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by Sobeh
Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:46 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Questions about stream-winners
Replies: 90
Views: 10235

Re: Questions about stream-winners

Sobeh wrote:I think you're mistaken about a stream entrant being unaware of the attainment...
Brizzy wrote:Yes you are right about Dighavu (I read it wrong)
Therefore,
mikenz66 wrote:How do you conclude that?
...is not timely.
by Sobeh
Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:43 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is meant by existence (atthi)?
Replies: 22
Views: 3204

Re: What is meant by existence (atthi)?

In these cases a better translation of the Pali word atthi might be "obtains" (as in Logic) as opposed to "exists" (as in Ontology).
by Sobeh
Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Questions about stream-winners
Replies: 90
Views: 10235

Re: Questions about stream-winners

I agree that fireworks need not apply; Sariputta attained sotapanna on hearing a pretty truncated discourse on the Dhamma. However, while not necessarily extravagant, my readings and experience suggest that sotapanna is marked by a solid conviction that is not terribly subtle.
by Sobeh
Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:33 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Be a monk for a month?
Replies: 4
Views: 1398

Re: Be a monk for a month?

itchyfeet wrote:...will the month ordination hinder that possibilty.
I can't imagine how that would be the case; it's probably a great experience for people who are fence-sitting on that very decision.
by Sobeh
Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:25 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Questions about stream-winners
Replies: 90
Views: 10235

Re: Questions about stream-winners

SN 55.3 Dighavu - suggests that one can be a stream enterer and not actually know it. SN 41.9 Nigantha Nataputta - suggests that to talk of ones "true" attainment as a layperson is acceptable. Sorry that these two suttas are'nt online. SN 41.9 records the householder Citta, having attained the jhan...
by Sobeh
Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:55 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Questions for rebirth believers
Replies: 28
Views: 3634

Re: Questions for rebirth believers

You have to love horse-flesh idea-pr0n...
:jedi: en garde!
by Sobeh
Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: sort of Poll on Mindfulness - sati
Replies: 61
Views: 5145

Re: sort of Poll on Mindfulness - sati

retrofuturist wrote:A sustained awareness of what arises, changes and passes away
This summary definition of sati is in complete agreement with my recent reading of the Satipatthanasamyutta.
:heart:
by Sobeh
Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:56 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Moral confusion in the name of “science” by Sam Harris
Replies: 8
Views: 876

Re: Moral confusion in the name of “science” by Sam Harris

This is the article Sam Harris wrote for the Huffington Post back in 2006, and I've been following his projects ever since. An excerpt: "The retreat might have been a significant event in the history of ideas. It could mark the beginning of a discourse on ethics and spiritual experience that is as ...
by Sobeh
Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: No Popular Theravada Bestsellers?
Replies: 23
Views: 3453

Re: No Popular Theravada Bestsellers?

I almost exclusively use Wisdom Publications; Theravadans are more similar to graduate students than to the general reading public, imo, and to that extent are still a small population unable to make a dedicated storefront financially viable.
by Sobeh
Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Moral confusion in the name of “science” by Sam Harris
Replies: 8
Views: 876

Re: Moral confusion in the name of “science” by Sam Harris

One discovery to do with a biological foundation for ethics has come up with the discovery of 'mirror neurons'. The Wiki article on this subject offers superb citations for the science whereby these neurons are implicated in human empathy. One report can be read here , which is a pdf file. An excerp...
by Sobeh
Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Bhante Rahula - Yoga for Meditation
Replies: 2
Views: 972

Re: Bhante Rahula - Yoga for Meditation

:woohoo:

I was looking for something like this, and lo!
by Sobeh
Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:29 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Moral confusion in the name of “science” by Sam Harris
Replies: 8
Views: 876

Re: Moral confusion in the name of “science” by Sam Harris

Ben wrote:I hope you find the following article as interesting as I do.
:reading:
:clap:


*edit: according to the smilies, apparently you can get a tan by reading...
by Sobeh
Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:14 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: Pabbaja Sutta
Replies: 1
Views: 627

Re: Pabbaja Sutta

The first line and the last line sum it up for me.
by Sobeh
Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: sort of Poll on Mindfulness - sati
Replies: 61
Views: 5145

Re: sort of Poll on Mindfulness - sati

It doesn't matter what it means to me. It matters what it means.
by Sobeh
Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Live for yourself or others?
Replies: 6
Views: 873

Re: Live for yourself or others?

"And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation [of the four foundations of mindfulness]. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others. "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects onesel...