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by TRobinson465
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mantra in Theravada (aside from Buddho)
Replies: 18
Views: 16805

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: 7819

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: 1802

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...
by TRobinson465
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: idle chatter
Replies: 6
Views: 1856

Re: idle chatter

"And what is right speech? Abstaining from lying, abstaining from divisive speech, abstaining from abusive speech, abstaining from idle chatter: This, monks, is called right speech. https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn45/sn45.008.than.html "Whereas some brahmans and contemplatives, living...
by TRobinson465
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: idle chatter
Replies: 6
Views: 1856

idle chatter

hello all,

What are your thoughts on idle chatter? What constitutes idle chatter and what are your thoughts on the Buddha's advice against it? This factor of wrong speech seems weird to me, since it seems like its both harmless and done by pretty much everybody.
by TRobinson465
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Meditation timer
Replies: 9
Views: 8710

Re: Meditation timer

I just use look at the time normally. or sometimes i use apps. Insight timer has one of the best generic meditation timers imo. i literally just ignore everything else that app offers and just use the timer.
by TRobinson465
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What do Buddha said about mental illness ?
Replies: 16
Views: 3186

Re: What do Buddha said about mental illness ?

If someone drank contaminated water and fall sick, this is due to drinking that water and not karma? There is an arahat beaten to death by a group of thugs, the Buddha said it is due to karma. How can this topic be argued? I was told the general rule of thumb is if it is beyond your reasonable cont...
by TRobinson465
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Life after life
Replies: 16
Views: 1798

Re: Life after life

Is it possible according to Theravada doctrine that attainment and understanding of the dhamma from this life could transfer to the next? If not, is it possible that understanding and attainment could leave an "imprint" that has an effect on later lives? I dont see why not. Texts state that Jatissa...
by TRobinson465
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Brahma realm from jhana
Replies: 5
Views: 8484

Re: Brahma realm from jhana

Also brahma realm is attained by having brahma viharas predominant in the mind. Serious question should I tell my mom to stop doing metta because she will not become an Ariya in this life she doesn't do vipassana No. the practice of metta is of great fruit. You can attain ariya with metta-jhana as ...
by TRobinson465
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: vomiting hot blood
Replies: 7
Views: 6459

vomiting hot blood

I've seen the phrase "vomit hot blood" in a few texts already, for instance https://suttacentral.net/sn4.25/en/bodhi https://suttacentral.net/mil5.3.2/en/tw_rhysdavids I do not understand it however, it certainly seems bad, but is it supposed to be literal? If its literal, is anyone aware of a which...
by TRobinson465
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Buddha after prophecy
Replies: 7
Views: 5400

Re: Buddha after prophecy

Re: "space between the worlds", I don't know Pali, but I guess this is the verse, from tipitaka.org: Avīcimhi nuppajjanti, tathā lokantaresu ca; Nijjhāmataṇhā khuppipāsā, na honti kālakañjakā. PTS Pali-English dictionary: Loka -anta the end (spatial) of the world A ii.49 (na ca appatvā lokantaṁ duk...
by TRobinson465
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Buddha after prophecy
Replies: 7
Views: 5400

Re: Buddha after prophecy

That said. Anyone know what the "space between the worlds" or "consumed by hunger, thirst, and want," means? The latter could imply they cant be reborn as pretas or asuras, but im not totally sure. The space between the worlds im not sure which realm its supposed to be referencing.
by TRobinson465
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Buddha after prophecy
Replies: 7
Views: 5400

Re: Buddha after prophecy

I'd imagine its simply because men are "privileged" in how they are treated in most societies, as well as being free from the biological sufferings faced uniquely by women. Such as menstrual symptoms and childbirth.
by TRobinson465
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Buddha after prophecy
Replies: 7
Views: 5400

Re: Buddha after prophecy

Nidānakathā, "The introductory chapter of the Jātaka Commentary", has this list: https://archive.org/details/buddhistbirth00daviuoft/page/n157/mode/1up And the rewards which fell to him on his way, as they fall to all the Bodisats who have resolved to become Buddhas, are lauded thus: 252. So the me...
by TRobinson465
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does Buddhism overcome the problem of moral relativism?
Replies: 57
Views: 4902

Re: How does Buddhism overcome the problem of moral relativism?

Doesnt the agganna sutta basically imply the existence of moral relativism? Something considered ethical at one time may be considered unethical in another. Things like acceptable sexual behavior for instance is implied in the sutta as being relative to an extent. But of course there are certain thi...