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by Javi
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What would you do if there is no rebirth ?
Replies: 58
Views: 1652

Re: What would you do if there is no rebirth ?

I would continue to practice Dhamma because it benefits me here and now.
by Javi
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Bhikkhu Analayo's anapanasati/jhana book?
Replies: 9
Views: 1804

Re: Bhikkhu Analayo's anapanasati/jhana book?

If you haven't seen this already check out this thread that has an essay by Analayo on Anapanasati

viewtopic.php?t=30301
by Javi
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: New book by Y. Karunadasa
Replies: 12
Views: 956

Re: New book by Y. Karunadasa

Those are a lot of heavy hitters in Buddhist studies it seems, its making me want to buy it myself. Also, not sure if it is a new book, or a new edition or printing. It seems like the book has been around for awhile https://www.buddhistdoor.net/features/early-buddhist-teachings-the-middle-position-i...
by Javi
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: ‘I’ without ‘I am’: On the Presence of Subjectivity in Early Buddhism, in the Light of Transcendental Phenomenology
Replies: 0
Views: 304

‘I’ without ‘I am’: On the Presence of Subjectivity in Early Buddhism, in the Light of Transcendental Phenomenology

‘I’ without ‘I am’: On the Presence of Subjectivity in Early Buddhism, in the Light of Transcendental Phenomenology Khristos Nizamis Investigating the Pāli suttas, compiled prior to the development of Abhidhamma, from a phenomenological perspective reveals an internally coherent and consistent doctr...
by Javi
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: HHDL on Interdialog Between Theravadin & Tibetan Buddhists
Replies: 10
Views: 712

Re: HHDL on Interdialog Between Theravadin & Tibetan Buddhists

That would be pretty cool.

Just an FYI if you search UN Vesak on youtube there are various videos from the recent events (2018, 2017), including keynote speeches, etc.
by Javi
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Does Theravada have a practice similar to Tonglen in Mhayana?
Replies: 19
Views: 1032

Re: Does Theravada have a practice similar to Tonglen in Mhayana?

Loving kindness meditation is similar, in that there is the same radiation of goodness out to all beings. However, there is no instruction to take in the bad.
by Javi
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Idea of the Historical Buddha
Replies: 41
Views: 2239

Re: The Idea of the Historical Buddha

Much ado about nothing He's right that most claims about the Buddha are mythical and that there is no solid historical evidence for the historical figure, but none of this is new, as his quoting of Lamotte shows Ultimately, the Dhamma is the Dhamma, whether or not the academy can establish historici...
by Javi
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2510

Re: Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018

vayadhammā saṅkhārā appamādena sampādetha
All conditioned dhammas are disappointing, vain,
it is through vigilance that you succeed.
:candle: :candle: :candle:
by Javi
Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Abhidhamma Resources
Replies: 58
Views: 35190

Re: Abhidhamma Resources

Here is study of the Tattvasiddhi

Mind in Dispute: The Section on Mind in Harivarman’s Tattvasiddhi

by Qian Lin

https://digital.lib.washington.edu/rese ... sAllowed=y
by Javi
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?
Replies: 376
Views: 57363

Re: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?

Doesn't this give too much moral authority to the state over and above the Buddha's Dhamma? Let's say that I lived in a totalitarian state whose laws made it clear that the state owns all intellectual property, including the words of the Buddha (not a far fetched premise, given several 20th century...
by Javi
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?
Replies: 376
Views: 57363

Re: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?

it would be fitting then if i knew the origin of adinnaṃ like if it comes from a sutta, like did something happen for that to be lain down as a rule Adinnādāna , "taking what is not given", is the standard Buddhist term for what we call stealing. It occurs 385 times in the Tipiṭaka, so you really d...
by Javi
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?
Replies: 376
Views: 57363

Re: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?

Interesting thread, I'm definitely more weary of infringing copyright after reading it! However I cannot say I agree that it violates the precept on stealing - even if it is possibly unskillful as many have argued. Just wanted to share Venerable Sujato's blog post on this issue https://sujato.wordpr...
by Javi
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Stoicism and Buddhism
Replies: 40
Views: 3811

Re: Stoicism and Buddhism

I wouldn't be so hasty with this conclusion. Convergent evolution is totally possible as well. People said the same thing about Taoism and Buddhism but its pretty well established they developed independently for some time before influencing each other. I've never found Taoism to have similarities ...