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by Alex123
Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Some thoughts on life and the Body
Replies: 1
Views: 399

Some thoughts on life and the Body

Hello all, I've done some cut outs from VsM and Suttas and written some of my thoughts on life. This topic is unfortunately not frequently discussed on the web sites. Some may object to this way of considering life. But let us not forget that the Buddha's 1st Noble truth was the Truth of Dukkha, and...
by Alex123
Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Only Buddhists can attain full Jhana?
Replies: 33
Views: 3535

Only Buddhists can attain full Jhana?

Hello all, Non-Buddhist couldn't attain Jhana, because real jhana requires suppresion of 5 hindrances. Without belief in triple gem you cannot suppress the 5th hindrance. Without understanding of anatta, you cannot fully suppress the the first two hindrances. Some might object saying Alara Kalama an...
by Alex123
Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Parinibbana - a question.
Replies: 9
Views: 1103

Re: Parinibbana - a question.

I have a question regarding Parinibbana. Is it said to be cognizant or incognizant? Namaste If you mean when the Arahant dies, then this is what happens: ""Then, friend Yamaka, how would you answer if you are thus asked: A monk, a worthy one, with no more mental effluents: what is he on the break-u...
by Alex123
Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Many lifetimes of paramita development needed to be aryan?
Replies: 591
Views: 55719

Re: Many lifetimes of paramita development needed to be aryan?

Hello Christopher, all, Do we have any discussions going about how best to develop the paramitas most successfully in this lifetime . I'd be much more interested in reading about that . :anjali: To develop good quality one must have right view. How does one achieve right view? Then a certain bhikkhu...
by Alex123
Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Many lifetimes of paramita development needed to be aryan?
Replies: 591
Views: 55719

Re: Many lifetimes of paramita development needed to be aryan?

Greetings Alex, Nice sutta quote, and welcome to Dhamma Wheel. Metta, Retro. :) Thank you Retro. Another addition: Citta changes so fast, that the Buddha was at loss to find a simile for how fast citta changes. Awakening is the matter of the mind, not the body (which changes slowly). Some monks (Ba...
by Alex123
Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Many lifetimes of paramita development needed to be aryan?
Replies: 591
Views: 55719

Re: Many lifetimes of paramita development needed to be aryan?

Hello all, Re: time it takes for awakening. In MN85 it says that one could under Buddha's instruction reach Arhatship in 12 hours. Note, the requirements do NOT posit an existence of aeons of accumulations. Here the bhikkhu takes faith about the enlightnment of the Thus Gone One:That Blessed One is ...