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by santa100
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Born female due to sexual misconduct in past lives
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: Born female due to sexual misconduct in past lives

Well, general Buddhism appears to not say this. For example: Let's be more precise on what general Buddhism is, those general Buddhist authors (even including the world's most renowned monks from ancient to modern time) are entitled to their opinions. But that doesn't prove anything about the posit...
by santa100
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Monks and following rules
Replies: 7
Views: 96

Re: Monks and following rules

Is any of this a big deal? My mind tends to gravitate towards criticism, so I was really caught up on the fact that I saw him eating after noon time, which bothered me. However, I wonder if I'm just being too strict/anal about rules, etc. I'm curious to have some input about how I should better rel...
by santa100
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Born female due to sexual misconduct in past lives
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: Born female due to sexual misconduct in past lives

However, today I read Thig 15.1, which appears to at least infer being born female is due to sexual misconduct in past lives. I don't see any inference there. Notice her evil kamma from a previous life was: "Assailed the virtue of my neighbours’ wives", and so kamma will dictate subsequent rebirths...
by santa100
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?
Replies: 79
Views: 716

Re: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?

StormBorn wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:32 pm
binocular wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:09 pm
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by santa100
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?
Replies: 79
Views: 716

Re: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?

Liberation doesn't discriminate skin color, nor does ignorance.
by santa100
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: What really are the five factors of Nama ?
Replies: 14
Views: 175

Re: What really are the five factors of Nama ?

Ven. Yuttadhammo's explanation here
by santa100
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: What really are the five factors of Nama ?
Replies: 14
Views: 175

Re: What really are the five factors of Nama ?

As a side note: isn’t this recipe for “form” an indication of what we have in ”rupa” jhana? (Pushing my own philosophy here :)) I think what rupa jhana means is that one relies on a "form" object for their meditation objects, like some kasinas or the breaths or the body, etc.; as opposed to arupa j...
by santa100
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: What really are the five factors of Nama ?
Replies: 14
Views: 175

Re: What really are the five factors of Nama ?

So Vinnana/Citta/Mano does not seem like a part of NamaRupa. Then what is it? It's what conditions Nama. Ven. Bodhi's note in "Connected Discourses": It should be noted that in the Nikāyas, nāmarūpa does not include consciousness (viññāṇa). Consciousness is its condition, and the two are mutually d...
by santa100
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: What really are the five factors of Nama ?
Replies: 14
Views: 175

Re: What really are the five factors of Nama ?

Venearable Sariputta says nama is 1. Vedana 2. sanna 3. Cetana 4. Phassa 5. Manasikara How the Buddha defined it: And what, bhikkhus, is name-and-form? Feeling, perception, volition, contact, attention: this is called name. The four great elements and the form derived from the four great elements: ...
by santa100
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism Expired, says Gnanananda
Replies: 35
Views: 427

Re: Buddhism Expired, says Gnanananda

To be honest with you I do not think that Stephen Hawking is the smartest guy on earth. He might not for there's another obvious candidate for the "smartest guy on earth" title whose famous equation starts with the same letter as his last name. But there's no dispute that those 2 guys are in a leag...
by santa100
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism Expired, says Gnanananda
Replies: 35
Views: 427

Re: Buddhism Expired, says Gnanananda

That's possible, but something Hawking or even Malthus did not take into account, was the changing culture where now those in developed nations are having fewer and fewer children. As under-developed nations become more developed, their birth rates might drop too. Let's hope that you're right. But ...
by santa100
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism Expired, says Gnanananda
Replies: 35
Views: 427

Re: Buddhism Expired, says Gnanananda

So it is fine, at least for another 2,454 years. That'd be a very optimistic number according to one of the smartest guys one earth, Stephen Hawking. The Hawk said that we humans only get less than 600 yrs to go before checkmate unless we find a way to mass migrate to a different earth by then. So ...
by santa100
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism Expired, says Gnanananda
Replies: 35
Views: 427

Re: Buddhism Expired, says Gnanananda

StormBorn wrote:I'm confused about how the ordaining of bhikkhunis caused a 500 year expiry date on the dispensation?
A common misconception as explained from another thread here
by santa100
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist
Replies: 58
Views: 794

Re: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist

I'm surprised that no one has clarified that SuttaCentral.net is one thing and discourse.suttacentral.net is another. The confusion is not without cause and people making bug reports often don't understand the difference. That's true but Sujato's agenda's already crept over into the suttacentral.ne...
by santa100
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada and Sex: Sexual Misconduct
Replies: 58
Views: 1174

Re: Theravada and Sex: Sexual Misconduct

Sujato appears to have not translated the passage. It appears Sujato deliberately skips the item for suttacentral still hasn't replied after I sent an email requesting them to correct the error thru their contact address: suttacentral.net@gmail.com. It's one thing to differ in interpretations regar...