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by Zom
Thu May 24, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why vibhava is a type of bhava in Dependent Origination?
Replies: 16
Views: 165

Re: Why vibhava is a type of bhava in Dependent Origination?

Does Vibhava can match properly into the dependent origination ? Vibhava tanha is, obviously, connected with uccheda views (annihilationism) which are still wrong views, though superior to other views. The key here is that annihilationist view is still a self-view (sakkaya-ditthi), and self-view st...
by Zom
Thu May 24, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Buddhists from Pakistan
Replies: 3
Views: 515

Re: Buddhists from Pakistan

Found some more pieces of information. VIDEO :thumbsup:

by Zom
Wed May 23, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: New Translation Project from Sutta Central
Replies: 67
Views: 6321

Re: New Translation Project from Sutta Central

Yeah, their main purpose is to make the texts accessible to people that would be pushed back by Bhikkhu Bodhi's and other authors' translations. It's a good goal and why I've stopped expecting different translations from Sutta Central. However, if they add a feature to toggle the technical Pali ter...
by Zom
Wed May 16, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?
Replies: 376
Views: 50242

Re: Buddhists and copyright

and in the sense of copyright, it's still a copy,
I think you confuse copyright with so called "piracy" - which is not the same.
by Zom
Tue May 15, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Labyrinths and Mazes
Replies: 9
Views: 187

Re: Labyrinths and Mazes

You mean buddhist path? No, there is no such simile. Thicket of views is about non-buddhist path, someone with wrong views goes here and there and somewhere else without gaining right understanding and right goal. As for a buddhist path.. well, this one is the closest: https://suttacentral.net/sn22....
by Zom
Mon May 14, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Drawbacks of a one-size-fits-all approach to teaching Dhamma?
Replies: 29
Views: 516

Re: Drawbacks of a one-size-fits-all approach to teaching Dhamma?

The Buddha's Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony. Perhaps Bhikkhu Bodhi was inspired by this site.
Unlikely. Good and experienced buddhists who know suttas well, will come to such Dhamma presentation naturally.
by Zom
Mon May 14, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Drawbacks of a one-size-fits-all approach to teaching Dhamma?
Replies: 29
Views: 516

Re: Drawbacks of a one-size-fits-all approach to teaching Dhamma?

Do you know the background to it? Who compiled it? Their sources?
This is by Ven. Prayudh Payutto. Probably, the most renowned scholar monk from Thailand.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prayudh_Payutto
by Zom
Mon May 14, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: SN Goenka - Theravada Dhammaduta extraordinaire
Replies: 44
Views: 782

Re: SN Goenka - Theravada Dhammaduta extraordinaire

As a result his retreats act like a great Dhamma door They'd meet Dhamma in this way or another. If not Goenka, they would visit other retreats. If there were no retreats, they would go to somewhere else. The truth is, a minimum of Goenka visitors become buddhists. In this sense, no, he is not "The...
by Zom
Sun May 13, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Drawbacks of a one-size-fits-all approach to teaching Dhamma?
Replies: 29
Views: 516

Re: Drawbacks of a one-size-fits-all approach to teaching Dhamma?

Taking this into consideration, when teaching the laity today, perhaps it would be more appropriate to focus more on the teachings directed to them, and less on the teachings directed to monastics. Personally, as a lay follower, I've found the teachings to lay people to be far more pertinent. What ...
by Zom
Sat May 12, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Armenian PM Sarkisian Resigns, Thousands Celebrate
Replies: 78
Views: 1666

Re: Armenian PM Sarkisian Resigns, Thousands Celebrate

Funny video ) "Give five if you are anti-Putin" )

by Zom
Sat May 12, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If you become a Sotapanna will you know that?
Replies: 45
Views: 789

Re: If you become a Sotapanna will you know that?

A relevant story is about Mahanama who was doubting himself because he got angry at his servants and questioned the Tathagata about his state, i don't remember the details and not sure where to find it tho. Mahanama was once-returner as far as I remember. And still he was afraid to die in a defiled...
by Zom
Fri May 11, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If you become a Sotapanna will you know that?
Replies: 45
Views: 789

Re: If you become a Sotapanna will you know that?

If you become a Sotapanna will you know that?
Perhaps, no, or at least, not in all cases. The reason is "Dhamma Mirror" teaching given by the Buddha for people to check if they are stream-winners. If you know that for sure at the moment of attaining - what is the need for this "mirror"? 8-)
by Zom
Thu May 10, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Armenian PM Sarkisian Resigns, Thousands Celebrate
Replies: 78
Views: 1666

Re: Armenian PM Sarkisian Resigns, Thousands Celebrate

Only thing I would add is that the term "collapse" that is generally used when reffering to the event makes it look like something bad. In reality, life improved dramatically for all warsaw pact member states due to swiching to capitalism after the 10 year transition period passed Well, for Russia ...
by Zom
Thu May 10, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Armenian PM Sarkisian Resigns, Thousands Celebrate
Replies: 78
Views: 1666

Re: Armenian PM Sarkisian Resigns, Thousands Celebrate

Sure. But this was a Western model introduced. Why keep denying this? The Western technocrats planned the Yelstin transition. Sorry to ruin your conspiracy theory, but no, model is russian 8-) All those guys, and even those in the power today, come from Communist Party of the Soviet Union. What we ...
by Zom
Wed May 09, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Armenian PM Sarkisian Resigns, Thousands Celebrate
Replies: 78
Views: 1666

Re: Armenian PM Sarkisian Resigns, Thousands Celebrate

Its irrelevant. The violence is unrelated to the Russian legislation. Unfortunately, many laws in Russia just do not work (or work only when this is useful for government). Police, army, government, courts are totally corrupted. It's been like that since the fall of the USSR, since 1991. Before tha...
by Zom
Mon May 07, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2230
Views: 100429

Re: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread

Nirvana is difficult to understand, subtle, hard to see
Buddha never said that. He said that Dhamma is difficult to understand, and Dependent Origination is subtle, hard to see.
by Zom
Mon May 07, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2230
Views: 100429

Re: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread

... So these gave some clarity :meditate: and brought the urge to attempt or seek further explanation to an end, at least for now. I don't agree with him here on bhava, because there are no statements in the suttas which do support this explanation. For me bhava is precisely existence in ontologica...
by Zom
Sun May 06, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2230
Views: 100429

Re: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread

these good recluses and brahmins in this section of this sutta are denying/affirming the existence of Nibbana in general No, they deny that existence may end. They think that living being always exist somewhere somehow. this carries a different tone then Non-existence (don't you agree?) I don't, be...
by Zom
Sun May 06, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Armenian PM Sarkisian Resigns, Thousands Celebrate
Replies: 78
Views: 1666

Re: Armenian PM Sarkisian Resigns, Thousands Celebrate

My past life kamma did not lead to my reincarnation in Russia. It is not my destiny.
Don't behave badly or you'll get here :twisted: