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by YouthThunder
Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Poll: Belief in rebirth
Replies: 143
Views: 19981

Re: Poll: Belief in rebirth

If karma is the thing that affects reincarnation, I don't see any need for some kind of hellguard. That is kinda weird.
by YouthThunder
Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Poll: Belief in rebirth
Replies: 143
Views: 19981

Re: Poll: Belief in rebirth

YouthThunder wrote:There is at least one mention of hellguards in buddhist texts, but there are no mention of it being a possible choice for reincarnation afaik ,this kinda boggles me. Plus why are there hellguards in the first place?
Any opinions on this?
by YouthThunder
Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddha and anger
Replies: 4
Views: 808

Buddha and anger

I read about Buddha angrily reprimand monks?lay people? (I could not remember) because they don't let one of the elder sleep or something along those lines.And then there is at least one more case where Buddha scolds someone saying he is foolish. Ok, I want to ask is that how could buddha get angry ...
by YouthThunder
Thu Jan 21, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Poll: Belief in rebirth
Replies: 143
Views: 19981

Re: Poll: Belief in rebirth

There is at least one mention of hellguards in buddhist texts, but there are no mention of it being a possible choice for reincarnation afaik ,this kinda boggles me. Plus why are there hellguards in the first place?
by YouthThunder
Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6227
Views: 612336

Re: the great rebirth debate

I am quite certain Buddha mention existence of some sort of guards of hell? But I never heard them included under one of the possible incarnations like human ,deva ,asura. In fact, why they exist and why are they guarding hell?
by YouthThunder
Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Evidence of reincarnation
Replies: 118
Views: 10062

Re: Evidence of reincarnation

One problem I find with reincarnation is what if for example a herd of elephants decides to keep making elephant babies in a short period of time until there are insufficient dead souls to reincarnate into elephants? It is a transfer of kammic energies, not a soul. Vajrayana Buddhism refers to an i...
by YouthThunder
Fri Jan 01, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: About Sotapanna
Replies: 22
Views: 2044

Re: About Sotapanna

How does a person know that he or she is a sotapanna or arahant for example?what are the criterias? The reason I am looking for evidence if any for knowing if someone is a sotapanna or not because I need proof if buddhism is right,not because I think I am one because I know I am not.
by YouthThunder
Fri Jan 01, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Evidence of reincarnation
Replies: 118
Views: 10062

Re: Evidence of reincarnation

One problem I find with reincarnation is what if for example a herd of elephants decides to keep making elephant babies in a short period of time until there are insufficient dead souls to reincarnate into elephants?
by YouthThunder
Fri Jan 01, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stream Entry
Replies: 4
Views: 922

Re: Stream Entry

^how do you feel that you are an arahant?
by YouthThunder
Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Death or annihilation as the end point
Replies: 72
Views: 6679

Re: Death or annihilation as the end point

The final endpoint ie. parinibbana cannot be called death or annihilation for nothing really dies for nothing was born in the first place. There is only the cessation of experience(stress). The point of contention is whether the cessation is indeed final or does it arise again in the future. "And s...
by YouthThunder
Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:02 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pre-canonical buddhism
Replies: 10
Views: 1164

Re: Pre-canonical buddhism

I also read that nirvana is an abode, could this be true?
by YouthThunder
Fri Oct 30, 2015 4:39 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism and jinn
Replies: 7
Views: 1501

Re: Buddhism and jinn

They might be spirits channeled by some mediums so I don't think they are residents of hell.
by YouthThunder
Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pre-canonical buddhism
Replies: 10
Views: 1164

Re: Pre-canonical buddhism

It is said that early buddhism was a dynamic movement and may have incorporated other ideas and practices.do you think this might affect the authenticity of buddhism overall?
by YouthThunder
Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism and jinn
Replies: 7
Views: 1501

Buddhism and jinn

Are there such beings in buddhism? Or are they classified as asura and preta?
by YouthThunder
Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pre-canonical buddhism
Replies: 10
Views: 1164

Pre-canonical buddhism

What are your thoughts on this form of buddhism?