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by randall
Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What's the point of living?
Replies: 24
Views: 3263

Re: What's the point of living?

good question! what is the point? ...if rebirths through samsara are a thing do you really wanna go through this again? ..if somebody offers you medicine to help you get well what do you do? I wish you the best, though serious depression doesn't go away too easily, find some good friends(both here a...
by randall
Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What does Mara want?
Replies: 14
Views: 2086

Re: What does Mara want?

this is a pretty good read... "letter from Mara" ~ Ajhan Punnadhammo
by randall
Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What color is this dress? Freaky science!
Replies: 8
Views: 1440

Re: What color is this dress? Freaky science!

Mkoll wrote:I see sky-blue and darkish bronze.

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this^^ but the blue looks like a lens filter over the brown as well.
by randall
Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 2011
Views: 278933

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

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by randall
Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cittas (89)
Replies: 4
Views: 1078

Re: Cittas (89)

cobwith wrote:
IMHO, this should be "touch and go" knowledge.
We know who dwells in details, let alone more particulars, as in cetasikas.
not really getting what you're getting at, care to explain?
by randall
Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Back to back Goenka retreats
Replies: 9
Views: 2891

Re: Back to back Goenka retreats

The one close to my area will only let you register one at a time, so the newest will cancel out the previous one. This is more likely because there are so many people on the waiting list waiting to attend. I've seen old students who were serving a course then immediately attended the next one as a ...
by randall
Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Consciousness as Nutriment - A Question
Replies: 20
Views: 4273

Re: Consciousness as Nutriment - A Question

I'm probably not the best to explain here, but the part bolded in the quote you provided is referring to a citta called patisandhi (rebirth consciousness), it's function is to take an object just at the moment of death (which in this case would be sign of kamma, kamma, or sign of destiny) and condit...
by randall
Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Involuntary memories
Replies: 5
Views: 2261

Re: Involuntary memories

Interesting - so the whole process belongs to the "round of kamma" even the moments of the bare thought itself - and in the case of a painful memory it would be unwholesome? Almost every dhamma belongs to the round of kamma, if you mean bare thought as in vipassana, yes those objects taken are mund...
by randall
Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:42 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Abhidhamma Resources
Replies: 74
Views: 62048

Re: Abhidhamma Resources

Designation of Human Types (Puggala-Pannatti) (note: this has been added with the other PTS Abhidhamma texts at the top of this page) http://www.mediafire.com/download/46c1f8f436fkluc/Designation+of+Human+Types+%28Puggalapannatti%29.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Dhammasangani -...
by randall
Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Looking for DN, MN, SN & AN ebooks
Replies: 4
Views: 1392

Re: Looking for DN, MN, SN & AN ebooks

I know its not the ones you're looking for but Metta Forest Monastery has all there publications in mobi format.
by randall
Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Simon here
Replies: 8
Views: 1572

Re: Simon here

:hello:
by randall
Wed Jan 21, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: First and Third Noble Truth
Replies: 533
Views: 59605

Re: First and Third Noble Truth

Kalama wrote:
Do you have any sutta sources for 2. ? I can't remember to have read anything about PariNibbana other than at the time of death.

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... ml#iti-044" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

:toast:
by randall
Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: First and Third Noble Truth
Replies: 533
Views: 59605

Re: First and Third Noble Truth

hello kalama, here's something you may find of interest, it's taken from the Udana, (Chapter 3/Nanada, sec. 1, kamma): So was there heard by me on one occasion when the Lord was staying as Savatthi, in Anathapandika's Resort in Jeta's Grove. And on that occasion, a certain monk was seated not far fr...
by randall
Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:01 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Difficult moral issues and attachment
Replies: 23
Views: 3955

Re: Difficult moral issues and attachment

On reflection I see that trying to equate kamma or sila with ethics is a mistake. I wouldn't write it off as a mistake, the Buddha taught a path of blamelessness, so kamma, sila and ethics under the Buddha's guidance should go hand in hand quite well. I'm not exactly sure how the situation would be...
by randall
Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Difficult moral issues and attachment
Replies: 23
Views: 3955

Re: Difficult moral issues and attachment

In my opinion I guess you would just have to weigh the good with the bad and take one for the team! The Buddha taught that helping people to abstain from unwholesome deeds is beneficial as well, by not giving rise for the opportunity for another person to kill your intentions can be filled with mett...