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by Bundokji
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahants and magic tricks
Replies: 0
Views: 5

Arahants and magic tricks

I know this might be a silly question, but is it possible that Arahants get deceived by a magic trick?

What i mean is: they do not necessarily get impressed by it, but can the trick work on them without knowing how it works?
by Bundokji
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Metta is only easy when I'm alone.
Replies: 9
Views: 116

Re: Metta is only easy when I'm alone.

It seems like I am getting something wrong with metta. When I am alone and well rested and things are the way I like them it feels easy to generate strong metta. Then when I am around people I feel more sensitive and easily irritated and it turns into strong resentment. How do you keep your metta g...
by Bundokji
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Against Nāgārjuna
Replies: 31
Views: 494

Re: Against Nāgārjuna

I did not study Nagarjuna, but based on your input, the blessed one taught: "'Consciousness, consciousness': Thus is it said. To what extent, friend, is it said to be 'consciousness'?" "'It cognizes, it cognizes': Thus, friend, it is said to be 'consciousness.' And what does it cognize? It cognizes ...
by Bundokji
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Concepts
Replies: 11
Views: 291

Re: Concepts

Ceisiwr wrote: Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:11 pm At which point in the cognitive process do concepts arise?
Could you define the cognitive process? Do you take DO as a model to explain the cognitive process?
by Bundokji
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What is the Dhamma?
Replies: 12
Views: 332

Re: What is the Dhamma?

A similar question was raised on a different forum. I hope you find some of the answers there beneficial and relevant

https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/wh ... amma/17285
by Bundokji
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: concept of luck
Replies: 25
Views: 221

Re: concept of luck

"And what is the safe-bet teaching?
https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .than.html
by Bundokji
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: concept of luck
Replies: 25
Views: 221

Re: concept of luck

Nama/rupa based knowledge implies the causal, which implies the physical, which implies the metaphysical. As such, the metaphysical is inseparable from this kind of knowledge and that includes luck,.
by Bundokji
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 86
Views: 768

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

I think Taoism can lead to attaining right view
by Bundokji
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha teach about the unconscious mind?
Replies: 13
Views: 185

Re: Did Buddha teach about the unconscious mind?

Not directly. The teachings on DO are presented as the middle path rooted in ignorance. The middle path rooted in ignorance is the path of intentional actions (good and bad kamma) or choice. In this stage of the practice, dependently originated phenomena is to be investigated which includes consciou...
by Bundokji
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Two Truths
Replies: 17
Views: 499

Re: The Two Truths

I think the word "truth" itself is a convention to begin with. The interdependence between nama and rupa constructed a consciousness of which fabrications/conditions appear to meet and create a whole dependent on a vantage point. The ultimate is an act of reduction that assumes a beginning hence no ...
by Bundokji
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is being a victim of rape 'kamma vipaka'
Replies: 66
Views: 1153

Re: Is being a victim of rape 'kamma vipaka'

The lust (raga) of the boy is an unwholesome citta or cetasika. It is his cetana to act with lust ( and moha) which created the kamma which resulted a vipaka ( result). Negativebkamma vipaka acts with minds filled with klesha. If one cleans the mind by Niklesha thoughts then the past kamma vipaka c...
by Bundokji
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is being a victim of rape 'kamma vipaka'
Replies: 66
Views: 1153

Re: Is being a victim of rape 'kamma vipaka'

The training in morality is a foundation for the training in concentration. In the conditioned realm of existence, taking responsibility implies knowingly assuming a choice, not as a blind belief. The fact that you can think of it in terms of vipaka is what makes taking ownership of actions a whole...
by Bundokji
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is being a victim of rape 'kamma vipaka'
Replies: 66
Views: 1153

Re: Is being a victim of rape 'kamma vipaka'

The Buddha advised individuals to think in terms of kamma, not vipaka. What does it matter if you think of kamma, while the other person doesn't do so? You're thereby making yourself a sitting duck. The training in morality is a foundation for the training in concentration. In the conditioned realm...
by Bundokji
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is being a victim of rape 'kamma vipaka'
Replies: 66
Views: 1153

Re: Is being a victim of rape 'kamma vipaka'

Upajjhatthana Sutta: "A disciple of the noble ones considers this: 'I am not the only one who is owner of my actions, heir to my actions, born of my actions, related through my actions, and have my actions as my arbitrator; who — whatever I do, for good or for evil, to that will I fall heir. To the ...
by Bundokji
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is being a victim of rape 'kamma vipaka'
Replies: 66
Views: 1153

Re: Is being a victim of rape 'kamma vipaka'

justindesilva wrote: Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:51 am The story about rape of uppalawanna indicates that rapists undergo kamma vipaka.
ًًWhat if the boyfriend let her go after ordination, would that also be kamma vipaka? and if so, then what is the point of calling it kamma vipaka?