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by Zom
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Do we take this lifetime knowledge to the next life?
Replies: 14
Views: 296

Re: Do we take this lifetime knowledge to the next life?

For instance, all the Dhamma book knowledge you gathered by reading will come to an end at your death. But venerable argues that it is better to acquire the knowledge than accumulating bad Kamma. Topic is highly speculative, but cases with kids remembering their past lives give some answers. And, a...
by Zom
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Therevadins the true heretics?
Replies: 116
Views: 1693

Re: Are Therevadins the true heretics?

I challenge the Theravadins on this forum to provide proof that the Buddha taught that anything like matter exists or that everything is not imaginary, explicitly or even strongly implicitly. Here, bhikkhus, some misguided men learn the Dhamma—discourses, stanzas, expositions, verses, exclamations,...
by Zom
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is self view?
Replies: 9
Views: 341

Re: What is self view?

but I can't get a hold on what self-view means. Also, what can you practice to get rid of self-view? Self view is a view that there is some kind of unchanging "thing" in a personality or that personality itself is unchanging and/or not dependent on conditions. Practice to get rid of self-view is wi...
by Zom
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is there some proof that my karma can become better and so i can experience that in this life i living now?
Replies: 12
Views: 465

Re: Is there some proof that my karma can become better and so i can experience that in this life i living now?

Is there some proof that my karma can become better and so i can experience that in this life i living now? Suttas is the proof I guess. And from there one can know that bad kammic result can be lessened if your mind becomes cleaner, and yes, clean mind as it seems makes bad kamma bring result in t...
by Zom
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: The passing of Ven Dhammavuddho Mahathera
Replies: 15
Views: 764

Re: The passing of Ven Dhammavuddho Mahathera

Oh, he was so good. Loved his talks.
I'm sure he was prepared and passed away with no regrets.
by Zom
Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Lack of progress
Replies: 65
Views: 1723

Re: Lack of progress

this is just a superstition
This is just a neophytism.
by Zom
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Lack of progress
Replies: 65
Views: 1723

Re: Lack of progress

Also, I think we underestimate just how long this path will be for most of us. I mean, if we had done the work necessary for quick awakening and easy meditative achievements, we would have been born at the time of the Lord Buddha This, exactly. As seen from the suttas, the number of new arahants wa...
by Zom
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddha did not teach12 dependent arising links
Replies: 43
Views: 1110

Re: Buddha did not teach12 dependent arising links

Now that we know the actual links not twelve , so it seems everything in the early texts is not that reliable . In the suttas there are many different dependent origination models, 2 links, 3 links, 5, 8, 10, 12, and even more than 12. And all of that is very reliable. 12 link model somehow became ...
by Zom
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theories are useless
Replies: 43
Views: 1061

Re: Theories are useless

DNS wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:06 pm
alfa wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:59 am
I think it's all useless. After pages and pages of discussion, after hundreds of articles and books, what's changed?
The anxiety, the desire, the pain ... all this continues.
Interesting theory. :popcorn:
:D And, it is useless too :D
by Zom
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddha did not teach12 dependent arising links
Replies: 43
Views: 1110

Re: Buddha did not teach12 dependent arising links

Whether or not you agree with him, there is much food for thought there. The interesting interpretation he give is that the early links are related to Vedic creation myth, so would give a sense of familiarity to the audience, but then instead of the creation of the world, DO leads to creation of du...
by Zom
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Non returner realm
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: Non returner realm

Any information if the beings are with rupa or No rupa ?
These are RupaLoka realms where beings, as it seems, abide in constant jhana, experiencing jhanic bliss.
by Zom
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Canonical reference that arahants were/are doctors, firefighters, politicians, etc.?
Replies: 39
Views: 1233

Re: Canonical reference that arahants were/are doctors, firefighters, politicians, etc.?

Does anyone know of any canonical reference where arahants would be said to try to cure disease, cure the infirmities of old age, prevent famine, fight forest fires and other natural disasters, etc.?
I don't recall any.
by Zom
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Becoming in Dependant Origination
Replies: 60
Views: 1790

Re: Becoming in Dependant Origination

He discerns that 'Whatever disturbances that would exist based on the effluent of sensuality... the effluent of becoming [existence]... the effluent of ignorance, are not present. And there is only this modicum of disturbance: that connected with the six sensory spheres, dependent on this very body...
by Zom
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Becoming in Dependant Origination
Replies: 60
Views: 1790

Re: Becoming in Dependant Origination

Can someone explain the Becoming stage of Dependant Origination Just a bad word for translation "bhava", which is existence, and not becoming. Nothing really to explain here. If you have clinging (upadana), that leads to existence (bhava), and if there is existence, that always leads to birth, agin...
by Zom
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What type of sickness Buddha had over lifetimes ?
Replies: 23
Views: 732

Re: What type of sickness Buddha had over lifetimes ?

Did the Buddha ever say the act of repentance could erase some kamma due to bad deeds done ? No, it doesn't work this way. Kamma may bring very light (up to almost non-existent) result if one's mind is developed (the more the better, like in the case of arahants). And vice versa, bad defiled person...