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by Bundokji
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can we apply Yamaka Sutta to Puthujana?
Replies: 18
Views: 303

Re: Can we apply Yamaka Sutta to Puthujana?

I think the sutta is teaching us how self view leads to wrong conclusions. When Yamaka associated ending the defilement with annihilation upon death, he somehow revealed that in his mind, self view exists and gets annihilated upon enlightenment. To answer Sarath's question: both the puthujana and th...
by Bundokji
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did Buddha ever know about the hypnotism?
Replies: 26
Views: 479

Re: Did Buddha ever know about the hypnotism?

I forgot to add that if hypnosis is likened to a state of sleep, the antidote is heedfulness as per Buddha's teachings. Heedful among the heedless, wide-awake among the sleepy, the wise man advances like a swift horse leaving behind a weak jade. In Buddhist circles, there are a lot of talk about soc...
by Bundokji
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did Buddha ever know about the hypnotism?
Replies: 26
Views: 479

Re: Did Buddha ever know about the hypnotism?

I'm a qualified hypnotherapist, not a hypnotist like the people who do stage shows, supposedly making members of the audience waddle around the stage clucking and thinking they're chickens or whatever. Receiving hypnotherapy can help people to relax very deeply and better understand and overcome pe...
by Bundokji
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did Buddha ever know about the hypnotism?
Replies: 26
Views: 479

Re: Did Buddha ever know about the hypnotism?

I remember that one of the forum members (Aloka) is a certified hypnotist, so maybe she could shed light on the similarities and differences between hypnotism and meditation if she wants to.
by Bundokji
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Islamic connections from: AN 7.63 Bhariyā Sutta. Kinds of Wives.
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Re: Islamic connections from: AN 7.63 Bhariyā Sutta. Kinds of Wives.

Hello DD,

The sutta does not indicate that the Buddha approved of physically threatening a wife, but more approving of patience and calm by the wife if threatened.
by Bundokji
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 332
Views: 22216

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Lal wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:34 am
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Thank you for the time you took to reply and for sharing what you know :anjali:
by Bundokji
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Critisise the action not the person.
Replies: 9
Views: 229

Re: Critisise the action not the person.

Since people can change, and since actions arise due to causes and conditions and not because deep down the unchanging core of a person is such that they inherently are disposed to do such and such actions, it makes sense. It helps remind people that they don’t have to be defined for all time by an...
by Bundokji
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 332
Views: 22216

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

The stronger the bhava or habit is, it will be harder to break it. This is why meditation together with another good habit to work on should be undertaken to replace a bad habit. While in meditation, one can contemplate the adverse consequences of the bad habit. Thanks Lal for your explanation. Fro...
by Bundokji
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Hype theory - Buddhism in a nutshell :D
Replies: 7
Views: 150

Re: Hype theory - Buddhism in a nutshell :D

I kind of like it. I think that perhaps some people will understand "hype" better than they will understand "internal narratives". I second that. Presenting the dhamma in simple terms and linking it to everyday life situations makes it more appealing to me and easier to understand. There are many w...
by Bundokji
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Believe Commentaries? [From Transfer/Sharing merit limits]
Replies: 15
Views: 276

Re: Why Believe Commentaries? [From Transfer/Sharing merit limits]

I am not sure if the following is relevant. Just my worthless general observations. Later additions to the original teachings is common to all religions, not only Buddhism. In Islam for instance, the original book is the Quran, and the later additions is the Hadith which is regarded highly by Sunni ...
by Bundokji
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: What is delusion?
Replies: 10
Views: 198

Re: What is delusion?

Inability to differentiate between the essential and the unessential
Those who mistake the unessential to be essential and the essential to be unessential, dwelling in wrong thoughts, never arrive at the essential.
by Bundokji
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Nibbana cool down all temperaments & dissolve greed & enmity?
Replies: 40
Views: 608

Re: Does Nibbana cool down all temperaments & dissolve greed & enmity?

Perhaps Nibbana is analogous to the view from the top of the mountain? Perhaps you are correct. Say, the path is the Noble Eightfold Path in Buddhism. What is the mountain in Buddha's teaching? I remember encountering a simile/story shared by Ven Dhammanando likening the teachings to a map, mindful...
by Bundokji
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The sequence of the four noble truths
Replies: 15
Views: 226

Re: The sequence of the four noble truths

I came across the doctor's analogy before, and it sounds like a good one, but was it mentioned by the Buddha himself? Does anyone know the historical background of this analogy?... Two possibilities: https://suttacentral.net/an3.22/en/sujato https://suttacentral.net/an10.108/en/sujato Edit: https:/...
by Bundokji
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The sequence of the four noble truths
Replies: 15
Views: 226

Re: The sequence of the four noble truths

Could you please elaborate? I think your request is relating to Dukkha and Dukkha Satya. I tried to discuss this topic in another thread as well. https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=32465&hilit= It appears many do not fully comprehend the meaning of Dukkha. What is important to understand ...
by Bundokji
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The sequence of the four noble truths
Replies: 15
Views: 226

Re: The sequence of the four noble truths

Thanks for all good replies. I think Four Noble Truths start from some thing known to every person. However according to Buddhist teaching Dukkha and Dukkha Satya are two different things. Even non-Buddhists understand the Dukkha but not the Dukkha Satya. So it is important to clarify this from the...