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by zerotime
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: death of forum member dylanj
Replies: 40
Views: 788

Re: death of forum member dylanj

I remember well because some messages with him. He was intelligent and loves Dhamma
May he find nibbana :candle:
by zerotime
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 689
Views: 74494

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Yes, the issue is whether monks should involve themselves in these matters, not the merits of particular causes. From all that I've seen, monks who involve themselves in social justice, believe their causes to be just and noble, believe the facts to be on their side and the merit of this belief is ...
by zerotime
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: What if we have violated a precept?
Replies: 13
Views: 1023

Re: What if we have violated a precept?

Angulimala killed 999 people, yet still became an Arahant. in the Angulimala case we see how important is setting a break point in the heart so the action will not be repeated in any future. Like a line going down which at some point can start to go up. Nobody knows kamma fruits, although by keepin...
by zerotime
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Uttarakuru = gas planet resembling Saturn/Jupiter
Replies: 73
Views: 11997

Re: Uttarakuru = gas planet resembling Saturn/Jupiter

But the Buddha described the cosmos. If you don't believe his descriptions, I must say it's some lack of faith, isn't it? :console: in these depictions there are mixed some physical realities we can share (sun, moon, humans...) with others under a supranormal view. It can be complicated to concilli...
by zerotime
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Uttarakuru = gas planet resembling Saturn/Jupiter
Replies: 73
Views: 11997

Re: Uttarakuru = gas planet resembling Saturn/Jupiter

I also don't know how the person who wrote it concluded it was Pleiades, but ok... :rofl: perhaps some Pleiadean administrator?. Wikipedia is always hungry for new donations :lol: btw, this is related and maybe interesting to yours: https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/did-the-buddha-know-the-earth...
by zerotime
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Uttarakuru = gas planet resembling Saturn/Jupiter
Replies: 73
Views: 11997

Re: Uttarakuru = gas planet resembling Saturn/Jupiter

rhinoceroshorn wrote: Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:45 pm
She went back to Uttarakuru, a place in the cosmos which may be identifiable with Pleiades since its inhabitants are like humans that live for 800 to 1000 years and have a physical body unlike a spiritual body of deva gods.
Pleiades? What's the source?
by zerotime
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Uttarakuru = gas planet resembling Saturn/Jupiter
Replies: 73
Views: 11997

Re: Uttarakuru = gas planet resembling Saturn/Jupiter

Thinking that Sumeru exists out there somewhere is like expecting Olympus to be a real place, and expecting the dhyāna heavens to be stacked neatly one atop the other is like expecting the earth to float on water suspended in air standing in space. Of course, ancient people believed Zeus lived on O...
by zerotime
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Early suttas that says sotapanna attained nibbana
Replies: 24
Views: 10974

Re: Early suttas that says sotapanna attained nibbana

.... The key word is , Not yet able to make bodily contact which means have not attained nibbana . it was the case of one disciple following a cultivation of jhanas which will end in touching with the body. However, it depends of the path. There is also the path of discernment in where the arhant d...
by zerotime
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Abhidhamma Piṭaka in english
Replies: 4
Views: 5641

Re: Abhidhamma Piṭaka in english

The seven books:

http://patthana.net/?page_id=36


texts, charts, etc:
http://abhidhamma.com/
by zerotime
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The path of the dry-insight worker --- sukkhavipassaka
Replies: 24
Views: 12821

Re: The path of the dry-insight worker --- sukkhavipassaka

Fwiw Mahasi Sayadaw wrote this in his Discourse on the Sallekha Sutta; Insight meditation and absorption have some characteristics in common. When the practice of mindfulness is well established at the exploratory stage, i.e. knowledge by comprehension (sammasanañāna), there are initial application...
by zerotime
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The path of the dry-insight worker --- sukkhavipassaka
Replies: 24
Views: 12821

Re: The path of the dry-insight worker --- sukkhavipassaka

Ceisiwr wrote: Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:53 am My reading is that a dry-insight worker can’t attain it at all. Still, my main reason for posting this was simply because it discusses the existence of such a path.
sorry, perhaps I did not understand. Yes, it says they cannot attain nirodha-samāpatti.
by zerotime
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Buddhism Left or Right leaning?
Replies: 134
Views: 41055

Re: Is Buddhism Left or Right leaning?

As was mentioned by TRobinson465 on the 7th page of this topic - Cakkavatti-sihanada Sutta talks about how crime is caused by poverty, and how the government should reduce crime by tackling poverty. Something sociology discovered in contemporary times. What is even more fascinating is that it menti...
by zerotime
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The path of the dry-insight worker --- sukkhavipassaka
Replies: 24
Views: 12821

Re: The path of the dry-insight worker --- sukkhavipassaka

It in the Visuddhimagga when discussing nirodha-samāpatti it also states: (ii) Who attains it? (iii) Who do not attain it? nirodha-samāpatti is an state commented like proper of jhana cultivation. From the knowledge of that full extinction later it should arise the knowledge of the anagami fruition...
by zerotime
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Do animals have the cittavithi (17 moments) as in the abhidhamma?
Replies: 1
Views: 8090

Re: Do animals have the cittavithi (17 moments) as in the abhidhamma?

"According to Buddhism there are nineteen kinds of rebirth-linking consciousness. Through one of these consciousness all living beings take rebirth and die with the similar consciousness (through which one takes rebirth). For animals, they take rebirth with the unwholesome resultant investigating c...
by zerotime
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Existence of Nibbana
Replies: 1194
Views: 67059

Re: On the Existence of Nibbana

If parinibbāna "exists" identically to nibbāna, then there would have to exist a mind-base after death to take parinibbāna as its object -- an unconjecturable according to śrāvaka buddhadharma. If it is truly the case that part of nibbāna's sabhāva as a parāmaṭṭha dhamma is that "It is a dhamma tha...