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by Aloof
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How to reach the 1st Jhana?
Replies: 85
Views: 3996

Re: How to reach the 1st Jhana?

A person lives and develops Wisdom. Wisdom is advanced powerful antivirus system that will stop you from doing anything against that system. Suppose you have over many births developed a Wisdom that I will never steal. Now if you are facing death or any other serious problem unless you steal ......y...
by Aloof
Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: No Wisdom without Jhana?
Replies: 78
Views: 4611

Re: No Wisdom without Jhana?

Dear Friends I have come across the following verses and I have never read before that the Buddha said there is no wisdom for one without Jhana, are there any other Sutta references that confirm this? There’s no jhāna for one without wisdom; No wisdom for one without jhāna. But for one with both jh...
by Aloof
Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: STORY
Replies: 17
Views: 1008

Re: STORY

A small ant size bug fell in the west coast of Indian sea from heaven. I have a question. Where is Indian sea? :namaste: A few km.away from my house and we locals call this sea as Indian sea, as this sea surrounds the east, west and south of India. What the world atlas calls this sea, I have to ref...
by Aloof
Sat Oct 08, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: STORY
Replies: 17
Views: 1008

Re: STORY

yes, the answer came to me. In parable /simlie/ story.....The salt will be eaten away. Bugs will also perish as no salt is available. And then the sea bed will have a lot of salt in the form of mixture or compound .This salt will slowly and slowly go on adding. And one day the sea will become saltis...
by Aloof
Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:41 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: STORY
Replies: 17
Views: 1008

Re: STORY

Greetings, If you are suggesting that the bugs are representative of a cosmic buddha, then no, they can't die because they are not born. But, honestly, as intriguing as the Story is, I'm pretty sure I'm not following the simile well at all. :namaste: I am very lonely on the topic of Buddhism. But I...
by Aloof
Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:11 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: STORY
Replies: 17
Views: 1008

Re: STORY

My question to all of you is whether the bug can perish in this process? Yes they can. In water ways in Sri Lanka there was a weed called "Japan Jabara" The authorities introduce a bug to eat them. When they ate all the weeds the bug also perished due to lack of food. Having said that your simile d...
by Aloof
Thu Oct 06, 2016 3:33 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: STORY
Replies: 17
Views: 1008

STORY

A small ant size bug fell in the west coast of Indian sea from heaven. He/she/it found out that if he eats the salt from the sea water, he grows in strength. So he grew to a certain size and then later he started multiplying. This started creating a small pool of fresh salt-less water in the vast se...
by Aloof
Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Could a person experience any levels of Dhamma without prior knowledge?
Replies: 19
Views: 1113

Re: Could a person experience any levels of Dhamma without prior knowledge?

Could a person experience any level of Dhamma understanding (insight knowledges, stream entry, spotless vision of the Dhamma or literally any inkling of Dhamma) without any prior knowledge of the Dhamma? In the Mahayana naturally this is said to happen all the time, up to and including becoming enl...
by Aloof
Sat Oct 01, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Exactly WHAT was the Buddha
Replies: 14
Views: 1699

Re: Exactly WHAT was the Buddha

As per Theravada, Buddha was an intelligent ordinary person like us who put up an effort to become a Buddha. AND ANY ONE CAN BECOME BUDDHA WITH THE SAME EFFORT AND INTELLIGENCE. As per Mahayana, he was the ruler of Gods,Brahmas, stars,galaxis and milkiways.He was like us an ordinary person in some v...
by Aloof
Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:57 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hinayana- Mahayana-Lotus sutra....new meaning
Replies: 30
Views: 1924

Re: Hinayana- Mahayana-Lotus sutra....new meaning

tiltbillings wrote: The problem is that I am not following the hinayana, which the Buddha did not teach, nor do I need the Mahayana, which the Buddha did not teach.

:) For me full existence is following Buddha. It is not a religion. It is way of life. So the problem does not exist.
by Aloof
Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:42 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hinayana- Mahayana-Lotus sutra....new meaning
Replies: 30
Views: 1924

Re: Hinayana- Mahayana-Lotus sutra....new meaning

Thanks, Nice supporting article. You are welcome, however it may not be supportive in the way that you think. Later, the article states: In my own view, both paths (or vehicles) — the arahant path and the bodhisattva path — can be seen as valid expressions of the Buddha's teaching. However, they mu...
by Aloof
Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:28 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hinayana- Mahayana-Lotus sutra....new meaning
Replies: 30
Views: 1924

Re: Hinayana- Mahayana-Lotus sutra....new meaning

]So, what is your point here? Stop knowing history. Stop reading sutras. Stop discussing forums. Develop small vehicle by joining vipassana courses. In other words if we do as you are suggesting here, then should eventually see our way to the Mahayana? Yes. When you have cleared obstacles in your b...
by Aloof
Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:22 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hinayana- Mahayana-Lotus sutra....new meaning
Replies: 30
Views: 1924

Re: Hinayana- Mahayana-Lotus sutra....new meaning

[quote="L.N."]Aloof, if you are interested:



Thanks, Nice supporting article.
by Aloof
Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:20 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hinayana- Mahayana-Lotus sutra....new meaning
Replies: 30
Views: 1924

Re: Hinayana- Mahayana-Lotus sutra....new meaning

tiltbillings wrote:]So, what is your point here?
Stop knowing history. Stop reading sutras. Stop discussing forums. Develop small vehicle by joining vipassana courses.
by Aloof
Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:10 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hinayana- Mahayana-Lotus sutra....new meaning
Replies: 30
Views: 1924

Re: Hinayana- Mahayana-Lotus sutra....new meaning

One can not become a mahayanist by reading and mastering sutras . He must meditate with the SMALL VEHICLE. And then he should seek blessing of a guru/god if link is estabilished.
In that respect small vehicle is MOST IMPORTANT.