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by Thule
Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did John Peacock got 'Karaniya Metta Sutta' wrong?
Replies: 34
Views: 3290

Re: Did John Peacock got 'Karaniya Metta Sutta' wrong?

My understanding is that metta alone is not sufficient for awakening. This paper by Professor Richard Gombrich (historian & Pali scholar) might be of interest: "Kindness and Compassion as means to Nirvana in Early Buddhism" http://www.ocbs.org/images/documents/gonda.pdf :anjali: Two related article...
by Thule
Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is unique in human compare to animal?
Replies: 67
Views: 6218

Re: On what basis does Buddhism separate humans from animals

There's some classification of animals in the case of killing: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/bodhi/wheel282.html#prec2 Acts of taking life are differentiated by way of their degree of moral gravity. Not all cases of killing are equally blameworthy. All are unwholesome, a breach of the p...
by Thule
Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Audio/MP3/iTunes etc Canon
Replies: 4
Views: 491

Re: Audio/MP3/iTunes etc Canon

http://www.audtip.org/
"Sutta Readings in Pali, English and More"

http://www.ancient-buddhist-texts.net/A ... -index.htm
"Audio Readings of Selected Texts"
by Thule
Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Could someone please explain or rephrase this passage?
Replies: 10
Views: 2157

Re: Could someone please explain or rephrase this passage?

Ven Nananda's Nibbana Sermons http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katukurunde_Nanananda_Thera http://www.seeingthroughthenet.net/eng/home.php may also be helpful. I liked Ven Nanananda's example of a little child: http://www.seeingthroughthenet.net/files/eng/books/ms/html/Mind%20Stilled.htm#_ednref9 Vedan...
by Thule
Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Solving the 'sex issue'
Replies: 21
Views: 1013

Re: Solving the 'sex issue'

Thank you Santa, this is an amazing text! A bit hard to read (I'm not sure I understood what is meant by 'attending to the relaxing of thought-fabrication') but coupled with Zom's advice, hopefully the only thing left to do is act on it... I just hope that in the heat of the moment, my brain will a...
by Thule
Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:23 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Intimacy and all that we perceive it as
Replies: 56
Views: 3555

Re: Intimacy and all that we perceive it as

Perhaps once all these men, monks and lays, take birth in female bodies, maybe then they'll see things differently ... So has she, too, Bhadda the Kapilani, gained for herself The threefold knowledge and has vanquished death. Having bravely vanquished Mara and his host, It is the last formation of ...
by Thule
Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Intimacy and all that we perceive it as
Replies: 56
Views: 3555

Re: Intimacy and all that we perceive it as

Here's a talk where Ajahn Chah used "finger and nose" in a perhaps more suitable context: Part VIII Everything Is Teaching Us Right Restraint http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/thai/chah/the_teachings_of_ajahn_chah_web.pdf Exercise restraint and caution about the six sense faculties of the eye seein...
by Thule
Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: cittas arise and pass away billions per instant
Replies: 196
Views: 11214

Re: cittas arise and pass away billions per instant

The Sarvāstivādins use the term “moment” (kṣaṇa) in a highly technical sense as the smallest, definite unit of time that cannot be subdivided, the length of which came to be equated with the duration of mental events as the briefest conceivable entities. There is no Sarvāstivādin consensus on the l...
by Thule
Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: cittas arise and pass away billions per instant
Replies: 196
Views: 11214

Re: cittas arise and pass away billions per instant

That's an interesting article. Of course, that time-scale seems more plausible than the "billions" that we see quoted on this thread. I couldn't find a discussion of Theravada time-scales in the article, but perhaps I didn't look hard enough. Yes, if I recall correctly the article didn't mention Th...
by Thule
Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: cittas arise and pass away billions per instant
Replies: 196
Views: 11214

Re: cittas arise and pass away billions per instant

Ancient Sarvastivadins had slower faculties than Theravadins? The Buddhist schools used the characteristics of conditioned phenomena as a hermeneutic tool with which to reinterpret impermanence in terms of momentariness. The Sarvāstivāda-Vaibhāṣika proposed a fully-fledged doctrine of momentariness ...
by Thule
Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddha talked to Acharn Mun?
Replies: 149
Views: 18924

Re: Buddha talked to Acharn Mun?

...I would be very careful to limit the scope of any such future comparison between Ajahn Maha Boowa's doctrine and the Sutta Pitaka to doctrine alone and not to draw any anthropological conclusions (despite the temptation). It would be nice to see such a comparison, but I think that it might be mo...
by Thule
Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddha talked to Acharn Mun?
Replies: 149
Views: 18924

Re: Buddha talked to Acharn Mun?

There's a nice talk on Ajahn Maha Boowa by Ajahn Pasanno:
http://www.abhayagiri.org/audio/ap-refl ... ssing-away

He must have been quite a character.
by Thule
Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: disturbing noise and anger
Replies: 23
Views: 2550

Re: disturbing noise and anger

please give me some advice, so I can be at peace even with all that noise. Just like may had suggested, switch to vipassana but if you insist on doing samatha, go to a different room, download and play something like white or pink noise along your meditation practice. The continuous reproduction of...