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by DooDoot
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The traces of Nikaya found in the New Testament
Replies: 7
Views: 558

Re: The traces of Nikaya found in the New Testament

Instead I think the similarities are because both religions are expressing the same universal human ideas.... I doubt there is any evidence that absolute non-violence & anatta are universal religious ideas that existed before (or after) the Buddha. Leviticus 20:10 [ Punishments for Sexual Immoralit...
by DooDoot
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Israel calls on world Jewry
Replies: 62
Views: 5761

Re: Israel calls on world Jewry

But the world can't tolerate one tiny 'Jewish' nation. The above does not seem accurate, since the world voted at the brand new UN in 1947 to create a nation for a wandering 'religious' yet mostly 'atheist' tribe (rather than a race) that never had an indigenous homeland (apart from Babylon, where ...
by DooDoot
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which is the most important precept to get right for the Noble Path?
Replies: 28
Views: 2037

Which is the most important precept to get right for the Noble Path?

Dear forum As often occurs, I have noticed many topics of late with a strong focus upon non-killing of small creatures & parasites. There are five precepts. Which precept do we each think is most important, most difficult &/or most advantageous to get right for bringing the Noble Eightfold into frui...
by DooDoot
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is Vitakka, Avitakka and Savitakka according to Sutta?
Replies: 14
Views: 829

Re: What is Vitakka, Avitakka and Savitakka according to Sutta?

SarathW wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:37 pm
Second Jhana = avitakka, avicara,Pithy,Sukaha,Ekagata
Its irrelevant, unnecessary & redundant. It does not matter.
by DooDoot
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Israel calls on world Jewry
Replies: 62
Views: 5761

Re: Israel calls on world Jewry

Take time to think about what I said. Frankly, I used to read lots of your posts on many forums & take time to think about them but, to me, what was written was often so confused I rarely if ever answered your questions & queries. When the mind realises Dhamma, it will view the world in terms of go...
by DooDoot
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is Vitakka, Avitakka and Savitakka according to Sutta?
Replies: 14
Views: 829

Re: What is Vitakka, Avitakka and Savitakka according to Sutta?

SarathW wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:48 pm
A very popular monk (Walasmulle Abhaya) in Sri Lanka teaches like this.
Is this incorrect? This appears incorrect. How do you rectify it?
Its appears correct but unnecessary.
by DooDoot
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?
Replies: 174
Views: 10607

Re: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?

Maybe the six senses is considered stable in comparison with other nidana. According to SN 22.81, it appears the six senses are tainted by the various manifestations of ignorance therefore do not remain stable. Avijjā­samphas­sa­jena , bhikkhave, vedayitena phuṭṭhassa assutavato puthujjanassa uppan...
by DooDoot
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What would a sotapanna do?
Replies: 73
Views: 3498

Re: What would a sotapanna do?

Generally speaking, we all do kill worms if they're threatening our lives, we are common wordlings/puthujjana. I suggest this may possibly be false speech. It is more proper to say: " Generally speaking, I do kill worms if they're threatening my life, I am a common wordling/puthujjana ". As for hol...
by DooDoot
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What would a sotapanna do?
Replies: 73
Views: 3498

Re: What would a sotapanna do?

I appreciate your thoughts. Now at that time a certain bhikkhu, a brahman by birth, didn’t want to rinse himself after defecating, (thinking,) “Who would touch this vile, stinking stuff?” A worm took up residence in his anus. So he told this matter to the bhikkhus. “You mean you don’t rinse yoursel...
by DooDoot
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What would a sotapanna do?
Replies: 73
Views: 3498

Re: What would a sotapanna do?

D1W1 wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:41 am
In the Buddha's teaching there is no justification for killing, there is no holy killing [a stomach worm or other internal parasite on medical grounds].
Please provide a quote from the suttas supporting this. Thanks
by DooDoot
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is Vitakka, Avitakka and Savitakka according to Sutta?
Replies: 14
Views: 829

Re: What is Vitakka, Avitakka and Savitakka according to Sutta?

What is Vitakka, Avitakka and Savitakka according to Sutta? And what is their relation to Jhana? I appreciate if you can explain this in both Sutta jhana (four fold) and Abhidhamm (five fold) formula. Searching Sutta Central can find these words: Āraddhaṃ kho pana me, brāhmaṇa, vīriyaṃ ahosi asallī...
by DooDoot
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What would a sotapanna do?
Replies: 73
Views: 3498

Re: What would a sotapanna do?

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by DooDoot
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What would a sotapanna do?
Replies: 73
Views: 3498

Re: What would a sotapanna do?

We are talking about Buddha's path, right? No, imo, you are not talking about the Buddhist path but you appear to be talking about the Jain path. I am quoting the Buddhist path but you appear to refuse to acknowledge the Buddhist path. Instead, you appear to be clinging to rules & precepts unskillf...
by DooDoot
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What would a sotapanna do?
Replies: 73
Views: 3498

Re: What would a sotapanna do?

When you kill, you sow the seed of killing, you will reap the result of killing which is obviously unpleasant result. You can't get wholesome result from killing. Wrong: Monks, for anyone who says, 'In whatever way a person makes kamma, that is how it is experienced,' there is no living of the holy...
by DooDoot
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What would a sotapanna do?
Replies: 73
Views: 3498

Re: What would a sotapanna do?

I think that's a good idea and practical too, I would say. Attain the holiness ourselves rather than speculating. Following or clinging to the path of the Jains won't reach Buddhist holiness. :roll: Instead, letting a child die from a deadly worm is likely to get you psychiatrically certified or ot...