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by Zom
Sat May 23, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Old age, sickness and death
Replies: 16
Views: 608

Re: Old age, sickness and death

That's interesting:

by Zom
Fri May 22, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Is jhana a dream or real?
Replies: 17
Views: 476

Re: Is jhana a dream or real?

Once jhana is attained, normal wakefulness will be considered by yourself as a sleeping state in comparison with jhana -)
by Zom
Thu May 21, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Old age, sickness and death
Replies: 16
Views: 608

Re: Old age, sickness and death

Death in Microcosmos 8-)

by Zom
Thu May 21, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: sankappa equivalent with vitakka or not?
Replies: 6
Views: 930

Re: sankappa equivalent with vitakka or not?

Also there's the Vinaya's definition of cittasaṅkappa in connection with the third pārājika rule Note: Mp: "Intentions and thoughts are thoughts that are intentions" (sankappavitakka ti sankappabhuta vitakka). This is said because the two words, sankappa and vitakka, are used almost interchangeably...
by Zom
Thu May 21, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: What is being quoted in this Visuddhimagga quote?
Replies: 31
Views: 570

Re: What is being quoted in this Visuddhimagga quote?

What is being quoted?
Some Commentary. Such verses don't exist in the suttas.
by Zom
Wed May 20, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "The Broken Buddha" by Ven.Dhammika and other scandals
Replies: 383
Views: 89126

Re: "The Broken Buddha" by Ven.Dhammika and other scandals

Ven Dhammika's "Middle land, middle way",
Nice book, indeed.
by Zom
Tue May 19, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: What exactly the status of the Sotapanna?
Replies: 6
Views: 394

Re: What exactly the status of the Sotapanna?

2. Eliminated the doubt here means with absolute certainty one knows the path to cessation . 3. Free from observing precepts that led to non path . In the suttas doubt is explained as doubt about what dhammas (mental states) are good and what are bad (wholesome/unwholesome). Stream-winner doesn't h...
by Zom
Sat May 16, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: devas visited indian people ancient time but not now?
Replies: 30
Views: 1215

Re: devas visited indian people ancient time but not now?

ancient time in india both in hindu as well as buddhist tradition, devas visited them to tell even small matter but now no one sees them nor deva appear before them voluntierly. why is this ? They never did. If you read suttas very carefully, you will see that only those who had Divine Eye could se...
by Zom
Mon May 11, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: masturbation what's wrong?
Replies: 555
Views: 141390

Re: masturbation what's wrong?

:D
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by Zom
Mon May 11, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Reason for visiing the monastery. East vs West
Replies: 18
Views: 876

Re: Reason for visiing the monastery. East vs West

And Ajaan Uthai’s response was, “What do you mean *straight to the top?*
Buddha didn't teach to start with meditation. So yes, that ajahn was right.
by Zom
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: who don't want to be known as a good person
Replies: 33
Views: 595

Re: who don't want to be known as a good person

I'd say in a "money making" part of society. Not everywhere.
by Zom
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: who don't want to be known as a good person
Replies: 33
Views: 595

Re: who don't want to be known as a good person

i barely recall reading a particular sutta about a person of integrity being one who does not want others to know they are a good person it's not the same as another one of a similar theme Ye, very good sutta. There's also a similar passage in ancient Suttanipata part (4.3): When a person, without ...
by Zom
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How many of you really tried to attain jhana?
Replies: 31
Views: 1226

Re: How many of you really tried to attain jhana?

post quites and commentries and debate of jhana.
This is because they don't attain it -)
by Zom
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bahiya sutras - what's the significance?
Replies: 38
Views: 1549

Re: Bahiya sutras - what's the significance?

So you are claiming that present life practice is independent of former lives?
Some things in this present life are caused by past life kamma - some, not all, and certainly not fruits of spiritual life. Thinking otherwise is deterministic view, critisized by the Buddha.