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by LXNDR
Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: rebirth lineage
Replies: 14
Views: 2009

Re: rebirth lineage

the Buddha stated beings are owners of kammas, heirs of kammas, they have kammas as their progenitor, kammas as their kin, kammas as their homing-place then he would illustrate how a person's actions would bring about a certain result in that person's future life in my opinion if it was otherwise, t...
by LXNDR
Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Breach of no lying precept?
Replies: 28
Views: 2815

Re: Breach of no lying precept?

i wanted to ask so i will, did you consider monkhood?
by LXNDR
Tue Jul 14, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Fast vs Slow enlightenment
Replies: 14
Views: 1067

Re: Fast vs Slow enlightenment

if one is ok with prolonging one's suffering who can say NO to him/her?

those who are not liberated by their own effort will reach nothingness with the end of the aeon, not nibbana
by LXNDR
Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Breach of no lying precept?
Replies: 28
Views: 2815

Re: Breach of no lying precept?

i think this pertains to your situation “He should not utter covert speech, and he should not utter overt, harsh speech .” So it was said. And with reference to what was this said? Here, bhikkhus, when a man knows covert speech to be untrue, incorrect and harmful, he should on no account utter it. W...
by LXNDR
Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will Dhamma practice continue in the next life?
Replies: 3
Views: 563

Will Dhamma practice continue in the next life?

from the little Nikayas i've read i don't remember the Buddha addressing this aspect that noble disciples do continue we know, but if one doesn't attain stream-entry in this life, what's then? is continuation of the practice guaranteed or is one destined to again wander in samsara until s/he chances...
by LXNDR
Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kamma and poverty - Culakammavibhanga Sutta
Replies: 131
Views: 5712

Re: Kamma and poverty - Culakammavibhanga Sutta

Following this logic, we better avoid good kamma at all costs! right, actually suffering is more likely to stimulate desire for liberation and it's a known fact that people turn to religion when they need either consollaton in or solution for their suffering in this respect it'd be interesting to f...
by LXNDR
Sun Jul 12, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kamma and poverty - Culakammavibhanga Sutta
Replies: 131
Views: 5712

Re: Kamma and poverty - Culakammavibhanga Sutta

Following this logic, we better avoid good kamma at all costs! right, actually suffering is more likely to stimulate desire for liberation and it's a known fact that people turn to religion when they need either consollaton in or solution for their suffering in this respect it'd be interesting to f...
by LXNDR
Sun Jul 12, 2015 4:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kamma and poverty - Culakammavibhanga Sutta
Replies: 131
Views: 5712

Re: Kamma and poverty - Culakammavibhanga Sutta

If there were no kamma, then how would the other religions explain vast differences of why one lives to 5 months and dies and another lives to 95 years fairly healthy and happy? They can't. Christians explain it either by punishment for the parents' sins or by the God's will who is compassionate an...
by LXNDR
Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kamma and poverty - Culakammavibhanga Sutta
Replies: 131
Views: 5712

Re: Kamma and poverty - Culakammavibhanga Sutta

Although I am not usually that keen to post links to longish external articles. I just came across this article which some may find interesting Crassness of the Cula-Kammavibhanga Sutta http://dreamwhitehorses.blogspot.co.uk/2008/12/crassness-of-cula-kammavibhanga-sutta.htm" onclick="window.open(th...
by LXNDR
Sun Jul 12, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kamma and poverty - Culakammavibhanga Sutta
Replies: 131
Views: 5712

Re: Kamma and poverty - Culakammavibhanga Sutta

I think, a person thinks himself beautiful or ugly due to his own bad Kamma. That is, seen the beauty in the ugly and the ugly in the beauty or not seen the Anicca, Dukkha and Anatta. Some think thin is ugly while others think fat is ugly. :shrug: that's a possibility, i believe psychological disor...
by LXNDR
Sun Jul 12, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kamma and poverty - Culakammavibhanga Sutta
Replies: 131
Views: 5712

Re: Kamma and poverty - Culakammavibhanga Sutta

Being born a man , even if poor , ugly and deformed, is always the result of good kamma. It is also rare and mostly beings are born in hell and animal , peta etc. So are you implying that a woman's birth is inferior ? . I think according to Buddhism born as a black also due to pas bad Kamma! They a...
by LXNDR
Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kamma and poverty - Culakammavibhanga Sutta
Replies: 131
Views: 5712

Re: Kamma and poverty - Culakammavibhanga Sutta

LXNDR some may have their suffering alleviated some may not, which i think is also determined by kamma and circumstances, on the other hand their treatment by other people in social interactions still may cause them suffering Unless they are indifferent to it, which would essentially mean it's not ...
by LXNDR
Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kamma and poverty - Culakammavibhanga Sutta
Replies: 131
Views: 5712

Re: Kamma and poverty - Culakammavibhanga Sutta

no, one's kamma determines in what society one will be reborn, and it's its social norms which dictate one who he finds beautiful or ugly rather than attractive, because attractiveness is very subjective, one may find attractive a maimed person, considered ugly by the popular opinion neither did th...
by LXNDR
Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kamma and poverty - Culakammavibhanga Sutta
Replies: 131
Views: 5712

Re: Kamma and poverty - Culakammavibhanga Sutta

it's not inconceivable, it means that such action leads to birth in a society where the person's appearance will be regarded as either handsome or ugly because it's really the public attitude towards physical features which causes their possessor happiness, sense of pride, accomplishment or moral s...
by LXNDR
Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kamma and poverty - Culakammavibhanga Sutta
Replies: 131
Views: 5712

Re: Kamma and poverty - Culakammavibhanga Sutta

it's not inconceivable Well, there are these four unconjecturables ... this is not what i'm referring to, the Buddha already declared that certain actions led to beauty or ugliness it's about interpretation of beauty, that it doesn't have to be understood as something objective in order to be resul...
by LXNDR
Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kamma and poverty - Culakammavibhanga Sutta
Replies: 131
Views: 5712

Re: Kamma and poverty - Culakammavibhanga Sutta

So we create our own future, and life is perfectly fair. One is beautiful or ugly, rich or poor, stupid or wise due to kamma made. In thailand they have a saying: " Q: why does it have to happen to me? Because it has to happen to you. Q: why does it have to happen now? Because it has to happen now....
by LXNDR
Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependent origination does not apply in all cases?
Replies: 52
Views: 2146

Re: Dependent origination does not apply in all cases?

"Now, lady, how many kinds of feeling are there?" "These three kinds of feeling: pleasant feeling (sukkhaa vedanaa), painful feeling (dukkhaa vedanaa), & neither-pleasant-nor-painful feeling (adukkhamasukkhaa vedanaa)." "What is pleasant feeling? What is painful feeling? What is neither-pleasant-no...
by LXNDR
Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kamma and poverty - Culakammavibhanga Sutta
Replies: 131
Views: 5712

Re: Kamma and poverty - Culakammavibhanga Sutta

From the context, it is clearly meant to be a backward-looking teaching. The questions asked by Subha in the Culakammavibhanga Sutta were about the causes for the wide diversity among human beings — long/short life, health/sickness, poverty/wealth, nobility/lowbirth, intelligence/dullness,, etc. Th...
by LXNDR
Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kamma and poverty - Culakammavibhanga Sutta
Replies: 131
Views: 5712

Re: Kamma and poverty - Culakammavibhanga Sutta

SarathW wrote:.
As previously discussed a monk become poor by his own wish.
Is that due to his past bad Kamma?
:thinking:
that's why a distinction must be drawn between 'inborn' and 'acquired' poverty, which is not drawn in the sutta, maybe because it's 'inborn' poverty which is meant
by LXNDR
Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kamma and poverty - Culakammavibhanga Sutta
Replies: 131
Views: 5712

Re: Kamma and poverty - Culakammavibhanga Sutta

This happened in medieval Europe, too: the idea that voluntary poverty was a holy endeavor, while involuntary poverty was a sign of moral turpitude . Asinine, in my opinion. to a certain extent and in some cases it can be a consequence of it if we're to believe the Buddha What are the six channels ...