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by zerotime
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is smoking tobacco/ e-ciggarettes a breach of the 5th precept?
Replies: 40
Views: 3356

Re: Is smoking tobacco/ e-ciggarettes a breach of the 5th precept?

Btw, on some places there are methods based in hypnosis to leave smoking in only 1 day. I know one smoker who has been finally successful with hypnosis.

Is there some consideration in the Buddhist world, or some literature about hypnosis?.
by zerotime
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Sotapanna have the fear ( of death)?
Replies: 28
Views: 636

Re: Does Sotapanna have the fear ( of death)?

only those without clinging (to 5 skandas) have no fear of anything. Mahanama Sutta https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn55/sn55.021.than.html it seems except arhants, who are absolutely free of clinging and defilements. it would depend of each case and situation: https://www.accesstoinsig...
by zerotime
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can anyone refute this depressing viewpoint?
Replies: 35
Views: 843

Re: Can anyone refute this depressing viewpoint?

Consciousness is not self. SN 22.59 This is quite important. Question on free will is only related with the self. Because in the anatta nature of the moment there is no present, past or future. And the question about freedom or determinism doesn't have any sense. Science don't have answers for thes...
by zerotime
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc
Replies: 46
Views: 3294

Re: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc

just to expand this topic about the risk to build some image of inferior arhants or some preeminence of jhanas over wisdom: "In this way, in the Manorathapurani, Buddhaghosa tends to explain the arahant who does not contact with body the eight deliverances as a dry-insight arahant exclusively. Howev...
by zerotime
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc
Replies: 46
Views: 3294

Re: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc

just to expand this topic about arhants, inside SN 8.7 the Buddha explain the arhants classification in 4 types: 1 - triple-knowledge (tevijja) 2 - six super knowledges (chalabhiñña) 3 - liberated in both ways (ubhatobhagavimutta) 4 - liberated by wisdom (paññavimutta). from this short classificatio...
by zerotime
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc
Replies: 46
Views: 3294

Re: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc

All Ugghatitannu and Vipancitannu must also have mastery of jhana. For some of them it happens ( the mastery)almost instantly during the processes leading to arahatship- like with vakkali.They are rare and wonderful and only arise near the time of the Buddha. not anymore. from what source you extra...
by zerotime
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc
Replies: 46
Views: 3294

Re: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc

I must be missing something. You say the "one text explain the Dhamma degeneration would go to favour the type of people suitable for jhana practice". Which text and why do you say that? because if we look to the case of arhants, the jhana-arhants are the first to disappear while bare-insight arhan...
by zerotime
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc
Replies: 46
Views: 3294

Re: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc

well, my question was addressed to know the text source of dissappearence of ugghalitaññu and vipañcitaññu as Robert quoted.
And also to know why the lost of these qualities seem to go in opposite direction depending comments on arhants or disciples.
by zerotime
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Abhidhamma Resources
Replies: 58
Views: 36184

Re: Abhidhamma Resources

some more: Notes From Buddhist and Pali University for the 2 year . Ven. Czech Sarana The Buddhist Doctrine of Momentariness - Alexander von Rospatt The Theravada Abhidhamma - Y. Karunadasa Process of Consciousness and Matter - Aggamahapandita - Bhaddanta Dr. Rewata Dhamma Philosophy and its Develop...
by zerotime
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc
Replies: 46
Views: 3294

Re: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc

There are nothing conflict between pāli canons. It is the reader's fail, again. If you can understand all my view, 99.99% of pāli canons are completely perfectly compatible with each others. Let's see: In Aṅ.A. (manoratha.1) ekadhammādipālivaṇṇanā antaradhānakathā , there is the explanation: ...Ete...
by zerotime
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pure Land Buddhism and the Pali Canon
Replies: 52
Views: 7264

Re: Pure Land Buddhism and the Pali Canon

There is nothing held back to be revealed later. So my view is perhaps Pureland is more of an attributed teaching rather than direct from the historical Buddha. In many Mahayana sutras such as the Lotus sutra, the Buddha quotes the name of the sutra over and over, but of course this would have been...
by zerotime
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc
Replies: 46
Views: 3294

Re: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc

Again in the Netti (746)it says that the Buddha teaches insight [alone] to one who is guidable (neyya) and teaches in detail to neyya. At this time (acording to the texts) there are only padaparama and neyya. Padaparama cannot attain in this life, although they can in future lives.. We - so the The...
by zerotime
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Abhidhamma Resources
Replies: 58
Views: 36184

Re: Abhidhamma Resources

sphairos wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:48 pm
Dhammasangani tr. by U. Khine
not available anymore for free
https://budismo.net/img/Dhammasangani_Ukyaw_Khine.pdf
by zerotime
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Abhidhamma Resources
Replies: 58
Views: 36184

Re: Abhidhamma Resources

Dhammasangani tr. by U. Khine

https://uploadfiles.io/v67sy
by zerotime
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Critiquing the life of Stephen Hawking
Replies: 121
Views: 4074

Re: RIP Stephen Hawking

dylanj wrote: for example he says that this is the only universe, there was nothing before the big bang, there was no time before the big bang.
really? :shock:
it sounds really bizarre. How something can arise from a nothingness?