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by thang
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Best advises on Family life - Sutta quotes
Replies: 9
Views: 731

Re: Best advises on Family life - Sutta quotes

Kinds of Wives - AN 7.63 “With a mind full of hate and no kindness, lusting for others, looking down on her husband, she longs to murder the one who paid the price for her. A man’s wife of this sort is called a wife and a killer. A woman’s husband earns his wealth by applying oneself to a professio...
by thang
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: ⛔ABRJ (Ajahn Brahm Re-definition of Jhāna) compared to ✅☸EBT jhāna
Replies: 7
Views: 560

Re: ⛔ABRJ (Ajahn Brahm Re-definition of Jhāna) compared to ✅☸EBT jhāna

Something related: MN 64: Mahā-Māluŋkya Sutta [Of Bursting Bonds Asunder] so that he develops and dwells in the First Ecstasy .. Whatsoever occurs as a visible shape, or feeling, or perception, or factors of being, - all such mental phenomena he regards as transitory, as Ill, as disease, as pustulen...
by thang
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where did the Buddha advise to become a monk ?
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Where did the Buddha advise to become a monk ?

It was believed to be from Paccheka Buddha, recited by the Buddha when in a Trance. I was told by a very respectable Theravada Monk. I remember I also heard something like that from some monks while some say it's not, but not sure what is the reason for that deduction and who is correct. Neverthele...
by thang
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Let's Pray Daily - Virtual Vihara
Replies: 15
Views: 1000

Re: Let's Pray Daily - Virtual Vihara

Pleased in mind, I pay homage to the true Dhamma proclaimed by the Buddha with discerning wisdom to suit the levels of understanding of all beings- the Dhamma which invites one to come-and-see and which is comprehensible by each according to his degree of intelligence. (Venerable Great Poet of Vidag...
by thang
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where did the Buddha advise to become a monk ?
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Where did the Buddha advise to become a monk ?

form wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:31 am
I understand your title from the start. I am just saying Rhino Sutta is not words directly from the Buddha.
So who modern scholars believe it to be from ?
by thang
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Nibbana comes before the Path ?
Replies: 9
Views: 258

Re: Why Nibbana comes before the Path ?

.. One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view. ...right view, right effort, & right mindfulness — run & circle around right view. .. right resolve. .. right speech. .. right action. .. right livelihood. .. In one of right view, right resolve comes ...
by thang
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where did the Buddha advise to become a monk ?
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Where did the Buddha advise to become a monk ?

form wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:05 am
Rhino sutta is not directly from the Buddha?
I meant advising directly like 'do it' instead saying 'having seen the obstacles of lay life one becomes a monk' or mentioning the disadvantages of the lay life. (I edited the topic)
by thang
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Nibbana comes before the Path ?
Replies: 9
Views: 258

Re: Why Nibbana comes before the Path ?

As to order ... ... suffering is given first since it is easy to understand .. origin is given next to show its cause. .. cessation, to make it known that with the cessation of the cause there is the cessation of the fruit. .. path comes last to show the means to achieve that. Or alternatively, .. ...
by thang
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Nibbana comes before the Path ?
Replies: 9
Views: 258

Why Nibbana comes before the Path ?

Considering the Four Noble Truths, Dukkha Nirodha is mentioned before the Dukkha Nirodha Gamini Patipada . Why is that? When we contemplate the four noble truths (by ordinary wisdom), first we contemplate about the Dukkha nature of the world or any particular thing. Then we can try to understand the...
by thang
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where did the Buddha advise to become a monk ?
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Where did the Buddha advise to become a monk ?

There are many places in the Suttas in which the disadvantages of the lay life and the advantages of the monk life are mentioned. Are there any other Suttas like below where there are direct advices? [Khaggavisana Sutta: A Rhinoceros] Cutting off the householder's marks, like a kovilara tree that ha...
by thang
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Best advises on Family life - Sutta quotes
Replies: 9
Views: 731

Re: Best advises on Family life - Sutta quotes

That was a good compilation, it is worth reading. More on this regard: In the midst of companions — when staying at home, when going out wandering — you are prey to requests. Valuing the freedom wander alone like a rhinoceros. There is sporting & love in the midst of companions, & abundant fondness...
by thang
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does 'Present-Moment-Paticca-Samuppada' affect the path?
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Does 'Present-Moment-Paticca-Samuppada' affect the path?

On 'Present Moment Paticca Samuppada' explained by several teachers: 1. Some say this interpretation is the correct one and the traditional one is false. 2. Some say the traditional one is correct and this one is false. 3. Some say both can be considered as correct and both are needed. 4. Some say n...
by thang
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Let's Pray Daily - Virtual Vihara
Replies: 15
Views: 1000

Re: Let's Pray Daily - Virtual Vihara

Glad at heart,
I pay homage to the supreme sage-
the giver of Blissful Peace,
the Great Ocean of virtue,
the physician for the samsaric ills of beings,
the sun that dispels the pitchy darkness of false views.


(Venerable Great Poet of Vidagama -
Translated by:Bhikkhu K. Nanananda)
by thang
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: How to not be dissapointed by other people in your path to englightenment?
Replies: 18
Views: 1208

Re: How to not be dissapointed by other people in your path to englightenment?

.. But when people around me act in an ignorant way, I feel demotivated and I feel should I also live like them, without trying to achieve some spiritual enlightenment. .., but everyday at work all I see is ignorance in other people. This demotivates me a lot, I feel like if everyone else is just e...
by thang
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Let's Pray Daily - Virtual Vihara
Replies: 15
Views: 1000

Re: Let's Pray Daily - Virtual Vihara

Namami Buddham Gunasagarantam !
Namami Dhammam Sugatena Desitam !
Namami Sangham Munirajasavakam !