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by Nicolas
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Theravada for Beginner
Replies: 32
Views: 466

Re: Theravada for Beginner

• Keep the five precepts & guard your behavior (including your mind), developing mindfulness at all times. • "Know thyself", know the mind as often as possible. Know when there is greed/aversion/delusion in the mind. • Reflect on your actions before, while, and after doing them, per Ambalaṭṭhikarāhu...
by Nicolas
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Theravāda avoid elitist interference in the affairs of others?
Replies: 32
Views: 486

Re: Does Theravāda avoid elitist interference in the affairs of others?

Some quotes that come to mind: While you are training in concord, with mutual appreciation, without disputing, some bhikkhu might commit an offence or a transgression. Now, bhikkhus, you should not hurry to reprove him; rather, the person should be examined thus: ‘[...] I can make that person emerge...
by Nicolas
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Sam Vara is stepping down as moderator
Replies: 15
Views: 312

Re: Sam Vara is stepping down as moderator

Great job, Sam Vara! May you rest well, liberated from this dukkhakhanda of moderation!
by Nicolas
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can anyone refute this depressing viewpoint?
Replies: 35
Views: 839

Re: Can anyone refute this depressing viewpoint?

Absolute determinism ("whatever one experiences, all that is caused by what was done in the past"), when taken to its conclusion, leads to non-doing; see AN 3.61.
by Nicolas
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: A question about ego death
Replies: 26
Views: 623

Re: A question about ego death

My understanding:
Specific karma and craving generates a specific "incarnation", perspective, configuration of mentality-materiality.
If there is no absolute self, there can still be delusion and the illusion of self tied to a specific perspective.
by Nicolas
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Origination of feelings
Replies: 50
Views: 1311

Re: Origination of feelings

My understanding: The sutta is modeled on the schemata for the Four Noble Truths: thing, its origin, its cessation, the path to its cessation. In the Four Noble Truths, we have: the origin of dukkha is craving. This sutta is reprising the role of craving from the Four Noble Truths. Craving leads to ...
by Nicolas
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Why are alms to monks so rewarding?
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: Why are alms to monks so rewarding?

355. Riches ruin only the foolish, not those in quest of the Beyond. By craving for riches the witless man ruins himself as well as others. 356. Weeds are the bane of fields, lust is the bane of mankind. Therefore, what is offered to those free of lust yields abundant fruit. 357. Weeds are the bane...
by Nicolas
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why sakadagami and anagami disciples not found ?
Replies: 36
Views: 1263

Re: Why sakadagami and anagami disciples not found ?

“Leaving aside Master Gotama, the monks, and the nuns, is there even a single layman disciple of Master Gotama—white-clothed and celibate—who, with the ending of the five lower fetters, is reborn spontaneously, to be extinguished there, not liable to return from that world?” “There are not just one...
by Nicolas
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: How to apply colours to the text ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1177

Re: How to apply colours to the text ?

Alternatively, you can directly type the "color" tag: [ color=#FF0000]Red text[/color] and [ color=red]Red text[/color] ... will both give Red text as their result (if you remove the space after the "[") FF0000 represents the hexadecimal coding for red. The first two digits represent red (FF=255, 00...
by Nicolas
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhammapada stories
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Dhammapada stories

Hello friends, Many successive Dhammapada verses are connected thematically in a way that one would think that these verses were uttered on the same occasion. The background stories for many of them seem to be different, though. This doesn't quite make sense to me. Examples: Verses 1 & 2, 15 & 16, 1...
by Nicolas
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Chiang Mai visit?
Replies: 8
Views: 911

Chiang Mai visit?

Hello friends,

I might be in Chiang Mai (and environs) for a week in 2019. What Buddhist places do you recommend I visit in that area? When do you think is the best time of the year to visit?

Many thanks,
Nicolas
by Nicolas
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: For Monks Only: travelling by vehicles
Replies: 7
Views: 744

Re: For Monks Only: travelling by vehicles

The Pali is: "Na, bhikkhave, yānena yāyitabbaṃ."

Pali source (Yānādipaṭikkhepa)
English translation (Rejection of vehicles, etc.)
by Nicolas
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Women's monasteries, hermitages, communities?
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Re: Women's monasteries, hermitages, communities?

In Perth, Ontario, Canada, there is Sati Sārāņīya Hermitage.

On the Sonoma Coast near Jenner, California: Aranya Bodhi Hermitage.

There is also the directory from the Alliance for Bhikkhunis.
by Nicolas
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Marks of existence sutta
Replies: 24
Views: 881

Re: Marks of existence sutta

DooDoot wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:50 am
TRobinson465 wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:27 am
sabbe saṅkhārā aniccā
sabbe saṅkhārā dukkhā
sabbe dhammā anattā
AN 3.136 (three phrases) and SN 22.90 (phrases #1 and #3).
Phrases #1 and #3 are also in MN 35.