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by whynotme
Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Monotheistic religions are the productions of Mara (Devil)
Replies: 32
Views: 2801

Monotheistic religions are the productions of Mara (Devil)

This is my theory, so enjoy it yourself. I did a quick google, but, it seems that no one know this fact, as people were blinded by Mara for too long (2500 years). The purpose of this is to warn people about the danger of phenomena that they maybe don't understand. I - Short version In the Cakkavatti...
by whynotme
Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Past Buddhas and Earth
Replies: 10
Views: 903

Re: Past Buddhas and Earth

possibly even a different big bang.. Thanks. My understanding is that a kappa is the time between big bangs, so all four arose in this universe? According to canonical Nikaya, there are three kind of eons, where the world is destructed. At first the world is destructed by fire After 7 times that th...
by whynotme
Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why we pay homage to Buddha?
Replies: 41
Views: 3624

Re: Why we pay homage to Buddha?

I just wonder why we pay homage to Buddha. I agree what Buddha thought was very profound even though I still have no idea what it is. But what he taught was some thing natural like say discovering splitting the atom. We do not pay homage to Albert Einstein. Then why we pay homage to Buddha? If Eins...
by whynotme
Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is good always win?
Replies: 12
Views: 1140

Re: Is good always win?

The good side lost because they did bad kamma in the past, while the winner side did good kamma in the past that leaded them to the pleasure of winning. Or they won because of good/bad/neutral kamma done in the present. Winning a war is more dependent on kamma done in the present (how you prepare t...
by whynotme
Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why is Mindfulness So Difficult ??
Replies: 19
Views: 2403

Re: Why is Mindfulness So Difficult ??

Another explanation is that it is not difficult or easy, but made so by the ingrained habits of the mind. Remember the Buddha despairing because of all his wasted effort until he remembered easily falling into a jhana as a child? After that he got on the right path. Look at people diving into a poo...
by whynotme
Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is good always win?
Replies: 12
Views: 1140

Re: Is good always win?

Yes, good always win There is a sutta, wherein the Buddha said any good action leads to good result, and bad action leads to bad result, there is no grey. But if you think good always win with your own eye then you are wrong. E.g lets say there is a war, the winner win by a vicious manner over the g...
by whynotme
Tue May 17, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Buddha did not say that the world is round?
Replies: 197
Views: 12383

Re: Why Buddha did not say that the world is round?

Sorry, Digity, I don't get it, why would people before Buddha's time (during his past lives) know that the world was round and about electricity? If the Buddha lived countless lives then he was a human before and maybe he was a human on another planet, maybe during a completely different world cycl...
by whynotme
Tue May 17, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Incorrect things in Nikaya?
Replies: 8
Views: 636

Re: Incorrect things in Nikaya?

Another inaccurate thing in the Mahàparinibbàna sutta is that, before the Buddha's death, there was a monk stand in front of him, and the Buddha told him to step aside because he prevented the devas to see the Buddha. It seems the detail is added to the suttas by someone without the divine eye, beca...
by whynotme
Tue May 17, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Incorrect things in Nikaya?
Replies: 8
Views: 636

Re: Incorrect things in Nikaya?

The food was not poisoned, and it did not cause the Buddha's death. Since he was Omniscient he knew that the food would make him sick, nevertheless he ate it. He was invited for the meal, so he ate. To refuse to eat would have deprived Cunda of incomparable merit Afterwards, he told Ānanda to infor...
by whynotme
Tue May 17, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Consciousness and Impermanence
Replies: 13
Views: 1191

Re: Consciousness and Impermanence

Personal opinions are fine but aren't personal attacks a breach of the TOS? What? I saw your questions as empty and vague and I said it, that not personal attacks. It is similar to your statement "That is just your opinion" Of course that is my opinion, well, how can I respond to that? If you consi...
by whynotme
Tue May 17, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Incorrect things in Nikaya?
Replies: 8
Views: 636

Incorrect things in Nikaya?

As many knew, nikaya is not original but is collected in a span of time, so there may be fault or inaccurate things in them. Some details are illogical, and are evidently added wrongly. If you can spot any, share it here: One of the detail is that before death, the Buddha ate poisoned food and was s...
by whynotme
Tue May 17, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Consciousness and Impermanence
Replies: 13
Views: 1191

Re: Consciousness and Impermanence

How many thoughts can you be conscious of at the same time? How is it that you cannot be conscious of 2 thoughts at the same time? Does that mean that each thought that you are conscious of is a different conscious moment? Why do you get your attention on the matter? What is your skill level? If yo...
by whynotme
Tue May 17, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Consciousness and Impermanence
Replies: 13
Views: 1191

Re: Consciousness and Impermanence

How many thoughts can you be conscious of at the same time? How is it that you cannot be conscious of 2 thoughts at the same time? Does that mean that each thought that you are conscious of is a different conscious moment? Why do you get your attention on the matter? What is your skill level? If yo...
by whynotme
Sun May 15, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Consciousness and Impermanence
Replies: 13
Views: 1191

Re: Consciousness and Impermanence

Say I turn my head from looking at a blue wall and look at a white ceiling. Is this an example of consciousness being impermanent since the experience of seeing blue ceased? It is hard to say so, especially to ordinary people, because consciousness presents in both cases. The most clearly evidence ...
by whynotme
Sun May 15, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Buddha did not say that the world is round?
Replies: 197
Views: 12383

Re: Why Buddha did not say that the world is round?

This great Earth, Ānanda, stands in the water, the water stands in the atmosphere, the atmosphere stands in space. There comes a time, Ānanda, when great winds blow, with the great winds blowing, the waters move, the waters having moved, the Earth moves. This is the first reason, the first cause fo...