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by DooDoot
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Psychology of dukkha (and sukkha) (for laypeople)
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: Psychology of dukkha (for laypeople)

greenjuice wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:22 am
Sounds metaphysical /ontological..
When words such as "jati" ("birth") are regarded as "physical", yes, the whole of the Dhamma sounds metaphysical & ontological... But if "birth" is not regarded as physical, the Dhamma sound psychological... Regards
by DooDoot
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Bhava-tanha explanation
Replies: 22
Views: 423

Re: Bhava-tanha explanation

Sense sphere and sense realm not similar ? Ayatana can be internal or external . What about dhatu ? I am not sure AN 3.76 is a good sutta for this discussion because, to me, it is a sutta that many monks wish to twist the meaning to support doctrines of reincarnation. 'Kama' means 'sensual' rather ...
by DooDoot
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Would Buddhism be better witbout 'devas', 'hell realms' and 'hungry ghosts'?
Replies: 64
Views: 860

Re: Would Buddhism be better witbout 'devas', 'hell realms' and 'hungry ghosts'?

Thank you for all the replies. I've read through them carefully and will do so again. I don't recall posting anything supernatural in my reply. I can post more scriptures about "devas" and "heavens" that pertain to psychology. Regards :smile: “Living with Brahmā are those families where, within the...
by DooDoot
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Brasington's entrance into jhanas in suttas and commentaries?
Replies: 49
Views: 1314

Re: Brasington's entrance into jhanas in suttas and commentaries?

You often disagree with me when we're saying the same thing. Impossible we ever said the same thing. To me, ideas, similar to Brasington's, appear unrelated to jhana and mock those bhikkhus and noble ones who did so much spiritual work to find & uphold the True Dhamma. Why would practitioners be re...
by DooDoot
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Bhava-tanha explanation
Replies: 22
Views: 423

Re: Bhava-tanha explanation

sentinel wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:24 am
Isn't that sense sphere is ayatana ?
Yes. The word "ayatana" is not in AN 3.76.
by DooDoot
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Bhava-tanha explanation
Replies: 22
Views: 423

Re: Bhava-tanha explanation

Can there be sensuality without the sense sphere existence ? Hi Sentinel. I posted sensuality relates to five sense spheres rather than six sense spheres. Also, the translation you posted is a wrong translation because a Pali equivalent the term "sense-sphere" is not found in the Pali. Regards “If,...
by DooDoot
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Help requested for basic lessons in how to translate Pali
Replies: 51
Views: 1006

Re: Help requested for basic lessons in how to translate Pali

Volo wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:11 am
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Thank you for your answer Volo. I have not yet applied my mind to digesting it, yet. Regards
by DooDoot
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: should I marry or be single?
Replies: 48
Views: 949

Re: should I marry or be single?

Nwad wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:14 am
my ex taked pills so it was ok. But you are right, accidents happen too often...
I doubt any man can safely rely on a lady's pills; let alone a young Cultural Marxist Brainwashed Feminist claiming she dant want kiddies.... :roll:
by DooDoot
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Bhava-tanha explanation
Replies: 22
Views: 423

Re: Bhava-tanha explanation

Is there any basis in the Suttas and/or Commentaries for explaining tanha in a broad way like this? hi GJ It appears obvious tanha & bhava must cover every type of craving & becoming that lead to sorrow, lamentation, pain, grief & despair. "Kama" or "sensuality" is defined as follows: There are the...
by DooDoot
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Psychology of dukkha (and sukkha) (for laypeople)
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: Psychology of dukkha (for laypeople)

Suttas.. when they talks about dukkha they usually frame it not in psychology, but in metaphysics and ontology... hi GJ. It sounds like you doing the above "framing" rather than the suttas. What psychological (for laypeople) do the Suttas... give regarding avoiding mental dukkha? I think the best e...
by DooDoot
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: should I marry or be single?
Replies: 48
Views: 949

Re: should I marry or be single?

Nwad wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:44 am
my ex "perferct" girlfriend dant wanted childrens....
As suggested, have a vasectomy. It sounds like your "ex" was merely mimicking you (which is common enough) yet "accidents" ( ;) ) can happen.
by DooDoot
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nishkama karma in the suttas?
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: Nishkama karma in the suttas?

My question here is - is there anything in the Sutta similar to this? Desiring to just do an action but detaching from the results? Maybe, this: And what is kamma that is neither dark nor bright with neither dark nor bright result, leading to the ending of kamma? Right view, right resolve, right sp...
by DooDoot
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Would Buddhism be better witbout 'devas', 'hell realms' and 'hungry ghosts'?
Replies: 64
Views: 860

Re: Would Buddhism be better witbout 'devas', 'hell realms' and 'hungry ghosts'?

I can accept 'hell' and 'hungry ghosts' as metaphors for psychological conditions couched in the colourful vernacular of the time the Buddha lived in, but I cannot accept them as having independent and literal existence. Then accept them as literal metaphors for psychological conditions. Problem so...
by DooDoot
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Brasington's entrance into jhanas in suttas and commentaries?
Replies: 49
Views: 1314

Re: Brasington's entrance into jhanas in suttas and commentaries?

I have a theory of how this approach maps well to the Anapanasati Sutta instructions. It appears Anapanasati and jhana cannot be completely "mapped" because their descriptions are different. My impression is Anapanasati is not jhana because: 1. Breathing is known in every step of Anapanasati yet th...