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by justindesilva
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can this forum be considered a Sangha?
Replies: 5
Views: 2016

Re: Can this forum be considered a Sangha?

Welcome! In the Theravada tradition Sangha refers to the Noble disciples who have attained at least stream entry. They are a refuge, not ordinary people. You will find a lot of lay Buddhist groups that change the meaning even of Buddha and Dhamma as refuges. But they very often say that their group...
by justindesilva
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Two books as perspectives of budda no,darma
Replies: 2
Views: 2422

Two books as perspectives of budda no,darma

I have published on a web , two books on budda darma. These are my studies which I noted for my own understanding which I wish to share for free reading. Hence please open and read www.cosmo-bodh.com The book here " Morality through a telescope" had been gone through by a few Buddhist priests, and c...
by justindesilva
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is oneness same as nothingness?
Replies: 33
Views: 3967

Re: Is oneness same as nothingness?

no The Realized One, the perfected one, the fully awakened Buddha directly knows earth as earth. But he doesn’t identify with earth, he doesn’t identify regarding earth, he doesn’t identify as earth, he doesn’t identify that ‘earth is mine’, he doesn’t take pleasure in earth. Why is that? Because h...
by justindesilva
Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: martial arts
Replies: 6
Views: 1517

Re: martial arts

Hi all, Does practicing martial arts increase anger, even if you do it mindfully? Is it better to avoid it, if you want to be sure? I just do it as a hobby and to stay in shape. Thanks. Zachary At first the word self defence is wrong for so called martial arts which is also wrong. Kung fu in Chines...
by justindesilva
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Breakthrough discovery using jhana
Replies: 20
Views: 3991

Re: Breakthrough discovery using jhana

is it possible to find cure for alzheimers disease or discover water fuel engine by directing mind to sceintifc questions and answers emerging from 4th jhana? Jhana is to clear the mind fro klesha. Once the mind is cleared then we can advance that state to vipassana to find answers to abhidamma. Th...
by justindesilva
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karma or not karma
Replies: 4
Views: 1296

Re: Karma or not karma

What do u think on this explanation? If it is due to choice then it is not due to karma, if due to no choice then it is due to karma. Kamma is an effect of a cause in the past. Kamma is explained as effects of various causes. Some can be dissolved by good wholesome morals and is explained as ahosi ...
by justindesilva
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Answer: Why Rainy Season Is Late This Year
Replies: 6
Views: 2329

Re: Answer: Why Rainy Season Is Late This Year

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by justindesilva
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Evil action and consiousness
Replies: 80
Views: 9267

Re: Evil action and consiousness

From my personal observations, we often deal with the problem of evil not with sympathy, but with condemnation. A more sympathetic way to address evil is to try to understand what is it that people who perform evil acts are trying to do. Evil is often associated with annihilation. Its shadow seems ...
by justindesilva
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What do Buddha said about mental illness ?
Replies: 16
Views: 3017

Re: What do Buddha said about mental illness ?

I have quoted this with personnel experience of my sister in law. The psychiatrist who did this was Dr. D.V.J. Harischandra, ( Specialist). The patient out of shock over an insurgent incident stopped speaking and behaved abnormally. This is one patient. Yes it is absurd to claim the results of one ...
by justindesilva
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What do Buddha said about mental illness ?
Replies: 16
Views: 3017

Re: What do Buddha said about mental illness ?

May I note here that any mental sickness can be treated to be cured in first 3 months or first year. It is a chemical treatment first. If not therapeutic an understanding of the cause internally can be made to understand. Otherwise aggravation of mental sicknesses are mostly negligence. "any mental...
by justindesilva
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What do Buddha said about mental illness ?
Replies: 16
Views: 3017

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? We are not helpless in discussing this topic. A book made by lama yeshy in T...
by justindesilva
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Life after life
Replies: 16
Views: 1659

Re: Life after life

It is a mechanism beyond the scope of words. It is possible to know this mechanism experientially - loaded word but I don't have a better word just now. This knowing can arise in numerous ways as a direct result of sustained and daily practice where attention is placed squarely and firmly on the ma...
by justindesilva
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: arguments against killing in self-defense
Replies: 15
Views: 1196

Re: arguments against killing in self-defense

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salayatananirodha wrote: Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:00 am killing and self-defense are different. killing is a poor form of self-defense, doesn't work
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A very good analysis though short.
by justindesilva
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: arguments against killing in self-defense
Replies: 15
Views: 1196

Re: arguments against killing in self-defense

:goodpost:
salayatananirodha wrote: Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:00 am killing and self-defense are different. killing is a poor form of self-defense, doesn't work
:goodpost:
A very good analysis though short.
by justindesilva
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: arguments against killing in self-defense
Replies: 15
Views: 1196

Re: arguments against killing in self-defense

But it is very hard to have no strong reaction with one's life is endangered. We will just try our best according to our present capability. One of the thing that is stressed at times by the Buddha is also to be natural in the practice. This is the reason of living a pre-planned life , with a pract...