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by santa100
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.
Replies: 163
Views: 4703

Re: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.

So basically his example is, if a TV drops out of a hotel window and you are walking along on the street below minding your own business and the tv lands on your head, this has nothing to do with karma. We actually don't even need to search the suttas to point out the flaw of that statement. Just a...
by santa100
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: MN 72 vs MN 120: na upapajjati ??
Replies: 15
Views: 432

Re: MN 72 vs MN 120: na upapajjati ??

My posts were obviously not read. "Na upapajjati" is included within wrong views held by Brahmas, Devas and the unenlightened Bodhisatta. That's irrelevant to the Buddha's response to Vacchagotta. We're not the Buddha nor we've ever had to explained the Dhamma to a man like Vacchagotta. So I wouldn...
by santa100
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: MN 72 vs MN 120: na upapajjati ??
Replies: 15
Views: 432

Re: MN 72 vs MN 120: na upapajjati ??

I think the posts I have made so far here require consideration and are a better attempt at scholarship than by MA and BB. ...At this time, for now, I suggest both Ven. Bodhi's note citing the Comy and the Comy itself are incorrect. But your observation above did not prove that Comy's explanation a...
by santa100
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: MN 72 vs MN 120: na upapajjati ??
Replies: 15
Views: 432

Re: MN 72 vs MN 120: na upapajjati ??

How is a contradiction avoided here? Vacchagotta's ontological conceptualising seems to have been a recurrent problem. Yep, it's because of Vacchagotta. Ven. Bodhi's note citing the Comy.'s explanation: MA: "does not reappear" applies in the sense that he does not undergo a new existence. But if Va...
by santa100
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What is the difference between "themeless" vs "emptiness" liberation?
Replies: 15
Views: 619

Re: What is the difference between "themeless" vs "emptiness" liberation?

@Santa I am not sure whether higlghted is correct. ======== "He discerns that 'This theme-less concentration of awareness is fabricated & mentally fashioned.' And he discerns that 'Whatever is fabricated & mentally fashioned is inconstant & subject to cessation. https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipi...
by santa100
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it possible to take birth at will ?
Replies: 8
Views: 205

Re: Is it possible to take birth at will ?

In some respects, we all can "choose" our future destination by cultivating the proper wholesome kamma suitable for its future fruition (ie. abandon killing to "choose" a healthy and long-life rebirth, abandon stealing/stinginess to "choose" a wealthy rebirth, abandon adultery for a hamonious and pe...
by santa100
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What is the difference between "themeless" vs "emptiness" liberation?
Replies: 15
Views: 619

Re: What is the difference between "themeless" vs "emptiness" liberation?

They're similar in the sense that they're 2 of the 4 CetoVimuttis/Deliverances of Mind: immeasurable, nothingness, voidness/emptiness, and signless. They're different in the sense that Signless deliverence is an attainment of fruition or supramundane level, while the previous 3 deliverences (ie. imm...
by santa100
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Born female due to sexual misconduct in past lives
Replies: 13
Views: 550

Re: Born female due to sexual misconduct in past lives

Well, general Buddhism appears to not say this. For example: Let's be more precise on what general Buddhism is, those general Buddhist authors (even including the world's most renowned monks from ancient to modern time) are entitled to their opinions. But that doesn't prove anything about the posit...
by santa100
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Monks and following rules
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: Monks and following rules

Is any of this a big deal? My mind tends to gravitate towards criticism, so I was really caught up on the fact that I saw him eating after noon time, which bothered me. However, I wonder if I'm just being too strict/anal about rules, etc. I'm curious to have some input about how I should better rel...
by santa100
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Born female due to sexual misconduct in past lives
Replies: 13
Views: 550

Re: Born female due to sexual misconduct in past lives

However, today I read Thig 15.1, which appears to at least infer being born female is due to sexual misconduct in past lives. I don't see any inference there. Notice her evil kamma from a previous life was: "Assailed the virtue of my neighbours’ wives", and so kamma will dictate subsequent rebirths...
by santa100
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?
Replies: 96
Views: 1960

Re: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?

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by santa100
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?
Replies: 96
Views: 1960

Re: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?

Liberation doesn't discriminate skin color, nor does ignorance.
by santa100
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: What really are the five factors of Nama ?
Replies: 14
Views: 335

Re: What really are the five factors of Nama ?

Ven. Yuttadhammo's explanation here
by santa100
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: What really are the five factors of Nama ?
Replies: 14
Views: 335

Re: What really are the five factors of Nama ?

As a side note: isn’t this recipe for “form” an indication of what we have in ”rupa” jhana? (Pushing my own philosophy here :)) I think what rupa jhana means is that one relies on a "form" object for their meditation objects, like some kasinas or the breaths or the body, etc.; as opposed to arupa j...
by santa100
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: What really are the five factors of Nama ?
Replies: 14
Views: 335

Re: What really are the five factors of Nama ?

So Vinnana/Citta/Mano does not seem like a part of NamaRupa. Then what is it? It's what conditions Nama. Ven. Bodhi's note in "Connected Discourses": It should be noted that in the Nikāyas, nāmarūpa does not include consciousness (viññāṇa). Consciousness is its condition, and the two are mutually d...