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by justindesilva
Fri May 01, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where to buy Majjhima Nikaya?
Replies: 11
Views: 327

Re: Where to buy Majjhima Nikaya?

Does anyone know where I could buy a copy of the Majjhima Nikaya (Bhikhu Bodhi / Nanamoli Translation). I wanted to buy it for a friend I don't seem to be able to see it anywhere online for less than £50. I wanted a physical book not an ebook. I heard that you can buy these same books in Sri-Lanka ...
by justindesilva
Fri May 01, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sakadagamin and ekabiji
Replies: 12
Views: 309

Re: Sakadagamin and ekabiji

Could it be once returner and one seeder has the same degree of attaintment ? Or both actually are much different ? After sotapanna stage when one is said to have 7 becomings of rebirth , the next stage is said to be sakadagami meaning once returner. Once returner is once rebecoming in Kama loka on...
by justindesilva
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why do people yawning when meditate?
Replies: 12
Views: 308

Re: Why do people yawning when meditate?

Sleep is more than just physiological. There is a psychological factor as well. Sleeping is a highly enjoyable activity (!) for many people; as long as it is done within socially accepted boundaries, it is a socially acceptable way to escape from one's troubles. Yawning or any other physical strain...
by justindesilva
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Donation to sangha
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Donation to sangha

Hey , If someone want to donate to sangha whats the procedure? if someone wants to give his billion dollor earnings or trillion dollar earnings to sangha before death, what is the procedure. he cant do paypal online for that. There is no central leader organization in buddhism (unline mecca or vati...
by justindesilva
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Brahmin , brahmana and brahman
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: Brahmin , brahmana and brahman

What are the difference when texts refers to a brahmins , a brahmana and a brahman ? Or they are the same ! A Brahmin in India is a priest in a Hindu kovils and takes charge of rituals. Brahmins hold themselves to be the best caste even taking control of the royalty. A brahmana is a person of high ...
by justindesilva
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Memorization and the Oral Tradition
Replies: 206
Views: 2672

Re: How did historical Buddha looked like?

How can we know what? That there are teachings which are close to what the Buddha said? Or that there is repetition? Or repetition is of the Buddha's actual words? Did you mean to address this to me? If so, I think you might have misunderstood what I was saying. Really not please, after your valued...
by justindesilva
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Memorization and the Oral Tradition
Replies: 206
Views: 2672

Re: How did historical Buddha looked like?

Pl. refer www.palicanon.org What is your point? This refers to the number of times the Tripitaka has been revived with its meaning. Each & Everytime it has been at a sanghayana ( Sangha communion) . It has provided us with original buddas teachings who could memorise properly. The Budda darma is pr...
by justindesilva
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Memorization and the Oral Tradition
Replies: 206
Views: 2672

Re: How did historical Buddha looked like?

If you dont know how much a person can recite by heart and you have never tried nor seen any other person trying how can you blindly believe that at the time of the Buddha monks could recite and remember hundreds of pages of the Suttas by heart? But this isn't about memorizing 3000 or however many ...
by justindesilva
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Memorization and the Oral Tradition
Replies: 206
Views: 2672

Re: How did historical Buddha looked like?

I'm not "changing the size of the Tipitaka " or adjusting anything. I think that there are teachings which are likely to be very close to the actual words of the Buddha, and that undeniably there is within the suttas a lot of repetition. This repetition is certainly of those actual words, and is po...
by justindesilva
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Memorization and the Oral Tradition
Replies: 206
Views: 2672

Re: How did historical Buddha looked like?

We are talking about exceptionally talented people, out of about 1 billion of Muslims maybe very few individuals can do this. If they could, as I am not sure that there is any evidence of the feat. Did they really remember 604 pages word by word with very few or no mistake? Mm.. Not withstanding al...
by justindesilva
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Processes at sense doors
Replies: 69
Views: 1641

Re: Processes at sense doors

cappuccino wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:18 am
sunnat wrote: It will never end....?

Nirvana is the end

:shrug:
Nirvana could be the end of the process of the samsara of a single being.
by justindesilva
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Memorization and the Oral Tradition
Replies: 206
Views: 2672

Re: Memorization and the Oral Tradition

People could recall their past lives I would suspect they remembered what buddha said. This reminds me of a lady friend of mine happened around 1950s, in Sri Lanka, @ Panadura. An elderly monk recites a gatha to start a sermon. A child of about 5 years laughs aloud. As the sermon ended the monk cal...
by justindesilva
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On finding spouse in Buddhism
Replies: 8
Views: 261

Re: On finding spouse in Buddhism

Hi all, Buddha encourages us to follow five precepts and earning a living through right livelihood. Some Suttas talk about the responsibility of wife or husband, AFAIK. But did Buddha talked about how do you choose a spouse, according to Buddhism? Someone has a girlfriend or a fiancee that works in...
by justindesilva
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On finding spouse in Buddhism
Replies: 8
Views: 261

Re: On finding spouse in Buddhism

Hi all, Buddha encourages us to follow five precepts and earning a living through right livelihood. Some Suttas talk about the responsibility of wife or husband, AFAIK. But did Buddha talked about how do you choose a spouse, according to Buddhism? Someone has a girlfriend or a fiancee that works in...
by justindesilva
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Processes at sense doors
Replies: 69
Views: 1641

Re: Processes at sense doors

Is it that after contact at the sense door one would have sense impression first follow by feeling which is agreeable , not agreeable or neutral then perception where one perceives it as pleasurable , not pleasurable and neutral and thereafter arouse the intention to crave , to turn away or being i...