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by Zom
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Results of past karma
Replies: 56
Views: 1781

Re: Results of past karma

So let me guess, the kamma that enable you to join and discuss on DW is simply because you have a hand and some fingers. Why do you think kamma must play some role here? I join DW just because I want to do it now. And ye, my eyes and fingers, as well as my laptop, helps to do that 8-) This little b...
by Zom
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha teach about mindfulness of your action?
Replies: 11
Views: 379

Re: Did Buddha teach about mindfulness of your action?

For instance, many animals are killed because we eat them. If we do not eat meat or consume less many living will be saved. Poor argument. First, you can't save anyone if his kamma is short life. Ok, it won't be eaten here, but it will be eaten somewhere esle. Second, if you want to decrease meat p...
by Zom
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Results of past karma
Replies: 56
Views: 1781

Re: Results of past karma

So why did that bright student flunk the exam? Some unknown mysterious force?
Simply because he didn't know the answer, that's why. That was the real reason behind it - and not some mysterious force aka kamma .)
by Zom
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Results of past karma
Replies: 56
Views: 1781

Re: Results of past karma

Is it true that most of the things we experience now is the result of past karma? If so, do these results only manifest as outward events (such as illness, accident, winning lottery, etc.)? Or do they also manifest as our subjective experiences like anger, sadness, etc.? Kamma is a long-term proces...
by Zom
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Noble Eightfold Path is only for monks not for the household!!
Replies: 86
Views: 2487

Re: Noble Eightfold Path is only for monks not for the household!!

MN 117' "2 kinds of views" is a fake, forget it. The Right View factor itself is a complex one and includes many things. See MN 9 for example, which is all about Right View. And its all Right View. So, to start practising one must have at least a portion of it. Say, 50%. Then, grudally, by wisdom an...
by Zom
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Interview: Monk Sits 24 Hours
Replies: 10
Views: 661

Re: Interview: Monk Sits 24 Hours

I've heard such claims dozens of times. Yet no one is able to actually show it.
by Zom
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Skeptical of Samsara
Replies: 34
Views: 1082

Re: Skeptical of Samsara

There is no proof for Samsara - to me it is quite plainly ancient religious mythology - so why practice Buddhism? Why do you personally believe in it? There are some hints and clues, strictly these are not proofs, but these hardly can be explained somehow without rebirth mechanism. These are hundre...
by Zom
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Interview: Monk Sits 24 Hours
Replies: 10
Views: 661

Re: Interview: Monk Sits 24 Hours

Yes, no getting up, eating or toilet.
This all is really interesting, however, interviewer didn't see him meditating 24 hours in a row. And of course there is no video record either 8-)
by Zom
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A rare 2,000-year-old scroll about the early years of Buddhism is made public
Replies: 7
Views: 372

Re: A rare 2,000-year-old scroll about the early years of Buddhism is made public

Do I understand correctly that the story about meeting Buddha-Shakyamuni-to-be with the Buddha Dipankara is mentioned in this ancient manuscript? If so, it would mean this story is very old. The story is not there. Scroll is rather short and just mentions 15 buddhas. Scroll was written ~ in this pe...
by Zom
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A rare 2,000-year-old scroll about the early years of Buddhism is made public
Replies: 7
Views: 372

Re: A rare 2,000-year-old scroll about the early years of Buddhism is made public

This is a unique item because it is very old compared to similar manuscripts and, as such, it does bring us, historically speaking, relatively close to the lifetime of the Buddha,”
relatively... 500 years from the Buddha.
Too bad the scroll contains late concocted doctrine and not original Dhamma.
by Zom
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Admirable friendship vs. ordinary friendship
Replies: 14
Views: 796

Re: Admirable friendship vs. ordinary friendship

In the same manner, one loses almost all (if not all) of one's religious/spiritual friends if one doesn't continue to follow the religious/spiritual path they do. That's understandable, but in my case I shared a number of different interests with friends apart from drinking ) And still - drinking w...
by Zom
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Dhamma books lost in India during foreign invasion?
Replies: 3
Views: 449

Re: Dhamma books lost in India during foreign invasion?

however those books and knowledge can be retrieved
All those books were mostly wrong dhamma.
by Zom
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Admirable friendship vs. ordinary friendship
Replies: 14
Views: 796

Re: Admirable friendship vs. ordinary friendship

"Ordinary" friendship may potentially do that do, but there's also a whole lot of other less "admirable" reasons people might be friends.
Long time ago, when I stopped drinking, I lost almost all my friends... :D
by Zom
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which specific process determines where consciousness will alight?
Replies: 14
Views: 471

Re: Which specific process determines where consciousness will alight?

I've read that kamma influences where will the "seed" of consciousness grow. But what does this mean, exactly? This was said in regard to rebirth - Kamma is the field, consciousness the seed, and craving the moisture. I understand it this way - because of craving mind stream reproduces itself, howe...
by Zom
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Emotional intimacy only for couples? Why is it not needed?
Replies: 25
Views: 1808

Re: Emotional intimacy only for couples? Why is it not needed?

1. In every situation we are in, we suffer. Single people like me suffer. Married people suffer as well. Even Monks and nuns suffer. The grass seems greener on the other side, but is that so? How would I know? Greener on that side taken by married - otherwise 95% of nuns and monks wouldn't disrobe ...