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by Nicolas
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?
Replies: 99
Views: 1131

Re: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?

A stream-enterer still has sensual desire. No. How can a stream-enterer have such a quantum of sensual desire that they need to engage in sex & reproduction; when SN 13.1 says the stream-enterer has destroyed 99% of the whole mass of suffering? :shrug: The mind of the stream-enterer obviously still...
by Nicolas
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?
Replies: 99
Views: 1131

Re: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?

DooDoot wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:07 pm
Why would a stream-enterer be inclined for many reincarnations into families or into the household life?
A stream-enterer still has sensual desire.
by Nicolas
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?
Replies: 99
Views: 1131

Re: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?

In the suttas, not one sotapanna was reincarnated back to earth. I didn't make any claim as to where sotapannas are reborn. Birth occurs in other realms, cf. mundane right view. Yes, as I posted, no other suttas that mention "eighth bhava". As for "sattak­khat­tu­paramatā", the Pali word for this d...
by Nicolas
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?
Replies: 99
Views: 1131

Re: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?

DooDoot's deleted post wrote:[...]
I made the case for the argument I put forward. Others that read these exchanges will make up their own mind.

Also, it is worth moving these messages to a new topic, as these exchanges of ours (including Zom) are numerous and off-topic.
by Nicolas
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?
Replies: 99
Views: 1131

Re: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?

In the 1st ever sutta, the sotapanna realised all that is subject to arising is subject to cessation. If a sotapanna changed this view of 'cessation' to a view of seven more lifetimes, this would become very confusing. The sotapanna would start to have thoughts of "I", which are contrary to the yon...
by Nicolas
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?
Replies: 99
Views: 1131

Re: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?

All non-arahant ariyas will reborn somewhere. And they all have right views. Questionable idea. More evidence is required. DooDoot, do you mean to say that a sotapanna has ended birth? Also, in reference to the sotapanna, this at-most-seven bhava , what does it refer to if not future being/becoming...
by Nicolas
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: pativiratō hōti - interesting translation from by puredhamma.net
Replies: 9
Views: 106

Re: pativiratō hōti - interesting translation from by puredhamma.net

1. I don't know Pali -- someone else will have to answer your question. 2. It doesn't matter whether or not Cunda was an ariya. Nevertheless, it would seem that in the context of the sutta, he was not. He takes refuge at the end. 3. I can't speak for the author, but it seems that he is using that ar...
by Nicolas
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: pativiratō hōti - interesting translation from by puredhamma.net
Replies: 9
Views: 106

Re: pativiratō hōti - interesting translation from by puredhamma.net

Which translation do you think makes most sense, considering the following sutta? And how is one made pure in three ways by bodily action? There is the case where a certain person, abandoning the taking of life, paṭivirato hoti the taking of life. He dwells with his rod laid down, his knife laid dow...
by Nicolas
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Repenting
Replies: 17
Views: 250

Re: Repenting

Many suttas wrote:It is growth in the Noble One’s Discipline when one sees one’s transgression as such, makes amends in accordance with the Dhamma, and undertakes restraint in the future.
by Nicolas
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?
Replies: 99
Views: 1131

Re: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?

The non-arahant stream-winner still has the conceit "I am". It is probably proper to say a stream-winner has not uprooted the conceit "I am". Obviously, the stream-winner abides often without the conceit of "I am". Yes, my apologies, yours is the correct phrasing, and the one I intended: the stream...
by Nicolas
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?
Replies: 99
Views: 1131

Re: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?

The non-arahant stream-winner still has the conceit "I am". Friend, though I have clearly seen as it really is with correct wisdom, ‘Nibbāna is the cessation of existence [ bhava ],’ I am not an arahant, one whose taints are destroyed. Suppose, friend, there was a well along a desert road, but it ha...
by Nicolas
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Mindfulness Meditation
Replies: 10
Views: 226

Re: Mindfulness Meditation

If you have tried something called Mindfulness, thumbs up or thumbs down? I’m taking a survey here, Dharmawheel, and on a Zen forum. Thanks! :twothumbsup: No one here will give a thumbs down. Mindfulness is essential. It's one of the five spiritual faculties, one of the five strengths/powers, one o...
by Nicolas
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: In Ananda Sutta, the Buddha seems to state that both "there is a self" and "there is no self" are Wrong Views.
Replies: 83
Views: 1205

Re: In Ananda Sutta, the Buddha seems to state that both "there is a self" and "there is no self" are Wrong Views.

“But, friend, when the Tathagata is not apprehended by you as real and actual here in this very life, is it fitting for you to declare: ‘As I understand the Dhamma taught by the Blessed One, a bhikkhu whose taints are destroyed is annihilated and perishes with the breakup of the body and does not e...
by Nicolas
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: In Ananda Sutta, the Buddha seems to state that both "there is a self" and "there is no self" are Wrong Views.
Replies: 83
Views: 1205

Re: In Ananda Sutta, the Buddha seems to state that both "there is a self" and "there is no self" are Wrong Views.

Sorry, cappuccino, I did not mean to speak for noble disciples, I was just paraphrasing the Yamaka Sutta. “If, friend Yamaka, they were to ask you: ‘Friend Yamaka, when a bhikkhu is an arahant, one whose taints are destroyed, what happens to him with the breakup of the body, after death?’—being aske...
by Nicolas
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: In Ananda Sutta, the Buddha seems to state that both "there is a self" and "there is no self" are Wrong Views.
Replies: 83
Views: 1205

Re: In Ananda Sutta, the Buddha seems to state that both "there is a self" and "there is no self" are Wrong Views.

:goodpost: s, Zom The Yamaka Sutta states that the arahant is not apprehended as real and actual here in this very life, so how can the arahant be annihilated and perish? It is simply the aggregates that cease and pass away. What an uninstructed worldling sees as a self that perishes (annihilationis...
by Nicolas
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 'Tupassa' sutta?
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: 'Tupassa' sutta?

Frank23 wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:29 pm
[...]
It sounds like you're looking for the Tapussa Sutta (AN 9.41).
by Nicolas
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Sāriputta in the Mahāparinibbāna sutta?
Replies: 14
Views: 269

Re: Sāriputta in the Mahāparinibbāna sutta?

Maybe the passage with Sariputta (which is identical to SN 47.12 ) was just fit into DN 16 erroneously? Bhikkhu Bodhi has a note on the topic: WP. Connected Discourses, V.13: Cunda, Bodhi, trans. note #157: "The event related in this sutta poses a problem for the traditional chronology of the Buddha...
by Nicolas
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Sāriputta in the Mahāparinibbāna sutta?
Replies: 14
Views: 269

Re: Sāriputta in the Mahāparinibbāna sutta?

I am reading DN 16 now, and I saw Sāriputta mentioned therein (declaring his bull's statement that there has never been, will be nor is now anyone greater than the Buddha), and I was like "Wait a minute, didn't Sāriputta die long before the Buddha's last journey?". In DN 16, he is mentioned precise...
by Nicolas
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Sāriputta in the Mahāparinibbāna sutta?
Replies: 14
Views: 269

Re: Sāriputta in the Mahāparinibbāna sutta?

Stiphan wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:24 pm
But the Lord, as swiftly as a strong man might stretch out his flexed arm or flex it again, vanished from this side of the Ganges and reappeared with his order of monks on the other shore.
Did the Buddha and the monks teleport themselves?
Yes.