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by thang
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Buddhism is not Nihilism?
Replies: 15
Views: 574

Re: Why Buddhism is not Nihilism?

At Verañja “Master Gotama is a teacher of annihilationism.” “There is, brahmin, a sense in which you could rightly say that I’m a teacher of annihilationism. For I teach the annihilation of greed, hate, and delusion, and the many kinds of unskillful things. In this sense you could rightly say that ...
by thang
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Non duality of BuddhaVacana
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Non duality of BuddhaVacana

In the Majjhima Nikaya Gopaka Moggallana Sutta Commentary, there is an interesting story about the brahmin Gopaka moggallana. One day the the brahmin Gopakamoggallana had seen venerable Mahakaccana was climbing the mount Gijjhakuta. Then the brahmin had said "he is like a monkey". Hearing this, the ...
by thang
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Sensual desire as a Layman
Replies: 24
Views: 2179

Re: Sensual desire as a Layman

A sequential suggestion. 1) Arammana changing: give the mind something else (kusala object) to think. (Just ignore it and move in to next moment and next ; like we don't think about just passed vehicles while driving) if it didn't work then: 2) Asubha (feces/intestines/skeleton/corpse) [Asubha torch...
by thang
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Is Arahantship a Synchronization with Time?
Replies: 3
Views: 754

Re: Is Arahantship a Synchronization with Time?

SarathW wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:19 am
Arahatship is Akalika (not subject to time)
Generally, time means the change.
Nibbana is unchanging.
It's true.
Is that same when an arahant not in phala samapatti/nirodha samapatti and doing daily chores?
by thang
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Is Arahantship a Synchronization with Time?
Replies: 3
Views: 754

Is Arahantship a Synchronization with Time?

Is arahant's mind fixed permanently in the present moment ?
Is Arahantship a Permanent-Synchronization with the time-stream ?
How Abhidhamma describes this?
by thang
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against Logic
Replies: 17
Views: 683

Re: Theravada against Logic

SarathW wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:24 pm
Right knowledge (logic) right release (not logic)
Is Samma Nana (Right knowledge) logic?
Is 'known for ourselves' logic?
Is wisdom logic?
by thang
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against Logic
Replies: 17
Views: 683

Re: Theravada against Logic

But when you know for yourselves: ‘These things are unskillful, blameworthy, criticized by sensible people, and when you undertake them, they lead to harm and suffering’, then you should give them up. https://suttacentral.net/an3.65/en/sujato It is obvious that we can't realize many things by logic...
by thang
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against Logic
Replies: 17
Views: 683

Theravada against Logic

Some says logical understanding of Dhamma facts is impossible while some says it is needed. What is the real meaning of 'Atakkavacara' ? Atakkavacara: Beyond logic What the Buddha Taught "Atthi bhikkhave anneva dhamma gambhira duddasa duranubodha santa panita atakkavacara nipuna pandita-vedaniya, ye...
by thang
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: How to make realizations non-impermanent?
Replies: 6
Views: 613

How to make realizations non-impermanent?

I have three categories of questions which I think very important. (1) When we realizing Dhamma facts in ordinary mind, we experience that gained wisdom disappears and re-emerges in our minds time to time. That average wisdom about the realized fact gradually deacays over time if we don't re-contemp...
by thang
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What was your logic to have faith in the Dhamma?
Replies: 8
Views: 396

What was your logic to have faith in the Dhamma?

This was my approach when I was a child. Different people had different opinions about the path and truths. Then I assigned probabilities for the trustworthiness of opinions. Self opinion - 40% Parents- 60% School teacher- 30% Many other people- 1% Religion X and Y- 2% Hindu Rishis - 80% Buddhism - ...
by thang
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Will you be born in high class?
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Will you be born in high class?

The Shorter Analysis of Deeds, MN 135 Take some woman or man who is obstinate and vain. They don’t bow to those they should bow to. They don’t rise up for them, offer them a seat, make way for them, or honor, respect, esteem, or venerate those who are worthy of such. Because of undertaking such dee...
by thang
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Power or Persistence
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: Power or Persistence

MahaJanaka Jataka (Viriya Paramita): “Who art thou, striving manfully here in mid-ocean far from land? Who is the friend thou trustest in, to lend to thee a helping hand?” The Bodhisatta replied, “This is my seventh day here in the ocean, I have not seen a second living being beside myself,—who can...
by thang
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why would head explodes into 7 pieces ?
Replies: 8
Views: 336

Re: Why would head explodes into 7 pieces ?

Q2Q: Why would there are only 62 views ? Brahmajala Sutta “Whatever recluses or brahmins, bhikkhus, are speculators about the past or speculators about the future or speculators about the past and the future together, hold settled views about the past and the future, and assert various conceptual th...
by thang
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: VIRIYA
Replies: 44
Views: 2300

Re: VIRIYA

There is a manly Viriya in Dhamma but is only about developing kusala and reducing akusala. Puthujjana Viriya is either akusala or mixed. If one is using akusala viriya there may be a toxicity. When toxicity is involved there will be a kamma result on the spot or later kamma result. Some ordinary ex...
by thang
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is later discovered Vimuttimagga the Upatissa thera's one? or a later book?
Replies: 1
Views: 272

Is later discovered Vimuttimagga the Upatissa thera's one? or a later book?

Is the Vimuttimagga discovered in 20th century is the original vimuttimagga written by the first Sri Lankan monk Ritigala Upatissa Thera (Mahinda Maha Thera's first desciple/ King Devanampiyatissa's relative Prince Arittha) or a later book?