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by Caodemarte
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Canonical reference that arahants were/are doctors, firefighters, politicians, etc.?
Replies: 39
Views: 1249

Re: Canonical reference that arahants were/are doctors, firefighters, politicians, etc.?

Greetings Caodemarte, I would encourage you and everyone else to read and study [the suttas]. Yes, I have done so. Wow. :alien: :alien: :alien: If the Classical Theravada perspective if triggering to you, you may wish to review your participation in this section. The Abhidhamma and Classical Therav...
by Caodemarte
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Canonical reference that arahants were/are doctors, firefighters, politicians, etc.?
Replies: 39
Views: 1249

Re: Canonical reference that arahants were/are doctors, firefighters, politicians, etc.?

The immediate question is whose Vinaya for a detailed discussion with those affected. However, in Sri Lanka monks do not make their living, which what your citation apparently forbids, from serving as doctors. They do routinely practice Aryuvedic medicine in the village if skilled or trained in suc...
by Caodemarte
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is classical Theravada mostly proven false by Nagarjuna?
Replies: 61
Views: 1878

Re: Is classical Theravada mostly proven false by Nagarjuna?

Greetings Caodemarte, Nagarjuna does not argue for the non-existence of the world, or that nothing is real. In fact, he criticizes this view. I have heard it said that Nagarjuna's works are effectively a commentary, or extension upon SN 12.15: Kaccayanagotta Sutta - do you know if that is so? If it...
by Caodemarte
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Canonical reference that arahants were/are doctors, firefighters, politicians, etc.?
Replies: 39
Views: 1249

Re: Canonical reference that arahants were/are doctors, firefighters, politicians, etc.?

Greetings Caodemarte, I cannot guess why you would suggest that medicine for humans is an “animal” art, and, frankly, would rather not. :thinking: I'm sorry the suttas are so triggering for you, but for the purposes of this section, they are definitive. Kind regards. Metta, Paul. :) Yes, and I have...
by Caodemarte
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Canonical reference that arahants were/are doctors, firefighters, politicians, etc.?
Replies: 39
Views: 1249

Re: Canonical reference that arahants were/are doctors, firefighters, politicians, etc.?

Greetings, The immediate question is whose Vinaya for a detailed discussion. The fact we're in the Classical Theravada section of this site should clear this up for you. However, in Sri Lanka monks do not make their living from serving as doctors. They do routinely practice Aryuvedic medicine in th...
by Caodemarte
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Canonical reference that arahants were/are doctors, firefighters, politicians, etc.?
Replies: 39
Views: 1249

Re: Canonical reference that arahants were/are doctors, firefighters, politicians, etc.?

The immediate question is whose Vinaya for a detailed discussion with those affected. However, in Sri Lanka monks do not make their living, which what your citation apparently forbids, from serving as doctors. They do routinely practice Aryuvedic medicine in the village if skilled or trained in such...
by Caodemarte
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is classical Theravada mostly proven false by Nagarjuna?
Replies: 61
Views: 1878

Re: Is classical Theravada mostly proven false by Nagarjuna?

Nagarjuna does not argue for the non-existence of the world, or that nothing is real. In fact, he criticizes this view.
by Caodemarte
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Canonical reference that arahants were/are doctors, firefighters, politicians, etc.?
Replies: 39
Views: 1249

Re: Canonical reference that arahants were/are doctors, firefighters, politicians, etc.?

I am uncomfortable saying this person is an arhant and this is not. You replied affirmatively to my question quoted in the OP. Thus, you said that arahants would try to cure disease, cure the infirmities of old age, prevent famine, fight forest fires and other natural disasters, etc. Now, back it u...
by Caodemarte
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Canonical reference that arahants were/are doctors, firefighters, politicians, etc.?
Replies: 39
Views: 1249

Re: Canonical reference that arahants were/are doctors, firefighters, politicians, etc.?

Would arahants do those things? Yes, of course. Do and did. One of the epithets if the Buddha is the Divine Physician for this very reason. His attempts to cure the fundamental illness in no way interfere in attempts to cure other, physical sickness or other problems. It seems important to stress t...
by Caodemarte
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Where does the work Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way conflict with Theravada?
Replies: 23
Views: 1132

Re: Where does the work Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way conflict with Theravada?

.....I did a very long topic on SN 12.15 and do not claim I understand the language used in it. ...I could be wrong but Nargajuna appears to be implying there is a temporary non-inherent self . :alien: ... If you do not understand the language in SN 12.15 your speculations that those who can and di...
by Caodemarte
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Where does the work Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way conflict with Theravada?
Replies: 23
Views: 1132

Re: Where does the work Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way conflict with Theravada?

As far as the suttas are concerned, the Sri Lankan scholar Kalupahana interprets this work as an elabortion on the Kaccānagotta Sutta, so it might not categorically be in conflict with the suttas. Why don't you post Kalupahana's interpretations so they can be discussed. Thanks His interpretations a...
by Caodemarte
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Where does the work Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way conflict with Theravada?
Replies: 23
Views: 1132

Re: Where does the work Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way conflict with Theravada?

zan wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:26 pm
What parts of this text, the The Mūlamadhyamakakārikā or Fundamental Verses on the Middle Way, by Nagarjuna conflict with the suttas or classical Theravada commentary tradition?
Don't conflict with the suttas in my view and that of countless scholars.
by Caodemarte
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mapping out Theravada sects/traditions
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: Mapping out Theravada sects/traditions

Remember that most sects are divided mostly by lineage and lineage disputes, not by ideology. Differences in emphasis between teachers in one sect are often greater than perceived sect differences, taken as a whole, with another sect, taken as a whole This is often misunderstood. This is certainly t...
by Caodemarte
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Looking for a modern spoken language that shares many similarities with Pali vocabulary
Replies: 15
Views: 678

Re: Looking for a modern spoken language that shares many similarities with Pali vocabulary

The OP also asked for a language with many loan words from Pali. ....I am looking for a language to study(as a hobby) that not only has many Pali(and Sanskrit loanwords) but also has been influenced by Buddhism as a whole(sayings,cultural aspsects ect.). What modern spoken languages have many Pali l...
by Caodemarte
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Looking for a modern spoken language that shares many similarities with Pali vocabulary
Replies: 15
Views: 678

Re: Looking for a modern spoken language that shares many similarities with Pali vocabulary

The closest to Pali, Sinhalese and Bengali, are very closely related to each other (the Sinhalese and Bengali are apparently the same ethnic group) I would think Sinhalese would have many, many more Pali loan words and much more Pali influence. My own experience is that Sinhalese is not so hard to ...