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by Zom
Tue May 19, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: What exactly the status of the Sotapanna?
Replies: 6
Views: 490

Re: What exactly the status of the Sotapanna?

2. Eliminated the doubt here means with absolute certainty one knows the path to cessation . 3. Free from observing precepts that led to non path . In the suttas doubt is explained as doubt about what dhammas (mental states) are good and what are bad (wholesome/unwholesome). Stream-winner doesn't h...
by Zom
Sat May 16, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: devas visited indian people ancient time but not now?
Replies: 49
Views: 2635

Re: devas visited indian people ancient time but not now?

ancient time in india both in hindu as well as buddhist tradition, devas visited them to tell even small matter but now no one sees them nor deva appear before them voluntierly. why is this ? They never did. If you read suttas very carefully, you will see that only those who had Divine Eye could se...
by Zom
Mon May 11, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: masturbation what's wrong?
Replies: 555
Views: 142916

Re: masturbation what's wrong?

:D
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by Zom
Mon May 11, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Reason for visiing the monastery. East vs West
Replies: 18
Views: 1098

Re: Reason for visiing the monastery. East vs West

And Ajaan Uthai’s response was, “What do you mean *straight to the top?*
Buddha didn't teach to start with meditation. So yes, that ajahn was right.
by Zom
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: who don't want to be known as a good person
Replies: 33
Views: 688

Re: who don't want to be known as a good person

I'd say in a "money making" part of society. Not everywhere.
by Zom
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: who don't want to be known as a good person
Replies: 33
Views: 688

Re: who don't want to be known as a good person

i barely recall reading a particular sutta about a person of integrity being one who does not want others to know they are a good person it's not the same as another one of a similar theme Ye, very good sutta. There's also a similar passage in ancient Suttanipata part (4.3): When a person, without ...
by Zom
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How many of you really tried to attain jhana?
Replies: 69
Views: 2511

Re: How many of you really tried to attain jhana?

post quites and commentries and debate of jhana.
This is because they don't attain it -)
by Zom
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bahiya sutras - what's the significance?
Replies: 38
Views: 1677

Re: Bahiya sutras - what's the significance?

So you are claiming that present life practice is independent of former lives?
Some things in this present life are caused by past life kamma - some, not all, and certainly not fruits of spiritual life. Thinking otherwise is deterministic view, critisized by the Buddha.
by Zom
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bahiya sutras - what's the significance?
Replies: 38
Views: 1677

Re: Bahiya sutras - what's the significance?

I mean this is not kammic merit from some previous life deeds as late commentaries like to explain in such cases. This is not kamma at all. This is the direct result of present life efforts, intention, and practice. Someone with [real] jhana and right understanding can easily achieve non-returning o...
by Zom
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bahiya sutras - what's the significance?
Replies: 38
Views: 1677

Re: Bahiya sutras - what's the significance?

That points at the fact that there might be occasions when the mere understanding of a practice instruction is sufficient to entail the result of that practice. Great merit, indeed. This is not merit. This is jhanic practice. Bahiya was an ascetic, he had jhana, powerful and clean mind because of t...
by Zom
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Is MN 117 fake Dhamma?
Replies: 45
Views: 1950

Re: Is MN 117 fake Dhamma?

In comparing the Pali version with it parallels, the distinction between two types of right view is missing. This lends support to the idea that the distinction between the two is a later development. Yes, MN 117 was modified, while Tibetan and Chinese versions are original. The very idea of 2 view...
by Zom
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does one arrive at right view ?
Replies: 24
Views: 940

Re: How does one arrive at right view ?

So mundane right-view is just the beginning. Without it, no one will be inclined to renounce sensual pleasures or to strive hard on the path to attain concentration and insight. According to suttas, there is no need to renounce sensual pleasures and attain jhanas to become a stream-winner. All sutt...
by Zom
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Impermanence of conciousness
Replies: 28
Views: 1195

Re: Impermanence of conciousness

How, exactly? What is it specifically about jhanic states that enables awareness of the impermanence of consciousness? Superhuman (uttarimanussa) vision, obviously. Just normal ordinary observation is unable to see deep enough, no matter how hard you try. With consciousness things are even more int...
by Zom
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Impermanence of conciousness
Replies: 28
Views: 1195

Re: Impermanence of conciousness

I can see how one can be aware of the arising and passing of thoughts, sensations, sound etc but how is one aware of the impermanence of conciousness?
Jhanas needed.