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by Prasadachitta
Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: No inherent sensual pleasure
Replies: 56
Views: 7516

Re: No inherent sensual pleasure

What if person likes to hurt oneself? Does that mean that hurting bodily feeling is really a pleasant feeling? Maybe khandhas are ultimately dukkha, but our reaction can consider them to be sukha? "It is impossible, that one come to right view should take any determination as pleasant. It is possib...
by Prasadachitta
Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: No inherent sensual pleasure
Replies: 56
Views: 7516

Re: No inherent sensual pleasure

I think it should be clarified that there is a great difference between pleasure and delight. Arahants experiences pleasure but they do not delight in it. What Alex is saying is very true when it comes to delight but not necessarily with pleasure. Hi LY, This got me thinking about the word "delight...
by Prasadachitta
Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:37 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: against art
Replies: 28
Views: 2958

Re: against art

polarbuddha101 wrote:or a layperson, being an artist is perfectly acceptable (unless the art encourages greed, hatred, and delusion) to make a living
Hi Polar,

According to your interpretation any kind of art would encourage greed.

Metta

Prasadachitta


polarbuddha101 wrote:The pleasure of art is dependent upon passion.
by Prasadachitta
Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The causes for wisdom
Replies: 1247
Views: 172643

Re: The causes for wisdom

It may have been exceedingly exceptional but the Buddha awakened. He had no one to show him the way.
by Prasadachitta
Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is it possible for practising Buddhists to have fun?
Replies: 68
Views: 8468

Re: Is it possible for practising Buddhists to have fun?

graduate of the Ajahn Chah "crunchy frog" school has a right to use humor "Crunchy frog?" What do you mean by that? The only "crunchy frog" I am aware of it this (but be warned this is delightfully silly, but it is I am sure certainly not to everyone's taste, and if you watch it and are offended, a...
by Prasadachitta
Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Developing faith (Saddha)
Replies: 8
Views: 2819

Re: Developing faith (Saddha)

"Faith, monks, also has a supporting condition, I say, it does not lack a supporting condition. And what is the supporting condition for faith? 'Suffering' should be the reply. Upanisa Sutta: Prerequisites http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn12/sn12.023.than.html I find that dwelling upon ...
by Prasadachitta
Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:11 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is it possible for practising Buddhists to have fun?
Replies: 68
Views: 8468

Re: Is it possible for practising Buddhists to have fun?

To answer the OP. Yes. Its possible for any well adjusted Human who is a practicing Buddhist or otherwise to have fun. In addition... Obviously fun has many forms which may be more or less wholesome. I would think that a practicing Buddhist would be engaging in a process of sifting through them by w...
by Prasadachitta
Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Emptiness
Replies: 10
Views: 2153

Re: Emptiness

greggorious wrote:How does the concept of emptiness in Theravada differ from the Mahayana concept? Hi Gregorious, I think its more appropriate to speak of emptiness as an approach to teaching rather than as a "concept". If we look at it that way I think it becomes easier make a meaningful distincti...
by Prasadachitta
Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Annihilationism, Eternalism, and Right View
Replies: 12
Views: 1827

Re: Annihilationism, Eternalism, and Right View

What is Hiri if not fear of blame? Whatever their beliefs, people like praise and recoil from blame. Those who believe in the future consequences of kamma, will also recoil through fear of rebirth in states of suffering, which I think is called Ottappa. Will someone who does not believe in rebirth ...
by Prasadachitta
Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Annihilationism, Eternalism, and Right View
Replies: 12
Views: 1827

Re: Annihilationism, Eternalism, and Right View

“Householders, it is to be expected that those recluses and Brahmins who hold the former view — that there is no fruit of good and evil deeds, and so forth — will avoid wholesome deeds and indulge in evil deeds because they do not see the danger and impurity of evil deeds, nor do they see the benef...
by Prasadachitta
Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Annihilationism, Eternalism, and Right View
Replies: 12
Views: 1827

Re: Annihilationism, Eternalism, and Right View

Hello Venerable Pesala, Eternalists would like to believe that after their parinibbāna, the Arahants continue to exist in special forms. What do "special forms" mean here? The Arahants certainly continue to influence the minds of beings for the better long after their bodies perish. For example I ha...
by Prasadachitta
Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:15 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Paradox of Contentment
Replies: 28
Views: 2905

Re: Paradox of Contentment

exactly what potentials need to be actualized to feel justifiably contented in a sustained way is a question worth asking. HI Convivium, The way I see it there is contentment or their isn't and justification does not help either way. I don't find striving is necessarily at odds with contentment esp...
by Prasadachitta
Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: REAL Meditation: The Originalist Thesis
Replies: 187
Views: 23007

Re: REAL Meditation: The Originalist Thesis

Hello Dhamma chat folks, I'd like to add an extra question that I think may fill out the original OP. Lets say a person accepts this ... (LonesomeYogurt)"the impersonal stream of experience does not begin at birth or end at death, but continues in a cycle of arising and ceasing across multiple lifet...
by Prasadachitta
Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Fabrication
Replies: 69
Views: 7614

Re: Fabrication

Hi all, I have not spent much time on DW in the past few years but this thread reminds me how phenomenally :tongue: valuable it can be. Im not sure how I missed it before. My thanks to Mike/Retro/Goof for engaging in such elucidating conversation. I will save this thread as a bookmark. Sadu Sadu Sad...
by Prasadachitta
Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the last thing to let go?
Replies: 43
Views: 6896

Re: What is the last thing to let go?

Conceit, restlessness, & ignorance are the last to go. Craving for sense pleasures comes to an end before these but that does not mean that ones senses do not function.

Metta

Prasadachitta