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by Zom
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why Meditation Doesn't Work For Many People?
Replies: 37
Views: 493

Re: Why Meditation Doesn't Work For Many People?

The Buddha's teaching on meditation is not rigid and monolithic.
Yes. And today's meditation is Spiritual Fastfood. You won't become healthy eating this.
by Zom
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth in lower states although has right view
Replies: 29
Views: 454

Re: Rebirth in lower states although has right view

Where did he say that? Sounds like Jainism. Common misconception. Where in Jainism do they say that? And in Suttapitaka there are several passages, like: “Attained to the end of all kamma, Liberated in the extinction of acquisitions, That Blessed One is my Teacher: His is the teaching I approve.” (...
by Zom
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth in lower states although has right view
Replies: 29
Views: 454

Re: Rebirth in lower states although has right view

This sort of misunderstanding comes because people think there really are beings that exist and pass away . But the truth is, there are beings that exist, die, pass away, reborn, and get particular kammic results in their next life from a certain deed done in this life. Ignoring conventional truth ...
by Zom
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth in lower states although has right view
Replies: 29
Views: 454

Re: Rebirth in lower states although has right view

moggalana death by killing parents before many life time i think more than 7..
many cheif disciple are aspiration and karmic activity from previous buddha
This is not in the suttas and I'd be careful to trust everything late buddhist literature tells you.
by Zom
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth in lower states although has right view
Replies: 29
Views: 454

Re: Rebirth in lower states although has right view

Any reason for why you are pretty sure? A lot, actually. First of all, such theory isn't supported by the suttas. It can be extrapolated (this is what Commy does), but texts themselves never say that. While talking about kamma, Buddha say that it will bring its result "either here in this life, or ...
by Zom
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth in lower states although has right view
Replies: 29
Views: 454

Re: Rebirth in lower states although has right view

and so we can lead a perfectly moral life now and still end up in a lower realm because of some bad deed committed hundreds, thousands, millions or more years in the past. This is a poor commentarial theory. I'm pretty sure kamma doesn't work that way and is always limited to several nearby lifetim...
by Zom
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the view (Ditthi)? How it deffer from thoughts (Sankappa)
Replies: 26
Views: 441

Re: What is the view (Ditthi)? How it deffer from thoughts (Sankappa)

Views are concepts you believe in (on certain grounds, uncluding personal knowledge). Sankappas are not thoughts, but intentions, inclinations. Vitakkas are thoughts and can be, as it seems, about literally everything.
by Zom
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Sakadagami return to this world only once?
Replies: 18
Views: 3351

Re: Why Sakadagami return to this world only once?

Difference between a stream-winner and once-returner shows the strength of sensuality and ill will fetters.
by Zom
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: is there someone who has a satisfying lay life
Replies: 25
Views: 507

Re: is there someone who has a satisfying lay life

can anyone say they now have a rewarding life as a lay person whereas before they converted to buddhism they did not? I definitely can say that. Dhamma changed my life significantly in a very good way. I also noticed that I do better when I'm in a family, rather than when I'm alone on my own (in th...
by Zom
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Jain Ideas Absorbed into the Dhamma
Replies: 129
Views: 3187

Re: Jain Ideas Absorbed into the Dhamma

Any thoughts on this claim? Does the cessation of Perception and Feeling and the other arūpa jhānas make sense within the Dhamma, or are they alien to it? Cessation of Perception and Feeling is the only "true" attainment in Dhamma, actual real nibbana, where personal existence really ends, which is...
by Zom
Sat May 23, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Old age, sickness and death
Replies: 16
Views: 731

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: 644

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: 731

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: 993

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: 35
Views: 975

Re: What is being quoted in this Visuddhimagga quote?

What is being quoted?
Some Commentary. Such verses don't exist in the suttas.