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by hopedhamma
Mon May 06, 2013 5:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Refrain from killing...
Replies: 13
Views: 1862

Re: Refrain from killing...

Hopedhamma You said:-"the intention to kill is akusala citta not kamma" The Buddha says:— “I declare, O Bhikkhus, that volition (cetanā) is Kamma" Page 265 http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/buddha-teachingsurw6.pdf That's because the action that has already completed with Cetana Chetasik is conside...
by hopedhamma
Mon May 06, 2013 1:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Refrain from killing...
Replies: 13
Views: 1862

Re: Refrain from killing...

What about if you think something is alive and try to kill it, but it doesn't actually die because it wasn't alive in the first place? Like trying to kill a tree and believing it is sentient? Given that the intention to kill is present in the mind, even though no killing occurs, I would have though...
by hopedhamma
Sun May 05, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Met Sujin Boriharnwanaket in Thailand
Replies: 18
Views: 4481

Re: Met Sujin Boriharnwanaket in Thailand

sorry that i dig this thread up. I am thai and i'm archarn sujin student. I meet sujin very often, every other friday evening. If you have any questions, i will be very delighted to help at best i could
by hopedhamma
Sun May 05, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Refrain from killing...
Replies: 13
Views: 1862

Re: Refrain from killing...

living things that we should refrain from killing are those that have citta and cettasika. But the most important thing is "the intention to kill". The killing will be completed and considered as kamma or karma with these combinations 1. that animal has life 2. knowing that it has a life 3. has inte...
by hopedhamma
Fri May 03, 2013 7:22 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Does exist life after death for Buddhism
Replies: 7
Views: 1874

Re: Does exist life after death for Buddhism

To answer the question, There's no Me to reborn, and those who have studied this through will know that there are only citta and Chetasika reborn. The citta that does the reborn task is Juti-citta as well as chetasika. The act of these 2 is to move from one existed person to another existed person. ...
by hopedhamma
Fri May 03, 2013 2:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: More important: view or practice?
Replies: 9
Views: 1371

Re: More important: view or practice?

The most important thing to start with is the understanding of dhamma and the nature of it. Starting from the understanding of what dhamma really is will result in the correct path which are the right view and the right practice. The understanding of dhamma comes from being friends with people who k...
by hopedhamma
Thu May 02, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Everlasting Happiness ... not?
Replies: 7
Views: 1506

Re: Everlasting Happiness ... not?

The buddha pointed out very well that we are able to realise nonself through the jhanic meditation experience. But there is another important point in the buddhist philosophy that i have never heard anyone formulate a question on. He also said there is no place/reality in the universe where everlas...
by hopedhamma
Thu May 02, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why care about kamma & rebirth if there is no "I"
Replies: 47
Views: 5365

Re: Why care about kamma & rebirth if there is no "I"

Dhamma is everything real, and everything real is dhamma. Before knowing exactly about there's no us, you need to understand the real meaning of it. Dhamma happens without anyone forcing to happen, When we open our eyes, we can't force ourselves not to see, When going to bed and close our eyes, we c...
by hopedhamma
Thu May 02, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Why Nibbana is classified as Naama?
Replies: 2
Views: 1649

Re: Why Nibbana is classified as Naama?

Everything real has been classified into 2, Naama and Ruupa. If Nippana is not Rupa, then it is Naama
by hopedhamma
Thu May 02, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Can only a Buddha understand Abhidhamma?
Replies: 9
Views: 3618

Re: Can only a Buddha understand Abhidhamma?

Hi, This is my first time here in this forum and I've been studying Abhidhamma for about a year now and first of all I would like to rejoice with you all merit. I don't know much about Pali to English but I know Thai to Pali and so there might be mistakes along the text that I'm about to write. Befo...