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by Sobeh
Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2236
Views: 130626

Re: Nibbana vs. annihilation?

5heaps wrote:particles for example dont exist? collections of particles dont exist?
That's ontology, which is not the Dhamma.
by Sobeh
Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Are the laws of Kamma Revealed or Deduced?
Replies: 48
Views: 4079

Re: Are the laws of Kamma Revealed or Deduced?

"'Kamma should be known. The cause by which kamma comes into play should be known. The diversity in kamma should be known. The result of kamma should be known. The cessation of kamma should be known. The path of practice for the cessation of kamma should be known.' Thus it has been said. In referen...
by Sobeh
Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist Nuns out shopping? Behaviour?
Replies: 14
Views: 1254

Re: Buddhist Nuns out shopping? Behaviour?

I'd simply approach, anjali, and ask how they were getting along.
by Sobeh
Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:33 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Tibet and The Dalai Lama
Replies: 31
Views: 2592

Re: Tibet and The Dalai Lama

Talk of kings and robbers...
by Sobeh
Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there a shortcut?
Replies: 8
Views: 724

Re: Is there a shortcut?

I don't quite understand how you've derived that four-step sequence from the Sutta...
by Sobeh
Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2236
Views: 130626

Re: Nibbana vs. annihilation?

In the Anatta-lakkhana Sutta and in the Mahavagga of the Dhammapada, the Buddha was referring to the inherent characteristic of the objective universe, suns, televisions, fireworks, comic books, etc. (aka: Anatta-lakkhana Sutta) "Thus, monks, any form whatsoever that is past, future, or present; in...
by Sobeh
Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Paṭiccasamuppāda
Replies: 11
Views: 3244

Re: Pali Term: Paṭiccasamuppāda

It's awesome, as I didn't think of Paṭiccasamuppāda as having the linguistic complexity it does. What was Ananda thinking, saying it was easy!
by Sobeh
Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:17 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Can a Buddhist drink alcohol in moderation?
Replies: 224
Views: 31879

Re: Can a Buddhist drink alcohol in moderation?

A joke on the idea of a special dispensation (Tantra) validated through the stock phrase Facebook uses on profiles to which ones own is still a stranger, to wit: "Buddha does not share information with everyone..."

:juggling:

lol?
by Sobeh
Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:28 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Can a Buddhist drink alcohol in moderation?
Replies: 224
Views: 31879

Re: Can a Buddhist drink alcohol in moderation?

Individual wrote:Does he have Facebook?
Actually he does, but when I tried to visit the page I was told that Buddha only shares certain information with everyone until I add him as a friend - I guess the Tantras have it right!
by Sobeh
Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:58 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Biija niyama, Kamma, DNA, and when does life begin?
Replies: 20
Views: 2648

Re: Biija niyama, Kamma, DNA, and when does life begin?

Viriya wrote:I've heard two different versions of when life begins, i.e., the stream of consciousness entering the womb, from Buddhist teachers.
I get off the train at the bolded portion.
by Sobeh
Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Questions about the first jhana
Replies: 25
Views: 3617

Re: Questions about the first jhana

Sound is a thorn for the first jhana, and I recall a Sutta in the Majjhima about a monk who told Ananda to keep the monks quiet because that monk was unable to enter jhana, on account of the sound. As for afterward, there's a Sutta about the Buddha being able to sit alongside a parade procession and...
by Sobeh
Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: mindfulness: natural born activity?
Replies: 25
Views: 1758

Re: mindfulness: natural born activity?

Also, romanticizing childhood is a thorough mistake - brains aren't fully developed until well into the teenage years, and I'm thinking this is a good reason why ordination can only occur at 20 (19) or later. The idea that mindfulness, or other wholesome traits, are somehow latent and then lost is a...
by Sobeh
Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2236
Views: 130626

Re: Nibbana vs. annihilation?

The Five Aggregates are not dukkha; the Five Aggregates Subject to Clinging are dukkha.
by Sobeh
Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:30 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: ... pe ...
Replies: 7
Views: 1142

Re: ... pe ...

Sorry about the misleading passage, there.
by Sobeh
Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:26 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Can a Buddhist drink alcohol in moderation?
Replies: 224
Views: 31879

Re: Can a Buddhist drink alcohol in moderation?

Likewise with alcohol, when a certain degree of clarity and wisdom has been achieved, alcohol would not really obstruct it The Sutta isn't off the top of my head, but I know the Buddha soundly corrects a monk who says something similar. It warrants finding, as the view here professed is wholly wron...