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by Kusala
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Culadasa : An annoucement from Dharma Board
Replies: 42
Views: 2136

Re: Culadasa : An annoucement from Dharma Board

Sorry to revive this thread, but I just started listening to his audio book The Illuminated Mind and was really getting into it...then I discover this about him and I obviously don’t want to finish the book now. It’s so damaging when Dharma teachers do stuff like this. It destroys people’s faith. I...
by Kusala
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Remembrance of past lives
Replies: 12
Views: 466

Re: Remembrance of past lives

The following are possessed of a knowledge of their past existences: Those who are not reborn (in the human world) but proceed to the world of devas, of Brahmas, or to the regions of hell, remember their past existences. Those who die sudden deaths from accidents while in sound health may also be p...
by Kusala
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Why is Nibbana desirable?
Replies: 27
Views: 1083

Re: Why is Nibbana desirable?

Why is Nibbana desirable? It is said that Nibbana is the extinguishing of suffering. You can theoretically extinguish suffering by turning everything into nothing, but that is not desirable, at least not to the person writing this. Thank you, and may you be happy. The Nature of Nirvana King Milinda...
by Kusala
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is the Jain stance on nonviolence more compelling then the Buddhist viewpoint?
Replies: 9
Views: 398

Re: Is the Jain stance on nonviolence more compelling then the Buddhist viewpoint?

Ahimsa is the central tenet of Jainism, all its other epistemology is derived from it. The Buddhist viewpoint on nonviolence is slightly more ambiguous. Nonviolence is important but not the overriding concern. Jainism is the most refined ethical system devised by human beings. Its total pacifism re...
by Kusala
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: A monastics thoughts of the path of the bodisattva
Replies: 19
Views: 1138

Re: A monastics thoughts of the path of the bodisattva

MissGredelin wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:56 pm
:anjali: As the title says, what are a monastics thoughts of the path of the bodisattva? :anjali:



Before you take the Bodhisattva Vow: Consider this!


by Kusala
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Nature if the Buddha’s Memory
Replies: 2
Views: 733

Re: The Nature if the Buddha’s Memory

I just realized something new about recollections of past lives, despite having read it in suttas many times. Case in point. Recollection of Past Lives "With his mind thus concentrated, purified, and bright, unblemished, free from defects, pliant, malleable, steady, and attained to imperturbability...
by Kusala
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Pride!
Replies: 0
Views: 570

Pride!

"I was drunk with the intoxication of my birth, wealth, & sovereignty. Drunk with the intoxication of my body's build, coloring, & form, I wandered about, regarding no one as my equal or better, foolish, arrogant, haughty, my banner held high. I — disrespectful, arrogant, proud — bowed down to no o...
by Kusala
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Adolf Hitler
Replies: 32
Views: 2282

Re: Adolf Hitler

HITLER - BUDDHA - KRISHNA An unholy alliance from the Third Reich until the present day http://www.trimondi.de/H-B-K/inhalt.hi.en.htm "Even before the outbreak of war attempts were made by a number of the above-mentioned Nazi ideologues to identify Hitler as the latest link in an Indo-Aryan chain o...
by Kusala
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Satva
Replies: 30
Views: 1158

Re: Satva

:candle:
by Kusala
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Suttas about castes
Replies: 10
Views: 602

Re: Suttas about castes

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/snp/snp.1.07.piya.html Possibly we can quote some more literal suttas that support the caste system: Hindu-style outcastes: And what, mendicants, is a hopeless person? It’s when some person is reborn in a low family—a family of outcastes, bamboo-workers, ...
by Kusala
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 525
Views: 13004

Re: Monastics and suicide

cappuccino wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:55 pm
Kusala wrote:One might argue that the Buddha intentionally committed suicide
he lived until his right time to die

hence it's an argument against suicide
That's not the point...
by Kusala
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 525
Views: 13004

Re: Monastics and suicide

To kill oneself seems to fail at dhamma, at a critical point. I would think that dhamma would teach one to die well to ensure a favourable rebirth? This, combined with your other posts: I'm not sure what you're talking about. Are you saying that some particular monastic who committed suicide did so...
by Kusala
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What do Tibetan Teachers mean by "degenerate times"?
Replies: 7
Views: 621

Re: What do Tibetan Teachers mean by "degenerate times"?

Hi. What do Tibetan Teachers mean by "degenerate times"? Is it about the decline of dharma? About lack of belief? About decline in morality? :anjali: Buddhist Prophecies of the 21st Century and Beyond https://palisuttas.wordpress.com/2012/05/11/buddhist-prophecies-of-the-21st-century/ "...At that t...
by Kusala
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Adolf Hitler
Replies: 32
Views: 2282

Re: Adolf Hitler

My understanding of this subject is very rudimentary. So I may be referring to “my understanding” repeatedly. I trust that there are members here with sophisticated knowledge of the subject. Adolf Hitler took acquisition of many Buddhist concepts. In fact, Mr. Nietzsche had a few opinions on Buddhi...
by Kusala
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: In remembrance of Bhikkhu Samahita
Replies: 40
Views: 2433

Re: In rememberance of Bhikkhu Samahita

:candle: