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by TRobinson465
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...
Replies: 28
Views: 4416

Re: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...

LuisR wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:44 pm
Now that we know the Satipatthana Sutta is not authentic?
whoa whoa whoa. when did this happen? can you give me a link?
by TRobinson465
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Against the stream centers shutting down
Replies: 52
Views: 6390

Re: Against the stream centers shutting down

pilgrim wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:11 am
So it was quite perplexing when I went online and learnt that in the west, there are retreats for men, for women, for LBGT, for blacks, etc. And all this is done so that people feel "comfortable". Just weird for me too
They dont separate retreats by men and women where your from?
by TRobinson465
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jambudipa
Replies: 59
Views: 5024

Re: Jambudipa

how interesting.
by TRobinson465
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jambudipa
Replies: 59
Views: 5024

Re: Jambudipa

Was there also a Magadha with a capital called Rajgir, and Kosala with a capital called Savatthi in sri lanka at about this time? Ruled by people named Bimbasara, Ajatashatru and Pasenadi? If so it seems almost like Sri Lanka and India were stealing each others names.
by TRobinson465
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Is monk allowed to criticise another monk?
Replies: 10
Views: 2270

Re: Is monk allowed to criticise another monk?

Although the dispute between bhikkhu bodhi and ven. thanissaro seems to not really fit these cases. more like a disagreement than actual criticism/insults.
by TRobinson465
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Near death experiences
Replies: 8
Views: 831

Re: Near death experiences

Hello, What are your thoughts on near death experiences? Most NDEs have 3 common scenarios. A place of light and joy. A place of darkness and suffering. Or a simple out of body experience. Do you think these are real or is the "near death" brain playing tricks. I'm particularly interested in your t...
by TRobinson465
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Is monk allowed to criticise another monk?
Replies: 10
Views: 2270

Re: Is monk allowed to criticise another monk?

It seems like this shouldn't be allowed. Unless im reading the rule wrong it seems to break one of the pacittaya rules. ‘If a monk speaks abusively, he commits an offense entailing confession.’” Speaks abusively: he abuses in ten ways: about caste, about name, about family, about work, about craft, ...
by TRobinson465
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Near death experiences
Replies: 8
Views: 831

Near death experiences

Hello, What are your thoughts on near death experiences? Most NDEs have 3 common scenarios. A place of light and joy. A place of darkness and suffering. Or a simple out of body experience. Do you think these are real or is the "near death" brain playing tricks. I'm particularly interested in your th...
by TRobinson465
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1192
Views: 163948

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Hello: Come on, let the guy be, all the forum ganging up against Lal its pretty rude. Regards. I agree its rude, although to be fair pretty much all of the forum is like this for anything that doesnt fit within mainstream DW doctrine (or as DW ppl would say "the suttas" because their interpretation...
by TRobinson465
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1192
Views: 163948

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Hello: Come on, let the guy be, all the forum ganging up against Lal its pretty rude. Regards. I agree its rude, although to be fair pretty much all of the forum is like this for anything that doesnt fit within mainstream DW doctrine (or as DW ppl would say "the suttas" because their interpretation...
by TRobinson465
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is born by moisture?
Replies: 6
Views: 666

Re: What is born by moisture?

chownah wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:34 am
Isn't athletes' foot born of moisture....also, crotch rot?
chownah
U can be reborn as fungus?
by TRobinson465
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is born by moisture?
Replies: 6
Views: 666

Re: What is born by moisture?

I was thinking that too, but figured insects would technically count as egg-born. although i guess if the Buddha said insects were born of eggs no1 would understand since they didn't know that back then.
by TRobinson465
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is born by moisture?
Replies: 6
Views: 666

What is born by moisture?

Hello fellow Samsarans, I am confused by what it means to be born by moisture. The Maha-sihanada Sutta states "Sariputta, there are these four kinds of generation. What are the four? Egg-born generation, womb-born generation, moisture-born generation and spontaneous generation. "What is egg-born gen...
by TRobinson465
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Born female due to sexual misconduct in past lives
Replies: 13
Views: 2309

Re: Born female due to sexual misconduct in past lives

AN 2.61 says, “Mendicants, females die without getting enough of two things. What two? Sexual intercourse and giving birth. Females die without getting enough of these two things.” One might argue that there's a correlation with this sutta, and the idea of the female rebirth due to sexual misconduc...
by TRobinson465
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Born female due to sexual misconduct in past lives
Replies: 13
Views: 2309

Re: Born female due to sexual misconduct in past lives

Interesting. It's possible that this is where the commentators got that conclusion. As it is not really said explicitly in any suttas that being born female is due to sexual misconduct kamma.