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by Polar Bear
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 115
Views: 1130

Re: Slandering buddha

Unfortunately the problem of people clinging to and promoting dangerous views is completely out of control and is not something that is even attempted to be dealt with. A person can literally hold and promote the view that the Buddha was a social construct, that Ariya people are akin to OT levels o...
by Polar Bear
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can a wholesale dismissal of Non-Theravada traditions result in Ariyupavadantaraya
Replies: 51
Views: 779

Re: Can a wholesale dismissal of Non-Theravada traditions result in Ariyupavadantaraya

You misread me, I said the Buddha stopped looking further than 100,000 past lives , not years I did not misread you but you did misread me, nowhere did I mention a hundred thousand years. What I said was that the pericope on past lives does not stop at 100,000 lives but goes on to mention many aeon...
by Polar Bear
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can a wholesale dismissal of Non-Theravada traditions result in Ariyupavadantaraya
Replies: 51
Views: 779

Re: Can a wholesale dismissal of Non-Theravada traditions result in Ariyupavadantaraya

To give yourself some context oh how irrelevant metaphysics are: The current universe we live in is 13.772 billion years, so let's just say 13 billion years. You can fit 100,000 years into 13 billion, 130,000 times. So if the Buddha stopped looking into his past lives after 100,000 past lives (10 m...
by Polar Bear
Wed May 30, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Dictionary.com is dumb and dishonest
Replies: 35
Views: 628

Re: Dictionary.com is dumb and dishonest

Commenting on Retro’s and Mr. Man’s back and forth on the Aussie senate video, I do think the female senator’s use of mansplain was an unhelpful use of rhetoric. While it may very well be the case that there is a statistically significant phenomenon consisting in men explaining things to women in a ...
by Polar Bear
Sat May 26, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW
Replies: 139
Views: 1906

Re: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW

I think it would be interesting if you could only post opinions on politics by providing some Buddhist justification for that opinion with a requirement to cite some actual Buddhist text. And perhaps there could be a rule that if one cites the opinions of modern bhikkhus that they should also have t...
by Polar Bear
Thu May 24, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"
Replies: 39
Views: 572

Re: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"

There is this: “Not for all pleasant feeling, friend Visākha, (is there) a tendency to passion that should be abandoned, not for all unpleasant feeling (is there) a tendency to repulsion that should be abandoned, not for all neither-unpleasant-nor-pleasant feeling (is there) a tendency to ignorance ...
by Polar Bear
Sat May 19, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Rocket festival in NE Thailand
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: Rocket festival in NE Thailand

Thanks for posting, I’ve added the movie to my amazon watchlist.

:anjali:
by Polar Bear
Fri May 18, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 634439

Re: Word Association Game

Assimilate
by Polar Bear
Sat May 12, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If you become a Sotapanna will you know that?
Replies: 45
Views: 891

Re: If you become a Sotapanna will you know that?

That makes sense, thank you bhante. As for not concealing, this means confessing to either a teacher or fellow practitioner correct? In other words, it’s different than the alcoholic in AA who makes an account of all his wrongs and goes around to everybody he has wronged to make amends; instead the...
by Polar Bear
Sat May 12, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If you become a Sotapanna will you know that?
Replies: 45
Views: 891

Re: If you become a Sotapanna will you know that?

If you know that for sure at the moment of attaining - what is the need for this "mirror"? 8-) To "deprogram" those who mistakenly believe themselves to have attained it, since the real sotāpanna and the delusional puthujjana may both feel certitude. The mirror of the dhamma is framed in DN 16 in a...
by Polar Bear
Wed May 02, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Challenge of Pain - by Ven. Anālayo
Replies: 21
Views: 443

Re: The Challenge of Pain - by Ven. Anālayo

I’m not sure that’s a sensible thing for you to say. What would make you qualified to determine that one must be at least a stream enterer to be able to answer that question? Because people with less attainment than stream entry aren't qualified to answer such questions in actual situations. Furthe...
by Polar Bear
Wed May 02, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Challenge of Pain - by Ven. Anālayo
Replies: 21
Views: 443

Re: The Challenge of Pain - by Ven. Anālayo

Yes, Chanda is also a part of the first of the five hindrances- Kāmacchando Two kinds of chanda; wholesome & unwholesome, such as the supramundane chanda in the following passage: In this community of monks there are monks who remain devoted to the development of the four frames of reference... the...
by Polar Bear
Wed May 02, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Challenge of Pain - by Ven. Anālayo
Replies: 21
Views: 443

Re: The Challenge of Pain - by Ven. Anālayo

A new article by Bhikkhu Anālayo from the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies’ Insight Journal just came out titled The Challenge of Pain . I have no idea what he's trying to say. He recommends asking, for example: What effect does this particular form of desire have? Does it lead us forward on the p...
by Polar Bear
Wed May 02, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Challenge of Pain - by Ven. Anālayo
Replies: 21
Views: 443

Re: The Challenge of Pain - by Ven. Anālayo

that desire ... https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.070.than.html#fn-10 The Pali here appears to be chanda , which is the 1st Iddhipada . For example, the enthusiasm, zeal & devotion (chanda) to give up desire is chanda. Yes, Chanda is also a part of the first of the five hindrances- Kām...