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by zerotime
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: The arising of the four paths endures for only one mind-moment
Replies: 44
Views: 1108

Re: The arising of the four paths endures for only one mind-moment

theY wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:46 am
if that bhikkhu enlightening nibbāna as sotāpanna, and if then that sotāpanna go ahead to practice lokiya-magga for sakadāgāmi-ariya's enlightenment.
Do you know texts or works summarizing that practice of lokiya-magga at that point?. Curious to know how the practice can be focused at that point
by zerotime
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Debt to ones parents
Replies: 51
Views: 727

Re: Debt to ones parents

Note that the Samacitta Sutta does not ascribe the debt to the fact that a child's parents conceived him and his mother then carried him to term. It ascribes it only to actions performed by the parents for the child's sake after he was born. That being so, I believe the sutta is most reasonably rea...
by zerotime
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What is it about Hollywood?
Replies: 28
Views: 648

Re: What is it about Hollywood?

in other places there are explanations in that same frame, in where for every action there is a retribution of hell or heaven. This frame of explanation appears in many other situations. Just I note the actor's job or the Theater it is not in the list of the five ways of life to avoid taught by the ...
by zerotime
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Debt to ones parents
Replies: 51
Views: 727

Re: Debt to ones parents

maybe the discussion is too much focused in "persons". The Buddha words on the reasons for that debt are rooted in the good actions not in the bad ones. For instance, a children will keep a debt for his life because the action of their parents by keeping the pregnancy 9 months, the feeding, etc. Sti...
by zerotime
Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Phassa and the cessation of phassa?
Replies: 141
Views: 2614

Re: Phassa and the cessation of phassa?

Ajahn Buddhadasa had some interesting words on phassa: "To explain the Paticcasamuppada theoretically or technically takes a long time. It could take one or two months for just this single matter, because in the field of theory it's been expounded more and more as a subject of psychology and philoso...
by zerotime
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Past Buddhas and Earth
Replies: 10
Views: 585

Re: Past Buddhas and Earth

whynotme wrote: The level of destruction of the later ones are larger than the former ones.
also when we go to sleep the world is destroyed in some level. Time and reality are strange things.
by zerotime
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Muhammad - Worthy of respect?
Replies: 134
Views: 2686

Re: Muhammad - Worthy of respect?

we should respect (despite no agreement) any person even criminals because people acts according conditions and kamma. So still more with the founders of the great religions. Cannot understand the later insistence in this board with Islam despite there is an high interest in the world to use the Isl...
by zerotime
Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Nibbana a type of Moksha, or something different?
Replies: 17
Views: 356

Re: Is Nibbana a type of Moksha, or something different?

I wonder if the pali equivalent is mokkha like in "Patimokkha"
by zerotime
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How do you know if you've entered the stream?
Replies: 28
Views: 1256

Re: How do you know if you've entered the stream?

a sotapanna can reborn even 7 times. Then you cannot know what you are at all. Best thing is knowing your kamma is entangled with Dhamma and there is no backward. Just go forward and be happy and strong as you can; rescue that inner joy about your kamma it is a needed thing as a factor for enlighten...
by zerotime
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theistic Belief/Believing in God/Buddhas and Bodhisattvas
Replies: 116
Views: 2255

Re: Theistic Belief/Believing in God/Buddhas and Bodhisattvas

So the question is, regardless of whether these buddhas or deities exist, does praying to them cause more harm, good, or is it neutral? not neutral because that's more kamma. Many people do business with gods or statues to get or to avoid something. That's a very bad idea. I believe this is somethi...
by zerotime
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Does Buddhism really "resist" secularism?
Replies: 54
Views: 1978

Re: Does Buddhism really "resist" secularism?

just a point: when I write the term "rebirth" this is to use an opposite to the term "non-rebirth". Because in this notion of a continuity there are many views like the metempsychosis, rebirth, reincarnation, palingenesis and many others that I cannot remember. So I'm not talking just about the Budd...
by zerotime
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Does Buddhism really "resist" secularism?
Replies: 54
Views: 1978

Re: Does Buddhism really "resist" secularism?

I believe in rebirth - and I am a "Westerner" ... and it doesn't seem counter-intuitive to me, rather it seems to explain a lot more about life than mere physical evolution ever could. I think if you adopt the view of modern materialism, you still have yet to explain the origin of all this "stuff" ...
by zerotime
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Does Buddhism really "resist" secularism?
Replies: 54
Views: 1978

Re: Does Buddhism really "resist" secularism?

But I wouldn't go as far as saying that it is a universal belief, and when it appears in the Ancient Greece it's not difficult to see the connection with India (Pythagoras, Plato...). It seems to me that its assumption in early Christian gnosticism was through the influence of Plato. A very differe...
by zerotime
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Does Buddhism really "resist" secularism?
Replies: 54
Views: 1978

Re: Does Buddhism really "resist" secularism?

As for me, the more I learn about Buddhism, the more it seems to me that it only makes full sense within the traditional set of beliefs of Asian Buddhism, which includes karma and rebirth I believe you are lacking of historical perspective. The rebirth is not an Asiatic cultural trend. This is a wo...
by zerotime
Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can you follow Buddhas teachings and still dislike people?
Replies: 66
Views: 2067

Re: Can you follow Buddhas teachings and still dislike people?

I have found that it has been easiest for me to maintain and open loving heart when showing up in love and service to my animal friends, such as my dogs, horses or cats. yes, that's very common I think. Animals can be a quick switch to develop metta. Goal of metta it's to obtain an state of mind. A...
by zerotime
Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: was jesus an arahant
Replies: 130
Views: 3454

Re: was jesus an arahant

No. Jesus was not an arahant. He was a 1st century Jewish Rabbi and probably a Zealot/Essene. Though he was a very charismatic teacher and gifted speaker of spiritual insight, he taught his own people's religious tradition and history. There is no need to overlay Buddhist teachings and categories o...
by zerotime
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where is the philosophy of 'materialism' found in Buddha teachings?
Replies: 25
Views: 1070

Re: Where is the philosophy of 'materialism' found in Buddha teachings?

Sam Vara wrote: Can there be a self without consciousness?
no, because the self is a delusion. And a delusion needs of a consciousness.

The Buddha taught to observe "this is not me, this is not mine, this is not my self"
by zerotime
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where is the philosophy of 'materialism' found in Buddha teachings?
Replies: 25
Views: 1070

Re: Where is the philosophy of 'materialism' found in Buddha teachings?

I have read the term 'materialism' used on this forum many times, in a derogatory way. Where is the the philosophy of 'materialism' found in Buddha scripture teachings to show Buddha disapproved if it? Thanks In the Cula-Saccaka Sutta MN 35 : "A simile occurs to me, Master Gotama." "Let it occur to...
by zerotime
Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddha talked to Acharn Mun?
Replies: 149
Views: 16999

Re: Buddha talked to Acharn Mun?

these type of episodes sounds intolerable in this materialistic age.

funny at all
by zerotime
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: question about taking care of a buddha statue
Replies: 14
Views: 874

Re: question about taking care of a buddha statue

Can I add, never do business with Buddha statues requesting benefits and similar things. Never.