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by sunnat
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?
Replies: 46
Views: 1317

Re: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?

Mahanama Sutta "Suppose a man were to throw a jar of ghee or a jar of oil into a deep lake of water, where it would break. There the shards & jar-fragments would go down, while the ghee or oil would rise upward and separate out. In the same way, if one's mind has long been nurtured with conviction, ...
by sunnat
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Volunteers Needed for digital PTS project
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Re: Volunteers Needed for digital PTS project

I can help. Email/message me
by sunnat
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Results of past karma
Replies: 56
Views: 1625

Re: Results of past karma

Ok. That's good. Thank you
by sunnat
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Results of past karma
Replies: 56
Views: 1625

Re: Results of past karma

I'm sorry seeker, I can't understand. When you say " the ripening of past kamma" do you mean the ripening of the fruit of past kamma.?

Also can you restate (please) "Actions that would have sent him to hell, only appeared for a moment, because of how he acted after performing that bad kamma."
by sunnat
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: if you witness a crime
Replies: 152
Views: 5670

Re: if you witness a crime

"... monks, there are these five aspects of speech by which others may address you: timely or untimely, true or false, affectionate or harsh, beneficial or unbeneficial, with a mind of good-will or with inner hate. Others may address you in a timely way or an untimely way. They may address you with ...
by sunnat
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: One meal a day & monks
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Re: One meal a day & monks

There are lots of rules about how if you move a certain distance away from a meal you have finished so starting again is not allowed etc.
by sunnat
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will Buddhism die?
Replies: 10
Views: 467

Re: Will Buddhism die?

The dhamma doesn't die. It's there even without a buddha sasana. Private buddhas continue to exists. That which has become called buddhism may not be the dhamma as a buddha taught and may very well continue to exist sans a buddha sasana.
by sunnat
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Birth is ended ?
Replies: 13
Views: 483

Re: Birth is ended ?

The continually repeating experience of being born of kamma is over. The last re-birth has been experienced. There is no more doing to do. Finally doing nothing, the end of the path is reached.
by sunnat
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Clearing up Misconceptions about Kamma
Replies: 9
Views: 556

Re: Clearing up Misconceptions about Kamma

Yes. Looks like we both misunderstood in the same way. I was hedging my bets in case i wasn't misunderstanding. Interesting exchange. There is an unnecessary tendency for combativeness that sometimes pervades the forum. I'm not immune. I welcome opportunities to recognise and avoid it.
by sunnat
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Clearing up Misconceptions about Kamma
Replies: 9
Views: 556

Re: Clearing up Misconceptions about Kamma

My apologies. I thought you were making a point. :anjali:
by sunnat
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Clearing up Misconceptions about Kamma
Replies: 9
Views: 556

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: 556

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: 351

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: 120
Views: 4767

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: 10
Views: 710

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...