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by santa100
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: This chinese agama version of Anapanasati matches my experiences
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: This chinese agama version of Anapanasati matches my experiences

The above shows how inauthentic the Agama are; given history records (be it true or false) Rahula was not an arahant when the Buddha was alive. Rahula actually did attain arahantship in MN 147 . And according to DN and SN Comys, Rahula pre-deceased the Buddha and even Sariputta. Later, the Buddha, ...
by santa100
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: sankappa equivalent with vitakka or not?
Replies: 5
Views: 58

Re: sankappa equivalent with vitakka or not?

vens' bodhi, thanissaro, nanamoli have sankappa as "intention" or "resolve". Ven. Bodhi's note on AN 9.14: Samiddhi, on being asked, ‘Based on what do thoughts & resolves arise in a person?’ you have answered, ‘Based on name & form.’ Note: Mp: "Intentions and thoughts are thoughts that are intentio...
by santa100
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does "rapture more not of the flesh" refer to nibbana?
Replies: 23
Views: 417

Re: Does "rapture more not of the flesh" refer to nibbana?

Perhaps our misunderstanding is that you equate "rapture" with just "experience" of drinking water and that if a person does not have this type of rapture he cannot experience the water (is this what you are saying). I am instead making a difference between this rapture which arises from the attach...
by santa100
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does "rapture more not of the flesh" refer to nibbana?
Replies: 23
Views: 417

Re: Does "rapture more not of the flesh" refer to nibbana?

Not sure I follow you. If you still maintain your original position which stated: you can’t experience the first two types when you don’t cling to the aggregates." then the natural logical consequence is that an arahant's no longer able to experience the first 2 kinds of rapture, ie. he's no longer ...
by santa100
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does "rapture more not of the flesh" refer to nibbana?
Replies: 23
Views: 417

Re: Does "rapture more not of the flesh" refer to nibbana?

However, the arahants would experience rapture and pleasure without clinging to the aggregates. Of course that's the point I was trying to make. However, your position now seems to contradict your previous position when you said that clinging is the prerequisite condition for the experiencing of th...
by santa100
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Captivates the Mind of a Man
Replies: 47
Views: 573

Re: Captivates the Mind of a Man

What I fail to see is whether or not God is a lesbian. :computerproblem: So, you’re saying the Buddha didn’t want to waste time on categorizing every type of male or female. Good. Good. Very good. . Kay. Here’s a question. How the fuc do you know what type of male or female you are if there are an ...
by santa100
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Captivates the Mind of a Man
Replies: 47
Views: 573

Re: Captivates the Mind of a Man

What I fail to see is whether or not God is a lesbian. :computerproblem: So, you’re saying the Buddha didn’t want to waste time on categorizing every type of male or female. Good. Good. Very good. . Kay. Here’s a question. How the fuc do you know what type of male or female you are if there are an ...
by santa100
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Captivates the Mind of a Man
Replies: 47
Views: 573

Re: Captivates the Mind of a Man

You say that any other persuasion or fetish can equally captivate the mind of a man or woman or whatever. THIS is the contradiction here. The fact that I don’t need a precept to realize that a woman can commit sexual transgressions does not contradict the fact that I am correctly reading this sutta...
by santa100
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Captivates the Mind of a Man
Replies: 47
Views: 573

Re: Captivates the Mind of a Man

BUT - if someone straight up tells you “Men are attracted to women more than any other thing in the world” AND that someone happens to be infallible - what are you going to conclude about the gay person? You’re going to conclude (in order for the infallible person to remain infallible) that somewhe...
by santa100
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Captivates the Mind of a Man
Replies: 47
Views: 573

Re: Captivates the Mind of a Man

Sorry pal; those are my opinions based on the sutta. Not gunna delve into literature to prove a point as obvious as the one I’m making. You call it homophobia, but the sutta clearly states eg. men are most attracted to women and eg. women are most attracted to men. Then apparently you've read the s...
by santa100
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Captivates the Mind of a Man
Replies: 47
Views: 573

Re: Captivates the Mind of a Man

even queer men and women find the opposite sex more attractive despite their choice in life style (which goes against every grain of truth that people believe today regarding gender, choice and sexuality). ...quite obviously, it does not propogate the teaching to queer folk. ...then here is somethi...
by santa100
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Captivates the Mind of a Man
Replies: 47
Views: 573

Re: Captivates the Mind of a Man

No. You’re right. The Buddha himself may not have been included in any competitions for alms. He would have acquired them by his own merit. My main point anyway was that “Buddhists” in general competed for alms with other religious sects. You, on the other hand, still have to account for your wild ...
by santa100
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Dukkha include Pithy and Sukha?
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: Does Dukkha include Pithy and Sukha?

Does Dukkha include Pithy and Sukha? Ultimately, yes. Remember Dukkha is of 3 categories: Dukkha-dukkha, Viparnama-dukkha, and Sankhara-dukkha. Sankhara-dukkha is the deepest layer, the dukkha of conditioned experience. While Piti/Sukha are refined states of being and important components for a pra...
by santa100
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does kamma determined our birth ?
Replies: 40
Views: 613

Re: Does kamma determined our birth ?

This is a question, an enquiry, with the understanding that performing the kamma , deeds, intentions of unwholesomeness will lead a person to such situations . But , the question of example to be born as an African (or Asian or Westerners) does not point to inferiority or superiority . Just asking ...