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by seeker242
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Concentration and Boredom
Replies: 13
Views: 277

Re: Concentration and Boredom

alfa wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:08 am
Just want to know how every different people handle it differently.
:anjali:
By not trying to get away from the boredom and to just be with the breath.
by seeker242
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: A monastics thoughts of the path of the bodisattva
Replies: 17
Views: 611

Re: A monastics thoughts of the path of the bodisattva

"The Basic Points Unifying the Theravada and the Mahayana" is worth a read. :anjali:

https://dhammawiki.com/index.php/9_poin ... d_Mahayana
by seeker242
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: In remembrance of Bhikkhu Samahita
Replies: 21
Views: 1222

Re: In rememberance of Bhikkhu Samahita

Bhikkhu Samahita thank you for all your wonderful work. May you be at peace. :anjali:
by seeker242
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Would Buddhism be better witbout 'devas', 'hell realms' and 'hungry ghosts'?
Replies: 64
Views: 1186

Re: Would Buddhism be better witbout 'devas', 'hell realms' and 'hungry ghosts'?

Oh no not a liar, merely that modern humans misinterpret. If there is one thing I have learnt about the Ancients is that they often encoded advanced astronomical knowledge in mythology. A lot of Buddhist scripture concerning planes of existence, ghosts and devas may relate to investigations into co...
by seeker242
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Would Buddhism be better witbout 'devas', 'hell realms' and 'hungry ghosts'?
Replies: 64
Views: 1186

Re: Would Buddhism be better witbout 'devas', 'hell realms' and 'hungry ghosts'?

Oh no not a liar, merely that modern humans misinterpret. If there is one thing I have learnt about the Ancients is that they often encoded advanced astronomical knowledge in mythology. A lot of Buddhist scripture concerning planes of existence, ghosts and devas may relate to investigations into co...
by seeker242
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Would Buddhism be better witbout 'devas', 'hell realms' and 'hungry ghosts'?
Replies: 64
Views: 1186

Re: Would Buddhism be better witbout 'devas', 'hell realms' and 'hungry ghosts'?

bryozoa wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:23 pm
Is there any chance these terms were used just for illustrating the deleterious effects of attached action?
Zero chance that the Buddha was a liar about such things.
by seeker242
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Is this wrong perception?
Replies: 18
Views: 566

Re: Is this wrong perception?

Wrong, not really. But if you are going for a job interview or something, you should probably iron your trousers. :jumping:
by seeker242
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Justification of the penal system, in light of karma
Replies: 24
Views: 410

Re: Justification of the penal system, in light of karma

/.../ Do you think that the legal system is a moral authority? Which all must accept and submit to? Because it certainly sees itself that way, and isn't as relativistic as "Maybe this punishment is the fruit of your old kamma, maybe it isn't". When a court of law sentences you as guilty, you are ex...
by seeker242
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Justification of the penal system, in light of karma
Replies: 24
Views: 410

Re: Justification of the penal system, in light of karma

What would make people think that courts of law and prisons aren't related to kamma to begin with? If the legal system captures a murderer and kills him, is that the murderer's kamma coming to fruition? There isn't really anything to say it can't be, so that's certainly possible. What if there was ...
by seeker242
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Justification of the penal system, in light of karma
Replies: 24
Views: 410

Re: Justification of the penal system, in light of karma

What would make people think that courts of law and prisons aren't related to kamma to begin with?
by seeker242
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: MN 68: a good case study on how easy and ordinary first jhana is
Replies: 24
Views: 874

Re: MN 68: a good case study on how easy and ordinary first jhana is

Neither MN 14 nor MN 75 say that the initial attainment of only the 1st jhana, for the very first time... I say your objections are pointless because it appears obvious, to me, you completely underestimate what the 1st jhana really is. Take care. :smile: What I'm actually interested in is the sutta...
by seeker242
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: MN 68: a good case study on how easy and ordinary first jhana is
Replies: 24
Views: 874

Re: MN 68: a good case study on how easy and ordinary first jhana is

What sutta supports the idea that a mere initial attainment, for the very first time, permanently cuts off gross sensual desires or even permanently weakens gross sensual desires? What sutta support to you have for the opposite idea? MN 14 & MN 75 logically support my idea. I don't need to have sup...
by seeker242
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: MN 68: a good case study on how easy and ordinary first jhana is
Replies: 24
Views: 874

Re: MN 68: a good case study on how easy and ordinary first jhana is

Thanks. To delight in the taste of food is sensual desire. There are gross sensual desires (such as desire for sex) and subtle sensual desires (such as the taste of delicious food or seeing beauty in an object). I imagine anyone that has attained the 1st jhana would no longer need to engage in sexu...
by seeker242
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How can a person just by meditating HELP all Beings?
Replies: 20
Views: 2819

Re: How can a person just by meditating HELP all Beings?

Thanks Guys :) ...retro i think the sutta provides more insight :) [*]it will have a positive effect with my relations to those around me. [*]Ripple...Chain Effect [*]quality of our interaction with all those around us depends on the degree of our own self-understanding and self-control. [*]Inspira...