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by Zom
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 49
Views: 1317

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

What ethnic group are the last ones from that list ? Just a mixture from central Russia. Most Russian are even not aware of their roots. They know, at best, their grandparents, while in reality their lineage comes from several different ethnic groups. Its good you don't have gypsies in Russia. We h...
by Zom
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 49
Views: 1317

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

In any case, it does not change the fact that many Russians and Ukrainians (to take the examples I know) hate the Blacks for being disgustingly black full stop. As a Russian I can say this is not so. Russians see black people with interest, like "people from another planet", because they are so rar...
by Zom
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can we apply Yamaka Sutta to Puthujana?
Replies: 22
Views: 359

Re: Can we apply Yamaka Sutta to Puthujana?

if one were to cling to the view that there is no self, one would be creating a very subtle sense of self around that view Thanissaro This is true only in a case when someone with a self-view says: "There is no self". As a result he gets: "My self has no self", which leads him not to a subtle sense...
by Zom
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 4 Tetrads, 4 Foundations, 4 Jhanas?
Replies: 26
Views: 370

Re: 4 Tetrads, 4 Foundations, 4 Jhanas?

Regarding the relationship between the four tetrads and the four foundations of mindfulness, the Anapanasati sutta MN 118 itself confirms that each tetrad and its four steps is intended to develop one of the four foundations: I wouldn't say "intended". Reading the sutta I've got the impression that...
by Zom
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can we apply Yamaka Sutta to Puthujana?
Replies: 22
Views: 359

Re: Can we apply Yamaka Sutta to Puthujana?

Can we apply Yamaka Sutta to Puthujana? Yamaka Sutta is about the nature of death and rebirth of an Arahant. The question is whether we can apply the same to a r.un of the mill person. (non-arahant) Yamaka sutta is NOT about death and rebirth of an arahant. It is about deluded person with wrong sel...
by Zom
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 332
Views: 22261

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Pre-Canon, if you like. Common source upon which all early buddhist schools based their teachings, theravada included. In the end, theravada ended up with its Canon, other schools had their own. This is why it is a mistake to say "Pali Canon was the first, all other Canons came later". More than tha...
by Zom
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does "rapture more not of the flesh" refer to nibbana?
Replies: 24
Views: 450

Re: Does "rapture more not of the flesh" refer to nibbana?

You’re correct Zom, do you imply to state that the Buddha exited nibbana to experience the Jhanas? In depends on how one understands "nibbana". “It is said, friend, ‘directly visible nibbāna, directly visible nibbāna.’ In what way has the Blessed One spoken of directly visible nibbāna?” (1)–(8) “He...
by Zom
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 332
Views: 22261

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Could you quote a section or give some page numbers? I don't have time to read the whole text. Thanks. It is fruitless to compare with later versions, no matter how many one can quote from. As you have no time to read, I have no time to search. But the thing is - there are no facts to assert that P...
by Zom
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 332
Views: 22261

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

After all, we do know that it goes back all the way to the first Buddhist Council (Sangayana) just three months after the Parinibbana of the Buddha. All other texts in Chinese, Sanskrit, etc. are later works.
Why are you so sure? Just because theravadins say so?
Have you read this? I recommend.
by Zom
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does "rapture more not of the flesh" refer to nibbana?
Replies: 24
Views: 450

Re: Does "rapture more not of the flesh" refer to nibbana?

The buddha states that he was able to experience the jhanas when he was in nibbana.
He does not say that in there.
by Zom
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?
Replies: 223
Views: 3459

Re: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?

You likely can’t eel wrig your way out of this one ... for instance and in particular ... It seems you just still can't grasp the meaning of what I say. But I'll try again. It depends on how you read the passage. Perhaps you consider here two types of perception, where "cessasion of being" is one, ...
by Zom
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?
Replies: 223
Views: 3459

Re: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?

there is likely no sutta that describes Nirvana as a cessation of perception
Even worse (for you 8-) ) - as there are texts (especially in SN 35 and SN 22 chapters) which describe it as cessation of literally everything .)
by Zom
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arguments against the Pali Canon being authentic?
Replies: 41
Views: 867

Re: Arguments against the Pali Canon being authentic?

What are the arguments that suppose that the Pali Canon is not the literal word of The Buddha? Or that there is nothing at all in the Pali Canon that goes back to the Buddha? The very question should sound like: "What are the arguments that suppose that the Pali Canon is the literal word of The Bud...
by Zom
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?
Replies: 223
Views: 3459

Re: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?

please post from a sutta?
Please re-read the thread, all suttas are there.
by Zom
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Which translation do you prefer: V Thanissaro or V Bodhi's ?
Replies: 72
Views: 5342

Re: Which translation do you prefer: V Thanissaro or V Bodhi's ?

I am not sure which in which context you are taking issue with "becoming" but "unbinding" always seemed like a synonym for unraveling or disentanglement, ultimately the end or a cessation of "a tangle", so i don't mind it. The very translation is incorrect and misleading. The word nirvāṇa, states S...