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by robertk
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Are monks allowed to drink juice post noon?
Replies: 2
Views: 27

Re: Are monks allowed to drink juice post noon?

JamesTheGiant wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:08 pm
Yes. Here's a link to read about it.
https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/aut ... tml#juices
They can also eat medicines, oils, butter, ghee, sugar, candy, and chocolate. Lots of calories!
I doubt that chocolate is permitted.
by robertk
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 353
Views: 30688

Re: Jhana

quote from the Katthavathuppakarana-Atthakatha (by Buddhoghosa) (p3 of Points of controversy, PTS) : It talks about after the second council (about 100 years after Buddha parinibbana) "Ten thousand of the of the Vajjiputtaka bhikkhus[after splitting from the good monks] seeking adherents among thems...
by robertk
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6752
Views: 663893

Re: the great rebirth debate

nanananda
sermon 18
As in the case of Venerable Dabba Mallaputta, he would
sometimes cremate his own body without leaving any ashes
.
quoted by mike above.

A strange idea.
Dabba mallaputta did indeed attain khandha parinibbana in this manner. But he didn't repeat it .
No one comes back from this.
by robertk
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6752
Views: 663893

Re: the great rebirth debate

..” From this it is clear that if despite the doctors’ attempts the patient died, his consciousness would join that mental object (name and form) because we have already pointed out that the relationship between consciousness and name and form is a whirling round as in the case of a whirlpool. Thin...
by robertk
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why does only Kayanupassana mention in Satipathana?
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: Why does only Kayanupassana mention in Satipathana?

http://www.abhidhamma.org/SomaTheraTrans.htm T he Six Internal and the Six External Sense-bases "And, further, O bhikkhus, a bhikkhu lives contemplating mental object in the mental objects of the six internal and the six external sense-bases. "How, O bhikkhus, does a bhikkhu live contemplating menta...
by robertk
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Bhikkhu Analayo and Breath Meditation
Replies: 42
Views: 1316

Re: Bhikkhu Analayo and Breath Meditation

... It was already unambiguously explained the Satipatthana Sutta appears to not teach dhamma in the " right sequence (anupubbiṃ/anupubba) " of cause & effect or path fruition. It appears the Buddha could not have spoken it. Kind regards :smile: ... Possibly the only two suttas from thousands that ...
by robertk
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Sex is always unwholesome
Replies: 73
Views: 2249

Re: Sex is always unwholesome

Right. Maybe a more useful topic would be if idle chatter unrelated to practice or any practical aspect of one's life is unwholesome according to Buddhism? Do you think this is idle chatter? Well for you, it must be, since it has no relevance to what you deal with in your life-practice. Any further...
by robertk
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why recollection of your Sila (Silanussati) and Dana (Caganussati) is better than observing Sila and Dana?
Replies: 18
Views: 319

Re: Why recollection of your Sila (Silanussati) and Dana (Caganussati) is better than observing Sila and Dana?

Caganusati, the recollection of generosity, is a type of mental development, bhavana. It is the development of calm using giving as object. There is a section on this in the visuddhimagga. Much Thanks. :namaste: Thanks for asking. It must be that one would have to be very generous in daily life to ...
by robertk
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why recollection of your Sila (Silanussati) and Dana (Caganussati) is better than observing Sila and Dana?
Replies: 18
Views: 319

Re: Why recollection of your Sila (Silanussati) and Dana (Caganussati) is better than observing Sila and Dana?

Caganusati, the recollection of generosity, is a type of mental development, bhavana. It is the development of calm using giving as object. There is a brief section on this in the visuddhimagga. CHAPTER VII The recollection arisen inspired by generosity is the recollection of generosity. This is a t...
by robertk
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why recollection of your Sila (Silanussati) and Dana (Caganussati) is better than observing Sila and Dana?
Replies: 18
Views: 319

Re: Why recollection of your Sila (Silanussati) and Dana (Caganussati) is better than observing Sila and Dana?

genuine bhavana is much higher level than mere giving. Agree. The question is how the recollection of giving is greater than actual giving. Are you thinking of " recollection" of giving ( translation of cagasati) as heing a simple remembrance? It is actually bhavana - the development of samatha- re...
by robertk
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Buddhism for the rich and intellectual?
Replies: 48
Views: 1588

Re: Is Buddhism for the rich and intellectual?

I have a Phd in science ed. and enjoy reading and considering Dhamma- .
On the other hand I know old people in Thailand who I consider have good understanding who are illiterate : although they do listen to countless Dhamma talks.

The crucial point is having the interest.
by robertk
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation and safety
Replies: 24
Views: 614

Re: Meditation and safety

https://www.pennlive.com/news/2017/06/york_county_suicide_megan_vogt.html If the alleged lack of response by the Goenka group that ran her retreat is true, that's not a good look. Especially since they obviously knew she was having problems, and presumably knew she was taking medication for anxiety...