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by 2600htz
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thought Experiment
Replies: 13
Views: 487

Re: Thought Experiment

[SN 12.68] Then Ven. Pavittha said to Ven. Musila, "Musila, my friend, putting aside conviction, putting aside preference, putting aside tradition, putting aside reasoning through analogies, putting aside an agreement through pondering views: Do you have truly personal knowledge.............. When ...
by 2600htz
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monk
Replies: 10
Views: 928

Re: Monk

Hello:

I think someone with good discernment regarding his future capacity to endure and find satisfaction in the training and lifestyle of a monk.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Momentariness
Replies: 21
Views: 584

Re: Momentariness

Hello:

Hmm it is quite obvious that all impermanent things are subject to momentariness, the only relevant question is how long are those moments lasting.

Regards
by 2600htz
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why does the monks not happy with Buddha's teaching ?
Replies: 36
Views: 1007

Re: Why does the monks not happy with Buddha's teaching ?

Hello: There is a kind of delight in the dhamma that has attachment and its not wholesome. In AN 11.17 Ananda explains for instance that some people are unable to become arahants in this lifetime because of that, and "just" become anagamis, because of that subtle desire to experience attainments. "T...
by 2600htz
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it unwholesome to criticise ordained monks?
Replies: 44
Views: 1797

Re: Is it unwholesome to criticise ordained monks?

Hello: Criticism is a word that might be taken out of context, but i think a lay person can certainly disapprove the behavior of a monk. Dhaniya then went to King Bimbisāra’s house and sat down on the appointed seat. The King approached Dhaniya, bowed down to him, and sat down to one side. He then s...
by 2600htz
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Arahant's attention
Replies: 7
Views: 231

Re: The Arahant's attention

Hello:

An arahants attention tends towards the wholesome and dwelling at ease.
Compassion, love and kindness, seclusion, contentment, dhamma,being mindful, sometimes curiosity, concentration, helping others and fulfilling their duties.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Empty meditation does exist in text? Witch name?
Replies: 20
Views: 758

Re: Empty meditation does exist in text? Witch name?

Hello: I don´t think thats in the texts!. The kind of meditation you are suggesting is more in line with trance,hypnosis, holding your breath, experience with drugs, mantras, african rituals, etc. There are suttas (MN-121 and MN-122) that explain what the Buddha actually means by emptiness, and its ...
by 2600htz
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 961
Views: 62564

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

@2600htz and justindesilva: Sorry I missed it. May be the word “automatically” needs to removed from my statement:” "It is true that Buddha Dhamma is Dependent Origination (DO), or Paticca Samuppada. But that is not separate from Tilakkhana (Characteristics of Nature: anicca, dukkha, anatta). Under...
by 2600htz
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 961
Views: 62564

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Hello Lal: 1) You are getting into several different discussions in this topic, so i was hesitated to ask another question, but because you are well versed its fun to get your responses, so i ask. 2) You previously stated (Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:53 am) "It is true that Buddha Dhamma is Dependent Origina...
by 2600htz
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Vegetarians and depression
Replies: 28
Views: 1642

Re: Vegetarians and depression

Hello: Im talking just from experience, but i think the increase in depressive symptoms its mainly because most people who become vegetarians do it with a mind full of aversion (they don´t like the idea of animals being butchered, they dislike the posture of society, many display strong aversion jus...
by 2600htz
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism and memory
Replies: 26
Views: 672

Re: Buddhism and memory

Hello:

Because its not fundamental to the practice.
The aggregate of perception contains memory, but we don´t really NEED to know that.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Inferred Jhana
Replies: 14
Views: 638

Re: Inferred Jhana

You said Nibbana is the destruction of the taints (asava), and whats the destruction of the taints, but the letting go of all attachments, the ending of craving, fading away, cessation [of dukkha], extinguishment ?. Do you have other interpretation?. Thank you 2600htz. The destruction of the taints...
by 2600htz
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Inferred Jhana
Replies: 14
Views: 638

Re: Inferred Jhana

The whole paragraph its talking about cessation of perception and feeling, or nibbana. Nibbana is the destruction of the taints (asava) and this paragraph does not appear to be about the cessation of perception and feeling; given the exact same passage is found in AN 11.7, as follows: It could be, ...
by 2600htz
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Inferred Jhana
Replies: 14
Views: 638

Re: Inferred Jhana

Hello:

The whole paragraph its talking about cessation of perception and feeling, or nibbana.
The beginning it could be talking about kasina meditation, but i don´t really know if thats the order the elements are used, or if they correspond to each jhana.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Buddha's Masters are in hell?
Replies: 8
Views: 349

Re: The Buddha's Masters are in hell?

Hello: Yeah, it doesn´t make much sense that they don´t get to be reborn in a formless realm in their next birth. BUT, going to a bad realm, even hell, after that one lifespan in the formless realm its over, its not that crazy. “Mendicants, these four people are found in the world. What four? Firstl...