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by robertk
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Sujin Boriharnwanaket: quotes
Replies: 29
Views: 3866

Re: Sujin Boriharnwanaket: quotes

from dsg:: https://groups.io/g/dsg/message/158915 sarah: I raised your questions with Achan Sujin L: 'That it is impossible to study Dhamma and to develop understanding while drinking everyday. I think one needs to fully resign from drinking alcohol first, to study Dhama.' S: Achan's answer: "What a...
by robertk
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada school (Mahavihara tradition) comes from the Tamrashatiya school
Replies: 7
Views: 244

Re: Theravada school (Mahavihara tradition) comes from the Tamrashatiya school

"One of the Vibhajyavada schools became the Tamrashatiya, which early established itself on Sri Lanka." I think it would be more accurate to say: "The branch of the Vibhajyavāda school in Sri Lanka came to be referred to by Buddhist writers in India (well, two of them at least) as the 'Tāmraśāṭīya'...
by robertk
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Results of past karma
Replies: 55
Views: 781

Re: Results of past karma

viewtopic.php?t=336

this thread covers many points
by robertk
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Do young arahants have to bow down to senior monks?
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: Do young arahants have to bow down to senior monks?

dhammapal wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:34 am
Do young arahants have to bow down to senior ordinary monks?
yes.
by robertk
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Best book about history of Buddhism?
Replies: 9
Views: 193

Re: Best book about history of Buddhism?

Mahavamsa , dipavamsa and Culavamsa.
by robertk
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hindu elements in Buddhism
Replies: 14
Views: 489

Re: Hindu elements in Buddhism

DooDoot wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:42 pm
Grigoris wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:24 pm
All of SE Asia was Hindu once.
I meant all of SE Asia once had Hinduism as a major religion (rather than 100% of SE Asians were once Hindu). I apologise if my post was challenging for you. Kind regards :heart:
The first iteration was challenging for me too, thanks for clarifying.
by robertk
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Skeptical of Samsara
Replies: 34
Views: 627

Re: Skeptical of Samsara

cappuccino wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:16 pm
Aloka wrote:
cappuccino wrote: Samsara is a place

The land of confusion
This is the definition of samsara from the Nyanatiloka Pali-English dictionary:

Nirvana is a place as well …
Not a place. It doesn't arise..
by robertk
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Which suttas report newbies attaining Arahantship?
Replies: 8
Views: 239

Re: Which suttas report newbies attaining Arahantship?

Commentary to verse 142 of Dhhamapada. The Story of Santati the Minister lay W hile residing at the Jetavana monastery, the Buddha uttered Verse (142) of this book, with reference to Santati, the minister of King Pasenadi of Kosala. On one occasion, Santati the minister returned after suppressing a ...
by robertk
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pure consciousness awareness is the unconditioned.
Replies: 70
Views: 5952

Re: Pure consciousness awareness is the unconditioned.

annihilation is extreme the middle position is advisable but eternity isn't the other extreme eternal identity is the other extreme The destruction and eternal existence - implies the presence of self. Whereas the self does not exist and never existed, only suffering exists. Since there is no self,...
by robertk
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pure consciousness awareness is the unconditioned.
Replies: 70
Views: 5952

Re: Pure consciousness awareness is the unconditioned.

it sounds like the path moment is the mind letting go of everything and, for an instant, having no content. Like space without any matter at all. If that's the case, then nibbana is pure consciousness itself Nibbana is the object of path consciousness, but is not consciousness: Theravada orthodoxy....
by robertk
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pure consciousness awareness is the unconditioned.
Replies: 70
Views: 5952

Re: Pure consciousness awareness is the unconditioned.

it sounds like the path moment is the mind letting go of everything and, for an instant, having no content. Like space without any matter at all. If that's the case, then nibbana is pure consciousness itself Nibbana is the object of path consciousness, but is not consciousness: Theravada orthodoxy.
by robertk
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism destructive?
Replies: 23
Views: 494

Re: Is Buddhism destructive?

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I took this photo 5 minutes ago - clearing some brush off my little farm.
As was said already, laypeople go about their lives normally, doing all sorts of work.
by robertk
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can one be reborn into several beings at the same time?
Replies: 36
Views: 674

Re: Can one be reborn into several beings at the same time?

In the realms of sci fantasy it might be possible.
Not according to Dhamma though, whether monk, Buddha or layman.
by robertk
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Arahant's suicide
Replies: 200
Views: 3178

Re: Arahant's suicide

Arahats would not commit suicide.