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by freedom
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did the Buddha make mistakes?
Replies: 59
Views: 15879

Re: Did the Buddha make mistakes?

sentinel wrote: Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:06 am
It seems your view are not in line with the spirit of kalama sutta . So you are way off the line .
Simply reject what does not fit with one's own view, one cannot understand what one needs to understand.
by freedom
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did the Buddha make mistakes?
Replies: 59
Views: 15879

Re: Did the Buddha make mistakes?

Isnt that the Buddha made a mistake by advising his disciples to practise asubha meditation and resulted in mass suicides ? Buddha didnt foresee the dangers of asubha practice could bring . You may see problem, but I do not. You may see danger, but I see incredible insight and courage. Therefore, i...
by freedom
Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What should i do to avoid do something that leads to suffering?
Replies: 27
Views: 722

Re: What should i do to avoid do something that leads to suffering?

user99 wrote: Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:53 am
freedom wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:34 pm
user99 wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:18 pm If i cant do right things how can i make progress on the 8 fold path?
You make progress when you have less things that you must do.
How sure are you on that? Do you know that it is at that way?
The more you cling, the more things for you to do.
by freedom
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What should i do to avoid do something that leads to suffering?
Replies: 27
Views: 722

Re: What should i do to avoid do something that leads to suffering?

user99 wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:18 pm If i cant do right things how can i make progress on the 8 fold path?
You make progress when you have less things that you must do.
by freedom
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What should i do to avoid do something that leads to suffering?
Replies: 27
Views: 722

Re: What should i do to avoid do something that leads to suffering?

user99 wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:08 pm How to reduce my craving tho?
Noble 8 fold path.
by freedom
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What should i do to avoid do something that leads to suffering?
Replies: 27
Views: 722

Re: What should i do to avoid do something that leads to suffering?

user99 wrote: Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:34 pm How to avoid to do something that maybe leads to suffering or does it matter what i do?
Do nothing! if you must do, do so that you do not need to do that. Let it go away! Let you out of it!
by freedom
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: vitarka and vicara in EBT agamas and (non Theravada) Abhidharma sources
Replies: 1
Views: 3190

Re: vitarka and vicara in EBT agamas and (non Theravada) Abhidharma sources

http://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2020/06/vitarka-and-vicara-in-ebt-agamas-and.html excerpt: vitarka and vicara in EBT agamas and (non Theravada) Abhidharma sources I'm looking to add more sources to this set of references on non Theravada EBT explanations of vitakka and vicara in first jhana. E...
by freedom
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Without the Vinaya, would we all be living like animals?
Replies: 38
Views: 1312

Re: Without the Vinaya, would we all be living like animals?

Forgot to mention that this comes from my experience, and Nibbana is not something that can be rationalized. Not being able to distinguish right from wrong is not a view. Do you see that you take your experience as true or right? "Nibbana is not something that can be rationalized. Not being able to...
by freedom
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Without the Vinaya, would we all be living like animals?
Replies: 38
Views: 1312

Re: Without the Vinaya, would we all be living like animals?

Action is not dependent upon knowing right or wrong. That is the whole goal of Nibbana; to cut away this sense of self that is trying to distinguish between you and other. If I stand on the road, and a car is coming at me at high speed, I don't have to think if it is right or wrong to stay there.. ...
by freedom
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Without the Vinaya, would we all be living like animals?
Replies: 38
Views: 1312

Re: Without the Vinaya, would we all be living like animals?

The base as to even establish right or wrong is gone. So what you are referring to does not apply. What do you mean with right? Or wrong? If you are trying to hunt a live deer but keep diving in an open ocean to look for it then it is wrong. If you are looking for safety, but keep blindly running i...
by freedom
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Without the Vinaya, would we all be living like animals?
Replies: 38
Views: 1312

Re: Without the Vinaya, would we all be living like animals?

... I have experienced that when one gains fruition of the 8th Jhana, there is no base as to make a difference between right and wrong anymore. Basically, I realised that the Vinaya code is obsolete to achieving Nibbana and even counterproductive as such... When one cannot make a difference between...
by freedom
Fri May 29, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A verse that hard to understand in Kodhana Sutta
Replies: 16
Views: 4444

Re: A verse that hard to understand in Kodhana Sutta

What is meaning of these words of Budha in kodhana sutta:"Furthermore, an enemy wishes for an enemy: ‘If only they don’t get all they need!’ Why is that? Because an enemy doesn’t like to have an enemy who gets all they need. When an irritable person, overcome and overwhelmed by anger, gets what the...
by freedom
Sun May 03, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Throwing away food in water with no bacteria in it
Replies: 21
Views: 1023

Re: Throwing away food in water with no bacteria in it

second there seems to have been some incantations or chanting done over the food and it seems that this is the reason why the buddha would not eat it as evidenced by the sutta quote "What's been chanted over with verses shouldn't be eaten by me." chownah I do not know much of Pali so I cannot comme...
by freedom
Sun May 03, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Throwing away food in water with no bacteria in it
Replies: 21
Views: 1023

Re: Throwing away food in water with no bacteria in it

second there seems to have been some incantations or chanting done over the food and it seems that this is the reason why the buddha would not eat it as evidenced by the sutta quote "What's been chanted over with verses shouldn't be eaten by me." chownah I do not know much of Pali so I cannot comme...