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by robertk
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 690
Views: 15532

Re: Shannon number great, but not infinite

Shannon number great, but not infinite. The number of possible combinations of a finite number of elements is not infinite. The number of chess pieces is limited. The number of dhammas in the Abhidhamma is limited. The number of combinations can not be infinite. But the elements in Abhidhamma come ...
by robertk
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ven Thanissaro has misleadingly omitted essential context; invoked a theoretical distinction that has no place in Dhamma
Replies: 27
Views: 1011

Re: Ven Thanissaro has misleadingly omitted essential context; invoked a theoretical distinction that has no place in Dh

Aside from this quite semantical debate between the two, it's clear that Sujato has a vendetta for Thanissaro, based on their disagreement on Bhikkhuni ordination. The ad hominems in his response makes that very clear. I've also seen him respond in extremely childish ways whenever Thanissaro gets b...
by robertk
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from the land of Buddha!
Replies: 19
Views: 761

Re: Hello from the land of Buddha!

Hi Friend! Are you from Nepal? I love Nepal, the land of the Buddha. I also love the Indo-Iranians who pushed through the Khyber Pass and settled in Lumbini (the ancestors of the Buddha). In fact, I love everyone! :heart: May you be happy and at peace, my friend. :anjali: welcome too! Just so we ar...
by robertk
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Muscular Christianity
Replies: 44
Views: 1471

Re: Muscular Christianity

. I think there should be a Muscular Buddhist movement to counter all of the hippy, new age, gender-bender crap that has crept into burgeoning Western Buddhism.. Absolutely. When I got to a Western Monastery I was so pleased to see the monks shoveling concrete and getting dirty, and being practical...
by robertk
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How Many Of You Experience Depression?
Replies: 28
Views: 1121

Re: How Many Of You Experience Depression?

. As Bundjoki stated, unless we have the Right View (added by me), then meditation could just be a another form of sensual escapism. these Feelings come and go on their own, I cannot control them, they are a factor of my unenlightened experience, and they certainly aren’t mine. . Nice. :sage: Feeli...
by robertk
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How Many Of You Experience Depression?
Replies: 28
Views: 1121

Re: How Many Of You Experience Depression?

DNS wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:50 am
but I think you might be underestimating the American people. I'll just keep it short,
Breakfast looks amazing..
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by robertk
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: momentariness not in sutta?
Replies: 43
Views: 2237

Re: momentariness not in sutta?

Hi Robertk, i have not read thru that pages yet; i would prefer to come from the sutta direction for now. I did a google search and found this sutta. SN 22.57 Sattatthana Sutta: Seven Bases/Cases - Mike's post Chinese Parallel by 莊春江 For one that completed the 7 cases, is said to be well freed are ...
by robertk
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: I am a gambler
Replies: 17
Views: 1036

Re: I am a gambler

Hey, it's bad if you are losing.

But if you are winning and supporting yourself then congratulations, you are in the select group of 5% of day/ swing traders who do.
by robertk
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Mahanidessa is a Commentary?
Replies: 15
Views: 704

Re: The Mahanidessa is a Commentary?

Greetings, But all agree it is part of the Sutta-pitaka . This was perhaps a matter of Upasena thinking the material was more suited for gatha. Well, the Sutta Pitaka is was where it was when it came to them. They would have been hard-pressed at that stage to put forward an argument to eject it fro...
by robertk
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Mahanidessa is a Commentary?
Replies: 15
Views: 704

Re: The Mahanidessa is a Commentary?

Greetings, Taking a quick look at the PDF file, it suggests there was a difference of opinion amongst commentators on the subject of where the Nidessa belongs! The Niddesa is included in the “suttanga” of the Ninefold Division (Navanga) by Buddhaghosa. In the commentary to the Nettippakarana, Dhamm...
by robertk
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Mahanidessa is a Commentary?
Replies: 15
Views: 704

Re: The Mahanidessa is a Commentary?

thanks so much! I will read over when I have time. To support the Theravada I add something from the Dipavamsa: Mahasarp.gltika bhikkhil vil~marp. akarp.su sasanarp., bhinditva miilassrp.gaharp. aiiiiarp. akarp.su sarp.gaharp. aiiiiattha sarp.gahitarp. suttarp. aiiiiattha akarirp.su te, attharp. dha...
by robertk
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Mahanidessa is a Commentary?
Replies: 15
Views: 704

Re: The Mahanidessa is a Commentary?

Okk, so I take it this is a scholar's opinion. Did he provide any evidence for his opinion?
by robertk
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Mahanidessa is a Commentary?
Replies: 15
Views: 704

Re: The Mahanidessa is a Commentary?

. This cannot be said however about the Mahanidessa because the Buddha would never have heard of it, on account of its later origins, and in that sense I find its classification as (capital S) Sutta incredibly unfortunate and misleading. Hi how do you know it had later origins, it was included in t...
by robertk
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Mahanidessa is a Commentary?
Replies: 15
Views: 704

Re: The Mahanidessa is a Commentary?

It is included in the Sutta Pitaka - so according to Theravada it is part of the canon. It is an exposition by Sariputta of the Nidessa of Khuddaka Nikaya. Although it is Sariputta's exposition or commentary it is still not classified as part of the Atthakatha's - i.e. by Buddhaghosa or Dhammapala. ...
by robertk
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: momentariness not in sutta?
Replies: 43
Views: 2237

Re: momentariness not in sutta?

Hi Atipattoh

from about page 244 on you will find details of the processes that will explain at least some of your queries. Let me known if you have specific questions after you read over them (maybe on another thread).

http://www.abhidhamma.org/survey6.pdf