Re: Bodhicitta

It always seemed strange that everyone on the Mahayana has to vow to individually save everyone from Samsara. I'd think they would work together. Like I'll get these fifty here, you get those fifty there. And why hasn't the one assigned to push me into Nirvana showed up yet? Well, not everyone in t...
by santa100
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: what are the downsides of getting a flu shot
Replies: 15
Views: 212

Re: what are the downsides of getting a flu shot

i started getting the flu shot three years ago since i work with the public but now i'm rethinking it. it can be difficult to pin down non-politically charged facts. i get there are bad arguments against the flu shot but maybe there are some good ones? i think i have a good immune system maybe i am...
by santa100
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Alara Kalama and Uddakarama have the ability to see past lives?
Replies: 49
Views: 597

Re: Did Alara Kalama and Uddakarama have the ability to see past lives?

Did Alara Kalama and Uddakarama have the ability to see past lives? It appears they did not have this ability and Buddha learned this technique with his own effort. While we don't know for sure, it's important to note that the Iddhis are not something unique to Buddhism, but also available for othe...
by santa100
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Do what i do depends on what happends in the surroundings?
Replies: 8
Views: 192

Re: Do what i do depends on what happends in the surroundings?

Or do i always have a choice to avoid the evil actions? If humans have zero choice in their actions, the Buddha wouldn't have wasted His time teaching the Four Right Exertions . With that said, there'll always be a mix of both Nature and Nurture involved in every decision-making. A serial-killer wo...
by santa100
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Craving for aversion
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Re: Craving for aversion

Craving for sense pleasure is a big feature in Buddhism, is craving for aversion something that is also valid? Obviously craving of any kind that serves as the fuel for the arising of the next links in 12-DO should be avoided (ie. from contact comes feeling, from feeling comes craving, craving to c...
by santa100
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Relic of the Buddha
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: Relic of the Buddha

form wrote:Is it true that it was divided into eight portions for passing down? What is the rational behind that?
It was to avoid wars between the neighboring countries: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Relics_as ... the_relics
by santa100
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Looking for the commentary to AN10.7
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Looking for the commentary to AN10.7

rightviewftw wrote:I know the commy exists but idk where to find these.
See here for Analysis and Comys' explanation.
by santa100
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Doubt and fear
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: Doubt and fear

I feel also lost related to what to do about it, how to deal with them in my daily routine out of meditation. While cultivating the Path with meditation is great, it should not be your only daily activity. Make sure to take care of your body with daily physical exercises, the best kinds are outdoor...
by santa100
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What is the Dhamma?
Replies: 12
Views: 333

Re: What is the Dhamma?

ShanYin wrote:What is the Dharma? I have heard that the Dharma is a universal principle. What is this principle?
Refer to Pali Dict for its various different meanings.
by santa100
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is being a victim of rape 'kamma vipaka'
Replies: 66
Views: 1153

Re: Is being a victim of rape 'kamma vipaka'

DooDoot wrote: Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:03 pm
santa100 wrote: Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:53 pm If one rapes others, will he be subjected to terrible kamma-vipaka, up to and including being raped in return in subsequent lives?"

DooDoot's answer: Yes [ ] No [ ]
Nonsense question.
Not even a keystroke?
by santa100
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is being a victim of rape 'kamma vipaka'
Replies: 66
Views: 1153

Re: Is being a victim of rape 'kamma vipaka'

So, just to be clear, DooDoot's answer to the above question is: "No, there's absolutely no terrible kamma-vipaka if one rapes others", correct? False. You appear lost in a contradiction, where you appear to be saying: 1. Rape is a terrible crime with terrible consequences 2. Rape victims are forme...