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by sentinel
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the consciousness experience nibbana ?
Replies: 60
Views: 873

Does the consciousness experience nibbana ?

I supposed for a person to know what is nibbana , it must be something already adhere available became the tool to understand it and experiencing it . And the only candidate appear possible for this is the consciousness . However , it appears the text description on how one experience of nibbana is ...
by sentinel
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha teach anything other than four noble truths?
Replies: 38
Views: 480

Re: Did the Buddha teach anything other than four noble truths?

MN44 says it's the 8-fold path which is conditioned. Presumably to distinguish it from Nibbana, which is unconditioned. In which case you'd need to first understand what "unconditioned" means here. Unconditioned meaning ? Only description as far as I understand about nibbana . Conditioned thing can...
by sentinel
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha teach anything other than four noble truths?
Replies: 38
Views: 480

Re: Did the Buddha teach anything other than four noble truths?

So , the text says four noble truth is Sankhata means dependent on conditions referring to phenomena ? Not dependent origination sankhara , which is fabricated by thought ?
by sentinel
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the destination of the people who get Buddha's teachings wrong?
Replies: 67
Views: 892

Re: What is the destination of the people who get Buddha's teachings wrong?

binocular wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:17 pm
sentinel wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:46 pm
The question is before that how do you know you get the teachings completely right ?
By attaining stream entry. I have heard that one knows it when it happens.
Agree since sotapanna sees the dependent origination .
by sentinel
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the destination of the people who get Buddha's teachings wrong?
Replies: 67
Views: 892

Re: What is the destination of the people who get Buddha's teachings wrong?

The question is before that how do you know you get the teachings completely right ?
by sentinel
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is disliking certain people consider an extreme ?
Replies: 23
Views: 281

Re: Is disliking certain people consider an extreme ?

But I supposed this stupid things not only in reality but is happening in the buddhism forums as well . Isn't this is exactly what everyone is experiencing , if you are Theravada buddhist you dislike Mahayana buddhist , vice versa , whenever Mahayana buddhist encounter with Theravada buddhist , whet...
by sentinel
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha teach anything other than four noble truths?
Replies: 38
Views: 480

Re: Did the Buddha teach anything other than four noble truths?

Four noble truth , can be seen as such . This is just my understanding . First turning , one realized the path after seeing the dependent origination .( stream entry ) Second turning , one continuing practise accordingly on the path . ( once&no return ) Third turning , one completing and accomplishe...
by sentinel
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is disliking certain people consider an extreme ?
Replies: 23
Views: 281

Re: Is disliking certain people consider an extreme ?

You're original post seems to be asking whether disliking a certain ethnic group based upon the actions of a single member of that group is extreme. If that is indeed what you are asking then I'd say yes, it's extremely ignorant to put it in the most polite possible terms. I see , but not because b...
by sentinel
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is disliking certain people consider an extreme ?
Replies: 23
Views: 281

Re: Is disliking certain people consider an extreme ?

Laurens wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:08 pm
I don't know about what the Buddha said, but you'd have to be pretty ignorant to think along those lines.

Some would be inclined to say 'ignorant' is too soft a term.

:anjali:
What do you mean ?
by sentinel
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is disliking certain people consider an extreme ?
Replies: 23
Views: 281

Re: Is disliking certain people consider an extreme ?

MN 21 Kakacupama Sutta: The Simile of the Saw (excerpt) translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.021x.than.html "Monks, even if bandits were to carve you up savagely, limb by limb, with a two-handled saw, he among you who let his heart get angere...
by sentinel
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is disliking certain people consider an extreme ?
Replies: 23
Views: 281

Re: Is disliking certain people consider an extreme ?

chownah wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:00 pm
Didn't the buddha say that one should not have ill will towards someone even if they are sawing off your arms and legs?
chownah
Text please , sawing off arms only in the story .
Non ill will yes , how would you react if challenge by other ? No feeling of aversion ?
by sentinel
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is disliking certain people consider an extreme ?
Replies: 23
Views: 281

Re: Is disliking certain people consider an extreme ?

In your initial post, though, it does seem as if you were asking about stereotyping whole groups (Japanese/Chinese?) on the basis of past unpleasant experiences. There's no way we could get to make an informed judgement about every Chinese person! Hi sam , I think this is not simply about generaliz...
by sentinel
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is disliking certain people consider an extreme ?
Replies: 23
Views: 281

Re: Is disliking certain people consider an extreme ?

The OP sounds like an example of tribalist thinking - disliking a people as if they are all one, or treating people as if they all share some essential characteristic. But all characteristics are compounded and empty and all personality characteristics can fortunately be changed. Not necessarily , ...
by sentinel
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is disliking certain people consider an extreme ?
Replies: 23
Views: 281

Re: Is disliking certain people consider an extreme ?

Hi sarathw ,

Of course if they are not endangering your life or your family . I will be very cautious because one of my relative sometimes gets into confusion and start to destroy using knife damaging merely everything in the house .
by sentinel
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?
Replies: 70
Views: 964

Re: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?

Look at it another way , if you bow to your parents (sincerely) that is an acceptable gesture of gratitude towards them nothing wrong . But , if you don't , instead you chose to be kind and care for them , that is filial piety a good virtue to be cultivated . Either way is not contradicting .