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by sunnat
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Clearing up Misconceptions about Kamma
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Re: Clearing up Misconceptions about Kamma

Kamma phala and kamma vakka are not kamma. They are the fruit of kamma.

When the conditions are right the fruit manifests. That is the result of kamma.

A reaction to the result is kamma.

No reaction and the kamma fruit passes away without being mutiplied.
by sunnat
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Clearing up Misconceptions about Kamma
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Re: Clearing up Misconceptions about Kamma

Thank you, well worth watching, closely studying. Note how it is at feelings that the opportunity to step off the wheel of becoming is presented. From a footnote in the Venerable Ledi Sayadaw's The Noble Eightfold Path and its Factors Explained : "Note that kamma means action, not the fruit of actio...
by sunnat
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha teach about mindfulness of your action?
Replies: 11
Views: 220

Re: Did Buddha teach about mindfulness of your action?

-There is direct benefit to the person keeping precepts irrespective of whether other people or society in general, keep, recognise or respect them. Even so, while wholesome actions makes walking on the path possible, it does have an effect on the behaviours of others whether they want it to be so o...
by sunnat
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Veganism: a host of issues.
Replies: 117
Views: 2506

Re: Veganism: a host of issues.

It's a hot topic. There is no rule against eating meat. There is rule against killing beings, trading in beings and flesh, inciting others to kill, trading in weapons, eating flesh that has been killed to feed you. There is no rule for monks against eating flesh that is offered when that flesh has n...
by sunnat
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Do young arahants have to bow down to senior monks?
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: Do young arahants have to bow down to senior monks?

I read a story in the tipitaka a few decades ago so I can only remember bare outline. Buddha had an encounter with an elder (brahmin?). The elder wanted Buddha to bow to him. Buddha explained that they had been (eagle, vulture?) in a nest in another life where the elder had been laid as egg first bu...
by sunnat
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Different meanings of dhamma/dharma in Buddhism and Jainism
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: Different meanings of dhamma/dharma in Buddhism and Jainism

There is also the concept of kamma as momentum.
by sunnat
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Results of past karma
Replies: 56
Views: 920

Re: Results of past karma

In the sense that anusaya latent tendencies deep in the subconscious are related to sankhara:
"All kamma (actions) are done with sankhāra. They all have origins in the mind."
https://puredhamma.net/living-dhamma/dh ... a-anusaya/
by sunnat
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1092
Views: 95180

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Comments invited, so: only because you wrote : "The Bible never mentions people having a second chance at life" and "rebirth is entirely absent in Abrahamic religions" jc : "Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again" Then there are numerous references to jc's being a once returner. Per...
by sunnat
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Noble Eightfold Path is only for monks not for the household!!
Replies: 86
Views: 1496

Re: Noble Eightfold Path is only for monks not for the household!!

Yuganaddha Sutta: In Tandem On one occasion Ven. Ananda was staying in Kosambi, at Ghosita's monastery. There he addressed the monks, "Friends!" "Yes, friend," the monks responded. Ven. Ananda said: "Friends, whoever — monk or nun — declares the attainment of arahantship in my presence, they all do ...
by sunnat
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Don't mistake doubt for enquiry
Replies: 9
Views: 237

Re: Don't mistake doubt for enquiry

If inquiry is in-sight (wisdom) , yes
by sunnat
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Don't mistake doubt for enquiry
Replies: 9
Views: 237

Re: Don't mistake doubt for enquiry

asking a question because of a doubt is wrong.
instead, quietly, calmly, introspectively, again and again, revisit the point.
in time of doubt the doubt will cease and that which was a question will no longer be.
like some of the hindrance of doubt will no longer be
by sunnat
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Noble Eightfold Path is only for monks not for the household!!
Replies: 86
Views: 1496

Re: Noble Eightfold Path is only for monks not for the household!!

The Venerable Ledi Sayadaw wrote : Whoever has been successful in establishing purity of moral conduct and purity of mind should then try to establish the wisdom group of right view and right intention so as to destroy the latency level of personality view. * To have established these two path facto...
by sunnat
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Arahant's suicide
Replies: 200
Views: 3282

Re: Arahant's suicide

"... out of compassion." is the answer to many of these questions. What if he had choosen to commit suicide after having committed himself out of compassion to teach.? What sort of example is that
by sunnat
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sotapanna knows four noble truth means ? Sakadagami eliminate how many fetters ?
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Sotapanna knows four noble truth means ? Sakadagami eliminate how many fetters ?

The Venerable Ledi Sayadaw :

"The Eightfold Path may also be divided as it pertains to the experience of stream-winners, once-retumers, non-retumers, and arahats.

The Eightfold Path, as it is experienced by a person who becomes a stream-winner (at the time when the mind turns away from continuance in the wandering-on towardsNibbāna), completely terminates the three rounds connected with rebirth in the states of deprivation (apāya). As regards the rounds connected with wandering-on in the sensual good bourns, it completely terminates all the three rounds that would otherwise arise after seven more existences.

The once-returner’s Eightfold Path completely terminates two of the three rounds, the defilements-round and the resultants-round, connected with the realm of sensuality which would otherwise arise in the last five of the seven existences (spoken of above). In other words, the once￾retumer completely terminates all the three rounds connected with good birth in the sensual realm in two more lives.

The non-retumer’s Eightfold Path completely terminates the rounds connected with fortunate birth in the sensual realm and goes beyond the two existences of a once-returner, leaving only the rounds for existence in the form realm and the formless realm.

The path, as it is experienced by a person who attains arahatship, completely terminates the three rounds connected with wandering-on in the form and formless realms.

All defilements are forever extinguished.

This concludes the explanation of the inter-relation between path-factors and rounds."
by sunnat
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Noble Eightfold Path is only for monks not for the household!!
Replies: 86
Views: 1496

Re: Noble Eightfold Path is only for monks not for the household!!

By practicing according to the noble eight fold path one gets to a point where one sees the path and becomes ennobled.

The Venerable Ledi Sayadaw wrote :

Personality view is just another name for self view (atta￾diṭṭhi) in which the eye, ear, nose, tongue, body, and mind are regarded as “I” and “mine.” This view is held tenaciously by all ordinary people (puthujjana). When we say that the sense organs are tenaciously viewed as “I” and “mine,” this means that whenever a visible object is seen, people firmly and tenaciously believe “I see it, I see it.” The same is true of the other senses and their objects (with mind as the sixth). This is how personality view is established on the foundation of the six internal bases.

Let us take the example of a being who in past lives has made many stupid mistakes so that in his successive lives all these old evil kammas bom of personality view are attached to and always accompany his life continuity.

Proceeding in such a way, this being will in future existences also make foolish mistakes, thus making new evil kamma arising from personality view. So when personality view is extinguished, the results of past evil kamma leading to subhuman birth cannot arise, nor can more evil kamma be made. For this reason there is no longer any possibility of wandering-on in the deprived states; for such a person there are no more rebirths in the hells, the animal world, the ghost realm, and the demons—these are all extinguished. A person like this attains to his first experience of Nibbāna, called Nibbāna-with-the-grasped-at-groups-remaining (sa￾upadisesa Nibbāna), meaning that for him the three rounds connected with the wandering-on in the states of deprivation are utterly extinct. He then becomes a noble one (ariya) in the noble supermundane plane, one to be reborn in successively higher planes of existence."

Right speech, action, and livelihood, which are the constituents of the morality group, are the factors to use forthe destruction of the third level of personality view, the transgressive level, when evil unwholesome kamma, fourfold of speech and threefold of bodily action, is, committed.

Right effort, mindfulness, and concentration, the factors of the concentration group, are the factors to use for the destruction of the second level of personality view, the obsessive level, when the threefold evil unwholesome kamma of the mind is made.

Right view and right intention, comprising the wisdom group, are the factors to use for the destruction of the first level of personality view, the latency level, which has always existed in the life-continuities of beings in the beginningless round of rebirths.

Whoever has been successful in establishing purity of moral conduct and purity of mind should then try to establish the wisdom group of right view and right intention so as to destroy the latency level of personality view. To have established these two path factors means the establishment in due order of the five purities of wisdom, which are:
purity of view, purity of overcoming doubt,
purity by knowledge and vision of what is and what is not the path,
purity by knowledge and vision of the practice-path,
purity by supermundane knowledge and vision.

If no steps are taken for the control of the mind, then unwholesomeness spreads from the obsessive level to the third level called the transgressive level (vitikkama￾bhūmi), the stage where unwholesome verbal or bodily kamma is made. These are, respectively, the fourfold verbal action (false speech, tale-bearing, harsh talk, and useless chatter), and the threefold bodily action (killing living creatures, taking what is not given, wrong conduct in sexual pleasures).