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by thomaslaw
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Star Water Blessing...
Replies: 20
Views: 1717

Re: Star Water Blessing...

Going on a tangent here, other signs that esoteric Buddhism and Mahayana influences came both from the direction of Cambodia and from Sri Lanka (Abhayaghiri school) still can be found throughout Thailand both from archaeological finds as from immediate practices in present times (Naga worship, astr...
by thomaslaw
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What is the "pre-sectarian period" ???
Replies: 19
Views: 1353

Re: What is the "pre-sectarian period" ???

Greetings, Given Bhikkhu Sujato appears to include the Samyutta Agama within the "pre-sectarian period", what would be the date of this "pre-sectarian period"? I think the only time that could reasonably be said to be "pre-sectarian" is when the Buddha himself was alive. During that time, people co...
by thomaslaw
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Star Water Blessing...
Replies: 20
Views: 1717

Re: Star Water Blessing...

Does anyone devotionally place Phra Mae Thorani image in your home altar together with the Buddha image? On a Thai multi-tiered home shrine one might find almost anything placed on the lower tiers below the Buddha statue. For example: * Pictures of one's parents and favourite ajahns. * Brass mini-s...
by thomaslaw
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Star Water Blessing...
Replies: 20
Views: 1717

Re: Star Water Blessing...

Hi The worship of Phra Mae Thorani seems meaningfully presented in the Theravada Buddhist culture. But so far I do not see any Buddhist temples place Phra Mae Thorani image together with the Buddha image in the main chanting hall. Does anyone devotionally place Phra Mae Thorani image in your home al...
by thomaslaw
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Origination of feelings
Replies: 50
Views: 1311

Re: Origination of feelings

When you divorce dependent origination from a "one-life only" approach, you free yourself to see how links can act as supporting condition for other links, regardless of order. For example, without birth as a being, how could there be any experience at all? Yet birth is the 11th of 12 links with th...
by thomaslaw
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Origination of feelings
Replies: 50
Views: 1311

Re: Origination of feelings

Also, I think the mental feeling 'cetasika vedana' can be regarded as negative emotion . Can you elaborate on negative emotions ? The negative emotion here refers to 'desire hatred delusion', which are arisen by craving 'tanha', leading to the arising of mental suffering 'dukkha'. For the ending of...
by thomaslaw
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Origination of feelings
Replies: 50
Views: 1311

Re: Origination of feelings

OK, I read in the majjhima nikāya that sensual pleasures cause sensual pleasures. In grasping at pleasant feeling, the untrained worldly person seeks delight in pleasant feeling and, as a result, suffers painful feeling. In feeling painful feeling, he chases again pleasant feeling. That's what is s...
by thomaslaw
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Origination of feelings
Replies: 50
Views: 1311

Re: Origination of feelings

Can one first get the meaning of feeling ? Physical = sensation (painful such as poking by needle) Psychological = emotion (sad such as losing loved one) Mental refers to anything that is a function of the mind which is cognition and intellect . If we were to regard both physical sensation and psyc...
by thomaslaw
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Origination of feelings
Replies: 50
Views: 1311

Re: Origination of feelings

Can one first get the meaning of feeling ? Physical = sensation (painful such as poking by needle) Psychological = emotion (sad such as losing loved one) Mental refers to anything that is a function of the mind which is cognition and intellect . If we were to regard both physical sensation and psyc...
by thomaslaw
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Origination of feelings
Replies: 50
Views: 1311

Re: Origination of feelings

santa100 wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:16 am
thomaslaw wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:15 am
You bet :jumping:
Bet you :jumping:
:clap:
by thomaslaw
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Origination of feelings
Replies: 50
Views: 1311

Re: Origination of feelings

santa100 wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:14 am
thomaslaw wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:14 am
Did you? :jumping:
You bet :jumping:
You bet :jumping:
by thomaslaw
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Origination of feelings
Replies: 50
Views: 1311

Re: Origination of feelings

santa100 wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:13 am
thomaslaw wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:13 am
Show me :twothumbsup:
Already did :twothumbsup:
Did you? :jumping:
by thomaslaw
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Origination of feelings
Replies: 50
Views: 1311

Re: Origination of feelings

santa100 wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:11 am
thomaslaw wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:09 am
No. :jumping:
Yes. :jumping:
Show me :twothumbsup:
by thomaslaw
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Origination of feelings
Replies: 50
Views: 1311

Re: Origination of feelings

santa100 wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:08 am
thomaslaw wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:06 am
No, can you find it? :thumbsup:
No, can you find it? :thumbsup:
No. :jumping:
by thomaslaw
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Origination of feelings
Replies: 50
Views: 1311

Re: Origination of feelings

santa100 wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:02 am
thomaslaw wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:01 am
So, what the difference between Cetasika group versus mental feeling? :juggling:
So, can you find my post that I already explained the difference? :juggling:
No, can you find it? :thumbsup: