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by santa100
Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: A few questions...
Replies: 18
Views: 242

Re: A few questions...

Paul Howard wrote:I meditate when possible during my daily schedule and have been reading the Dhammapada, which I have greatly enjoyed.
Dhammapada is a wonderful text but there're instances where one'd need some background story and context to help clarify the meaning. The link here could be useful.
by santa100
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americans will never give up their guns.
Replies: 71
Views: 1143

Re: Americans will never give up their guns.

I wouldnt' go so far as saying the US "has rotten from the inside", but the current situation is certainly very bizzarre: high school kids showing an amazingly high level of dignity and maturity while the adults in the Senate and House show an absurd level of immaturity and stupidity. Through such t...
by santa100
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the sixth sense base ?
Replies: 50
Views: 536

Re: What is the sixth sense base ?

the Theravada description of the 6th sense base limits it to within the mental scope. Does this mean Dependent Origination is only about mental phenomena? ie: When it says Salayatana means only mental not physical? No, notice there're 2 separate terms: Manaytana/the mind base, the 6th of the Six se...
by santa100
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the sixth sense base ?
Replies: 50
Views: 536

Re: What is the sixth sense base ?

Hi , we are use to take the nama as something belongs to of non matter . But , could it be possible nama is Unseen matter! Sort of like Dark Matter? While modern physics doesn't clearly distinguish nama/rupa since matter and energy are interchangeable medium, the Theravada description of the 6th se...
by santa100
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What are these 2 set of words?
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: What are these 2 set of words?

I have occasionally heard both of these. Sila, samadhi, panna and dana, sila, bhavana They're all aspects of Dhamma cultivation, but being used in different context. Sila, samadhi, panna are the Threefold Training that are implemented thru the Eightfold Noble Path: The three aggregates are not incl...
by santa100
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?
Replies: 172
Views: 2154

Re: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?

Please answer about Goutama and not Buddha .. using Buddha's contribution to the world as justification for him leaving his family is hindsight bias. If the story stopped at Goutama .. then how would you feel about his abandoning his wife and child? The questions stops at the night (or day) he left...
by santa100
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?
Replies: 172
Views: 2154

Re: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?

His development of mental perfections(parmitas) over his countless rebirths. What I’m suggesting is more of an apparent and ultimate right and wrong. It seems easier for gotama to leave his family behind and break his fathers golden chains because of his development in mental perfections. To his wi...
by santa100
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?
Replies: 172
Views: 2154

Re: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?

Well now your contradicting yourself. It was your position that it was harder for gotama to leave due to his palace, great wealth, talented women, great respect loyal followers, etc... Now you seem to be suggesting that it’s easier for him to leave due to these signs or conditions he possessed. The...
by santa100
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?
Replies: 172
Views: 2154

Re: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?

I always thought he left before his child was born but I’ll concede to this. You have to agree that gotama left with the intention of finding an end to suffering, but there was really no guarantee he would accomplish this. At the heart of this topic it seems that when people come in contact with dh...
by santa100
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?
Replies: 172
Views: 2154

Re: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?

Let’s try to get back on track. I did not use filthy language towards the Buddha, I used explicit language to give, in my opinion with regards to a more realistic version of palace life 2500 yrs ago. I referred to “Mr gotama” as a peasant in comparison to the luxuries that I have at my disposal in ...
by santa100
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?
Replies: 172
Views: 2154

Re: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?

santa100 if you would like to discuss my filthy mind I’m happy to do it in the repentance thread. I don’t want to derail this thread. The truth is that this thread wouldn't get derailed had you not used such language toward the Buddha. The thread only got derailed the moment you uttered those very ...
by santa100
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?
Replies: 172
Views: 2154

Re: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?

What filthy language? Exhibit A: Peasant, bucket boy, tinder, ass. ...I guarantee you my palace kicks gotama s ass. ...What did that peasant have compared to me, a mud hut, stifling heat perhaps someone to fan him, did he have indoor plumbing? Probably some smelly hole to do his business or at best...
by santa100
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Repenting
Replies: 17
Views: 268

Re: Repenting

thepea wrote: I guarantee you my palace kicks gotama's ass ...What did that peasant have compared to me, a mud hut, stifling heat perhaps someone to fan him, did he have indoor plumbing? Probably some smelly hole to do his business or at best a bucket boy. Perhaps a polluted river to swim in to coo...
by santa100
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?
Replies: 172
Views: 2154

Re: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?

I guarantee you my palace kicks gotama's ass ...What did that peasant have compared to me, a mud hut, stifling heat perhaps someone to fan him, did he have indoor plumbing? Probably some smelly hole to do his business or at best a bucket boy. Perhaps a polluted river to swim in to cool off. You use...
by santa100
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?
Replies: 172
Views: 2154

Re: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?

Assuming that's true, then are you a prince of a few hundred square miles who is physically and mentally powerful, exceedingly wealthy, exceedingly intelligent, hold the most honorable title, honor and prestige in the country, live in multiple palaces packed with beautiful and talented women? What ...
by santa100
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?
Replies: 172
Views: 2154

Re: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?

Why do you feel mr gotama had more to give up than you or I? I don't need to "feel" anything. The fact is right there in front of you. Neither you nor I are the princes of any country who possess every worldly blessing possible in the world. Are you physically and mentally powerful, exceedingly wea...
by santa100
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?
Replies: 172
Views: 2154

Re: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?

Why do you feel mr gotama had more to give up than you or I? I don't need to "feel" anything. The fact is right there in front of you. Neither you nor I are the princes of any country who possess every worldly blessing possible in the world. Are you physically and mentally powerful, exceedingly wea...
by santa100
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Does your body adjust to your meditation time.
Replies: 9
Views: 232

Re: Does your body adjust to your meditation time.

Patrice wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:34 am
Boy I'm my legs makes me suffer. I haven't had pain like that in over a year. It's hard to guess but I start having trouble after about an hour (the time I'm use to meditate).
Listen to your body. Sharp pain is always a bad sign. Some useful tips and advice from a related thread here