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by Dhammanando
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Theravada and mahayana
Replies: 18
Views: 373

Re: Theravada and mahayana

Could you quote the relevant part? What is relevant is that the account says nothing about the Theravadins adding new rules. Rather, it tells of the Vajjiputtaka monks wanting to not follow certain rules, to observe certain rules more laxly, and in general to adopt the principle that whatever is th...
by Dhammanando
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Theravada and mahayana
Replies: 18
Views: 373

Re: Theravada and mahayana

At the second council a group of monks wanted to add some new rules to the vinaya. Rules which did not come from the Buddha. These monks eventually became Theravada. Not according to the Vinaya Piṭaka's account of the Council – an account that is corroborated in several non-Theravādin chronicles. h...
by Dhammanando
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Equanimity in SFoE ,fourth jhana and four Brahma vihara
Replies: 16
Views: 298

Re: Equanimity in SFoE ,fourth jhana and four Brahma vihara

SarathW wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:00 am
Bhante, is there any reason why household equanimity is not mentioned in that article?
What the Saḷāyatanavibhaṅga Sutta calls gehasitā upekkhā is an instance of upekkhā vedanā.
by Dhammanando
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings
Replies: 151
Views: 6381

Re: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings

But, unlike the Burmese called "Mahasi Sayadaw", it seems at least Ajahn Buddhadasa knew what the fetters (saṃyojana) were according to the Pali suttas. As the sayādaw was a Dīgha-bhāṇaka from a very early age he would certainly have known the familiar list of ten from DN 33. The list he actually g...
by Dhammanando
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: space, uncompounded?
Replies: 7
Views: 195

Re: space, uncompounded?

i thought it was conditioned It is according to the Theravāda. But you are quoting the Avataṃsaka Sūtra, a Mahāyāna text. It was characteristic of Indian Mahāyāna schools (and before them, of the Sarvāstivādins) to invent new lists of asaṃskṛta dharmas besides nirvāṇa . Space was a popular candidat...
by Dhammanando
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: The Drawbacks & Dangers of Sensual Craving
Replies: 10
Views: 328

Re: The Drawbacks & Dangers of Sensual Craving

The Case of Lady Sannox , in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Tales of Terror and Mystery His vices were as magnificent as his virtues, and infinitely more picturesque. Large as was his income, and it was the third largest of all professional men in London, it was far beneath the luxury of his living. Deep...
by Dhammanando
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the one?
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: What is the one?

"All beings subsist on food."
(sabbe sattā āhāraṭṭhitikā)

https://legacy.suttacentral.net/en/kp4
by Dhammanando
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: What are your ideas about Pa Auk method ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1093

Re: What are your ideas about Pa Auk method ?

frank k wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:06 pm
Bhante,
What I mean about Ajahn Brahm , Pa Auk Sayadaw, and VRJ (vism. redefinition of jhana) "working",
is that it is a samadhi/samatha training system that develops samadhi and samatha.
Thanks for the elaboration.
by Dhammanando
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: What are your ideas about Pa Auk method ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1093

Re: What are your ideas about Pa Auk method ?

frank k wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:57 am
The method works, but it is definitely not EBT compliant,
"Works" in what sense?
by Dhammanando
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Everything happens for a reason
Replies: 23
Views: 368

Re: Everything happens for a reason

No and no. The Buddha's universe has no teleology to it and no event has any significance beyond that which an individual assigns to it. Would not the members of noble sangha be an exception to the above? why would they be assured a limited number of rebirths then? I wouldn't see them as an excepti...
by Dhammanando
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is best next to Theravada?
Replies: 15
Views: 329

Re: What is best next to Theravada?

Polar Bear wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:18 pm
I can dig it. Although the Digambara Jains have a cooler name, Sky-clad.
But a not so cool way of making themselves bald: plucking their hair out rather than shaving it. Ouch!


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by Dhammanando
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1063
Views: 72841

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Lal wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:34 pm
I have encountered an unexpected medical emergency (that is the anicca nature). If I recover, I will be back in several weeks.
Wishing you a speedy recovery.
by Dhammanando
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 328
Views: 3661

Re: Theravada against mathematics

Buddha was once asked: Since beings will get reborn here to infinity and all sorts of conditions will arise, surely at one point there will arise the proper conditions for a being to get enlightened. Therefore, all beings will get enlightened. Buddha answered that nope, a being can get reborn to in...
by Dhammanando
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Everything happens for a reason
Replies: 23
Views: 368

Re: Everything happens for a reason

In Buddhism, do events have such significance? [...] Is material existence conceived in such a way that each event is, whether or not you're aware, pushing you toward nibanna? No and no. The Buddha's universe has no teleology to it and no event has any significance beyond that which an individual a...