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by cookiemonster
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Chinese-language books, etc.
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Chinese-language books, etc.

Does anyone know of any Chinese-language books that focuses entirely on Theravada Buddhism on an introductory level, written in a way that does not syncretize with Mahayana, Zen, Tibetan, or any other form of Buddhism?
by cookiemonster
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Paccekabuddhas ... can't teach? or don't teach?
Replies: 16
Views: 487

Re: Paccekabuddhas ... can't teach? or don't teach?

I think the distinction is whether they CAN teach and not whether they DO teach. Knowledge of a subject does not guarantee that one can adequately teach the subject.....unexcelled teaching depends on knowledge of a subject AND knowledge of the student AND knowledge of pedagogic technique. A thataga...
by cookiemonster
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Paccekabuddhas ... can't teach? or don't teach?
Replies: 16
Views: 487

Re: Paccekabuddhas ... can't teach? or don't teach?

I think the distinction is whether they CAN teach and not whether they DO teach. Knowledge of a subject does not guarantee that one can adequately teach the subject.....unexcelled teaching depends on knowledge of a subject AND knowledge of the student AND knowledge of pedagogic technique. A thataga...
by cookiemonster
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Paccekabuddhas ... can't teach? or don't teach?
Replies: 16
Views: 487

Re: Paccekabuddhas ... can't teach? or don't teach?

Thank you all for your responses. :anjali:
by cookiemonster
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Paccekabuddhas ... can't teach? or don't teach?
Replies: 16
Views: 487

Paccekabuddhas ... can't teach? or don't teach?

I've heard it both ways ... that pacceka-Buddhas "can't teach" or "don't teach", which is why they don't establish a Sangha. Are there any Pali canonical sources which address this topic? At this point, I imagine that they "don't teach". That seems to make more sense to me than the idea that they ca...
by cookiemonster
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there a way to negate the effects of unripened, negative kamma?
Replies: 10
Views: 268

Is there a way to negate the effects of unripened, negative kamma?

Is there a way to negate the effects of unripened, negative kamma, according to the suttas?
by cookiemonster
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Honoring the Devas
Replies: 13
Views: 385

Re: Honoring the Devas

Thank you for all your replies, everyone! All things to carefully consider.
by cookiemonster
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Honoring the Devas
Replies: 13
Views: 385

Re: Honoring the Devas

Lucas Oliveira wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:51 pm
Is this like asking for protection for the angels?

:anjali:
Maybe so! After all, it is written that such honor can produce auspiciousness:
A person with whom the devas sympathize always meets with auspicious things.
by cookiemonster
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Honoring the Devas
Replies: 13
Views: 385

Re: Honoring the Devas

By reflecting on there virtues and dedicating merit to them. [6] “Furthermore, you should recollect the devas: ‘There are the devas of the Four Great Kings, the devas of the Thirty-three, the devas of the Hours, the Contented Devas, the devas who delight in creation, the devas who rule over the cre...
by cookiemonster
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Honoring the Devas
Replies: 13
Views: 385

Honoring the Devas

How does one honor the devas? In whatever place a wise person makes his dwelling, — there providing food for the virtuous, the restrained, leaders of the holy life — he should dedicate that offering to the devas there. They, receiving honor, will honor him; being respected, will show him respect. As...
by cookiemonster
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 16.12 Tathāgata parammaraṇa sutta. After Death.
Replies: 18
Views: 1003

Re: SN 16.12 Tathāgata parammaraṇa sutta. After Death.

DooDoot wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:06 pm
seeker242 wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:20 pm
But what if both yes and no, are both wrong answers?
Explain why "no" is a wrong answer? Thanks :mrgreen:
Because "no" is a view that involves attachment?
by cookiemonster
Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Confused how buddhism affects me.
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Re: Confused how buddhism affects me.

Try to minimize as much as you can, and learn & practice all parts of the Eightfold Path equally (and not just meditation)?
by cookiemonster
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Western economic system & Buddhism
Replies: 24
Views: 967

Re: Western economic system & Buddhism

Greetings, the part where it breaks down, unfortunately, is where the system requires ever increasing taxes and fees, devalues currency, etc. The worker is forced to work harder just to stay even. The solution to this is to stop voting in big-spending leftists, and vote instead for "small governmen...
by cookiemonster
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Western economic system & Buddhism
Replies: 24
Views: 967

Re: Western economic system & Buddhism

Greetings Cookie Monster, I just suppose I am frustrated at the whole Western system itself which inherently places ever-increasing demands on the worker. I would challenge you to reframe the situation in a more positive way, by shifting from a macro to a micro view. (I'm not saying this is how you...