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by dhamma follower
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Americans will never give up their guns.
Replies: 196
Views: 8553

Re: Americans will never give up their guns.

Hi No-mind, I think you skipped over the bit where it said Current Events and Politics sub forum :smile: .. it is the only sort of non-Buddhist part of this forum (and the only one you can opt out of). Could you please show me where it is this part in the introduction of this sub forum? I don't see...
by dhamma follower
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Americans will never give up their guns.
Replies: 196
Views: 8553

Re: Americans will never give up their guns.

Hi No-mind, I think you skipped over the bit where it said Current Events and Politics sub forum :smile: .. it is the only sort of non-Buddhist part of this forum (and the only one you can opt out of). Could you please show me where it is this part in the introduction of this sub forum? I don't see ...
by dhamma follower
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Americans will never give up their guns.
Replies: 196
Views: 8553

Re: Americans will never give up their guns.

Nothing is wrong with owning a gun if one passes proper background checks. Vast stretches of America are deserted .. how is one going to stay at the house below (6:28) without a gun? :namaste: Reflect on kamma and its result, may be? The premise of harming for self-defense is not a Buddhist one bec...
by dhamma follower
Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Stand Against Suffering
Replies: 63
Views: 3174

Re: Check this thread from Suttacentral

Article starts with naming 13 Leading Buddhist teachers, i think this is wrong, they are not even in the top 100 probably. These are lay people mostly and i dont think Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi teaches meditation or meditates much from what i heard. Had they not included Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi in th...
by dhamma follower
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: The False Song of Globalism
Replies: 119
Views: 5398

Re: The False Song of Globalism

The assumption in your argument is China will want to export itself -- culture and style of functioning -- when it becomes powerful. Look at last 4,000 years of history. India, China and Japan have never wanted to export their culture when they were powerful (and make no mistake they were immensely...
by dhamma follower
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: The False Song of Globalism
Replies: 119
Views: 5398

Re: The False Song of Globalism

And while you are looking at that map, take a moment to contemplate how the world will become after 2050 when China will be the superpower of the world instead of US. With all their flaws, US has always been quite fair in international affairs and most of the time did their best to help allied coun...
by dhamma follower
Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Why indifference is worse than pleasure?
Replies: 19
Views: 1669

Re: Why indifference is worse than pleasure?

Bhikkhu Bodhi's note on verse 1 §4 Consciousness Rooted in Greed (lobham3lacittani)— 8 Thus upekkha or equanimous feeling is also called adukkhamasukha vedana, neither-painful-nor-pleasant feeling. But upekkha is a quality of mind, (to put in context, consider: Metta, Mudita, Karuna, Upekkha) Vedan...
by dhamma follower
Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The causes for wisdom
Replies: 1301
Views: 133857

Re: The causes for wisdom

Akaliko refers to the fact the the fruit (phala citta, supermundane dhamma) follows immediately the Path moment (magga citta). This is as opposed to mundane dhammas, which can only give result at another moment with intervals between the moment of cause and the moment of result (nānā khanika kamma)...
by dhamma follower
Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The causes for wisdom
Replies: 1301
Views: 133857

Re: The causes for wisdom

Hello MikeNZ, all, I don't think anyone disagrees that the removal of defilements is what the Buddha taught. Where I see people disagreeing often seems to revolve around differences of opinion over (1) The timescale ; and (2) The method . (1) Timescale: When the Buddha says "do away with X" some in...
by dhamma follower
Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The causes for wisdom
Replies: 1301
Views: 133857

Re: The causes for wisdom

Then Ven. Assaji, arising early in the morning, taking his robe and bowl, entered Rajagaha for alms: gracious in the way he approached and departed, looked forward and behind, drew in and stretched out his arm; his eyes downcast, his every movement consummate. Sariputta the wanderer saw Ven. Assaji...
by dhamma follower
Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The causes for wisdom
Replies: 1301
Views: 133857

Re: The causes for wisdom

Without one's own studying of the Teaching which is now our Teacher because the Buddha is gone, there's no way to know whether someone's teaching is the Buddha's teaching or not, let alone knowing what level of attainment he/she has, in such cases,it would be one's own speculations and expectations...
by dhamma follower
Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The causes for wisdom
Replies: 1301
Views: 133857

Re: The causes for wisdom

Hi Cormac, As to "the truth of what someone says" - someone might speak Dhamma but not act in accordance with it, i.e. reciting teachings but breaking precepts, I wouldn't like to take such a person as a teacher. Learning by example is equally if not more important than learning from someone's words...
by dhamma follower
Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Javana = Cetana
Replies: 6
Views: 1196

Re: Javana = Cetana

What are the Cetana arise outside Javana? Please explain this using seventeen thought moments. As far as I know Kamma is operative only in Javana thought moment. Hi Sarath, Cetana is a mental factor that arises with ALL consciousnesses, being one of the 7 universal mental factors. Resultant conscio...
by dhamma follower
Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Javana = Cetana
Replies: 6
Views: 1196

Re: Javana = Cetana

Javana = Cetana I was listening to the following video by Ven Dhammanando. He say all the thinking are not kamma but only the Cetana is kamma. Further analysis I came to the conclusion Javana thought in Abhidhamma means Cetana. Then question come why Abhidhamma teachers did not use the word Cetana....
by dhamma follower
Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:09 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: What is the name of that Process that believe it is SELF?
Replies: 19
Views: 3520

Re: What is the name of that Process that believe it is SELF?

Wondered if you could help with a definition of the word "Bhavanga" and location within the suttas? Hi The Thinker, "Bhavanga" means life-continuum. It is the consciousness that arises at the moment of rebirth, then throughout life in between the processes of cognition through the six sense doors. ...