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by confusedlayman
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: An old photo
Replies: 11
Views: 1327

Re: An old photo

cappuccino wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:41 pm
confusedlayman wrote:
cappuccino wrote: Nirvana is eternal…
because nirvana doesn't exist as an objective reality
that's false
Please remove the wrong view. if u think it exist as some reality outside pls give justification for ur statement.
by confusedlayman
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1190
Views: 162261

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Rebirth is instant.. What do you mean by that? What happens at that instant of death? When a human (say X) dies what happens at that moment? a) Is X (or the lifestream of X) going to a mother's womb instantly to be reborn human? b) Is X going to be born in a different realm at that instant? If a ga...
by confusedlayman
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: An old photo
Replies: 11
Views: 1327

Re: An old photo

However, that would imply some sort of eternalism eternalism and eternity are different Nirvana is eternal… because nirvana doesnt exist as object reality... it is like space.. space dont exist as object but exist as object of mind when perceived..similarly understanding of 3 truths of all things a...
by confusedlayman
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: patanjali mediation and wrong view?
Replies: 5
Views: 399

patanjali mediation and wrong view?

if hindu saints also reached meditation and saw past life, how come not even one saw the impermanence of heavenly birth or hell realms and action cause rebirth not by god? They still belive in grace of god for enlightment etc... they also belived in action but not intepretated keenly like buddha? th...
by confusedlayman
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Sadhguru
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: Sadhguru

I've heard some talks from sadhguru about meditation being a result not an action, doing or practice. He says when you cultivate the body mind and emotions a meditative state naturally arises. I have dabbled In this by letting go of all negative thinking and speech for a day and my mind was already...
by confusedlayman
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: An old photo
Replies: 11
Views: 1327

Re: An old photo

thank you for this. I've seen this before, and it is indeed a neat picture, but not the one I was looking for. But, do we know or have info about the origin or composition of this image? If I recall correctly, it was allegedly a photo someone took at night at Bodh Gaya by the Bodhi Tree next to Mah...
by confusedlayman
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: The ethics of being indifferent about whether one harms others
Replies: 51
Views: 1894

Re: The ethics of being indifferent about whether one harms others

According to Buddhist doctrine , what is the ethical and kammic situation of a person who doesn't care whether other people come into harm as a consequence of this person's actions? For example: A person is diagnosed as being infected with the new coronavirous, is symptomatic, can infect others, an...
by confusedlayman
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism a death cult?
Replies: 34
Views: 1427

Re: Is Buddhism a death cult?

cappuccino wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:06 pm
confusedlayman wrote: Can u explain why its the wrong view?
the truth is immortality
Immortality of what or whom?
by confusedlayman
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism a death cult?
Replies: 34
Views: 1427

Re: Is Buddhism a death cult?

cappuccino wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:49 pm
rolling_boulder wrote: (I wonder how Buddhism would be viewed if we were to start calling call parinibbana the "True Death", and so on.)
that's the wrong view & leads to hell
Can u explain why its wrong view?
by confusedlayman
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Questions for practitioners of the Mahasi noting method
Replies: 8
Views: 745

Re: Questions for practitioners of the Mahasi noting method

It is easy for me to get lost in thinking however I meditate. I have found that it is better for me to experience with bare awareness each sense experience as it happens, taking note of what is happening in that moment. I quietly note the prominent sense experience as I do my best to fully experien...
by confusedlayman
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: An account of Christian meditation
Replies: 7
Views: 1216

Re: An account of Christian meditation

Some people might be interested in this account by Maverick Philosopher Bill Vallicella of some features of Christian meditation. https://maverickphilosopher.typepad.com/maverick_philosopher/2020/02/this-mornings-meditation.html The phenomenological nuts and bolts might seem quite familiar to many ...
by confusedlayman
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 391
Views: 52690

Re: Jhana

Auto wrote  what do you mean by chasing after the thoughts? do you mean thinking about something you can't get rid of thinking about? Our thoughts are always foraging, for things to do, either hating or loving. Mind loves to engage this way, it is like some kids love the rain, so that they can play...
by confusedlayman
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Rebirth admission would collapse modern science
Replies: 154
Views: 5509

Re: Rebirth admission would collapse modern science

What stream-enterers have to lose (let alone Arhants) to violate the Vinaya? They would still achieve Nibbana no matter what. Sotapannas don't neccesarily recall their past lives, and if Theravada orthodoxy holds, monastic arahants would never breach the Vinaya out of respect for the Dhamma. Lay ar...
by confusedlayman
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: About Buddhist hell . .
Replies: 26
Views: 2806

Re: About Buddhist hell . .

Can you share the details of your own personal conversations with "monks who have seen their past life" and can also see other's past lives, please? What did they actually "see"? Did they say it was visions or hallucinations of some description ? No videos or quotes please, they're not examples of ...
by confusedlayman
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1190
Views: 162261

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Waiting for your reply from sutta proof of gandhabba thanks "Gandhabba State – Evidence from Tipitaka", Oct 28, 2018 t https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=26749&start=630 Rebirth is instant weathee u die as axcident or killed or whatever is supoorted but gandhaba is new concept but it has ...