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by sentinel
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does a Buddha Suffer after Enlightenment
Replies: 116
Views: 4510

Re: Does a Buddha Suffer after Enlightenment

Even now there is no James or Robert in the deepest sense. And also there was no Buddha as some sort of existant being. There are, and were, however, the five khandhas, namarupa, arising and passing away. This is basic Dhamma, but get it right and other aspects will be clear. Thanks Robert. There a...
by sentinel
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does a Buddha Suffer after Enlightenment
Replies: 116
Views: 4510

Re: Does a Buddha Suffer after Enlightenment

Greetings , There seems to be a contradiction in the approach to define the meaning of suffering , pointing to the Buddha /arahant and to the unenlightened person . Buddha /arahant free from attachment therefore no more suffering psychologically but with bodily pains which is not suffering , some di...
by sentinel
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the rupa khandhas in the five aggregates is referring to as materiality ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1213

Re: Does the rupa khandhas in the five aggregates is referring to as materiality ?

Does the rupa khandhas in the five aggregates is referring to as materiality? No, not in the sense of modern meaning: physical material or matter, which never appears as form in direct world except as a thought. What is your view on the meaning of rupa khandhas in the five aggregates ? What does it...
by sentinel
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How do you train for Sila?
Replies: 16
Views: 1218

Re: How do you train for Sila?

I take sila to mean self-control/self-discipline rather than morality alone. :namaste: Sila is calming and cooling down . Doing unwholesome deed make you stressful , agitated and heated up (angry) , the sila preventing the arising of unwholesomeness . Sila also is the beginning of the journey towar...
by sentinel
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the rupa khandhas in the five aggregates is referring to as materiality ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1213

Does the rupa khandhas in the five aggregates is referring to as materiality ?

Greetings ,

What is your view on the meaning of rupa khandhas in the five aggregates ? What does it mean ?

Thanks .
by sentinel
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monk / nun cremation
Replies: 0
Views: 502

Monk / nun cremation

Greetings , How to perform the rite for a monk or nun funeral ceremony ? I understand that normally buddhist follow the way by burning the dead body to ashes . How long does the body needs to keep or preserve before cremation ?! Many Chinese monks keep for 7 days and some tibetan monks even longer b...
by sentinel
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?
Replies: 133
Views: 6817

Re: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?

The question is , the word "to believe" itself in the question is something irrational ! Believing is the opposite of rationality ! Where is the rationale ?! Another thing is , if a person which is a newbie in Buddhism , how is s/he to determine whether something is true or false without some ground...
by sentinel
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?
Replies: 133
Views: 6817

Re: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?

Digestion is the process by which food and drink are broken down into their smallest parts so that the body can use them to build and nourish cells and to provide energy. Digestion involves the mixing of food, its movement through the digestive tract, and the chemical breakdown of the large molecule...
by sentinel
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?
Replies: 133
Views: 6817

Re: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?

Infallible is incapable of making mistakes or being wrong . If in the case with regard to the Buddha's teaching or dhamma I think it is near flawless. However , the method or the way He trained the disciples does not exempt from erroneous or is ever foolproof. There is an instant when the Buddha dir...
by sentinel
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the cause for craving is feeling ?
Replies: 20
Views: 919

Re: Does the cause for craving is feeling ?

I think that feeling conditions/precedes craving when there is ignorance. When ignorance has been destroyed (Arahant), then feeling may still arise so long as that kamma which produces feeling has not been exhausted. However, no new craving will arise from that feeling, and no new kamma will be pro...
by sentinel
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the cause for craving is feeling ?
Replies: 20
Views: 919

Re: Does the cause for craving is feeling ?

“Mendicants, there are these three feelings. What three? Pleasant, painful, and neutral feeling. The underlying tendency to greed should be given up when it comes to pleasant feeling. The underlying tendency to repulsion should be given up when it comes to painful feeling. The underlying tendency t...
by sentinel
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the cause for craving is feeling ?
Replies: 20
Views: 919

Re: Does the cause for craving is feeling ?

Greetings , ...What is the main cause for craving to arise ? My understanding: The proximate cause is the arising of the "underlying tendencies" to react to pleasant feeling with desire, painful feeling with aversion, and neither painful nor pleasant feeling with ignorance. What causes these tenden...
by sentinel
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the cause for craving is feeling ?
Replies: 20
Views: 919

Re: Does the cause for craving is feeling ?

Greetings , https://suttacentral.net/dn15/en/bodhi “Thus, Ānanda, with mentality-materiality as condition there is consciousness; with consciousness as condition there is mentality-materiality; with mentality-materiality as condition there is contact; with contact as condition there is feeling; wit...
by sentinel
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Without the knowledge , is there a self ?
Replies: 35
Views: 1647

Re: Without the knowledge , is there a self ?

I would say the kid without worldly education without a single word of knowledge , only able to survive instinctively like animal in the jungle . He would not have a sense of self in accordance with Buddha's teaching . Where the Buddha taught the self view means to take the five aggregates as somet...
by sentinel
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the cause for craving is feeling ?
Replies: 20
Views: 919

Does the cause for craving is feeling ?

Greetings , https://suttacentral.net/dn15/en/bodhi “Thus, Ānanda, with mentality-materiality as condition there is consciousness; with consciousness as condition there is mentality-materiality; with mentality-materiality as condition there is contact; with contact as condition there is feeling; with...