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by Zom
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cūlapanthaka versus sutta expertise
Replies: 7
Views: 120

Re: Cūlapanthaka versus sutta expertise

It was said Cūlapanthaka wasn't able to memorise much . He was dull and not intelligent . But , he does attained Arahantship later . I doubt that commentarial story about Cūlapanthaka is true. There was one sutta in Anguttara where Buddha says that a dull person cannot attain ariyan levels. The who...
by Zom
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Is SN 36.6 really about two "feelings"??
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Is SN 36.6 really about two "feelings"??

Yes, vedana is twofold: mental and bodily.

As for paticcasamuppada - yes, feelings are there in several links.
by Zom
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: how do we know what the buddha looked like?
Replies: 31
Views: 1219

Re: how do we know what the buddha looked like?

We know that the Buddha was bald.
Also, as seen from the suttas, Buddha didn't differ too much in appearance from other monks; some people couldn't recognize him.
by Zom
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Conceit belongs to which of these (ignorance greed hatred) ?
Replies: 13
Views: 164

Re: Conceit belongs to which of these (ignorance greed hatred) ?

Could you elaborate ?
Of course. Conceit is based on the very feeling of self, which comes directly from ignorance - wrong understanding and perceiving of "how things really are".
by Zom
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why sakadagami and anagami disciples not found ?
Replies: 36
Views: 622

Re: Why sakadagami and anagami disciples not found ?

anagamin is not returning from THAT world to THIS Earthly world in contrast . That world - Rupa Loka. This world - Kama loka. So, yes, the statement is correct. Anagami can't be born in any kamaloka heavens. It is impossible for him. Only rupa-loka. Surely not returning to this world is talking abo...
by Zom
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: 109-Year-Old Veteran and His Secrets to Life Will Make You Smile
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: 109-Year-Old Veteran and His Secrets to Life Will Make You Smile

For people who have very good health one of major, or possibly, the major reason why they live for so long - is the will to live itself. This man seems to have a stong will to live still. My wife told me a story about her grandmother. Don't remember how old was she, but quite old. She also smoked a ...
by Zom
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Paticcasamupadda - namarupa/name-and-form, vinnana/consciousness, and sankharas/fabrications
Replies: 41
Views: 583

Re: Paticcasamupadda - namarupa/name-and-form, vinnana/consciousness, and sankharas/fabrications

If I'm reading this right, it's saying that consciousness arises simultaneously with name-and-form, and has no other prior conditions (e.g. volitional formations are not a condition for consciousness here). They still are a cause, because volitional formations are included in name-and-form .) Sankh...
by Zom
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why sakadagami and anagami disciples not found ?
Replies: 36
Views: 622

Re: Why sakadagami and anagami disciples not found ?

Why is it called Once Returner is because s/he needs to return to this world 1 more time ! And Not reborn in deva world ! As far as I understand, by "world" all kamaloka is meant. Wiki also says that. Non-returner doesn't return to kamaloka, not only to human world. By the way, there is a special s...
by Zom
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: MN 120: why are bhikkhus aspiring for the household life?
Replies: 15
Views: 327

Re: MN 120: why are bhikkhus aspiring for the household life?

MN 120: why are bhikkhus aspiring for the household life?
I think the majority of all asian monks (most of whom ordain temporarily) are aspiring for the [good future] household life .) So, nothing strange in the sutta.
by Zom
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why sakadagami and anagami disciples not found ?
Replies: 36
Views: 622

Re: Why sakadagami and anagami disciples not found ?

From what i know ,once-returner reborn once in human world might not match well with a case of Migasala's father, Purana, and Isidatta the uncle whom was both a once-returner reborn in Tusita Heaven. No. Either in human or in divine world. Both Purana and Isidatta were once-returners, as Buddha said.
by Zom
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why sakadagami and anagami disciples not found ?
Replies: 36
Views: 622

Re: Why sakadagami and anagami disciples not found ?

Best known non-returner (lay) -- Citta. Look SN 41 chapter (all suttas .) Known once-returners are two friends - Isidatta and Purana. There are several suttas about them, like SN 55.6 or AN 10.75. Ah well, Mahanama (several texts as well) was also once-returner, though there is no sutta where Buddha...
by Zom
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: “Enters & Remains”
Replies: 27
Views: 3805

Re: “Enters & Remains”

As for these deities, I think they have the same cause for joy as jhanic practitioner - that is, generally, clean mind. Again, as Buddha said in Anguttara, mind on its own is bright and luminous, however, it is clouded with defilements. Obhassa (luminosity) in mind, deities, and jhanas has one and s...
by Zom
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: “Enters & Remains”
Replies: 27
Views: 3805

Re: “Enters & Remains”

I am inclined therefore to believe it is the four great elements - but a strait answer in the suttas is elusive. There is room for interpretation. Without a doubt, form is something made up from 4 mahabhutas - and suttas say that directly (for example in MN 28 if I'm not mistaken). Forms, again, ca...
by Zom
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: “Enters & Remains”
Replies: 27
Views: 3805

Re: “Enters & Remains”

How does one “permeate and suffuse” ones body with the joy and pleasure of that state if it is merely a state of perception? In other words, does the earth element itself come into contact with the body during jhana? Body is permeated with joy - as it is - this has nothing to do with perception. If...