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by Zom
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahants in the Human Realm
Replies: 16
Views: 169

Re: Arahants in the Human Realm

I'm surprised that graph by Bodhi and Nanamoli made the mistake of saying a once-returner is reborn once as a human. Actually, a once-returner is born one more time as human or in a deva realm. Most of the cases Buddha identified as being once-returners were reborn in deva realms, not as humans. Ye...
by Zom
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do bad thoughts create bad karma?
Replies: 64
Views: 7064

Re: Do bad thoughts create bad karma?

1. First of all I want to know if bad thoughts that are unacted upon create bad karma? No. Most unwholesome thoughts do not create kamma, unless you produce them intentionally, like: "Let me think something bad" -) In most cases this is not the case, so no kamma is created. Anyway, if we take 3-fol...
by Zom
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings
Replies: 184
Views: 8002

Re: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings

Correct. Any model about "life" is incorrect.
If we take it in full (12 links) - no, not correct. If we take partial schemes, like 4 links ones, then yes, they are (or - can be) applied to this very life.
by Zom
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings
Replies: 184
Views: 8002

Re: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings

Thanks. Isn't VBB's interpretation the three life model?
Can't say about 3 life, but not "one life" for sure. The very essence of paticcasamuppada is to show how samsara unfolds. For that only reason any "one life" model is incorrect, or, at the very least, too superficial.
by Zom
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings
Replies: 184
Views: 8002

Re: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings

I provided ample sutta evidence. You did not quote any suttas.
You provided personal speculation on the matter. Definition of Birth in Paticcasamuppada is well defined by the Buddha, please take a look at SN 12.2.
by Zom
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings
Replies: 184
Views: 8002

Re: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings

Which monk in your opinion has a correct understanding of paticcasamupadda?
For example, Ven. Bodhi does.
Thus Buddhadasa's teaching that "jati" is the "view of self" is at the very least supported by the suttas.
It is not.
by Zom
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings
Replies: 184
Views: 8002

Re: Positive Comments About Buddhadasa Bhikku

about Ven. Buddhadasa (neither positive, nor negative, but objective): 1. He didn't understand Paticcasamuppada correctly, if by "correctly" we mean that explanation one finds in the suttas. 2. His teaching was oriented more on Thais, not on westerners. He was displeased by the fact that Thais mostl...
by Zom
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Going to the forest
Replies: 21
Views: 444

Re: Going to the forest

Raft Dweller... wow.. 8-)
by Zom
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ledi Sayadaw claiming jhana not necessary for path/fruit?
Replies: 28
Views: 618

Re: Ledi Sayadaw claiming jhana not necessary for path/fruit?

Question closed, MN 64 directly says that jhana is necessary for at least non-returning. All those who claim otherwise misrepresent the Blessed One.
by Zom
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are the gods and deities mentioned in Sutta are just the mythology?
Replies: 67
Views: 1299

Re: Are the gods and deities mentioned in Sutta are just the mythology?

Where does it say that Sariputta has not seen gods? To see gods, spirits, yakkhas, etc one must have divine eye ability, this is 1 of 6 abhinnyas. And most arahants had only 1 abhinnya, that is, arahantship itself. They never had divine eye, divine ear, iddhis. They never saw past lives. Sariputta ...
by Zom
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are the gods and deities mentioned in Sutta are just the mythology?
Replies: 67
Views: 1299

Re: Are the gods and deities mentioned in Sutta are just the mythology?

It is difficult for me to believe the stories of gods coming to see the Buddha lighting the entire Jeta's grove etc. Certain stories are porbably just a mythology, especially those speaking about kamaloka gods. As for this passage, one should remember that ordinary people can't see gods. So gods il...
by Zom
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Who doesn't breath?
Replies: 11
Views: 217

Re: Who doesn't breath?

But the way I understand it, their bodies are more subtle, than ours, and don't have cells, they are more like hologram, made out of light. Why would they need to breath? Why do you think they are made of light? They are made of matter, though, invisible to human eye. They must eat (divine nectar, ...
by Zom
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Who doesn't breath?
Replies: 11
Views: 217

Re: Who doesn't breath?

Support by any type of texts or authorities is appreciated. According to vaibhashika (sarvastivadin) texts they (kamaloka gods) even have sex .) And if we take pali - they ride on carts with horses, have trees, parks, animals around, etc, etc, - living like very rich ancient indians .) Why they sho...
by Zom
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ven Thanissaro has misleadingly omitted essential context; invoked a theoretical distinction that has no place in Dhamma
Replies: 27
Views: 756

Re: Ven Thanissaro has misleadingly omitted essential context; invoked a theoretical distinction that has no place in Dh

Ye, and add also "This is Mine, This is Me, This is What I Am" (which is what Thanissaro actually doing with his "non-self" strategy) 8-)
by Zom
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ven Thanissaro has misleadingly omitted essential context; invoked a theoretical distinction that has no place in Dhamma
Replies: 27
Views: 756

Re: Ven Thanissaro has misleadingly omitted essential context; invoked a theoretical distinction that has no place in Dh

I keep hearing this meme that he's an eternalist, but I've never seen any proof. Ofc you won't find his statement like "I have eternalist views" or something like that. But reading here and there this is clearly seen. For example, in his explanation of fire simile (where mind extinguishment is comp...