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by thepea
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: SN Goenka - Theravada Dhammaduta extraordinaire
Replies: 70
Views: 5723

Re: SN Goenka - Theravada Dhammaduta extraordinaire

cappuccino wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:02 am
thepea wrote: and why so many monks and lay Buddhists remain confused.
you need to worry about yourself
You need to understand that what I say is not popular here but it is truthful.
by thepea
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: SN Goenka - Theravada Dhammaduta extraordinaire
Replies: 70
Views: 5723

Re: SN Goenka - Theravada Dhammaduta extraordinaire

You cannot quarantine Buddhism to Theravāda. Then it's lucky I wasn't doing any such thing. Buddhism or Buddhist is a religious blanket term it must and does include all off shoots of Buddhism. Which is precisely what I do take it to mean. I even take the term to include the offshoot known as U Ba ...
by thepea
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: SN Goenka - Theravada Dhammaduta extraordinaire
Replies: 70
Views: 5723

Re: SN Goenka - Theravada Dhammaduta extraordinaire

cappuccino wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:33 am
thepea wrote:
cappuccino wrote:

lay life has always been imperfect
What are you talking about?
lay life isn't monastic, it's among normal people, hence it's imperfect
Monastic life isn’t any more perfect cap, especially when the majority are stuck in and surrounded by confusion.
by thepea
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: SN Goenka - Theravada Dhammaduta extraordinaire
Replies: 70
Views: 5723

Re: SN Goenka - Theravada Dhammaduta extraordinaire

cappuccino wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:25 am
thepea wrote:
cappuccino wrote:

The teaching is perfect, as it is…
Not a chance.
Very few places have the facilities required for laypersons
lay life has always been imperfect
What are you talking about?
by thepea
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: SN Goenka - Theravada Dhammaduta extraordinaire
Replies: 70
Views: 5723

Re: SN Goenka - Theravada Dhammaduta extraordinaire

The teaching is perfect, as it is… Not a chance. Very few places have the facilities required for laypersons to gain establishment in this practice. This lacking is the responsibility for the decline of dhamma. To much emphasis is placed on monastic support and merit making. Leads to confusion. Mon...
by thepea
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: SN Goenka - Theravada Dhammaduta extraordinaire
Replies: 70
Views: 5723

Re: SN Goenka - Theravada Dhammaduta extraordinaire

“Buddhist” indicates religion or a faith or belief structure. “Buddhist” is just a modern term for what in the Buddha's day was called a “son (or daughter) of the Sakyan”. Buddha would also divorce from Buddhism. The Buddha of your imagination might do so. But the Buddha of the Pali suttas was a te...
by thepea
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: There is no secret teachings in theravada?
Replies: 10
Views: 224

Re: There is no secret teachings in theravada?

Then why are there so many different interpretations to their meditation methods? We won't know who is right or who is wrong? For example, as to the description of the fourth jhana..... The whole body is covered by a white cloth. There should be many interpretations on this as well. I know without ...
by thepea
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: There is no secret teachings in theravada?
Replies: 10
Views: 224

Re: There is no secret teachings in theravada?

Ceisiwr wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:36 pm
Yes
Agree.
by thepea
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: SN Goenka - Theravada Dhammaduta extraordinaire
Replies: 70
Views: 5723

Re: SN Goenka - Theravada Dhammaduta extraordinaire

I’m not even sure what a Buddhist consists of? Buddhist = Learns from Buddha “Buddhist” indicates religion or a faith or belief structure. Goenka divorces himself from this as he teaches a practical technique which is the cure to suffering. Buddhism from what I’ve experienced is something completel...
by thepea
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Neutering animals.
Replies: 15
Views: 321

Re: Neutering animals.

It’s a wrong livelihood issue to trade in flesh.
It complicates your life and takes you further from the goal.
Keeping pets should be avoided, making decisions like this unneccessary.
by thepea
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 592
Views: 20297

Re: Monastics and suicide

cappuccino wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:18 am
suicide is just another topic

I'm not conflicted about suicide
Topic is
Subject of future.
by thepea
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 592
Views: 20297

Re: Monastics and suicide

cappuccino wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:14 am
thepea wrote: That’s the itch you feel you need to scratch.
you mean talking here?
Topic
by thepea
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: VLOG#29: The Ultimate Comeback Kid
Replies: 19
Views: 422

Re: VLOG#29: The Ultimate Comeback Kid

Hi Bundoji, Thank you for your considered response. If I may I will address both paragraphs individually: “ I think referring to/speculating about the mental state of Ven Samahita has little to do with the viability of this meditation method. Regardless, it is always inspiring to dedicate ones life...
by thepea
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 592
Views: 20297

Re: Monastics and suicide

cappuccino wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:57 am
thepea wrote: Itch
?
That’s the itch you feel you need to scratch.
by thepea
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 592
Views: 20297

Re: Monastics and suicide

cappuccino wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:16 am
thepea wrote:
cappuccino wrote: whenever I considered suicide:
either it was cruel to others, or my future was good
Incomplete.
my future was good
Itch