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by DooDoot
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Oldest Theravada Collections
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Oldest Theravada Collections

the fourth sutta nipatta I am now reading Snp 4 for the first time. It Includes: They say: “In our Dharma purity’s found” but deny that it is found in the Dharma of others. On what they depend they say “it’s the best”, and so settle down in their individual truths. https://suttacentral.net/snp4.8/e...
by DooDoot
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.
Replies: 181
Views: 4404

Re: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.

Pulsar wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:59 pm
... in concepts like cessation, Vedic intrusion is rampant :candle:
:shrug: Please explain... thanks
by DooDoot
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Did the Brahmins taking lay follower refuge in the Buddha remain Brahmins?
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: Did the Brahmins taking refuge in the Buddha remain Brahmins?

For example, the following two suttas look suspect therefore unhelpful, because if one sutta is true then the other sutta must be false, because each sutta is in a different location and because, at the start of each sutta, the two same Brahmins talk of the Buddha as non-followers and as have never ...
by DooDoot
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Did the Brahmins taking lay follower refuge in the Buddha remain Brahmins?
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Did the Brahmins taking lay follower refuge in the Buddha remain Brahmins?

Dear sutta forum In the Brāhmaṇa Vagga of the Majjhima Nikaya and elsewhere in the suttas, we can read how Brahmins visited the Buddha for discussions and debates and, at the end of most suttas, the following statement/s is/are made by the Brahmins: I go for refuge to Master Gotama, to the teaching,...
by DooDoot
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: What is the difference of Citta contemplation and Dhamma contemplation in Satipathana?
Replies: 34
Views: 1836

Re: What is the difference of Citta contemplation and Dhamma contemplation in Satipathana?

In my opinion, Cittanupassna leads to Samatha meditation and Dhammanupassana leads to Vipassana aspect of the meditation. If the impermanence, unsatisfactoriness & not-self of the cittta is seen clearly, this would be vipassana rather than samatha. What is the difference between Citta contemplation...
by DooDoot
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Let's discuss super normal powers.
Replies: 12
Views: 251

Re: Let's discuss super normal powers.

I like to discuss the supernormal powers in light of mundane activity and supermundane activity. The impression is the above believes "supernormal" (atikkantamānusakena) & "supramundane" ("lokuttara") have the same meaning. For example, the Eye of God or Divine Eye (dibbena cakkhu) is "supernormal"...
by DooDoot
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Birth is ended ?
Replies: 13
Views: 291

Re: Birth is ended ?

‘Khīṇā jāti, vusitaṃ brahmacariyaṃ, kataṃ karaṇīyaṃ, nāparaṃ itthattāyā’ti pajānātī ”ti. He discerns that ' Birth is ended , the holy life fulfilled, the task done. There is nothing further for this world.'" What does ' pajānātī ' mean? Is it direct knowledge/experience? Or can it refer to inferenc...
by DooDoot
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: anamatagga
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: anamatagga

Good question. The two words appear to be related: anamatagga adjective epithet of Saṃsāra “whose beginning and end are alike unthinkable”, i.e., without beginning or end . Found in two passages of the Canon ana (= a neg.) + mata (fr. man) + aggā (pl.). So Dhammapāla (avidit-agga Thag-a.289); Nāṇaki...
by DooDoot
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Canadian monk to be disrobed after admitting to sexual relations
Replies: 13
Views: 360

Re: Canadian monk to be disrobed after admitting to sexual relations

Dhammanando wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:10 am
It's basically a safety precaution.
It sounds wise. Also, formal confession can probably stop the man from escaping to a foreign country & masquerading as a monk. I wonder what happened in the old saga of my old friend Ajahn Yantra and the Thai authorities? :spy: :shrug:
by DooDoot
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Noble Eightfold Path is only for monks not for the household!!
Replies: 86
Views: 1498

Re: Noble Eightfold Path is only for monks not for the household!!

Thanks. As he says: " they may indeed have late features ". Which is, of course, the point that Vens Analayo, Brahmali, etc have made. Unlikely. Sujato said: "the bulk of the content is pretty normal" . Where as Vens Analayo, Brahmali, etc, give the impression or suspicion of suggesting the mundane...
by DooDoot
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Canadian monk to be disrobed after admitting to sexual relations
Replies: 13
Views: 360

Re: Canadian monk to be disrobed after admitting to sexual relations

I just want to say is ... even those "monks with just yellow strings around the neck" can [if the mindset/attitude/understanding of the people dealing with them is right] serve as a [symbolic] passageway to the ultimate Sangha "community" which includes the Buddha Himself. Its good he confessed and...
by DooDoot
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Noble Eightfold Path is only for monks not for the household!!
Replies: 86
Views: 1498

Re: Noble Eightfold Path is only for monks not for the household!!

Could you provide a reference please? There was a general topic on SC nominating dodgy suttas and I recall BS didn’t support VB’s nomination of MN 117. Plus he conceded to me personally, when we discussed it verbally, once. I found it Thanks everyone for their suggestions. Regarding MN 117 and SN 3...
by DooDoot
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Noble Eightfold Path is only for monks not for the household!!
Replies: 86
Views: 1498

Re: Noble Eightfold Path is only for monks not for the household!!

The Venerable Ledi Sayadaw wrote : destroy the latency level of personality view. * "He then becomes a noble one (ariya) in the noble supermundane plane, one to be reborn in successively higher planes of existence." If personality view is destroyed, who or what is reborn in successively higher plan...
by DooDoot
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Noble Eightfold Path is only for monks not for the household!!
Replies: 86
Views: 1498

Re: Noble Eightfold Path is only for monks not for the household!!

As Ven Dhammanando notes in the quote I gave above, MN117 is unique in this classification. Whether this is perceived as an issue or not is a different question. Its uniqueness is not an issue. Bhikkhu Sujato wisely & correctly conceded this many years ago and abandoned Analayo's kooky heretical cr...