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by TRobinson465
Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: No self and self not exist
Replies: 21
Views: 4769

Re: No self and self not exist

Actually i take back what i said in the first part of my post above. It actually is relavent to the OPs question. I was too quick to judge. Apologies. :anjali:
by TRobinson465
Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: No self and self not exist
Replies: 21
Views: 4769

Re: No self and self not exist

In this DW topic of Dhammakaya replaces "anatta" with "atta" in their Tipitaka! This is pretty off topic and has nothing to do with the OPs question. But since this is isn't even accurate I think i should point out this thread here. https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?p=482775#p482775 Included ar...
by TRobinson465
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: No self and self not exist
Replies: 21
Views: 4769

Re: No self and self not exist

The five aggregates are not self. Namely, your form, sensations, perception, mental formations and conciousness are not self and you shouldnt cling to them or think of them as such. That is the teaching of the Buddha. You should not however, extrapolate this teaching of the Buddha to mean something ...
by TRobinson465
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Big beings?
Replies: 21
Views: 9651

Re: Big beings?

why could there only be one buddha per world? What would be the reason for that? Well there can only be one universal monarch per world system too because a universal monarch rules the whole world system using his wheel jewel to travel between realms. There obviously can't be two sovereigns at a ti...
by TRobinson465
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Big beings?
Replies: 21
Views: 9651

Re: Big beings?

confusedlayman wrote: Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:19 am
1000 brahma realms is part of 31 planes.. its not 3100 planes of existance... which means one buddha at a time in unlimited world
Actually there is only about 20 or so Brahma realms in the 31 planes. I think in this case he was talking about the Brahma realms as a whole being one thing.
by TRobinson465
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Big beings?
Replies: 21
Views: 9651

Re: Big beings?

Also, there is a sutta where the Buddha explains "there can only be one Buddha at a time per Solar System". So it is fair to assume there are Buddhas in other solar systems, where pretty much same thing happens. Regards. I'm pretty sure it's not one Buddha at a time per Solar System. I remember mor...
by TRobinson465
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: types of bodisattvas
Replies: 6
Views: 5478

Re: types of bodisattvas

It has anything to do with .. ?? Over time, a more varied analysis of bodhisattva careers developed focused on one's motivation. This can be seen in the Tibetan Buddhist teaching on three types of motivation for generating bodhicitta. According to Patrul Rinpoche's 19th century Words of My Perfect ...
by TRobinson465
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: types of bodisattvas
Replies: 6
Views: 5478

types of bodisattvas

Hello all, So I have along heard of the three types of (theravada) bodhisattvas that become Sammasam Buddhas. Namely viriyadhika, saddhadhika, and pannadhika. Described in the book below for instance. https://www.google.com/books/edition/The_Truth_Taught_by_All_the_Buddhas/8H66DQAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&...
by TRobinson465
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Big beings?
Replies: 21
Views: 9651

Re: Big beings?

2600htz wrote: Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:23 pm
I dont remember where you can look up just how long ago Kassapa lived, but it seems in our very same earth is where humans lived for so long as 20.000, 40.000, 80.000 years. Even more, on the same asian continent.
Its in the Buddhavamsa

https://tipitaka.fandom.com/wiki/Buddhavamsa
by TRobinson465
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Big beings?
Replies: 21
Views: 9651

Re: Big beings?

They dont have fossils becuase they were born by oppapatika (spontaneous arising)
by TRobinson465
Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Vipassana
Replies: 5
Views: 7181

Re: Vipassana

The Buddha discussed both vipassana and samatha as important elements of Buddhist practice, so the idea that he founded vipassana specifically needs some kind of reference.
by TRobinson465
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: third precept karma
Replies: 2
Views: 1337

third precept karma

Hello all, Does anyone have any specific examples from primary sources of what breaking the third precept results in in terms of karma? I am aware of the vipaka sutta below but its too vague for me https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an08/an08.040.than.html I am interested in seeing specific...
by TRobinson465
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mantra in Theravada (aside from Buddho)
Replies: 18
Views: 16489

Re: Mantra in Theravada (aside from Buddho)

The only other traditional theravada mantras im aware of are Samma araham used in Thailand, namo buddhāya used in Cambodia and also some thai traditions and na ma ba dha used by a popular temple in Uthai Thani, Thailand. Some of the popular mantras used in other meditation traditions are actually me...
by TRobinson465
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Kāya
Replies: 8
Views: 7540

Re: Kāya

I'd imagine it actually does mean body, it can just be taken as meaning life. Like for instance i think in Pali, the phrase for seeing past lives is actually literally "seeing past abodes". And in the Dana sutta the phrase: 'I am well-off. These are not well-off. It would not be right for me, being ...
by TRobinson465
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Living remotely isn't for the unenlightened?
Replies: 7
Views: 1796

Living remotely isn't for the unenlightened?

So I found this sutta here. It seems to imply that dwelling in the forest isn't a good idea if your not an arahant, or at least very far along the path. So like what, does this mean we shouldnt go into the forest unless we already have some attainments? It seems almost like theravada buddhists encou...