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by cookiemonster
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Paticcasamupadda - namarupa/name-and-form, vinnana/consciousness, and sankharas/fabrications
Replies: 41
Views: 1121

Paticcasamupadda - namarupa/name-and-form, vinnana/consciousness, and sankharas/fabrications

In the "standard" version of paticcasamupadda/dependent origination, it is said: "With ignorance as condition, volitional formations come to be; with volitional formations as condition, consciousness; with consciousness as condition, name-and-form" (e.g. SN 12.1: https://legacy.suttacentral.net/en/s...
by cookiemonster
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pure Land Buddhism and the Pali Canon
Replies: 52
Views: 6247

Re: Pure Land Buddhism and the Pali Canon

The implication of Pure Land Buddhism to me is this: Was Gotama negligent by not creating his own pure land for his disciples?
by cookiemonster
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: homosexuality
Replies: 16
Views: 802

Re: homosexuality

Hi Forgive me if this is in the wrong place. I have been working my way through the Digha Nikaya and have come across something that has got me rather upset. As a gay man, I came to Buddhism for it's welcoming friendly, humanistic approach, imagine my dismay reading the cakkavatti sutta only to rea...
by cookiemonster
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: MN 120: why are bhikkhus aspiring for the household life?
Replies: 15
Views: 698

Re: MN 120: why are bhikkhus aspiring for the household life?

Dear DW forum I have always found MN 120 to be an unusual sutta; in that it appears to say the bhikhus are aspiring for a non-bhikkhu life. For example, it says: “Take a mendicant who has faith, ethics, learning, generosity, and wisdom. “Idha, bhikkhave, bhikkhu saddhāya samannāgato hoti, sīlena sa...
by cookiemonster
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Born female due to sexual misconduct in past lives
Replies: 13
Views: 1069

Re: Born female due to sexual misconduct in past lives

Dear forum I have often read the common Buddhist view that "female birth is due past life sexual misconduct" has no basis in the teachings of the Buddha or the Nikayas. However, today I read Thig 15.1, which appears to at least infer being born female is due to sexual misconduct in past lives. Plea...
by cookiemonster
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: A Survey on "Pali scriptures"
Replies: 11
Views: 646

Re: A Survey on "Pali scriptures"

When you see the term "Pali scriptures", how do you understand it? I mean, What does the term include? I understand it to refer primarily to the suttas & vinaya, secondarily to abhidhamma, tertiarily to commentaries/subcommentaries/etc. As with most things "Buddhist" in my mind, it is a spectrum, a...
by cookiemonster
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism Expired, says Gnanananda
Replies: 38
Views: 1323

Re: Buddhism Expired, says Gnanananda

salayatananirodha wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:16 am
don't forget about paccekabuddhas
Good point! Even if Gotama's sasana expired after 500 years, then arahatta can still be attained outside of those 500 years by reaching Paccekabuddahood.
by cookiemonster
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Recurrent Clostridium Difficile. Any advice?
Replies: 16
Views: 932

Re: Recurrent Clostridium Difficile. Any advice?

Symptoms started 10 years ago (about the same time when I came to live in Thailand): episodes of constipation but releasing small doses of clear and transparent water - without any solid. Sometimes going around 10 times per day to the toilet to release only water, wetting my pants if I do not run. ...
by cookiemonster
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4714
Views: 332390

Re: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?

OMG ppl you cant compare Vinaya rules with kamma. Thats like saying growing your hair too long (more than 2 finger widths) or talking to the opposite gender out of earshot of another person is intrinsically bad for anyone to do. It is not. its is just not proper for monastics to do. Damaging vegeta...
by cookiemonster
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4714
Views: 332390

Re: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?

OMG ppl you cant compare Vinaya rules with kamma. Thats like saying growing your hair too long (more than 2 finger widths) or talking to the opposite gender out of earshot of another person is intrinsically bad for anyone to do. It is not. its is just not proper for monastics to do. Damaging vegeta...
by cookiemonster
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4714
Views: 332390

Re: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?

pitakele wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:40 pm
cookiemonster wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:02 pm
I thought committing an pacittiya offense is intrinsically akusala.
Knowingly breaking a vinaya rule may be akusala for a monastic, but destroying vegetable life is not akusala in itself as is the intentional killing of living beings.
They're akusala to different degrees ...
by cookiemonster
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4714
Views: 332390

Re: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?

just like the meat-buyer isn't necessarily requesting that suppliers kill beings Sometimes the seller can be the supplier/butcher too. Anyhow, buyer's demand is the reason why a seller requests suppliers to provide meat. If no one buys meat (no demand), no seller woudn't bother to sell meat. "The d...
by cookiemonster
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4714
Views: 332390

Re: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?

Buying meat in a food store definitely creates a demand. :popcorn: That demand creates a supply. The supplier kills beings. :pig: Therefore, the buyer has a hand in that killing. :stirthepot: Period. Under that logic: Buying vegetables in a food store creates a demand. That demand creates a supply....
by cookiemonster
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4714
Views: 332390

Re: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?

Buying meat in a food store definitely creates a demand. :popcorn: That demand creates a supply. The supplier kills beings. :pig: Therefore, the buyer has a hand in that killing. :stirthepot: Period. Under that logic: Buying vegetables in a food store creates a demand. That demand creates a supply....
by cookiemonster
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4714
Views: 332390

Re: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?

This could also apply to vegetable foods, in light of the Vinaya rule: "The damaging of a living plant is to be confessed." The vinaya rules regarding not damaging vegetables, seeds & crops have mostly been instigated so to not offend laypeople,. e.g. farmers, not because there is anything instrins...