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by Nicolas
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Realms, metaphor vs reality, etc.
Replies: 100
Views: 1872

Re: Realms, metaphor vs reality, etc.

My understanding: It depends how you define "real". The deva realms etc. are just as "real"/literal (or just as metaphorical) as the human and animal realms. Realms are "real" insofar as they are experienced. They're "not real" in the sense that they are impermanent, subject to cessation, i.e. there...
by Nicolas
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: itivādappamokkhānisaṃsatthaṃ
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: itivādappamokkhānisaṃsatthaṃ

<r>A similar phrase—without <I><s>[i]</s>itivādappamokkhānisaṃsatthaṃ<e>[/i]</e></I>—is found in <URL url="https://suttacentral.net/mn68/"><s>[url=https://suttacentral.net/mn68/]</s>MN 68<e>[/url]</e></URL>, <URL url="https://suttacentral.net/iti35/"><s>[url=https://suttacentral.net/iti35/]</s>Iti 3...
by Nicolas
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rāhula
Replies: 20
Views: 461

Re: Rāhula

Rāhulattheragāthā (Thag 4.8) wrote: I am known as “Fortunate Rāhula”,
because I’m accomplished in both ways:
I am the son of the Buddha,
and I have the vision of the teachings.
by Nicolas
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Moderation in food, 6th precept and weight loss
Replies: 10
Views: 455

Re: Moderation in food, 6th precept and weight loss

:goodpost: You only lost 5 kg. You still have room to go before you have an unhealthy weight. Most likely your weight will stabilize at some point, if it hasn't already. Studies indicate that people of your height with the best health tend to have a weight between 70-90 kg, and weight between 65-90 ...
by Nicolas
Thu May 28, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The Buddha spoke Pāli
Replies: 16
Views: 517

Re: The Buddha spoke Pāli

Some related Dhamma Wheel topics: - What language did the Buddha speak? - Did the Buddha Know Pali? - Was Pali Lord Buddha's "native" or spoken language? - The Buddha spoke pali by Stefan Karpik - Pali and Sanskrit: some history It seems that the majority opinion among scholars is that the Buddha sp...
by Nicolas
Thu May 28, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth is ended
Replies: 29
Views: 781

Re: Rebirth is ended

What does it means by rebirth is ended ? After aggregates dissolution and it does not re-arise and no future birth ? The birth of beings in the various orders of beings, their coming to birth, precipitation in a womb, generation, manifestation of the aggregates, obtaining the bases for contact—this...
by Nicolas
Thu May 21, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right View and anicca
Replies: 62
Views: 1600

Re: Right View and anicca

I don't think we should obsess over the words "right view". You can call it "right insight" or "right perspective" or "right way of seeing things" or "right understanding" if you'd like. Seeing what is impermanent as impermanent is the right way of seeing things, it is the right perspective, therefo...
by Nicolas
Tue May 19, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Nekkhamma & detaching kama
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Re: Nekkhamma & detaching kama

Ok , does kama include jhana pleasure ?And nekkhamma means renouncing pleasure including jhana pleasure ? No, jhana pleasure is not included in kama: “Ānanda, there are these five strings of sensuality. Which five? Forms cognizable via the eye—agreeable, pleasing, charming, endearing, enticing, lin...
by Nicolas
Tue May 19, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Nekkhamma & detaching kama
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Re: Nekkhamma & detaching kama

Kama indeed does not equate to objects of sensuality: forms, sounds, etc.; it is the passion for those objects.
If you look at the quote I posted, it reads: "Sensuality with regard to forms".
by Nicolas
Tue May 19, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Nekkhamma & detaching kama
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Re: Nekkhamma & detaching kama

Kama and nekkhamma are in direct opposition (e.g. MN 19 ). Kama touches upon the five senses: And what is the diversity in sensuality (kāma) ? Sensuality with regard to forms is one thing, sensuality with regard to sounds is another, sensuality with regard to aromas is another, sensuality with regar...
by Nicolas
Tue May 19, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right View and anicca
Replies: 62
Views: 1600

Re: Right View and anicca

SteRo wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 10:33 am
(only Sujato who often provides the worst translations has inserted "that’s their right view").
Nandikkhaya Sutta (SN 22.51) wrote: Aniccaññeva, bhikkhave, bhikkhu rūpaṃ aniccanti passati. Sāssa hoti sammādiṭṭhi.

Bhikkhus, a bhikkhu sees as impermanent form which is actually impermanent: that is his right view. (Bodhi)
by Nicolas
Mon May 18, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right View and anicca
Replies: 62
Views: 1600

Re: Right View and anicca

This sutta is relevant: ‘Constant’ with regard to the inconstant is a perversion of perception, a perversion of mind, a perversion of view. [...] ‘Inconstant’ with regard to the inconstant is a non-perversion of perception, a non-perversion of mind, a non-perversion of view. [...] Perceiving constan...
by Nicolas
Mon May 18, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The goal of Buddhism
Replies: 25
Views: 641

Re: The goal of Buddhism

The goal is the eradication of dukkha . The means are: the eradication of ignorance, the eradication of craving, the eradication of birth, etc. With the remainderless fading away and cessation of ignorance comes cessation of volitional formations; with the cessation of volitional formations, cessati...
by Nicolas
Fri May 15, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: What are the meaning of these words?
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: What are the meaning of these words?

From the PTS dictionary:
Taṇhā: thirst. Figuratively: craving, hunger for, excitement, the fever of unsatisfied longing
Rāga: excitement, passion.
Abhijjhā: covetousness.
Lobha: covetousness, greed.
by Nicolas
Tue May 12, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Samadhi Sutta - qestion?
Replies: 15
Views: 865

Re: Samadhi Sutta - qestion?

My interpretation: the first is knowing, the second is understanding.