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by santa100
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the ignorance remove later or in the beginning ?
Replies: 8
Views: 56

Re: Does the ignorance remove later or in the beginning ?

If ignorance is abandoned at the end when attaining arahatship , this means a sotapanna still have ignorant . Thus, the sotapanna will have Wrong View per Sn45.1. Therefore , a sotapanna do not have True Knowledge . Notice SN 45.1 says: "For an unwise person immersed in ignorance , wrong view sprin...
by santa100
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: High Birth Low Birth
Replies: 12
Views: 144

Re: High Birth Low Birth

Pondera wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:24 am
It sounds as though you are saying that the ends justify the means?
No, one has to cook up something to qualify it as "ends justify means". In the DN 3 case, the Buddha didn't cook up anything. He simply stated the fact.
by santa100
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: High Birth Low Birth
Replies: 12
Views: 144

Re: High Birth Low Birth

Notice the exceedingly arrogant attitude Ambattha displayed when he first met the Buddha: 1.9. Ambattha went up to the dwelling and on to the verandah, coughed, and knocked. The Lord opened the door, and Ambaṭṭha went in. The young men entered, exchanged courtesies with the Lord, and sat down to one...
by santa100
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.
Replies: 163
Views: 3548

Re: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.

No he did not. Not in that DN 31 case. Maybe he has compassion and does not wish to cause people to worry; given what was omitted is rarely practised in the West and probably has greatly declined in Asia. I recall posting this passage once on this forum and an Australian member accused me of accusi...
by santa100
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.
Replies: 163
Views: 3548

Re: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.

If you wholeheartely believe there're real mistakes, why not? Please do. Since I cannot even convince you about Dhamma matters, how can I convince them? Buddhism is sectarian . Different monks appear to deliberately make different offerings to the spiritual marketplace. :focus: No he did not. Not i...
by santa100
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.
Replies: 163
Views: 3548

Re: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.

Since you seem to have a good experience with him, why don't you contact him to have him correct his translation mistake of DN 31 . Lol. If I did that then I would have to also send many very long letters to Bhikkhu Bodhi, Thanissaro and all of the other translators. :roll: If you wholeheartely bel...
by santa100
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.
Replies: 163
Views: 3548

Re: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.

Well, I have met and spoken to him a few times . While I certainly do not accord with much of the mission he has chosen nor agree with many of his views, I found him very pleasant, with good skills, with good metta and very open minded. When pressed on the issue of the Analayo and Brahmali vendetta...
by santa100
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Paticcasamupadda - namarupa/name-and-form, vinnana/consciousness, and sankharas/fabrications
Replies: 41
Views: 584

Re: Paticcasamupadda - namarupa/name-and-form, vinnana/consciousness, and sankharas/fabrications

Any time bro. Definitely not brothers. :jumping: "For the Blessed One, O Lord, spoke these words to me: 'I shall not come to my final passing away, Evil One, until my bhikkhus and bhikkhunis, laymen and laywomen, have come to be true disciples — wise, well disciplined, apt and learned, preservers o...
by santa100
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Paticcasamupadda - namarupa/name-and-form, vinnana/consciousness, and sankharas/fabrications
Replies: 41
Views: 584

Re: Paticcasamupadda - namarupa/name-and-form, vinnana/consciousness, and sankharas/fabrications

DooDoot wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:48 am
santa100 wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:47 am
Because so far you haven't initiated any good one.
Exactly. Point proven. :thumbsup:
Any time bro.
by santa100
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Paticcasamupadda - namarupa/name-and-form, vinnana/consciousness, and sankharas/fabrications
Replies: 41
Views: 584

Re: Paticcasamupadda - namarupa/name-and-form, vinnana/consciousness, and sankharas/fabrications

DooDoot wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:46 am
santa100 wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:45 am
Nothing wrong with discussion/debate. I love debating.
Personally, I have not noticed any debate from you.
Because so far you haven't initiated any good one. Show real debate and real debate will come.
by santa100
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Paticcasamupadda - namarupa/name-and-form, vinnana/consciousness, and sankharas/fabrications
Replies: 41
Views: 584

Re: Paticcasamupadda - namarupa/name-and-form, vinnana/consciousness, and sankharas/fabrications

If commy contradicts sutta then it perverts or imputes itself upon sutta. That is why Buddhists discusss & debate these matters. Nothing wrong with discussion/debate. I love debating. But don't forget that more often than not, we already impute our own view upon the suttas and automatically assume ...
by santa100
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: In which Jhana do you experience the following concentration?
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: In which Jhana do you experience the following concentration?

It's probably not locked to any particular Jhana level per se 'cuz it's a criteria belonging to what's called strong insight concentration/BalavaVipassanaSamadhi. Ven. Bodhi's note from "Connected Discourses": Suññata sam›dhi, animitta sam›dhi, appa˚ihita sam›dhi. Spk gives no explanation of these t...
by santa100
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.
Replies: 163
Views: 3548

Re: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.

rightviewftw wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:37 pm
what makes you think that Ven. Sujato is a sekkha?
You're right. I actually gave tons of leniency saying that. He could be a lot lower than that.
by santa100
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Paticcasamupadda - namarupa/name-and-form, vinnana/consciousness, and sankharas/fabrications
Replies: 41
Views: 584

Re: Paticcasamupadda - namarupa/name-and-form, vinnana/consciousness, and sankharas/fabrications

Well, then of course you're entitled to your own opinion. Sure. But when I read your opinion I actually read it, comprehend it then refute it. That you can't do with my opinion. :smile: As I posted, the "sankhara" link is made up of mental & physical phenomena also; the same as "nama-rupa". That is...
by santa100
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Paticcasamupadda - namarupa/name-and-form, vinnana/consciousness, and sankharas/fabrications
Replies: 41
Views: 584

Re: Paticcasamupadda - namarupa/name-and-form, vinnana/consciousness, and sankharas/fabrications

Why do you keep advocating all this conspiracy theory nonsense in so many posts? I'll repeat my question: Now per DO: Avijja conditions Sankhara, then Sankhara conditions Vinnana; now if Vinnana is exclusively of the sense consciousness, then how can Vinnana exists before Nama-Rupa come into the pi...