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by Nyorai
Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:08 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: can people who are pali experts converse in it?
Replies: 24
Views: 2651

Re: can people who are pali experts converse in it?

pretend there's two mandarin experts, one only speaks english, the other only pali, but both know spanish inside and out. could they communicate clearly by speaking spanish? Unlike languages, :heart: has no barrier. :buddha1:
by Nyorai
Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:57 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana and realisation...
Replies: 7
Views: 1611

Re: Jhana and realisation...

:hello: Because “Pain is certain, suffering is optional.” , and “Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.” , and “You only lose what you cling to.” and “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” as “In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create disti...
by Nyorai
Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:49 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: being nicer on here
Replies: 92
Views: 18550

Re: being nicer on here

“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful.” “Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not beli...
by Nyorai
Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Discovering Buddhavamsa
Replies: 22
Views: 3015

Re: Discovering Buddhavamsa

“To become vegetarian is to step into the stream which leads to nirvana.”
― Gautama Buddha
by Nyorai
Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:58 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: the ethics of lay teachers who charge money
Replies: 86
Views: 16011

Re: the ethics of lay teachers who charge money

If you had achieved a stage of considering yourself having the ability to impart wisdom teaching of Buddhism, means one is able to live simply and moderately with ultimate joys of basic foods and simple shelter. There is no reason to charge for meditation lesson as this is inherent quality of all. T...
by Nyorai
Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:17 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: A Question about Rebirth
Replies: 27
Views: 5317

Re: A Question about Rebirth

I found this discussion of rebirth to be quite interesting: http://justalittledust.com/blog/?p=503 Any comments? Basically is the same as it touches on mental volitional that resulted into appearances of form and non form, and these form and non form also directly effecting the mental volitional th...
by Nyorai
Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:17 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What are we ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1436

Re: What are we ?

i guess there are some threads on this now but i would appreciate if someone could explain it to me in a simple way - we are just a chain of actions (karma) that effect one another - or are we the "mindfulness" who watches the actions It is the false minds that set partitions :spy: that deters your...
by Nyorai
Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:54 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Panel Discussion
Replies: 7
Views: 862

Re: Panel Discussion

http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/R/bo12274786.html Calhoun shows how much public recognition mattered to radical movements and how religious, cultural, and directly political—as well as economic—concerns motivated people to join up. Reflecting two decades of research into social...
by Nyorai
Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:38 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A Critique of the Hardcore Dharma Movement.
Replies: 113
Views: 12972

Re: A Critique of the Hardcore Dharma Movement.

In the paradise stated in Amitabha Infinite life sutra, there is no such basis of hardcore elements. Everyone is mutually supportive and loving kindnessly :candle:
by Nyorai
Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddha can't help
Replies: 26
Views: 3431

Re: Buddha can't help

Buddha can't help is referring to enlightenment supreme per se. Buddha can only guide along this path, and if you would to explore the Infinite life sutra in the paradise world of inherent Amitabha, the surround help is remarkably indescribable. The attainment is still depend on individual. And prio...
by Nyorai
Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:23 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Anatta = not Atman or No-Self
Replies: 68
Views: 8169

Re: Anatta = not Atman or No-Self

Anatta = not Atman or No-Self Anatta is just like that, a tranquil state. The essence of tranquil state in arahat and Buddha is difference. Atman in hindu is a suppressing state of mind to an extremely degree of no eruption of emotions, and in this state of peace, it was presumed as Almighty state ...
by Nyorai
Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:46 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: A Question about Rebirth
Replies: 27
Views: 5317

Re: A Question about Rebirth

As I understand it, "orthodox" Threvada has it that the five khandhas disaggragate at the time of death of the body and more-or-less enter a "khandha pool" from which khandas come together togive existence to another life form. Am I right in this interpretation? If so, would I be correct to think t...
by Nyorai
Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Backsliding in my sitting meditation
Replies: 12
Views: 1683

Re: Backsliding in my sitting meditation

Use counting of breath, breath one to breath ten repeating these ten counts again. Alternatively the counting of Buddha name :sage:
by Nyorai
Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: most noble intention
Replies: 3
Views: 807

Re: most noble intention

Most noble intention is dharma transferring. Let all know enlightenment, understand enlightenment, realize enlightenment and achieve enlightenment and being enlightenment. When you mention good deed is actually natural human way of life, means as a human, it is such habit, once deviated is called un...
by Nyorai
Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:05 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mahayanists and the historical record
Replies: 73
Views: 8652

Re: Mahayanists and the historical record

Basically, all theravada and Mahayana scripture were recorded by Ananda acknowledged by at least 500 Arahat then from the first sentence "Thus I Have Heard". If without record of scripture for people of the modern world, no one would enlighten unless extremely good karmic of the past lives such as Z...