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by Nicolas
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Brahmachariya
Replies: 33
Views: 370

Re: Brahmachariya

form wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:04 pm
[Ajahn Chah] is believed to be an arahat by many people isn't it? How could then he has such a physiological response?
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JamesTheGiant wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:20 pm
Even Ajahn Chah said he was tortured by his lust as a monk. He said sexual urges were among the last desires to fade.
by Nicolas
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Looking for a sutta
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Looking for a sutta

MN 19? Bhikkhus, whatever a bhikkhu frequently thinks and ponders upon, that will become the inclination of his mind. If he frequently thinks and ponders upon thoughts of sensual desire, he has abandoned the thought of renunciation to cultivate the thought of sensual desire, and then his mind inclin...
by Nicolas
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What are the gratificatin drawback and escape of five facluties?
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: What are the gratificatin drawback and escape of five facluties?

[...] You don’t yet focus on the drawbacks of the deepest concentration you can master. Now as you’re developing discernment, you have to hold onto the activity of discernment itself. You focus on your different attachments and then you focus on the concentration itself. The Buddha calls this “havi...
by Nicolas
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is "the underlying tendency to ignorance in regard to neither-painful-nor-pleasant feeling"?
Replies: 23
Views: 448

Re: What is "the underlying tendency to ignorance in regard to neither-painful-nor-pleasant feeling"?

The Underlying Tendencies The relationship of feeling to the underlying tendencies is one of several topics taken up in the Shorter Discourse with Questions and Answers, Cūḷavedalla-sutta (MN 44). With this discourse I come to the second passage taken up during the symposium at BCBS with regard to ...
by Nicolas
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Analayo paper on mindreading
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: Analayo paper on mindreadind

There is this PDF file:
From Grasping to Emptiness – Excursions into the Thought-world of the Pāli Discourses (2)
In it, see "9.3 Supernormal Abilities" (pp. 125-131 of the document / pp. 127-133 of the PDF file).
p. 42 (or 44) also quickly goes over telepathic powers.
by Nicolas
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: looking for citation, pīti and sukha of 4 jhānas compared to dying of thirst, seeing water in distance, and drinking it
Replies: 25
Views: 505

Re: looking for citation, pīti and sukha of 4 jhānas compared to dying of thirst, seeing water in distance, and drinking

And wherever the two are associated, happiness is the contentedness at getting a desirable object, and bliss is the actual experiencing of it when got. Where there is happiness there is bliss (pleasure); but where there is bliss there is not necessarily happiness. Happiness is included in the forma...
by Nicolas
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: Hello

:hello:
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
by Nicolas
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theosophy
Replies: 176
Views: 22020

Re: Theosophy

I will not inform (that is, irritate) you folks here anymore, unless asked to. This thread has provided, at least, some good cross-ideaological conversations. I see no reason why it shouldn't continue, but it's your choice. Is "unless asked to" opaque? My choice is not to post unsolicited, but if s...
by Nicolas
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: What suttas support the classical Theravada view of immediate rebirth?
Replies: 55
Views: 1620

Re: What suttas support the classical Theravada view of immediate rebirth?

Thanks. Are these suttas meant to show a direct counter to the classical Theravada position as presented in the op? Unless I'm misunderstanding you, please correct me if so, this too sounds like you are presenting information to discredit the classical Theravada position. Thanks for the thought but...
by Nicolas
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: What suttas support the classical Theravada view of immediate rebirth?
Replies: 55
Views: 1620

Re: What suttas support the classical Theravada view of immediate rebirth?

Ven. Thanissaro also writes about MN 38: Usually in the Canon, the term gandhabba means a being on the lowest level of the celestial devas—devas who are often represented as obsessed with lust. However, the Commentary notes that gandhabba in this context means a being whose kamma enables it to take ...
by Nicolas
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: What suttas support the classical Theravada view of immediate rebirth?
Replies: 55
Views: 1620

Re: What suttas support the classical Theravada view of immediate rebirth?

These suttas might be relevant: Katamassa, bhikkhave, puggalassa orambhāgiyāni saṃyojanāni pahīnāni, upapattipaṭilābhiyāni saṃyojanāni pahīnāni, bhavapaṭilābhiyāni saṃyojanāni appahīnāni? Antarāparinibbāyissa. Imassa kho, bhikkhave, puggalassa orambhāgiyāni saṃyojanāni pahīnāni, upapattipaṭilābhiyān...
by Nicolas
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Collecting Gold Dust by Sayadaw U Tejaniya
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Collecting Gold Dust by Sayadaw U Tejaniya

There is a new small book by Sayadaw U Tejaniya: Collecting Gold Dust.
You can find a PDf version of it online, here.
by Nicolas
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: "Householder" etymology
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Re: "Householder" etymology

gaha+pati
gaha: house
pati: lord, master
https://www.wisdomlib.org/definition/gahapati
by Nicolas
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 4TN are not for everyone
Replies: 70
Views: 1416

Re: 4TN are not for everyone

Nwad wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:04 pm
DooDoot wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:53 pm
Probably because you have not studied & practised the Dhamma sufficiently to engage in debates about Dhamma.
:tongue:
Actualy it's juste because its a waste of time, source of suffering and agitation, dont lead to peace, to dispassion. :anjali:
:bow: :thumbsup:
by Nicolas
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right grasp on the content of thoughts
Replies: 17
Views: 468

Re: Right grasp on the content of thoughts

We need to be able to discern which thoughts are wholesome and which thoughts are unwholesome (MN 19) and how to deal with them (MN 20). Mindfulness is also the gatekeeper that discriminates & sorts ( here and here ). If the mind is strained by this dividing and thinking, then the mind should be qui...