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by rightviewftw
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: buddhavamsa, really?
Replies: 7
Views: 535

Re: buddhavamsa, really?

interesting, thanks :clap:
can u give ur thoughts on possible implications if is as you suspect/claim?

Homage to Vipassi, Sikhi, Vessabhu, Kakusanda, Konagamana, Kassapa, Angirasa:D
by rightviewftw
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: nibbāna is the cessation of existence
Replies: 135
Views: 8647

Re: nibbāna is the cessation of existence

eternalism is heresy +1,
no quality of duration in Nibbana.
permanent =/= non-impermanent

because something lacks the characteristic of impermanence does not automatically make it attributed with the quality of permanence.
by rightviewftw
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do we have freedom to attain Nibbana?
Replies: 22
Views: 1381

Re: Do we have freedom to attain Nibbana?

free-will is a philosophical conception not an actual real thing that you can have. Think about it if you can accept non-self, what free will is there to talk about.
by rightviewftw
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada in 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 5496

Re: Theravada in 2018

It is a good one, i am also of opinion that it will never be dominant religion as they operate in different domains. Fwiw i think it is healthy that Buddhism is considered Atheistic or a non-religion. If Buddhism is to compete with Islam and Christianity, it is inappropriate, makes us look bad too, ...
by rightviewftw
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada in 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 5496

Re: Theravada in 2018

dont waste my time mate, if you have nothing to contribute then dont post, if you want to call me out on something do it. It can seem to you that the world is all water, i dont care. The only point i will adress is when i said "Every person should know about Theravada" i said this silly unrealistic ...
by rightviewftw
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada in 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 5496

Re: Theravada in 2018

While I whole heartedly agree the dhamma should be made available more widely and for free, discoverable to as many people as possible, I also want to reflect that the Buddha was not an evangelist. In fact, monks must be asked to teach as outlined in the vinaya. They cannot go around preaching at p...
by rightviewftw
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How to reach the 1st Jhana?
Replies: 101
Views: 16386

Re: How to reach the 1st Jhana?

it seems like there are several types of jhana. IE upakilesa sutta describes lights and visions also VSM talks about attaining Signs. Then there is the 5 factored 1st Jhana.. There are no different types of jhana, but there are 2 types of jhanic classification: old one (pre-buddhist) and new one (b...
by rightviewftw
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada in 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 5496

Re: Theravada in 2018

well a primer on general semantics is must read for all imo.
by rightviewftw
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada in 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 5496

Re: Theravada in 2018

I particularly like the idea of undertaking semantic analyses of Pali texts; we might find out that some of those heresies are in fact what the Buddha intended... I also think this is most important of all as it will clear things up for many. In the last 100 years physicists have cleared up their l...
by rightviewftw
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada in 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 5496

Re: Theravada in 2018

If anyone has the time, resources, and ability to speak authoritatively and persuasively to behavioural scientists and theoretical physicists, then I for one will applaud them. I am sure we do have such people ie Bhante Samahita and other monks with heavy a background in science. I think as lay peo...
by rightviewftw
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How to reach the 1st Jhana?
Replies: 101
Views: 16386

Re: How to reach the 1st Jhana?

it seems like there are several types of jhana. IE upakilesa sutta describes lights and visions also VSM talks about attaining Signs. Then there is the 5 factored 1st Jhana.. For vision and signs, probably takes samatha oriented method ie Asubha will work, most likely one will see organs basicly. I ...
by rightviewftw
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada in 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 5496

Theravada in 2018

I have been thinking a lot about how no Sangha before us had access to digitalized teachings and communication that the web provides. Honestly i think we are not nearly as organized and productive as we could be, there is a lot to be translated and Theravada does hardly have a footing in the west. S...
by rightviewftw
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Post your original poetry here!
Replies: 105
Views: 21688

Re: Post your original poetry here!

A battle fought by those still restless some do have faith others are faithless Concerned am i remaining reckless, closer to death further from Deathless *** Both day and night, across the sea Where Dhamma is There's light to see *** It is as awesome as they say We now should hurry on our way Beyond...
by rightviewftw
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Watching defilements come and go
Replies: 13
Views: 1704

Re: Watching defilements come and go

Ajahn Chah: Defilements were there. Is this referring to an Arahant? Yes, since it is one in whom conceit has been abandoned. Sutta referrence or even a Tipitaka referrence for this? It does not even matter if he talks about Ariya in general or Arahant in particular, you might see why. Does it not ...
by rightviewftw
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: There are no capitalist countries but capitalist individuals?
Replies: 17
Views: 1668

Re: There are no capitalist countries but capitalist individuals?

i would do what you did you the word country and do that to the words capitalism and individual.