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by Zom
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Into The Stream with Sensual Desires...
Replies: 19
Views: 524

Re: Into The Stream with Sensual Desires...

For a person to indulge in sensual pleasures without sensual passion, without sensual perception, without sensual thinking: That isn't possible.
Indulge does not mean "experience". Arahant can experience sensual pleasures. But he won't look for them.
by Zom
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Into The Stream with Sensual Desires...
Replies: 19
Views: 524

Re: Into The Stream with Sensual Desires...

A Non-Returner can not feel them
Again - pleasure or craving? Arahant can experience pleasure.
by Zom
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajahn Brahm
Replies: 28
Views: 1378

Re: Ajahn Brahm

Maybe I'll get into a jhana if I follow his steps..
You won't 8-)
by Zom
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Too young to ordain?
Replies: 14
Views: 374

Re: Too young to ordain?

I agree. Plenty of people take a year or so off after high school to explore the world some way.
Eh, good tradition and opportunity in the West. Unfortunately, doesn't exist in my world 8-)

Like in old joke about telegrams:
- no mon. no fun. your son.
- how sad. too bad. your dad.
by Zom
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: According to Orthodox Theravada only, in the suttas, is nibbana the self?
Replies: 23
Views: 670

Re: According to Orthodox Theravada only, in the suttas, is nibbana the self?

It's in the Maggavagga of the Dhammapada (v. 277-279). I think it's also in the Digha Nikaya somewhere, but I can't recall where. In Anguttara, from AN1 - suttas № 268, 269, 270: It is impossible and inconceivable, bhikkhus, that a person accomplished in view could consider any conditioned phenomen...
by Zom
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: According to Orthodox Theravada only, in the suttas, is nibbana the self?
Replies: 23
Views: 670

Re: According to Orthodox Theravada only, in the suttas, is nibbana the self?

MN 1 is what you need: “Here, bhikkhus, an untaught ordinary person... perceives Nibbāna as Nibbāna. Having perceived Nibbāna as Nibbāna, he conceives himself as Nibbāna, he conceives himself in Nibbāna, he conceives himself apart from Nibbāna, he conceives Nibbāna to be ‘mine,’ he delights in Nibbā...
by Zom
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: A Trojan horse: Thanissaro bhikkhus response to Bhikkhu Analayo
Replies: 21
Views: 755

Re: A Trojan horse: Thanissaro bhikkhus response to Bhikkhu Analayo

this is the best argument on the topic i've read: Best Thai scholar monk Ven. Payutto disagrees here. This phrase was not a guideline for future - it was a temporary permission at very start of bhikkhuni Sangha, when there were no bhikkhunis yet. Someone had to ordian them - and so Buddha said: "Bh...
by Zom
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Making a video game
Replies: 15
Views: 309

Re: Making a video game

The Buddha often taught certain activities, such as dancing & comedy, lead to rebirth in hell; and to hold a contrary view is "animal" birth. Often? -) Indulging in sensual pleasures doesn't lead to bad kamma accumulation, unless it is connected with stealing, etc. Making computer games is not a Wr...
by Zom
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Kamacchanda vs desire in first jhana
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Kamacchanda vs desire in first jhana

So the question is that, will the absence of sense desire is enough for the first jhana? No, mind must be clean enough to reach this stage and this refers to numerous negative mental factors. For example, as one sutta says, if someone has stinginess , it is impossible for him to reach 1st jhana. Th...
by Zom
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the Tathagata exist after death?
Replies: 18
Views: 325

Re: Does the Tathagata exist after death?

Sutta I quoted said everything.
by Zom
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the Tathagata exist after death?
Replies: 18
Views: 325

Re: Does the Tathagata exist after death?

From Thanissaro Bhikkhu:
Yes, and this is his wrong view.
by Zom
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the Tathagata exist after death?
Replies: 18
Views: 325

Re: Does the Tathagata exist after death?

Does the Tathagata exist after death? https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .than.html Can we apply above to beings? How predictable ) The one and only correct explanation why Buddha didn't answer those questions is not mentioned at all in this eternalist "intro". Buddha didn't answer because...
by Zom
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Who is the foremost western budhhist teacher?
Replies: 32
Views: 1328

Re: Who is the foremost western budhhist teacher?

Who would you say is the foremost western buddhist teacher? That is, one who is western in terms of general ethnicity and good with the English language.

Edit: in terms of teaching a student from beginning to end.
You.
by Zom
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to eliminate the conceit ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1101

Re: How to eliminate the conceit ?

By what method conceit can be eliminated ?
By wisdom and direct observation and action (methods from MN 20).
by Zom
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Uposatha
Replies: 36
Views: 1691

Re: Uposatha

why these particular moon phases are special. That was an indian "spiritual" tradition. Buddha agreed that it was good enough to follow, and so advised others too. He wasn't against something simply because it is "traditional", as one may think. If it was good, he supported it. If bad, he criticized.