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by Sam Vara
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How do people know about rebirth?
Replies: 60
Views: 903

Re: How do people know about rebirth?

More than one here suggested and supported the idea of a "rebirth in this very life", which is the kind of "rebirth" I see in my everyday life. But that's not the kind of rebirth I was talking about. I'm talking about rebirth as understood by, for instance, Tibetan Buddhism. This tradition assumes ...
by Sam Vara
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Is contemplating AriyaSacca the way to Stream-Entry?
Replies: 57
Views: 1239

Re: Is contemplating AriyaSacca the way to Stream-Entry?

Manopubbangama wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:35 pm
An entire thread absolutely ruined.
If it has not gone the way you wanted, start another thread, specify exactly what you want the answers to be about (and not about), and report any off-topic posts. If I'm around I'll enforce it.
by Sam Vara
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Sotapanna have the fear ( of death)?
Replies: 28
Views: 637

Re: Does Sotapanna have the fear ( of death)?

thepea wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:27 am
No, that is not my position.
No problem, then.
by Sam Vara
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Brahmāti mātāpitaro - "Brahmā, monks, is a term for mother and father" ?
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: Brahmāti mātāpitaro - "Brahmā, monks, is a term for mother and father" ?

Hi Newbee, You might find something of interest in this past discussion from the Study Group section: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=32046 I think it is saying to a community which believed in a creator God and venerated the ancient (first) teachers that one's parents were comparable t...
by Sam Vara
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Sotapanna have the fear ( of death)?
Replies: 28
Views: 637

Re: Does Sotapanna have the fear ( of death)?

The topic is does the sotapanna have the fear of death. My position is that, fear will still arise in the sotapanna. Yes, I understand that. I have no position on that because I don't know. When you challenged SarathW with this: So gun to your head, no fear. Missile strike warning, no fear. Diagnos...
by Sam Vara
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Sotapanna have the fear ( of death)?
Replies: 28
Views: 637

Re: Does Sotapanna have the fear ( of death)?

Two points here. Is "that sinking feeling" the same as the fear of death? And how do we know what will arise? The Buddha is (in the quote provided by DooDoot) talking about those with experiential confidence in the Triple Gem and unbroken training precepts. How do you identify fear, if not thoughts...
by Sam Vara
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Sotapanna have the fear ( of death)?
Replies: 28
Views: 637

Re: Does Sotapanna have the fear ( of death)?

This Sutta confirms that the monk I spoke was correct. So gun to your head, no fear. Missile strike warning, no fear. Diagnosed with cancer. No fear. Wife getting shocked to restart her heart, no fear. Calling BS on this Sarath. As I said you may not succumb to the fear and all out panic but that s...
by Sam Vara
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Is learning pali really helpful?
Replies: 20
Views: 581

Re: Is learning pali really helpful?

You might find this book of interest: https://mudpiebooks.com/buddhism-and-pali/ Hi. This appears to be the Gombrich that says Dependent Origination is formulated as a response to earlier Vedic teachings and the Brahma realm in DN 13 is Nibbana. Regards :) For those of us who are "glass half full" ...
by Sam Vara
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New and in need of guidance
Replies: 10
Views: 183

Re: New and in need of guidance

Thank you so much for your reply! I have on my own, so to speak. I haven’t done it in front of a monk or anything haha. Unfortunately I live in middle northern Indiana... so I don’t have too much selection here. My only options are really an hour drive to Fort Wayne or a two hour drive to Indianapo...
by Sam Vara
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Is contemplating AriyaSacca the way to Stream-Entry?
Replies: 57
Views: 1239

Re: Is contemplating AriyaSacca the way to Stream-Entry?

Moderator note: posts containing meta-discussion, bad language, and ad hominem comments have been removed.

Please talk nicely to one another, or not at all.
by Sam Vara
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New and in need of guidance
Replies: 10
Views: 183

Re: New and in need of guidance

Hello Marshall, and welcome to Dhamma Wheel! :hello: I hope you find some advice or encouragement that will help you. Most of us struggle with something, and there lots of members here who have posted on problems similar to the ones you describe. Maybe if you look at some old threads you might find ...
by Sam Vara
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the Buddha ever wear shoe?
Replies: 13
Views: 220

Re: Does the Buddha ever wear shoe?

It is important to remember there were not glass pieces on the road in Buddha's time. Similar hazards existed, though! I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Rajagaha at the Maddakucchi Deer Reserve. Now at that time his foot had been pierced by a stone sliver. Excruciat...
by Sam Vara
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Sotapanna have the fear ( of death)?
Replies: 28
Views: 637

Re: Does Sotapanna have the fear ( of death)?

:focus: Please stick to the OP question. As you know I have to ask the moderators to lock my previous question. Can moderator split this thread and create a new question. "Are lay people allowed to declare their Ariya status?" Done. Please respect SarathW's wishes on this. It's his second time of a...
by Sam Vara
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Meister Eckhart
Replies: 23
Views: 494

Re: Meister Eckhart

Moderator note: a couple of posts have been removed here, as they were irrelevantly majoring on politics rather than the topic of Eckhart. There was some relevant stuff in them, but it was too fiddly to unpick it and maintain a readable thread. Sunt bona mixta malis , as the Catholics say. Could mem...
by Sam Vara
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gradual Path: Linear or non-linear?
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: Gradual Path: Linear or non-linear?

Also, in the moment you sit down and meditate, you're fulfilling the majority of the path, because in that moment you are not breaking the precepts or doing other things. Just like if someone is doing the dishes when they could be out getting drunk, then that person fulfills more of the path than s...