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by SDC
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Imperfect morality and sotapanna
Replies: 153
Views: 4950

Re: Imperfect morality and sotapanna

Yes, I know the training. Yes, I know the path and the work to be done. Yes, I understand aparent and ultimate view. You seem to be pointing to this high level of standard, in a way that seems to suggest that I am not capable or worth of having practiced appropriately. I’m in all complete honesty, ...
by SDC
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Imperfect morality and sotapanna
Replies: 153
Views: 4950

Re: Imperfect morality and sotapanna

I have sufferings that I react towards blindly, but didn’t one wise monk refer to sotapanna as “fish sauce”?? I mean fish sauce seems like the apprentice level, not the master level, am I mistaken? All indications are that sotapanna is the beginning of the end. To use your words, it is entry to the...
by SDC
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Imperfect morality and sotapanna
Replies: 153
Views: 4950

Re: Imperfect morality and sotapanna

accomiplished in view refers to all 4 stagers No. It doesn't mean all four. While the arahant is accomplished in view, that is not how they are described in the suttas. They are one "with defilements ended" or "with taints destroyed" or liberated by such and such or "attained the goal". Do you want...
by SDC
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Imperfect morality and sotapanna
Replies: 153
Views: 4950

Re: Imperfect morality and sotapanna

accomiplished in view refers to all 4 stagers No. It doesn't mean all four. While the arahant is accomplished in view, that is not how they are described in the suttas. They are one "with defilements ended" or "with taints destroyed" or liberated by such and such or "attained the goal". Do you want...
by SDC
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Imperfect morality and sotapanna
Replies: 153
Views: 4950

Re: Imperfect morality and sotapanna

how can sotapanna kill or lie or steal? do u have sutta? or u lowering the sotapnna attainment? uninteltionally is ok but intentionally is not ok. AN 1.268-277 what it says related to this post? You asked me to provide a sutta describing the things that a sotāpanna cannot do . I provided the sutta.
by SDC
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Imperfect morality and sotapanna
Replies: 153
Views: 4950

Re: Imperfect morality and sotapanna

confusedlayman wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:21 pm how can sotapanna kill or lie or steal? do u have sutta? or u lowering the sotapnna attainment? uninteltionally is ok but intentionally is not ok.
AN 1.268-277
by SDC
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Imperfect morality and sotapanna
Replies: 153
Views: 4950

Re: Imperfect morality and sotapanna

Buddha said sotapanna wont commit 5 precepts break He did not say this, as mentioned ever so many times on this and other threads. What? DC is saying that there are numerous suttas that list what a sotāpanna can't do. Technically, they can still break all five precepts, however they cannot intentio...
by SDC
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 689
Views: 45738

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

So absolute crazy story that is definitely not made up: About 15 years ago I was on cruise in the north Pacific. It was late October and the wind whipping off the sea was biting. Waters were rough for the first three days, but on the fourth day things really started to get scary. The seas were so ro...
by SDC
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Imperfect morality and sotapanna
Replies: 153
Views: 4950

Re: Imperfect morality and sotapanna

:goodpost: Human rights are for the world. They are for the betterment of the world around you , external to you. In these terms, the world is the counterpart of you, the congruence of which would mean harmony for you . Wanting a better world means the change to arrange the congruence is external, ...
by SDC
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Imperfect morality and sotapanna
Replies: 153
Views: 4950

Re: Imperfect morality and sotapanna

Of course you need harmony and suitable place to practice and develop parmis. Dhamma service is huge part in development, servitude towards others. If you are with a group performing rituals, practices that you cannot support then there is no room for service in a whole hearted way. It must be a pr...
by SDC
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Imperfect morality and sotapanna
Replies: 153
Views: 4950

Re: Imperfect morality and sotapanna

Support for practice, to develop in parmis is important. If a monestary doesn’t agree with you, to foreign or doing a different practice, then this is not suitable. The vibration will not be harmonious. A sotāpanna, who knows the extent of that accomplishment, wouldn't need harmony according to the...
by SDC
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Imperfect morality and sotapanna
Replies: 153
Views: 4950

Re: Imperfect morality and sotapanna

The practice and path is so clear, there is nothing else needed to learn to convince me of this. When the final goal or ultimate truth is experienced it quenches that thirst or those burning questions and doubts. If everything is so clear then why were you fretting about certain monasteries not bei...
by SDC
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kassapa Buddha's sīla
Replies: 19
Views: 412

Re: Kassapa Buddha's sīla

... Upon some further investigation of the word buddhaseṭṭha , based on the case it often found (genitive), it looks to be insufficient as evidence that "best" would apply exclusively to Gotama himself. It looks to be saying that all Buddhas possess that which is the best. So back to the drawing bo...
by SDC
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kassapa Buddha's sīla
Replies: 19
Views: 412

Re: Kassapa Buddha's sīla

Thanks, and please take your time. I am not in urgent need for this information, just mildly curious. As far as the suttas go, the most definitive thing I could find were several in the Theragāthā and Therāpadāna of Khuddaka Nikāya. Now these are both considered later devotional texts, but nonethel...
by SDC
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kassapa Buddha's sīla
Replies: 19
Views: 412

Re: Kassapa Buddha's sīla

perkele wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:03 pm Thank you. That's very interesting.
Found a few sources for my other claim from a later text of the KN. Please give me a bit more time and hopefully it is something substantial enough.