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by Dhammanando
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Sex is always unwholesome
Replies: 11
Views: 257

Re: Sex is always unwholesome

Is the classical Theravadin view that all sexually activity is rooted in lust and so is unwholesome? A classical Theravadin view would be a momentarist view. With a typical sexual act between two persons in love, there will be moments of mettā, which are wholesome, moments of lust, which are unwhol...
by Dhammanando
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Permission of parents in Sri Lanka ordination
Replies: 6
Views: 423

Re: Permission of parents in Sri Lanka ordination

Hello there, I spoke to a monk I know who ordained under Ajahn Brahm here in Australia (Ajahn Chah lineage of Thai Forest Tradition). His response is below. Giving it simply, no you don't need your parents approval. I think what the monk means by this rather reckless statement is that ordination ca...
by Dhammanando
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Sex only for procreation
Replies: 22
Views: 507

Re: Sex only for procreation

I remember Buddha did mention that "Oral sex" should be avoid because it is very addictive. If you have studied or done a lot research on Buddha's teaching you would have come across this part of his teaching. This is what the Tibetans say, but they get it from Aśvaghoṣa, not the Buddha. In the Bud...
by Dhammanando
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: In which sutta does the Buddha explain what no self means?
Replies: 28
Views: 940

Re: In which sutta does the Buddha explain what no self means?

but they think or know tat after breakup of body, there is no expereince? It would seem so. If you read how the arahant monks and nuns of the Theragāthā and Therīgāthā speak of their impending death, the commonest refrain is "I delight not in death, I delight not in life," which is then followed ei...
by Dhammanando
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: In which sutta does the Buddha explain what no self means?
Replies: 28
Views: 940

Re: In which sutta does the Buddha explain what no self means?

confusedlayman wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:24 am
so arhants are ucchedavadin?
Being free of both personality view and the 'I am' conceit arahants don't hold to even the subtlest conception of 'self'. That being so, they would be neither of the view that there's a self that's perishable nor that there's a self that's eternal.
by Dhammanando
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is it strange to oppose the Lotus Sutra but be ok with the Pureland Sutras?
Replies: 10
Views: 251

Re: Is it strange to oppose the Lotus Sutra but be ok with the Pureland Sutras?

Is it strange for someone who holds a sort of Theravada position (but with a soul) to completely oppose the blasphemy of the Lotus Sutra in saying Buddha told pretty lies for 40 years and then finally taught Mahayana on his death-bed. But to not oppose another Mahayana Sutra, like the Pureland Sutr...
by Dhammanando
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Teachers who teach/taught that parinibbana/anupadisesa nibbana is the end of all forms of consciousness?
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: Teachers who teach/taught that parinibbana/anupadisesa nibbana is the end of all forms of consciousness?

Teachers who teach/taught that parinibbana/anupadisesa nibbana is the end of all forms of consciousness? Who are some others? I think what you describe is what's taught by virtually all teachers in traditions where the Abhidhamma and commentaries supply the theoretical underpinnings for bhāvanā. Fo...
by Dhammanando
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: bhāvitakāyo as developing physical endurance ?
Replies: 16
Views: 177

Re: bhāvitakāyo as developing physical endurance ?

Bhante , could you help to explain for us with my question above ? I'm travelling today, so can't consult my books. Just going from memory, I believe bhāvitakāyo and abhāvitakāyo are defined in the commentaries as possessing/lacking restraint with regard to the five bodily doors; in other words, in...
by Dhammanando
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Teachers who teach/taught that parinibbana/anupadisesa nibbana is the end of all forms of consciousness?
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: Teachers who teach/taught that parinibbana/anupadisesa nibbana is the end of all forms of consciousness?

Please stay on topic. The thread is concerned with who teaches the view in question, not about whether the view is right.
by Dhammanando
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What type of sickness Buddha had over lifetimes ?
Replies: 23
Views: 596

Re: What type of sickness Buddha had over lifetimes ?

What it means by Natural decisive support condition ? Pakati-upanissayapaccaya or Pakatūpanissayapaccaya "Decisive support is the most prominent condition relating non-simultaneous phenomena. It signifies the powerful causal influence one thing may exert on another when they are separated by an int...
by Dhammanando
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What type of sickness Buddha had over lifetimes ?
Replies: 23
Views: 596

Re: What type of sickness Buddha had over lifetimes ?

Asura not necessarily Lower , as some heavenly being are asura . Would that be a mistake ? They were devas and are still counted as such in the suttas' 5-gati scheme (purgatory, animals, ghosts, humans, devas), but they are said to have degenerated after taking to booze. And if A harm B , B would h...
by Dhammanando
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastery may be destroyed by fire in the next few days
Replies: 46
Views: 898

Re: Monastery may be destroyed by fire in the next few days

I remember in my first year as a Buddhist I took out a subscription to the Middle Way , the quarterly journal of the London-based Buddhist Society. The first copy that I received contained an article entitled On Living on the Edge by Phra Khantipālo, who was then living at Wat Buddha Dhamma. The art...
by Dhammanando
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What type of sickness Buddha had over lifetimes ?
Replies: 23
Views: 596

Re: What type of sickness Buddha had over lifetimes ?

What is the fourth lower realm? Purgatory, animals, ghosts, titans ( niraya, tiracchānayoni, pettivisaya, asurakāya ). According to the stories given , it appears Buddha in the many passed life was reborn as Indian, sounds unpersuasive ! We've gone over this before (in the " Buddhas before Lord Tan...
by Dhammanando
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What type of sickness Buddha had over lifetimes ?
Replies: 23
Views: 596

Re: What type of sickness Buddha had over lifetimes ?

Did he regularly get good alms offerings so his nutrition status is very good all the time? It would seem so, for if the Buddha had regularly suffered hardship in this regard there would have been no reason to single out the Verañjā episode for any special attention. https://www.ancient-buddhist-te...
by Dhammanando
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What type of sickness Buddha had over lifetimes ?
Replies: 23
Views: 596

Re: What type of sickness Buddha had over lifetimes ?

sentinel wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:55 am
Can bhante provide any evidence to support how the notion of kamma vipaka operate according to Buddhism ?
That a kamma may ripen in more than just one way can be seen from many sutta teachings and narratives. You might start with the two Kammavibhangasuttas, MN 135 and 136.