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by Polar Bear
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Original meaning of the word "saddha"
Replies: 9
Views: 116

Re: Original meaning of the word "saddha"

It seems the term saddha refers originally to a Vedic ritual undertaken with sincerity and faith See the Wikipedia article Śrāddha So I think we can say that Alara Kalama was sincere in his practice and had faith/confidence in his own teaching. You may also want to read A Note on Refuge in Vedic and...
by Polar Bear
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Against the stream centers shutting down
Replies: 46
Views: 966

Re: Against the stream centers shutting down

I used to watch their live streams on facebook. I have to say I find it weird they had a separate group for POC (people of color). I don't know why they hade to segregate things by race. Seems like a very American thing to do these days. It’s because minorities in America have been historically opp...
by Polar Bear
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Arahant's attention
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Re: The Arahant's attention

Not exactly attention but thinking of course is something attended to. This was said by the Lord… “Bhikkhus, two thoughts often occur to the Tathāgata, the Arahant, the Fully Enlightened One: the thought of security (for beings) and the thought of solitude. “The Tathāgata, bhikkhus, is one who delig...
by Polar Bear
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Buddha's Dietary & Lifestyle Recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 334

Re: The Buddha's Dietary & Lifestyle Recommendations

I've never understood how someone can meet all their nutritional needs on one meal a day. How do you accomplish getting all the vitamins, proteins, etc? I’d guess that not every meal needs to be perfectly balanced and representative of every useful nutrient. Also, it’s possible to survive without p...
by Polar Bear
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Critisise the action not the person.
Replies: 9
Views: 323

Re: Critisise the action not the person.

Since people can change, and since actions arise due to causes and conditions and not because deep down the unchanging core of a person is such that they inherently are disposed to do such and such actions, it makes sense. It helps remind people that they don’t have to be defined for all time by any...
by Polar Bear
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Radiant Mind
Replies: 25
Views: 3862

Re: Radiant Mind

An interestng artcle on this topic by Bhikkhu Anālayo: The Luminous Mind in Theravāda and Dharmaguptaka Discourses Abstract: With this article I examine Pāli discourse references to luminosity of the mind in the light of their parallels, with a view to discerning early stages in the development of a...
by Polar Bear
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: New book by Y. Karunadasa
Replies: 12
Views: 513

Re: New book by Y. Karunadasa

The book is available for $9.95 from Pariyatti here: https://store.pariyatti.org/Early-Buddh ... _4988.html

:anjali:
by Polar Bear
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Why do we have resentment towards the people are very close to us?
Replies: 18
Views: 294

Re: Why do we have resentment towards the people are very close to us?

If you want to get more "far out", it is said that those closest to us-- family members, close friends, children, etc., have been family members, close friends, children in past lives over and over, just in changing roles. If you have that much karma with people, you are going to have a lot of "stu...
by Polar Bear
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: insight requires access concentration?
Replies: 21
Views: 814

Re: insight requires access concentration?

Actually, it seems that access concentration maybe is required to fulfill purification of mind.
by Polar Bear
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: insight requires access concentration?
Replies: 21
Views: 814

Re: insight requires access concentration?

Thanks Mike, I’ll take a look at the link. In the meantime though, I found this: http://www.abhidhamma.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=312 The commentaries speak of "threefold concentration" (tividha samādhi), comprising momentary concentration, approach concentration, and arrival concentration. The ...
by Polar Bear
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: insight requires access concentration?
Replies: 21
Views: 814

Re: insight requires access concentration?

This moment-by-moment fixing of the mind on the material and mental processes in their present immediacy is known as momentary concen- tration (khaoikasamadhi). Because it involves a degree of mental stabilization equal to that of access concentration, this momentary concentration is reckoned as pu...
by Polar Bear
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How the world empty if it is dependently originated?
Replies: 8
Views: 165

Re: How the world empty if it is dependently originated?

Emptiness is always qualified. So the proper question is: In what sense is the world empty? And the answer to that is the world is empty of a self and of what belongs to a self. And then Venerable Ānanda … said to the Buddha: “Sir, they say that ‘the world is empty’. What does the saying ‘the world ...
by Polar Bear
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: paṇḍaka
Replies: 42
Views: 6713

Re: paṇḍaka

I don’t know how to find the passage in the Vinaya though. And it seems this would only apply to those who are skilled practitioners. Do you know what passage he’s referring to Bhante? Yes. The allowance applies in situations where there is no bhikkhu available who is qualified to give nissaya . A ...
by Polar Bear
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: paṇḍaka
Replies: 42
Views: 6713

Re: paṇḍaka

But what is to stop such a monk from finding a secluded place in which to develop his practice of mindfulness... The Vinaya, which requires that the early years after his ordination (at least the first five, and ideally the first ten) have to be spent living in dependence on a teacher. In practice ...
by Polar Bear
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?
Replies: 187
Views: 36445

Re: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?

Both of you guys are neglecting the obvious. Just read the suttas. Doodoot, read: And how does a mendicant meditate observing an aspect of principles? It’s when a mendicant meditates by observing an aspect of principles with respect to the five hindrances. And how does a mendicant meditate observing...